Tanishi (タニッシー Tanisshī), also known as Crabbot in the Mega Man 2 instruction manual for the U.S., is an enemy that appears in Bubble Man's stage and in the third section of the Wily Castle. It was originally created for seafloor exploration. With the exception of Metal Blade and Quick Boomerang, one shot is enough to defeat it in the normal difficulty on the NES version of Mega Man 2. However, in difficult mode, the player must shoot Tanishi twice; one to remove its shell and one to finish it off. A weapon that can be aimed low helps to finish it easier.
Hits data chart
Amount of shots/hits from Special Weapons it takes to destroy a Tanishi.
Note that the first shot, if multiple are required, will always remove the shell.
|Mega Man: The Wily Wars|
|Mega Buster||Rolling Cutter||Super Arm||Ice Slasher||Hyper Bomb||Fire Storm||Thunder Beam|
|Metal Blade||Air Shooter||Bubble Lead||Quick Boomerang||Crash Bomber||Time Stopper||Atomic Fire||Leaf Shield|
|Needle Cannon||Magnet Missile||Gemini Laser||Hard Knuckle||Top Spin||Search Snake||Spark Shock||Shadow Blade|
- Its name is a play of Tanishi (タニシ), a term for freshwater snails from the Viviparidae family.
|Mega Man 2|
|Eight Robot Masters|
|Metal Man • Air Man • Bubble Man • Quick Man • Crash Man • Flash Man • Heat Man • Wood Man|
|Mecha Dragon • Picopico-kun • Guts Tank • Boobeam Trap • Wily Machine 2 • Alien|
|Mega Man's Special Weapons|
|Metal Blade • Air Shooter • Bubble Lead • Quick Boomerang • Crash Bomber • Time Stopper • Atomic Fire • Leaf Shield|
|Mega Man's Support Items|
|Item-1 • Item-2 • Item-3|
|List of enemies|
|"Acid" • Anko • Batton • Big Fish • Blocky • Changkey • Changkey Maker • Copipi • Claw • Fly Boy • Goblin • Kaminari Goro • Kerog|
Kukku • M-445 • Matasaburo • Mole • Monking • Neo Metall • Petit Goblin • "Petit Kerog" • Pierrobot • Pipi • Press • Returning Sniper Joe
Robbit • Scworm • Shotman • Shrink • Sniper Armor • Springer • Tanishi • Telly
|- Mid-bosses -|
|Script • List of enemies • Damage data chart • Miscellaneous data|