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The '''Fire Crab''' is a large, [[turtle]]-like [[crab]] [[creature]] native to the island of [[Fiji]].<ref name="COSG"/> It has six legs, and a heavily jewelled shell, with different colours.<ref name="COSG"/> It is able to defend itself by shooting [[Fire|flames]] from its rear end when it is attacked.<ref name="COSG"/> The Fire Crab is a protected species, and a reservation has been created to protect this species from [[Muggle]]s, who would value the jewelled shell, and [[wizards]] who use the shells as [[cauldron]]s. Fire Crabs are sold and exported as pets, but the owners require a special licence. The [[Ministry of Magic]] states that a competent wizard should be able to cope with this animal.<ref name="FANT"/> [[Fifth year]]s, for their [[Care of Magical Creatures]] [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.]], had to demonstrate how to feed and clean out a Fire Crab without sustaining serious burns.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''</ref>
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{{Quote|Fire Crabs are nasty little pests that shoot hot flame out of, well... at you.|[[Gilderoy Lockhart]] lectures on the Fire Crab.|Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)}}
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[[File:Fire-crab.png|190px|thumb|left|A Fire crab]]
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The '''Fire Crab''' is a large, [[turtle]]-like [[crab]] [[creature]] native to the island of [[Fiji]].<ref name="COSG"/> It has six legs, and a heavily jewelled shell, with different colours.<ref name="COSG"/> It is able to defend itself by shooting [[Fire|flames]] from its rear end when it is attacked.<ref name="COSG"/> The Fire Crab is a protected species, and a reservation has been created to protect this species from [[Muggle]]s, who would value the jewelled shell, and [[wizards]] who use the shells as [[cauldron]]s. Fire Crabs are sold and exported as pets, but the owners require a special licence. The [[Ministry of Magic]] states that a
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competent wizard should be able to cope with this animal.<ref name="FANT"/> [[Fifth year]]s, for their [[Care of Magical Creatures]] [[Ordinary Wizarding Level|O.W.L.]], had to demonstrate how to feed and clean out a Fire Crab without sustaining serious burns.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''</ref>
 
[[File:Pottermore Fire Crab.jpg|thumb|Fire Crab]]
 
[[File:Pottermore Fire Crab.jpg|thumb|Fire Crab]]
 
Different fire crab variants exist, which can be identified by the jewels in their shells. Noted variants include shells fitted with [[ruby|rubies]], [[sapphire]]s, and [[emerald]]s.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)]]'' - GBA version</ref>
 
Different fire crab variants exist, which can be identified by the jewels in their shells. Noted variants include shells fitted with [[ruby|rubies]], [[sapphire]]s, and [[emerald]]s.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)]]'' - GBA version</ref>
 
 
[[Rubeus Hagrid]] was somehow able to get Fire Crabs and [[Manticore]]s to mate, creating the hybrid [[Blast-Ended Skrewt]]s.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''</ref>
 
[[Rubeus Hagrid]] was somehow able to get Fire Crabs and [[Manticore]]s to mate, creating the hybrid [[Blast-Ended Skrewt]]s.<ref>''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire]]''</ref>
   
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*In the GBA version of the [[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (video game)|''Goblet of Fire'']] game, they have to be [[Aqua Eructo|splashed with water]] on their rear end.
 
*In the GBA version of the [[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (video game)|''Goblet of Fire'']] game, they have to be [[Aqua Eructo|splashed with water]] on their rear end.
 
*''[[Fire-Making Spell|Incendio]]'' can be cast at a flipped over Fire Crab in the Gamecube version of ''Chamber of Secrets'' to kill it.
 
*''[[Fire-Making Spell|Incendio]]'' can be cast at a flipped over Fire Crab in the Gamecube version of ''Chamber of Secrets'' to kill it.
[[File:Fire crab.png|thumb|322px|The first try to create a Fire Crab appears in the left corner of this scene in ''Philosopher's Stone'' for PC]]
 
 
*In the PC version of [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)|''Philosopher's Stone'']], Harry encounters a ''Fire Turtle'' in the ''Fire Seed Caves'' in the [[Forbidden Forest]]. The ''Fire Turtle'' appears to be an early version of the Fire Crab. Its look is likely due to the 'first-time creation'.
 
