The Golden Gauntlets
|First appearance||Ocarina of Time (1998)|
|Found||Inside Ganon's Castle|
|Use||Lifting heavy objects|
- "You found the Golden Gauntlets! You can feel even more power coursing through your arms! Grab with (A) and lift stuff up!"
- — In-game description
The Golden Gauntlets are an item from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. These gold-plated Gauntlets are even more powerful than the Silver Gauntlets, and may only be worn by an adult. When worn, they grant Link immense strength, allowing him to lift rock pillars which, based on their appearance, easily weigh several tons, then throw them behind him to reveal a new door or path. Link also retains the ability to lift and throw gray stones. He cannot, however, walk while carrying either of these.
The Golden Gauntlets are found in the Shadow Temple section of Ganon's Castle. Link must use these to move a pillar in the Fire Temple section and one blocking the door to the Light Temple section. They can also be used to lift a pillar that blocks the entrance to a Great Fairy's Fountain found outside the castle. The Great Fairy of Courage who resides within enhances Link's defense, halving all damage dealt to Link.
In the Master Quest re-releases, the Golden Gauntlets are instead found in the Spirit Temple section of Ganon's Castle. Additionally, two stone pillars are found in the Fire Temple section of Ganon's Castle, as opposed to one in the original version. The pillars in front of the Light Temple section and the Great Fairy Fountain remain at their original spots.
The Golden Gauntlets appear as the second level weapon of Link's Gauntlets moveset. It is used in conjunction with golden spiked ball and chain. In a slight design change, it is bigger than Link's hands and forearms.