- "All right! You actually decided to become a Zora! Are you actually ready to marry me now?"
- — Princess Ruto
The Zora Mask in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time is one of four special masks rewarded to Link for completing the Happy Mask side quest. It has no special features and is mostly used for comedic purposes such as getting odd reactions from other people.
If Link shows the Zora Mask to King Zora XVI, he will think he is being mocked. While most Zora are able to see through Link's disguise, Princess Ruto's dialogue seems to indicate that she believes Link to have become a Zora and asks if he is ready to marry her, although she could simply be playing along.
- "You got the Zora Mask! This mask contains the spirit of a legendary guitarist! Wear the mask with (C) to inhabit the body of a Zora. Press (C) again to return to normal."
- — In-game description
The Zora Mask is the third of four transformation masks Link can obtain during his travels in Termina. The mask allows him to transform into the Zora guitarist, Mikau of The Indigo-Go's, and use his special abilities. The Zora Mask is needed to navigate the currents of the Great Bay Temple, as well as to infiltrate the Pirates' Fortress and to explore Pinnacle Rock.
The Zora Mask appears as Ruto's Mask costume, which can be unlocked on the Majora's Mask DLC Termina Adventure Map. It also appears as one of the Item Cards found on the Termina Adventure Map. Its Item Card is used on whirlpools in the search screen to reveal enemies.