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Bubble Crab, known in Japan as Bubbly Crablos (バブリー・クラブロス), is a crab-based Reploid from Mega Man X2. He was once a Maverick Hunter and served in the 6th Naval Unit along with Wheel Gator (the two had a strained working relationship and always argued, which could explain Bubble Crab's weakness against Spin Wheel). Being extremely avaricious, Bubble's only motivation in life was to amass great wealth, joining Sigma's rebellion seeing it as his big break. He was put in charge of transportation, and tasked with defending the Mavericks' deep-sea submarine base.


His room has a rising and falling tide, which can sometimes make him difficult to fight if the player is not prepared. He falls easily to the Spin Wheel, however. He also has a fairly easy to manipulate AI pattern: whenever X is above him, he will jump upwards with his claws. If the tide is high enough, it is possible to lock him into this pattern by jumping over him and back, firing as he hits the ground, then repeating the process. If done correctly, Bubble Crab may never use a different attack.


Mega Man X2 stats:

  • Height: 180cm (5'11")
  • Weight: 140kg (309 lbs)
  • Power: 6000rp
  • Speed: 4800rp

Stage enemies

Enemies in Bubble Crab's stage, the Deep-Sea Base:

Other Media

Archie Comics

Bubble Crab was cloned by Sigma during the Worlds Unite event, a crossover between Archie's Mega Man, Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic Universe, and Sonic Boom lines with Mega Man X and other Sega and Capcom properties included. He joined an army of Mavericks who joined their master in attacking the Sky Patrol before departing to claim other worlds for Sigma.

Other appearances

Bubble Crab appears in the Rockman X2 manga and in Rockman X Mega Mission.





  • His level music reappears remastered in Mega Man X5, as Tidal Whale's stage theme after the original stage theme of Tidal Whale was scrapped.
  • Strangely, Bubble Crab's crab claws are not located at the end of his arms, but rather in his shoulders that protrude upward in attack. He also has a second pair of eyes attached to stalks, much like a real crab. They do not seem to function as eyes, however, and only flash during certain attacks, suggesting that they serve to store or channel power.