Bugsnax Location Guide: Where to find and how to catch every Bugsnax

By Lauren Aitken, Thursday, 12 November 2020 14:03 GMT

There are many species of Bugsnax to collect on Snaktooth Island, so here’s where to find them all.

Whether you’re collecting Bugsnax for a particular island resident or to expand your inventory, you’ll need to visit various locations across Snaktooth Island to find them all. As Bugsnax is a narrative adventure, you won’t be able to find them all right away; some can only be found during the night, in specific weather conditions or after completing certain quests, so you’ll need to revisit each area to complete your collection.

Each Bugsnax comes with a description of how to catch them, what type of sauce they like or hate and what time of the day they appear, so make sure to check your in-game guide for hints. Your Grumpus pals will also give you very brief clues, but you’ll need to do some problem solving on your own. Luckily for you, we’ve created this guide so you can head to the right area to find each Bugsnax once they appear.

Bugsnax Location Guide: Where to find and how to catch every Bugsnax

Bugsnax: All the tools you’ll need

You’ll need to get creative when catching Bugsnax by using your wits and a combination of each tool. You’ll collect several tools from various NPCs, so here’s a look at your full arsenal:

  • SnaxScope – Can use this to scan interesting objects, Grumpuses and Bugsnax
  • Bug Net – Use this to catch Bugsnax that don’t move or are dazed
  • Buggy Ball – A guidable Strabby in a glass ball you can use to lure Bugsnax or chase out of their hiding places
  • Sauce Slinger – Can be used to chuck sauce on or near a Bugsnax
  • Snak Trap – Allows you to catch Bugsnax if they walk into its radius
  • Snaktivator – Can transform the limbs of Grumpuses into different Bugsnax they have eaten
  • Lunchpad – It’s a launchpad you can use to fire projectiles or yourself at Bugsnax or hard-to-reach places
  • Snak Grappler – Can be used to grab Bugsnax that are out of reach as well as sauces
  • Trip Shot – Stuns a Bugsnax when they run into its wire. Can’t stick to snow, sand or dirt but can conduct elements like fire and ice

You’ll need to be quick in setting up your traps, using a sauce lure or timing a Lunchpad release correctly, but you’ll get the hang of it eventually. Remember that you can use tool combos, such as attaching the Buggy Ball to the end of the Trip Shot to lure and catch Bugsnax.

More Busgnax become available as the story progresses, so don’t worry if you can’t find a particular one right away. Larger Boss Bugsnax can only be found by completing what are essentially loyalty missions for your Grumpus pals, so keep completing sidequests to unlock the Mama Mewon, Megamaki etc.

You’ll also need to manage your inventory by donating Bugsnax to Gramble to increase your inventory size or feeding them to Snaktooth island’s inhabitants to turn them into very colourful individuals.

Bugsnax: Locations and how to catch them

You’ll start with basic tools like the Snak Trap and Sauce Slinger, but it won’t be long before you gather more tools. We’ve listed each Bugsnax we’ve found, where we’ve found it and, most importantly, how to catch them.

If you want to problem-solve on your own, then I suggest closing this guide now, so consider this your only spoiler warning.

Bugsnax locations: Garden Grove

Bugsnax Time of dayHow to catch
BungerAll daySpray it and another large Bugsnax with Ketchup to lure them together. Once it charges and dazes itself, you can catch it.
FryderAll daySet up a trap to catch it then lure it down from it's hiding place using Ranch Dressing or Ketchup.
ShishkabugAll dayWill hide in a bush if spotted. Cover the hiding spot with the favourite sauce of another Bugsnax to lure it over and place a trap nearby. When the Shishkabug runs out, use the trap.
Sweetiefly4 am - 4 pmIt will eventually rest on a high-up spot. You can use a Lunch Pad and trap combo to catch it when it is having a short nap.
White StrabbyAll daySet up a trap and hide. Wait for it to approach the trap before activating it.
Dr SodieAll daySet up a trap and catch it as it goes by.
Crispy SnakpodAll dayHides on walls and roofs. Approach and use the net to catch.
CobhopperAll daySet up the Trap Shot on a nearby rock or tree then extend it high enough so that when the Cobhopper flies between trees you'll stun it. Approach it and use the net to catch.
WeenywormAll daySet up a trap and hide. Wait for it to approach the trap before activating it.

