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How to complete the Bugsnax Bugapedia

Bugsnax Bugapedia
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To get a complete Bugsnax Bugapedia you'll need to hunt down and catch all of the different creatures at least once, and as there's 100 Bugsnax in total it helps greatly to have a full listing of them. We've divided this guide into the various areas of the island to help you keep track of things, and for each snack we have advice on what time they'll appear and the best technique for capturing them. These locations are presented in the same order they appear within the Bugsnax Bugapedia, and although this isn't strictly chronological with your progress through the story it's close enough. Read on to discover tips, learn what tools are required, and whether catching the particular Bugsnax is part of a quest.

In some cases, your first trip to an area will deliberately be sparse in order to stop you from getting overwhelmed, so you may need to check back later to fully catch ‘em all. Also, you may encounter certain Bugsnax in the wild that, due to lack of equipment, you can’t catch yet. It can be frustrating, but all of the equipment comes readily available during the story, so don’t sweat it.

One last tip; every area has a certain type of Snakpod. In most areas, these are the last Bugsnax in the Bugapedia. If they aren’t, that means there's a boss battle Bugsnax only available as part of a character sidequest.

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Garden Grove

Garden Grove is actually the second area you visit, but is listed first in the game. You won’t find much difficulty on any of the Bugsnax here, though one or two can be tricky to figure out, and it won’t be fully populated until you have all the gear in the second half of the game. Don’t try and fill the Bugapedia up before leaving, half of them won’t be there on your first trip.

Bunger

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Bunger

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: Yes - Burger Time

How To Catch: Make a Bugsnax Bunger run into another Bunger, by leading them with a trail of Ketchup. Once they are close enough, cover both Bungers with Ketchup so they run at each other.

Fryder

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Fryder

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: Yes - The Chips Are Down

How To Catch: Set a Trap beneath a Fryder and hit the Trap with Ketchup. The Fryder will scurry down into the Trap. 

Shishkabug

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Shishkabug

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: Yes - Pest Control

How To Catch: Set a Trap along its path and wait for it to wander into it. If scared, it will hide in a bush, so chase it out by covering the bush in Ketchup for a Bunger to ram. 

Sweetifly

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Sweetiefly

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Time Of Day: 4 am - 4 pm

Part Of A Quest?: No

How To Catch: It circles in the air, but will eventually settle down next to a Candy Patch. Set up a Trap by the Candy Patch, then wait for it to land. 

White Strabby

Bugsnax Bugapedia: White Strabby

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: No

How To Catch: Set a Trap and wait. White Strabbys have a simple walking pattern and can be caught easily. 

Dr Sodie

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Dr Sodie

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: No.

How To Catch: Set a Trap in the river and wait. Alternatively, use the Grapple Gun on Dr Sodie to pull it near, then Trap it. 

Weenyworm

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Weenyworm

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: Pop Quiz

How To Catch: Set a Trap and wait. If it sees you, it will stop, so back far enough away to make it move. 

Cobhopper

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Cobhopper

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: No

How To Catch: Set up a Trip Wire between the treetops it jumps between. You can use another nearby tree, the fence, or the walkway above Garden Grove. It will take a little bit of time to adjust your aim up and down if you don’t catch it the first time. 

Crispy Snakpod

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Crispy Snakpod

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: Yes - The Big Scoop

How To Catch: Walk up to it on the wall of the cave and grab it. 

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Flavor Falls

Flavor Falls is the first area that you arrive in, and just like Garden Grove, it will not be fully populated during your first time there. Some good advice for the game, but especially in the early areas, is to complete the quests first, then return later to sweep the rest up. This is also the first area with a boss Bugsnax, and has some hidden areas to look for. 

Strabby

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Strabby

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: Yes - My First Bugsnax 

How To Catch: Set a Trap and wait. This is the first Bugsnax you will catch in the game. 

Pinkle

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Pinkle

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: Yes - That’s A Relief

How To Catch: Use Ranch to keep it still, then use the Grapple Gun to pull the jar off before catching it. 

