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The Zora Armor,(TP | BotW | HWAoC)[1][2][3] also known as the Zora Tunic,(OoT)[1] is a recurring Item in The Legend of Zelda series.[note 1]

Location and Uses[]

Ocarina of Time[]

In Ocarina of Time, the Zora Tunic allows Link to breathe underwater.[5] It is mostly used in conjunction with the Iron Boots and is essential when exploring the Water Temple. Unlike the Goron Tunic, it does not offer any defense bonuses. The tunic can be stolen by a Like Like if Link is still wearing it when he gets spit out.

The tunic can be bought at the Zora Shop for 300 Rupees, or it can be given to Link by the King Zora when he unfreezes him from the Red Ice using Blue Fire.[6]

The Zora Tunic is made out of fish gills, although aesthetically it looks completely identical to the other tunics in the game, with color being the only difference.[7]

Twilight Princess[]

In Twilight Princess, the Zora Armor is given to Link by Rutela after delivering Ralis to Kakariko Village safely. It is located behind the Kakariko Village Graveyard under the tomb of the King Zora, its creator.[8][9]

When equipped, the Zora Armor allows Link to breathe and swim underwater.[10] If combined with the Iron Boots, Link can walk deep on riverbeds. However, wearing the armor makes Link take 10 times the damage from Fire and Ice attacks.[11] (Including falling in Lava or freezing Water)

The Zora Armor itself is made of Zora scales in a scale mail arrangement,[citation needed] and includes a mask that Link pulls over his face while underwater.

Breath of the Wild[]

In Breath of the Wild, the Zora Armor was hand crafted specifically for Link as a symbol of love by the Zora princess and Champion, Mipha.[12][13] Link receives it from King Dorephan 100 years later when first visiting Zora's Domain. If Link's pouch is full, he will receive it after making space in the inventory.[14]

When worn, the Zora Armor provides one level of Swim Speed Up and grants Link the ability to Swim Upward through waterfalls.[2] The Armor can be enhanced by a Great Fairy and can be Dyed at the Kochi Dye Shop. The Zora Armor, alongside the Zora Helm and the Zora Greaves, compose the Zora Set. When each piece of the Set has been enhanced at least two times by a Great Fairy and the full Set is worn, it provides a Swim Dash Stamina Up Set Bonus. Unlike most armor, however, this Set cannot be sold due to the Armor's unique story behind it.

The Armor itself consists of a large full breastplate, a set of scale mail covering the shoulders and part of Link's back, two pauldrons made from steel, and bracers made from a combination of silver and steel plates.

Armor Description Location
BotW Zora Armor Icon
Zora Armor
Custom armor painstakingly crafted by each generation's Zora princess for her future husband. Wearing it will give you the ability to swim up waterfalls. Zora's Domain
Level Defense Upgrade Cost Resale Value
5 ×3 BotW Lizalfos Horn Icon Lizalfos Horn
★★ 8 ×5 BotW Lizalfos Talon Icon Lizalfos Talon
×5 BotW Hyrule Bass Icon Hyrule Bass
★★★ 12 ×5 BotW Lizalfos Tail Icon Lizalfos Tail
×5 BotW Hearty Bass Icon Hearty Bass
★★★★ 20 ×10 BotW Lizalfos Tail Icon Lizalfos Tail
×15 BotW Opal Icon Opal 

Other Appearances[]

Super Smash Bros.[]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[]

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[]

Hyrule Warriors[]

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[]

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity[]

In Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, the Zora Armor has the same design as in Breath of the Wild. You can get the it by completing the Heart's Escort challenge. It then becomes part of Link's attire and can be worn by him whenever. You can also dye the armor at the Kochi Dye Shop.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork Names in other regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite
United KingdomEnglishBRZora Armor (BotW)
JapanJapaneseゾーラの服 (Zōra no Fuku) (OoT)[15]
ゾーラの鎧 (Zōra no yoroi) (BotW)
Zora Clothes
Taiwan, Hong Kong, MacaoChineseTR卓拉鎧甲 (Zhuō lā kǎijiǎ) (BotW)
NetherlandsDutchZora-pantser (BotW)
CanadaFrenchCAArmure Zora (BotW)
FranceFrenchEUArmure zora (BotW)Zora armor
GermanyGermanZora-Rüstung (BotW)
ItalyItalianArmatura Zora (BotW)
South KoreaKorean조라의 갑옷 (Joraui gabot) (BotW)
RussiaRussianДоспехи зора (Dospekhi zora) (BotW)
SpainSpanishEUArmadura zora (BotW)
Latin AmericaSpanishLAArmadura zora (BotW)
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  1. The Zora Armor was referred to as Zora's Armor in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess — The Official Nintendo Player's Guide by Nintendo Power.[4] However, as this contradicts the name given in Encyclopedia, it is not considered Canon.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 143 (OoT | TP)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Zora Armor
    Armor crafted by each generation's Zora princess for her future husband. Equip it to swim up waterfalls.
    " — Inventory (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "Zora Armor
    Custom armor painstakingly crafted by each generation's Zora princess for her future husband. It's probably fine to be wearing this. Probably.
    " — Allies (Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity)
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess — The Official Nintendo Player's Guide, Nintendo of America, pg. 192
  5. "You got a Zora Tunic! This diving suit is adult size, so it won't fit a kid. Wear it, and you won't drown underwater." — N/A (Ocarina of Time)
  6. "Oh--I've come back to life! Was it you who saved me? Don't be nervous! It looks like you have a hard time breathing underwater. As an expression of my gratitude, I grant you this tunic. With this, you won't choke underwater." — King Zora (Ocarina of Time)
  7. The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time — Official Nintendo Player's Guide, Nintendo of America, pg. 78
  8. "...There is armor here that my husband made for the coming hero." — Rutela (Twilight Princess)
  9. "During his lifetime, my husband created garments specifically for the chosen hero, garments that house the abilities of the Zora." — Rutela (Twilight Princess)
  10. "If you do this thing, I will bestow upon you the protection of water. This power will grant you the ability to swim and respire in very deep water as if you were a Zora." — Rutela (Twilight Princess)
  11. "If you have it equipped, you can move freely through the water... but you will be more vulnerable to fire and ice attacks." — N/A (Twilight Princess)
  12. "He who stands here...the man called Link...is the one whom my sister, Mipha, had feelings for." — Sidon (Breath of the Wild)
  13. "Countless generations of Zora princesses have gifted that armor to the one they have sworn to marry! Princess Mipha made that one there with her own hands! It is far too important to entrust to a shady Hylian!" — Muzu (Breath of the Wild)
  14. "Link, your pouch appears to be full. Please make some space in there so I may gift you this Zora armor." — King Dorephan (Breath of the Wild)
  15. Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time (Shogakukan) pg. 149