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The Gauntlets are a pair of items which boost Link's strength in Ocarina of Time.[1] There are two varieties: the Silver Gauntlets, and the Golden Gauntlets, the latter serving as a much stronger version.

Silver Gauntlet.png Gold Gauntlet.png
The Silver and Golden Gauntlets
Other media
Location(s) Spirit Temple
Ganon's Castle
Use(s) Moving and lifting heavy objects
Comparable Item(s) Power Glove

Location and Uses

Silver Gauntlets

  Upon arriving at the Spirit Temple, Link is greeted by Sheik, who informs him that in order to restore the Spirit Temple and awaken the Sage, he must return as a child.[2] Similarly, an encarved statue of a cobra in the first room of the Temple hints at a "power of silver" from the past being used in the future.[3] As a child, Link will encounter Nabooru attempting to enter a crawlspace. After brief discussion, Nabooru asks Link for a favor: to enter the crawlspace and retrieve the Silver Gauntlets so that she may infiltrate the rest of the Temple, steal Ganondorf's treasure and impede his plans for domination.[4] In return, she promises to give "something great."[5]

Later when Link reaches the whereabouts of the Treasure Chest containing the Silver Gauntlets, the young hero discovers that Nabooru has been captured by Kotake and Koume, who kidnap her with their black magic. Before she disappears, she warns Link to run.[6] When Link returns for the Master Sword, he dons the Silver Gauntlets after resuming his adult form. With them, he is able to access previously inaccessible parts of the Spirit Temple by pushing a heavy block out of the way. The Silver Gauntlets also allow Link to lift large, gray rocks. Madder rocks, however, cannot be lifted.

Golden Gauntlets

  The Golden Gauntlets are located in the Shadow Barrier room of Ganon's Castle. They are considerably stronger than the Silver Gauntlets,[7] able to lift things that were previously impossible, such as giant, black stone pillars. One of these pillars obstructs the door to the Light Barrier room, forcing Link to use them to clear the path.

A second pillar appears outside of Ganon's Castle, in the region formerly housing the Great Fairy of Magic on the path to Hyrule Castle. When removed, the entrance to a Great Fairy's Fountain will be revealed, housing the Great Fairy of Courage. When summoned, she provides him with Enhanced Defense,[8] halving all damage taken.[9]

Non-canon Appearances

Hyrule Warriors Series

Link wielding the Silver Gauntlets

In Hyrule Warriors, the Gauntlet is a class of Weapon used by Link. It is associated with Lightning.

The Gauntlet is paired with a version of the Ball and Chain as a weapon, which is powerfully swung and tossed to attack enemies. The Gauntlet also enables Link to lift heavy objects, including Pots, Bomb Flowers, and even enemies. He is also capable of summoning large pillars of stone (identical to the ones that the Golden Gauntlets are able to lift in Ocarina of Time) to slam or swing into enemies as a combo attack. Due to its elemental nature, the Gauntlet also holds an electrical charge which can be used to attack enemies with or charge the Ball and Chain.


The default Gauntlet are the Silver Gauntlets. It is paired with the Ball and Chain from Twilight Princess.

The second form of the Gauntlet are the Golden Gauntlets. It is paired with a golden, spiked version of the Ball and Chain.

The third form of the Gauntlet are the Power Gloves. It is paired with a Chain Chomp as its Ball and Chain, which bites into enemies and the ground as it is thrown.

The Lv.★ form of the Gauntlet is the 8-Bit Power Bracelet, which is only available in Hyrule Warriors. Its gloves are paired with Power Bracelets, whose appearance are based from The Legend of Zelda. The 8-Bit Power Bracelet is also accessorized with the Raft from The Legend of Zelda as the Weapon's version of the Ball and Chain.

In Hyrule Warriors Legends only, the fourth form of the Gauntlet are the Burning Gloves, which is associated with both the Elements of Fire and Lightning.

Weapon Power
Weapon Number of Stars
Tier Icon Element(s) 0 1 2 3 4 5
Silver Gauntlets
  Lightning 80 88 96 104 112 120
Golden Gauntlets
  Lightning 150 165 180 195 210 225
Power Gloves
  Lightning 280 308 336 364 392 420
Lv.★ (HW)  
8-Bit Power Bracelet
  Lightning 280 308 336 364 392 420
Lv.4 (HWL)  
Power Gloves +
  Lightning 500 550 600 650 700 750
Lv.4+ (HWL)  
Burning Gloves
500 550 600 650 700 750

Attack Combinations

Attack Pattern Effect
Special Attack
Main article: Special Attack

Link slams the iron ball into the ground, then jumps into the air as he pulls the chain, causing the world to briefly flip upside-down. The world is then flipped back into place and damages enemies nearby. This attack damages a moderate range in all directions around Link.


  Names in Other Regions  
Language Name
Silver Gauntlet Golden Gauntlet
  FrenchCA Gantelets d'argent (OoT3D) Gantelets d'or (OoT3D)
  German Krafthandschuhe   (OoT)
Silberhandschuhe   (OoT3D)
Titanhandschuhe   (OoT)
Goldhandschuhe   (OoT3D)
  Italian Guanti d'argento (OoT3D) Guanti d'oro (OoT3D)
  SpanishLA Guantes de Plata (OoT3D) Guantes de Oro (OoT3D)


Video Gallery

Hyrule Warriors gameplay of Link wielding the Gauntlets


  1. "You found the Silver Gauntlets! If you wore them, you would feel power in your arms--the power to lift big things with (A)!" — N/A (Ocarina of Time)
  2. "The Master Sword is a ship with which you can sail upstream and downstream through time's river... The port for that ship is in the Temple of Time... To restore the Desert Colossus and enter the Spirit Temple, you must travel back through time's flow..." — Sheik (Ocarina of Time)
  3. "If you want to travel in the future, you should return here with the power of silver from the past." — Sign (Ocarina of Time)
  4. "I want to ask you a favor... Will you go through this tiny hole and get a treasure that's inside? The treasure is the Silver Gauntlets. If you equip them, you can easily push and pull very heavy things! No, no, no, kid! Don't even think about taking this treasure for yourself! The Silver Gauntlets won't fit a little kid like you if you try to equip them! I want you to be a good boy and give them to me! Ganondorf and his minions are using the Spirit Temple as a hideout. Only the Silver Gauntlets will allow me to sneak deep into the temple. Once there, I'm going to steal all the treasure inside and mess up their plans!" — Nabooru (Ocarina of Time)
  5. "You and I, let's give Ganondorf and his followers a big surprise, shall we? If you can successfully get the Silver Gauntlets... I'll do something great for you!" — Nabooru (Ocarina of Time)
  6. "Yeearggh! Let me go!! You, you fiends! Ganondorf's minions! Link! Get out of here! Now! These witches! They're using black magic on me!" — Nabooru (Ocarina of Time)
  7. "You found the Golden Gauntlets! You can feel even more power coursing through your arms! Grab with (A) and lift stuff up!" — N/A (Ocarina of Time)
  8. "Welcome Link! I am the Great Fairy of Courage! I'm going to enhance your defensive power. Receive it now!" — Great Fairy of Courage (Ocarina of Time)
  9. "Your defensive power has been enhanced! Damage inflicted by enemies will be reduced by half." — Great Fairy of Courage (Ocarina of Time)