Rootle

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Rootle

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Time Of Day: 6pm - 4 am

Part Of A Quest?: Yes - More Bugsnax

How To Catch: Set a Trap and wait. If it sees you, it will stop, so back far enough away to make it move. 

White Rootle

Bugsnax Bugapedia: White Rootle

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Time Of Day: 6am - 4 pm

Part Of A Quest?: No

How To Catch: Set a Trap and wait. If it sees you, it will stop, so back far enough away to make it move. 

Green Lollive

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Green Lollive

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: No

How To Catch: Hit one of the small nearby Bugsnax with Cheese. The Green Lollive will swoop down and pick it up, making the Green Lollive slow, heavy, and low. At this height, it can now be trapped. 

Inchwrap

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Inchwrap

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: Dream Of Bugsnax

How To Catch: This will chase you as many Bugsnax do, but with one big difference - it chases you while buried underground. You need to lead it to some rocks, as it will be unable to burrow, and will come out of the ground, dazed. When it does, you can grab it with your net. 

Sandopede

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Sandpede

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: Yes - Yellow Submarine

How To Catch: Set up a Trip Wire along the Sandopede’s path and cover the Trip Wire in either Cheese or Ranch. The Sandopede will hit the trap, separating. Run up to the dazed parts to catch them, you need the front or back end for the Sandopede. 

Sub Sandpede

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Sub Sandopede

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: Yes - Yellow Submarine

How To Catch: Set up a Trip Wire along the Sandopede’s path and cover the Trip Wire in either Cheese or Ranch. The Sandopede will hit the trap, separating. Run up to the dazed parts to catch them, you need the middle parts for the Sub Sandopede 

Ruby Peelbug

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Ruby Peelbug

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: No

How To Catch: There is a small, circular tunnel in one of the walls, on the central hill in the area. Lead Scout through it while setting up a Trap at the other end to push the Peelbug out. 

Caramel Poptick

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Caramel Poptick

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Time Of Day: Rain

Part Of A Quest?: No

How To Catch: Only available during rain in the hidden cave accessed by crawling under the vines. It’s the cave with the statue you find during Chadlo’s Throw Down quest. They hop everywhere, but in a small area, so it’s more luck than skill. 

Twisty Snakpod

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Twisty Snakpod

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: No

How To Catch: Walk up to it on the wall and grab it. 

Wee Mewon

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Wee Mewon

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Time Of Day: Quest only

Part Of A Quest?: Yes - Throw Down

How To Catch: These creatures are attracted to Traps, so just set up a Trap nearby and catch one. 

Mama Mewon

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Mama Mewon

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Time Of Day: Quest only

Part Of A Quest?: Yes - Throw Down

How To Catch: There are a few steps to this. First, you can only gain access to this area as part of the Throw Down quest. To start, you will need to catch its baby in a Trap, as explained above. However, make sure the Trap is in front of one of the stone statues, so the Mama Mewon will charge and daze itself. From here, use the Grapple Gun to make the sharp rock above fall onto the Mama Mewon. You’ll need to do this three or four times, until the Mama Mewon breaks in half. At this point, Chadlo will start to distract the Mama Mewon, and you need to wait for his distraction to lure it under another rock spike, so you can Grapple Gun it down again. The Mama Mewon will split again, and can now be caught with the net. 

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Simmering Springs

Simmering Springs is the first real themed area you arrive at, and the first place the puzzles start getting tricky on your arrival. There is a little bit of skill needed here, but it is a gentle curve as Simmering Springs is all about trying out new methods. 

Kweeble

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Kweeble

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: No

How To Catch: Set up a Trap and lure it with Chocolate. Make sure you are not seen, otherwise it will run and hide in a bush. If it does hide, lure it out with more chocolate, and stay hidden. 

Crapple

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Crapple

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: No

How To Catch: Set a Trap and wait. If it sees you, it will stop, so back far enough away to make it move. 

