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This article is about the item in Link's Awakening. For other uses, see Scale (Disambiguation).
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Main appearance(s)

The Scale is an item in Link's Awakening.[1]

Location and Uses

The Scale is the thirteenth item in the game's Trading Quest.[2] It is obtained from Martha the Mermaid, who promises Link one of her Scales from her tail in return of her missing Necklace.[1] The Scale is pivotal to complete "The Mourning Mermaid", an unfinished Statue that Schule Donavitch sculpted in Martha's Bay.[3][4] After placing the Scale onto the statue, it will move aside and reveal a cave where Link finds the final item in the Trading Sequence, the Magnifying Lens.[5]



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 137(LA)
  2. "You returned the necklace and got a scale of the mermaid's tail. How will you use this?" — N/A (Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch)
  3. "Iz zat zee Mermaid scale? I can't use it now. I have to werk on zis drawing. You should go finish zee mermaid statue for me." — Schule Donavitch (Link's Awakening DX)
  4. "You put the missing scale in the mermaid statue!" — N/A (Link's Awakening DX)
  5. "An artist once asked me to pose for him, and he wanted a scale, too... Can the legend of the Magnifying Lens be true...? " — Martha (Link's Awakening DX)