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How to catch every Bugsnax in every region

Garden Grove, Flavor Falls, Simmering Springs, Boiling Bay, Scorched Gorge, Sizzlin’ Sands, Sugarpine Woods, and Frosted Peak.

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In Bugsnax, you will have to catch a lot of the titular bug-food critters to progress and fill out your Bugapedia. While some Bugsnax have straightforward catching methods, some require using several different tools and sauces to lure the tasty creature in.

Some of the Bugsnax will require you to revisit areas later, so don’t be surprised if you don’t end up with all of them upon visiting a new area for the first time.

Below, we’ve listed how to catch each Bugsnak by location, including the time you can catch them.


Table of contents


Garden Grove

Bunger (all day): Hit a Bunger with Ketchup, causing another Bunger to run up to it and stun it so you can catch it with the net. You may need to use Ketchup to lure another Bunger to the same area first.

Fryder (all day): Place the Snak Trap below the Fryder and hit the device with Ketchup to lure the Fryder in.

Shishkabug (all day): Place the Snak Trap where the Shishkabug is standing. After it hides in a bush, hit the bush with Ketchup to make a nearby Bunger scare it out of the bush and into the trap.

Sweetiefly (4 a.m. - 4 p.m.): Place the Lunchpad and aim it at the Sweetiefly. Place the Snak Trap on top of the Lunchpad and fire it at the Sweetiefly when it is resting.

White Strabby (all day): Carefully place the Snak Trap along a White Strabby’s path. If it hides in a nearby bush, back up and wait for it to come back out.

Dr Sodie (all day): Place the Snak Trap on the Dr Sodie’s path.

Weenyworm (all day): Place the Snak Trap on the Weenyworm’s path.

Cobhopper (all day): Fire the Trip Shot across the Cobhopper’s path. Grab the Cobhopper with the net once it’s stunned.

Crispy Snakpod (all day): Use the net to grab it, since it won’t run away. If it’s out of reach, use the Snak Grappler.


Flavor Falls

Strabby (all day): Carefully place the Snak Trap along a Strabby’s path. If it hides in a nearby bush, back up and wait for it to come back out.

Pinkle (all day): Place the Snak Trap on a Pinkle’s path and then use the Snak Grappler to take the jar off the Pinkle. Toss the jar away from the Pinkle and wait for it to run into the Snak Trap.

Rootle (6 p.m. - 4 a.m.): Place the Snak Trap along the Rootle’s path.

White Rootle (6 a.m. - 4 p.m.): Place the Snak Trap along the White Rootle’s path.

Green Lollive (all day): Place the Lunchpad nearby and aim it at the Green Lollive. Put the Snak Trap on top of the Lunchpad and fire it at the Green Lollive.

Inchwrap (all day): Place the Snak Trap around the Inchwrap, though you’ll need to make sure it’s far enough that the Inchwrap doesn’t dig and knock it away.

Sandopede (all day): Use the Trip Shot to trip the Sandopede.

Sub Sandopede (all day): Use the Trip Shot to trip the Sandopede. The middle pieces will be Sub Sandopedes.

Ruby Peelbug (all day): Send the Buggy Ball into the round openings and follow the indicator to figure out where the exit is. Place the Snak Trap at the exit. You may need to crouch to successfully send the Buggy Ball through the hole.

Caramel Poptick (rain only): Place the Snak Trap on the land, not in the water and wait for the Caramel Poptick to jump into the trap.

Twisty Snakpod (all day): Use the net to grab it, since it won’t run away. If it’s out of reach, use the Snak Grappler.

Wee Mewon (Mama Wemon boss fight): Place your Snak Trap down and the Wee Mewon’s will flock to it.

Mama Mewon (Mama Wemon boss fight): Defeat the Mama Wemon during its boss encounter and catch it with your Snak Trap.


Simmering Springs

Kweeble (all day): Place the Snak Trap on the Kweeble’s path. If it hides in a nearby bush, move away from the bush and wait for it to come out and into the trap.

Crapple (all day): Place the Snak Trap in the Crabble’s path.

Pineantula (all day): Hit the Pineantula with Chocolate Sauce to lure a Crapple to it. The Crapple will carry the Pineantula away, stunning it so you can catch it with the net.

Orange Peelbug (all day): Set up the Snak Trap outside of the log or cave that the Orange Peelbug is hiding in. Use the Buggy Ball to push the Orange Peelbug out and into the trap.

Razzby (all day): Place the Snap Trap on the Razzby’s path. If it hides in a nearby bush, you can move away from the bush and wait for it to come out and into the trap. If it retreats into a cave, you can push it out using the Buggy Ball.

