Bugsnax Trophy Roadmap
- Estimated trophy difficulty: 3/10
- Approximate amount of time to platinum: 15 hours
- Offline Trophies: 28 (1, 6, 10, 11)
- Online Trophies: 0
- Number of missable trophies: Nothing under the latest patches. Survivor is semi-missable, but the final fight can be repeated
- Glitched trophies: 0
- Does difficulty affect trophies?: No difficulty settings
- Minimum Playthroughs: 1
- Free-Roam after Story?: Yes
- Release Date: November 12, 2020
Welcome to the Bugsnax Trophy Guide! Bugsnax is quite a unique game – and being free on PS+ at Launch for the PS5, it will be a fun title for many players starting on the newest generation of consoles.
Setting course to Snaktooth Island to interview famous explorer Elizabert Megafig, we find ourselves in a storm which scatters the islands inhabitants – called Grumpuses – around. Additionally, the island is crowded with Bugsnax – half Bug, half Sna(c)k. These delicious little creatures play a key part in the reunification of the Grumpuses.
Step 1: Play the Story & Side Missions
While playing the Story, you will get to know the individual inhabitants and receive tools/gadgets which make the hunt for Bugsnax easier. You can also knock out a few Side Missions, once the individuals have settled back into the main village Snaxburg and ask for your help. During the story you will catch many Snax automatically. If you get stuck and don’t know what to do, check out the Bugapedia. It has the solution for how to catch each Snak. Before going into the final mission (you’ll get a “point-of-no-return”-message), you want to finish all available side missions to make it considerably easier.
Step 2: Remaining Snax
After finishing the Story, you will be placed back in time and before the final set of main story missions. This gives the opportunity to hunt the remaining Snax (if any) or complete the remaining Side Missions, if you left some undone.
There are 100 species Bugsnax in total and you must catch all of them! Some Side-Missions reveal unique Snax which cannot be seen or caught before accepting the corresponding missions.
For a full list of all Bugsnax in the game, where to find them and how to get them, check out: Bugsnax Bugapedia (All Bugsnax Locations).
Bugsnax Trophy Guide
Obtain all of the trophies.
|Earn all other trophies in Bugsnax to unlock Platinum (DLC not required).|
Complete the main story of Bugsnax.
|Automatic story-related trophy, cannot be missed. Unlocks after the final mission / fight.
After the story, the game will place you back to the “point-of-no-return”, which is basically free-roam.
|Got To Catch Them All
Catch 100 unique species of Bugsnax.
|For this trophy, you need to catch each and every available Bugsnak in the whole game. See the Bugsnax Bugapedia for locations of all 100 Bugsnax and Bossy Bugs trophy below for some more information.
Some Bugsnax are only encountered within Side Missions of fighting Legendary Snax and cannot be caught early on.
Complete all of the side quests.
|There is a total of 38 side quests in the game given by 10 different characters. These spawn once the Grumpuses have settled back to Snaxburg.
Most of them are smaller errands, however, the four Legendary Bugsnax-Fights are also amongst them.
Fully transform every Grumpus.
|There is a total of 12 Grumpuses in the game, which can be fed with Snax, once you’ve gained their trust.
Each Grumpus needs to be fed 14 Snax to fully replace all parts of the body with Snax.
Shelda can sometimes be a bit buggy and not fed; put some Snax in her donation box and try to talk to a few other characters in town, sleep for a while or leave the area for a while and try again.
If you think you got everything but still miss the trophy, Check Beffica’s hair again, as it sometimes resets to default.
Defeat all of the Legendary Bugsnax.
|There are a total of 4 Legendary Bugsnax, which all are tied to side missions and can’t be caught early on.
All of the Grumpuses survive.
|In the final mission, you have to defend your companions at six different stations, using variations/modifications of your regular weapons/gadgets.
Some Grumpuses can die, if you haven’t completed all their side missions and you don’t fight well enough.
IF you completed all side missions of a Grumpus, he/she will be invincible and you actually don’t have to help them at all.
If a Grumpus dies, press and Restart from Save. This will take you back to the start of the fight.
Watch all of Lizbert’s video diaries.
|There is a total of five film-reels to be found:
Once you have found all reels, play them on the Projector.
|Talkin’ Bout Bugsnax
Interview every Grumpus.
|Bugsnax has a total of 12 Characters who need to settle back into the main town. To do so, you need to visit them in their corresponding areas and gain their trust by doing various smaller missions. Once they are back, you can conduct interviews, if you approach them.
Only Eggbert’s interview is conducted outside of Snaxburg; once you first meet her at Frosted Peak. Completing an interview will in almost every case give you an item/clue on Lizbert’s whereabouts. Be sure to use or search for them, before you forget them amongst other things. They will usually reveal film-reels or maps/documents which are needed later on to progress the story.
|In The Arms of the Gramble
Donate the max amount of Bugsnax to Gramble’s ranch.
|After you’ve made Gramble (resides in Simmering Springs) come back to town, he will run the ranch. Outside of the ranch, there is a donation box, where you can throw in Snax you’ve caught.
There is a total of three tiers of donations to unlock this trophy, alongside with an increased backpack size.
After you’ve dontated the total of 36 Snax to the Ranch, this trophy will pop and your backpack now holds 18 Snax.
|Know Thy Neighbor
Return every Grumpus to Snaxburg.
|Bugsnax has a total of 12 Characters who need to settle back into the main town. To do so, you need to visit them in their corresponding areas and gain their trust by doing various smaller missions. This will happen automatically as part of the main story.|
Catch 50 unique species of Bugsnax.
|See the Bugsnax Bugapedia for locations of all 100 Bugsnax.|
Fully transform a Grumpus.
|To fully transform a Grumpus, you need to feed him or her a total of 14 Snax, which will replace their limbs and facial features, one by one.
