I have collected zero golden bugs, and I found near the south part of Lake Hylia what I think is a golden bug. I find it at night, it's like a hovering lanturn that charges me, but it seems impervious to all my attacks. Is this a golden bug, and if so, how do I collect it?
Like, are golden bugs like gold skultulas in Ocarina of Time? As in, do you kill them first and then collect something? Or do you use a bottle? I'd really like a clear, explicit explanation of what golden bugs are and how to catch them. The FAQs don't really help, they just say "go here and collect this golden bug with your boomerang." Doesn't tell me what I need to know.
You'll know it's a golden bug by its golden glow, of course, but also you will hear a small chime-like noise when one is nearby. You can't attack or kill them - what you need to collect is the bug itself.
Sometimes the bug will be high up on a ledge or rock and that's why you'll have to use the boomerang or the clawshot to bring it closer. When it's in range, there will be a message at the bottom of the screen prompting you to grab it.
That thing that looks like a hovering lantern is not a golden bug. It's a Poe. You can only beat it as a wolf. When you're close enough to a Golden Bug, you'll get an A button prompt that reads, "Pick Up". It's pretty simple.
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