Green Grapeskeeto (4 p.m. - 4 a.m.): Cover a nearby Bugsnak with Chocolate Sauce. The Green Grapeskeeto will go down to feed it, engorging itself. Scoop it up with your net.

Snaquiri (all day): Place the Lunchpad nearby and aim it at the Snaquiri. Put the Snak Trap on top of the Lunchpad and fire it at the Snaquiri.

Tropicabug (all day): Carefully place the Snak Trap on the Tropicabug’s path without being seen. If it sees you, it will hide indefinitely. Leave the area and return to lure it out of a bush.

Lovely Sweetiefly (4 a.m. - 4 p.m.): Use the net to pick up the Lovely Sweetiefly while it rests.

Baja Tacroach (6 p.m. - 4 a.m.): Set up the Snak Trap near the Baja Tacroaches carefully.

Waffstackarak (4 a.m. - 11 a.m.): Ring the triangle by Wiggle’s old camp during the slotted time. Bait the two Waffstackaraks into hitting each other and net them when they’re stunned.

Grumpy Snakpod (all day): Use the net to grab it, since it won’t run away. If it’s out of reach, use the Snak Grappler.


Boiling Bay

Green Crapple (all day): Place the Snak Trap in the Green Crapple’s path.

Grapeskeeto (4 p.m. - 4 a.m.): Cover a nearby Bugsnak with Chocolate Sauce. The Grapeskeeto will go down to feed it, engorging itself. Scoop it up with your net. If you use Paletoss and Paletoss Grande to bait the Grapeskeeto, they will not be able to be frozen or else the Grapeskeeto will also freeze.

Golden Kweeble (all day): Place the Snak Trap on the Golden Kweeble’s path. If it hides in a nearby bush, move away from the bush and wait for it to come out and into the trap.

Greater Cocomite (all day): Use the Snak Grappler to hit a tree with the three line marks on it. When the coconut falls, drop it in lava. Set up the Snak Trap and bait the Greater Cocomite into it, as it will chase you.

Lesser Cocomite (all day): Use the Snak Grappler to hit a tree with the three line marks on it. When the coconut falls, drop it in lava. Set up the Snak Trap and bait the Lesser Cocomite into it, as it will chase you.

La Sodieux (all day): Set up the Snak Trap in the La Sodieux’s path.

Noodler (all day): Cover the Buggy Ball in Hot Sauce or Cheese Sauce and bait the Noodler to follow it into the ocean. Once the flames are out, trap it using the Snak Trap. A La Sodieux may also help extinguish the flames on the Noodler.

Paletoss (all day): Get a Paletoss Grande to follow you into lava. After it chases you, it will grow dizzy and split into two Paletoss. When they’re dizzy, you can grab them with your net.

Paletoss Grande (all day): Set up the Trip Shot on lava and fire it to trip a Paletoss Grande. Grab it with the net once it’s stunned.

Red Banopper (all day): Fire the Trip Shot across the Red Banopper’s path. Grab the Red Banopper with the net once it’s stunned.

Flamin’ Cheepoof (all day): Use the Buggy Ball covered in sauce to bait a La Sodieux into the lava cave. Once it’s in there, it’ll start spraying the Flamin’ Cheepoofs and Noodlers, which you can pick up with the net once they get hit.

Sherbie (all day): Place the Trip Shot in the nearby lava and fire it at the Sherbie to unfreeze and stun it. Pick it up with the net once it’s stunned.

Fruity Snackpod (all day): Use the net to grab it, since it won’t run away. If it’s out of reach, use the Snak Grappler.

Mini Maki (Mega Maki boss fight): Stun the Mega Maki by setting up the Trip Shot in its path. Once it hits the wire and falls apart, grab all the Mini Maki pieces with the net.

Mega Maki (Mega Maki boss fight): The Mega Maki is only catchable once all the Mini Maki pieces have been caught. Pick it up with the net once all the Mini Maki pieces are caught.


Scorched Gorge

BBQ Bunger (all day): Let the BBQ Bunger chase you from off the platform, down to where some Spuddy are. Chasing you, they’ll hit each other, allowing you to catch the BBQ Bunger with the net.

Sweet Fryder (all day): Aim the Lunchpad at the Sweet Fryder and launch the Snak Trap at it. Once trapped, you may need to use the Snak Grappler to grab the closed trap.

Ribblepede (all day): Place the Snak Trap near the Ribblepede and hit the device with Hot Sauce to lure the Ribblepede to it.

