He has a large amount of health (2,500) and does 25 damage to the player's health per hit. It takes one day (24 hours) for the King Beetle to respawn after being defeated.
The rewards for defeating it varies, but always include 150 Battle Points, as well as some Honey, Royal Jelly, Ticket, and Bond. There is a one-in-seven (about 14%) chance that he will drop a King Beetle Amulet when defeated. Having more Luck increases the amount of honey received and the probabilities of other drops, but doesn’t improve the probability of a King Beetle Amulet dropping. After the 2/1/19 update, King Beetle drops honey tokens and rewards in a token circle around the place of his death, like all other mobs (except Stump Snail).
- 100,000 Honey (luck x amount)
- 150 Battle Points
- 250 Bond
- 100,000 Honey (luck x amount)
- 5 Gumdrops
- 2 Royal Jellies
- 1 Ticket
- 5, 10, 20 or 25 Moon Charms
- Red Extract and/or Blue Extract (increments of 1, 3, or 5)
- King Beetle Amulet (1/7 chance)
- 1-25 Tickets
- 1-25 Royal Jellies
- Ant Pass
- 1 - 10 Magic Bean
- 5 or 10 Gumdrops
- Egg (Silver, Gold, Diamond, or Star Egg, and can get multiple at once)
- 25, or 100 Special Treats (All kinds. Can get multiple stacks, ex: 25 strawberries and 25 blueberries)
- Star Jelly
- Enzymes (increments of 1 or 5)
Defeating a King Beetle is challenging and he might kill you several times before you succeed. (It's recommended that you don't fight King Beetle with a full bag.) There are two recommended strategies for defeating it:
- The Hasty Method, aka the Running and Jumping Method: This method involves running and jumping around the perimeter of the lair. You will be hit a few times, but the idea is to make the hits infrequent enough that you can regenerate in between. Building up maximum Haste can help, although it will run out before you finish. Using the Parachute or Glider can also help since gliding through the air can be faster than running. Boots are extremely useful in this method.
- The Stop and Run Method: This method counts on the fact that the King Beetle has a predictable pattern of behavior. He moves toward the player, stops to "aim", and then lunges. If you stay still long enough for him to aim (about 3 seconds), but then quickly move away, he will lunge at where you used to be, not where you're at now. Thus, this method entails running along the edge of the lair, stopping, looking at King Beetle and watching for him to lock onto you, and then quickly jumping and running to a different point along the edge of the lair. Rinse and repeat until he is defeated.
- If you are really sure that your bees will kill it before your death, you can just wait for your bees to attack it while you stand in front of the King Beetle, doing nothing.
(There used to be an unreliable method that counted on a glitch which made the King Beetle avoid attacking while in the corner with the "Song name" code hint. Using this glitch, sometimes King Beetle will NOT despawn after 5 minutes.)
Look Out For...
With all methods, there are some things to watch out for.
- If you get too far from the King Beetle, your bees will follow you instead of attacking him, but if you get too close, it's very easy to get caught in his "aura".
- If more than one player is trying to defeat the King Beetle at the same time, its pattern of behavior can become less predictable. It can also be difficult to tell which King Beetle is targeting you. For best results, wait your turn.
- If your bees' levels are much lower than 7, almost all of their attempts to hit the King Beetle will miss. This will, at the very least, make defeating him take an extremely long time.
There are some things that can help you defeat the King Beetle, regardless of which strategy you choose.
- Having more bees and having bees with strong attack power like Lion Bees.
- Having high-level bees so attacks don't miss (recommended level 5-7 with at least one rage bee and 20 bees).
- Wearing any in-game boots can boost walk speed and jump power. Wearing any in-game guards can reduce damage from bugs.
- Collecting Rage, Focus, and Melody can be helpful, especially if you have fewer bees. Collecting Haste and Bear Morph tokens can also be helpful for dodging King Beetle's attack.
- While it is possible to defeat the King Beetle using the arrow keys to move, WASD is the suggested method, because it allows you to keep looking at the King Beetle while you're moving.
- The Parachute or Glider can be used to quickly get out of the King Beetle's attack path.
- It is a false rumor that clicking on the King Beetle has any effect. As Onett has confirmed, the King Beetle does not even have a click detector.
- In the back right corner of the lair, there is something written on the floor. This is a hint for a code. (The clue is Song Name, which refers to the music that plays in the lair. If you check Onett's inventory, you'll see that it's called Crawlers.)
- The King Beetle has the third largest amount of health in the game for any mob, with Tunnel Bear being second and the Stump Snail being first. On certain occasions, the Rogue Vicious Bee and the Stick Bug will have more health, depending on the level. In this case, King Beetle can be considered the weakest boss in the game.
- The King Beetle and the Stump Snail are the only mobs that can drop an item that can be equipped on the player, the King Beetle Amulet and the Shell Amulet respectively.
- If you get the King Beetle stuck on the clue (Song Name in the top right corner), the King Beetle will not be able to attack you.
- Before the July 11, 2018 update, the King Beetle took two days to respawn after being defeated, granted more battle points, and despawns after about 5 minutes.
- The King Beetle was the first boss to be added into the game.
- King Beetle is actually a hybrid of a Rhino Beetle and a Ladybug, as stated by Onett on Discord. Onett also stated that he emits toxins that make you hallucinate, which is why both he and his lair is colored so weirdly.
- If there is a sprout growing in Clover Field, you'll be able to see light column emitted from it in the King Beetle Lair, and if there is a Rogue Vicious Bee or a tamed Vicious Bee using Impale in the Clover Field you'll be able to see the spikes. If there is a spike from Vicious Bee, if you jump, you can activate Vicious Bee.
- King Beetle is the first known Boss and Mob to be able to drop an Amulet.
- When the King Beetle drops the King Beetle Amulet you won't have to collect tokens, but the items transfer to your inventory instead.
|Normal||Ladybug • Rhino Beetle • Spider • Mantis • Stump Snail • Scorpion • Werewolf • Cave Monster • Ants • Stick Nymph|
|Bosses||Rogue Vicious Bee • King Beetle • Tunnel Bear • Stick Bug|