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Genshin Impact ‘The Misplaced Photo’ world quest walkthrough

Return the Silver Pocket Watch to the Mirror Maiden

A guitar in front of some Allegro Blooms and a large vine attached to a mountain Image: Hoyoverse via Johnny Yu for Polygon
Johnny Yu (he/him) is a guides writer at Polygon. He has written about games such as The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Diablo 4, and Fire Emblem Engage.

As you venture around the Golden Apple Archipelago in Genshin Impact’s “Summertime Odyssey” event, you’ll find missing belongings scattered around the islands. Each item has a quest that is a part of “The Scattered Past” questline, and “The Misplaced Photo” is one of them.

Our world quest walkthrough for “The Misplaced Photo” will show you where to find the Silver Pocket Watch and the missing Fatui group members.

To start “The Misplaced Photo,” you must complete the “Like Rhyme and Song, the Summer Reverie” questline from the “Summertime Odyssey” event.

Finding the Silver Pocket Watch

A Mirror Maiden stands on an empty beach Graphic: Johnny Yu for Polygon | Source images: Hoyoverse

Teleport to a waypoint on the Broken Isle, and talk to the Mirror Maiden on the coast. Move towards the quest location, and investigate the area near the Imaging Conch to find the Silver Pocket Watch (if you’ve found this conch before, you might’ve already grabbed the watch). After returning the pocket watch to the Mirror Maiden, move to the designated quest area, and interact with them again. Activate the Melodic Harp below you to unseal the cave entrance. Climb back up to the entrance, and talk to the Mirror Maiden, now known as Agafya.

If you’ve already completed “The Discarded Insignia” world quest, you’ll finish “The Misplaced Photo” right after the cutscene.

Looking for the other Fatui member

A blue platform in a rocky cavern Graphic: Johnny Yu for Polygon | Source images: Hoyoverse

Teleport to the waypoint on Minacious Isle. Minacious Isle must be in its original form to progress the quest. If it is not, switch the island formation at the blue platform marked in the image above.

Zhongli stands in front of a Electrohammer Vanguard Graphic: Julia Lee/Polygon | Source Images: Hoyoverse

Activate the Anemo Pillar to create a wind current, and ascend to the Electrohammer Vanguard to immediately complete the quest.

If you’ve already completed “The Discarded Insignia,” you’ll be prompted to begin “A Misplaced Conch” right away.

If this is your first Golden Apple Archipelago world quest, there are a few more time-limited quests you can do before the islands vanish:

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