Summerwing Butterfly

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"A butterfly found in the woods and plains of warm regions. Its wings absorb the warmth of the sun. Cook it with monster parts to create an elixir that makes you feel warm and fuzzy."

— In-Game Description

The Summerwing Butterfly is a type of butterfly found in Breath of the Wild. They can typically be found in areas of warm climates, such as at the base of Death Mountain. However, they are also fairly common on the Great Plateau, appearing in all areas, other than the snowy region of Mount Hylia and the River of the Dead. They can be sold to shop-vendors all over Hyrule for 2 Rupees each.


A Summerwing Butterfly can be cooked alongside monster parts to create Elixirs. The Summerwing Butterfly will give Link Cold Resistance. When cooked with a monster part that has no specific enhancement, such as a Bokoblin Horn, Link will create a Spicy Elixir. This will temporarily allow Link to travel into colder climates without taking damage. If Link cooks a Summerwing Butterfly along with food, it will result in Link making Dubious Food.

Cooking a Spicy Elixir works well early on in Link's quest when he is on the Great Plateau, as it will allow him to travel into the colder environment of Mount Hylia. It is an alternative to wearing the Warm Doublet or cooking Spicy Peppers to create Spicy Sautéed Peppers, which both give Link Cold Resistance.

As an alternative ingredient, Link can also cook a Warm Darner. The Summerwing Butterfly and Warm Darner have identical effects when cooking elixirs.

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