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UPGRADED to a King Crab!
Use your powerful arms to smack your prey!

Not to be confused with the Crab.

The King Crab is the 15th ocean animal in Mope.io, and is theequivalent of the T-REX, The BigFoot, Yeti, Snowman, Dragon, Phoenix, Kraken and Pterodactyl.

Technical

Appearance

The King Crab has a reddish shell and a red-orange body. Its pincers, legs, and spikes are also reddish, some of them are a darker shade.

Strategy

If you want some free food, go after an Octopus or some other low level animal. Use your ability which will weaken it greatly. Then, enjoy your meal. If you want to get great amounts of XP, hunt for Blue Whales or Killer Whales. Your Arm Smash deals a ton of damage, making your prey easy to kill. Also, you can try dominating a lake for easy XP. Another way to get easy XP is to observe two apexes fighting, and when one is at low health (about 1/8 of full hp), arm smash it to get the kill and around 500K XP.

Never go onto the land unless absolutely necessary. You are extremely slow on land, and other high-tier animals such as the Dragon, T-REX or Elephant can easily harass you. Particularly beware of T-Rexes, as they can drag you onto land and deny sources of water, as well as causing high damage. Elephants are also more of a hazard, being able to knock you back with their ability which has a fast reload. The Arm smash can delay these animals, but it's best to stay in your element altogether. If worst comes to worst, find a water spot or lake to hide in, using your arm smash to prevent them from doing any further damage. When fighting a Dragon, arm smash it and tailbite it. Make sure to dodge the Dragon's fire by diving. Then, arm smash it and tailbite it again. Repeat this until it is dead. If it is winning, dive and retreat. If it is losing and running away, chase after it and arm smash it until it is dead.

In general when against a T-REX, try to fight it in water, as it is a lot faster than you at land. If you are at land, run away from the T-REX and all other animals in the apex tier. However, if you are at water, arm smash the T-REX and dive. Repeat this until the T-REX is dead. If it dives, dive as well so you don't get chomped on. Since your dive time is longer, it will resurface before you and you can smash it again. If it is winning, dive and retreat. If it is losing and running away, chase after it and kill it.

When fighting a Kraken, arm smash it: your ability deals a good amount of damage. Try to guess when it will use its ability, then dive just before it uses it. Then, arm smash it and tailbite it. If you get caught in the whirlpool, turn around to face it so it can't tailbite you. When you can, use your ability. Repeat this until it is dead. If it is winning, dive and retreat. If it is losing and running away, chase after it and kill it.

Yetis or Snowmans will be disadvantaged in water, where you have a great speed and dive time advantage. Arm smash it and dive. Dodge the snowballs that the Yeti or Snowman is shooting as the snowballs stun for a very long time. When you are arm smashing it, smash it in the direction away from the Arctic and preferably the direction of the deeper oceans. If it is winning, dive and retreat. If it is losing and running away, chase after it and kill it.

Against Phoenixes, try fighting it in the ocean. Its fire tornadoes will die quickly, and it is very slow in the water. Plus, they can't dive underwater. If it tries going back to land, arm smash it away from the land and keep fighting. If it is somehow winning, dive and retreat. If it is losing and running away, chase after it and smash it to death.

When fighting a Pterodactyl, arm smash it and tailbite it. If it attempts to fly and your ability isn't fully recharged, don't bother diving. Try arm smashing it when it attempts to fly. Similar to the Yeti, lead it in the direction away from the Desert. Try to arm smash it away from the Desert and in the direction of the deeper oceans. Since Pterodactyls will freeze in water, it will be an easy win. If it is winning, dive and retreat. If it is losing and running away, chase after it and kill it. (Make sure it doesn't get into the air). 

When fighting a Bigfoot, arm smash it and tailbite it. Dodge its spear, as it will deal around the same damage as your Arm Smash if you are stabbed. Dive underwater if it tries to stab you. Then, arm smash it and tailbite it again. Repeat until it is dead. If it is winning, dive and retreat. If it is losing and running away, chase after it and kill it. 

When fighting another King Crab, arm smash it and dive so you don't get smashed. If it uses its ability, resurface and tailbite it. When your ability recharges, arm smash it again. Repeat this until your opponent is dead. If it is winning, dive and retreat. If it is losing and running away, chase after it and smash it until it loses all its health.

If you see a Black Dragon, flee if it has about full health. If it has low health or you are teaming up with other animals, this will be a great opportunity to get a Black Dragon kill. Wait until it is very low, arm smash it to kill. Don't let it go to the lava as they can heal there and try to lead it far away from the lava.

Look out for the Sea Monster because of the fact that you are most likely food for it. Try to go inside a whirlpool. Going on a hill is not very safe, as it may be able to suck you in its whirlpool. If a Sea Monster is low on health, try to arm smash it to get the kill. When its using its ability, dive underwater until you're at the Sea Monster, and resurface to kill it with the Arm Smash. If you want to avoid the Sea Monster, then go to a lake and try to get XP from there. However, if a Sea Monster comes to the lake, get out of the lake as quickly as possible. If you see a sea monster goofing on land for some reason, smash it further onto land, and kill it when it is at very low health.

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Trivia

  • It was the only animal to be added on the December 25th update without KoA teasing on it in his YouTube channel.
  • When you use your Special ability, you won’t always smash with both arms. In fact, you are more likely to Arm Smash with one arm rather than two.
  • In real life, King Crabs are not that strong and not that big.
    • When you upgrade, it says "Upgraded to King Crab!" However, if you are smashed by the King Crab, it says "A Giant Crab smashed you back!"
    • The King Crab along with the Pterodactyl and the T-REX are the only apex tier animals that have existed at some point in real life.
Animals in Mope.io


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