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Zora Scale
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Main appearance(s)
Other appearance(s)
Swimming and diving
Comparable item(s)

Zora Scales are recurring Items in The Legend of Zelda series.[1] They are fragments of the skin of a Zora which seem to hold the aquatic identity of the species, as a non-Zora in the possession of one gets adapted to water.

Location and Uses

Ocarina of Time

Silver Scale

Main article: Silver Scale
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In Ocarina of Time, the Silver Scale enhances Link's Diving capabilities to up to 6 meters.[2] It is required to enter Inside Jabu-Jabu's Belly.

Golden Scale

Main article: Golden Scale
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The Golden Scale is an enhanced version of the Silver Scale.[3] The time and depth of a dive that can be achieved with the Golden Scale is up to nine meters. Unlike the Silver Scale, obtaining the Golden Scale is optional, although it is necessary to obtain a Piece of Heart in the Lakeside Laboratory. To obtain the Golden Scale, adult Link must catch a fish that breaks the current record by at least four pounds at the Fishing Pond in Lake Hylia.

Oracle of Ages

In Oracle of Ages, the Zora Scale is given to Link by a Zora after he defeats Plasmarine and gets the Rolling Sea essence from Jabu-Jabu's Belly.[4] The Zora Scale is required to bypass the Zora guarding the way to the Sea of Storms.[5] On the Sea of Storms, Link will find the stranded Piratians. The Zora Scale, which is a charm capable of calming the seas,[6] must be given to the Cap'n of the Piratians, so that they can escape the Sea of Storms.[7] As thanks, Link receives the Tokay Eyeball, which is required to access the Ancient Tomb.[8]

Phantom Hourglass

In Phantom Hourglass, Zora Scales are Treasures that can be sold on Mercay Island to the Teller of Treasures for a random amount of Rupees.[9] It is also a highly valued commodity among members of the Ho Ho Tribe.

Tri Force Heroes

In Tri Force Heroes, the Zora Scale is a bronze type Material that can only be found in the Riverside area of the Drablands. It is required to create the Zora Costume.

Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors

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Ruto wielding the Zora Scale

The Zora Scale is a class of Weapon used by Ruto in Hyrule Warriors. It is associated with Water.


The default Zora Scale is the Silver Scale. The second form of the Zora Scale is the Golden Scale, followed by the Water Dragon Scale.

The Lv.★ form of the Zora Scale is the 8-Bit Clock, which is based on the Magical Clock from The Legend of Zelda. It was added to Hyrule Warriors with the Majora's Mask Pack DLC. In Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition, instead of appearing as a separate Weapon, the 8-Bit Clock replaces the Sun Dragon Scale when the "8-Bit Weapons" Setting is turned on in Game Settings within the Settings menu.

In Hyrule Warriors Legends, the fourth form of the Zora Scale is the Sun Dragon Scale, which is associated with both the Elements of Water and Light.

Weapon Power
Weapon Number of Stars
Tier Icon Element(s) 0 1 2 3 4 5
Lv.1 HW Silver Scale.png
Silver Scale
HWDE Water Element Icon.png Water 80 88 96 104 112 120
Lv.2 HW Golden Scale Icon.png
Golden Scale
HWDE Water Element Icon.png Water 150 165 180 195 210 225
Lv.3 HW Water Dragon Scale Icon.png
Water Dragon Scale
HWDE Water Element Icon.png Water 280 308 336 364 392 420
Lv.★ (HW | HWDE) HW 8-Bit Clock Icon.png
8-bit Clock
HWDE Water Element Icon.png Water 280 308 336 364 392 420
Lv.4 (HWL | HWDE) HW Water Dragon Scale Icon.png
Water Dragon Scale +
HWDE Water Element Icon.png Water 500 550 600 650 700 750
Lv.4+ (HWL | HWDE) HW Water Dragon Scale Icon.png
Sun Dragon Scale
HWDE Water Element Icon.png Water
HWDE Light Element Icon.png Light
500 550 600 650 700 750

Attack Combinations

Attack Pattern Effect
Special Attack
Main article: Special Attack

Ruto winks to the screen, then forms a pool of water on the ground around her, which quickly turns into a whirlpool as she swims around in it. After a few seconds, the whirlpool shifts into a watery twister, before exploding and throwing enemies outwards. This attack damages enemies in a circular range around Ruto.



TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name
Zora Scale Silver Scale Golden Scale
Japan Japanese ゾーラのうろこ (Zōra no Uroko) 銀のウロコ (Gin no Uroko) 金のウロコ (Kin no Uroko)
People's Republic of China ChineseSI 银色鳞片 (Yínsé Línpiàn) 金色鳞片 (Jīnsé Línpiàn)
French Republic FrenchEU Écaille des Zora (OoA)
Écaille de Zora (PH)
Écaille d'argent Écaille d'or
Federal Republic of Germany German Zora-Schuppe Silberne Schuppe Goldene Schuppe
Italian Republic Italian Squama di Zora Squama d'argento Squama d'oro
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Escama de Zora Escama de plata Escama de oro


Video Gallery

Zora Scale gameplay from Hyrule Warriors


  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 143 (OoA | PH | TFH)
  2. "You got the Silver Scale! Jump into the water and press (A). You can dive deeper than you could before." — N/A (Ocarina of Time)
  3. "You got the Golden Scale! Jump into the water and press (A). Now you can dive much deeper than you could before!" — N/A (Ocarina of Time)
  4. "You have done so much for us! Our seas are clean and all is well! I offer you our symbol of heroism--the Zora Scale!" — Zora (Oracle of Ages)
  5. "The seas beyond here swallow up all who venture into them--the Sea of Storms! I can't allow a child like you to pass! The Zora Scale? So you're Link! You may pass!" — Zora (Oracle of Ages)
  6. "Har! Ye've got the Zora's Scale sea charm! Aye, that could calm this Sea o' Storms!" — Cap'n (Oracle of Ages)
  7. "Thank'ee! Now we can escape these seas!" — Cap'n (Oracle of Ages)
  8. "Take this as a sign o' me thanks! It's the jewel called the Tokay Eyeball! It's said to be the thing that opens the way to the ancient tomb." — Cap'n (Oracle of Ages)
  9. "It's said that a Zora dropped this rare and sparkling scale!" — N/A (Phantom Hourglass)
  10. "Garments made of Zora scales. They let you breathe and swim in water but are weak against fire and ice." — N/A (Twilight Princess)