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Be ye a sea witch? Ör just an öld cröne?


The Crabby Hermit, or Pearl, is a Mob exclusive to Don't Starve Together, introduced in Return of Them. She can be found on the Hermit Island.

Players can perform tasks to help the Crabby Hermit in exchange for Shell Bells, Honey, Lures, Adverts, the Pearl's Pearl and exclusive access to the Bottle Exchange Tab.

Brain.png Behavior[]

The Crabby Hermit goes out of the Hermit Home during the day. She roams on her island, performing various tasks, mostly fishing. She will approach and comment while the player is performing a task. She is immune to any damage.

Hermit Drying Rack.png Tasks[]

When a task is completed for the first time, the friendship with the Crabby Hermit increases by one level. Each task can be redone several times for extra Bundle of Thanks, but they will not grant extra friendship.

Beyond level 1, being in proximity to the Crabby Hermit grants access to the Bottle Exchange Tab. More recipes are unlocked at friendship level 3, 6, 8, and 9.

When friendship goes to levels 2, 4, 5 and 7, she gives the player a Bundle of Thanks. She also gives a Bundle of Thanks when a task is performed for the second time and for each of the following ones.

At level 10, if the Hermit Home is fully upgraded, she gives the Pearl's Pearl.

The color of the Crabby Hermit's speech is initially light pink. At level 4, the color changes to light magenta. At level 8, the color changes again to light purple, and players will see her as Pearl and her Hermit Home as Pearl's Place. At this point, she will also dance when a player performs the dance emote.

The tasks players can perform for the Crabby Hermit are:

An Ocean Fish is heavy if it weighs more than 70% of its maximum weight from its minimum weight. Heavy fishes produce an extra examination quote when weighed with a Pocket Scale.

Icon Bottle Exchange.png Bottle Exchange[]

Below is a table of the levels of friendship required to unlock each of the Bottle Exchange Tab items.

Item Name Level Price
Bundle of Thanks.png Shell Bell Bundle 1 Empty Bottle (DST).png
Blueprint.png Pinchin' Winch Blueprint 1 Empty Bottle (DST).png
Blueprint.png Shell Beach Turf Blueprint 1 Empty Bottle (DST).png×3
Jet Quill Float.png Jet Quill Float 3 Empty Bottle (DST).png
Crimson Quill Float.png Crimson Quill Float 3 Empty Bottle (DST).png
Azure Quill Float.png Azure Quill Float 3 Empty Bottle (DST).png
Saffron Quill Float.png Saffron Quill Float 3 Empty Bottle (DST).png
Tackle Box.png Tackle Box 3 Empty Bottle (DST).png×3
Rainy Day Lure.png Rainy Day Lure 6 Empty Bottle (DST).png×2
Snow Day Lure.png Snow Day Lure 6 Empty Bottle (DST).png×2
Stupefying Lure.png Stupefying Lure 6 Empty Bottle (DST).png×2
Heavy Weighted Lure.png Heavy Weighted Lure 6 Empty Bottle (DST).png×2
Down Quill Float.png Down Quill Float 8 Empty Bottle (DST).png×3
Malbatross Quill Float.png Malbatross Quill Float 8 Empty Bottle (DST).png×3
Fish Food.png Fish Food 8 Empty Bottle (DST).png×3
Spectackler Box.png Spectackler Box 9 Empty Bottle (DST).png×8

Bundle of Thanks.png Bundle of Thanks[]

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How... quaint.


A Bundle of Thanks is given by the Crabby Hermit to reward tasks.

Bundle of Thanks contains 3 random Shell Bells (Soprano Shell Bell.png40%, Alto Shell Bell.png40%, Baritone Shell Bell.png20%), except at level 2 where there aren't any. It also contains 1 Honey if the Flower task has been completed.

At level 2, 4, 5 and 7 the Bundle of Thanks also contains one random Lure from the following: Rainy Day Lure, Snow Day Lure, Stupefying Lure and Heavy Weighted Lure, with a 25% chance each.

Bundle of Thanks.png Shell Bell Bundle[]

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Oh swell, a bundle of shells.


Shell Bell Bundle can be obtained in exchange for 1 Empty Bottle in the Bottle Exchange Tab of the Crabby Hermit.

Shell Bell Bundle contains 4 random Shell Bells with a 40% chance for Soprano Shell Bell, a 40% chance for Alto Shell Bells and a 20% chance for Baritone Shell Bell.

Gramophone.png Quotes[]

Crabby Hermit quotes can be found here.

Placeholder.png Trivia[]

  • The Crabby Hermit and the Bundle of Thanks were introduced in the She Sells Sea Shells update.
  • Based on the gifts she gives the player, her appearance, and the update that added her, she appears to be based on Mary Anning, a fossil collector, palaeontologist and dealer who inspired the popular tongue twister "She sells seashells".

Blueprint.png Gallery[]

Gramophone.png Sounds[]

Crabby Hermit's voice.
The musical stings that sound when a new level of friendship has been achieved.