Bugsnax locations: Flavour Falls

Bugsnax Time of day it appearsHow to catch
StrabbyAll daySet up a trap, hide, then wait for it to enter the trap. Can be lured with Chocolate Sauce.
Rootie6 pm - 4 amCan be lured with Ranch Dressing. Set up a trap, hide and wait to deploy it.
White Rootie6 am - 4 pmCan be lured with Ranch Dressing. Set up a trap, hide and wait to deploy it.
PinkleAll dayYou'll need the Grappler to snatch it's jar away, then use the trap to catch the pickles.
Green LolliveAll daySet a trap up on a Lunch Pad and fire the trap into the air. Time it right to catch one.
Caramel PoptickAll dayCan be lured with Chocolate Sauce. Set up a trap nearby and wait for it to get in range.
Sub SandopedeAll dayCan be lured with Ranch Dressing. You'll need to cover another Bugsnax or your trap/ Lunch Pad in Ranch Dressing to get it to crash into it to break up the individual sub pieces.
SandopedeAll dayCan be lured with Ranch Dressing. You'll need to cover another Bugsnax or your trap in Ranch Dressing to get it to crash into it to break up the individual sub pieces.
InchwrapAll dayCan be lured out with Ranch Dressing. Place a trap near some rocks to catch it.
Twisty SnakpodAll dayUse a net to catch. Look for it on cave/ rock walls.
Wee MewonAll dayCan be caught using a trap.
Mama MewonAll dayLure it over to a Grumpus Statue by catching Wee Mewon. Use the Grappler to bring down Stalactites on its head to crack it open.

Bugsnax locations: Simmering Springs

Bugsnax Time of day it appearsHow to catch
PineantulaAll dayNeeds to be dug out by another Bugsnax, like Crapple.
KweebleAll dayLay out a trap, cover the ball with Chocolate Sauce and guide it over to the trap to catch it.
CrappleAll dayCan be lured with Chocolate Sauce or Peanut Butter. Lay out a trap to catch it, can also daze it by coating another Bugsnax in a sauce to make it charge.
Orange PeelbugAll dayLay out a trap and send the Buggy Ball into it's hiding place to chase it out. Can also be lured with Chocolate Sauce once out from the hiding spot.
RazzbyAll daySet a trap and hide before deploying it.
Lovely Sweetiefly4 am - 4 pmWill take a rest eventually, so deploy your trap when it's sleeping.
TropicabugAll dayLure an aggressive Bugsnax to its hiding spot and set up a trap nearby to catch it when it runs out.
SnaquiriAll daySet your trap in the water when it launches itself into the air and deploy it as it drops back down.
Green Grapeskeeto4 pm - 4 amCoat another Bugsnax in Chocolate and wait for it to feed before catching.
Waffstackarack4 am - 11 amRing the breakfast bell near where Wiggle slept on the beach. Cover another Waffle in Chocolate Sauce to make it collide and daze it before catching.
Fruity SnakpodAll dayCan be found floating in rock pools and water, use the net to catch it.
Baja Tacroach6 pm - 4 amVery timid. Set a trap nearby to catch it, can lure with Cheese or Hot Sauce.

