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Golden Bug Net
  • Golden Bug Net item sprite
Stack digit 1.png
Use time18 (Very fast)
TooltipUsed to catch critters
Can catch lava critters too!
RarityRarity level: 4
Research1 required

Bug Net and Golden Bug Net comparison.

The Golden Bug Net is an upgraded version of the Bug Net and Lavaproof Bug Net. It functions similarly, being a swung tool that captures critters, but is larger, faster, and can destroy any tiles that weapons can destroy (like tall grass and vines), and also allows the player to catch Desktop and Mobile versions Underworld critters. The Golden Bug Net has a 1.25*1/80 (1.25%) chance to be rewarded for completing the fishing quests from the Angler.


  • The Golden Bug Net makes acquiring bait easier, as some bait critters have a chance to spawn from destroying tall grass and flowers, which can then be caught without the need to switch items.
    • On the Console version Console version, the Flare Gun renders the Golden Bug Net unnecessary for this purpose. Shooting the ground under the player while having the Flower Boots equipped will rapidly destroy and respawn flowers, allowing to swing the regular Bug Net to collect the critters.
  • It can be used for an improved chance at catching a Truffle Worm due to its faster swing speed giving the worm less time to escape.