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EnvironmentUnderground Mushroom
AI TypeCrabulon AI
Damage0 (passive)
40 / 64 / 80 / 100 (melee)
28 / 44 / 55 (shrooms)
Max Life1,800 / 2,880 / 4,224 / 11,088
Defense (DR)12 (20% DR)
KB Resist100%
Grants buffMushyMushy
Buff durationInfinite (while passive)
Buff tooltipIncreased defense by 10 and increased life regen by 5
Coins4 Gold Coin
Crabulon map.png
Map Icon

Crabulon Trophy.png "A crab and its mushrooms, a love story." Crabulon Trophy.png

Crabulon is a Pre-Hardmode boss. It has the appearance of a giant, grey, fungus-covered crab, with several glowing mushrooms attached to it.

Spawn[edit | edit source]

Crabulon can be spawned in a Mushroom biome by using the Decapodita Sprout.

Behavior[edit | edit source]

When spawned, Crabulon will be passive towards the player, completely still and dealing no contact damage. While Crabulon is passive, the player is granted the Mushy buff, increasing defense by 10 and life regen by 5. It will become hostile if the player attacks it or after a few seconds have passed.

Once hostile, Crabulon will begin walking around and jumping at the player, all while firing series of mushroom spore projectiles. It also starts summoning small Crab Shroom minions, which slowly float downward while drifting towards the player.

Attacks[edit | edit source]

  • Launches mushroom spores at the player, which are affected by gravity.
  • Slams its claw onto the ground, dealing damage around it. After stomping the ground, Crabulon jumps towards the player.
  • Spawns drifting Crab Shrooms as it takes damage.

In Revengeance Mode[edit | edit source]

  • Crab Shrooms drift quicker and fall faster.
  • Falling walls of evenly-spaced mushrooms are occasionally summoned above Crabulon.
  • Crabulon jumps and moves faster.

In Death Mode[edit | edit source]

  • Crabulon jumps higher and summons more Crab Shrooms.
  • Fires sprays of mushroom spores more frequently.

Summons[edit | edit source]

Image Name Condition
Crab Shroom.png Crab Shroom When Damaged

Tips[edit | edit source]

  • Staying above Crabulon can be helpful in Expert Mode, because his stomp attacks deal great amounts of damage. However, you still have to dodge the exploding mushrooms and Crab Shrooms.
  • If Crabulon is stuck and cannot get to the player, it can swim through blocks, similarly to the Mourning Wood and Everscream.
  • Summoning Crabulon in an artificial mushroom biome above ground can offer much more room for dodging than summoning Crabulon underground.

Aftermath[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Crabulon's theme is 1NF3$+@+10N, which is composed by the artist DM DOKURO.
    • If the Calamity Music addon mod is disabled and the Calamity base mod enabled, Boss 4 will play instead.
    • When 1NF3$+@+10N played through a vectorscope, portions of the song create shapes that resemble mushrooms.
    • The theme's name is read "Infestation".
  • In a previous update, Crabulon's stomp attack was able to destroy non-mushroom biome blocks.

Lore[edit | edit source]

Calamitas' legendary ocean incineration killed off countless creatures, boiling them alive or leaving them for dead in an inhospitable environment. The large but docile crabs that once roamed the ocean floor sought refuge underground; instinct guided them to the dank caves most resembling their former habitat...but it was simply not enough. The crabs perished in fields of luminescent mushrooms, their corpses becoming host to innumerable fungi. Only the barest scraps of meat remain in their parasite-ridden husks, compelled to move and feed even in death.