|Franchise||Sonic the Hedgehog|
|Occupation||Dr. Eggman's minions|
Shellcracker, or Shellcraker, is an enemy from the Sonic the Hedgehog series which first appeared in Sonic the Hedgehog 2. They are crab-based Badnik models created by Dr. Eggman which look similar to Crabmeats, although they have distinctive attack patterns.
Shellcrackers are based on red fiddler crab. They have a red and white carapace with a white abdomen, two pair of white legs and a pair of eyestalks with large yellow eyes. Shellcrackers also have two different-sized red claws. The left claw is tremendous and has three spikes adorning the upper joint, while right one is much smaller. For the original models, the left claw was connected to the Shellcrakers' body with four orbs.
The Shellcrackers' design in Sonic the Hedgehog 4 received a few changes changes. In this series, they have blue feet joints and the lower section of their claws are yellow on the outside and grey inside.
- Shellcracker share a similar design to Crabmeat, but with smaller right pincer.
- They can only be seen in Metropolis Zone.