Location and Uses
Ocarina of Time
The Zora Mask can be borrowed from the Happy Mask Shop after completing the Mask Trading Sequence in Ocarina of Time. It has no function other than to change peoples' reactions when Link talks to them. When shown to Princess Ruto, she will express her happiness that Link has become a Zora.
The Zora Mask is one of four Masks used for Transformation in Majora's Mask. When worn, it transforms Link into a Zora. The Mask contains the spirit of the fallen Zoran hero Mikau, and when Link dons the mask he inhabits the hero's body. With the transformation comes all the special abilities of that species, including a new fighting style, the ability to swiftly swim underwater, two boomerang-like fins as an attack, and an electric barrier shield.
Link acquires the Mask while visiting Great Bay, where he notices a Zora near death floating in the water surrounded by seagulls. Once Link helps the Zora to shore, he tells him that he is Mikau, guitarist for the Zora band The Indigo-Go's. He sings a song explaining that he was trying to help Lulu recover her eggs that were stolen from her by Gerudo Pirates, but was fatally injured in the process. Full of regret, he cannot die in peace, and asks someone to heal his soul. By playing the "Song of Healing," Link can rest Mikau's soul, leaving behind the Zora Mask.
- In January 2001, Nintendo Power held a contest where the winners of the second prize would receive a copy of Majora's Mask and one of five ceramic replicas of the Masks used in the game. These include the Zora and Deku Masks.
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese||ゾーラのお面 (Zora no Otsura)||Same as English.|
|ChineseSI||卓拉的面具 (Zhuólā de Miànjù)||Zora's Mask|
|FrenchCA||Masque zora (MM3D)|
|FrenchEU||Masque Zora||Same as English.|
|German||Zora-Maske||Same as English.|
|Italian||Maschera Zora (MM3D)||Zora mask|
|SpanishEU||Máscara Zora||Same as English.|
- Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 143 (OoT | MM)
- "All right! You actually decided to become a Zora! Are you actually ready to marry me now?" — Princess Ruto (Ocarina of Time)
- "When you wear it, you will transform into the shape you just were." — Happy Mask Salesman (Majora's Mask)
- "Hey, what do you think that is? Out there in the bay, beneath where the gulls are flying... Can't you see it?" — Tatl (Majora's Mask)
- "Uuungh...I am Mikau of the Zora people......guitarist in the Zora band... I think this is it for me... My final message..." — Mikau (Majora's Mask)
- "But that girl, our vocalist... She laid some strange eggs. And she's lost her voice, You can't hear what she says. Whoa-oh! In Great Bay now somethin' is a-happenin'. Is it now? Oh! Baby, listen to me. I don't wanna beg. Gerudo Pirates! They stole that girl's eggs. I went to stop the Gerudo Pirates, then pow and bam! I got knocked down, and here I am!" — Mikau (Majora's Mask)
- "Baby! If I die like this... Even if I die... It won't be in peace... That's for suuure! Somebody, please rescue her eggs before the pirates take their toll. Oh, somebody, somebody, please heal my soul." — Mikau (Majora's Mask)
- "If you mussst go, take my Epheremelda for your ggguide... Also, your gggrotesssque face isss too conssspicuousss... You musst wear Zzzora's Masssk!!" (A Link to the Past (Nintendo Power) pg. 6)
- "Now I know why Zora put this thing on my face!" (A Link to the Past (Nintendo Power) pg. 9)
- "I can see another face behind the mask! The face of an intruder! Death to the interloper!" (A Link to the Past (Nintendo Power) pg. 9)
|Ocarina of Time Mask Trading Sequence|
|Keaton Mask > Skull Mask > Spooky Mask > Bunny Hood|
Gerudo Mask - Goron Mask - Zora Mask - Mask of Truth
|Masks in Majora's Mask|