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Bomberman Quest

Kani Bubbler[1] (カニバブラー, Kani Baburā), also known as Krabbler, is an enemy in the Bomberman series.

Bomberman Quest[]

Krabbler is found in the Beach Zone. It remains stationary, executing its attacks from the top of the screen. Occasionally, it will throw one of its claws at Bomberman. Its claws can reach any distance, and will return to Krabbler shortly after having reached their destination. Krabbler can also blow three big bubbles, which travel downward briefly before splitting into smaller pairs of bubbles. The smaller bubbles move in straight lines toward Bomberman, but will disappear if they collide with a wall. Krabbler, its claws, and its bubbles will harm Bomberman on collision.

If Bomberman stands near the entrance to Krabbler's area, he can throw Right Bombs with the Power Glove and damage the enemy, all while being able to safely retreat into the small entrance when Krabbler attacks. Krabbler has 6 HP and yields the Aqua Bomb upon its defeat.[2]

Bomberman Hero[]

They are found in the Blue Cave and Hole Lake. In this game, they are called Obakani and there are two versions; the small ones are just simple enemies, and a larger version acts as the guardian of the exit of the Hole Lake level. The smaller version take 1 hit to defeat and yields a score of 100 points.

Pocket Bomberman[]

Kani Bubbler appears as the boss of the Ocean World.[1] It moves horizontally between three different positions while sidestepping. It may move quickly or slowly. When it is in the center of the screen, it can slowly move up or down between three positions. It will harm Bomberman on contact.

Kani Bubbler also has three other attacks.

  • It can throw bubbles on both of its sides, which arc upward and fall, disappearing on contact with the lowest floor.
  • It may also fire four bullets, one in each diagonal direction, which disappear upon collision with walls or bombs.
  • Its final attack is the release of two starfish, one from each side, which circle around the edges of the room, eventually disappearing. They can also be destroyed by explosions. All of Kani Bubbler's attacks will harm Bomberman on contact.

Each time Kani Bubbler is harmed, it will return to its middle position at the top of the screen and execute one of its attacks at random. Each consecutive time it is damaged, Kani Bubbler will remain at the top and execute a greater number of random attacks. It takes 7 hits to defeat and yields the second Power Stone.

Bomberman Tournament[]

Kani Bubbler is found in the Beach Zone. It moves slowly in a horizontal line, pursuing Bomberman. When it gets close, it will hop vertically toward him. It takes 1 hit to defeat, and could potentially drop Gold or Small Medicine. However, because Kani Bubbler appears in the sea, it can only be defeated with an Aqua Bomb.[3]


  • "Krabbler", its name from the English version of Bomberman Quest, is a portmanteau of the words "crab" and "bubbler".



  1. 1.0 1.1 Pocket Bomberman U.S. manual, pg. 11
  2. Bomberman Quest Official Guidebook, pg. 65
  3. Bomberman Story Official Guidebook, pg. 38