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I was trying to capture a butterfly in Skyward Sword, when I accidentally hit B and put the bug net away. Unknowingly, I continued to swing. This armed my sword, and before I realized it, I had killed the poor butterfly I was trying to capture.

I had a similar incident early in the game, before I bought the bug net: I tried using the beetle to capture a grasshopper. To my horror (and probably the grasshoppers), the beetle killed it.

Does killing an insect effect the game at all? Or are there enough bugs to go around?

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You're a monster. – Wipqozn Nov 28 '11 at 23:04
You're killing them just to watch their tiny insect death animation aren't you? – CyberSkull Nov 28 '11 at 23:10
Username is strangely appropriate. – Raven Dreamer Nov 28 '11 at 23:11
Also, this needs the [murder] tag. :( – Ullallulloo Nov 28 '11 at 23:32
up vote 11 down vote accepted

Bugs respawn like grass and monsters. There's no harm in killing them other than needing to leave the area and come back to capture them.

(Plus the long-lasting and appropriate stain on your conscience. You murdered a butterfly.)

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Cold blooded murder.... – Dycker Nov 29 '11 at 0:20

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