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The Crawler (Al Bhed Gunner in Japanese) is a boss from Final Fantasy X, fought at Lake Macalania. It is the third and final Al Bhed weapon used in an attempt to kidnap Yuna and is piloted by Brother.
|Final Fantasy X enemy stats|
Crawler is accompanied by a Negator, which blocks all use of magic and aeons. The Crawler counters spells with a normal physical attack, and will often use its Gatling Gun that randomly hits all party members for moderate damage.
Destroying it is easy, although it can be a double-edged sword: when it is gone Lulu will be free to use her Thunder spells, and Yuna can summon Ixion, but Crawler will be free to charge its Mana Beam, a devastating attack on the entire party. The charge can be halted with a spell, but after four castings a new Negator will be launched. Crawler needs to be hit by four magical attacks for it to deploy another Negator, and as Lulu's Fury counts as "special" damage rather than magical damage, it can be used without repercussions.
If a new Negator is launched, Crawler continues the current Mana Beam countdown and only returns to Gatling Gun the turn after using Mana Beam fails. When no Negator is present, Crawler has a 50% chance of countering anything with Assault. However, if the attack is Lightning-elemental, it will always counter. If an attack triggers both Assault and a new Negator, Assault isn't used, only the Negator is deployed.
Both Gatling Gun and Assault can be evaded.
Reflex can be used to make evading Gatling Gun and Assault easier. Especially Lulu with her high Evasion is often left unharmed by the attacks.
If the player times the summoning of an aeon, the Negator will stop Crawler from using Mana Beam and the party can have the aeon out for the fight, making it somewhat easier.
There is a way to fight the boss without using magic. It involves using Rikku to get Lightning Marble and Electro Marble from the fiends in the Thunder Plains. The marbles deal around 1,000 or 700 damage, so the party can finish the Crawler off without killing the Negator.
- Mech Defender
- Mech Guard
- Mech Gunner
- Mech Hunter
- Mech Leader
- Mech Scouter
- Assault Machina
- Guard Machina
- Killer Machina
- Machina Hunter
- Machina Leader
- Machina Panzer
- Machina Ranger
- Machina Soldier
- Machina Striker
- Pop Fry
- Scout Machina