Sand Cicada Farming Guide and How to Use | Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Switch)

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This is a guide to farming Sand Cicada, a Bug in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD for the Nintendo Switch. Learn where to get Sand Cicada, its sell price, as well as what you can do with it.

Sand Cicada Basic Information

Sand Cicada
Sand Cicada Set
Material Type Bug
A desert insect that is quick to fly away. Deemed the most difficult insect to catch.

How to Farm Sand Cicadas

Sand Cicada Locations and Sources

Sand Cicadas can be found in certain locations in the Sky and the Surface. See the table below to learn where to find Sand Cicadas.

Material Locations and Sources
Sand Cicada ・Lanayru Desert
・Bug Rock

Obtainable in Lanayru Desert

Players can catch the Sand Cicada in Lanayru Desert. Players will need the Bug Net, so make sure to pick that up at Beedle's Shop first.

Obtainable in Bug Heaven

As players progress in the story, Strich will eventually appear on the island in the clouds, Bug Rock. Here, players will unlock the mini game: Bug Heaven. The Faron Grasshopper is One out of Four possible rewards for completing the Bug Wrangler level of Bug Heaven within Two minutes.

Completing this mini game within Two minutes rewards players with a Five stack of bugs as a reward so it is highly recommended for players who are collecting bugs to try it out.

Possible Rewards for Bug Wrangler Level

Eldin Roller Faron Grass Hopper
Starry Firefly Sand Cicada

What to Do With Sand Cicadas

Sell for Rupees

Sand Cicadas can be sold to Strich at night for 50 Rupees.

Material Sell Price
Sand Cicada 50

Use It to Upgrade Potions

Sand Cicadas can be used to upgrade the following potions.

Item Required Materials
Revitalizing Potion ++ IconRevitalizing Potion ++ Revitalizing Potion +
Woodland Rhino Beetle x2
Sand Cicada x1
Lanayru Ant x3
Gerudo Dragonfly x1
Heart Potion ++ IconHeart Potion ++ Heart Potion +
Sand Cicada x1
Eldin Roller x1
Deku Hornet x1
Blessed Butterfly x3

Potion Recipes List and How to Use

Related Guides

Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Materials Partial

List of Materials

Deku Hornet Eldin Roller
Gerudo Dragonfly Lanayru Ant
Sand Cicada Sky Stag Beetle Skyloft Mantis
Starry Firefly Volcanic Ladybug Woodland Rhino Beetle
Amber Relic Ancient Flower Bird Feather
Blue Bird Feather Dusk Relic Eldin Ore
Evil Crystal Goddess Plume Golden Skull
Hornet Larvae Jelly Blob Lizard Tail
Monster Claw Monster Horn Ornamental Skull
Tumbleweed - -

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