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  • Buggy item sprite
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Bait Power40%
Use time15 (Very fast)
RarityRarity level: 2
Sell10 SC
Research5 required
  • Internal Item ID: 3194 (Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)

Buggy is one of three critters that occasionally spawn in the Jungle or Underground Jungle biome when a player breaks a background plant, the others being Sluggy (more common) and Grubby (most common). Buggy is the rarest of the three. Buggy has only 5 health and no defense, and can be damaged by other enemies and players.

Buggy can be caught with any Bug Net to be carried around in the inventory and released later, or crafted into animated decorative furniture (Buggy Cage). Once crafted, Buggy cannot be released again, unless the furniture item is de-crafted via Shimmer(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions).

Buggy can be used as bait for fishing, with 40% bait power.

Buggy can be spawned by the Buggy Statue, however statue-spawned critters cannot be caught with any Bug Net, and will disappear in a puff of smoke when the player attempts to do so.


Used in

ResultIngredientsCrafting station
Buggy CageBuggy Cage(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)By Hand
Grub SoupGrub Soup(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
  • GrubbyGrubby(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
  • SluggySluggy(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
  • BuggyBuggy(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)
Cooking PotCooking Pot
Buggy StatueBuggy Statue(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)Heavy Work BenchHeavy Work Bench(Desktop, Console, Old-gen console and Mobile versions) and Ecto Mist(Desktop, Console and Mobile versions)


  • Since Buggy is the rarest Jungle bug critter, it is the only one with a Rarity level: 2 rarity, while Sluggy and Grubby have Rarity level: 1 rarities.
  • The BestiaryBestiary entry for Buggy: "A vibrant beetle-like bug. Fish are extremely attracted to these."