Shield Bugs are collectables in Xenoblade Chronicles. They can be found in Makna Forest. Three are required for Hunt for Bug-Loving Friend.


Makna Forest - the following locations have the highest spawn rate (18%) for Shield Bug:

  • center of Great Makna Falls
  • the waterfall at south of Great Makna Falls
  • west of the remote island at Great Makna Falls; the location is about two-thirds the length to the edge of the river
  • north of the remote island; roughly the midpoint between the remote island and the Lakeside
  • the pond near Sap Cave
  • the beginning of the passage, above Sap Cave, that leads to the thunder elemental ether deposit. There is also another spawn point at the end of the passage.
  • the waterfall at Clear Waterfall
  • below Bridge One, Bridge Two, and Bridge Three; go to the area where the rapids start narrowing. The shield bugs also spawn on or near the shore.


NPC Area Affinity
Baroba Frontier Village 2 ※
Miko Frontier Village ☆2
Dobadoba Frontier Village Overtrade

※ After completing the Mechonis Core


Giving this collectable as a present from one player character to another will raise or lower the affinity between them as indicated by the following table:

Recipient Shulk Fiora Dunban Reyn Sharla Riki Melia
Affinity 22


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