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Lenzo's Pictograph Assistant



Acquire Picto Box


Speak with Lenzo


Take Various Pictographs


Lenzo's Pictograph Assistant, also known as Lenzo's Research Assistant, is a Side Quest from The Wind Waker.


After helping Tingle escape from the Town Jail, Link can crawl through the hole in the back of the Jail Cell. One of the paths leads to a treasure chest that contains the Picto Box. After acquiring the Picto Box, he can show it to Lenzo and this will give Link access to Lenzo's Pictograph Gallery.

After talking with Lenzo, he will ask Link if he will become his Pictograph Assistant.[1][2][3] Lenzo will give Link various commands and will ask that he promptly complete them.[4] Lenzo will then tell Link that he has three commands for him to complete.[5]

A Love Letter

Main article: A Love Letter

The first command is to find somebody in Windfall Island who despite constant rejection, continues to try to write love letters.[6][7] Lenzo requires physical evidence, so Link will need to use the Pictograph to take a photograph of this hopeless romantic in action.[8][9]

Lenzo is referring to Garrickson. During the daytime he starts his journey right outside of Lenzo's House. He will walk around town, down to the Mailbox where he will drop a letter off.[10] Link will need to take a Pictograph of Garrickson, while he is dropping the letter in the mail.

After snapping the picture, Lenzo will give a positive remark on the photograph, although he does understand Garrickson's dilemma, as he reminds him of himself when he was younger.[11][12][13]

The Face of Fear

Main article: The Face of Fear

The second command is to find the most timid and cowardly resident. Lenzo wants to flog his spirit and lend him some backbone. He will give Link a hint that the person flinches and jumps at even the slightest of surprises. Lenzo wants Link to capture pure fear in the individual's face.[14][15]

Gossack can be found in the Cafe Bar, just above Zunari's Shop. He can be found standing by the table and will get scared by almost anything. Link can roll into a wall or throw a pot, and it will cause him to shiver. Link will need to take a picture while Gossack is shiverring.

Lenzo will comment that the individual is clearly the town's most timid of denizens. Although Lenzo will comment that Gossack is quite the striking individual.[16][17]

The Secret Couple

Main article: The Secret Couple

The third command is to find a man and woman who are secretly in love with one another, but for whatever reason, they have not spoken. Lenzo cannot let this go and wants to become Cupid, archer of love.[18][19][20][21]

Just outside of Lenzo's House, the Killer Bees can be found, along with Linda. She stays there waiting and another man named Anton can be found walking around. Anton journeys from near the entrance of the Town Jail, down to the docks, and then back up, all the way to where the Killer Bees are found. When he comes near Linda, he stops and the two share a glance. Link will need to take a photograph while the two are staring at one another.

Lenzo will comment that he didn't even know the extent of their passion for one another. He thanks Link and tells him that he is proud to call Link his assistant.[22][23] In The Wind Waker HD, Lenzo will present Link with the Deluxe Picto Box. which is capable of taking colored pictures.[24][25]

Final Ingredient

In the original version of The Wind Waker for the Nintendo GameCube, there is one more step to this quest. Link will need to capture a Forest Firefly from the Forest Haven. The firefly can be found just near the entrance to the Forest Potion Shop. After Link brings this to Lenzo, he will upgrade his Picto Box into the Deluxe Picto Box.

In The Wind Waker HD, since Link already has the Deluxe Picto Box, Lenzo will simply reward Link by giving him a Joy Pendant. Although Lenzo makes no mention of the Forest Firefly.

Nintendo Gallery

After acquiring the Deluxe Pictobox, Link is able to take part in the Nintendo Gallery quest, where he can photograph every boss, character, and enemy encountered throughout his journey. The Nintendo Gallery is located near the Forest Haven and it is run by Carlov and Manny.


