Robbie's Research

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Robbie's Research

Quest Giver Purah
Location Hateno Ancient Tech Lab
Reward Ancient Arrows ×3
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"Robbie's Research" is a Side Quest in Breath of the Wild.[1]


After Link uses the Camera Rune to take a Picture of Purah, she will ask him to retrieve some ancient Materials for her.[2] She says he can deliver them either to her or Robbie, her fellow researcher at the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab.[3] As a reward, she promises him "something good" from both of them,[4] which begins the Side Quest.

At the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab, Link can speak to the Ancient Oven.[5] However, Robbie and Jerrin catch him doing so.[6] Robbie is intrigued by him,[7] eventually asking if he is Link.[8] If so, he reveals that there is something that he needs to tell him,[9] and he asks Link to show the wounds he suffered 100 years ago to prove his identity.[10]

When Link takes off any body Armor he is wearing, Robbie will be recognize the scars on his body and concludes he is actually Link.[11] He introduces himself as the lead Guardian researcher and director of the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab.[12] Impressed by the fact that Link made it all the way to Akkala,[13] Robbie asks if he has already received assistance from Purah.[14] Though he initially misunderstands Link and thinks Purah had a child,[15] he quickly realizes his mistake and concludes her younger appearance must be due to an experiment gone wrong.[16]

Getting back on track,[17] Robbie asks Link if he is aware of Calamity Ganon regaining its power.[18] He explains that the goal of the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab is to destroy the Calamity and save Zelda.[19] Robbie had begun to fear that he would pass away before this could happen,[20] but now that Link has awoken, the time has finally come.[21] He declares that Link must join up with the Sheikah, and together they will destroy Calamity Ganon.[22]

When Link responds enthusiastically, Robbie declares that the two of them will end the Great Calamity together.[23] To do so, he wants to provide Link with Ancient Soldier Gear,[24] but the Ancient Oven is currently unable to create any.[25] Production can begin again once the Blue Flame from the Ancient Furnace has been retrieved.[26][note 1]

The Ancient Furnace in Akkala is located on top of Tumlea Heights. The path between the Ancient Furnace and the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab is filled with Moblins. Due to how common Rain is in Akkala, there are also Blue Flame Pedestals lining the pathway. Once he returns to the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab, Link can light the Furnace outside, activating the Travel Gate.[31]

Inside, Robbie will excitedly inform Link that the Ancient Oven is once again operational, attributing it to the power of his love.[32] He grows disappointed upon being told that it was Link's doing,[33] but gifts him with three Ancient Arrows to express his gratitude.[34] He explains that he made them using Sheikah technology and his own upgrades, making them effective against Calamity Ganon.[35]

The Ancient Oven is capable of making Ancient Arrows and other types of Ancient Soldier Gear,[36] though they require Ancient Materials and Rupees to manufacture.[37] The Rupees are needed to fund the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab's research.[38] He reiterates that the two of them will defeat Calamity Ganon,[39] ending the Side Quest.


Stage Description
1 Purah told you that any ancient materials you find can be turned over to Robbie. You can find him presiding over the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab.
2 You met Robbie, the director of the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab.

However, Cherry—or rather, the ancient oven—isn't working at the moment, meaning it can't create ancient soldier gear for you.

All it (she?) needs to be up and running again is for you to light the furnace outside with the blue flame.
3 You lit the furnace at the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab with blue flame. The ancient oven is now up and running again.

It's time to go tell Robbie.
Complete Though Robbie initially presumed that it was the power of love that set the ancient oven right again, he soon realized the cause was actually you lighting the furnace with blue flame.

If you give it some ancient materials and a generous supply of rupees, the ancient oven will provide some ancient soldier gear in exchange.


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See Also


  1. Link can activate the Furnace before interacting with Robbie. In this scenario, Robbie will not question Link's identity,[27] and he comments on how eventful his day has been.[28] He thanks Link for lighting the Furnace and gives him the three Ancient Arrows.[29][30]


