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Pikango is a recurring character in The Legend of Zelda series.[2][3]


Breath of the Wild

Pikango is a traveling painter hailing from Kakariko Village.[1] He can first be found in Kakariko Village, painting a picture of Impa's House. He asks if Link may be a traveler like him.[4] Pikango explains that he travels Hyrule Kingdom to find incredible sights to paint.[5] The reason he has returned to Kakariko Village is to search for the Great Fairy Fountain rumored to be there.[6] However, since he has not lived in the village for many years, he is unknown and considered an outsider, meaning nobody will say any more on the subject to him.[7] Still, Pikango is determined to find the Fountain and tells Link that he will inform him of any new leads.[8] Even in the Rain, his determination only grows.[9] At night, he will take refuge in the Shuteye Inn, dreaming of locating the Fountain.[10]

Once Link returns to the village, Pikango will tell him he knows where the Great Fairy Fountain is, but can't get far enough to see it. He asks Link if he will come with him to see it, and if Link obliges, he leads him up to the forest near Kakariko Village. Upon reaching the entrance, Pikango runs out of breath and tells Link to go ahead and see if he can find it. He also asks Link to take a picture of it if he does stumble upon it. When Link returns to show him the picture, Pikango admits he thought it would look more 'elegant', but still offers to reward Link for his help by telling him the location of one of the pictures on Link's Sheikah Slate.

Tears of the Kingdom


Pikango, like most other Sheikah in Breath of the Wild and Tears of the Kingdom, has a name derived from a fruit; however, unlike the others, his is from a Japanese term and not and English one, namely 柑橘類 (kankitsurui), meaning "citrus". (This is more evident in his Japanese name.) In English, "Pikango" may also come from "Pic and go", referencing the fact that he is a traveling painter, or Picasso, an artist who was notorious for his child-like paintings.

Names in Other Regions
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
カンギス (Kangisu)
The Republic of ChinaThe Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of ChinaThe Macao Special Administrative Region of China
康吉思 (Kāngjísī)
The People's Republic of China
康吉思 (Kāngjísī)
The Kingdom of the Netherlands
The French Republic
The Federal Republic of Germany
The Italian Republic
Latin America
The Kingdom of Spain
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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Creating a Champion, Dark Horse Books, pg. 103
  2. "Pikango" — Game Screen (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "Pikango" — Game Screen (Tears of the Kingdom)
  4. "Hm? Are you... Sorry to bother you, but are you a fellow traveler?" — Pikango (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "As for me, I just looove art. In fact, I'm traveling the world in search of beautiful landscapes." — Pikango (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "Just between you and me... I hear there's a Great Fairy Fountain somewhere near this village. I hear it's breathtakingly beautiful. Aesthetics aside, they also say the place can bestow some kind of mysterious power on people..." — Pikango (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "However, since I'm an outsider, I can't get anyone to tell me any more details than that. These villagers never leave the safety of their village, so travelers like me are treated with suspicion." — Pikango (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "But I won't give up! Oh, and if I manage to find out anything, I'll be sure to let you know." — Pikango (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "But I'm not gonna give up! Not even if it rains! Not even if it snows! Not even if I get struck by lightning!!" — Pikango (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "Great Fairy Fountain... I will...find you..." — Pikango (Breath of the Wild)