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- "They say that if you get close to a butterfly while holding a Deku Stick in your hands, something good will happen."
- — Gossip Stone
Butterflies are creatures from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask. They can be found fluttering through various places in Hyrule and Termina respectively, and play no major role in the overall story arc of the game. If Link holds a Deku Stick near a Butterfly, and then walks away slowly, the Butterfly will follow the Deku Stick away and will transform into a fairy. Occasionally, Butterflies can be found hovering above patches of tall grass, serving as markers for Hidden Holes found in their direct vicinity.
Butterflies turning into fairies through player interaction may be a reference to Super Mario 64, in which butterflies turn into 1-up Mushrooms (or, occasionally, explosive bombs) when Mario punches or kicks at a swarm of butterflies.