Pineantula

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Pineantula

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: Yes - Pen Pineapple

How To Catch: You will only be able to see its spines as it buries its body underground. Hit these spines with Chocolate or Peanut Butter (although you won’t have Peanut Butter when you first get to Simmering Sands) so that a Crabble attacks it, drawing it out. From here, you should be able to grab it in the Trap while it is above the sand. 

Orange Peelbug

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Orange Peelbug

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: No

How To Catch: These Bugsnax hide in a log, but you can use Scout and his Remote Control Ball to push it out, and into the waiting Trap. 

Razzby

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Razzby

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: No

How To Catch: Set up a catch and wait. It’s as easy to catch as Strabby. 

Green Grapeskeeto

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Green Grapeskeeto

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: Yes - Green Day

How To Catch: Hit a nearby Bugsnax with Chocolate to lure the Green Grapeskeeto down. From here, it will swoop down and eat the Chocolate, making it bloated and easy to Trap. 

Snaquiri

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Snakquiri

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: Yes - Undergrowth

How To Catch: They need to be caught in a Trap while in midair. The easiest way is to combine the Trap and the Launcher, but you can also catch the rockpool Snaquiri fairly easily by setting the Trap in the pool, waiting for the Snaquiri to land on top, then quickly slamming the Trap shut. 

Tropicabug

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Tropicabug

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: No

How To Catch: Set up a Trap and wait. It will flee if it sees you, so make sure to keep a good enough distance. 

Lovely Sweetiefly

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Lovely Sweetiefly

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Time Of Day: 4 am - 4 pm

Part Of A Quest?: No

How To Catch: It circles in the air, but will eventually settle down next to a Candy Patch. Set up a Trap by the Candy Patch, then wait for it to land. 

Baja Tacroach

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Baja Tacroach

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Time Of Day: 6 pm - 4 am

Part Of A Quest?: No

How To Catch: This version of the Tacroach only comes out at night, and is hidden in the inner of the stone circle area the Lovely Sweetifly lands on the outside of. It’s to the far left of the beach, slightly in from the wooden steps. Catching it is easier than finding it though: just set a Trap and wait. If it sees you, it will stop, so stay far enough back and lure it with Cheese or Hot Sauce. 

Waffstackarak

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Waffstackarak

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Time Of Day: 4 am - 11 am

Part Of A Quest?: No

How To Catch: One of the more complicated catches of the game, here. Firstly, it only appears in the morning, but even then, it won’t appear until you use the triangle near where Wiggle stands to summon them. Then, they cause a tornado anytime you or another Bugsnak gets near them, so you need to set up a very low Trip Wire along their path - move off the beach to the area with trees - to stun them long enough to scoop them up. 

Grumpy Snakpod

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Grumpy Snakpod

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: Yes - The Big Scoop 2

How To Catch: These are probably the most hidden of the Snakpods. Find them in the little rockpools, inside Scout’s training area, or on the outside of the rock columns. 

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Boiling Bay

Boiling Bay is just off Simmering Sands, but you won’t be able to access it just yet. Once you get there, you will need to be prepared to play with the elements, as you’re just as likely to catch fire as you are to freeze in the Boiling Bay. It’s also home to the most impressive - and perhaps most frustrating - boss battle. 

Green Crapple

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Green Crapple

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: No

How To Catch: Set a Trap and wait. If it sees you, it will stop, so back far enough away to make it move. 

Grapeskeeto

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Grapeskeeto

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Time Of Day: 4 pm - 4 am

Part Of A Quest?: No

How To Catch: Hit a nearby small Bugsnax with Chocolate. The Grapeskeeto will dive on it and become bloated, making it easy to Trap. 

Golden Kweeble

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Golden Kweeble

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: No

How To Catch: Set a Trap and wait. If it sees you, it will stop, so back far enough away to make it move. Use Chocolate to lure it. 

