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Insects,(BotW)[1][2] also known as Bugs,(OoT | MM | SS)[3] and Bug Parts,(BotW)[4] are a group of Enemies, Creature, and Item found in various games throughout the The Legend of Zelda series.[name references needed] With the exception of Shadow Insects, Bugs do not have plot-relevance; their role is usually limited to sidequests.

Location and Uses

Ocarina of Time

Generic, blue beetle-like Bugs can be stored in Bottles in Ocarina of Time.[5] They can be found under small Rocks and inside Bushes or they can be purchased at the Medicine Shop for 50 Rupees. Each Bottle holds three individual Bugs which, when released, will scatter around for a few seconds, and then dig underground, never to be seen again. Their preferred breeding grounds are mounds of soft soil.[6] These seemingly insignificant Bugs benefit Link greatly while he searches for Gold Skulltulas. If Link finds a mound of soft soil to drop them on, they will burrow into the soil and in so doing may reveal a Gold Skulltula.[6][7] Since three Bugs appear every time they are released, this can be useful to increase or maintain Bug supply by releasing and re-catching Bugs in new Bottles. This trick can also be used for quick money in Ocarina of Time, as they can be sold to the Buyer for 50 Rupees per Bottle.[8]

Majora's Mask

Bugs take a similar role to their Ocarina of Time iteration in Majora's Mask. If Link releases a Bottle of Bugs near a mound of soft soil, different items such as Rupees, Arrows, and Bombs will come out. This happens everywhere that patches of soft soil are found, with the exception of the Swamp Spider House, where Gold Skulltulas are released instead, much like in Ocarina of Time.

Twilight Princess

Main article: Golden Bug

The Bugs of Twilight Princess, Golden Bugs, are found all over Hyrule. A child in Hyrule Castle Town, Agitha, fancies these Bugs and sent invitations to 24 Bugs around Hyrule for a ball. Unfortunately, it seems none have arrived, and she asks for Link's help in bringing all the Golden Bugs to Agitha's Castle.[9] She will reward Link generously upon finding and giving her the Bugs.[10] Collecting them all leads to two Wallet upgrades, each with a higher maximum Rupee capacity. The collection of Golden Bugs is an optional Sidequest and is not required for completion of the game.

There are 12 types of Golden Bugs, and a male (♂) and female (♀) of each type, for a total of 24 to bring back to Agitha for her Bug ball. Both male and female variations of a single Bug exist in the same region, relatively nearby, thus making the hunting for a pair easier.

Skyward Sword

Bugs are a collectible item found in both the The Sky and on the The Surface in Skyward Sword. At night, they can be sold to Strich, who is particularly fond of them,[11] or used to upgrade Potions at the Infusion Shop. Insects are abundant on Bug Rock in the Thunderhead. At Bug Rock, Stritch runs a mini-game called Bug Heaven during the day, which involves catching specific Bugs within a certain time limit.

Beedle owns a pet Bug called the Horned Colossus Beetle. At some point during the game, Beedle loses his Bug. Link must regain it from Stritch by completing Bug Heaven. For returning the beetle to its rightful owner, Link receives 5 Gratitude Crystals and a 50% discount on all items at the Beedle's Air Shop for the remainder of his journey.

Bugs may be caught by rolling into a wall or a tree with the Bug on it, to make it fall to the ground, though Bugs with a propensity for evasiveness are capable of avoiding capture through this method. Bugs can be stunned by using Glittering Spores, allowing Link to more easily catch these evasive Bug species. Bugs can also be caught from a greater distance by using a Bug Net, which can be purchased at Beedle's Air Shop for 50 Rupees. The upgraded version of the Bug Net, the Big Bug Net, makes it easier to catch insects.

When entering Hero Mode, the current amount of Bugs from the previous game are passed over and are available at the start.

List of Bugs

Bug
Description

A forest insect that delivers a painful sting. If you spot a hive, watch out!

Loactions
  • Faron Woods
  • Deep Woods
  • Bug Rock
Bug
Description

A common bug found throughout the world. Highly prized as an ingredient in potions.

Loactions
  • Surface
  • Sky
Bug
Description

A desert insect that will fly far to escape capture. Creep up on it to catch it.

