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"ヤド力リを つかまえた! びきこもってちゃ ?メ!" —Animal Forest e+
Hermit Crab
Hermit crab AFe
Icon no rain
Scientific Name
Coenobita cavipes
Time of Year
Time of Day
All Day
Crawling on beach
Catch Size (NL)
Rare (****)
Selling Price
200 Bells
Regional Names
IMG 5466hermitcrab
Hermit Crab in Dōbutsu no Mori e+
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Hermit Crabs, a type of crab, are a bug that can be caught in Animal Crossing series. This bug can only be caught in the Japanese exclusive Dōbutsu no Mori e+. They appear at first as a simple shell just above the beach, but when you go to pick them up they reveal their true self. If you leave them too long they will go back into their shell. It is more common during rain. They will disappear in the water if chased far enough.

It is more abundant from the month of June until September.

IMG 5469hermitcrab
Hermit Crab in its disguise, appearing just above the coral on the left.
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Further Information

In Japan, Hermit Crabs are known as yadokari (やどかり).

Species #
Animal Forest Not Present
Animal Crossing Not Present
Dōbutsu no Mori e+ Bug #44
Animal Crossing: Wild World Not Present
Animal Crossing: City Folk Not Present
Animal Crossing: New Leaf Not Present

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