"A ball made of obsidian."
— Item examination - English
"黒曜石で作られた玉だ "
— Item examination - Japanese

Obsidian Ball (黒曜石の玉 kokuyōseki no tama?) is a key item in Resident Evil 3: Nemesis.


It is used, along with the Crystal Ball and the Amber Ball, to solve a clock puzzle and obtain the Gold Gear.

When solving the clock puzzle, this ball has the following properties:

  • Minus two hours, using on the "Past Goddess"
  • Plus two hours, using in the "Present Goddess"
  • Plus four hours, using on the "Future Goddess"

This item can be picked from the tray under every picture if the puzzle has not been solved yet. After the access to the Gold Gear is achieved, this ball cannot be picked up again.


This item can be found in the Storeroom of Saint Michael Clock Tower, held in the tray of a statue of a brown maiden.

The message "A maiden's statue holding a tray. An Obsidian Ball is on the tray." can be read, when one explores the middle statue that holds this item.




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