Armored Porgies are items from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. They are curative items that restore Link's health by refilling one half of a Heart Container when eaten raw. They can be found in saltwater seas and inlets. Armored Porgies can also be seen hanging from the fishing boat next to Mubs General Store in Lurelin Village; however these cannot be bought, taken, or otherwise obtained and appear only as part of the scenery.


Link can cook with Armored Porgies to grant the "Tough" effect to dishes and Elixirs, which raises Link's defense when consumed. They can be the main ingredient in the Fish Skewer, Fish and Mushroom SkewerFish Pie, Meat and Seafood Fry, Porgy Meunière, Salt-Grilled Fish, Seafood Curry, Seafood Fried Rice, Seafood Rice Balls, Steamed Fish, and Tough Elixir. Effects do not stack in cooking, so Armored Porgy cannot be paired with items of other effects without resulting in Dubious Food.

Link can roast Armored Porgies by placing them on a Campfire or another hot surface to create Roasted Porgies. Link can create Frozen Porgies by placing them on a frozen surface, such as a frozen lake or the snowy ground in a cold climate. Roasting and freezing do not transfer the "Tough" effect of the dish; only cooking the Porgy in a pot will transfer said special effects.

Armored Porgy are the highest-level cooking ingredients in terms of increasing defense. This allows Link to cook only three of them to attain the maximum possible defense boost, saving two spaces for cooking items that give more hearts or increase duration.

Amount Hearts Effect Level Effect Duration
1 2 1 0:50
2 4 2 1:40
3 6 3 2:30
4 8 3 3:20
5 10 3 4:10

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