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Forest Fireflies are items in The Wind Waker.[1] It is a unique species of Firefly.

Location and Uses

The Forest Firefly is indigenous to the Forest Haven.[2] It can be caught in an Empty Bottle,[3] and, if brought to the pictographer Lenzo, can be used to alter a Picto Box into a Deluxe Picto Box.[4] It is said to glow in seven different colors.[5] In the Second Quest, this item becomes useless entirely, as the Deluxe Picto Box is already available since the start of the game in this mode.

In The Wind Waker HD, the Forest Firefly is never needed to make the Deluxe Picto Box, and in turn Lenzo will not mention it during Link's training to be his Research Assistant. The Forest Firefly can still be found in Forest Haven however, and captured with an empty bottle. Link can show Lenzo the firefly, and will be told that it was once needed in order to create the Deluxe Picto Box.[6] Lenzo will also reward Link's hard work by accepting the firefly and giving him a Joy Pendant in return.[7]


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 森のホタル (Mori no Hotaru) Forest Firefly
French-speaking countries French Luciole de la Forêt Firefly of the Forest
Federal Republic of Germany German Tannglühwürmchen Fir Firefly
Italian Republic Italian Lucciola dei Boschi Firefly of the Woods
Spanish-speaking countries Spanish Luciérnaga del bosque Forest Firefly


  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 124 (TWW)
  2. "Northeast of here is the Forest Haven... They say a truly unique kind of firefly is indigenous to that place. You heard of it, small fry?" — Fishman (The Wind Waker)
  3. "You caught a Forest Firefly in your bottle! A strange light emanates from this mystical creature..." — N/A (The Wind Waker)
  4. "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)
  5. "It emits bursts of light in seven colors! Supposedly it's as beautiful as a rainbow!" — Fishman (The Wind Waker)
  6. "What a curious luminescence... Is that truly one of the long-fabled Forest Fireflies from Forest Haven? 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)
  7. "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)