Talk:Crabrawler (Pokémon)

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Trivia

It should be noted that unlike the previous crustacean Pokémon (Krabby, Corphish, Clauncher, and their evolved forms) Crabrawler is not a Water-type. -Tyler53841 (talk) 17:03, 19 August 2016 (UTC)

There's Dwebble. glikglak 17:10, 19 August 2016 (UTC)
That's because it's based on coconut crabs, which are a land species. Horo-kun (talk) 17:44, 19 August 2016 (UTC)
Shouldn't that be explained in the origin section? Latios86101 (talk) 18:12, 19 August 2016 (UTC)
That's a very specific and small category, so no.--ForceFire 04:27, 20 August 2016 (UTC)

Biology

Crabrawler is a crustacean Pokémon resembling a coconut crab. Most of its body, including its carapace, legs, and tail, is purple. The tail curls under its body and has blue joints. The ends of its legs and its powerful pincers are also blue. The claws are large and round, resembling boxing gloves, and are held defensively in front of Crabrawler's face and belly. Light yellow antennae extend from the top of its head in a shape similar to a pompadour. Its segmented underside, leg joints, and upper arms are also yellowish in coloration. One of Crawbrawler's eyes appears to have permanently bruised and droopy eyelids.


Crabrawler is a terrestrial Pokémon with a fiercely competitive spirit. Its drive to reach higher social standing also compels it to climb to higher positions in the landscape. It often scales buildings or even clings to tall people, punching those who attempt to remove it. Berries are its preferred food, and Crabrawler will gather around trees to shake loose ripe fruit with powerful punches. Its claws pack enough power to split tree trunks. Individuals fight for the right to eat the fallen Berries, and the battles can be fierce. Some Crabrawler even lose their pincers during these fights, and it is said that these claws are considered a delicacy. ~Destruction on Wings~ (talk) 19:15, 19 August 2016 (UTC)

Basis

While Crabrawler is definitely based on a coconut crab, it could also be based on the, aptly named, boxing crab, a species which uses small sea anemones to punch attackers. I just think that it could be where the boxing aspect comes from. Logo7 (talk) 13:07, 20 August 2016 (UTC)

I was thinking it drew inspiration from Rocky Balboa, specially with the eye thing. In many caricatures I saw growing up, they often did a (just generic enough not to get sued) slurred speech bronx-italian accent boxer with a lazy/blacked/swollen eye darting about doing practice punches.Yamitora1 (talk) 15:33, 20 August 2016 (UTC)
It definitely draws inspiration from real-life boxers. I was just looking for a crab species that would fit the boxing theme. Logo7 (talk) 15:35, 20 August 2016 (UTC)
Well, I know the Lybia crab, aka the Hawaiian Boxer Crab (also pom-pom crab, cheerleader crab, mosaic boxer crab among many other nicknames) also uses anemones as weapons. Hawaiian Flower: Also referred to as the Hawaiian boxer crab (Lybia edmondsoni) is endemic to the Hawaiian Islands. It’s Hawaiian name is kūmimi pua, meaning “inedible flower crab”. Yamitora1 (talk) 08:18, 25 August 2016 (UTC)
Boxer crabs, however, are an aquatic species, and the "boxer" part is kind of a misnomer as the symbiotic anemones are held out defensively rather than used to hit things. Horo-kun (talk) 08:28, 25 August 2016 (UTC)
I don't think land vs water matters much in pokemon design. Its the inspiration part that counts. Yamitora1 (talk) 08:39, 25 August 2016 (UTC)
Even that argument is rather weak, because the "boxer" connection only exists in the West. Hawaiian name aside, in Japanese they are called kinchaku-gani (キンチャクガニ, "pouch crabs"). Horo-kun (talk) 08:53, 25 August 2016 (UTC)
Just because it is a japanese franchise doesn't mean they don't/won't articulate other country's cultural idioms. Pokemon is international, that becomes truer with each gen and the fact the games are becoming more language inclusive. It isn't about "east" or "west" it is about Pokemon. Pokemon not only influences pop culture but also takes influence from it. Yamitora1 (talk) 19:45, 6 September 2016 (UTC)
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