If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Yakuza: Like A Dragon insects: How to catch bugs and where to farm bugs

How to catch plenty of bugs.

Want to learn more about catching bugs in Yakuza: Like a Dragon? If you want to make the best weapons in Yakuza: Like a Dragon, you'll need to catch some bugs. That's right, folks - insects are a key crafting material in Yakuza: Like a Dragon, so you'll need to get some grubs if you want to succeed in the toughest battles in Ichiban's journey.

In this guide, we'll break down how to catch bugs in Yakuza: Like a Dragon and explain where to farm bugs if you're after a large amount of insects.

Cover image for YouTube videoYakuza: Like A Dragon's RPG Combat Is Ace | My Favourite Thing In... (Yakuza: Like A Dragon Review)

How do you catch bugs in Yakuza: Like A Dragon?

To find bugs, you need to look for flashing crystal icons on trees and in grass. Examine them and you'll catch a bug - it's that simple. If you spot a flashing icon on concrete, it's never going to be a bug: basically, greenery is the way to go here.

When you first start off you'll likely nab cockroaches, spiders, and moths off trees. While all well and good, these are common insects which aren't particularly valuable. What you really want are stag beetles, butterflies, scorpions, and the like. You can even get silver and gold variants of certain insects too, and as you'd expect, a batch of these will enable you to craft some really powerful gear at the Romance Workshop.

Catching bugs will also help you progress through the Part Time Hero quests. These are quests focused on the many collectibles around Yokohama, and will also task you with finding all Kappa Statues and all missing cats in Yakuza: Like a Dragon.

It's not only trees and flora which harbour bugs, though. As you progress through the game's story you'll fight your way through dungeons which'll contain some insect drops. Eventually you'll unlock one mega-dungeon accessible by opening the manhole cover near Kasuga's apartment. Again, you may come across insects down here too, so make sure you scour the every nook and cranny for them.

Kasuga completes a Part Time Hero quest for catching specific types of bugs.

Can you farm bugs in Yakuza: Like a Dragon?

I've found Hamakita Park located at the top right of the map as the perfect spot for getting insects in your inventory quickly. The method's also nice and simple. Sprint about the place, looking for shinies on trees and glints in the grass.

By the time you've reached one end of the park, the patches you've swept will likely have respawned too, so there's no need to worry about running out of insects to catch. If you're having trouble spawning them in, head to a restaurant or take on a quick substory to reset the world state.

You can also head into the dungeon underneath Yokohama to nab some rare bugs. To access it, head to the manhole cover near Kasuga's apartment. It becomes available towards the end of Chapter 6 and it's a place where you can fight loads of tough enemies for decent XP and loot rewards. However, it's not guaranteed you'll find insect after insect, so bear this in mind before committing to the task.

That wraps up everything you need to know about catching bugs in Yakuza: Like a Dragon. If you're tired of catching bugs and want to focus on collecting wads of Yen, check out our guide on how to make money fast in Yakuza: Like a Dragon. You can also earn money by partaking in the business management minigame, which will also introduce you to a secret party member named Eri. Eri is one of six romance options in Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and romancing them all will give you a big stat boost.

Rock Paper Shotgun is the home of PC gaming

Sign in and join us on our journey to discover strange and compelling PC games.

In this article

Yakuza: Like a Dragon

PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, PC

Related topics
About the Author
Ed Thorn avatar

Ed Thorn

Reviews Editor

When Ed's not cracking thugs with bicycles in Yakuza, he's likely swinging a badminton racket in real life. Any genre goes, but he's very into shooters and likes a weighty gun, particularly if they have a chainsaw attached to them. Adores orange and mango squash, unsure about olives.