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An orb.
The orb broke - test failed.

Orbs are objects in the Octo Expansion. They are spheres on a pole, covered in Agent 8's ink with a metal band across its equator.


An orb that has taken damage.

In the stations with an orb, a life bar appears on the top of the screen indicating the orb's current health. As enemies attack the orb, its health decreases, it gradually becomes covered in their ink color, and it starts to spark. When it is hit it makes noise. Firing at it with Agent 8's weapons or Ink Cannons slowly refills its health. Orb missions require Agent 8 to defend the orb from enemy attacks for a set amount of time, and the mission is failed if either Agent 8 or the orb run out of health. When the orb runs out of health, it explodes.


Orbs appear in the following stations:

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
FlagJapan.svg Japanese エイトカプセル
Eito Kapuseru
Eight Capsule
FlagNetherlands.svg Dutch Missiecapsule Mission Capsule
FlagFrance.svg French Capsule 8 8 Capsule
FlagGermany.svg German Achterkapsel 8 Capsule