Bugsnax locations: Boiling Bay

Bugsnax Time of day it appearsHow to catch
Red BanopperAll dayUse the Trip Shot to daze it.
PaletossAll dayWait for a Paletoss Grande to explode before catching the two smaller Bugsnax.
Paletoss GrandeAll dayLure it towards a hot Bugsnax or the lava and wait for it to become dazed.
NoodlerAll dayLure it using Hot Sauce or Cheese towards the water.
La SodieuxAll daySet a trap and wait for it walk into it.
Flamin' CheepoofAll dayCool it down by luring it towards the likes of Paletoss. Can use the Trip Shot to stun it.
SherbieAll dayCan be lured out onto the rocks by Chocolate Sauce, which it hates.
Fruity SnakpodAll dayUse net or Grappler to catch. Found high up on cave walls.
Greater CocomiteAll dayUse Grappler to get it down then have a larger Bugsnax charge at it to break the shell.
Lesser CocomiteAll dayLure using Chocolate Sauce into a trap.
Golden KweebleAll dayLure using the Buggy Ball coated in Chocolate Sauce into a trap.
Grapeskeeto4 pm - 4 amCoat a Bugsnax in Chocolate Sauce to lure it over to feed.
Green CrappleAll daySet a trap and wait.
MinimakiBoss fight - WiggleUse the Trip Shot to separate its head from the body and collect all the little pieces.
MegamakiBoss fight - WiggleUse the Trip Shot to separate its head from the body

Bugsnax locations: Scorched Gorge

Bugsnax Time of day it appearsHow to catch
BBQ BungerAll dayLure it towards a large and aggressive Bugsnax like Spuddy with Ketchup or Ranch Dressing so that it chargers and becomes dazed.
Sweet FryderAll dayLure with Ketchup or Ranch Dressing and set up a trap nearby. Be mindful of the nearby windmill.
RibblepedeAll daySits still on ceilings and undersides of rocks. Can be caught using the net or lured down with Hot Sauce.
PoptickAll dayMust be hit with a fire blast from a Scorpenyo. Set a trap and lure it with Chocolate Sauce and wait for the Scorpenyo to set the area on fire. It'll then puff up and can be caught with a trap.
SpuddyAll daySpray another Spuddy or Bungler with Ketchup to lure it over so that it'll become enraged and charge. Catch it when it is dazed.
Crystal Sweetiefly4 am - 4 pmWait for it to land to rest then spring a trap.
Cheepoof6 am - 4 pmUse a Lunch Pad and a trap to catch this flying Bugsnax
White Cheepoof6 pm - 4 amUse a Lunch Pad and a trap to catch this flying Bugsnax
Shy WeenywormAll daySet a trap and hide, waiting for the right time to deploy it.
ScorpenyoAll dayPlace your trap in water if you can or lure a larger Bugsnax over to charge at it.
Puffy SnakpodAll dayCan be caught using the net
Green PeelbugAll dayUse the Buggy Ball to lure it out from the little hidey holes in rocks.

Bugsnax locations: Sizzlin’ Sands

Bugsnax Time of day it appearsHow to catch
Loaded SpuddyAll dayCan be lured with Cheese or Ketchup. Have it collide with an equally large Bugsnax to daze it before catching. Try to get it near water if it's on fire.
BuffalocustAll dayFire some Ranch Dressing or Hot Sauce near the water so it will dive bomb to the ground and the Sodie D will spray it with water, making it easy to catch.
Flapjackarak5 am - 6 pmCan be lured with Chocolate Sauce and Peanut Butter. Coat a Loaded Spuddy in either sauce or coat the Flapjackarak in Ketchup to get them to charge into each other. Catch when dazed.
CheezerAll dayCan use a Trip Shot to trip it up, or lure a much larger Bugsnax to attack it.
Eggler ShellAll dayHave the Buffalocust slam into it.
ScorpepperAll dayLure it towards the water with Cheese then get the Sodie D to spray it to put the fire out. Can also lure a larger Bugsnax over to charge at it.
Sodie DAll dayPlace a trap in the water and wait. Hates all the sauce.
Preying PicantisAll dayCan be lured with Hot Sauce and Cheese. Lure it near the water to have Sodie D put the fire out and have two Picantis charge at each other, or lure another larger Bugsnax over to charge at it.
Black RazzbyAll DaySet a trap, lure it out with Chocolate Sauce then hide before deploying the trap.
IncherritoAll DayLay a trap and lure it out with Cheese or Ketchup by spreading some on the rocks. Can also be dazed by larger Bugsnax.
EgglerAll dayUse a net or the trap to catch.
Meaty SnakpodAll dayUse net or Grappler to catch.
BombinoAll dayPart of Cromdo's quest. Use the giant pizza cutter to open the chest and retrieve the Bugsnax. Place on the plinth and it will become a Bombino. Use a net or trap to catch.
Mothza SupremeAll dayUse the Lunch Pad to fire Bombinos at it when above giant pizza cutters. When it falls, use the Grappler to chop it with the pizza cutter. Can be lured with Ranch Dressing and Cheese.

