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Bug Net
Net from A Link Between World
Other media
50 Rupees (SS)
12,500 Gold (SCII)
Use(s) Catching items
Deflecting magic
Comparable Item(s) Rabbit Net

The Net, also known as Bug-Catching Net,[1] or Bug Net,[2][3] is a recurring item in The Legend of Zelda series.

Location and Uses

A Link to the Past


In A Link to the Past, the Bug Catching Net is borrowed from a sick kid in Kakariko Village, as long as Link has at least one Bottle when he talks to him. It can be used to catch Bees and Fairies in empty Bottles. The Bug Catching Net can also be used to reflect Agahnim's magic bolts back at him.

Skyward Sword

SS Bug Net Icon.png

In Skyward Sword, the Bug Net can be purchased from Beedle's Air Shop for 50 Rupees. It can be used to catch Bugs used as ingredients for Potions. The Bug Net can also catch Fairies, Tumbleweeds, and Chirris. It is controlled similarly to the Sword by moving and aiming with the Wii MotionPlus. During the final boss battle, it can be used to temporarily distract Demise, as well as reflect his Skyward Strikes back at him.

The Bug Net can be upgraded to the Big Bug Net at the Scrap Shop, which is larger and can catch targets more easily.

Upgrade Cost
SS Big Bug Net Icon.png
Big Bug Net
SS Tumbleweed Icon.png 3 Tumbleweeds
SS Ancient Flower Icon.png 2 Ancient Flowers
SS Evil Crystal Icon.png 1 Evil Crystal
SS Green Rupee Icon.png 100 Rupees

A Link Between Worlds

ALBW Net Icon.png

In A Link Between Worlds, the Net can be obtained from the Bee Guy in Kakariko Village. It can be used to catch Fairies, Bees, Golden Bees, Apples, Green Apples, and Hearts, all of which can then be stored inside an empty Bottle. The Net can also be used to deflect Yuga Ganon's magic back at him during the final battle.

The Net can be upgraded to the Super Net by completing the Advanced course of the Treacherous Tower twice. The upgraded net can be used to damage enemies.

Other Appearances

Ancient Stone Tablets

In Ancient Stone Tablets, the Bug Catching Net is found inside the Big Bag received by Aginah each week. It can be used to catch Bees and Fairies inside empty Bottles.

Soulcalibur II

In Soulcalibur II, the Bug-Catching Net is paired with the Hylian Shield. It can be bought in the Alioth Shop for 12,500 Gold while playing the Weapon Master Mode. When Link equips the Bug-Catching Net, his offense as well as his defense decrease 80%.

Weapon Cost Attributes Description
Bug-Catching Net (SCII).png
Bug-Catching Net
12,500 Gold Offense decreases 80%
Defenses decreases 80%
A long-handled net used for catching bugs. This item is an old companion of Link's and has appeared on many of his adventures--it accompanies him on this adventure as well. Obviously, it is not a weapon, but perhaps it will cause opponents to let down their guard.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name
Bug-Catching Net (ALttP)
Bug Net (SS)
Net (ALBW)
Big Bug Net Super Net
Canada FrenchCA Filet (SS | ALBW) Grand filet Super filet
French Republic FrenchEU Filet à Papillons
Federal Republic of Germany German Kescher
Italian Republic Italian Retino per farfalle
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Cazamoriposas (SS)
Red (ALBW)
Cazamariposas grande Superred



  1. "BUG-CATCHING NET" (Art & Artifacts (Dark Horse Books), pg. 393 (ALttP&FS))
  2. "You borrowed the Bug Catching Net!" — N/A (A Link to the Past)
  3. "You got the Bug Net!" — N/A (Skyward Sword)