Greater Cocomite

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Greater Cocomite

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: Yes - Coconauts (You will only need the Greater or Lesser, not both)

How To Catch: There are a few steps to this. First, you need to get the Coconut out of the palm tree by hitting the base with the Grapple Gun. Next, use the Launcher to throw the Coconut at the anchor on the beach, splitting it. Then, lure the Lesser Cocomin to the Green Crapple, and scoop it with the net once it is dazed. 

Lesser Cocomite

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Lesser Cocomite

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: Yes - Coconauts (You will only need the Greater or Lesser, not both)

How To Catch: Same as above. There are a few steps to this. First, you need to get the Coconut out of the palm tree by hitting the base with the Grapple Gun. Next, use the Launcher to throw the Coconut at the anchor on the beach, splitting it. Then, lure the Lesser Cocomin to the Green Crapple, and scoop it with the net once it is dazed. 

La Sodieux

Bugsnax Bugapedia: La Sodieux

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: No

How To Catch: Set a Trap in the ocean and wait. Alternatively, use the Grapple Gun on Dr Sodee to pull it near, then Trap it. 

Noodler

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Noodler

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: Yes - Use Your Noodle

How To Catch: Lure it out of the lava cave and to the sea using Scout covered in Hot Sauce. There are extra Hot Sauce pods by the cave exit, and you may need to stock up. Try and avoid the Paletoss’, and don’t get too close to the Noodler or it will become distracted and will charge you instead. 

Paletoss

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Paletoss

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: Dead Man’s Chest

How To Catch: Hit the Paletoss Grande with Hot Sauce so the Noodler attacks and melts it. To get this version of the Paletoss, you will need to wait until the Grande splits in two, then lure the Noodler back again to remelt it. Once it is melted (but has stopped burning), sneak up behind it and grab it with the net. 

Paletoss Grande

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Paletoss Grande

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: No

How To Catch: Hit the Paletoss Grande with Hot Sauce so the Noodler attacks and melts it. Once it is melted (but has stopped burning), sneak up behind it and grab it with the net. Beware that you only have a short space of time before the Paletoss Grande splits and becomes a Paletoss. 

Red Banopper

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Red Banopper

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: Yes - Get Hoppy

How To Catch: Set up a Trip Wire between the treetops it jumps between. If you go to the furthest trees away from the beach, there is a Red Banopper jumping between two trees and another two trees perpendicular, which can be used for the Trip Wire. It will take a little bit of time to adjust your aim up and down if you don’t catch it the first time.

Flamin' Cheepoof

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Flamin' Cheepoof

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: No

How To Catch: Set up a Launcher in the cave and wait for a Paletoss to wander over it. Quickly aim at the Cheepoof to hit the Cheepoof with the Paletoss, knocking it out of the sky and extinguishing it. 

Sherbie

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Sherbie

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: Yes - Undergrowth

How To Catch: There might be a more elegant way, but this one works. Sherbie is tucked away at the far end of Boiling Bay, beyond the shipwreck. It is frozen, and underground, so can be hard to catch. If you track it, you will see that it rises up every time it hits the black rocks, which is your chance to strike. You need to wait on the opposite side of the lava river, then run across the lava river - setting yourself alight in the process - and running into Sherbie. This will melt it, and give you time to catch it once you and it have stopped burning. 

Fruity Snakpod

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Fruity Snakpod

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: No

How To Catch: Walk up to it on a tree and grab it. 

Minimaki

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Minimaki

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Time Of Day: Quest only

Part Of A Quest?: Yes - Dance With The Dragon

How To Catch: The Megamaki and several Minimaki will swim around the Bay. You need to set up Trip Wires across the poles to trip the Makis, then scoop up as many Minimaki as you can. You cannot catch the Megamaki until all of the Minimaki have been scooped up. After the second successful trip, the Makis will stop swimming in a straight line and will instead fly in a swoop, so the Trip Wire is harder to aim. They also shoot roe at the poles, breaking them, so don’t stand too close once you’ve set them up. 