*In the PC version of [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)|''Philosopher's Stone'']], Harry encounters a ''Fire Turtle'' in the ''Fire Seed Caves'' in the [[Forbidden Forest]]. The ''Fire Turtle'' appears to be an early version of the Fire Crab. Its look is likely due to the 'first-time creation'.
 
*In the DS, PSP and IOS versions of ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'', fire crabs are an enemy that can't be killed, but can be stunned using ''[[Stunning Spell|Stupefy]]''. They also appear in [[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7|the following game]].
 
*In the DS, PSP and IOS versions of ''[[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4]]'', fire crabs are an enemy that can't be killed, but can be stunned using ''[[Stunning Spell|Stupefy]]''. They also appear in [[LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7|the following game]].
 
*Although in the video games their shells are multi-coloured, the Fire Crab that appears on ''[[Pottermore]]'' has clear jewels in its shell.
 
*Although in the video games their shells are multi-coloured, the Fire Crab that appears on ''[[Pottermore]]'' has clear jewels in its shell.
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[[File:Fire crab.png|thumb|180px|The first try to create a Fire Crab appears in the left corner of this scene in ''Philosopher's Stone'' for PC]]
   
 
==See also==
 
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==Appearances==
 
==Appearances==
[[File:Picture 9.png|thumb|left|Fire Crab]]
 
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)]]''
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[[File:Picture 9.png|thumb|right|Fire Crab]]
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (video game)]]'' {{Comment|GBA version only}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (video game)]]'' {{Comment|GBA version only}}
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''
 
*''[[Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix]]''

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FireCrabPottermore
Fire crab
Species information
Sentience

Sentient[1]

Eye colour

Black

Skin colour

Grey[2]

Native range

Fiji[1]

Distinction(s)

Jewelled shell, shoots flames from rear end[1]

Ministry of Magic Classification

XXX[3]

Status

Beast

"Fire Crabs are nasty little pests that shoot hot flame out of, well... at you."
Gilderoy Lockhart lectures on the Fire Crab.[src]
Fire-crab

A Fire crab

The Fire Crab is a large, turtle-like crab creature native to the island of Fiji.[1] It has six legs, and a heavily jewelled shell, with different colours.[1] It is able to defend itself by shooting flames from its rear end when it is attacked.[1] The Fire Crab is a protected species, and a reservation has been created to protect this species from Muggles, who would value the jewelled shell, and wizards who use the shells as cauldrons. Fire Crabs are sold and exported as pets, but the owners require a special licence. The Ministry of Magic states that a competent wizard should be able to cope with this animal.[3] Fifth years, for their Care of Magical Creatures O.W.L., had to demonstrate how to feed and clean out a Fire Crab without sustaining serious burns.[4]

Pottermore Fire Crab

Fire Crab

Different fire crab variants exist, which can be identified by the jewels in their shells. Noted variants include shells fitted with rubies, sapphires, and emeralds.[5] Rubeus Hagrid was somehow able to get Fire Crabs and Manticores to mate, creating the hybrid Blast-Ended Skrewts.[6]

Behind the scenesEdit

Fire crab

The first try to create a Fire Crab appears in the left corner of this scene in Philosopher's Stone for PC

See alsoEdit

AppearancesEdit

Picture 9

Fire Crab

Notes and referencesEdit


Care of Magical Creatures
The Monster Book
Professors: Silvanus Kettleburn · Rubeus Hagrid · Wilhelmina Grubbly-Plank (substitute teacher)
Textbooks: The Monster Book of Monsters · Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them
Care of Magical Creatures at Hogwarts: Hagrid's Hut · Forbidden Forest · Care of Magical Creatures classroom
Creatures studied: Hippogriffs · Flobberworms · Salamanders · Blast-Ended Skrewts · Nifflers · Unicorns · Thestrals · Bowtruckles · Crups · Fire crabs · Knarls · Kneazles · Porlocks



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