The Crystalline Crushblat will mostly stand in an idle position, only moving when it senses Pikmin nearby. It will then slowly walk over and attempt to crush them with its crystal shell.
Because of its slow motion with its exoskeleton on, the Crystalline Crushblat is a rather easy foe to kill. It can be defeated by breaking its outer shell with Rock Pikmin or a bomb rock, and then using any Pikmin type to damage its exposed body. The only danger is approaching right next to it with its shell on, as this allows it to crush you and your Pikmin. It does even this slowly, however.
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“It's aggressive while encased in its crystal shell, but runs away quickly if that shell should be broken. That behavior seems familiar...I think I know someone on Hocotate whose personality changes depending on what they're wearing.”
The name is reminiscent of its relative, the Calcified Crushblat. "Crystalline" is in reference to its crystal shell.
Its scientific name, Cephalus caliciacta, comes from the Latin word for head, "cephalicus".
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