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               The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Golden Bug FAQ
                                For the Nintendo Wii
                        Version 1.25 (Last Updated 3/21/2012)
                                   By Devin Morgan
    
        This file is Copyright (c)2006-2012 Devin Morgan. All rights reserved.
    
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    Table of Contents
    
    1. What's New
    2. Golden Bugs
    3. Credits
    4. Copyright Notice
    
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    -=  1. What's New -=
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    Version 1.25 (3/21/12): Added an alternate method for catching the Female 
    Butterfly (#6).
    
    Version 1.2 (1/3/07): Made a small update regarding the Male Snail (#21).
    
    Version 1.15 (12/14/06): Added a quick notice about the Gamecube version of 
    this game.
    
    Version 1.1 (12/11/06): Added a quick bit about the sound you hear when you 
    are close to a bug, thanks to wirehead.
    
    Version 1.05 (11/28/06): Made a couple of minor additions, thanks to 
    hydraflame.
    
    Version 1.0 (11/27/06): The first version, which details how to get every 
    Golden Bug in this game.
    
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    -=  2. Golden Bugs  -=
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    NOTE: If you are playing the Gamecube version of this game, please take note
          of the following. The Gamecube and Wii versions are mirrored, so if you
          are playing the Gamecube version while reading this guide, reverse all
          references to left/right and west/east. Meaning, when you see "east" in
          this FAQ, consider it as being "west" instead. This FAQ was written
          specifically for the Wii version, so keep this in mind.
    
    In Castle Town, go to the eastmost house on the south road. That is Agitha's 
    Castle. Talk to her and she will ask for you to collect golden bugs for her 
    (24 total). If you find any of these bugs throughout the world (signified by 
    its golden glow), bring it back to her for a reward. For each bug you bring, 
    she will give 50 rupees. If you complete a pair, you will receive 100 rupees.
    
    When you bring the first golden bug back to Agitha, she will give you the Big 
    Wallet, which holds up to 600 rupees. If you bring back all 24 bugs, she will 
    give you the Giant Wallet, which will hold a maximum of 1000 rupees. Please 
    note that Agitha may not always be at her house. She can also be found in 
    Hyrule Field just outside of the southern exit to Castle Town.
    
    It should also be noted that golden bugs are relatively easy to see from a 
    distance due to their golden glow. By turning into a wolf and using your 
    senses, you will have an even easier time spotting the bugs. As an added 
    hint, when you are close to a golden bug's location, you will hear a faint 
    metallic chime sound (you'll know it when you hear it, since it's distinct).
    
    1. Ant (Male)
        Found: Graveyard
        How to Collect: Check by the northwestern tree.
    
    2. Ant (Female)
        Found: Kakariko Village
        How to Collect: Check inside the house on the west side of town.
    
    3. Mantis (Male)
        Found: Hyrule Field (Lanayru Province)
        How to Collect: Check the pillars at the north end of the bridge above
                        Lake Hylia. The bug tends to fly in and out of the
                        pillars, so if you don't see it at first, wait a moment.
    
    4. Mantis (Female)
        Found: Hyrule Field (Lanayru Province)
        How to Collect: Head south from the bridge above Lake Hylia. You will see
                        a rocky overpass as you ride along. Check the southern
                        wall near that overhang and you should see the bug. Since
                        it is high up, you will have to use the Gale Boomerang or
                        Clawshot to lure it closer.
    
    5. Butterfly (Male)
        Found: Hyrule Field (Lanayru Province)
        How to Collect: Check the pink flowers south and east of the eastern
                        entrance to Castle Town.
    
    6. Butterfly (Female)
        Found: Hyrule Field (Lanayru Province)
        How to Collect: From the eastern entrance to Castle Town, go east to find
                        a high ledge. Use the Clawshot to get up to that ledge,
                        where you will find this bug. As an alternate, you can
                        use the Gale Boomerang to retrieve this bug as well.
    
    7. Phasmid (Male)
        Found: Hyrule Field (Eldin Province)
        How to Collect: At the south end of the Bridge of Eldin (it's the long
                        bridge at the northwest portion of the field north of
                        Kakariko Village), look on the left pillar. Use the Gale
                        Boomerang or Clawshot to pull it closer so you can
                        collect it.
    
    8. Phasmid (Female)
        Found: Hyrule Field (Eldin Province)
        How to Collect: Get to the north end of the Bridge of Eldin, and use the
                        Clawshot to get onto the high cliff to the north of the
                        bridge. Walk a little bit to the west and look up on the
                        wall to find this bug; use the Gale Boomerang or the
                        Clawshot to grab it.
    
    9. Dayfly (Male)
        Found: Gerudo Desert
        How to Collect: In the south central area of the desert, you will find
                        this bug flying around. If it helps, the bug is to the
                        south of some wooden gates you can charge through with a
                        boar.
    
