"Calcium deposits in the scales of this ancient fish make them as hard as armor. Cooking it into a dish will fortify your bones, temporarily increasing your defense."
— In-game description

The Armored Carp is an item from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It is a curative item that restore Link's health by refilling a Heart Container. Link can cook with it on an open flame or a very hot surface to make a Roasted Carp which restores one heart container and half, or prepare a Frozen Carp in cold conditions which restores one heart container. He can throw a Armored Carp into a cooking pot to prepare dishes granted with a "Tough" effect increasing defense. It can also be cooked with "Tough" critters such as Rugged Rhino Beetle, and Monster parts to create a Tough Elixir.

According to the description of the Sanke Carp, the people of Hyrule caught wild Armored Carps to breed the Sanke Carps in captivity.

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