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Tears of the Kingdom Where to Find Sunset Fireflies

Tears of the Kingdom: How to Catch Sunset Fireflies in TOTK

Unleash your inner stealth skills

Tears of the Kingdom offers a wide variety of food items, elixir recipes, and quests that require different resources. Sometimes, you’ll have to venture out and grab some rice and milk. Other times, you’ll have to collect bugs and mix them with frogs to climb walls. Whether you’re completing a quest or want to make wacky concoctions, we’re here to help you. If you want to learn more, continue reading to discover where to catch Sunset Fireflies in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

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Where to Find and Catch Sunset Fireflies in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

There are two main ways to get Sunset Fireflies in Tears of the Kingdom:

  • Purchase up to three per day from Beedle at Highland Stable for 10 Rupees.
  • Search the overworld for flying, glowing insects and sneak up on them.

Fireflies are a common insect you’ll find as you explore the world at night. However, you won’t find them during the day, so make sure you’re out between 9 PM and 5 AM. If you want to speed up time, sit by a fire and fast forward to night!

Related: Where To Find The Sound Of A Flute In Tears Of The Kingdom – Great Fairy Kaysa

I first noticed some of these fireflies while unlocking the Popla Foothills Skyview Tower. Before entering the cave entrance at coordinates (0602, -2219, 0053), I saw a lone little firefly and caught it before moving on with the adventure. Teleporting here is worthwhile if you have already unlocked or plan to visit the tower.

Other particularly good spots include parts of Kakariko Village and around Pyper’s campsite, who you’ll meet during the “The Flute Player’s Plan” quest.

Sunset Fireflies Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Location

Make sure you move as slowly as possible while sneaking up on the fireflies. You can crouch if you need to by pressing down on the left thumbstick or equip some Stealthy armor if you have it. Better yet, if you have a Sneaky Elixir on you, you can use that to increase your odds of catching it successfully.

Additionally, you can visit Highland Stable and purchase three Sunset Fireflies from Beedle for 10 Rupees each. It’s much faster to do this, but it’ll get expensive if you want to buy a bunch for quests or elixirs.

TOTK Sunset Fireflies from Beedle

What Are Sunset Fireflies Used For in TOTK?

There are a few situations where you’ll need Sunset Fireflies. They are the primary ingredient for Sneaky Elixirs, which give you increased stealth for a few minutes. Mix them with monster parts in a cooking pot to make the elixir, and add extras to boost its duration.

Related: All Elixir Recipes in Tears of the Kingdom: TOTK Elixir Recipe Book

Another reason to search for Sunset Fireflies is to gather 10 for Pyper so you can help him impress a girl, allowing you to meet Great Fairy Kaysa. Things get wild in this game, but hey, we’re all for doing some fetch quests for the greater good of Hyrule.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is available to play on Nintendo Switch. To learn more about the game, click the tag below to check out our complete TOTK content collection.

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Madison was a staff writer at Prima Games who has played video games for over twenty years and written about them for over two years. Her love for video games started with turn-based strategy games like Heroes of Might and Magic and has since extended to casual farming sims, MMORPGs, and action-adventure RPGs.