The Bug-Catching Net from A Link to the Past
|Game(s)||A Link to the Past|
A Link Between Worlds
|Other media||Soulcalibur II|
Ancient Stone Tablets
|Use(s)||Catching Bees and Fairies|
|Comparable Item(s)||Empty Bottle|
A Link to the Past
In A Link to the Past, the Bug Catching Net is received early in the game from the Bug-Catching Kid in Kakariko Village, as long as Link has at least one Bottle when he talks to him. The young hero can use the Bug Catching Net to catch Bees and Fairies in Empty Bottles. Unlike other games in the series, in A Link to the Past, Link cannot swipe an Empty Bottle through the air to catch things, and as such, he must use the Bug Catching Net.
The Bug Net also appears in Skyward Sword, in which it is used to catch Bugs that can be used as ingredients to upgrade Potions. The net can be purchased from Beedle's Air Shop. It can also catch Fairies, Tumbleweeds, and Chirris. The Bug Net is controlled similarly to the sword by moving and aiming with the Wii MotionPlus.
The Bug Net can be upgraded at the Scrap Shop to the Big Bug Net, which, as its name suggests, is larger and can therefore catch targets more easily.
|Name||Image||Uses||Upgrade Cost||Upgraded By|
|Big Bug Net||Increased size|| 3 Tumbleweeds
2 Ancient Flowers
1 Evil Crystal
A Link Between Worlds
The Net also appears in A Link Between Worlds. It functions similarly to its A Link to the Past counterpart, in that it is used to catch items like an bottle is used to catch items in other games. It can be used to catch fairies, bees, golden bees, apples, green apples, and hearts, all of which can then be stored in a bottle if Link has one. Notably, the bug net can be used to deflect Yuga Ganon's magic back at him during the final battle, a nod to the hidden use of the net in A Link to the Past.
Initially, the Net can be obtained for free from the Bee Guy in Kakariko Village. Later, in Lorule, the Net can be upgraded to the Super Net through the Treacherous Tower. Specifically, Link must complete the advanced course there twice. After doing so, the Devilish Girl will offer him the blue-colored Super Net. The only effective difference is that it can now be used to damage enemies. Although more damaging than some of Link's items, the Super Net as a weapon is much slower and much less powerful than the fully upgraded Master Sword.
|Names in Other Regions|
| Bug-Catching Net (ALttP)
Bug Net (SS)
|Big Bug Net||Super Net|
|Spanish|| Cazamoriposas (SS)
|French||Filet à Papillons|
|Filet (SS, ALBW)||Grand filet||Super filet|
|Italian||Retino per farfalle|