Abilities and Talents
- There are six Abilities that you may activate during play.
- You unlock the abilities by raising your Crab Level.
- Each ability can be levelled up, growing more powerful the higher it goes.
- If you buy new levels of an ability, the new bonus will not take effect until you activate the ability again.
- There are Genes that can make each ability more powerful in some way.
Durations and Cooldowns
- Each ability has a timed duration as well as a cooldown period before you may use it again.
- Mutations can alter both the duration and cooldown of most of the abilities.
- With the exception of Colossal Crab and Golden Leech, it is possible through mutations to increase the duration to match the cooldown period, thus making what we call a "permanent" ability.
- When we say "permanent" we just mean there is no more cooldown time. You still have to activate the ability again once it runs out.
- There is a bug/feature where if you quit the game (or it crashes) you will find none of your abilities running. Their cooldown timers will be counting down.
- Crab Level 75: Colossal Crab
- Crab Level 150: Shadow Swarm
- Crab Level 250: Smokescreen
- Crab Level 350: Queen Frenzy
- Crab Level 450: Genetic Split
- Crab Level 550: Golden Leech
- At ability level 3 you choose a Talent which further enhances the ability.
- For the cost of 50 pearls you may change the Talent during play.
Other Ways to Activate
- A yellow Butterfly may activate one of your abilities, even if they are currently on cooldown.
- The yellow butterfly will not activate an ability that is currently active.
- A butterfly-activated ability runs at 50% duration unless you have the Chrono Butterfly genes, which can extend that duration up to 100%.
- Flitter, the blue butterfly, sometimes offers Unity Burst for 75 pearls. This activates all 6 of your abilities at once, even if they are currently on cooldown. Unity Burst abilities run at full duration.
- Colossal Crab cannot be made permanent.
- Shadow Swarm: Verdant Wings Pincers for cooldown, Scythe Carapace level 190 for duration.
- Smokescreen: Scarlet Pincers for cooldown, Verdant Wings Carapace level 290 for duration.
- Queen Frenzy: Cerulean Pincers for cooldown, Scarlet Carapace level 390 for duration.
- Genetic Split: Stalagmite Pincers for cooldown, Cerulean Carapace level 490 for duration.
- Golden Leech cannot be made permanent.