# How do you get silver and gold scales in Salmon Run?

• When you face the King Salmonoid in Salmon Run, you always receive scales, whether you win or lose. But it seems completely random how it works - sometimes I win and I get all bronze scales, and sometimes I lose and get a gold scale.

How does this system work? How do I get more silver and gold scales?

• The number of scales you get is independent from the chance of getting silver and gold scales. You get 2 scales just for encountering the boss, then +1 scale for each 12.5% health you take off his health bar (up to 8 for a full kill). The you get +1 scale for each 10 seconds you have left on the timer up to +3, for an absolute maximum of 13 scales.

The rarity of each scale is directly proportional to the hazard level. At 0% hazard level, you have a chance of 5% silver scale and 0% of gold. These increase by 0.045% and 0.009% respectively per hazard level percent, for a maximum of ~18.5% of silver and ~2.7% of gold at 300% hazard level. You can calculate your chances of getting scales based on your hazard level using https://leanny.github.io/splat3/coop.html .

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