Megamaki

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Megamaki

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Time Of Day: Quest only

Part Of A Quest?: Yes - Dance With The Dragon

How To Catch: The Megamaki and several Minimaki will swim around the Bay. You need to set up Trip Wires across the poles to trip the Makis, then scoop up as many Minimaki as you can. You cannot catch the Megamaki until all of the Minimaki have been scooped up. After the second successful trip, the Makis will stop swimming in a straight line and will instead fly in a swoop, so the Trip Wire is harder to aim. They also shoot roe at the poles, breaking them, so don’t stand too close once you’ve set them up. 

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Scorched Gorge

Scorched Gorge has a lot of Bugsnax which appear in other forms elsewhere, which is handy when it comes to figuring out how to catch them. You’ll likely catch the Scorched Gorge ones first, since you arrive here fairly early in the game, but it is a very helpful area nonetheless. 

BBQ Bunger

Bugsnax Bugapedia: BBQ Bunger

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: No

How To Catch: Lure the BBQ Bunger into running with Ketchup, then when it bounces off a barrier, scoop it up. You can also make it chase you rather than use any sauce. 

Sweet Fryder

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Sweet Fryder

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: Yes - Fry With Me

How To Catch: Use Ketchup to lure it off the ledge and into a Trap below. Beware that any nearby Spuddys will charge the Traps, so you might want to catch them first. Also, sometimes the Sweet Fryder will not follow a trail of Ketchup . If this happens, hit the nearby Cheepoof/White Cheepoof with the Ketchup and the Sweet Fryder will scurry down in a vain attempt to catch the Cheepoof. 

Ribblepede

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Ribblepede

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: Yes - Dem Bones

How To Catch: Use Hot Sauce to lure the Ribblepede off the wall and into the Trap. 

Poptick

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Poptick

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: Yes - Pop Music

How To Catch: All the Scorpenyo  to set you on fire, then run into the unpopped Poptick. After this, set up a Trap to catch it, but be aware that the Scorpenyo will burn down the Trap if it is up too long. 

Spuddy

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Spuddy

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: Yes - Soiled

How To Catch: Lure two Spuddys close to each other so they charge at each other. Once they are dazed, scoop them in your net. 

Scorpenyo

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Scorpenyo

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: No

How To Catch: Use Cheese to lure the Scorpenyo off the wall and into the river, extinguishing the fire. 

Shy Weenyworm

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Shy Weenyworm

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: Yes - History Lesson

How To Catch: Set a Trap and wait. If it sees you, it will stop, so back far enough away to make it move. 

Cheepoof

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Cheepoof

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Time Of Day: 6 am - 4 pm

Part Of A Quest?: Yes - Caveat Emptor (you need three Cheepoofs, they can be White or Regular)

How To Catch: Use the Launcher to throw a Trap at the Cheepoof, then close it while in midair. 

White Cheepoof

Bugsnax Bugapedia: White Cheepoof

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Time Of Day: 6 pm - 4 am

Part Of A Quest?: Yes - Caveat Emptor (you need three Cheepoofs, they can be White or Regular)

How To Catch: Use the Launcher to throw a Trap at the Cheepoof, then close it while in midair. 

Crystal Sweetiefly

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Crystal Sweetiefly

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Time Of Day: 4 am - 4 pm

Part Of A Quest?: No

How To Catch: Set up a Trip Wire from across the valley from where the Crystal Sweetiefly lands, then as it lands, launch the Trip Wire. It will become dazed, but will remain on the wall. Use the Grapple Gun to pull it off the wall. 

Green Peelbug

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Green Peelbug

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: Yes - Dream Of Bugsnax

How To Catch: There is a small, circular tunnel in one of the walls, on the left canyon wall as you enter the area. Lead Scout through it while setting up a Trap at the other end to push the Peelbug out. 

Puffy Snakpod

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Puffy Snakpod

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: No

How To Catch: Walk up to it on the wall and grab it. 

