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Link catching a Joy Butterfly

Joy Butterflies are blue butterflies that appear as a result of certain Kinstone fusions in The Minish Cap. There are three different joy butterflies to catch, which will each either increase Link's speed in shooting arrows,[1] digging,[2] or swimming.[3]

Joy Butterflies are small and slow and therefore are easy to catch. Link can just walk over them to catch it.

Joy Butterfly (Figurine from The Minish Cap)
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A rare butterfly said to bring happiness to those who catch it. If you see one on your journeys, try to grab it!


Joy Butterflies could be a reference to the fact that, in The Wind Waker, Joy Pendants are shaped like butterflies.


  1. "You caught a Joy Butterfly! You can now shoot arrows faster than before." — N/A (The Minish Cap)
  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)
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Language Name Meaning
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland EnglishUK Joy Butterfly
Japan Japanese しあわせ ちょうちょう (Shiawase Chōchou) Joy Butterfly
French Republic FrenchEU Papillon du Bonheur Joy Butterfly
Federal Republic of Germany German Glücksschmetterling Joy Butterfly
Italian Republic Italian Farfalla della Gioia Joy Butterfly
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Mariposa Felicidad Joy Butterfly