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- It might be unknow, on what the name based: on Krabby, or on a Crab, but in both cases Pokemon is still refered. — ∀ЫъГѣ ∃Talk page 05:05, 4 March 2011 (UTC)
- I put that in the trivia section. I thought it referred to Krabby, because it was its signature move in Generation I, and yeah, later stuff could learn it which had nothing to do with Krabby, but hey, the same happened to Octazooka. Plus, I can't really think of any other move that references a real-life animal (except for Bug Buzz and Bug Bite, but they could be referring to the Type with the same name, and stuff like Brave Bird... and I guess bird-like Pokémon are called birds in the Pokémon universe, at least Falkner called them bird Pokémon.) So, the "Crab" part in Crabhammer's Japanese name is spelled the same as Krabby's Japanese name, and probably Japanese children associated Crabhammer with Krabby more than Crabs (because how would they know what crab means in English?), and, you know, only Krabby and its evolution could use the attack. Krisi 16:18, 26 May 2011 (UTC)
Okutank Cannon/Octazooka and Crab Hammer are not the only names to incorporate a Pokémon name. Coil/Coil Around also does so, but it is not referring to a Pokémon that can learn the move.