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ALttP Bug-Catching Net Artwork.png
SS Bug Net Render.png
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ALBW Net Model.png
SS Bug Net Icon.png
ALBW Net Icon.png
Main appearance(s)
Other appearance(s)
50 Rupees (SS)
12,500 Gold (Soulcalibur II)
Catching items
Deflecting magic
Comparable item(s)

Nets,(ALBW)[1] also known as Bug Catching Nets,(ALttP)[1] Bug-Catching Nets,(ALttP | Soulcalibur II)[2][3] or Bug Nets,(SS)[1] 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

The Bug Net can be purchased from Beedle's Air Shop for 50 Rupees in Skyward Sword. 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.


SS Big Bug Net Icon.png
Big Bug Net
Double the size.SS Tumbleweed Icon.png × 3 Tumbleweeds
SS Ancient Flower Icon.png × 2 Ancient Flowers
SS Evil Crystal Icon.png × 1 Evil Crystal
Cost100 RupeesScrap Shop
SS Big Bug Net Icon.png
Big Bug Net
DescriptionDouble the size.
MaterialsSS Tumbleweed Icon.png × 3 Tumbleweeds
SS Ancient Flower Icon.png × 2 Ancient Flowers
SS Evil Crystal Icon.png × 1 Evil Crystal
CostCost100 Rupees
LocationScrap Shop

A Link Between Worlds

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

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

Soulcalibur II

The Bug-Catching Net is paired with the Hylian Shield in Soulcalibur II. 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
JapanJapaneseムシ取りあみ (Mushitoriami) (ALttP)[4] 
GermanyGermanSchmetterlingsnetz (SS)Butterfly Net
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See Also


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 119 (ALttP | SS | ALBW)
  2. Art & Artifacts (Dark Horse Books) pg. 393 (ALttP)
  3. "Bug-Catching Net" — Select Warrior (Soulcalibur II)
  4. Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past & Four Swords (Shogakukan) pg. 15