Loactions
  • Lanayru Desert
Bug
Description

A glowing Skyloft insect that only comes out at night. Its beauty is said to calm the mind.

Loactions
  • Skyloft (at Night)
  • Sky Islands (at Night)
  • Caves
Bug
Description

A slow forest bug that is easy to catch. Roll into trees to knock it down.

Loactions
  • Skyloft
  • Faron Woods
Bug
Description

A volcano-dwelling insect often spotted in groups. It moves little and is easy to catch.

Loactions
  • Eldin Volcano
Bug
Description

A desert insect that is quick to fly away. Deemed the most difficult insect to catch.

Loactions
  • Lanayru Desert
Bug
Description

An insect native to Skyloft. It's very popular with children.

Loactions
  • Skyloft
Bug
Description

A valuable and hard-to-catch forest insect that will leap away when in danger.

Loactions
  • Faron Woods
Bug
Description

A Skyloft insect that's fairly easy to catch. Its powerful forelimbs give a painful pinch.

Loactions
  • Skyloft
Bug
Description

A desert insect that is often found in swarms. Has a face that's so ugly it's cute.

Loactions
  • Lanayru Desert
Bug
Description

A rare volcano-dwelling bug that rolls a ball of unidentified material everywhere it goes.

Loactions
  • Eldin Volcano
BugDescriptionLoactions

A forest insect that delivers a painful sting. If you spot a hive, watch out!

  • Faron Woods
  • Deep Woods
  • Bug Rock

A common bug found throughout the world. Highly prized as an ingredient in potions.

  • Surface
  • Sky

A desert insect that will fly far to escape capture. Creep up on it to catch it.

  • Lanayru Desert

A glowing Skyloft insect that only comes out at night. Its beauty is said to calm the mind.

  • Skyloft (at Night)
  • Sky Islands (at Night)
  • Caves

A slow forest bug that is easy to catch. Roll into trees to knock it down.

  • Skyloft
  • Faron Woods

A volcano-dwelling insect often spotted in groups. It moves little and is easy to catch.

  • Eldin Volcano

A desert insect that is quick to fly away. Deemed the most difficult insect to catch.

  • Lanayru Desert

An insect native to Skyloft. It's very popular with children.

  • Skyloft

A valuable and hard-to-catch forest insect that will leap away when in danger.

  • Faron Woods

A Skyloft insect that's fairly easy to catch. Its powerful forelimbs give a painful pinch.

  • Skyloft

A desert insect that is often found in swarms. Has a face that's so ugly it's cute.

  • Lanayru Desert

A rare volcano-dwelling bug that rolls a ball of unidentified material everywhere it goes.

  • Eldin Volcano

Breath of the Wild

Many Insects can be found throughout Hyrule in Breath of the Wild. They can be Cooked into Elixirs.

List of Insects

Material
Description

The powdery scales of this butterfly's wings cool the air around it. Watching it flutter around snowflakes is a thing of beauty. Cook it with monster parts for a heat-resistant elixir.

Value
Additional uses

Can make elixirs that raise heat resistance

Material
Description

A butterfly found in the woods and plains of warm regions. Its wings absorb the warmth of the sun. Cook it with monster parts to create an elixir that makes you feel warm and fuzzy.

Value
Additional uses

Can make elixirs that raise cold resistance

Material
Description

This rare butterfly only shows itself when it rains. The organs in its body produce an insulating compound. When made into an elixir, it offers electrical resistance.

Value
Additional uses

Can make elixirs that raise shock resistance

Material
Description

This rare butterfly lives in volcanic regions. Its body contains a heat-resistant liquid, which can be turned into a topical elixir that offers resistance to flames.

Value
Additional uses

Can make elixirs that raise Fire resistance
Armor upgrades

Material
Description

This dragonfly prefers the cool shade of trees to the warmth of the sun. Its wings disperse heat from its body, which can be cooked into a heat-resistant elixir.

Value
Additional uses

Can make elixirs that raise heat resistance

Material
Description

This dragonfly has a special organ that causes it to sweat profusely. Cook it with monster parts for an elixir that will raise your core temperatures so you can resist the cold.

