Artwork by Yoshitaka Amano.

Crawler (クロウラー, Kurōrā?), also known as Crawl, is a recurring enemy species in the Final Fantasy series. They usually resemble either large centipedes or millipedes, varying by game. Where they are not a species of their own, they are often grouped together with arthropods or worms. They often inflict a negative status effect on targets, with attacks or special abilities, though the status effect inflicted varies wildly between games. They are usually considered to be among the lower echelon of enemies in terms of difficulty to defeat.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

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The Crawler, in its original appearance, is found in the Marsh Cave. While it attacks are not very powerful, it can inflict Paralysis on its targets with them.

Final Fantasy IV[edit | edit source]

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The Hornworm, called Crawler in the SNES, PlayStation and Game Boy Advance releases of Final Fantasy IV, resembles a millipede more than a centipede. It is found on the Underworld map, and has no notable attacks or abilities, as well as few status resistances, and can be easily dispatched by the party.

Final Fantasy VI[edit | edit source]

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In Final Fantasy VI, Crawlers are found on islands in the World of Ruin. They are similar in appearance to the crawlers of the original Final Fantasy. Attacking in groups of three to four, they can use the ability Feeler to poison targets, and when only one crawler remains, it can use Dischord to halve the level of a character.

Final Fantasy VII[edit | edit source]

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Crawlers in Final Fantasy VII are unique among crawlers, possessing no legs and resembling snakes more than centipedes. It may use Bite or its Cold Breath attack, but it is not a powerful foe, relying more on numbers or powerful allies such as the Ark Dragon than physical force. A group of them can be defeated easily with Matra Magic.

Final Fantasy IX[edit | edit source]

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Crawlers in Final Fantasy IX are strange foes, resembling a bizarre cross between a centipede, scorpion and worm. They can be found in Cleyra and Gargan Roo, and give an unusually large amount of experience points for the area they are found in. They can attack with their stomachs or claws, and may also use Drain.

Final Fantasy X[edit | edit source]

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The machina enemy Crawler (called "Al Bhed Gunner" in Japanese) in Final Fantasy X is an entirely separate enemy. It is a boss encountered at Lake Macalania, attempting to kidnap Yuna. It uses a Negator to negate magical attacks and attacks with a gatling gun and beams of energy, altering its attack patterns depending on if the Negator is active or not.

Final Fantasy XI[edit | edit source]

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The Crawler is a species of enemies in Final Fantasy XI. Resembling the crawlers of the original Final Fantasy, they also possess the ability to make silk, using it in order to slow enemies or create cocoons. They are found throughout the Mindartia continent, as well as in the Crawlers' Nest and the surrounding Rolanberry Fields in the Derfland region. Subspecies referred to as the Defoliators and the Eruca live in the Aht Urhgan region, and both are highly territorial and aggressive.

Final Fantasy XIII[edit | edit source]

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Crawlers in Final Fantasy XIII are members of the Nudibranch family, resembling reddish slugs. They are not powerful and do not have any special abilities, and can be defeated without trouble.

Final Fantasy XIII-2[edit | edit source]

Crawlers in Final Fantasy XIII-2 are found in Yaschas Massif -100 AF-, with other Crawlers or with Clematises. They become Commandos when tamed.

Final Fantasy XIV[edit | edit source]

Crawlers are the basis of a family of enemies based on the same family from Final Fantasy XI, complete with the Eruca subspecies. They were introduced in Final Fantasy XIV: Heavensward. Crawlers themselves can be found in the Answering Quarter of the Dravanian Hinterlands.

The Final Fantasy Legend[edit | edit source]

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The Crawler is an enemy and also a possible monster that the party's monster unit(s) can transform into. It can be found on the twelfth floor of the Tower.

Final Fantasy Mystic Quest[edit | edit source]

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The Live Oak enemy is called a Crawler in the Japanese version. Notably, this enemy is a plant rather than an arthropod.

Final Fantasy Dimensions[edit | edit source]

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Pictlogica Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

Crawler from Final Fantasy VI appears as an enemy in Pictlogica Final Fantasy.

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Final Fantasy All the Bravest[edit | edit source]

Want to hear the most annoying sound in the world? Listen to a crawler's Dischord.

In-game description.

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The Crawler appears in Final Fantasy All the Bravest as an enemy encountered on the South Figaro Sea. It uses Slap and drops the Beastkiller. The Crawler's profile references a joke from the film Dumb and Dumber.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Brave Exvius[edit | edit source]

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Etymology[edit | edit source]

The Crawler is one of the many enemies in the original Final Fantasy that were based on monsters from the Dungeons & Dragons series. Crawler is based on the Carrion Crawler, a monster that in Dungeons & Dragons was capable of paralyzing its prey.

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