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|sentience=Sentient<ref name="COSG">''[[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)]]''</ref>
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|class=XXX<ref name="FANT">''[[Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (real)]]''</ref>
 
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The '''Fire Crab''' is a large, turtle-like [[crab]] [[Creature|creature]] native to the island of [[Fiji]]. It has six legs, and a heavily [[File:Pottermore_Fire_Crab.jpg|thumb|Fire Crab at The Magical Menagerie on Pottermore]] jewelled shell, with different colours. It is able to defend itself by shooting flames from its rear end when it is attacked. 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. [[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.
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The '''Fire Crab''' is a large, turtle-like [[crab]] [[Creature|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 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>.
   
 
Different fire crab variants exist, which can be identfied 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 identfied 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.
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[[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>
   
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
==Behind the scenes==
 
*Despite being a protected species, fire crabs appear as enemies that can be killed in many [[Harry Potter (video game series)|''Harry Potter'' video games]]. Therefore, their role as such is likely not canon.
 
*Despite being a protected species, fire crabs appear as enemies that can be killed in many [[Harry Potter (video game series)|''Harry Potter'' video games]]. Therefore, their role as such is likely not canon.
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)|''Philosopher's Stone'']] and [[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)|''Chamber of Secrets'']] GBA and PC video games based on the series, the player must hit a fire crab with [[Tickling Charm|Rictusempra]] to knock it over, then cast [[Knockback Jinx|Flipendo]] to push it into a pit. It will then either cease its attacks on you<ref>GBA version</ref> or be unable to attack you.<ref>PC version</ref> In the PC versions Fire Crabs can be encountered in the [[Forbidden Forest]], [[Severing Charm|Diffindo]] challenge or in certain areas of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]].
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*In the [[Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (video game)|''Philosopher's Stone'']] and [[Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (video game)|''Chamber of Secrets'']] GBA and PC video games based on the series, the player must hit a fire crab with ''[[Tickling Charm|Rictusempra]]'' to knock it over, then cast ''[[Knockback Jinx|Flipendo]]'' to push it into a pit. It will then either cease its attacks on you<ref>GBA version</ref> or be unable to attack you.<ref>PC version</ref> In the PC versions Fire Crabs can be encountered in the [[Forbidden Forest]], [[Severing Charm|Diffindo]] challenge or in certain areas of [[Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry]].
*In the [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)|''Prisoner of Azkaban'']] game, it can be knocked over with Rictusempra and pushed with Rictusempra.
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*In the [[Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (video game)|''Prisoner of Azkaban'']] game, it can be knocked over with ''Rictusempra'' and pushed with ''Rictusempra''.
 
*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.
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*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]].
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*Although in the video games their shells are multi-coloured, the Fire Crab that appears on ''[[Pottermore]]'' has clear jewels in its shell.
   
 
==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 00:30, October 11, 2012

Pottermore Fire Crab
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]

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].

Different fire crab variants exist, which can be identfied 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 scenes

Fire crab
The first try to create a Fire Crab appears in the left corner of this scene in Philosopher's Stone for PC
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  • In the PC version of 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 Stupefy. They also appear in 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.

See also

Appearances

Picture 9
Fire Crab

Notes and references


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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