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The Kaleidoscope is an item in Phantom Hourglass. It is the second item in the Trading Sequence. Link receives it from Nyeve after giving him the Hero's New Clothes.[1] At first, it appears to be a Telescope, but it is revealed to just be a Kaleidoscope.[2] Nyeve jokes about how he got it from his sister (parodying how Link receives the telescope from Aryll in The Wind Waker) before admitting that he found it in his travels and hopes it can be of use.[3]

Link can then take the Kaleidoscope to the Ho Ho Tribe's ship. He finds Hoiger Howgendoogen muttering in the corner about how he lost something.[4] When he notices Link's kaleidoscope, he asks to see it.[5] He claims that it is his, pointing out the small writing with his name on it.[6] In order to thank him for returning it, Hoiger Howgendoogen offers Link the Guard Notebook.[7] After, Hoiger Howgendoogen can be seen staring through his kaleidoscope at any time on this ship.[8]



  1. "Whoa! YES! I knew you were a good kid all along! I mean...thank you. How gracious of you. Here! You can have this in return!" — Nyeve, Phantom Hourglass.
  2. "You got the telescope! Now you can see far-off things. No, wait... It's just a kaleidoscope! Too bad... For now, you can check it on the Collection screen." — In-Game Description, Phantom Hourglass.
  3. "This is something valuable that I borrowed from my little sister... Ahhh ha ha! Just kidding. It's just something I picked up in my travels. It still works, and might just come in handy! It's all yours!" — Nyeve, Phantom Hourglass.
  4. "Hrm... I dropped that thing somewhere... Things like that are truly hard to find with the naked eye..." — Hoiger Howgendoogen, Phantom Hourglass.
  5. "Hrm! ...Ho ho! That's a nice telescope you have there! May I see it for a moment? [.]Sure[.]No way" — Hoiger Howgendoogen, Phantom Hourglass.
  6. "Ho! There! That has my name on it! Look! On the back, in really small writing! Yes, indeed! That's my real name... Hoiger Howgendoogen..." — Hoiger Howgendoogen, Phantom Hourglass.
  7. "Regardless, this appears to belong to me. Thanks for delivering it! Please accept this gift as a symbol of my deep appreciation... Oh, don't worry. It's just something that I picked up along the way..." — Hoiger Howgendoogen, Phantom Hourglass.
  8. "Ho ho! So beautiful... So beautiful, indeed! My heart is like a spinning kaleidoscope..." — Hoiger Howgendoogen, Phantom Hourglass.