Zora Mask

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The Zora Mask is a recurring Item in The Legend of Zelda series.[1][2] It resembles the face of a Zora.

Location and Uses

Ocarina of Time

The Zora Mask can be borrowed from the Happy Mask Shop after completing the Mask Trading Sequence in Ocarina of Time. It has no function other than to change peoples' reactions when Link talks to them. When shown to Princess Ruto, she will express her happiness that Link has become a Zora.[3]

Majora's Mask

The Zora Mask is one of four Masks used for Transformation in Majora's Mask.[4] When worn, it transforms Link into Zora Link. The Mask contains the spirit of the fallen Zoran hero Mikau, and when Link dons the Mask he inhabits the hero's body. With the transformation comes all the special abilities of that species, including a new fighting style, the ability to swiftly swim underwater, two Boomerang-like fins as an attack, and an electric barrier shield.

Link acquires the Mask while visiting Great Bay Region, where he notices a Zora near death floating in the water surrounded by Seagulls.[5] Once Link helps the Zora to shore, he tells him that he is Mikau, guitarist for the Zora band The Indigo-Go's.[6] He sings a song explaining that he was trying to help Lulu recover her eggs that were stolen from her by Gerudo Pirates, but was fatally injured in the process.[7] Full of regret, he cannot die in peace, and asks someone to heal his soul.[8] By playing the "Song of Healing," Link can rest Mikau's soul, leaving behind the Zora Mask.

Other Appearances

A Link to the Past (Ishinomori)

Zora's Mask in the comic

In the A Link to the Past comic by Shotaro Ishinomori, Zora grants Link the Zora's Mask when he first meets the hero. After Link mentions that he is going to the Palace of Darkness to rescue the imprisoned Maiden, Zora takes one of his scales and places it on Link's face, calling it Zora's Mask, which is meant to disguise the hero's face and not look so conspicuous as he is sneaking around the palace.[9] Although Link is at first able to sneak around with the Zora's Mask without being noticed,[10] he is eventually discovered by a Eyegore, who sees right through Link's disguise.[11]

Hyrule Warriors

The Zora Mask appears as a costume for Ruto in the Majora's Mask DLC pack in Hyrule Warriors.

Cadence of Hyrule

The Zora Mask appears as an Item for Skull Kid in the Symphony of the Mask DLC pack, found within the Frozen Grotto. When equipped, Skull Kid is able to use a Rapier and gains the ability to swim in deep water and shoot balls of ice.[12] While using the Zora Mask, it is possible to entirely bypass some of the puzzles in the Temple of Brainstorms.


  • In January 2001, Nintendo Power held a contest where the winners of the second prize would receive a copy of Majora's Mask and one of five ceramic replicas of the Masks used in the game. These include the Zora Mask and Deku Mask.


Names in Other Regions
ゾーラのお面 (Zōra no Omen) (OoT)[17]Same as English.
The Federal Republic of Germany
Zora-Schuppen (HWDE)[18]Zora Scales
The Italian Republic
  • Zora mask
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  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 143 (OoT | MM)
  2. "You got the Zora Mask!
    This mask can be worn by Kid. It resembles the face of a Zora.
    " — N/A (Cadence of Hyrule)
  3. "All right! You actually decided to become a Zora! Are you actually ready to marry me now?" — Princess Ruto (Ocarina of Time)
  4. "When you wear it, you will transform into the shape you just were." — Happy Mask Salesman (Majora's Mask)
  5. "Hey, what do you think that is? Out there in the bay, beneath where the gulls are flying... Can't you see it?" — Tatl (Majora's Mask)
  6. "Uuungh...I am Mikau of the Zora people......guitarist in the Zora band... I think this is it for me... My final message..." — Mikau (Majora's Mask)
  7. "But that girl, our vocalist... She laid some strange eggs. And she's lost her voice, You can't hear what she says. Whoa-oh! In Great Bay now somethin' is a-happenin'. Is it now? Oh! Baby, listen to me. I don't wanna beg. Gerudo Pirates! They stole that girl's eggs. I went to stop the Gerudo Pirates, then pow and bam! I got knocked down, and here I am!" — Mikau (Majora's Mask)
  8. "Baby! If I die like this... Even if I die... It won't be in peace... That's for suuure! Somebody, please rescue her eggs before the pirates take their toll. Oh, somebody, somebody, please heal my soul." — Mikau (Majora's Mask)
  9. "If you mussst go, take my Epheremelda for your ggguide... Also, your gggrotesssque face isss too conssspicuousss... You musst wear Zzzora's Masssk!!" (A Link to the Past manga, VIZ Media, pg. 6)
  10. "Now I know why Zora put this thing on my face!" (A Link to the Past manga, VIZ Media, pg. 9)
  11. "I can see another face behind the mask! The face of an intruder! Death to the interloper!" (A Link to the Past manga, VIZ Media, pg. 9)
  12. "This mask gives Skull Kid the ability to move freely through water. Attacks with a rapier." — Inventory (Cadence of Hyrule)
  13. "Quando, ancora, indossa la Zora Mask, Link si trasforma in uno Zora ed è subito in grado di viaggiare velocemente nell'acqua, come un delfino ipereccitato."The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask | Nintendo 64 | Giochi | Nintendo, www.nintendo.it, retrieved September 10, 2020.
  14. Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 143
  15. "Maschera Zora - Disponibile" — Happy Mask Shop (Ocarina of Time 3D, Italian localization)
  16. "Hai ottenuto la maschera Zora!" — N/A (Majora's Mask 3D, Italian localization)
  17. Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, Shogakukan, pg. 149
  18. "Zora-Schuppen: Verwende sie auf einem Strudel, um Gegner erscheinen zu lassen." — Tutorial (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)
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