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The Power Glove,(ALttP | OoA | ALBW)[1][citation needed] also known as the Handy Glove,[2][note 1] is a recurring Item in The Legend of Zelda series that allows Link to lift heavy objects. In some games,(ALttP | ALBW) it is eventually replaced by the more powerful Titan's Mitt. In others,(TAoL | OoA) it is itself an upgrade to the Power Bracelet.

Location and Uses

The Adventure of Link

The Handy Glove is situated within the walls of Midoro Palace in The Adventure of Link. Upon collection, it increases the strength of Link's Sword, allowing it to crush the blocks found in Palaces.[5]

A Link to the Past

The Power Glove is located in the Desert Palace in A Link to the Past, introducing the need to lift heavy rocks. These rocks obstruct the path to the bosses of the dungeon, the Lanmolas. These rocks also surround the entrance to Death Mountain, necessitating the retrieval of the Power Glove before Link can ascend to the Tower of Hera. Unlike the Gloves in The Adventure of Link, the Power Glove does not alter Link's Sword power.

The Power Glove is replaced by the more powerful Titan's Mitt in Thieves' Town.

Oracle of Ages

The Power Glove is located in the Ancient Tomb in Oracle of Ages. It functions as the L-2 Power Bracelet, being able to lift considerably heavier objects, such as the statues found in and around the Tomb. The Power Glove is crucial for defeating the boss of the dungeon, Ramrock, in its final form. In said form, its hands transform into metal balls, connected to the main body by chains. Link must use the Power Glove to grab onto one of the balls that it doesn't throw towards the young hero and pull it far enough so that it recoils and hits Ramrock, eventually defeating it.

A Link Between Worlds

The Power Glove in A Link Between Worlds functions nearly identically to its counterpart in A Link to the Past. Rosso gives Link the Power when the hero expresses an interest in picking up small rocks.[6] Rosso also hints that Link should pick up the rocks surrounding his home.[7] If Link obliges in picking up all of the rocks surrounding his house, Rosso will reward Link with a Chest containing 50 Rupees. Some Lost Maiamais can be located beneath small rocks that must be lifted.

The Power Glove is eventually replaced by the Titan's Mitt on the Gear screen, though both are visible on Link's hands.[clarification needed]

Other Appearances

Ancient Stone Tablets

InS Item Worn Glove.png The Worn-Out Glove is an item only available in Ancient Stone Tablets. It works identically to the Power Glove, except that only a single rock can be lifted per screen.

Link lending the Magic Glove to Bagu

The Legend of Zelda (Valiant Comics)

In the The Legend of Zelda comics by Valiant Comics, Link uses the Magic Glove from The Adventure of Link in a fight against Bagu. When Link finds out that Bagu stole a fragment of the Triforce of Wisdom, Link grabs the Handy Glove and proceeds to hunt him down.[8] He spots Bagu coming back towards the castle,[9] and charges him before the two engage in combat. Link then uses his Glove and is able to heave Bagu into the air and throw him down,[10] forcing Bagu to reveal why he took the sacred relic. When he confesses that he gave the Triforce fragment to Ganon because he's holding Bagu's pet frogs for ransom,[11][12] Link reluctantly allows Bagu to use his Magic Glove so that he can defeat the Prince of Darkness and retrieve his frogs.

The Faces of Evil

TFoE Power Glove Sprite.png

In The Faces of Evil, the Power Glove is an item that can be used to destroy stronger enemies and boulders instantly, as opposed to using Bombs. It costs 10 Rubies per use. The Power Glove is created by giving the Crone in Spearfish Falls some Grapple Berries.

The Wand of Gamelon

In The Wand of Gamelon, the Power Glove appears identically as in The Faces of Evil; it is an item that can be used to destroy enemies and boulders instead of using Bombs. It costs 10 Rubies per use. The Power Glove is created by Grimbo of Washubi Swamp after Zelda gives him a Hanyu Spore.

Hyrule Warriors

HW Power Gloves Icon.png

In Hyrule Warriors, the Power Gloves are the third Level form of the Gauntlet, a class of Weapon used by Link. They are joined with a Chain Chomp, functioning as the Weapon's Ball and Chain.



