Ancient Orbs are spherical objects that were constructed by the ancient Sheikah. Ancient Orbs come in two sizes, both large and small, and often serve as the key to unlocking certain hidden Ancient Shrines on the surface, or a method to unlock barred doors or activate mechanisms located within them.
- "The ancient orbs guarded by the giants of Mount Taran lead to the shrine." — Stone Tablet (Breath of the Wild)
- "Upon arriving on Eventide Island, a voice spoke of a challenge and then took all of your armor and weapons away.
If you offer precious orbs to each of the three altars on the island, the voice has promised to return your things." — Stranded on Eventide (Breath of the Wild)