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The Golden Scale is a recurring Item in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][note 1]

Location and Uses

Ocarina of Time

In Ocarina of Time, if Adult Link catches a fish at least four pounds greater than the initial record in the Fishing Hole, he will be rewarded with the Golden Scale. This item enables Link to dive even further than the Silver Scale allowed.

Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
JapanJapanese金のウロコ (Kin no Uroko) (OoT)[3]Same as English.
GermanyGermanGoldene Schuppen (HWDE)[4]Golden Scales
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See Also


  1. The Golden Scale was referred to as the Gold Scale on Zelda.com's encyclopedia.[2] However, as this contradicts the name given in-game, it is not considered Canon.


  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 125 (OoT)
  2. "Gold Scale
    The power of the Gold Scale allows its owner to dive just as deeply as any Zora."
    The Great Hyrule Encyclopedia, Zelda.com (archive), retrieved January 22, 2022.
  3. Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Shogakukan) pg. 148
  4. "Goldene Schuppen" — Smithy (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)