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IGO Icon 2 Name IGO Icon 2
Japanese ドリルヤドカリ
Romanized Doriruyadokari
IGO Icon 2 Bestiary IGO Icon 2
Type Crustacean
Capture Level 5-10
Habitat Gattsuki Continent,
Four Seasons Island
RiceBall Debut Appearance Manga meat
Game Toriko: Gourmet Survival
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Drill Hermit Crabs are a species of hermit crab with metallic drill-like shells (hence their name) that are native to some of the waters in Megamori Island, the Gattsuki Continent and Four Seasons Island. They appear as enemies in Toriko: Gourmet Survival, Toriko: Gourmet Survival 2 and Toriko: Ultimate Survival.



A Drill Hermit Crab inside its shell.

Drill Hermit Crabs are small flat-bodied red crustaceans with several small legs and two metal claws. On their backs they wear large metal shells that resemble a pointy drill which conceal most of their bodies, especially their soft backs which are flat, light-colored and tender and attacking their exposed backs causes them severe damage. Too many hits to their shells will cause it flip open and expose their backs. They have small blue eyestalks and purple antennae which look like a mustache.


Drill Hermit Crabs live peacefully with other sea creatures such as the Pincer Fish, however they are hostile to any other non-aquatic species that enters their waters.

Powers and AbilitiesEdit

Drill Hermit Crabs can retreat inside of their shells and make it spin around at top speed then propel themselves towards their opponent to deliver a devastating blow. Their sturdy metal shells also protects them from strong attacks that their fleshy bodies would normally not be able to resist. However once their shell is removed they are easy to defeat.

As FoodEdit

Drill Hermit Crab meat is edible and can be cooked in any number of ways alongside other ingredients. Its tender back appears to be the most delicious part of its body.


Drill Hermit Crabs have several relatives or beasts that behave or have similar traits to them.

  • Beetle Drill Hermit Crabs (コガネドリルヤドカリ, Koganedoriruyadokari): Insectoid relatives of the Drill Hermit Crabs which reside warm climates. Can be found in the Summer Area of Four Seasons Island.
  • Thorn Drill Hermit Crab (トゲドリルヤドカリ, Togedoriruyadokari): A thorny-shelled and very strong variant of the Drill Hermit Crab. Can be found in the Submarine Cave of Megamori Island and the Winter Area of Four Seasons Island.
  • Mill Hermit Crab (ミルヤドカリ, Miruyadokari): A breed of Drill Hermit Crabs with shells that resemble food mills. Can be found in Grill Valley of the Gattsuki Continent and the Fall Area of Four Seasons Island.
  • Mixer Hermit Crab (ミキサーヤドカリ, Mikisāyadokari): Drill Hermit Crabs that thrive in very cold climates. Can be found in the Winter Area of Four Seasons Island.


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