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Butterfly are recurring Animals in The Legend of Zelda series.[1]


Link's Awakening

In Link's Awakening, Butterflies follow Link.

The Minish Cap

Main article: Joy Butterfly

Joy Butterflies appear in The Minish Cap after Fusing Kinstone Pieces with Farore, Nayru, or Din. They can be found in Castor Wilds, the Royal Valley, and the Wind Ruins. Catching a Joy Butterfly will increase Link's speed while digging,[2] swimming,[3] or shooting Arrows,[4]

Twilight Princess

Main article: Golden Butterfly

Skyward Sword

Main article: Blessed Butterfly

Tri Force Heroes

In Tri Force Heroes, the Fabled Butterfly is a Material used for crafting the Sword Master Suit. It is the rarest Material from the Sky Realm, and can only be collected by completing all of the realm's Drablands Challenges, or won at random in the Coliseum.

The first volume of the Drablands Diary describes the author's hardships from adventuring into the Woodlands, mentioning that the sight of a delicate Butterfly gave him the determination to survive. This text alludes to the single, bright green Butterfly that is hidden in each Level of the Woodlands. However, there is no significance to finding this Butterfly.

Breath of the Wild

Tears of the Kingdom

Other Appearances

Freshly-Picked Tingle's Rosy Rupeeland

Main articles: Red Butterfly and Yellow Butterfly

Hyrule Warriors

Cadence of Hyrule

Butterflies can be found on Grass with Stairs beneath them. When the Grass are destroyed, they fly away.


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See Also


  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 66
  2. "You caught a Joy Butterfly! You can now dig faster than before." — N/A (The Minish Cap)
  3. "You caught a Joy Butterfly! You can now swim faster than before." — N/A (The Minish Cap)
  4. "You caught a Joy Butterfly! You can now shoot arrows faster than before." — N/A (The Minish Cap)