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At the beginning of the game, whenever I saw a Blupee and shot it with my Bokoblin bow, I recall that it would drop a couple of low-value rupees (green and blue, mostly). Now that I've played for a bit, I'm using a Savage Lynel Bow that does 40 damage per arrow - nearly 4 times the damage of my beginner bows. I've also noticed that the Rupee drops from the Blupees seem higher - now I get blues, reds, and even purples sometimes.

Does a higher damage bow make the Blupees drop more Rupees, or is this just confirmation bias on my part? Or perhaps they simply drop more Rupees as the game progresses?

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Based on what I can find, it seems like the amounts the Blupees drop is random, but has a lot of variance. Thus, the amount of damage you would deal to them is not a factor in how much they drop.

From IGN:

These are officially known as Blupees, and hitting one with an arrow will cause it to drop quite a few Rupees. The amounts vary wildly, but you could come away with 100 or more with just one shot.

Additionally, from this article:

The amount of rupees that blupees leave behind varies, but you can expect between 20 - 100 rupees, with occasional exceptions.

Lastly, from Twinfinite:

The amount of rupees that Blupees leave behind them is random, but you can almost always expect at least 100 rupees from our experiences with them.

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    If you are stealthy enough to sneak up behind one, you can stasis it and get in a few direct weapon hits. This doesn't seem to result in higher denominations, but it does increase the number of drops. I've gotten a couple hundred rupees at a time this way. Commented Jun 4, 2017 at 16:48
  • One thing to take into account is that chaining bow shots on a single Blupee seems to improve the odds. That's just personal observation though.
    – Egor Hans
    Commented Mar 4, 2021 at 12:59

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