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Sizzlin' Sands

Much like Boiling Bay, Sizzlin’ Sands is only accessible through another area - this time Scorched Gorge. Again, you will be able to see the entrance (it’s across Cromdo’s ‘bridge’), but won’t be able to get there until later in the game. When you do, you’ll find it one of the most complex areas, made more difficult by the fact lots of Bugsnax are on fire. Once you figure out its mysteries though, it’s not too bad. 

Tacroach

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Tacroach

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: Yes - Legend Of Shelda (Technically you just have to break the Preying Picantis, not catch the Tacroach)

How To Catch: Lure a Preying Picantis near the lake with either Cheese or Hot Sauce. You may need to make it chase you. Once it is near the lake, hit it with any sauce. The Sodie D will squirt it, extinguishing the fire. A bomb timer will start, and at the end the Preying Picantis will break into a Tacroach and Incherito. Incheritos can be found in the wild, but Tacroaches can not. Once it is separate, set a Trap and wait. An alternative extinguishing option is to lure it to a Flapjackarack during the sandstorm. 

Preying Picantis

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Preying Picantis

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: Yes - Legend Of Shelda

How To Catch: Lure a Preying Picantis near the lake with either Cheese or Hot Sauce, using Scout. You may need to make it chase you. Once it is near the lake, hit it with any sauce. The Sodie D will squirt it, extinguishing the fire. A bomb timer will start, and you must scoop the Preying Picantis before the bomb runs out but without being spotted. An alternative extinguishing option is to lure it to a Flapjackarack during the sandstorm. 

Black Lollive

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Black Lollive

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: No

How To Catch: Hit one of the small nearby Bugsnax with Cheese. The Lollive will swoop down and pick it up, making the Lollive slow, heavy, and low. At this height, it can now be trapped. 

Loaded Spuddy

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Loaded Spuddy

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: No

How To Catch: Lure two Loaded Spuddys close to each other so they charge. Once they have crashed into each other, scoop them while dazed. 

Buffalocust

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Buffalocust

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: Yes - Deal Or No Deal

How To Catch: Use Ranch to make the Buffalocust slam down out of the sky. Do this to pull it closer and closer to a sandstorm Flapjackarack, until it eventually slams into the lake and extinguishes itself, letting you catch it. 

Eggler

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Eggler

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: Yes - Egglightenment

How To Catch: Find an Egg; there is usually one in Shelda’s tent. Use the Launcher to throw it so it cracks, then set a Trap and wait. 

Flapjackarak

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Flapjackarak

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: No

How To Catch: Set up a Trap and wait. Alternatively, scoop one up after it has been charged by a Loaded Spuddy. Beware that it can cause huge sandstorms which blow Traps away. 

Scorpepper

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Scorpepper

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: No

How To Catch: Lure it off the wall with Cheese, and take it to a Flapjackarack so the sandstorm can extinguish it. 

Incherrito

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Incherrito

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: Undergrowth

How To Catch: This will chase you as many Bugsnax do, but with one big difference - it chases you while buried underground. You need to lead it to some rocks, as it will be unable to burrow, and will come out of the ground, dazed. When it does, you can grab it with your net. 

Black Razzby

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Black Razzby

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: Yes - The Path (Technically you need to lead the Black Razzby out of the cave with Scout, not catch it)

How To Catch: Use the Buffalocust to slam down on the cracked floor entrance with Ranch, then inside you will see a Black Razzby in the corner, which can be easily trapped. 

Sodie D

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Sodie D

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: No

How To Catch: Set up a Trap in the lake and wait. Alternatively, grab it with a Grapple Gun to distract it, then Trap it. 

Cheezer

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Cheezer

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: Yes - Dream Of Bugsnax

How To Catch: Lure it into a Trap with Cheese, or wait for it to be attacked by a Loaded Spuddy. 

Meaty Snakpod

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Meaty Snakpod

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: No

How To Catch: Walk up to it and grab it off the wall. Can be found in the underground cave with the Black Razzby. 

