Affiliation Neutral
Locations Nightmare Frontier
Drops Thick Coldblood (6) Thick Coldblood (6) x1 [2%],
Thick Coldblood (5) x1 [8%],
Thick Coldblood (4) x1 [10%]
Blood Echoes
Physical DEF icon 98 Bolt icon 60
VS Blunt icon 113 Fire icon 100
VS Thrust icon 15 Slow Poison RES icon 999
Blood DEF icon 75 Rapid Poison RES icon 90
Arcane (DEF) icon 100

The Crawler is an enemy in Bloodborne.


The Crawler is an mollusk-like enemy with a slick looking body and large spines along its back. It is exclusively found in the poisonous pools of the Nightmare Frontier.

The larger versions are able to rear up (showing what appears to be several Messengers fused within its abdomen) to attack the player, releasing poisonous fumes that inflict Rapid Poison, while the smaller ones (which have anything attached to their underbelly) excrete a yellow mucus that also inflicts rapid poison.

They are denizens of the Nightmare, thus explaining their gray blood. They are not Kin, despite their alien appearance.



Crawlers are very slow and vulnerable to thrusting attacks, but if the player get too close to them, they suddenly spring into action, flailing their tentacles madly and spewing poisonous fumes. They aren't particularly dangerous when alone, but coupled with the thick poisonous pools they are found in and the Giant Lost Child enemies around them it can be hard to avoid their attacks. Lure them onto dry land if possible to avoid the poison damage from the pools.


  • Despite being weak Bolt and very weak to Thrust damage, the Crawlers are not Kin.
  • One of the very few enemies that induce Rapid Poison.


  • The larger ones appear to have dead Messengers in its body. An aspect which is interesting as dead Messengers are also part of two other beings in-game: the Winter Lantern and the Brain of Mensis.


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