The Golden Scale is an item in Ocarina of Time, an enhanced version of the Silver Scale.
Ocarina of Time
The Golden Scale enables Link to dive up to nine metres deep into water, three metres deeper than the Silver Scale, before needing a breath of air. Although this item is very useful, it is not necessary to complete the game.
The Golden Scale is given to Link by the owner of the Fishing Pond as a reward for presenting him with a fish of 13 pounds or more in weight.
Link can use it in the Lakeside Laboratory to obtain a Piece of Heart - by diving to the bottom of the pool inside the laboratory, the Lakeside Scientist will award Link a Piece of Heart.
Golden Scale Art from Ocarina of Time (N64)
Golden Scale Icon from Ocarina of Time 3D
Using it to touch the bottom of the pool in the Lakeside Laboratory in Ocarina of Time (N64)
Using it to touch the bottom of the pool in the Lakeside Laboratory in Ocarina of Time 3D
Being congratulated by the Lakeside Scientist in Ocarina of Time (N64)
||This section describes a subject that is or may be outside the core Zelda canon.
- Main article: Zora Scale (Hyrule Warriors)
The Golden Scale is the second version of Ruto's Zora Scale weapon in Hyrule Warriors. While it resembles the Golden Scale from Ocarina of Time, albeit smaller and worn on a bracelet, it allows Ruto to manipulate water and "swim" over land, rather than dive deeper.