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
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Location Monster Arena Species Other information
Lake Macalania Does not appear Machina The party cannot escape.
Sensor description Scan description
Vulnerable to Lightning. Negator disables all magic and summoning. Shoots all targets with Gatling Gun. Vulnerable to lightning. Starts countdown to Mana Beam once the Negator is destroyed. Retaliates when hit by lightning magic during countdown. Restores Negator after being hit by magic four times.
HP MP Strength Magic Defense Magic Defense
16,000 (4,000) 1 25 30 100 50
Agility Accuracy Evasion Luck AP (Overkill) Gil
20 30 0 15 4,400 (6,600) 7,000
Elemental affinities
Fire Ice Lightning Water Holy
50% 50% 150% 50% 50%
Statuses and immunities
Silence Sleep Darkness Poison Petrify Slow Zombie Power Break
Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune 0 Immune Immune
Magic Break Armor Break Mental Break Threaten Death Provoke Doom Nul
0 Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune Immune 0
Shell Protect Reflect Haste Demi Regen Distill Sensor
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Scan Bribe Delay Zanmato Berserk Capture Physical Magical
0 0 0 Lv. 4 0 Immune 0 0
Common steal (75%) Rare steal (25%) Common drop (87.5%) Rare drop (12.5%)
Lunar Curtain Lunar Curtain Elixir x1Overkill: x2 Elixir x1Overkill: x2
Equipment drop (100%) Weapon abilities Armor abilities Bribe
2-4 slots, 1-3 abilities Piercing, Firestrike, Lightningstrike, Waterstrike, Icestrike, Alchemy Fire Ward, Lightning Ward, Water Ward, Ice Ward None
Abilities Ronso Rage
Gatling Gun, Assault, Mana Beam, Negator None



Tidus attacks the Crawler.

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.

Tidus's abilities are useful. Slow and Delay Attack are effective; and Cheer and Haste for the party. Rikku's Mighty Guard Overdrives can be also helpful.

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.

Other appearancesEdit

Pictlogica Final FantasyEdit


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Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit


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Final Fantasy X-2Edit

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