There are a variety of insects, animals, and components in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Often, you can mix them into recipes, or fuse them with weaponry for surprising secondary effects. Some of those items also factor into side quests you encounter on your adventure. Here is our guide on how to get Sunset Fireflies in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
Tears of the Kingdom – Where to find and farm Sunset Fireflies
The easiest way is to buy them from Beedle, but if you do not feel like doing that then you can try catching them yourself around the many wooded areas of Hyrule. If you choose to catch them in person make sure you sneak up on them quietly!
When you look into how to upgrade your armor, you’ll find you need to meet with Great Fairies. They won’t emerge from their giant flower pods unless you recruit help from musicians. One of those musicians is Pyper, a flutist who hangs out near Highland Stable. Before he will help you, though, you need to complete The Flute Player’s Plan side quest. This requires you to gather Sunset Fireflies to put on a light show.
The most reliable way to get Sunset Fireflies is to purchase them from Beedle. He charges 10 rupees for each one. However, he doesn’t sell them everywhere you might run into him.
Beedle is a traveling salesman. Insects are his area of expertise. When you encounter him on a road near any stables, or in a stable tent, he offers to sell you items from his current inventory. You can buy only a limited number of each item, and only if you have the funds.
When you meet Beedle near the Highland Stable in the Faron region, you’ll find he only carries three Sunset Fireflies at once. After you buy them, he needs time to replenish his supply. You can speed that process along if you pay 20 rupees to spend the night at the local stable. Then find Beedle again and buy three more fireflies until you have the number you need.
If you would prefer not to pay Beedle for the fireflies, catch them yourself. You need to look for the fireflies during the evening hours (between 10pm and 4am), when it is dark and you can easily find them flitting about Hyrule’s forests. They are especially common in Pagos Woods not far north from where you find Pyper, usually near shallow water. You may also find them in various other wooded locations.
To catch a firefly, sneak up on it as quietly as possible. Crouch and use a Sneaky Elixir, if you have one. Stealthy Armor can come in handy here, as well. I’ve caught plenty of fireflies without either enhancement in place, though, so it’s definitely doable if you’re patient and move slowly.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is available on the Nintendo Switch.