  1. "You see, young sir, I have been studying Picto Boxes since I was but a lad. My lifelong dream of creating a box with incredible pictography capabilities is at long last nearing fruition." — Lenzo, The Wind Waker.
  2. But now I've grown old and have no real desire to leave this island... Young sir, I hesitate to ask, but... Could you perchance become my pictograph assistant?" - Lenzo, The Wind Waker HD
  3. "Oh-ho! Really? Really and truly?! My heart leaps at your enthusiasm, but I feel I must tell you...the path an assistant must follow is not a simple one!" — Lenzo, The Wind Waker.
  4. "I demand that whosoever takes on the role of my assistant be an individual who can take whatever command I may issue and promptly complete it without hesitation. It will be quite a challenge, I assure you. Are you still sure you want to do this? Absolutely Forget it" — Lenzo, The Wind Waker.
  5. "In that case... Would you be interested in trading that for this Big Catch Flag? Sure No thanks" — Lenzo, The Wind Waker.
  6. "A love letter. ...Do you know what that is, young sir? It is a collection of words of love, long unspoken and put into written form." — Lenzo, The Wind Waker.
  7. "Somewhere in this town, there is one who, despite constant rejection, never learns the cold lesson of unrequited passion and continues to write letters of doomed love." — Lenzo, The Wind Waker.
  8. "I am certain the object of this sadly one-sided affection is in quite a quandary over the matter. I am of the mind that I must have a word with the unwanted suitor. However, I must have physical evidence. And thus, your first task is to snap a pictograph of this individual in the act of sending the unwanted letters!" — Lenzo, The Wind Waker.
  9. "...That sounds easy, does it not? Rightly so. If you hope to be my assistant, you must perform this task with ease!" — Lenzo, The Wind Waker.
  10. "I wonder if the Rito postman has already come today..." — Garrickson, The Wind Waker.
  11. "Oh-ho! Now THIS is a finely snapped pictograph indeed! Hmmm now... They say love is blind, but what could he be thinking, mailing all these letters? I should not ridicule him, though, for he reminds me of myself back in the innocence of my youth... Memories of those bittersweet summer days come rushing back to me..." — Lenzo, The Wind Waker.
  12. "But I digress... Very good, young sir! I must congratulate you on...passing your first test!" — Lenzo, The Wind Waker.
  13. "I shall promptly take this pictograph from you and use it most efficiently!" — Lenzo, The Wind Waker.
  14. "Very well! Next is my second command." — Lenzo, The Wind Waker.
  15. "You must search for this town's most timid and cowardly resident. I intend to flog his spirit so as to lend him some backbone. This individual flinches and jumps at even the slightest of surprises. I need you to capture the instant of pure fear on this individual's face in a pictograph." — Lenzo, The Wind Waker.
  16. "Oh-ho! Now THIS is a finely snapped pictograph indeed! Clearly this individual must be the town's most timid of denizens! Fear is his constant companion! I cannot complain, young sir! You have passed in a most admirable manner! ...Say, and is it me, or is this chap quite the striking individual?" — Lenzo, The Wind Waker.
  17. "Very good, young sir! And this means you have passed my second test!" — Lenzo, The Wind Waker.
  18. "Very good! Next is, at long last, my final command! Open your heart and mind and listen to what I say..." — Lenzo, The Wind Waker.
  19. "Somewhere in town is a couple, a man and woman whose hearts are secretly filled with thoughts of the other, and yet for reasons unknown, the two have never spoken. Even when they happen, by chance, to pass each other in the road, they each steal a brief, furtive glance of the other, but they suppress the longing in their hearts..." — Lenzo, The Wind Waker.
  20. "I cannot let this tragedy go on any longer! For the sake of the town and my own desire to help these two poor souls... I shall become Cupid, archer of love! These two are timid burglars in the house of love...and you must capture a pictograph of them thinking their furtive thoughts!" — Lenzo, The Wind Waker.
  21. "And young master [Link]... If and when, hope beyond hope, you manage to complete this third task... Then shall you be my number-one pupil! Oh ho ho ho ho! Does that not excite you? ...Good luck to you, young sir!" — Lenzo, The Wind Waker.
  22. "Oh-ho! This is a finely snapped pictograph indeed! ...I had no idea these two would get along so splendidly! You can see the love there, hidden but thriving. Even I, who have lived in this town for so many long years, did not realize in the slightest the extent of their passion. You have done well, [Link]." — Lenzo, The Wind Waker.
  23. "Now then, my young sir... You have completed all of the tasks I set you to. My doubts about you have all been cleared up! I shall hereby be proud to call you my assistant, [Link]! And to reward you further for your fine efforts, I offer you this! The elderly lady next door tells me it has value, of sorts." — Lenzo, The Wind Waker.
  24. And... No assistant of mine will be seen going around taking pictographs in monochrome! Not in a million years! So here. Allow me to present you with this Picto Box." - Lenzo, The Wind Waker HD
  25. Hmph! Until now you could only take black-and-white pictographs, but now you can take color pictographs, allowing you to show the world as it was meant to be seen! Now! Go out there and snap pictographs. Snap them in color for me, for all the years I spent unable to do so! Fulfill my life's ambition! Go to it, Link!" - Lenzo, The Wind Waker HD