The Bug-Catching Net from Skyward Sword
|First appearance||A Link to the Past (1992)|
|Appearances||A Link to the Past|
A Link Between Worlds
|Found||(A Link to the Past)|
Beedle's Air Shop
(A Link Between Worlds)
|Use||Catches small creatures|
- "You borrowed the Bug Catching Net! There may be some other things you can catch with it, too."
- — In-game description
The Bug-Catching Net is used to capture bees and fairies, which can subsequently be stored in empty bottles. The net is given to Link by the ill Bug-Catching Kid in Kakariko Village. After Link defeats Ganon, the Bug-Catching Kid can be seen happily swinging this net near a bee in the center of Kakariko Village.
Interestingly, the Bug-Catching Net can be used in the two battles against Agahnim; Link can use it to deflect magical attacks. However, the Master Sword is much more effective, as the Bug-Catching Net must be spun around similarly to a Spin Attack.
The Bug Net can be purchased at Beedle's Air Shop for 50 Rupees any time after acquiring the Slingshot. It is used to catch bugs, fairies, small birds, and tumbleweeds. The bugs that Link can catch are used to upgrade potions. These bugs occupy their own item screen similar to Golden Bugs, rather than requiring a bottle to store. The Bug Net can be upgraded to the Big Bug Net using three Tumbleweeds, two Ancient Flowers, one Evil Crystal, and 100 Rupees by taking it to the Scrap Shop in the Skyloft Bazaar. Interestingly, the Bug Net can also be used to distract Demise during the final battle. Demise's electrical projectiles can also be reflected using the Bug Net and it's upgrades.
The Net is given to Link by the Bee Guy once Link has acquired an empty bottle. It is used to scoop up items into bottles but can be upgraded to the Super Net after completing the Treacherous Tower's advanced difficulty a second time.
The Bug-Catching Net is the "joke weapon" of Link's arsenal. It can be bought for subchapter 2 for 12500 gold. It has a low attack and Link takes 20% of an attack's damage even when guarding. It also causes opponents to lower their guard.