How to Get the Big Bug Net: Location and How to Use | Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Switch)

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Skyward Sword HD Big Bug Net

This is a guide to getting the Big Bug Net in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (HD) for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to learn where to find Big Bug Net, as well as how to use it.

Big Bug Net Basic Information

Big Bug Net
Big Bug Net Set
Item Type Bug Net
Improved with a double-sized net, making it easy to catch even the most nimble insects.

Bigger catching coverage

Big Bug Net- effects
The Big Bug Net is an upgrade for the Bug Net that increases the area you can cover when swinging.

This is especially helpful when attempting to catch quick and hard-to-catch Bugs, Birds, or Tumbleweeds.

How to Get Big Bug Net

Upgrade Using Materials

Big Bug Net can be obtained after upgrading it with the necessary materials.

See the table below to learn which materials are needed to obtain the Big Bug Net.

Item Required Materials
Big Bug Net IconBig Bug Net Bug Net
Tumbleweed x3
Evil Crystal x1
Ancient Flower x2

All Bug Net Upgrades

Item Required Materials
Big Bug Net IconBig Bug Net Bug Net
Tumbleweed x3
Evil Crystal x1
Ancient Flower x2
Upgrade Price: 100 Rupees

List of Upgrades

How to Use Big Bug Net

How to Use from Inventory

Press and Hold the ZR Button

How to Equip Weaponry
Hold down the ZR Button on the Right Joy-Con to bring up the Items menu. Point the controller at the Big Bug Net and let go of the ZR Button to equip it.

Press the ZR Button and Swing

Equip Bug Net
Once you have equipped the Big Bug Net, press the ZR Button to sheathe your sword and use it. Then, swing with your R Stick or your right Joy-Con to catch objects.

HD Controls Guide: How to Use Button and Motion Controls

Catch Bugs

Bug Net - catching bugs

Your Big Bug Net is your primary tool in catching bugs. While having your Big Bug Net equipped, carefully approach bugs and swing the Big Bug Net to catch them. Note that swinging your Big Bug Net will scare off nearby bugs, so handle with care.

You can also track bugs easily by equipping a Bug Medal.

Collect Tumbleweeds and Bird Feathers

Catching Blue Bird with Bug Net

Aside from Bugs, you can also collect upgrade materials such as Tumbleweeds and Bird Feathers with Big Bug Net. Tumbleweeds can be found in Lanayru Desert, while Bird Feathers can be found in Faron Woods.

How to Catch Birds: Bird Farming Guide

Scoop Fairies

Bug Net - Catching Fairies

Big Bug Nets are also a way for you to catch Fairies. You need an Empty Bottle to stock it.

How to Farm Fairies Quickly: Fairy Locations and How to Use

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Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Items and Equipment Partial

List of Items and Equipment

Items and Equipment
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