ZW Nomenclature Asset.png Names in Other Regions ZW Nomenclature Asset 2.png
  • 聖なるグローブ (Seinaru Gurōbu) (TAoL)[16]
  • パワーグラブ (Pawā Gurabu) (ALttP)[17]
  • パワーグローブ (Pawā Gurōbu) (ALBW)[18]
  • Sacred Glove
  • Same as English.
  • Power Glove
Gants de la force (ALBW)[24] 
The French Republic
Gants de puissance (ALBW)[19] 
The Federal Republic of Germany
  • Same as English.
The Italian Republic
  • Guanto (TAoL)[14]
  • Guanti della Forza (ALttP)[13]
  • Guanti della forza (ALBW)[15]
  • Glove
  • Gloves of Strenght
The Republic of Korea
파워 글러브 (Pawo Geulleobeu) (ALBW)[22]Power Glove
The Russian Federation
N/A (TAoL) 
Latin America
Guante de Fuerza (ALBW)[23] 
The Kingdom of Spain
Guante de Fuerza (ALBW)[25] 
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  1. This item was also referred to as the Magic Glove in NES Game Atlas Nintendo Player's Guide by Nintendo of America and on Zelda.com's encyclopedia.[3][4] However, as this contradicts the name given in Encyclopedia, this is not considered Canon.


  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 134 (ALttP | OoA | ALBW)
  2. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 126 (TAoL)
  3. NES Game Atlas Nintendo Player's Guide, Nintendo of America, pg. 66
  4. "Magic Glove
    The Magic Glove gives its owner the power to smash even the strongest rocks into tiny bits of gravel."
    The Great Hyrule Encyclopedia, Zelda.com (archive), retrieved January 22, 2022.
  5. "Handy Glove: Use this to break the blocks in the palaces by swinging the sword." (The Adventure of Link manual, pg. 46)
  6. "I was on the mountain mining ore when, all of a sudden, the earth started shaking! When I got home, the place was a wreck. Rocks everywhere. You seen outside? I'll be bustin' my back for days to clean up that mess. At least pickin' up rocks and smashin' the things feels pretty good. Wish they were full of good ore, though. What? You want to try too? Rah! Feels good smashin' stuff! Huh? Can’t do it? Sorry to hear it. Can’t stand to see a nice kid like you not be able to throw your weight around... Here-take this. It’s a hand-me-down from yours truly." — Rosso (A Link Between Worlds)
  7. "You’ll feel tough with that on your mitt—oughta be able to pick up rocks! Smaller ones, anyway. And if you get to smashin' and just can’t stop yourself, well, there’s a whole bunch of them outside! Grah-ha-ha! Just a joke, that’s all. I wouldn't REALLY tell ya to do all my work out there. Still, if you do...who am I to stop ya? Now, these rocks aren't gonna clean themselves up. Back to it!" — Rosso (A Link Between Worlds)
  8. And the Handy Glove is on! - Link (Valiant Comic Issue #4)
  9. He's coming back! - Link (Valiant Comic Issue #4)
  10. This time, I have a magic glove, so I'll be strong enough to beat you! - Link (Valiant Comic Issue #4)
  11. I gave it to Ganon. I had to. - Bagu (Valiant Comic Issue #4)
  12. He's holding my frogs for ransom! - Bagu (Valiant Comic Issue #4)
  13. "Hai ottenuto i Guanti della Forza!" — N/A (A Link to the Past, Italian localization)
  14. L'arte di una leggenda, Magazzini Salani, pg. 386
  15. "Guanti della forza
    Grazie a questi guanti, con A Button puoi sollevare piccoli massi. Ti senti più forte!
    " — Gear (A Link Between Worlds)
  16. The Adventure of Link manual, pg. 49
  17. A Link to the Past manual, pg. 29 Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Vol. 1, Shogakukan, pg. 23
  18. "パワーグローブ
    A Buttonで小さい岩を持ち上げられる
    " — Gear (A Link Between Worlds)
  19. "Gants de puissance
    Vous permet de soulever des rochers avec A Button et de vous sentir grand et fort.
    " — Gear (A Link Between Worlds)
  20. "Krafthandschuh: Fügt Blitz als empfohlenes Element hinzu und macht an Felsen Gegner sichtbar." — Tutorial (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)
  21. "Krafthandschuh
    Erhöht die Körperkraft, sodass du mit A Button kleine Felsen aufheben kannst.
    " — Gear (A Link Between Worlds)
  22. "파워 글러브
    A Button로 작은 바위를 들이 을릴 수 있다
    기분만큼은 천하장사!
    " — Gear (A Link Between Worlds)
  23. "Guante de Fuerza
    Te hace sentirte fuerte como nadie. Oprime A Button para levantar rocas pequeñas.
    " — Gear (A Link Between Worlds)
  24. "Gants de la force
    Vous permet de soulever des rochers avec A Button et de vous sentir grand et fort.
    " — Gear (A Link Between Worlds)
  25. "Guante de Fuerza
    Te hace sentirte fuerte como nadie. Pulsa A Button para levantar rocas pequeñas.
    " — Gear (A Link Between Worlds)