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nothankyou

As someone who prefers to avoid guides when playing through games, I'm curious: Are there any in-game hints at all about the fact you need to drop bugs on patches of dirt to reveal Golden Skulltulas? I'm currently replaying OoT 3D and stumbled upon this fact while reading about how magic beans worked. Again, is there anyone or anything in the game itself that tells you to do this? It seems way too cryptic to be able to figure out at random.

And I'm aware the cursed family's leader tells you that Golden Skulltulas hide in dirt, but I don't recall them mentioning anything about needing to dump bugs on said dirt.

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StableInvadeel

It's likely one of the gossip stone hints or mentioned by some random npc.

Edit: yes one of the gossip stones hints at it:

"They say that the small holes in the ground that you can find all over Hyrule make perfect breeding ground for bugs."

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Peace-Boy

Just to warn you: There's 1 patch of dirt that doesn't spawn a Skulltula, and that's the one next to the magic beans man, and you MUST use the bugs before the beans.

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nothankyou

@Meowpheel Aaaah alright, I actually thought that was in reference to the underground caves with small chests in them. My bad I suppose

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Yoshi

@Peace-Boy Not true, you can use the bugs after you plant a bean.

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@Peace-Boy Well, I can't immediately prove it, but do some research on it (or try it for yourself). You can use bugs after you plant a bean, I am absolutely certain of it. The only one it doesn't work on is the one you mentioned at Zora's River that doesn't have a skulltula there to begin with.

There are no permanently missable skulltulas in Ocarina of Time.

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Peace-Boy

@Yoshi Again, I remember that one time I played the bugs did not go in the dirt, either that or no Skulltula comes out. I'm absolutely 100% certain of it.
And I'm not trying it again because then I'd have to create a new save file and play until I get out of the forest, no thanks.

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Yoshi

@Peace-Boy Then take this proof:

The video should play starting at 15:42.

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@Yoshi Weird.
I must be thinking of the original game then. I know I didn't try planting bugs after beans in OoT3D.

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Yoshi

@Peace-Boy I know it's like that in the original too. I'm not going out of my way on that one, though.

Just bear in mind that if this is actually the case, wouldn't a lot more people/videos/guides be calling attention to it and cautioning people to be absolutely careful?

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@Yoshi I guess... but I dunno, I'm certain I didn't get a Skulltula when planting bugs after beans.

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Tasuki

@Peace-Boy I could have sworn that as well that once you plant the bean you can't get a Skultula. I never played any of the rereleases such as the one on the GameCube disc or female such as on 3DS so it might be something that was changed in those version. My copy which was the only version I played was the gold special edition launch day one that even has the original Fire Temple music.

Either that or I am just remembering wrong.

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@Meowpheel Yeah but there are differences between N64 versions. Like the first run gold cartridges have the original Fire Temple music while all other versions don't. Their may have been other differences as well. I would play through mine but I don't think I would be able to get the beans and such quick enough.

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Link-Hero

Yes, you can get skulltula's from the dirt patches even after they were planted with beans. I was able to do this on Gamecube, Wii VC, and Wii U VC. Don't know about the original N64 versions since I've never played them, but I'm sure that they're the same. For anyone that's wants info on the version differences, go here.
This one is not as updated, but if you want info that's a bit more detailed and technical, go here.

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StableInvadeel

There's no evidence or anything that suggests it's different in any version of the game. And you know if anything was permanently missable like that in a big name game, people would talk about it everywhere.

It's likely just a mini mandela effect caused by the fact that people probably tried to use the bugs in the spot next to the beam salesman, which is usually the first one people use the beans on, and got no skulltula (because that hole doesn't have one).

Thus, leading got the idea that bean = no skulltula.

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Tasuki

@Link-Hero @Meowpheel As I said, I could be remembering it wrong too it's been literally years since I played my cartridge version and that was the only time I really played through it to the end. I have tried many times to play through it again but I get to the Water Temple and that's usually where I stop.

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_JEM_

Here is a list of difference between the cart versions. Unfortunately no mention of Skulltulas not being available in patches of dirt but there is a lot more changes than I was aware of, not least of which is Ganon's blood changing from red to green - Nintendo's over cautious approach was as present as ever back then, it seems!

http://zeldaspeedruns.com/oot/generalknowledge/version-differ...

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