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|Use(s)||Picking up faraway objects|
|Comparable Item(s)||Hyoi Pear|
Location and Uses
The Beetle can be found inside the Skyview Temple after defeating a Stalfos in the central room located in the northern chamber. It is a small, flying, insect-like item that can be used to pick up distant objects such as Rupees or Hearts. The Beetle can also be used to sever the stems of Deku Babas, defeating them. Any item that the Beetle picks up will be returned to Link.
When Link uses the Beetle, the camera will follow behind it. The Beetle can then be steered by tilting the Wii Remote in the desired direction. If the item bumps into a wall or is hit by an enemy, it will be knocked down and return to Link. The Beetle flies for 30 seconds unless it flies too far away from Link, in which case the time will be cut short and the Beetle will return.
The Beetle can be upgraded to the Hook Beetle in the Lanayru Desert, adding a mandible that is able to carry items like Bombs and drop them onto enemies. The Quick Beetle, an optional upgrade available at the Scrap Shop in the Bazaar, allows the Beetle to fly faster. The Tough Beetle, another optional upgrade, enables the Beetle to fly much farther than before.
|Carrying and dropping objects||30 seconds||—||Lanayru Desert|
|Flying faster||30 seconds|| 2 Ancient Flowers
2 Hornet Larvae
1 Golden Skull
|Flying farther||40 seconds|| 3 Ancient Flowers
4 Amber Relics
1 Blue Bird Feather
1 Goddess Plume
- Bokoblins are afraid of the Beetle and will run away from it. Archer Bokoblins will attempt to shoot it at first sight.
|Names in Other Regions|
|Beetle||Hook Beetle||Quick Beetle||Tough Beetle|
|Japanese||ビートル (Bītoru)||フックビートル (Fukku Bītoru)||スピードビートル (Supīdo Bītoru)||スタミナビートル (Sutamina Bītoru)|
|French||Scarabée||Scarabée à crochet||Scarabée rapide||Scarabée endurant|
|SpanishLA||Escarabajo||Escarabajo con gancho||Escarabajo veloz||Escarabajo tenaz|
- "Beetle (Tool)
An ancient mechanical tool obtained in Skyview Temple. It can be freely controlled to aim at distant or hard-to-reach targets. Its small blades are sharp enough to cut stems and ropes." (Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 116)