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Golden Bug Guide - Zelda: Twilight Princess


Golden Bug

Getting Started/Hints and Tips

Catching bugs is simple. Walk up to them and press A when prompted. Easy.

Tips:
Bugs glow a bright gold. This makes them very easy to spot at night, so it would be wise to catch the critters while you are hunting for Poes.

You will also hear a tingling sound when near a bug, so stay sharp and turn your speakers up.

The Gale Boomerang can grab a bug and bring it right to you. You wont catch it immediately, but it can be easier then hiking across a field and chasing it around for a while.

There are 24 bugs total. One of which you cant get to until extremely late in the game. So there really isn't a reason to go looking for these bugs until the time comes that you can catch the final bug... unless you need money for something.

Some bugs require certain items to reach/capture them. These items will be listed in the section below.

Bugs can move around. They don't stay in one place like most everything else. As such, I can only list a general area as to where they are. Search the area thoroughly to find your prize.

The Male and Female are normally within the same map as each other. There is only one exception: the Dragonfly.

Secret: some of the bugs have the tri-force mark on them, leading some to think they are the “Goddess bugs”... No idea, but they may facture into the story line of the next Zelda game... or it could just be a neat little easter egg the developers put in (the later seems much more likely).

Golden Bug Locations


1: Male Beetle: Hyrule Field (Faron)

Items required: none.
The Male Beetle is on a tree just south of the small eastern lake and in-between the two hills.



2: Female Beetle: Hyrule Field (Faron)

Items required: Gale Boomerang.
Just north of the western lake is a ridge. Follow the ridge of trees to the northern side. Turn and look up to see the Female Beetle on a tree. Use the Gale Boomerang to bring her down.



3: Female Pill bug: Kakariko Gorge

Items required: none.
North of the bridge, in the southwest corner of the field. She is by a tree surrounded by grass.



4: Male Pill bug: Kakariko Gorge

Items required: none.
He is just south of the Kakariko Gorge Bridge. He is much easier to find at night.



5: Male Grasshopper: Hyrule Field (Eldin)

Items required: none.
From Kakariko Village, take the north exit to Hyrule Field. Follow the winding path until you reach the open field. Right in front of you should be the Male Grasshopper on a dirt patch.



6: Female Grasshopper: Hyrule Field (Eldin)

Items required: none.
From Kakariko Village, take the north exit to Hyrule Field. Follow the winding path until you reach the open field. Travel to the northeast section of the field. She is much easier to find at night.



7: Male Phasmid: Hyrule Field (Eldin)

Items required: Gale Boomerang.
At the south end of the Eldin Bridge. He can normally be found inside the archway.



8: Female Phasmid: Hyrule Field (Eldin)

Items required: Gale Boomerang.
At the north end of the Eldin Bridge. She is normally way up high on the cliff wall to the west.



9: Male Mantis: Lake Hylia

Items required: Gale Boomerang.
This bug is at the north end of the great bridge. It is often on the inside of the archway. Use the Gale Boomerang to drag him down.



10:  Female Mantis: Lake Hylia

Items required: Gale Boomerang.
At the south end of the great bridge is a tall tree. The roots come down and shade the area. Search high on the east side of the dirt wall near the roots.



11: Male Butterfly: Hyrule Field (Lanayru)

Items required: none.
Warp to the east entrance of Castle Town, then travel south. You should see a large group of flowers. The Male Butterfly likes to float around here.



12: Female Butterfly: Hyrule Field (Lanayru)

Items required: Clawshot.
Warp to the east entrance of Castle Town, then travel north. You should see an ivy covered ledge. Clawshot to it and climb up. She is near a patch of flowers.



13: Male Dragonfly: Zora's Domain

Items required: none.
Warp Zora's domain and ride the waterfall down. Swim to the west side and walk up the ramp. He likes to hover over the grass there.



14: Female Dragonfly: Zora's River

Items required: Gale Boomerang.
Warp to Zora's River. In front of the house there is a bridge. Look just above the water on the side of the bridge. She should be there. She flies around a lot and can be hard to get without the Gale Boomerang.



15: Female Ladybug: Hyrule Field (Lanayru)

Items required: none.
From Castle Town, take the south exit. She is on the eastern path that leads to the field near some trees.



16: Male Ladybug: Hyrule Field (Lanayru)

Items required: none.
From Castle Town, take the south exit. He is on the western side of the field on a rock formation near some flowers.



17: Male Stag Beetle: Hyrule Field (Lanayru)

Items required: none.
Due east of the bridge in northern Lanayru you'll find a tree. He is under that tree.



18: Female Stag Beetle: Hyrule Field (Lanayru)

Items required: Gale Boomerang.
In the rocky section of northern Lanayru. Above a bombable west-facing cave entrance.



19: Female Ant: Kakariko Village

Items required: none.
On the west side of the village is a row of three houses. The Female Ant is in the northern most house. Just walk through the door and look around.



20: Male Ant: Kakariko Graveyard

Items required: none.
Near the back of the graveyard on a tree.



21: Female Dayfly: Gerudo Desert

Items required: none.
West of the warp point, this bug is in one of those trenches. Good luck.



23: Male Snail: Sacred Grove

Items required: Gale Boomerang.
At the southern end of the Sacred Grove (opposite where you found the master sword). Enter the alcove of wreckage from the southwest. Turn and look up over the entrance. Use the Gale Boomerang to get him down.



24: Female Snail: Temple of Time

Items required: Gale Boomerang
After entering the Temple of Time, head down the stairs and to the rooms southwest corner. She is on the wall next to the stairs.

Agitha


Agitha's Castle


Agitha

Agitha. The reason you run around Hyrule with bugs in your pocket.

Agitha's house is located in the southeast section of Castle Town. Enter Castle Town from the east and take the path down (south). Follow it until it turns west. Agitha's house is the first door on the left (north).

Agitha will give you 50 rupees for each bug you give her. If you complete a pair (you have given here the Male version, and are now giving here the Female, or vise-versa) you will receive 100 rupees for that bug. This make a total of 1800 rupees.

But wait, there's more. For the first bug you give her, she will give you the Big Wallet (which holds up to 600 rupees). If you complete her collection with all 24 bugs, she will give you the Giants Wallet (which holds up to 1000 rupees).

You have to give here the bugs one at a time... which is slow and annoying. But it lets you pick and choose how much money you receive at any one time.

Why does she want all these bugs? For a tea party of course. *cough*Aliceinwonderland*cough* She claims to be royalty... that seems unlikely though. In any case, she gives us money for catching bugs, who are we to argue? All hail the bug queen (at least until she goes broke)!



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