Bombino

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Bombino

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Time Of Day: All (First appears during A Slice Of Heaven, but is available afterwards)

Part Of A Quest?: Yes - A Slice Of Heaven

How To Catch: During A Slice Of Heaven, Crombo will take you to the pyramid to catch the Mothra Supreme. As part of this mission, you’ll have to throw Bombinos at the Mothra Supreme. Catch one in your net during the quest. 

Mothza Supreme

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Mothza Supreme

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Time Of Day: Quest only (will be visible but impossible to catch before)

Part Of A Quest?: A Slice Of Heaven

How To Catch: Crombo will lead you to the pyramid and will activate the switch to summon the Mothza Supreme. You then need to place the Launcher on the target spot and hit the Mothza Supreme with a Bombino. This will start the next stage. You’ll need to wait until the Mothza Supreme stops in front of one of the statues. At this point, hit it with another Bambino, then when it falls, use the Grapple Gun on the statue base to slice it. Repeat this once more. Finally, the tornadoes will start, and you will now need to place a Bombino underneath the Mothza Supreme to knock it down and Grapple Gun slice it for the last time. 

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Sugarpine Woods

This setting may look sweet, but it’s one of the trickiest areas in the game, as a lot of the creatures here can be fiendishly difficult to catch. It also houses the entrance to the game’s final area, although you won’t be able to access this initially.

Kwookie

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Kwookie

(Image credit: Young Horses)

Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: Yes - Sweet Tooth

How To Catch: Set up a Trap along its path, and slow it down with Chocolate. 

Charmallow

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Charmallow

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Time Of Day: 4 pm - 4 am

Part Of A Quest?: Yes - Toasty

How To Catch: Hit a Big Bopsicle with Chocolate so the Charmallow will attack and extinguish the flames. Scoop it up while it is on the ground, dazed, but beware that the Big Bopsicle will likely charge you, so you need to be quick. 

Cinnasnail

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Cinnasnail

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: Yes - Slow Your Roll

How To Catch: Set up a Trap and lure the Bugsnax Cinnasnail in with a trail of Chocolate. 

Hunnabee

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Hunnabee

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Time Of Day: 5 am - 6 pm

Part Of A Quest?: Yes - Carbo Load

How To Catch: Use the Grapple Gun to pull it out of the sky. It might take a few grabs. Once it lands, catch it while it’s dazed. 

Sprinklepede

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Sprinklepede

(Image credit: Young Horses)

Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: Yes - Dream Of Bugsnax

How To Catch: Lure it down off the tower next to Snorpy and Chandlo’s hut with Chocolate, and set up a Trip Wire below. It’s too fast to trap in regular Traps. 

Yellow Peelbug

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Yellow Peelbug

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: No

How To Catch: There is a small, circular tunnel in one of the walls, at the very back of the area, leading to the upper level. Lead Scout through it while setting up a Trap at the other end to push the Peelbug out. 

Bopsicle

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Bopsicle

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: No

How To Catch: Hit the Big Bopsicle with Chocolate so the Charmallow attacks and melts it. To get this version of the Bopsicle, you will need to wait until the Big Bopsicle splits in two, then lure the Charmallow back again to remelt it. Once it is melted (but has stopped burning), sneak up behind it and grab it with the net. 

Big Bopsicle

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Big Bopsicle

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: Yes - Cold Feet

How To Catch: Hit the Big Bopsicle with Chocolate so the Charmallow attacks and melts it. Once it is melted (but has stopped burning), sneak up behind it and grab it with the net. Beware that you only have a short space of time before the Big Bopscile splits and becomes a Bopsicle. 

Rainbow Sweetiefly

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Rainbow Sweetiefly

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Time Of Day: 4 am - 4 pm

Part Of A Quest?: No

How To Catch: Set up a Trip Wire between a nearby post and Chandlo’s outer basketball net. When the Sweetiefly lands, it will become dazed, and can then be grabbed with the Grapple Gun. 

Nutty Snakpod

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Nutty Snakpod

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: No

How To Catch: Walk up to it on the wall and grab it. 

