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The Flippers,(LA | TMC)[1][name reference needed] also known as the Zora's Flippers,(ALttP | OoS | OoA | ALBW | CoH)[1][2] are recurring Items in The Legend of Zelda series.

Location and Uses

A Link to the Past

ALttP Zora's Flippers Icon.png The Zora's Flippers can be bought from King Zora for 500 Rupees at the Zora's Waterfall in A Link to the Past. They allow Link to swim in deep water and to use Whirlpool Waterways to warp between bodies of water. In the Game Boy Advance version, Link is able to dive underwater while swimming. This can be used to avoid enemy attacks and certain traps.

Link's Awakening

The Flippers are obtained in the Angler's Tunnel in Link's Awakening. They allow Link to swim and dive underwater by pressing the B button,[3] which is required to enter the Catfish's Maw.[4] By diving underwater, Link can avoid attacks from enemies while swimming.

Oracle of Seasons

The Zora's Flippers are received from the Master Diver at the Sunken City if Link retrieves the Master's Plaque for him in Oracle of Seasons. With the Zora's Flippers, Link can dive for a short period of time. If the Zora Ring is worn, he can dive for an infinite length of time.

Oracle of Ages

The Zora's Flippers are found in Cheval's Tomb in the Yoll Graveyard in Oracle of Ages. They are used to pass Cheval's tests in order to get the Cheval Rope. Link can later find the Mermaid Suit, an upgrade to the Flippers. With the Zora's Flippers, Link can dive for a short period of time. If the Zora Ring is worn, he can dive for an infinite length of time.

The Minish Cap

The Flippers can be found in a sewer underneath the Royal Hyrule Library after returning all the missing books in The Minish Cap. With the Flippers, Link is able to gain entrance to the Temple of Droplets at Lake Hylia.

A Link Between Worlds

Link receives the Zora's Flippers from Oren at Zora's Domain after returning the Smooth Gem stolen by the Shady Guy in A Link Between Worlds. They allow Link to swim and dive in deep water.

Other Appearances

Ancient Stone Tablets

In Ancient Stone Tablets, the Zora's Flippers can be bought from King Zora for 300 Rupees. If the Hero of Light talks to King Zora during a raining period, he will sell the Flippers for 150 Rupees instead. They allow the hero to swim in deep water, which is required to enter Level 2.

Cadence of Hyrule

In Cadence of Hyrule, the Zora's Flippers are received from the Prince after waking him up.[5] They allow the hero to swim in deep water like Lake Hylia, allowing easier access to the Frozen Grotto and general mobility around the map.[2]

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
LanguageNameMeaning
JapanJapaneseゾーラの水かき (Zōra no Mizukaki) (ALttP | ALBW)[6][7]
水かき (Mizugaki) (ALttP)[8]
Zōra Flippers
Flippers
CanadaFrenchCAPalmes de Zora (ALBW)[9] 
FranceFrenchEUPalmes de zora (ALBW)[10] 
GermanyGermanZora-Flossen (ALBW)[11] 
ItalyItalianPinne degli Zora (ALBW)[12] 
SpainSpanishEUAletas de zora (ALBW)[13] 
Latin AmericaSpanishLAAletas de zora (ALBW)[14] 
This table was generated using translation pages.
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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 123(ALttP | LA | OoS | OoA | TMC | ALBW)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "You got the Zora's Flippers! These will let you swim through deep water, like in Lake Hylia!" — N/A (Cadence of Hyrule)
  3. "You've got the Flippers! If you press the B Button while you swim, you can dive underwater!" — N/A (Link's Awakening DX)
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening — Nintendo Player's Guide (Nintendo Co., Ltd.) pg. 58
  5. "Here, take these flippers as thanks!" — Prince (Cadence of Hyrule)
  6. Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past & Four Swords (Shogakukan) pg. 16
  7. "ゾーラの水かき
    B Buttonで泳ぎ A Buttonで潜ることができる
    ゾーラ族からもらった水かき
    これがあれば水泳名人!
    " — Gear (A Link Between Worlds)
  8. A Link to the Past manual, pg. 29 Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Vol. 1 (Shogakukan 1) pg. 23
  9. "Palmes de Zora
    Cadeau du peuple Zora pour barboter sans danger. Nagez avec B Button et plongez avec A Button.
    " — Gear (A Link Between Worlds)
  10. "Palmes de zora
    Cadeau du peuple zora pour barboter sans danger. Nagez avec B Button et plongez avec A Button.
    " — Gear (A Link Between Worlds)
  11. "Zora-Flossen
    Machen dich zum Meisterschwimmer! Tauche mit B Button, schwimme mit A Button schneller.
    " — Gear (A Link Between Worlds)
  12. "Pinne degli Zora
    Con le pinne degli Zora sei un gran nuotatore! Con B Button puoi nuotare, con A Button ti immergi.
    " — Gear (A Link Between Worlds)
  13. "Aletas de zora
    Aletas regaladas por los zora. Bucea con B Button y nada con A Button. ¡Serás un experto nadador!
    " — Gear (A Link Between Worlds)
  14. "Aletas de zora
    Aletas recibidas de los zora. Bucea con B Button y nada con A Button; ¡serás un gurú da la natación!
    " — Gear (A Link Between Worlds)
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