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Bubble Crab

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Maverick Info
MMX2 - Bubble Crab Art 2.png
Artwork from Mega Man X2.
MMX2 - Bubble Crab Portrait.png
Stage portrait(s).
General information
Name(s):Bubble Crab, Bubbly Crablos
Title(s):Shredder of the Deep[1]
Group(s):Mavericks, Maverick Hunters (formerly)
Appearances:Mega Man X2
Game Info
Weapon(s):X2 Bubble Splash
Weakness(es):X2 Spin Wheel
Stage(s):Deep-Sea Base Stage

Bubble Crab, known as Bubbly Crablos (バブリー・クラブロス) in Japan, is a Maverick from the X era, first appearing as one of the main bosses in Mega Man X2. He is a bubble-themed Reploid based on a crab, who attacks with bubbles and spreads crab drones. He is an SA-Class Maverick who was formerly a Maverick Hunter in the 6th Naval Unit.

In the Games

Mega Man X2

Sprite from Mega Man X2.

Bubble Crab debuts in Mega Man X2 as one of the eight Mavericks on the Stage Select screen. He is a former Maverick Hunter who joined Sigma's rebellion, and serves as the boss of Deep-Sea Base Stage. He attacks with bubbles and crab drones, but his barrier can be dispelled by jumping above him to make him use his claw attack. Defeating Bubble Crab grants X the Bubble Splash. His weakness is the Spin Wheel, from Wheel Gator, which can pierce his barrier. A boss attack rematch with Bubble Crab later occurs in X-Hunter Stage 4.

Other Game Appearances

Other Media

Official Data

Mega Man X2

Shredder of the Deep
Bubble Crab
An aquatic Reploid who was in the 6th Naval Unit, the same as Wheel Gator, but they had a bad relationship and constantly bickered. A greedy Reploid, he threw away his honor for money and seeks to make a profit by joining Sigma's rebellion. His specialty is protecting his body with a durable bubble barrier. He organizes the rebel army's transportation at an underwater base.[2][3]
Height: 180 cm
Weight: 140 kg
Max Power: 6000rp
Max Speed: 4800rp

Compendium of Rockman X

MMX2 - Bubble Crab Art 2.png
Deep-Sea Base Stage Bubble Crab
Weapon: Bubble Splash Weakness: Spin Wheel
Profile: Formerly part of the 6th Naval Unit. He was never on good terms with his colleague Wheel Gator, but became a servant of Sigma anyway, seeing it as a chance to strike it rich. He is in charge of transporting Mavericks from his submarine base.
Attack: Effect:
Mini Crabs Disperses small crabs in bubbles.
Vertical Jump Attacks with his pincers if X is above his head.
Bubble Splash Shoot a bubble shot horizontally.
Mini Crab Scatter Scatters a large number of small crabs.
Bubble Barrier Surrounds his body in a bubble to avoid X's attacks.
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Mega Man X Legacy Collection Gallery

MMX2 - Bubble Crab Art 2.png Bubble Crab
An amphibious Reploid who once belonged to the 6th Naval Unit. His bitter rivalry with Wheel Gator left him with a spotty record as a Hunter. He considers himself a pragmatist, but that's only a thin justification for his shameless pursuit of personal gain. His only reason for joining Sigma was the chance to get rich.
Currently, Crab acts as leader of a transport unit that operates out of an undersea base, smuggling Mavericks to destinations around the world.

Behind the Scenes


Language Name Origin
Japanese Bubbly Crablos (バブリー・クラブロス) "Crablos" is a corruption of the word crab.
English Bubble Crab


  • Bubble Crab's affinity for bubbles is likely a reference to how real-life crabs form bubbles around their mouths when breathing air out of the water.


  1. MM25: Mega Man & Mega Man X Official Complete Works. 2013.
  2. Kodansha Manga Hyakka #24: Rockman & Rockman X Himitsu Daihyakka. April 1995.
  3. Comic BomBom Special #96: Saishinban Rockman Daihyakka. December 1994.