Robbie's Reseach is one of the sidequests in LoZ:BotW

Robbie's Reseach is a Quest (Sidequest) in the game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.


Talk with Purah in the Hateno Ancient Tech Lab, who will send you to the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab.




The Shiekah Researcher Robbie is awaiting Link's arrival. Help him out to receive some rewards and gain access to a new merchant!

Quest Items[edit]


  • Go inside the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab and interact with the machine, Cherry in the middle of the room.
  • This will cause Robbie and his wife/assistant to appear.
  • After that brief scene, approach and talk with Robbie.
  • To prove Link is Link to Robbie, remove all clothing from Link and talk with Robbie again.
  • He will recognize Link from that and then ask him to do a favor for him to get Cherry, the ancient machine working again.
  • He will tell you that he needs the Ancient Blue Flame.
  • To get the flame, you will need to use a Torch to bring the Flame from the Ancient Furnace over to the Lab. One can be found in the Southeastern corner of the lab.
  • Exit the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab and head to the West.
  • A ways off, below the ledge you are, is the nearby ancient furnace.
  • Make your way to the Furnace and lit your Torch.
  • Use the Torch and light one of the nearby Lanterns. These allow Link to put out his torch to fight without having to return to the Ancient Furnace each time he needs to fight.
  • Make your way to the Eastern edge of the plateau with the Ancient Furnace. Use that to make your way on down the slope and then carefully, follow the footpath back to the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab.
  • Just ouside the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab you will find a sconce to light with the Ancient Blue Flame. Do so to add the Tech Lab to your Fast Travel map.
  • Make your way back to the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab talk with Robbie.



Robbie:'s... An... It's... Hey you, what're you doing here? Hmmmm...Hm? Hmmm?

Robbie: Are you... the one called... Link?

Link: Yes.

Robbie: 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: 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. Doctoooooor... Robbie! In any case... I really am impressed that you made it all the way out to this rather remote location. Did you, perchance, meet Purah and borrow her power?

Link: I met a child.

Robbie: 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?

Link: Purah got younger.

Robbie: 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. Let's return to the subject, hm? Did you know that the Calamity is regaining its power?

Link: I know!

Robbie: Hmm, I see. Then I don't need to tell you my story, hm?

Link: Tell me!

Robbie: Hm! Yes, I see. In that case... The goal of our Shiekah 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 all... to rescue Princess Zelda, who is now a prisoner of the Calamity. We have worked ourselves to the bone conducting our research. For a time, I feared I'd pass before we could prevail. HOWEVER! You, Link, managed to awaken before this old sack of flesh gave out. That means... THE TIME IS NOW! Hm, yes, yes! You! Now is the time to join forces with us Sheikah, yes! We must destroy the Calamity!

Link: Let's do it!

Robbie: Yes! That is correct! You and I are going to join forces to put an end to the Calamity! 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? Cherry... erm, the ancient oven... creates some 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: You! Link! Listen up, hm! My darling Cherry is back to normal! Such is the power of love! My love made Cherry well again!

Link: The furnace it lit.

Robbie: ... Oh... Well, thank you. yes, quite. Now then, please take this as a gift of my gratitude now that Cherry is fixed! 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 call them... Ancient arrows! In addition to ancient arrows, Cherry can make all kinds of ancient soldier gear. IF you're looking to acquire some, give your ancient materials... and rupees... to Cherry.

Link: Rupees?

Robbie: Did you hear that? Ah! Forgive me, Link. 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 us out! With rupees. Lots of them. I BEG OF YOU! Then let's do it, hm? The two of us, as soon as possible, yes. Let's... Conquer the Calamity, hm!


You met Robbie, the diretor of the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab.

However, Cherry - or rather, the ancient oven - isn' tworking 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 an ancient blue flame.


Video Walkthrough[edit]

[ Robbie's Reseach Video Walkthrough]

Strategy Guide/Tips[edit]

  • This will allow Link to have Ancient Arrows crafted as well as the Ancient Armor Set.
  • In the southeastern corner of the lab, Link can find a Torch.
  • All along the path back to the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab you will find Lanterns that Link can light. These will help him preserve the distance he has covered if he has to fight.