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An orb.

The orb is a mechanic in the Octo Expansion. It is a sphere on a pole, covered in Agent 8's ink with a metal band across its equator.


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An orb that has taken damage.

A life bar along the top of the screen indicates the orb's current health. As enemies attack the orb, its health decreases and it gradually becomes covered in their ink color. Firing at it with Agent 8's weapons or Ink Cannons refills its health, but usually not fast enough to negate enemy attacks. Orb missions require Agent 8 to defend the orb from enemy attacks for a set time, and the mission is failed if either Agent 8 or the orb run out of health.


The orb is seen in:

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