Where to find and farm Smotherwing Butterflies in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (TotK)

Totk Smotherwing Butterfly Farming In Eldin Canyon Near Hot Springs
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In The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, even small animals and insects go into the pot as you prepare a variety of tasty dishes and useful potions to help you on your adventure. Many common ingredients can be used in a wide variety of recipes. Some of the most useful potions require you to locate uncommon varieties of plants and insects, however. Here is our guide explaining where to find and farm Smotherwing Butterflies in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

Tears of the Kingdom – where to find and farm Smotherwing Butterflies

The Smotherwing Butterfly is a valuable insect because it is one of the primary ingredients you will put to use once you learn how to make Fireproof Elixir. Unfortunately, it can be a bit difficult to track down unless you know where to look.

To find and farm Smothering Butterflies, travel to the Death Mountain and Eldin Canyon regions. The insect isn’t super common in either place, but you should find a few.

Totk Smotherwing Butterfly Eldin Canyon Hot Springs Location Map

Screenshot by PC Invasion

Above, see the map outlining one location where the shy insect is confirmed to appear. The path leading near the hot springs in Eldin Canyon is my favorite place to farm Smotherwing Butterflies. I once came across four of them during a single visit to the area, which is a pretty good rate for such a rare insect. Once you find the few that are available, you’ll need to wait until the next Blood Moon. Then you can return to find the supply replenished.

Totk Smotherwing Butterfly Near Death Mountain

Screenshot by PC Invasion

Nearer Death Mountain, the Smotherwing Butterflies seem to appear along the route that follows the tracks north from the Bridge of Eldin to the Death Mountain West Site (see above map of location). The supply is spread out a bit, however, and there are more enemies to worry about. Their presence makes it more difficult to sneak up on any of the Smotherwing Butterflies you might be attempting to farm. You may also find the Summerwing Butterfly in this area.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is available for purchase from the Nintendo Store.

Jason Venter
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Jason Venter is a contributing writer for PC Invasion since 2022 who can trace his love for video games back to the Apple IIe port of Mario Bros. in the late 80s. He remains a diehard Nintendo fan to this day and loves JRPGs, adventure games, and platformers in particular, but he still plays games in most genres and on most hardware. After founding indie gaming site HonestGamers in 1998, he served as an editor at Hardcore Gamer Magazine during its entire print run. He has since freelanced for a variety of leading sites including IGN, GameSpot, and Polygon. These days, he spends most of his time writing game guides and entertaining readers with his fantasy novels.