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Learn how to beat the boss Giant Crab in the game Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Remastered Edition (FFCC). This guide has all the details on Giant Crab's weaknesses and resistances, attack patterns, and what artifacts it drops.

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Giant Crab Basic Information

Resistance Ratings

Fire Blizzard Thunder Slow
1 2 3 3
Stop Gravity Holy
3 2 0

A lower number (min 0) indicates weakness to an element, while a higher number (max 3) indicates resistance to an element.

Giant Crab Boss Battle Guide

Wait for the Bubble Attack or Electric Strike to attack

The Giant Crab will alternate between moves with a close range and moves with a longer range. When it moves further away from the players, it will use its Bubble Attack or Electric Strike. This is the best change to get ini an attack, so time it well and hit hard!

Watch out for Thundara after destroying both arms

After dealing significant damage, both of its arms will eventually be destroyed. When this happens, it will start to cast Thundara, which actually has a wider range than it appears to, and lasts for some time dealing multiple hits and heavy damage to anyone caught within it.

As soon as you see the targeting ring for Thundara, move well out of its attack zone!

Its Jump does not count as an attack

After its arms have been destroyed, the Giant Crab will begin to jump around the area. It looks like you would be crushed by its huge frame, but somehow this deals no damage even if you are square in the landing zone. As soon as you see it Jump, move as close as you can to its landing spot to ready an attack.

Giant Crab Attack Phases

Giant Crab Abilities and Attack Patterns

The Giant Crab will alternate between two attacks at random, one selected from each of the two groups below. The move it chooses within each group will change as its HP decreases.

Group 1

Left Arm Strike
Right Arm Strike (after Left Arm is destroyed)
Thundara (after both arms are destroyed)
Thundaga (after both arms are destroyed, from Cycle 2 on)

Group 2

Electric Strike (only when arms are present)
Bubble Attack

Attacks change as its HP decreases

As its HP falls, the Giant Crab's arms will be destroyed and it will start to use different moves. It will start to move further away from the players, while using its Bubble Attack and Thundara, or Thundaga on later cycles, repeatedly.

Pattern changes from Cycle 2 on

Starting in Cycle 2, it will begin to use Thundaga after its arms have been destroyed. Thundaga has a huge range, about the same as the diameter of the Crystal Chalice's effect, so use this to estimate how wide of a distance to keep.

If you've suffered the effects of Slow, it will be extremely difficult to avoid, so it's best to simply stay far away from the Giant Crab and wait for the effects of Slow to wear off.

Giant Crab Rewards

Artifacts and Items Dropped

Each Boss drops a set of four Artifacts when defeated. The set of Artifacts dropped depends on the current cycle count, number of players, and the number of Bonus Points earned by the players. At high levels, non-Artifact items like rare Materials and Scrolls can also drop.

Players must earn at least the indicated number of Bonus Points for their given player count and cycle to receive a given Set.

Set 1

Cycle 1 Cycle 2 Cycle 3 Items Dropped
1P 0 - - Buckler
Dragon's Whisker
Moogle Pocket
Shuriken
2P 0 - -
3P 0 - -
4P 0 - -

Set 2

Cycle 1 Cycle 2 Cycle 3 Items Dropped
1P 95 - - Mage Masher
Maneater
Moogle Pocket
Silver Spectacles
2P 102 - -
3P 116 - -
4P 127 - -

Set 3

Cycle 1 Cycle 2 Cycle 3 Items Dropped
1P 119 0 - Buckler
Double Axe
Iron
Kris
2P 128 0 -
3P 146 0 -
4P 160 0 -

Set 4

Cycle 1 Cycle 2 Cycle 3 Items Dropped
1P 149 95 - Ice Brand
Iron
Silver Bracer
Silver Spectacles
2P 160 102 -
3P 182 116 -
4P 200 127 -

Set 5

Cycle 1 Cycle 2 Cycle 3 Items Dropped
1P - 119 0 Loaded Dice
Mage's Staff
Mythril
Wonder Bangle
2P - 128 0
3P - 146 0
4P - 160 0

Set 6

Cycle 1 Cycle 2 Cycle 3 Items Dropped
1P - 149 95 Black Hood
Flametongue
Legendary Weapon
Sasuke's Blade
2P - 160 102
3P - 182 116
4P - 200 127

Set 7

Cycle 1 Cycle 2 Cycle 3 Items Dropped
1P - - 119 Dragon's Whisker
Orichalcum
Shuriken
Silver Spectacles
2P - - 128
3P - - 146
4P - - 160

Set 8

Cycle 1 Cycle 2 Cycle 3 Items Dropped
1P - - 149 Ancient Sword
Mage Masher
Maneater
Save the Queen
2P - - 160
3P - - 182
4P - - 200

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      its a glitch for the lite version or if you have played with someone who has already done it in there game then joined yours i play on the full game on the switch solo and had to do the all the steps to unlock the unknown element

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