An Arrow Orb as seen in-game
|Use(s)||Redirects a shot arrow|
Found in dungeons, an arrow orb's function is to redirect an arrow towards a determined direction when Link hits it with said arrow. The direction of the shot depends on the position of the curved golden pointer that surrounds the orb. When hit with a sword, boomerang or whip, the orb moves the pointer clockwise to a new direction. Sometimes this can be done to hit switches that unveil secret Treasure Chestss.
When an Arrow Orb is in use, the game shows the shot arrow's motion through a cutscene; this is done so that one can see what the arrow will hit in the end. It is possible to guide a shot arrow with multiple Arrow Orbs and, in Spirit Tracks, they can be carried by either Link or Princess Zelda to customize a new shot trajectory. This is important to solve otherwise impossible puzzles.
There is a glitch in Spirit Tracks involving two orbs constantly interchanging the arrow shot by Link.