Bugsnax locations: Sugarpine Woods

Bugsnax Time of day it appearsHow to catch
KwookieAll dayUse the Trip Shot to trip it up or lure a larger Bugsnax towards it. Loves Peanut Butter, so can be lured using that.
Charmallow4 pm - 4 amSet up your trap in water and lure it over with Peanut Butter or Chocolate Sauce.
CinnasnailAll dayCan be grabbed using the Grappler and lured using Chocolate Sauce. Set up a trap nearby and wait for it to come to you.
Hunnabee5 am - 6 pmSet up a trap on a Lunch Pad and fire it at them, or use the Grappler. You and the trap will become covered in Honey and you can use it to keep them on the ground, making them easier to catch.
Big BopsicleAll dayGet it near a Charmallow to melt its exterior then when it's dazed, set up a trap.
BopsicleAll dayOnce you've dazed a Big Bopsicle, wait for it to charge around and explode, before catching the two newly separate Bopsicles.
SprinklepedeAll daySet up a Trip Shot below it then hit it with Chocolate Sauce or Peanut Butter. Once stunned, you can catch it. Can be found hiding on the watchtower.
Nutty SnakpodAll dayUse a net to catch.
Rainbow Sweetiefly4 am - 4 pmWait for it to land and rest before catching.
Yellow PeelbugAll dayLure out by sending the Buggy Ball into its hidey hole in the rocks.

Bugsnax locations: Frosted Peak

Bugsnax Time of day it appearsHow to catch
Melty SnakpodAll dayCatch with a net. Hangs around on rocks or sides of tents.
ChippieAll dayUse Peanut Butter to lure it and the Trip Shot to catch it.
Chillynilly4 pm - 4 amLure it towards a Stewdler by spraying the Stewdler with chocolate. Wait for it to thaw it before catching.
Flutterjam4 am - 4 pmLoves fire and Peanut Butter, so spray some near a hot Bugsnax or a campfire to lure it.
Mt SodieAll daySet a trap and lure it over with Ranch Dressing, Cheese or Ketchup.
StewdlerAll dayLure it out towards a Chillynilly or Mt Sodie so that its fire goes out. Loves Hot Sauce.
Scoopy BanoopyAll daySet yourself on fire and touch it or place a Trip Shot in fire. Alternatively, lure it towards a Stewdler using Chocolate. It will explode into smaller Bugsnax.
CheeryAll dayCan be lured out from its hiding spot using Chocolate Sauce.
ScoopyAll daySet a trap on rocks and lure it out using Chocolate Sauce. Can also lure it towards a Stewdler.
BanopperAll dayUse the Trip Shot to daze it before catching.
Melty SnakpodAll dayUse net or Grappler to catch.
Baby CakelegsAll dayTriffany mission. Use trap to catch many at once.
Daddy CakelegsAll dayPlace Trip Shot in fire so that when it walks through, its candles light up. Takes several phases to beat, can then be caught with trap or net.

You can check out our other Bugsnax guides on how to complete the Secrets of the Dunes puzzle here, as well as how to increase your inventory size here.

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