A Redditor has pointed out something about The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Bubbulfrogs that we really wish they hadn’t. Apparently, Bubbulfrogs, which are the creatures you shoot down in caves to get Bubbul Gems, don’t have normal eyes. Instead, their face is an amalgamation of Blupee bodies.
If you are like us, you have likely seen dozens of Bubbulfrogs during your Tears of the Kingdom experience. They usually hide in side passages in caves, where you can fire an arrow at them to get a Bubbul Gem and drop a Blupee. Because they go down in one hit, you likely haven’t tried to get a close look at them. Now that we have seen what their faces hold, we’re not sure we want to get too close to them again.
Now that people know that the eyes of a Bubbulfrog are made up of Blupees, that has led some to make some assumptions about the creature. Some suspect they may be natural predators of the Blupees and consume the small mystical creatures when they wander into caves. When you kill a Bubbulfrog, the Blupee that escapes was likely recently captured and had not been in its digestive tract long enough to become part of the Bubbulfrog.
Bubbul Gems are gathered to give to Kolton, the brother of monster-obsessed Kilton. Kolton dreams of becoming a Satori. If you find every Bubbulfrog in Tears of the Kingdom and give their gems to Kolton, he will transform into a Blupee himself. With all of this in mind, it raises further questions for us. What do Bubbulfrogs look like before they eat the Blupees? Where does the gem itself come from in all of this? Is it an internal part of the Bubbulfrog that is letting them transform? There are a lot of freaky situations that can pop out from this situation.
Regardless, Bubbulfrogs have become much more frightening to us in Tears of the Kingdom. Nintendo could truly make some kind of nightmare-fueled boss out of them in the future.