- This article is about the item. For the recurring enemy, see Beetle (enemy).
|First appearance||Skyward Sword (2011)|
|Use||Hitting faraway objects|
- "You got the Beetle! The unexplained power contained within this insect-shaped item allows you to control it as it flies through the air!"
- — In-game description
The Beetle is an item from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. It is acquired after defeating a Stalfos within the Skyview Temple. Link can launch the Beetle and then control it by tilting the Wii Remote. It can be used to scout out areas, retrieve items such as Rupees or Hearts, cut down enemies and items hanging from ceilings, and strike switches. Link's Beetle is an older model of those fabricated in the Lanayru region long ago, before it became a desert.
During Link's first visit to Lanayru Desert, an Ancient Robot will upgrade the beetle so it can also be used to grab, carry, and drop heavier objects, most notably Bomb Flowers. Prior to the upgrade, the Beetle simply rams into and detonates Bomb Flowers.
During the Horde Battle, the Beetle's icon in the item menu is replaced by Ghirahim's diamonds, and it is not possible to use it, possibly because Ghirahim used magic to prevent it from disrupting his ritual.