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- For a list of Golden Bug locations, see Twilight Princess secrets.
Golden Bugs are quest items from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess. Golden Bugs may be given to Princess Agitha, who resides in her "castle" in Hyrule Castle Town, in exchange for rewards such as Rupees and wallet upgrades.
There is one type of bug for each of the 12 major regions of Hyrule, and there are two versions of each bug (male and female), making for a total of 24. For the first bug of any sex given to Agitha, she will give Link a purple Rupee; when both sexes of a bug have been given to Agitha, she will give Link an orange Rupee. Although this system of payment ought to yield a total of 1,800 Rupees, only 1,650 Rupees may be earned because the final bug is rewarded with the Giant's Wallet instead of an orange Rupee. The Big Wallet is awarded for the first bug Link brings.
To retrieve Golden Bugs, patience and a sharp eye are needed. When Link is in the vicinity of a bug, a tell-tale sound reminiscent of a light bell is heard. Bugs are more easily seen at night, since their distinctive golden sheen renders them easily visible in darkness. Additionally, the senses of Wolf Link may be used to see them more clearly, as this mode of vision is similar to how an area appears at night. The Clawshot and Gale Boomerang may be used to bring a distant bug close to Link; indeed, some can only be retrieved in this fashion. Often, bugs of the same type share the same "habitat." Once the first bug in a set has been recovered, one can note the surroundings of where it was caught, as its mate is often found in an area with similar attributes.
Agitha summons Golden Bugs to attack enemies as part of her Parasol moveset. Unlike the Golden Bugs in Twilight Princess some of them are gigantic in size. The Golden Bugs Agitha summons include Golden Butterflies (both small and giant sized) and a Giant Golden Beetles.