The Static Orb is an item that appears in Crash Nitro Kart. It appears as a purple bubble that is encompassed with static electricity. When a racer obtains it, they have the option to emit the orb onto the track. When the orb is placed on the track, it serves as an obstacle that other racers must try to avoid. If a racer manages to run into one, their kart will momentarily spin out, and their current item that they are carrying will be randomly switched.
Once a racer has collected ten wumpa fruits, the orb will receive a power boost, and will appear as a pink orb this time. When the pink orb is placed on the track, it locks onto the nearest kart and tries to lock in on it. If the orb hits the kart, the racer will spin out for a longer period of time, and will also start to shift in the opposite direction. The racer will also lose their current item while under the influence of the pink orb.
- In earlier versions of Crash Nitro Kart, the static orb contained a lightning bolt as its symbol, but was changed to the image of the orb itself in later versions.
- Static orbs along with ice mines, appear to be subsequent replacements for N. Brio's beakers from Crash Team Racing.
- This item is only available in race mode, and cannot be obtained in battle mode.