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Gauntlets are recurring Items in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][2]

Location and Uses

Ocarina of Time

The Silver Gauntlets are given to Link by Nabooru. The Golden Gauntlets are located in the Shadow Barrier room of Ganon's Castle.

Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors

Link wielding the Silver Gauntlets

In Hyrule Warriors, the Gauntlets are a class of Weapon used by Link. They are associated with Lightning.

The Gauntlets are paired with a version of the Ball and Chain as a weapon, which is powerfully swung and tossed to attack enemies. The Gauntlets also enable 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 Gauntlets also hold an electrical charge which can be used to attack enemies with or charge the Ball and Chain.


The Lv.1 Gauntlets are the Silver Gauntlets. It is paired with the Ball and Chain from Twilight Princess.

The Lv.2 Gauntlets are the Golden Gauntlets. It is paired with a golden, spiked version of the Ball and Chain.

The Lv.3 Gauntlets are the Power Glove. 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.★ Gauntlets is the 8-Bit Power Bracelet, which is only available in Hyrule Warriors and Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition. 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: Definitive Edition, instead of appearing as a separate Weapon, the 8-Bit Power Bracelet replaces the Burning Gloves when the "8-Bit Weapons" Setting is turned on in Game Settings within the Settings menu.

The Lv.4 Gauntlets are the Power Gloves +, which are only available in Hyrule Warriors Legends and Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition. They appear identical to the Power Gloves but are a much stronger Weapon.

The Lv.4+ Gauntlets are the Burning Gloves, which only appear in Hyrule Warriors Legends and Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition. As a Multi-Element Weapon, the Burning Gloves are also associated with Fire. The Chain Chomp and the Gloves both have a metallic red finish.

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

500 550 600 650 700 750

Attack Combinations

Attack Pattern Effect
Y X X X Link lifts up a clump of earth and throws it at enemies. Then burrows underground, only to erupt out of it while performing a powerful uppercut punch.
Y Y X X X Link bumps his fists together, creating an electrical burst of energy. He then fist-pounds the ground, sending three electric bursts forward. He then does a large swipe with his left hand
Y Y Y X X X Link pulls out a giant stone pillar from the ground and flips it over his head, suplexing it into the ground behind him. He then grabs it by the end and spins it around him, before tossing it into the air. Link then jumps up to grab hold of it, and then slams it down into the ground, shattering it.
Y Y Y Y X The gauntlets become electrified as Link slams his hands into the ground. He then lifts a portion of the ground up as he does a backflip, exploding it with electrical energy.
Y Y Y Y X Link swings the ball and chain horizontally three times in a sweeping motion, then slings the ball in front of him twice, with the last hit dealing knockback.
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.


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Video Gallery

Hyrule Warriors gameplay of Link wielding the Gauntlets


  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 138 (OoT)
  2. "Gauntlets" — Smithy (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)