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Zora Scales are recurring Items in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][note 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
OoT3D Silver Scale Icon

In Ocarina of Time, the Silver Scale enhances Link's Diving capabilities to up to 6 meters.[3] It is required to enter Inside Jabu-Jabu's Belly.

Golden Scale[]

Main article: Golden Scale
OoT3D Golden Scale Icon

The Golden Scale is an enhanced version of the Silver Scale.[4] 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.[5] The Zora Scale is required to bypass the Zora guarding the way to the Sea of Storms.[6] On the Sea of Storms, Link will find the stranded Piratians. The Zora Scale, which is a charm capable of calming the seas,[7] must be given to the Cap'n of the Piratians, so that they can escape the Sea of Storms.[8] As thanks, Link receives the Tokay Eyeball, which is required to access the Ancient Tomb.[9]

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.[10] It is also a highly valued commodity among members of the Ho Ho Tribe.

Tri Force Heroes[]

In Tri Force Heroes, Zora Scales are bronze-rarity Materials awarded for completing the following Levels and Drablands Challenges of the Riverside:

They can also be won in the Coliseum and Daily Riches, or purchased from the Street Merchant for 250 Rupees each.

Zora Scales are one of the Materials used to make the Zora Costume.[1]

Other Appearances[]

Hyrule Warriors[]

HW Ruto Silver Scale Render
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
Silver Scale
HWDE Water Element Icon Water 80 88 96 104 112 120
Lv.2 HW Golden Scale Icon
Golden Scale
HWDE Water Element Icon Water 150 165 180 195 210 225
Lv.3 HW Water Dragon Scale Icon
Water Dragon Scale
HWDE Water Element Icon Water 280 308 336 364 392 420
Lv.★ (HW | HWDE) HW 8-Bit Clock Icon
8-bit Clock
HWDE Water Element Icon Water 280 308 336 364 392 420
Lv.4 (HWL | HWDE) HW Water Dragon Scale Icon
Water Dragon Scale +
HWDE Water Element Icon Water 500 550 600 650 700 750
Lv.4+ (HWL | HWDE) HW Water Dragon Scale Icon
Sun Dragon Scale
HWDE Water Element Icon Water
HWDE Light Element Icon 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 Names in other regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite
JapanJapaneseゾーラのウロコ (Zōra no Uroko) (TFH)[12]Zōra Scale
CanadaFrenchCAÉcaille de Zora (PH | TFH)[13][14]
FranceFrenchEUÉcaille de Zora
(Also appears in-game as "Ecaille de Zora") (PH)[15]
Écaille de Zora (TFH)[16]
GermanyGermanZora-Schuppe (PH | TFH)[17][18]
ItalyItalianSquama di Zora (TFH)[19]
SpainSpanishEUEscama de Zora (PH)[20]
Escama de zora (TFH)[21]
Latin AmericaSpanishLAEscama de Zora (PH)[22]
Escama de zora (TFH)[23]
This table was generated using translation pages.
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Video Gallery[]

Zora Scale gameplay from Hyrule Warriors


  1. The Zora Scale was referred to as the Zora Scale Tablet in The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages — Official Strategy Guide by BradyGames.[2] However, as this contradicts the name given in-game, it is not considered Canon.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 143
  2. The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages — Official Strategy Guide (Pocket Guide), BradyGames, pg. 95(OoA)
  3. "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)
  4. "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)
  5. "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)
  6. "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)
  7. "Har! Ye've got the Zora's Scale sea charm! Aye, that could calm this Sea o' Storms!" — Cap'n (Oracle of Ages)
  8. "Thank'ee! Now we can escape these seas!" — Cap'n (Oracle of Ages)
  9. "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)
  10. "It's said that a Zora dropped this rare and sparkling scale!" — N/A (Phantom Hourglass)
  11. "Garments made of Zora scales. They let you breathe and swim in water but are weak against fire and ice." — N/A (Twilight Princess)
  12. "ゾーラのウロコ" — Material List (Tri Force Heroes)
  13. "Écaille de Zora" — Inventory (Phantom Hourglass)
  14. "Écaille de Zora" — Material List (Tri Force Heroes)
  15. "Ecaille de Zora" — Inventory (Phantom Hourglass)
  16. "Écaille de Zora" — Material List (Tri Force Heroes)
  17. "Zora-Schuppe" — Inventory (Phantom Hourglass)
  18. "Zora-Schuppe" — Material List (Tri Force Heroes)
  19. "Squama di Zora" — Material List (Tri Force Heroes)
  20. "Escama de Zora" — Inventory (Phantom Hourglass)
  21. "Escama de zora" — Material List (Tri Force Heroes)
  22. "Escama de Zora" — Inventory (Phantom Hourglass)
  23. "Escama de zora" — Material List (Tri Force Heroes)