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Great Bay Pictograph from Majora's Mask
Game(s) Majora's Mask
The Wind Waker
Twilight Princess

Pictographs are a recurring object in The Legend of Zelda series.


Majora's Mask

In Majora's Mask, sepia-toned Pictographs can be taken with the Pictograph Box. Pictographs can be given to the Swamp Tourist Center Guide in exchange for prizes. If Link shows him a Pictograph of Tingle or the Deku King, he will receive a Piece of Heart. Link can also show a Pictograph of a Gerudo Pirate to the Fisherman at the Great Bay Coast in exchange for the Seahorse.

In Majora's Mask 3D, Link is able to take full color Pictographs.

The Wind Waker

In The Wind Waker, the Picto Box can only take black and white Pictographs. Once Link upgrades it to the Deluxe Picto Box, he is able to take full color ones. Pictographs are used in several sidequests on Windfall Island, including the Lenzo's Research Assistant quest. Lenzo will also offer Link Legendary Pictographs, which are special Pictographs that depict subjects that cannot be captured on film by Link. Instead, he must purchase them from Lenzo for 50 Rupees in The Wind Waker or 150 in The Wind Waker HD. However, they can only be purchased after Link completes the Forsaken Fortress and has obtained the Deluxe Picto Box. The Legendary Pictograph that is offered changes with each phase of the moon.

Link can also show a color Pictograph of a character or enemy to Carlov in the Nintendo Gallery in exchange for a Figurine of the subject. Despite Carlov only accepting color Pictographs, he accepts any Legendary Pictograph even though they are sepia-toned. In The Wind Waker HD, they are in full color with altered poses.

The Wind Waker HD also features a "selfie" mode in which Link can include himself in the Pictograph. By holding the left stick in certain directions, Link can display various expressions. Also, a golden Carlov icon appears over Pictographs that are suitable for turning them into Figurines.

Pictograph Sidequests

Character Pictograph Reward
Kamo Full moon Treasure Chart #31
Minenco Herself Treasure Chart #33
Anton and Linda Each other Piece of Heart
Pompie and Vera Lenzo talking with Minenco Treasure Chart #24

Legendary Pictographs

Image Image HD.png Subject Lunar Phase
Pictograph Fado.png LegendPicFadoWWHD.png Fado Waxing crescent
Pictograph Laruto.png LegendPicLarutoWWHD.png Laruto First quarter
Pictograph King.png LegendPicDaphnesWWHD.png Daphnes Nohansen Hyrule Waxing gibbous
Pictograph Ganon.png LegendPicGanonWWHD.png Ganondorf Full Moon
Pictograph Fairy.png LegendPicFairyWWHD.png Great Fairy Waning gibbous
Pictograph Jabun.png LegendPicJabunWWHD.png Jabun Last quarter
Pictograph Queen.png LegendPicQueenWWHD.png Queen of Fairies Waning crescent

Twilight Princess

In Twilight Princess, several Pictographs of Hena and her sibling can be seen inside her hut in the Fishing Hole. A Pictograph of the Fishing Hole Man from Ocarina of Time also appears, with Hena claiming that he may be her ancestor.[1] A Pictograph of Link can also be added after he catches the Hyrule Loach.


Twilight Princess

The Wind Waker HD


  1. "That's one of Hyrule's legendary master fisherman! Look, he's got a Hylian loach, doesn't he? He just may be one of my ancestors! Of course, I can't exactly PROVE that... It's kinda just wishful thinking on my part" — Hena (Twilight Princess)
Forest minish.png Names in Other Regions Jabber Nut MC.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japanese Japan 伝説の写し絵 (Densetsu no Utsushie) Legendary Magic-lantern Picture
Spanish Spanish-speaking countries Luminografía legendaria Legendary Photograph
French French-speaking countries Photo de Légende Photo of Legend
German Germany Legendäres Lichtbild Legendary Photo
Italian Italy Immagini Leggendarie Legendary Image