These are the body parts you need to transform: Hair, Nose, Teeth, Body, both Horns, both Arms, both Hands, both Legs & both Feet.
Scan the Snaxsquatch
|The Snaxsquatch can be seen in the final mission, “Learn the Truth”.
It is stationary and appears in multiple sections of the mission, so it is easy do scan it.
Sometimes, it also appears in Garden Grove at night-time, standing above the waterfall.
Transform a Grumpus with Scoopy, Banopper, and Cheery.
|These three ingredients (Ice-Cream Cone, Banana & Cherry) are found in Frosted Peak. To reveal them, you need to make a Snoopy Banoopy (Banana Split) explode to its single pieces. To do that, you need to lure/lead it into a lit campfire and let it catch fire.
For tips on how to catch them, check the Bugapedia.
Once you’ve caught all three, head to any single Grumpus you can feed and replace their limbs with these corresponding three Snax.
Stun a Bugsnak with the Trip Shot attached to your Buggy Ball
|Once you’ve obtained the Trip Shot (Tripwire) mount it on any eligible surface. Pull out your Buggy Ball and use it as the anchor point to tension the Tripwire. Now, you only need to lure any Snak through the Wire and stun it.|
Empty one biome of all its Snakpods.
|The different areas – or biomes – all have different sorts of Chips/Sweets-bags hanging at walls, most of them very well-hidden. For this trophy, you need to collect all of them in a single area.
Biome 2 (Garden Grove) has a total of five spots, where you can grab them. Some of them are a bit higher up and need the Snak Grappler, which is obtained about mid-story. Here are the five locations, in order of travelling through the area from Flavor Falls to Snaxburg:
Once all five are picked up, they “re-grow” once you come back to the area again. It is also good to remember them and pick (some of) them up, whenever passing through this area. This way, you always have some snacks to transform the Grumpuses and to donate to the Ranch.
|Everybody Gets One
Catch your first Bugsnak.
|This trophy is achieved very early on. Filbo (blue guy) will give you a trap and explains how to use it on a Strawberry-Snak nearby. Place it next to the bush and once the strawberry comes out of its hiding spot, close the trap and pick it up in time.|
Transform a Grumpus with Bunger, Fryder, and Sodie.
|All those three ingredients (burger, fries & soda) are found in the second area, Garden Grove.
Once you’ve obtained all three, head to any single Grumpus you can feed and replace their limbs with these corresponding three Snax.It is also possible to use the BBQ Bunger, Sweet Fryder & any other Sodie you might have.
Stun a flying Bugsnak by launching another Bugsnak at it.
|In Scorched Gorge, you will meet Cromdo. In one of his earliest missions, you will be given the “Lunchpad”, which can launch objects, Snax as well as yourself.
Head to a location of your desire where the “route” of a flying Snak and some easier non-aggressive ground Snax meet. Place the Lunchpad on the ground and lure a Ground-Snak onto it. Launch the Pad once another Snak is flying right above and hope for a hit. This might take a few tries to get the timing right. Might also unlock when simply launching several Snax at once.
|Gramble (the Rancher-Grumpus you first met down at the beach alongside Wiggle, the singer) generally is against eating Bugsnax. However, at night he is sleepwalking around town. Feed him, once he does.|
|That Reminds Me of a Puzzle
Solve the secret of the lava cave, or the secret of the dunes.
|Only of these has to be done in order to create a shortcut from Boiling Bay to Sizzlin’ Sands.
To solve the secret of the Lava Cave (area: Boiling Bay), interact with the statues in the order shown below. If can differ between regions, consoles and patches. Try the alternative order, if the other doesn’t work for you.
To solve the secret of the Dunes (area: Sizzlin’ Sands), interact with the statues in the order shown below:
Catch more than one Bugsnak in your Snak Trap at once.
|Can be obtained with many different types of Snax. First good opportunity are the two Fryder spiders in Garden Grove, hanging in the small cave section. Place the trap and lure them with ketchup. Once both are inside of the perimeter of the trap, close it.
The legendary fight against the large Melon is also a good place for it, as there will be several smaller Melon pieces jumping around and even coming actively close to you.
Scan a Grumpus after saucing them with cheese.
|Cheese Sauce becomes available in the area Sizzlin’ Sands. It grows on quite a large boulder in the distance. Use the Snak Grappler to obtain it.
Shoot it at any Grumpus’ face (Shelda is nearby, if you enter the area the first time) and scan with + after that.
If you missed this, you can initiate the final mission again and complete it, once you’ve made everyone dance and watched the lengthy dialogue section. This is the only time you are allowed to wield the Slingshot in Snaxburg itself, which otherwise is forbidden.
Steal Beffica’s diary from her cave.
|Once you have completed Beffica’s missions in order to make her go back to Snaxburg, you can enter her cave in Garden Grove and take her diary from the table.|
Catch 25 unique species of Bugsnax.
|See the Bugsnax Bugapedia for locations of all 100 Bugsnax.|
Find your way to Snaxburg.
|Automatic story-related trophy, cannot be missed. Unlocks early in the game after mission “Gone Home”.|
Check behind the waterfall for secrets.
|This is the first trophy you can earn in Bugsnax. During your first mission “Getting Started!”, when you arrive where Filbo (blue guy) lays on the ground, there’s a waterfall to the right of him. Just walk through the waterfall to unlock this trophy. You can still do this after talking to Filbo when he makes you catch Snax for him.|