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Robbie's Research

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Robbie's Research
BotW Robbie's Research.png
Quest Giver Purah
Location Hateno Ancient Tech Lab
Previous QuestNext Quest
"Locked Mementos""The Skull's Eye"

"Robbie's Research" is a Side Quest in Breath of the Wild.

Overview

Link obtains the Quest after showing Purah a picture of herself taken with the Camera Rune. Afterwards, Purah informs Link that he can bring Ancient Materials to either her or Robbie at the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab in return for "something good."[1] A fire bowl will appear in front of the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab's Furnace following this discussion, allowing Link to rekindle the Furnace's Blue Flame.

If Link visits the Tech Lab in Akkala, Robbie will ask him to show the scars that he received during the Great Calamity as proof that he is the Hylian Champion.[2] In order to do so, Link must speak to Robbie while not wearing any Armor that covers his torso. Upon seeing Link's scars, he acknowledges the Hylian before him as Link.[3]

With introductions out of the way, Robbie asks Link to work with him to combat Calamity Ganon,[4] the first part of which being to equip Link with Ancient Soldier Gear.[5] However, as the Ancient Oven built for the purpose of creating Ancient Soldier Gear has stopped working, Link must restore the Blue Flame to the Furnace outside the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab.[6] In order to do so, Link must climb Tumlea Heights and carry the Blue Flame from the Ancient Furnace back to the Ancient Tech Lab.[7] It is also possible to carry the Blue Flame from the Ancient Furnace in Hateno Village instead, though the Ancient Furnace atop Tumlea Heights is significantly closer.

Once Link has restored the Blue Flame and returned to Robbie, he will excitedly inform Link that Cherry is once again operational, attributing it to the power of his love for Cherry.[8] He grows disappointed upon being told that it was Link's doing, but gifts Link with three Ancient Arrows as thanks for restoring Cherry.[9] If Link activates the Furnace before Robbie demands proof from Link, Robbie will not question Link's identity and instead give Link the three Ancient Arrows.[10][11] Either result completes the Quest.

Objectives

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 excange.

References

  1. "Oh, yeah! There's just one more thing I need from you! You don't have to worry about this until after you see Impa, but I want you to bring me back some ancient materials! Bring them either to me or to Robbie at the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab. As if my joy weren't enough, if you bring us ancient materials, we'll give you something good as a reward. All right! Let's do this!" — Purah (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Are you...the one called...Link? [Yes.] Hm? Hm. That's too bad. If you WERE the legendary Link, there would be something important I'd need to tell you. 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 your body suffered 100 years ago, that should prove you are truly Link." — Robbie (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "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... I am the lead Guardian researcher and director of the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab. Doctooooor...Robbie!" — Robbie (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "You! Now is the time to join forces with us Sheikah, yes? We must destroy the Calamity! [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)
  5. "And on that note... Sorry for the long preamble, but I'd like to provide you with some ancient soldier gear. Hm! Hm? Did you catch all that?" — Robbie (Breath of the Wild)
  6. "Cherry...erm, the ancient oven...creates ancient soldier gear. But I fear she's out of sorts at the moment. Hm. I'm afraid someone will have to bring the blue flame from the ancient furnace again..." — Robbie (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "[Ancient furnace?] An ancient furnace can be simply described as a singular place that gathers massive amounts of energy. Get the blue flame from Tumlea Heights, put it in the furnace, and then Cherry...I mean...the ancient oven will be fixed. However! At my age, it's not so easy to climb mountains and cross rivers. Hm. And my wife is jealous of Cherry, so she refuses to get the blue flame for me... *sigh*" — Robbie (Breath of the Wild)
  8. "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)
  9. "[The furnace is lit.] ... Oh... Well, thank you. Yes, quite. Now then, please take this as a gift of my gratitude that Cherry is fixed!" — Robbie (Breath of the Wild)
  10. "Hm? Hmmmmmm?! Don't TELL me...you're Link?! [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 oven...is finally up and running again! [The furnace is lit.] Thank you, hm! Heh, though at first I truly believed she started working again by the power of my love... [Who are you?] Hm? Me? Are you serious?! It seems I got so excited I forgot to introduce myself! I'll start over, hm? I am the lead Guardian researcher and director of the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab. Doctooooor...Robbie!" — Robbie (Breath of the Wild)
  11. "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)