"You've upgraded to the Quick Beetle! It flies faster than the Hook Beetle. Watch where you're flying, speedy!"
— In-game description
The Quick Beetle

The Quick Beetle is an item from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. It is an upgrade to the Hook Beetle available at the Scrap Shop in the Bazaar. As its name implies, it travels faster than the Hook Beetle, giving Link more time to maneuver it. The player can press and hold the A button to speed up the Quick Beetle's flight, increasing its speed to twice that of the Hook Beetle. Its wings are shaped differently than the wings of the Hook Beetle and are now the same colors as the pincers.


The Quick Beetle is an upgrade of the Beetle, made by using two Ancient Flowers, two Hornet Larvae, one Golden Skull, and 50 Rupees. It can also be upgraded into the Tough Beetle by using three Ancient Flowers, four Amber Relics, one Blue Bird Feather, one Goddess Plume, and 50 Rupees.


  • Once the Quick Beetle picks something up, it will return to it's neutral speed and can no longer be sped up by pressing the A button.
  • Sharp turns are harder to make while the Quick Beetle is sped up. It is suggested that the player lets go of the A button while attempting to turn.

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