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Bugsnax is a PS5 and PS4 adventure game from the creators of Octodad: Dadliest Catch. Announced at the PS5 reveal event, this bizarre indie title is a real treat, earning a 7/10 in our review.

In this Bugsnax guide, we'll be going over absolutely everything in the game. Here, you'll find tips and tricks to get you started, as well as guides to finding collectibles and how to catch every Bugsnak. This includes finding all Lizbert's video diaries, as well as all the Trophies and how to get the Platinum.

Note: While we aim to keep spoilers to a minimum, please note that this guide does go over content you may want to learn about yourself. Proceed with caution!

Bugsnax Guide: All Bugsnax, Collectibles, and Other Tasks

Bugsnax takes place on Snaktooth Island. The map is divided into nine areas, eight of which are populated by the titular creatures. Below, we're going to reveal every Bugsnak and how to catch them all, as well as where to find them. We also have guides and walkthroughs on other collectibles and tasks.

Bugsnax: How to Catch All Bugsnax and Where to Find Them

The following guides are all about those titular half-bug, half-snak creatures. Each part of the map has a different selection of Bugsnax to find, and we've outlined every single one of them, as well as how to catch them all.

Bugsnax: Legendary Bugsnax, How to Find the Snaxsquatch, and Other Collectibles and Walkthroughs

In addition to the regular Bugsnax, there are special creatures to find, as well as other collectibles and tasks to complete. Below are guides to Legendary Bugsnax, how to find the Snaxsquatch, and more.

Bugsnax Trophy List: How to Unlock All Trophies and Get the Platinum

As with all PlayStation games, Bugsnax has a list of Trophies to earn, including a platinum. Below is our dedicated Trophy guide, with details on how to get each one.

Bugsnax Guide: Tips and Tricks for Beginners

Let's go through some of the basics of Bugsnax, as well as provide some general hints for new players.


Here is the controller layout for Bugsnax:

Input Action
Left stick Move
Right stick Control camera
X Jump
Square Interact / Talk
Circle Crouch
Triangle Feed Bugsnax to NPCs
L3 Sprint
R3 Equip SnaxScope
Touch pad Open journal
L1 / R1 Turn pages in journal
L2 Aim with certain equipment
R2 Take picture with SnaxScope / Use certain equipment

Scoop Up Those Sauces

Bugsnax PS5 PlayStation 5 PS4 Guide Sauces

In addition to the trapping equipment you unlock, there are naturally growing sauces you can use to attract specific species of Bugsnax — Ketchup, Mustard, Ranch Dressing, Hot Sauce, Chocolate, Peanut Butter, and Cheese. If you open up the journal and view the Bugsnax you've scanned or captured, it will list which sauces each creature loves or hates, and this can make catching them easier.

It's always good to keep a healthy stock of each sauce, because you never know which ones you'll need. Fortunately, once you discover a sauce on the island, that plant will appear in Wambus' garden in Snaxburg, giving you essentially an infinite supply.

Scan Everything

Bugsnax PS5 PlayStation 5 PS4 Guide Scan

You play as a journalist, so it's best to document everything, right? With a press of R3, you'll pull out the SnaxScope, which is a silly name for a camera. This camera can scan things when you take their picture. This applies to Bugsnax themselves, but you can also scan lots of other items in the world. It's just good practice to scan stuff, because it gives you that extra bit of information.

Don't Ignore the Side Quests

Bugsnax PS5 PlayStation 5 PS4 Guide Side Quests

Bugsnax has a surprising number of side quests to complete as you locate each character. While you can usually continue the main story without playing too many of these, we'd advise that you complete them when you can. Not only do they contain lots of extra dialogue with the island's inhabitants and fill out their characters, the side quests also lead to some pretty exciting encounters. We'll leave it at that, but it's in your best interest to see and do everything the game has to offer.

Remember to Donate to Gramble's Ranch

Bugsnax PS5 PlayStation 5 PS4 Guide Donations Gramble

Once you get Gramble to return to Snaxburg, he'll open up his ranch, where you can donate any Bugsnax you've caught so he can keep them as pets. Why would you do this, exactly? Well, donating to Gramble's ranch will increase your inventory space, meaning you can carry more Bugsnax at any given time. This definitely comes in handy later on, so we would urge you to donate when you can. If you max out your inventory slots by donating, you'll even earn a Trophy!

You Can Combo Your Bugsnax Catching Tools

Bugsnax PS5 PlayStation 5 PS4 Guide Gadgets Tools

As you play through the game, you unlock a series of tools with which to capture the titular critters. The important thing to remember is that you can use some of them in tandem, and in some cases, this is a necessity.

For example, you can attach the Trip Shot to the Buggy Ball, giving you a more mobile trip wire that can help you with tricky Bugsnax. You can also use the Lunchpad to send your Snak Trap up towards flying Bugsnax, and you can coat the Buggy Ball in sauce to act as a lure that you can control. It's worth experimenting, in other words.

Bugsnax Can Help You Catch Other Bugsnax

Bugsnax PS5 PlayStation 5 PS4 Guide Bunger Ketchup

Some Bugsnax can be tricky to capture, but don't forget this secret weapon: other Bugsnax. Particularly aggressive creatures may attack others, which in most cases will stun them and allow you to run up and catch them in your net.

You Can't Die

Bugsnax PS5 PlayStation 5 PS4 Guide Can't Die

If you were worried about this at all, you needn't be. There is no way to lose health or die in Bugsnax. In fact, there aren't really any fail states at all. You're safe!

You Can Jump Back Into the Game After the Credits Roll

Bugsnax PS5 PlayStation 5 PS4 Guide Credits

Without spoiling anything, the ending of Bugsnax is very final. There's a point at the end of the game that alerts you, saying if you accept, then you won't be able to catch Bugsnax or finish other side quests. However, don't worry too much about this.

Once you complete the game and the credits roll, you'll be back at the main menu. If you select your save from the Load Game screen, it will load you back in before that point of no return, so you can continue catching Bugsnax, finish off side quests, and earn any missing Trophies.

That about does it for our big Bugsnax guide. Have you caught them all yet, or are you still tackling Snaktooth Island? Discuss your findings in the comments section below.