Lightning Bug

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Lightning Bug
  • Lightning Bug item sprite
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
TypeBaitCrafting material
Bait Power35%
Use time15 Very Fast
RarityRarity level: 2
Sell500*5 Silver Coin.png
Lightning Bug
Lightning Bug (NPC).png
EnvironmentThe Hallow
AI TypeFirefly AI
Max Life5
KB Resist0%

The Lightning Bug is a critter which spawns only in the Hallow biome. It can be damaged by enemies and the player, which usually leads to their death.

Lightning bugs spawn during the night but are rarer than fireflies. They can be caught with a Bug Net to be carried around and released later, put inside a bottle to be used as furniture and light source, Desktop versionor used in crafting a firefly statue. The bottled lightning bug is animated and moves inside, and cannot be released once crafted.

Lightning Bugs have 35% bait power.

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Used in[edit | edit source]

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • As for fireflies, they may be really useful for fishing due to the large amount that can be caught per night, but in this case the requirements are much higher, reserving them for late game. Indeed they require a farm area with the Hallow, which is only available on Hardmode, and reduced enemy spawn rate. As normally you want to avoid having your main NPC house overridden by the Hallow, it is advisable to make a farming area on purpose.
  • The spawn rate of the lightning bugs is randomly determined at the beginning of the night. Therefore on some nights you will see massive swarms and on other nights very few will spawn. Butterflies spawn rates are determined in relatively the same way only the chance for that day is determined at the beginning of the day.
  • Lightning bugs as well as fireflies spawn at a higher rate on nights during a New Moon.
  • They may spawn in huge amounts if the two factors above (correct moon phase and high random daily spawn rate) coincide. Literally hundreds of them can then be farmed in the time of a night.
  • Though it may seem as if the lightning bug is the firefly version of the enchanted nightcrawler (both 35% bait power with similar color changes), they are not crafted like the enchanted nightcrawler.

History[edit | edit source]

  • 3DS-Release: Introduced with the ability to be used as bait.