|Other media||Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U|
|Use(s)||Pick up faraway items|
|Comparable Item(s)|| Hyoi Pear|
The Beetle is an item in Skyward Sword.
Location and Uses
The Beetle is located in Skyview Temple. Link obtains it after defeating a Stalfos in the central room located in the northern chamber, accessible after opening a door by pressing a nearby switch with a shot from the Slingshot.
As its name suggests, the Beetle is a small, flying, insect-like item that can be used to pick up far away objects such as Rupees or Hearts, or even drop things onto enemies, such as Bombs. The Beetle can also be used to sever the stems of Deku Babas, defeating them. Any items that the Beetle picks up will be returned to Link.
When Link uses the Beetle, the camera will follow behind the insect. The Beetle can then be steered by tilting the Wii Remote in the desired direction. If the insect bumps into a wall or is hurt by an enemy, it will be knocked down and return Link. The normal Beetle flies for 30 seconds unless it goes too far away from Link, in which case the time will be cut short and the Beetle will return.
The Beetle can be upgraded in the Lanayru Desert, adding a mandible so that it is able to pick up items. An optional upgrade at the Scrap Shop in the Bazaar allows the Beetle to fly faster. Another upgrade enables it to fly much farther than before.
In the same area, the Beetle is revealed to have been created by the same company that manufactured the LD-Series robots.
|Name||Image||Uses||Flight Duration||Upgrade Cost||Upgraded By|
|Hook Beetle||Uses jaws to grab and carry objects
Drops items on enemies and objects
|30 seconds||Free||Ancient Robot|
|Quick Beetle||Flies at higher speed
|30 seconds|| 2 Ancient Flowers
2 Hornet Larvae
1 Golden Skull
|Tough Beetle||Retains the speed boost
Flies further than previous beetles
|40 seconds|| 3 Ancient Flowers
4 Amber Relics
1 Blue Bird Feather
1 Goddess Plume
- Bokoblins are afraid of the Beetle and will run away from it. Archer Bokoblins will attempt to shoot it at first sight.
- Zelda Dungeon: Skyward Sword Items
- E3 2010: The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword First Impressions
- "The Beetle can be upgraded to have a mandible to pick up items. The Beetle can later be upgraded so that it moves quicker. Perhaps replacing the boomerang." — Skyward Sword: Tons of Hands on Impressions, Zelda Dungeon, retrieved June 8, 2011.
|Names in Other Regions|
|Beetle||Hook Beetle||Quick Beetle||Tough Beetle|
|Japanese||ビートル (Bītoru)||フックビートル (Fukku Bītoru)||スピードビートル (Supīdo Bītoru)||スタミナビートル (Sutamina Bītoru)|
|Spanish||Escarabajo||Escarabajo con gancho||Escarabajo veloz||Escarabajo tenaz|
|French||Scarabée||Scarabée à crochet||Scarabée rapide||Scarabée endurant|