The Trip Shot is a tool used for stunning all sorts of Bugsnax. It can only be placed on solid surfaces, mainly rocks, ice and some wood platforms. Once placed, the player can aim it in a similar fashion to the Lunchpad. Then they can shoot the wire onto another surface to create an obstacle for large or really fast Bugsnax, that are too big, too aggressive or too fast to fit in a Snak Trap or Bug Net. Any Bugsnax that get caught in the wire will result in them getting stunned for a short time, along with the wire breaking. Sometimes only this tool can be used to get your hands on certain Bugs, notably the Kwookie and its cousins, Sandopede, Megamaki and Daddy Cakelegs, the latter two are boss battles that focus on the Trip Shot.
At the end of the game, Snorpy modifies the Trip Shot to create the Trip Drone; a flying, remote controlled, Kweeble-powered Trip Shot used to fight back against the invading Bugsnax. All you have to do is aim and fire while Snorpy pilots it around the field.