Value
Additional uses

Can make elixirs that raise cold resistance

Material
Description

This rare dragonfly only appears in the rain. Its wings direct electricity away from its body. Cook it with monster parts for an electricity-resistant elixir.

Value
Additional uses

Can make elixirs that raise shock resistance

Material
Description

This beetle's razor-sharp horns demand that you handle it with care. Boil the horns alongside monster parts to concoct an elixir that will raise your attack power.

Value
Additional uses

Can make elixirs that raise attack power

Material
Description

This beetle's hard body resembles armor. When the shell is cooked with monster parts, the resulting elixir boosts your defense.

Value
Additional uses

Can make elixirs that raise defense

Material
Description

This valuable beetle can live up to ten years. When cooked with monster parts, its impressive vitality translates into an elixir that will greatly restore your stamina.

Value
Additional uses

Can make elixirs that restore stamina
Armor upgrades

Material
Description

A very energetic cricket. Cook it with monster parts to create a stamina-recovery elixir.

Value
Additional uses

Can make elixirs that restore stamina

Material
Description

These fireflies glow gently in the dark. When cooked with monster parts, the compound that causes it to glow results in an elixir that will allow you to move more quietly.

Value
Additional uses

Can make elixirs that raise stealth
Armor upgrades

MaterialDescriptionValueAdditional uses

The powdery scales of this butterfly's wings cool the air around it. Watching it flutter around snowflakes is a thing of beauty. Cook it with monster parts for a heat-resistant elixir.

Can make elixirs that raise heat resistance

A butterfly found in the woods and plains of warm regions. Its wings absorb the warmth of the sun. Cook it with monster parts to create an elixir that makes you feel warm and fuzzy.

Can make elixirs that raise cold resistance

This rare butterfly only shows itself when it rains. The organs in its body produce an insulating compound. When made into an elixir, it offers electrical resistance.

Can make elixirs that raise shock resistance

This rare butterfly lives in volcanic regions. Its body contains a heat-resistant liquid, which can be turned into a topical elixir that offers resistance to flames.

Can make elixirs that raise Fire resistance
Armor upgrades

This dragonfly prefers the cool shade of trees to the warmth of the sun. Its wings disperse heat from its body, which can be cooked into a heat-resistant elixir.

Can make elixirs that raise heat resistance

This dragonfly has a special organ that causes it to sweat profusely. Cook it with monster parts for an elixir that will raise your core temperatures so you can resist the cold.

Can make elixirs that raise cold resistance

This rare dragonfly only appears in the rain. Its wings direct electricity away from its body. Cook it with monster parts for an electricity-resistant elixir.

Can make elixirs that raise shock resistance

This beetle's razor-sharp horns demand that you handle it with care. Boil the horns alongside monster parts to concoct an elixir that will raise your attack power.

Can make elixirs that raise attack power

This beetle's hard body resembles armor. When the shell is cooked with monster parts, the resulting elixir boosts your defense.

Can make elixirs that raise defense

This valuable beetle can live up to ten years. When cooked with monster parts, its impressive vitality translates into an elixir that will greatly restore your stamina.

Can make elixirs that restore stamina
Armor upgrades

A very energetic cricket. Cook it with monster parts to create a stamina-recovery elixir.

Can make elixirs that restore stamina

These fireflies glow gently in the dark. When cooked with monster parts, the compound that causes it to glow results in an elixir that will allow you to move more quietly.

Can make elixirs that raise stealth
Armor upgrades

Tears of the Kingdom



List of Insects

Material
Description

The powdery scales of this butterfly's wings cool the air near it. Watching it flutter around snowflakes is a thing of beauty. Cook it with monster parts for a heat-resistance elixir.

Value
Additional uses
  • Heat Resistance
Material
Description

A butterfly found in the woods and plains of warm regions. Its wings absorb the warmth of the sun. Cook it with monster parts to create an elixir that makes you feel warm and fuzzy.

Value
Additional uses
  • Cold Resistance
Material
Description

This rare butterfly only shows itself when it rains. The organs in its body produce an insulating compound. When made into an elixir, it offers electrical resistance.

