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Spiked Crawler
Spiked Crawler
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Spiked Crawler
Spiked Crawler
Type Emblem Heartless Heartless Emblem
Japanese Spike Crawler
Kana/Kanji スパイククローラー
Romaji Supaiku Kurōrā
German Gezackter Kriecher
Games Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
Morning Star
Scorching Sphere

Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days

Sharp spikes cover these large Heartless. Though they are impervious during their spin attack, you can slow their onslaught with a block, bringing them to an eventual halt. Alternatively, Thunder magic will stop them with a single blast.
Hearts Lvl
46 21
HP EXP Def Stun
x4.40 x5.73 x3.00
Mission Lvl Rewards
82 51
Fire Bliz. Thndr. Aero
x0.44 x0.49 x0.32 x0.54
Ignt. Frze. Jolt Toss
x0.05 x0.49 x0.05 x0



The Spiked Crawler is an Emblem Heartless that can be found exclusively as a boss in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days.

Physical Appearance

A Spiked Crawler has a black, spherical head with two beady, yellow eyes on it. It wears a conical, black helmet with an angular antenna attached to its tip and a silver brim. The majority of its body is encased in a spherical suit of armor with eight conical, black spikes spaced evenly over its surface. This armor is primarily colored in shades of blue and white, with some red decorations on it.

Its thin arms jut out of circular openings in the armor on either of its sides. Its spindly legs share a large, circular opening at the bottom of the armor, and the tips of its feet point upward. The Spiked Crawler has two Heartless emblems, on its front and another on its back, both of which are placed in the middle of a yellow ring.


  • The Spiked Crawler spins all over the area, damaging the character if hit.
  • The Spiked Crawler leaps high into the air above a character and slams down hard, creating a small shockwave as well.

The Spiked Crawler has an extremely high defense, which means it will take a long time to kill. When it starts spinning, immediately bombard it with Thunder Magic. When it hits, the spinning will stop and the Heartless will then be able to take damage, so start hitting it at this point. Beware when it puts its arms at its sides; this hints that it is about to jump high above and attempt to crush you, so make sure to escape quickly with Glide or Dodge Roll.

Using Thunder Magic after the spin can also take a toll on its health. If you are in Story Mode, Xion will finish off the Heartless halfway through the battle, but no items or munny will be dropped. The full battle can only be done in Mission Mode.


The Spiked Crawler's name refers to the prominent spikes on its body, and the fact that its normal method of movement when not spinning is a slow crawl.

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