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Zelda 64: Ocarina of Time

How do I get the golden scale?

onatoko asks:
Added Mar 7th 2006, ID #50496

Question for Zelda 64: Ocarina of Time

How do I get the golden scale?


Zelda: Twilight Princess Guide
Zelda 64: Ocarina of Time GuideComplete Mega Guide of Zelda Twilight Princess. Everything is covered from the walkthrough, to heart piece locations, poe guide, enemy and boss guid..

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sheiny answered:
Added 7th Mar 2006, ID #105203

To get the Golden Scale, go to Lake Hylia as an Adult and if you've beaten the Water Temple already, simply enter the Fishing Pond by swimming over to it. Otherwise, use the Magic Plant next to the Lakeside Laboratory that you hopefully planted as a Kid with the Magic Beans to get to the Fishing Pond. In order to obtain the Golden Scale, you need to catch a Fish that weighs at least 15 pounds and show it to the Owner guy!!!
P.S. I've heard that Fish bite more often in the morning and/or when it's raining...
Good Luck onatoko =D

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Guest said: 20th Feb 2013 | REPORT
The biggest fish I got so far was only 8 pounds. XD does anyone know a particular place to catch a big fish??
Guest said: 4th Sep 2013 | REPORT
I got it with a 14 pound fish!
Guest said: 27th Nov 2013 | REPORT
my biggest is 20,, he is always right in front of the log sticking out of the water.
Guest said: 15th Apr 2016 | REPORT
I got a 20 ponder about 3 times

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Guest answered:
Added 18th Oct 2010, ID #361715

Apparently there's a way to get it using the scarecrow song. anybody heard of this?

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Guest said: 27th Dec 2011 | REPORT
yes if you play the scarecrows song when navi turns green and hovers over the island the scarecrow pops up and you can hook shot to him
Guest said: 12th Jan 2012 | REPORT
i think he means the song of storms. i saw my brother raise the water level with it.
Guest said: 19th Jun 2014 | REPORT
Except you can't play your Ocarina here!
Guest said: 22nd Aug 2016 | REPORT
If you give him a 10lb fish as a kid you get a piece of heart. Get 15lbs with regular lure to get golden Gill. Find the singing lure as an adult in the fishing pond grass, rocks, Lilly pads, even the logs in the middle. And catch a 20lb hylian loach just for show haha

linkyman answered:
Added 4th Dec 2010, ID #370540

If you catch at least a 10-pound fish as a child, swim to the middle of the lake. face the owner and hold z and r. keep holding them and swim towards him and talk to him. say "weigh my fish," if you did it correctly, you will get the golden scale instead of a heart piece.

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Guest said: 31st Mar 2011 | REPORT
As soon as the "r" button then your shield is pulled out. that cheat does not work.
Guest said: 30th Dec 2011 | REPORT
if you have the deku shield out you can walk while holding the z button as a child
Guest answered:
Added 31st Mar 2011, ID #395975

As soon as you hold down the "are" button then your shield is pulled out and you cannot do that cheat as a child.

Guest answered:
Added 9th May 2011, ID #404495

Well first of all you don't need the scale just get get the iron boots and the zoras tunic and then you can stay underwater forever. By the way a better thing is the skulltala cheat. To do it be a kid get a hell alot of bombs and have the boonarang go to hyrule cascle and by the tree inside the gate do the song of storns the boonarang the skulltala in dead forn and back into the thing and it will still be there. Nn broken

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Guest said: 19th Jul 2011 | REPORT
Kill it, hit the coin with a boomerang, and back into the exit quickly.
Guest said: 16th Nov 2011 | REPORT
if your M is broke you should have not been able to write BOMBS. NOOB
Guest said: 5th Aug 2012 | REPORT
There's a heart piece you can only get with the golden scale, it will not work if you use the iron boots,
Guest said: 23rd Feb 2015 | REPORT
Now I know how to get it easily
Guest answered:
Added 20th Jun 2011, ID #414235

You go to lake hylia and you fish a 20 pounder as an adult.

Guest answered:
Added 28th Jun 2011, ID #416495

I also got a 20 pounder on 3DS! It's was fairly easy, and I got the scale. Whats the point of getting it if you have iron boots you can dive for 2 minutes other than 8 seconds :/ Plus I have boots and Zora tunic.

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Guest said: 28th Jun 2011 | REPORT
so you can get a heart piece
Guest said: 13th Aug 2011 | REPORT
If you get the golden scale, you can go to the Lakeside Laboratory and dive all the way to the bottom of the tank at the back. Once you get out, go talk to the scientist and he'll give you a piece of heart for touching the bottom. This doesn't work if you just use the Zora tunic and Iron Boots. It has to be done on a dive to get the piece of heart.
Guest said: 29th Dec 2011 | REPORT
dude, stop complaining about the time limit and go buy yourself a zora tunic
Guest answered:
Added 12th Aug 2011, ID #431601

Caught a 19 pound fish biggest in the pond

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Guest said: 27th Nov 2013 | REPORT
wrong,, my record is 20 so suck it
Guest answered:
Added 13th Aug 2011, ID #432031

Unreal. The only heart piece I need and I still can't get it after finishing this guide AND it's been over an hour! I want it! Lol

Guest answered:
Added 30th Oct 2011, ID #451893

After you get the golden scale, you can go back to the fishing pond and find the sinking lure which can then be used to catch the hylian loach. You don't NEED the sinking lure to catch the loach, but it makes it easier Smile

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Guest said: 28th Dec 2012 | REPORT
where is the sinking lure
Guest answered:
Added 26th Mar 2012, ID #493350

First you don't need to finish the water temple just the adult form then you can go to the pond and fish
For either the size 13 or higher you'll get the golden scale which you can use to touch the bottom of the pool for a heart piece from the old man or you can get the heart piece for the size 10 fish. Then you may go to the scarecrow from your childhood that you sang to and sing it again as and adult then goto the house of the old man to see navi over the house giving you a hint sing the same song and hookshot the scarecrow for the heart piece up top

Guest answered:
Added 20th Jun 2012, ID #516778

I've noticed in my game on the nintendo 64 that the 19 pounder is always near the log that has a pointy bit sticky of of the water near the middle of the lake. Thats where I caught mine and it took me heaps of time to get it and it was always right their. I think that at midday (not sure) it moves away from their. It should be where the end of the logs pointy bit. I'm not sure if this refers to anyone else though

Guest answered:
Added 16th Jul 2012, ID #523559

Well, if I am correct, you need to go to the Fishing Pond in Lake Hylia and catch a fish the is 15 pounds or above.

By the way, you don't need epona to jump the fences in front of Lake Hylia. To the right of the brick structure, a small ladder can be found.

Good luck with catching the fish!

Guest answered:
Added 5th Nov 2012, ID #549252

While attempting this side quest so to speak. You can actually remove the fishermans hat for good without obtaining the sinking lure. If you catch his hat as has already been described and walk to the log sticking out of the water and cast the rod into a deep part of the pool you will sink his hat into the pool. Be careful he will charge you 50 rupees if you do.

Guest answered:
Added 14th Nov 2013, ID #608317

Catch a fish in the fishing hole which weighs more than 12 pounds. You must be an adult.


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