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Magnifying Lens

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Not to be confused with the Magnifying Glass from The Crystal Trap
Magnifying Lens
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Location(s) Mermaid Statue[1]
Use(s) Reading the library book[1]
Seeing the Goriya
Seeing the friendly Zora(LADX)[1]
Comparable Item(s) Lens of Truth

The Magnifying Lens is an item in Link's Awakening.[1]

Location and Uses

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The Magnifying Lens can be found inside a cave to which the entrance is revealed by inserting the Scale into The Mourning Mermaid in Martha's Bay.[1] The Magnifying Lens can be used to find things not normally visible to the human eye,[1] making it similar in function to the Lens of Truth. Using it allows Link to encounter a Goriya with whom he can trade certain items for a Boomerang in Toronbo Shores.[2][3] The Magnifying Lens also allows Link to read the book found in the Library in Mabe Village with the fine print that contains the answer to the puzzle in the Wind Fish's Egg.[1] As such, it is almost required to complete the game; it is possible to skip the Magnifying Lens by testing all the possible paths through the egg.

In Link's Awakening DX, the Magnifying Lens also allows Link to see a friendly Zora in a house in Animal Village.[1] At this point, the Photographer will come in and take a picture of the two together.[4] Afterwards, the Zora will tell Link how to find Goriya.[5]


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese みとおしレンズ (Mitōshi Renzu) See Past Lens
French Republic FrenchEU Loupe
Federal Republic of Germany German Magische Lupe



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 131(LA)
  2. "I found a good item washed up on the beach... I'll trade it to you for what you have in your B Button..." — Goriya (Link's Awakening DX)
  3. "You got the Boomerang in exchange for the item you had." — N/A (Link's Awakening DX)
  4. "Hi there! It's me, the photographer! You say Zora is in the house? I HAVE to take a picture of that. I'll call it 'I Found Zora.'" — Photographer (Link's Awakening DX)
  5. "If you keep me a secret, I'll tell you something useful. Go to Toronbo Shores, use the magnifying glass and you will find someone like me." — Zora (Link's Awakening DX)