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Zora Scale
Zora Scale PH.png
Zora Scale from Phantom Hourglass
Game(s)
Other media Hyrule Warriors
Hyrule Warriors Legends
Use(s) Swimming and diving
Comparable Item(s) Zora's Flippers
Mermaid Suit
Zora Tunic and Armor
Water Dragon's Scale

Zora Scales are recurring items in The Legend of Zelda series. 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.

Appearances

Ocarina of Time

Silver Scale

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In Ocarina of Time, Link's own abilities allow him to dive for no more than three seconds, or in distance, three meters. When he reaches Zora's Domain, he can participate in the Diving Game. If he manages to collect all of the Blue Rupees underwater before time runs out, he will be rewarded with the Silver Scale, which enhances Link's diving capabilities to up to 6 meters.[1] It is required to enter Inside Jabu-Jabu's Belly.

Golden Scale

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The Golden Scale is an enhanced version of the Silver Scale.[2] 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

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

Phantom Hourglass

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

Tri Force Heroes

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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.

Non-Canon Appearances

Hyrule Warriors Series



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Princess Ruto wielding the Zora Scale

In Hyrule Warriors, the Zora Scale is a class of Weapon used by Ruto. It is associated with Water.

Variations

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 only available in Hyrule Warriors. Its appearance is based on the 8-bit Magical Clock from The Legend of Zelda.

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
Element Aqua (Hyrule Warriors).png Water 80 88 96 104 112 120
Lv.2 HW Golden Scale Icon.png
Golden Scale
Element Aqua (Hyrule Warriors).png Water 150 165 180 195 210 225
Lv.3 HW Water Dragon Scale Icon.png
Water Dragon Scale
Element Aqua (Hyrule Warriors).png Water 280 308 336 364 392 420
Lv.★ (HW) HW 8-Bit Clock.png
8-bit Clock
Element Aqua (Hyrule Warriors).png Water 280 308 336 364 392 420
Lv.4 (HWL) HW Water Dragon Scale Icon.png
Water Dragon Scale +
Element Aqua (Hyrule Warriors).png Water 500 550 600 650 700 750
Lv.4+ (HWL) HW Water Dragon Scale Icon.png
Sun Dragon Scale
Element Aqua (Hyrule Warriors).png Water
Element Light (Hyrule Warriors).png Light
500 550 600 650 700 750

Attack Combinations

Attack Pattern Effect
Y Y Y Y Y Y
Y Y Y Y X
Y Y Y Y Y Y Y
Y Y Y Y Y X
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.

Trivia

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
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)
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Escama de Zora Escama de plata Escama de oro
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
People's Republic of China ChineseSI 银色鳞片 (Yínsé Línpiàn) 金色鳞片 (Jīnsé Línpiàn)

Gallery

Video Gallery

Zora Scale gameplay from Hyrule Warriors

References

  1. "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)
  2. "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)
  3. "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)
  4. "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 Guard (Oracle of Ages)
  5. "Har! Ye've got the Zora's Scale sea charm! Aye, that could calm this Sea o' Storms!" — Captain (Oracle of Ages)
  6. "Thank'ee! Now we can escape these seas!" — Captain (Oracle of Ages)
  7. "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." — Captain (Oracle of Ages)
  8. "It's said that a Zora dropped this rare and sparkling scale!" — N/A (Phantom Hourglass)
  9. "Garments made of Zora scales. They let you breathe and swim in water but are weak against fire and ice." — N/A (Twilight Princess)