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Ironshell Crabs are recurring Items and Creatures in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][2]

Location and Uses

Breath of the Wild

Hyrule Compendium Entry

064 (064) Ironshell Crab
BotW Hyrule Compendium Ironshell Crab.png
This crab's shell is particularly hard. When cooked into a dish, its fat and meat bolster the body to increase your defense.
Common Locations
Necluda Sea
East Necluda
Hearts Recovered
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Cooking Effects
Defense Up

Ironshell Crabs can be found near Water, usually along beaches in Necluda. They can often be seen walking along the sand or in shallow water, or hiding under rocks. When approached, they will scurry away, but usually are not very fast and can be caught easily. Eating one raw will restore one Heart to Link's Life Gauge. They can also be roasted by a Fire to become Blackened Crabs or chilled by Ice to become Frozen Crabs. Cooking a dish with Ironshell Crabs will increase Link's defense when eaten.

Ironshell Crabs, or other crabs, are required in a Cooking Pot to make a Crab Omelet with Rice, Crab Risotto, Crab Stir-Fry, and Salt-Grilled Crab. Any snail or crab can be used to make a Seafood Skewer. They also count as seafood when making Fish Pie, Creamy Seafood Soup, Copious Fish Skewers, Glazed Seafood, Gourmet Meat and Seafood Fry, Meat and Seafood Fry, Monster Stew, Pepper Seafood, Prime Meat and Seafood Fry, Seafood Meunière, Seafood Rice Balls, and Steamed Fish.

Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
JapanJapaneseヨロイガニ (Yoroi gani) 
Taiwan, Hong Kong, MacaoChineseTR鎧甲螃蟹 (Kǎijiǎ pángxiè) 
FranceFrenchEUCrabe armo 
ItalyItalianGranchio corazzatoArmored crab
South KoreaKorean갑옷개 (Gabotgae) 
RussiaRussianЛатный краб (Latnyy krab) 
SpainSpanishEUCangrejo robusto 
Latin AmericaSpanishLACangrejo roqueño 
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See Also


  1. "Ironshell Crab
    This crab's shell is particularly hard. When cooked into a dish, its fat and meat bolster the body to increase your defense.
    " — Inventory (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Ironshell Crab
    This crab's shell is particularly hard. Its fat and meat are said to bolster the body.
    " — Spoils (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)