Bug Rock

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Bug Rock is an island in The Sky in Skyward Sword. It is found in the Thunderhead, southwest of the Isle of Songs.

Strich finds the island after flying into the Thunderhead. However, when he arrives, he decides that it is a perfect paradise to raise Bugs.[1] At least of every type of bug can be found there, raised by Strich. He allows Link to catch bugs in his Bug Heaven mini-game.

Later, Beedle loses his Horned Colossus Beetle and asks Link to help him find it.[2][3] Link discovers that Strich has the beetle on Bug Rock.[4][5] Strich agrees that if Link can catch certain bugs within three minutes, then he will allow Link to take the insect's cage back to Beedle.[6][7] Beedle gives Link five Gratitude Crystals and half off of any item in his shop as thanks.[8]

Bug Heaven

Main article: Bug Heaven

Strich's Bug Heaven mini-game lets Link go around and catch certain bugs at Bug Rock.[9][10] There are two levels: Bug Beginner and Bug Wrangler.[11] Depending on how quickly he finds them, Link can win a prize, including rare bugs.[12]

Goddess Chest

After hitting the Goddess Cube at the Volcano Summit in the Eldin Province, Link can head to Bug Rock to find the corresponding Goddess Chest opened. It is found on a small wooden ledge jutting out from the island.

References

  1. "[Link]? I wasn't expecting to see you here. I flew into this thick fog and ended up on this island. But once I got here, I looked around and realized...this is some kind of insect paradise! So I decided to go after my dream and raise a bunch of bugs here. Now I can spend my days catching all the bugs I want! You want to try catching some bugs? I'll release a few for you, so why don't you give it a shot?" — Strich, Skyward Sword.
  2. "But I would be remiss if I didn't let you know of the weight on my heart...

    My precious Horned Colossus Beetle has gone missing, along with his cage...

    It's a tragedy that shatters a man to the core... 'Twas such a rare insect and so very...friendly to boot.

    I'll find it! :Don't worry." — Beedle, Skyward Sword.
  3. "My precious Horned Colossus Beetle... ...Please go and find him with all haste. He abides out there, somewhere, all alone in the wild. I beg of you!" — Beedle, Skyward Sword.
  4. "Heh heh heh heh. Well well, it's [Link]! How's life?

    Oh, you think I look happy? Heh heh... Well, I guess I can't help it.

    I mean, I did discover an insanely rare insect, after all.

    Tell me! :Who cares?" — Strich, Skyward Sword.
  5. "You want to know more, huh?

    Well... Let's just say I managed to land a legendary Horned Colossus Beetle.

    It's pretty much a miracle that I found it! I can't stop laughing or smiling. I'm so happy, my face hurts!
    " — Strich, Skyward Sword.
  6. "...I suppose it would be kind of mean to keep someone's favorite pet bug.

    But at the same time, I don't feel so bad that I'm just going to give it right back...

    How about this?

    If you can pull off a time in my game that makes even me admit you are the master of bug catching, I'll give this little guy back. So, what's it going to be? Are you up for the challenge?

    You're on! :Not now." — Strich, Skyward Sword.
  7. "Phew...

    Sorry, but I won't be able to give the Horned Colossus Beetle back!

    Not with that kind of time. At the very least, you're going to have to finish in less than three minutes... Come on! Let's see some hustle!
    " — Strich, Skyward Sword.
  8. "You found him! My dear bug, I thank you from the bottom of my heart!

    Next time you enter my shop, I demand you take any one of my items for half off the listed price!

    It's just my way of saying thank you!
    " — Beedle, Skyward Sword.
  9. "I'm going to be timing you while you're in the course. If you get a decent time, I'll give you a prize! In the Bug Beginner course, I will show you pictures of five different bugs. Catch one of each to finish! Got it? OK, get ready!" — Strich, Skyward Sword.
  10. "I'm going to be timing you while you're in the course. If you get a decent time, I'll give you a prize! In the Bug Wrangler course, you will need to catch a total of 10 bugs that I specify from among eight different types. Got all that? OK, get ready!" — Strich, Skyward Sword.
  11. "I have come up with two levels for my bug-catching competition: an easy Bug Beginner level and a Bug Wrangler level for real bug masters like me. Since you aren't a bug lover, I'll charge you 20 Rupees for the Bug Beginner level and 50 for the Bug Wrangler level. Do you want in on this?
    Bug Beginner! :Bug Wrangler! :No, thanks." — Strich, Skyward Sword.
  12. "OK, time's up! ...Th-this is amazing! I don't have any choice. I'm forced to admit you're one of the all-time greats of bug catching! I bow down to your bug-wrangling skills. Let me give you your prize! You get a set of insects... Five rare ones at that!" — Strich, Skyward Sword.