Value
Additional uses
  • Shock Resistance
Material
Description

This rare butterfly lives in volcanic regions. Its body contains a heat-resistant liquid, which can be turned into a topical elixir that offers resistance to flames.

Value
Additional uses
  • Flame Guard
Material
Description

This dragonfly prefers the cool shade of trees to the warmth of the sun. Its wings disperse heat from its body, which can be cooked into a heat-resistance elixir.

Value
Additional uses
  • Heat Resistance
Material
Description

This dragonfly has a special organ that causes it to sweat profusely. Cook it with monster parts for an elixir that will raise your core temperature so you can resist the cold.

Value
Additional uses
  • Cold Resistance
Material
Description

This rare dragonfly only appears in the rain. Its wings direct electricity away from its body. Cook it with monster parts for an electricity-resistance elixir.

Value
Additional uses
  • Shock Resistance
Material
Description

This valuable beetle can live up to 10 years. When cooked with monster parts, its impressive vitality translates into an elixir that will greatly restore your stamina.

Value
Additional uses
  • Stamina Recovery
Material
Description

This beetle's razor-sharp horns demand that you handle it with care. Boil the horns alongside monster parts to concoct an elixir that will raise your attack power.

Value
Additional uses
  • Attack Up
Material
Description

This beetle's hard body resembles armor. When the shell is cooked with monster parts, the resulting elixir boosts your defense.

Value
Additional uses
  • Defense Up
Material
Description

This firefly glows gently in the dark. When cooked with monster parts, the compound that causes it to glow results in an elixir that will allow you to move more quietly.

Value
Additional uses
  • Stealth Up
Material
Description

A multi-winged insect that lives in the Depths. It excretes luminescent elements that can be cooked into an elixir, which will add a faint glow to anyone who consumes it.

Value
Additional uses
  • Glow
Material
Description

A very energetic cricket. Cook it with monster parts to create a stamina-recovery elixir.

Value
Additional uses
  • Stamina Recovery
MaterialDescriptionValueAdditional uses

The powdery scales of this butterfly's wings cool the air near it. Watching it flutter around snowflakes is a thing of beauty. Cook it with monster parts for a heat-resistance elixir.

  • Heat Resistance

A butterfly found in the woods and plains of warm regions. Its wings absorb the warmth of the sun. Cook it with monster parts to create an elixir that makes you feel warm and fuzzy.

  • Cold Resistance

This rare butterfly only shows itself when it rains. The organs in its body produce an insulating compound. When made into an elixir, it offers electrical resistance.

  • Shock Resistance

This rare butterfly lives in volcanic regions. Its body contains a heat-resistant liquid, which can be turned into a topical elixir that offers resistance to flames.

  • Flame Guard

This dragonfly prefers the cool shade of trees to the warmth of the sun. Its wings disperse heat from its body, which can be cooked into a heat-resistance elixir.

  • Heat Resistance

This dragonfly has a special organ that causes it to sweat profusely. Cook it with monster parts for an elixir that will raise your core temperature so you can resist the cold.

  • Cold Resistance

This rare dragonfly only appears in the rain. Its wings direct electricity away from its body. Cook it with monster parts for an electricity-resistance elixir.

  • Shock Resistance

This valuable beetle can live up to 10 years. When cooked with monster parts, its impressive vitality translates into an elixir that will greatly restore your stamina.

  • Stamina Recovery

This beetle's razor-sharp horns demand that you handle it with care. Boil the horns alongside monster parts to concoct an elixir that will raise your attack power.

  • Attack Up

This beetle's hard body resembles armor. When the shell is cooked with monster parts, the resulting elixir boosts your defense.

  • Defense Up

This firefly glows gently in the dark. When cooked with monster parts, the compound that causes it to glow results in an elixir that will allow you to move more quietly.

  • Stealth Up

A multi-winged insect that lives in the Depths. It excretes luminescent elements that can be cooked into an elixir, which will add a faint glow to anyone who consumes it.

  • Glow

A very energetic cricket. Cook it with monster parts to create a stamina-recovery elixir.