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Frosted Peak

This is the final area of Bugnsax, and as such has some of the most complicated puzzles. Not too many of these are required to progress the story, but if you want to catch ‘em all, you’ll likely spend a lot of time here. 

Banopper

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Banopper

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Time Of Day: Yes

Part Of A Quest?: No

How To Catch: Split up a Scoopy Banoopy by lighting it on fire. Then, after the bomb countdown, the Banopper will race to a tree. Set up a Trip Wire between the tree tops to knock it out of the sky. 

Scoopy

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Scoopy

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: No

How To Catch: Split up a Scoopy Banoopy by lighting it on fire. Then, after the bomb countdown, the Scoopy will freeze itself and burrow. You need to burn it again and scoop it up once extinguished. 

Cheery

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Cheery

(Image credit: Young Horses)

Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: No.

How To Catch: Split up a Scoopy Banoopy by lighting it on fire. Then, after the bomb countdown, the Cheery will hide in the bushes. You need to set up a Trap and wait, luring it out with Chocolate. 

Scoopy Banoopy

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Scoopy Banoopy

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: Yes - Splitting Up

How To Catch: Split up a Scoopy Banoopy by lighting it on fire. Sneak up behind it after it has been extinguished but before it has split up. Luring it towards a Stewdler with Chocolate is the easiest way to do this. 

Aggroll

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Aggroll

(Image credit: Young Horses)

Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: No

How To Catch: Can only be found frozen in the ice cave. Melt the ice it is in, Grapple its box away from it, then scoop it up. 

Chippie

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Chippy

(Image credit: Young Horses)

Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: No

How To Catch: Cover a Trap in Chocolate to make the Chippie fall off the wall, then catch it. 

Chillynilly

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Chillynilly

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: No

How To Catch: Cover a Stewdler with Chocolate in the upper cave, so a Chillynilly will land on it. This unfreezes the Chillynilly and extinguishes the Stewdler, letting you scoop them both up. 

Flutterjam

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Flutterjam

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Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: No

How To Catch: Hit it with Peanut Butter then catch it when it is dazed on the floor. 

Mt Sodie

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Mt Sodie

(Image credit: Young Horses)

Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: No

How To Catch: A Trap in the lake will likely freeze, so instead use a Trip Wire (which also freezes but lasts longer), then scoop it up once it hits the wire and becomes dazed. 

Stewdler

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Stewdler

(Image credit: Young Horses)

Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: No

How To Catch: Cover a Stewdler with Chocolate in the upper cave, so a Chilly Nilly will land on it. This unfreezes the Chilly Nilly and extinguishes the Stewdler, letting you scoop them both up. 

Melty Snakpod

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Melty Snakpod

(Image credit: Young Horses)

Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: No

How To Catch: Go up to it on the wall and grab it. Commonly found at the mountain peak in the tent. 

Instabug

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Baby Cakelegs

(Image credit: Young Horses)

Time Of Day: All

Part Of A Quest?: No

How To Catch: Can be lured out by the camera, then Trapped. It may take some looking around to find it, just make sure to always scan and have your camera out. 

Baby Cakelegs

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Instabug

(Image credit: Young Horses)

Time Of Day: Quest only

Part Of A Quest?: Snorpy Saves The World

How To Catch: From the start of the quest, set up the Trip Wire to light the two candles. Daddy Cakelegs will then flee, and you need to follow the Baby Cakelegs to its next location. Trap (or Trip and scoop) one on the way to catch a Baby Cakelegs. 

Daddy Cakelegs

Bugsnax Bugapedia: Daddy Cakelegs

(Image credit: Young Horses)

Time Of Day: Quest only

Part Of A Quest?: Snorpy Saves The World

How To Catch: From the start of the quest, set up the Trip Wire to light the two candles. Daddy Cakelegs will then flee, and you need to follow the Baby Cakelegs to its next location. Once you reach it, light the next set of candles the same way. They move quickly, so it may take a few turns. Once you do, the Daddy Cakelegs will now be able to be scooped up. 

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