Ecdysis Category: General Information
Ecdysis
Unlocked at Crab Level 650

Overview

  • Ecdysis means "to molt one's shell."
  • In game terms, this means to start over a bit stronger than before.
  • The Ecdysis button is located at the bottom of the crab tab.

Normal Ecdysis

  • You will receive the DNA listed in the Ecdysis window. See this entry on DNA.
  • You will start over at 1m.
  • Your crabs will start over at level 1.
  • You will lose all of your queens and their skills.
  • You DO NOT lose any Mutations that you have unlocked.
  • You DO NOT lose any Gems that you have collected.
  • You DO NOT lose any Genes that you have implanted.
  • You DO NOT lose any King Crab progress or parts in the Land of Reptiles.
  • In other words, you start over, but with some DNA to buy more Mutations and get stronger.
  • The mutation Jade Tipped Pincers will allow you to start higher than 1m when you perform an Ecdysis - except when you first join a Tournament.

Super Ecdysis

  • For the cost of 500 pearls, you can perform a Super Ecdysis.
  • You receive the DNA listed in the Ecdysis window. See this entry on DNA.
  • You DO NOT start over at 1m. You stay where you are.
  • You DO NOT lose your crab levels, queen levels, abilities, or skills.
  • You DO NOT lose any Mutations, Genes, or Gems.
  • You DO NOT lose any King Crab progress or parts in the Land of Reptiles.
  • All of your abilities (Colossal Crab, Shadow Swarm, Smokescreen, etc) will refresh if they are currently on cooldown.
  • This is basically a "give me the DNA now and refresh my skills" button. You can continue playing. Since your abilities will be refreshed you can often go ahead and use a Golden Leech to progress higher.
  • You can immediately perform a regular Ecdysis if you want.