Forest Firefly

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Forest Firefly
Bottled Forest Firefly (TWW).png
Artwork from The Wind Waker




Creates the Deluxe Picto Box

The Forest Firefly is an item in The Wind Waker. Link hears about it from Lenzo, who is in search of a way to obtain color pictographs. He says that no normal light can do, and only a glow of the brightest intensity will work.[1] He describes the firefly to Link, saying that its light would do, and asks him to find one at Forest Haven.[2]

Link can find the Forest Firefly flying around outside of Hollo's Forest Potion Shop. He can capture it in a Bottle.[3] When he brings it back to Lenzo, he is amazed.[4] He congratulates Link by placing the firefly inside of his Picto Box, transforming it into the Deluxe Picto Box, which can take colored pictures.[5][6]

In The Wind Waker HD, the Forest Firefly is no longer required to obtain the Deluxe Picto Box. However, if Link captures it and brings it to Lenzo, he is still impressed to see it.[7] He explains that the Forest Firefly was once used to create colored pictures as a reference to its original use.[8] Because Link came so far to give it to him, he offers a Joy Pendant as a reward.[9]


  1. "My assistant, [Link]! Allow me a brief query. Do you perchance know about pictographs with color? I have researched this concept for many years, and at long last I understand it! A stronger light is needed to imbue color in the pictograph. No normal light will do. In fact, normal light must be overcome! Color pictography requires a light of the very brightest intensity!" — Lenzo, The Wind Waker.
  2. "Now, I have heard tales of a mystical creature in a place called the Forest Haven. It is said to be the tiniest of creatures, one that unleashes an otherworldly light... As an aid to me and my research, could you possibly use an empty bottle to capture one of these creatures of legend?" — Lenzo, The Wind Waker.
  3. "You caught a Forest Firefly in your bottle! A strange light emanates from this mystical creature..." — In-game description, The Wind Waker.
  4. "...Why, I feared the secret light had been extinguished forever! Is that truly one of the long-fabled Forest Fireflies?! Oh, glory!" — Lenzo, The Wind Waker.
  5. "My fine assistant, [Link]... For ages, it has been said that the Forest Fireflies possess a mystical power. For your efforts, I shall place this one inside your box! Come on now, hand me your Picto Box, if only for a moment..." — Lenzo, The Wind Waker.
  6. "Oh-ho! Now, those pictographs of yours that have forever lacked the scintillating palette of life should henceforth show the world as it was meant to be_in living color! Hmm, now... That was quite an easy thing to do after all! ...Ah, well. Such is life. Now go out there and snap pictographs. Snap them in color for me, for all the years I spent unable to do so! Go to it, [Link]!" — Lenzo, The Wind Waker.
  7. "Is... Is that...? What a curious luminescence... Is that truly one of the long-fabled Forest Fireflies from Forest Haven?" — Lenzo, The Wind Waker HD
  8. "My fine assistant, [Link]... For ages, it has been said that the Forest Fireflies possess a mystical power. In the old days, they were required for making colored pictographs... but no longer." — Lenzo, The Wind Waker HD
  9. "...I'd hate to see you leave with nothing after you went to so much trouble to show it to me. I offer you this! The elderly lady next door tells me it has value, of sorts." — Lenzo, The Wind Waker HD