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This article is about the Takara Tomy version. For the Hasbro version, see Energy Layer - Orichalcum O3.

Orichalcum (オリハルコン, Oriharukon), stylized as Ωrichalcum, is an Energy Layer released by Takara Tomy as part of the Burst System as well as the God Layer System. It debuted in Japan with the release of the B-00 Rare Bey Get Battle Prize Booster Orichalcum Outer Octa in August 2017.


Takara Tomy's Orichalcum features a round design with a face, lightning bolts, and orbs on either side, meant to represent this Layer's namesake, an Avatar made of the Greek mythological metal orichalcum. As part of the God Layer System, Orichalcum features a gimmick: the underside of the Layer features ridges on opposite sides that grip onto the Driver.

Due to the centrifugal force of a Beyblade's spin, each half of the Layer will extend outward and in turn bring two grooved ridges on the underside of the Layer inwards to grip onto the Driver and revealing red coloration. This is meant to increase the Burst Resistance of an Orichalcum Combination early in battle when spin speed and Burst risk is highest; the grooved claws increase the friction between the Layer and Driver, increasing Burst Resistance. However, when each half of the Layer extends outwards, it creates a much more aggressive elliptical shape. This creates two factors that limit the gimmick's effectiveness: firstly, high amounts of recoil and thus increased Burst risk, and secondly high Knock-Out risk depending on the Driver being used. Orichalcum features four teeth of medium length and thus the Layer must depend on its gimmick to not Burst with the aforementioned elliptical shape. Furthermore, a Dash Driver is recommended to further increase Burst Resistance and mitigate the Burst risk.

Unlike its predecessor Shadow OrichalcumOrichalcum features more intricate detail molding which creates more gaps. However these gaps are very shallow which creates no discernible difference in performance.


Takara Tomy's Orichalcum features a working gimmick and a very round design. However, the elliptical shape created by the activation of the gimmick and the somewhat weak teeth reduces the effectiveness of the gimmick.

As such, Takara Tomy's Orichalcum is not a must have but is instead a welcome addition to any blader's collection.


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