  1. "Robbie's Research
    Hateno Ancient Tech Lab
    " — Adventure Log (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "You don't have to worry about this until after you see Impa, but I want you to bring me back some ancient materials!" — Purah (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "Bring them either to me or to Robbie at the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab." — Purah (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "As if my joy weren't enough, if you bring us ancient materials, we'll give you something good as a reward." — Purah (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "'s...'s..." — Ancient Oven (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "Hey, you! What are you doing here?" — Robbie (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "Hmmm... Hm? Hmmm?" — Robbie (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "Are you...the one called...Link?" — Robbie (Breath of the Wild)
  9. "Hm? Hm. That's too bad. If you WERE the legendary Link, there would be something important I'd need to tell you." — Robbie (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "But how can I determine with full certainty whether or not you are the true hero? Yes, how indeed? Hm? Hm, hm, yes. If you can show me the wounds you body suffered 100 years ago, that should prove you are truly Link." — Robbie (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "Hm? Hm! Hmm... Yes, the number of scars on your body...just as I remember. Most seem to have healed, but they do line up with the scars I know you got during the Great Calamity 100 years ago. Hm. Yes, I acknowledge you as the real Link. So let us begin again..." — Robbie (Breath of the Wild)
  12. "I am the lead Guardian researcher and director of the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab. Doctooooor... Robbie!" — Robbie (Breath of the Wild)
  13. "In any case... I really am impressed that you made it all the way out to this rather remote location." — Robbie (Breath of the Wild)
  14. "Did you, perchance, meet Purah and borrow her power?" — Robbie (Breath of the Wild)
  15. "[I met a child.] Hm? Purah? A child? What?! She really has a kid? Hmm. Or do you mean that Purah aged backward... and SHE is now a child?" — Robbie (Breath of the Wild)
  16. "[Purah got younger.] Hm? Are you certain?? Hm! So she's as crazy as ever. Okeydoke. Knowing her, I'm guessing she screwed up some experiment. Hm, hm, yes. Typical." — Robbie (Breath of the Wild)
  17. "Let us return to the subject at hand, hm?" — Robbie (Breath of the Wild)
  18. "Did you know that the Calamity is regaining its power?" — Robbie (Breath of the Wild)
  19. "The goal of our Sheikah research lab is simple, really. We aim to destroy the Calamity that has endured across time... to rid Hyrule of its dark influence... and above rescue Princess Zelda, who is now a prisoner of the Calamity." — Robbie (Breath of the Wild)
  20. "We have worked ourselves to the bone conducting our research. For a time, I feared I'd pass before we could prevail." — Robbie (Breath of the Wild)
  21. "HOWEVER! You, Link, managed to awaken before this old sack of flesh gave out. That means... THE TIME IS NOW! Hm, yes, yes!" — Robbie (Breath of the Wild)
  22. "You! Now is the time to join forces with us Sheikah, yes? We must destroy the Calamity!" — Robbie (Breath of the Wild)
  23. "[Let's do it!] Yes! That is correct! You and I are going to join forces to put an end to the Calamity!" — Robbie (Breath of the Wild)
  24. "And on that note... Sorry for the long preamble, but I'd like to provide you with some ancient soldier gear." — Robbie (Breath of the Wild)
  25. "Cherry...erm, the ancient oven... creates ancient soldier gear. But I fear she's out of sorts at the moment." — Robbie (Breath of the Wild)
  26. "Hm. I'm afraid someone will have to bring the blue flame from the ancient furnace again..." — Robbie (Breath of the Wild)
  27. "Hm? Hmmmmmm?! Don't TELL're Link?!" — Robbie (Breath of the Wild)
  28. "[That's right!] Whoa! Today is eventful, hm? Yes, downright crazy! To think I'd get to see Link 100 years after he went to sleep. On top of that, Cherry...I mean, my ancient finally up and running again!" — Robbie (Breath of the Wild)
  29. "[The furnace is lit.] Thank you, hm! Heh, though at first I truly believed she started working again by the power of my love..." — Robbie (Breath of the Wild)
  30. "Sorry for the long preamble, but I'd like to provide you with some ancient soldier gear. To start, I'll hand these over." — Robbie (Breath of the Wild)
  31. "Akkala Ancient Tech Lab has been added to your map as a travel gate." — N/A (Breath of the Wild)
  32. "You! Link! Listen up, hm! My darling Cherry is back to normal! Such is the power of love... My love made Cherry well again!" — Robbie (Breath of the Wild)
  33. "[The furnace is lit.] ... Oh... Well, thank you. Yes, quite." — Robbie (Breath of the Wild)
  34. "Now then, please take this as a gift of my gratitude that Cherry is fixed!" — Robbie (Breath of the Wild)
  35. "They are made using secret Sheikah technology. With the addition of my upgrades, they have morphed into... Anti-Calamity weapons! So to speak... Needless to say, they are an incredibly powerful type of ancient soldier gear. I like to call them... Ancient arrows!" — Robbie (Breath of the Wild)
  36. "In addition to ancient arrows, Cherry can make all kinds of ancient soldier gear." — Robbie (Breath of the Wild)
  37. "If you're looking to acquire some, give your ancient materials... and Cherry." — Robbie (Breath of the Wild)
  38. "Ever since the fall of Hyrule Castle, we haven't had much in the way of funds for our research. That's why I thought you might be willing to help up out! With rupees. Lots of them. I BEG OF YOU!" — Robbie (Breath of the Wild)
  39. "Then let's do it, hm? The two of us, as soon as possible, yes. Let's... Conquer the Calamity, hm!" — Robbie (Breath of the Wild)