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Not to be confused with the Ceremonial Trident.

The Lightscale Trident is a recurring Item in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][2]

Location and Uses[]

Breath of the Wild[]

Hyrule Compendium Entry

293 (298) Lightscale Trident
BotW Hyrule Compendium Lightscale Trident
Description
A spear of peerless grace cherished by the Zora Champion Mipha. Although Mipha specialized in healing abilities, her spearmanship was in a class all its own.
Common Locations
Lanayru Great Spring
Properties
Atk 22

The Lightscale Trident is a variant of the Zora Spear used by the Zora Champion Mipha before her death during the Great Calamity.[1] It belongs to the Zora Gear equipment archetype, which is a group of Weapons created by the Zora.[3] Even though Mipha preferred to use her healing abilities, it is said that she was talented with this Spear as well.[1] King Dorephan had the story of the Lightscale Trident written on the History of the Zora, Part Four, one of the Stone Monuments found throughout the Lanayru Great Spring. The Lightscale Trident was made as a gift for Mipha by Dento to celebrate her birth.[4] Seggin was the one who taught Mipha her skill with the Trident.[5]

When Mipha did not return after the Great Calamity, the people of Zora's Domain mourned her. They tried to send the Lightscale Trident down Zora River in an attempt to put her Spirit to rest.[6] However, the Trident began to glow, and Mipha's voice was heard.[7] She told the Zora that she was one with the Lightscale Trident, and they should forget their grief and focus on remembering her.[8] As a result, the Zora celebrate the Champion Festival and honor the Lightscale Trident on the anniversary of the Great Calamity.[9]

However, if Link speaks with Trello while "The Ceremonial Song" Shrine Quest is active, he will admit that the Champion Festival uses a replica of the Lightscale Trident instead of the real one.[10][11] This replica, the Ceremonial Trident, is nearly identical to the Lightscale Trident, but it is not as strong or durable.[12]

Link can obtain the Lightscale Trident after taming Divine Beast Vah Ruta and saving Zora's Domain from flooding. King Dorephan will gift the Trident to him as a reward and symbol of their friendship.[13] After the cutscene, Link can collect the Lightscale Trident from inside a Treasure Chest in the Throne Room. If the Lightscale Trident breaks, Dento will remake it if Link approaches him at the Hammerhead.[14] To do so, he requires a Zora Spear, a Diamond, and five pieces of Flint.[15]

The Lightscale Trident is made of metal, and therefore it can conduct Electricity and attract Lightning if it is equipped during Thunderstorms. It will also sink if it is dropped in Water, but it can be picked up using the Magnesis Rune on the Sheikah Slate. Finally, it will not burn if it is exposed to a Fire or a Scorching Climate.

Other Appearances[]

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity[]



The Lightscale Trident makes an appearance in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, where Mipha is its sole user. She often uses it in cutscenes where she is fighting, such as when she protects Sidon from a Lynel and in the stand against the Yiga Clan at a small town. She also wields it as she prepares to attack Monster on her way to Hyrule Castle. She uses the Lightscale Trident against Waterblight Ganon within Divine Beast Vah Ruta.

Nomenclature[]

TMC Forest Minish Artwork Names in other regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite
LanguageName
JapanJapanese光鱗の槍 (Kōrin no yari)
Taiwan, Hong Kong, MacaoChineseTR光鱗之槍 (Guānglín zhī qiāng)
NetherlandsDutchLichtschubbenspeer
FranceFrenchEULance d'écailles radieuse
GermanyGermanLichtschuppenlanze
ItalyItalianTridente scagliadiluce
South KoreaKorean광린의 창 (Gwangninui chang)
RussiaRussianТрезубец Чешуи Света (Trezubets Cheshui Sveta)
SpainSpanishEUTridente de escamas
Latin AmericaSpanishLALanza de la escama
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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Lightscale Trident
    A spear of peerless grace cherished by the Zora Champion Mipha. Although Mipha specialized in healing abilities, her spearmanship was in a class all its own.
    " — Inventory (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Lightscale Trident
    A spear of peerless grace cherished by Mipha. Although Mipha specializes in healing abilities, her spearmanship is in a class all its own.
    " — Allies (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  3. Creating a Champion, Dark Horse Books, pg. 173
  4. "To celebrate her birth, the smithy Dento presented Mipha with a gift: a mighty spear called the Lightscale Trident." — History of the Zora, Part Four (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "Under Seggin's instruction, Mipha honed her skills, and her radiance grew alongside her skill with the Lightscale Trident." — History of the Zora, Part Four (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "As a way of offering her soul repose, they tried to send the Lightscale Trident drifting down the Zora River" — History of the Zora, Part Four (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "But when they did, the trident began to glow, and Mipha's voice rang loud and clear for all Zora to hear:" — History of the Zora, Part Four (Breath of the Wild)
  8. ""The Lightscale Trident and I are one... Abandon your grief and know joy once again. Do not cry...just remember."" — History of the Zora, Part Four (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "And so, keeping to her request, one the day of the Great Calamity...the day that Mipha passed from this world...the Zora venerate the Lightscale Trident and remember their brave princess. Such is the origin of the Champion Festival." — History of the Zora, Part Four (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "The ceremonial trident is used in a festival to honor Champion Mipha..." — Trello (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "The Champion Festival's Lightscale Trident... Well, it's a fake." — Trello (Breath of the Wild)
  12. "Ceremonial Trident
    A spear modeled after the Lightscale Trident wielded by the Zora Champion Mipha. They may be identical in appearance, but this spear's strength and durability are inferior.
    " — Inventory (Breath of the Wild)
  13. "Link! I must reward your efforts! Now then! I implore you to collect the treasure inside that chest over there. It was cherished by Mipha. A memento of sorts. I would like you to have it as a token of our friendship." — King Dorephan (Breath of the Wild)
  14. "The Lightscale Trident... I somehow felt it had disappeared from this world. Shall I remake it for you?..." — Dento (Breath of the Wild)
  15. "In that case, I will need a Zora spear, one diamond, and five pieces of flint." — Dento (Breath of the Wild)
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