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Zora Armor

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Zora Armor
BotW Zora Armor Screenshot.jpg
Link wearing the Zora Armor from Breath of the Wild
Game(s)
Location(s) Kakariko Village Graveyard (TP)
Zora's Domain (BotW)
Use(s) Breathing underwater (TP)
Swimming up waterfalls (BotW)
Comparable Item(s) Zora Tunic

The Zora Armor is a recurring item in The Legend of Zelda series.[note 1]

Location and Uses

Twilight Princess

TPHD Zora Armor Icon.png

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.[2][3]

The Zora Armor allows Link to breathe underwater when equipped. It also allows him to swim underwater.[4] If combined with the Iron Boots, Link can walk on the ocean floor. However, wearing the armor makes Link more vulnerable to fire and ice attacks.[5]

Breath of the Wild

BotW Zora Armor Icon.png

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.[6][7] 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.[8]

When worn, the Zora Armor provides one level of Swim Speed Up and grants Link the ability to Swim Upward through waterfalls. 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.

Level Defense Upgrade Cost Resale Value Description
3 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.
5 ×3 BotW Lizalfos Horn Icon.png Lizalfos Horn Armor crafted by each generation's Zora princess for her future husband. Equip it to swim up waterfalls. A Great Fairy has increased its defense by one level.
★★ 8 ×5 BotW Lizalfos Talon Icon.png Lizalfos Talon Armor crafted by each generation's Zora princess for her future husband. Equip it to swim up waterfalls. A Great Fairy has increased its defense by two levels.
×5 BotW Hyrule Bass Icon.png Hyrule Bass
★★★ 12 ×5 BotW Lizalfos Tail Icon.png Lizalfos Tail Armor crafted by each generation's Zora princess for her future husband. Equip it to swim up waterfalls. A Great Fairy has increased its defense by three levels.
×5 BotW Hearty Bass Icon.png Hearty Bass
★★★★ 20 ×10 BotW Lizalfos Tail Icon.png Lizalfos Tail Armor crafted by each generation's Zora princess for her future husband. Equip it to swim up waterfalls. A Great Fairy has increased its defense to its maximum level.
×15 BotW Opal Icon.png Opal 

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ゾーラの服 (Zōra no Fuku) Zora Clothes
French-speaking countries French Tenue Zora Zora Outfit
Federal Republic of Germany German Zora-Rüstung (TP)
Zora-Gewand (BotW)
Zora Armor
Zora Garment
Italian Republic Italian Tunica degli zora Zora tunic

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Notes

  1. In The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess — The Official Nintendo Player's Guide, the Zora Armor is known as the Zora's Armor.[1] However, as this name directly contradicts its in-game name, this name is not considered canon.

References

  1. "Zora's Armor" (The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess — The Official Nintendo Player's Guide (Nintendo Co., Ltd.), pg. 192)
  2. "...There is armor here that my husband made for the coming hero." — Queen Rutela (Twilight Princess)
  3. "During his lifetime, my husband created garments specifically for the chosen hero, garments that house the abilities of the Zora." — Queen Rutela (Twilight Princess)
  4. "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." — Queen Rutela (Twilight Princess)
  5. "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)
  6. "He who stands here...the man called Link...is the one whom my sister, Mipha, had feelings for." — Prince Sidon (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "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)
  8. "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)