Poptick (all day): Cover the Popticks with Hot Sauce to get the nearby Scorpenyo to hit them with fire, causing them to pop. Once they do, pick them up with the net. Note that this is harder to do on the set of Popticks and Scorpenyo by the water. We recommend catching the Popticks by the entrance to the Scorched Gorge.

Spuddy (all day): Bait two Spuddys into each other. They’ll knock each other out, allowing you to catch them with the net.

Scorpenyo (all day): Hit the ground in front of the water by the Scorpenyo with Cheese Sauce. The Scorpenyo will go towards it, crossing the water and stunning itself in the process. Pick up the stunned Scorpenyo with the net. Note that this is much easier to do with the Scorpenyo under the bridge, not the Scorpenyo by the entrance to the Scorched Gorge.

Shy Weenyworm (all day): Place the Snak Trap along the Shy Weenyworm’s path.

Cheepoof (6 a.m. - 4 p.m.): Place the Lunchpad and aim it at the Cheepoof. Place the Snak Trap on top and fire it at the Cheepoof.

White Cheepoof (6 p.m. - 4 a.m.): Place the Lunchpad and aim it at the White Cheepoof. Place the Snak Trap on top and fire it at the White Cheepoof.

Crystal Sweetiefly (4 a.m. - 4 p.m.): Place the Lunchpad and aim it at the Crystal Sweetiefly. Place the Snak Trap on top of the Lunchpad and fire it at the Crystal Sweetiefly when it is resting.

Green Peelbug (all day): Send the Buggy Ball into the round openings and follow the indicator to figure out where the exit is. Place the Snak Trap at the exit. You may need to crouch to successfully send the Buggy Ball through the hole.

Puffy Snakpod (all day): Use the net to grab it, since it won’t run away. If it’s out of reach, use the Snak Grappler.


Sizzlin’ Sands

Tacroach (all day): Bait a Preying Picantis to the water using the Buggy Ball covered in Hot Sauce to put out the flames. After seething for a couple moments, it will explode into multiple Tacroaches. These can be caught by setting up the Snak Trap and luring it in with Cheese or Hot Sauce.

Preying Picantis (all day): Use the Trip Shot to stun the Preying Picantis near the water. The nearby Sodie D will douse the flames, allowing you to catch it with the net.

Black Lollive (all day): Place the Lunchpad nearby and aim it at the Green Lollive. Put the Snak Trap on top of the Lunchpad and fire it at the Black Lollive.

Loaded Spuddy (all day): Bait two Loaded Spuddys into each other. They’ll knock each other out, allowing you to catch them with the net.

Buffalocust (all day): Use the Buggy Ball covered in Hot Sauce or Ranch to bait the Buffalocrust to the water to put out the flames. The Sodie D in the water will help put them out. Once they’re out, the Buffalocrust will be stunned, allowing you to pick it up with the net.

Eggler (all day): Break one of the eggs around the map using a charging Loaded Spuddy. Place the Snap Trap carefully on the newly hatched Eggler’s path. If it runs into a nearby bush, back away and it will come back out.

Flapjackarak (5 a.m. - 6 p.m.): Set up the Trip Shot along the Flapjackarak’s path. This will stun the Flapjackarak as it crosses the line, allowing you just pick it up with the net.

Scorpepper (all day): Bait the Scorpepper to the water using the Buggy Ball covered in Cheese Sauce. The Sodie D will put out the Scorpepper’s flames, allowing you to catch it with the net.

Incherrito (all day): Place the Snak Trap on the stone platforms along the Incherrito’s path.

Black Razzby (all day): Open the ruins by spraying Ranch or Hot Sauce on the cracked opening in the ground near the temple. The nearby Buffalocust will bomb into it, blowing it open. Inside, lead the Black Razzby to the exit using the Buggy Ball covered in Chocolate Sauce. Once outside of the ruin, you’ll need to carefully place the Snak Trap in the Black Razzby’s path. If it runs into a bush, back away and it will re-emerge.

Sodie D (all day): Place the Snap Trap along the Sodie D’s path.

Cheezer (all day): Use the Trip Shot to stun the Cheezer and pick it up with your net.

Meaty Snakpod (all day): Use the net to grab it, since it won’t run away. If it’s out of reach, use the Snak Grappler.

Bombino (Mothza Supreme boss fight): Use the net on the knocked out Bombinos as you fight Mothza Supreme.

Mothza Supreme (Mothza Supreme boss fight): Place the Bombinos on top of the Lunchpad, firing them at Mothza Supreme. Once it falls down, use the Trip Shot on the sides of the statues to force the pizza cutters down on Mothza Supreme. Once the tornados start appearing, preemptively start placing Bombinos at the base of the statues as Mothza Supreme moves, so the tornadoes will launch the Bombinos at it.


