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

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

Beetle Basic Information

Beetle
Beetle Set
Item Type Beetle
A windup contraption you can pilot through the air. Steer into objects to deliver a blow.

What is the Beetle Used for?

Cut Ropes Using the Beetle

How to Use the Beetle in Skyward Sword HD
You can move your beetle towards ropes to cut them.

Unlock Entrances by Hitting Gems

How to Use the Beetle in Skyward Sword HD
You can unlock entrances by hitting your beetle against the red gems you see around different dungeons.

In Battle Against Enemies

How to Use the Beetle in Skyward Sword HD
You can use it to cut Skulltula webs, or hit various enemies in game!

Collect items out of reach!

Beedle - Far from reach items
When items seem out of reach, simply guide your beetle towards the item. Call back your beetle and you should receive all of the items it collected!

Enter Beedle's Shop

Beetle - Beedle
You can use the Beetle to enter Beedle's shop at Skyloft. Hit the bell with the weapon and a rope will come down, allowing you to grab it and enter the shop.

How to Go to Beedle's Shop and Island

How to Get Beetle

How to Obtain Beetle

Item Unlock Condition
Beetle IconBeetle Obtained from a chest in Skyview Temple.

Map Location

The beetle can be obtained in a chest inside a giant bird statue in Skyview Temple. Use your slingshot to hit the red gem above the entrance of the statue.
Skyview Temple Walkthrough

Obtained after Defeating Stalfos

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Before getting access to the chest, you must first defeat Stalfos, a mini-boss in Skyview Temple. He can quickly be defeated by simply hitting the unguarded part of his body. Make sure to position your sword parallel to his swords.
Stalfos Enemy Guide: How to Beat Stalfos

All Beetle Upgrades

Item Required Materials
Hook Beetle IconHook Beetle Beetle
Free upgrade of the Beetle from the Ancient Robot in the Lanayru Desert.
Quick Beetle IconQuick Beetle Hook Beetle
Hornet Larvae x2
Golden Skull x1
Ancient Flower x2
Upgrade Price: 50 Rupees
Tough Beetle IconTough Beetle Quick Beetle
Goddess Plume x1
Blue Bird Feather x1
Ancient Flower x3
Amber Relic x4
Upgrade Price: 50 Rupees

List of Upgrades

How to Use Beetle

How to Equip from Inventory

Press and Hold the ZR Button

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Hold down the ZR Button on the Right Joy-Con to bring up the Items menu. Point the controller at the Beetle and let go of the ZR Button to equip it.

Press the ZR Button to Use it

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Once you have equipped the Beetle, press the ZR Button to use it. For both button only controls and motion controls, move your right joycon to aim.

How to Move

Button Only Controls

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Use the L Stick to pilot and move around on your Beetle!

Move for Motion Controls

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Move your right joycon to move around on your Beetle!

Related Guides

Zelda Skyward Sword HD - Items and Equipment Partial

List of Items and Equipment

Items and Equipment
Weapons Equipment
Bottle Items Medals
List of Upgrades

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