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The Picto Box,(TWW)[1] also known as the Pictograph Box,(MM)[1] is a recurring Item in The Legend of Zelda series.

Location and Uses

Majora's Mask

In Majora's Mask, the Pictograph Box is a sepia-toned camera which Link obtains from the Swamp Tourist Center after rescuing Koume from the Woods of Mystery. It can hold only one pictograph at a time.[2]

The Swamp Tourist Center runs a Pictograph Contest while the swamp is poisoned. If Link submits a standard pictograph from inside the swamp, Link can choose between a free boat tour or 5 Rupees; if he submits a pictograph of a Big Octo, he can choose between a free boat tour or 20 Rupees; if he submits a pictograph of Tingle (the Swamp Tourist Center Guide's son) or the Deku King, he will be rewarded with a Piece of Heart.

The Fisherman of Great Bay requests Link a pictograph of a Gerudo Pirate in exchange for the Seahorse that he captured near Pinnacle Rock. In Zora Hall, a Zora requests a pictograph of Lulu; if Link gives him a picture including her face, he will give him 20 Rupees.

In Majora's Mask 3D, the Pictograph Box now takes pictographs in full color.

The Wind Waker

In The Wind Waker, the Picto Box allows Link to take and store three black and white pictographs at a time. It is found inside a Treasure Chest at the end of the crawlspace maze in Tingle's jail cell on Windfall Island. In The Wind Waker HD, the storage is increased to twelve images. The Picto Box also has a new feature which enables Link to take self-photographs while making any of nine facial expressions. Link can send pictographs to Miiverse via Tingle Bottle. Pictographs found inside Tingle Bottles can be saved in the Picto Box for later use in the Nintendo Gallery. The Deluxe Picto Box is not required to save color pictographs from Miiverse.

Deluxe Picto Box

Main article: Deluxe Picto Box
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The Deluxe Picto Box is an upgraded version of the original Picto Box which allows Link to take pictographs in full color. Link needs to catch a firefly from Forest Haven to obtain the Deluxe Picto Box.

In The Wind Waker HD, Link starts with the Deluxe Picto Box, eliminating the need of the Forest Firefly sidequest.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name
Pictograph Box
Picto Box
Deluxe Picto Box
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland EnglishUK Pictograph Box
Japan Japanese 写し絵の箱 (Utsushie no Hako) 写し絵の箱DX (Utsushie no Hako DX)
French-speaking countries French Boîte à Images Boîte à Images DX
Canada FrenchCA Boîte à image (MM3D)
Federal Republic of Germany German Foto-Box Foto-Box Deluxe
Italian Republic Italian Immaginografo Immaginografo SP
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Cámara Pictográfica Caja Cromográfica
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Caja luminográfica (MM3D)

See Also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 134 (MM | TWW)
  2. "The Pictograph Box is an advanced piece of Terminan technology. It is capable of saving one snapshot at a time."The Great Hyrule Encycopedia, Zelda.com, retrieved March 4, 2016.