Sugarpine Woods

Kwookie (all day): Use the Trip Shot to stun the Kwookie in its path. You can grab it with the net.

Charmallow (4 p.m. - 4 a.m.): Use the Trip Shot to knock the Charmallow out of the air and into water, allowing you to grab it with the net.

Cinnasnail (all day): Aim the Lunchpad at the Cinnasnail and place the Snak Trap on top. Fire it at the Cinnasnail. You may need to pick up the closed trap using the Snak Grappler.

Hunnabee (5 a.m. - 6 p.m.): Aim the Lunchpad at the Hunnabee and place the Snak Trap on top. Fire it at the Hunnabee. It will get knocked out of the air, to be picked up with the net. The other nearby Hunnabees may cover you in honey when you do this.

Sprinklepede (all day): Pull the Sprinklepede off the tower using the Snak Grappler. Set up the Trip Shot across the Sprinklepede’s path to stun it and use the net.

Yellow Peelbug (all day): Send the Buggy Ball into the round openings and follow the indicator to figure out where the exit is. Place the Snak Trap at the exit. You may need to crouch to successfully send the Buggy Ball through the hole.

Bopsicle (all day): Hit the Big Bopsicle with Chocolate Sauce or Peanut Butter to lure a Charmallow to it. After avoiding its charges for 15 seconds, it will split into two Bopsicles, which you can pick up with your net.

Big Bopsicle (all day): Get the Big Bopsicle to chase you into the nearby water. While it continues to charge at you, use the Trip Shot to stun it, allowing you to pick it up with the net.

Rainbow Sweetiefly (4 a.m. - 4 p.m.): Place the Lunchpad and aim it at the Rainbow Sweetiefly. Place the Snak Trap on top of the Lunchpad and fire it at the Rainbow Sweetiefly when it is resting. Once it’s trapped, use the Snak Grappler to grab the closed Snak Trap. This may take several tries, as the Snak Trap may fall down the cliff after you successfully trap it.

Nutty Snakpod (all day): Use the net to grab it, since it won’t run away. If it’s out of reach, use the Snak Grappler.


Frosted Peak

The Banopper, Scoopy, and Cheery all require a Scoopy Banoopy to break apart before they appear. You can do this by running into fire and charging at the Scoopy Banoopy, setting it ablaze.

Banopper (all day): Fire the Trip Shot across the Banopper’s path. Grab the Banopper with the net once it’s stunned.

Scoopy (all day): Use the Buggy Ball to bring fire over to the Scoopy. This will stun it while it jumps out to shoot ice at you, allowing you to pick it up with the net.

Cheery (all day): Place the Snak Trap outside of the bush, along the Cheery’s path. Wait for the Cheery to come out and close the trap.

Scoopy Banoopy (all day): Place the Trip Shot on a fire source and fire it to trip the Scoopy Banoopy on its path. Use the net to pick it up once it’s stunned.

Aggroll (all day): Set the Trip Shot on the flame pillars and fire it at the ice containing the Aggroll. Set up the Snak Trap along the Aggroll’s path and use the Snak Grappler to pull the carton off the Aggrol’s head. Close the trap on the Aggroll when it’s uncovered.

Chippie (all day): Use the Trip Shot to stun the Chippie as it runs around and pick it up with the net.

Chillynilly (4 p.m. - 4 a.m.): Place the Trip Shot on a fire source and shoot it at the Chillynilly to stun it. Use the net to catch it once it’s stunned.

Flutterjam (4 a.m. - 4 p.m.): Hit the Flutterjam with Peanut Butter to stun it. Grab it with the net once it’s stunned.

Mt Sodie (all day): Place the Snak Trap off the ice but near the water. Bait the Mt Sodie to come out of the water by shooting Chocolate Sauce, Hot Sauce, or Peanut Butter on an object. Trap it once it gets close.

Stewdler (all day): Bait the Stewdler to the water using the Buggy Ball covered in Hot Sauce. The Mt Sodie will spray it with water, stunning it and allowing you to pick it up with the net.

Melty Snakpod (all day): Use the net to grab it, since it won’t run away. If it’s out of reach, use the Snak Grappler.

Instabug (all day): Set up the Snak Trap outside of the bush with Instabug in it. Use your camera to bait it out into the trap.

Baby Cakelegs (Daddy Cakelegs boss fight): Use the Snak Trap to grab the scurrying Baby Cakelegs.

Daddy Cakelegs (Daddy Cakelegs boss fight): Place the Trip Shot on fire and shoot it to light the candles on the Daddy Cakelegs.