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The Warp Orb is an item seen in Crash Bandicoot: Warped, Crash Team Racing, Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure, the N. Sane Trilogy remake of the third game, and the Nitro-Fueled remake of Crash Team Racing.

Crash Bandicoot: Warped[]

In Crash Bandicoot: Warped, warp orbs are used by Crash and Coco in the Time Twister to travel through time to gather crystals, gems and relics.

Crash Team Racing[]

In Crash Team Racing, warp orbs are used as a race-exclusive weapon. It homes in on the racer in first place and deals damage to them. It may also hit other racers in the way. When juiced up, it targets all the players in front of the user. Unlike other weapons, the Warp Orb actually has its own map icon, being a 'W' in single player or the Warp Orb item box icon in multiplayer. It is much like the tornado top in the game's sequel, Crash Nitro Kart.

Crash Bandicoot: The Huge Adventure[]

In The Huge Adventure, they function like they did in Warped. The only difference is that they don't take Crash to a different time period, but just to a different location in this game.

Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy[]

Warp orbs reappear in the N. Sane Trilogy remake of the third game where they reprise the role they had in the original version of the third game. However, in the first and second games, Coco uses a small warp orb to travel through time and become a playable character.

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled[]

Warp Orbs reappear in Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled where they reprise the same role that they had in the original version of Crash Team Racing.

As of the Winter Festival Grand Prix, the warp orb now travels significantly faster. Prior to this change, the Warp Orb could be outrun for some time if a player gained enough speed.


Crash Team Racing[]

  • Manual

"Normal - These dangerous energy orbs track the player in First Place. When it hits the unfortunate target, they tumble and crash. Juiced Up - This powered-up version tracks and hits ALL racers ahead of you on the track."

  • Prima strategy guide

"Normal: The Orb will track down the 1st place racer and take him or her out temporarily. Juiced Up: The Orb will still track down the 1st place racer, but it will also take out all other karts in front of you."



Names in Other Languages[]

Language Name
Finnish Energiapallot[1]
Greek Σφαιρεσ Παραμορφωσησ[2]
Sfaires Paramorfosis
Japanese おっかけボール
Okkake bōru
Portuguese Órbitas Warp[3]
Spanish Esferas[4]


  • Warp Orbs are probably based off the time traveling technique used in the Terminator film series, which was heavily referenced in some promotional martial for Warped.
  • In Crash Team Racing, the Warp Orb functions similarly to Mario Kart's Spiny Shell, often referred to as the Blue Shell.