Joy Butterfly

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Joy Butterfly
TMC Joy Butterfly Sprite.png
Main appearance(s)
Increasing Link's digging, swimming, and shooting speed

Joy Butterflies are Animals in The Minish Cap.[1]

Location and Uses

Joy Butterfly (Figurine from The Minish Cap)
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Joy Butterfly
A rare butterfly said to bring
happiness to those who catch it.
If you see one on your journeys,
try to grab it!

Joy Butterflies appear after Fusing Kinstones with Farore, Nayru, or Din. They can be found in Castor Wilds, the Royal Valley, and the Wind Ruins. Catching a Joy Butterfly will increase Link's speed while digging,[2] swimming,[3] or shooting Arrows,[4]


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland EnglishUK Joy Butterfly
Japan Japanese しあわせ ちょうちょう (Shiawase Chōchou) Same as English.
French Republic FrenchEU Papillon du Bonheur Same as English.
Federal Republic of Germany German Glücksschmetterling Same as English.
Italian Republic Italian Farfalla della Gioia Same as English.
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Mariposa Felicidad Same as English.



  1. "Joy Butterfly" — Figurine (The Minish Cap)
  2. "You caught a Joy Butterfly! You can now dig faster than before." — N/A (The Minish Cap)
  3. "You caught a Joy Butterfly! You can now swim faster than before." — N/A (The Minish Cap)
  4. "You caught a Joy Butterfly! You can now shoot arrows faster than before." — N/A (The Minish Cap)