  • Stamina Recovery

Varieties

Main article: Animal

Butterfly

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Butterflies first appear in Link's Awakening, and similarly in Oracle of Seasons, however Link cannot interact with them. In Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask, if one butterfly touches a Deku Stick, it will turn into either a Fairy or a Bomb. In The Minish Cap, Joy Butterflies appear as a result of certain Kinstone Fusions.

In Twilight Princess and Skyward Sword, butterflies are collectible items with different uses. In Twilight Princess, there are the ♂ and ♀ varieties of the Golden Butterflies, and in Skyward Sword, there are the Blessed Butterflies.

In Hyrule Warriors, Goddess Butterflies appear. One Goddess Butterfly appears in "The Land of Twilight" Scenario under Agitha's ownership, and is used to find the era's Gate of Souls. Goddess Butterflies also appear as an obstacle in certain Adventure Mode Maps, and can be removed by using the Goddess's Harp Item Card on them. Agitha also attacks with giant Golden Butterflies in her Parasol moveset, as well as with giant Golden Beetles.

Trivia

  • Bugs of Skyward Sword, namely the Deku Hornets and Gerudo Dragonflies, pay homage to two races that do not appear in the game.
  • The Deku Hornet is a unique breed of Bug for a number of reasons:
    • Rather than fleeing at the sight of Link, they will actively come to him, in swarms, making them the easiest Bug to catch in batches.
    • They are also the only Bug that can hurt Link (even though both the Skyloft Mantis and Sky Stag Beetle are mentioned to have powerful appendages that one should be aware of), and will attack him if he comes near their nest.
    • Deku Hornets are the only Bug that cannot be Z-Targeted. Therefore, it is unknown what Fi has to say about them.

Nomenclature

See respective pages for translations, see here for the translations of each Bug in Skyward Sword.

Names in Other Regions
LanguageNamesMeanings
Japan
Japanese
ムシ (Mushi) (OoT)[16]Same as English.
The Italian Republic
Italian
Insetto (OoT | OoT3D | MM3D)[12][13][14][15]Bug/Insect
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See Also

References

  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 66 (Series)
  2. "My little sister, Gleema, is a huge fan of insects. I know, I don't get it either." — Jana (Breath of the Wild)
  3. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 119 (OoT | MM | SS)
  4. "You can cook up an elixir by mixing a bug part and a monster part together. Elixirs can be made in pots, just like food, and with valuable ingredients, the elixir's effect will get stronger! You can also add acorns or Chickaloo tree nuts to impact your elixir with healing properties. However... I Aurie Taamu, am deathly afraid of insects and would never even think of touching them. Fortunately, there are regular meals that you can cook which will produce the same effects as elixirs." — Chef Aurie Taamu, Vol. 1 (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "You put a Bug in the bottle! You can release it by pressing C Button. This kind of insect prefers to live in small holes in the ground." — N/A (Ocarina of Time)
  6. 6.0 6.1 "They say that the small holes in the ground that you can find all over Hyrule make perfect breeding ground for bugs." — Gossip Stone (Ocarina of Time)
  7. "There are some tricks to finding them all! First of all, you'll have to hunt at night. Secondly, keep in mind that they love soft soil..." — Cursed Rich Man (Ocarina of Time)
  8. "Oh, it's a cute little Bug! I'll buy it for 50 Rupees! All sales final, OK?" — Buyer (Ocarina of Time)
  9. "I've invited the 24 golden bugs of the world to the ball, but... I don't know if they got lost on the way or what...but they're not here, that's for sure. [...] Oh, boy, if you have a bug with you now, please give it to me. The ball must begin!" — Agitha (Twilight Princess)
  10. "...You actually went bug hunting for me, didn't you? To be honest, I doubted you would... I guess some might consider me a poor-mannered princess...From now on, if you bring me insects, I'll share my happiness with you. You can keep it in this!" — Agitha (Twilight Princess)
  11. "Link, here's the plan. If you find a bug, come sell it to me. When it comes to bugs, Rupees are no object." — Strich (Skyward Sword)
  12. Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 66
  13. Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 119
  14. "Pesce - 50 rupie" — Medicine Shop (Ocarina of Time 3D, Italian localization)
  15. "Hai messo l'insetto in un'ampolla!" — N/A (Majora's Mask 3D, Italian localization)
  16. Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Shogakukan, pg. 153