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Bugsnax Bugapedia: How to catch every Bugsnax

Boiling Bay

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. 

Scorched Gorge

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. 

Sizzlin' Sands

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 Lollilve

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.