    10. Dayfly (Female)
        Found: Gerudo Desert
        How to Collect: In the southeast area of the desert, you will find a
                        chest atop a pillar, as well as a statue. To the north of
                        that are trenches in the sand. In the second trench to
                        the north of this chest, you will find this insect.
    
    11. Stag Beetle (Male)
        Found: Hyrule Field (Lanayru Province)
        How to Collect: At the north end of Hyrule Field, head east from the
                        river that flows down from Zora's Domain. You should find
                        a lone tree to the east with this beetle near it.
    
    12. Stag Beetle (Female)
        Found: Hyrule Field (Lanayru Province)
        How to Collect: At the north end of the field, head to the northwest area
                        from the river flowing down from Zora's Domain. There
                        will be a path leading toward the mountains. At the path
                        split (north will lead to Zora's Domain), go right. Look
                        above the boulder in the wall and you will see this bug
                        hanging there; use the Gale Boomerang or the Clawshot to
                        retrieve it.
    
    13. Ladybug (Male)
        Found: Hyrule Field (Lanayru Province)
        How to Collect: In the field area to the south of Castle Town, there is a
                        large obstruction on the west side. Hanging on the wall
                        is this ladybug; follow it around when it flies away and
                        you will be able to catch it.
    
    14. Ladybug (Female)
        Found: Hyrule Field (Lanayru Province)
        How to Collect: In the field south of Castle Town, head to the east side
                        of the pool in the courtyard there. You will see 3 trees;
                        this ladybug is hanging on one of them. If you approach,
                        it will fly away, so give chase and you will soon be able
                        to catch it.
    
    15. Grasshopper (Male)
        Found: Hyrule Field (Eldin Province)
        How to Collect: In the large field north of Kakariko Village, look for
                        this bug in the south central area. On the map, it is
                        just to the east of a vertical wall in that area.
    
    16. Grasshopper (Female)
        Found: Hyrule Field (Eldin Province)
        How to Collect: In the large field north of Kakariko Village, head out to
                        the northeast portion of the field to find this insect
                        hopping around.
    
    17. Beetle (Male)
        Found: Hyrule Field (Faron Province)
        How to Collect: To the southeast of the bridge crossing the stream, you
                        will see 2 trees. On the side of one of those trees is
                        this bug.
    
    18. Beetle (Female)
        Found: Hyrule Field (Faron Province)
        How to Collect: Along the western portion of the field is a high ledge
                        you cannot reach. On the side of one of the trees there,
                        you will see this bug. Use the Gale Boomerang or Clawshot
                        to pull it closer so you can catch it.
    
    19. Pill Bug (Male)
        Found: Hyrule Field (Eldin Province)
        How to Collect: In the area south of Kakariko Village, this bug is on the
                        ground just to the south of the bridge over Kakariko
                        Gorge. Look on the ground just to the right of the path.
    
    20. Pill Bug (Female)
        Found: Hyrule Field (Eldin Province)
        How to Collect: In the area south of Kakariko Village, check the flowers
                        to the south of the village entrance to find this bug.
    
    21. Snail (Male)
        Found: Sacred Grove
        How to Collect: When you first enter the area and push the block forward,
                        drop down to the cave below. Go left and you should see
                        this one hanging from the high wall; use your Gale
                        Boomerang or your Clawshot to grab it.
    
    22. Snail (Female)
        Found: Temple of Time
        How to Collect: Go through the doors which lead to the Temple of Time.
                        Inside, go down the stairs and head to the left side of
                        the steps. You will see this snail on the wall; use the
                        Gale Boomerang or Clawshot to obtain it. Please note that
                        you can only access this area of the grove when you
                        return later in the game.
    
    23. Dragonfly (Male)
        Found: Zora's Domain
        How to Collect: In the area at the bottom of the waterfall, get to the
                        west side. Follow the path up the hill and you will find
                        this bug flying around by some boxes.
    
    24. Dragonfly (Female)
        Found: Upper Zora's River
        How to Collect: This bug is flying above the water in front of the boat
                        rental place. Stand on the edge of the water and use the
                        Gale Boomerang or Clawshot to pull it closer so you can
                        catch it.
    
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    -=  3. Credits  -=
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    hydraflame: For sending me a couple of added pointers regarding catching the 
    bugs, and about finding Agitha outside of her house.
    
    wirehead: For reminding me to add information about the chime sound you hear 
    when you are close to a Golden Bug's location.
    
    GontianMage: For a small correction regarding the Male Dayfly's location.
    
    NightRealmLord: For sending an alternate method for capturing the Female 
    Butterfly.
    
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    -=  4. Copyright Notice -=
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