KPR Susie artwork.png This article is about the Copy Ability. For the enemy, see Bomber. For the item in Kirby's Dream Land, see Bomb (item).

Throw a bomb and blow your foes away! A great ability for attacking from afar.
— Collectible description • Kirby Battle Royale

Bomb is a Copy Ability in the Kirby series, debuting in Kirby Super Star.

Games

Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra

Bomb focuses on using explosives to attack at a distance or with strategic placement. Kirby can change the trajectory of his throws by holding down the attack button to make it thrown higher. In addition to being obtained from the Poppy Bros. Jr. enemy, who is also its Helper, Bomb can be obtained from Jungle Bomb, the Poppy Bros. Sr. mid-boss (which had given the Crash Copy Ability prior to this game), and the Combo Cannon's bombs.

In Kirby Super Star Ultra, Bomb can also be obtained from Combo Cannon's cannonballs (which had given the Yo-Yo Copy Ability prior to this game), Perot (who replaces Poppy Bros. Jr. in Revenge of the King), Masked Dedede's missiles, and Wham Bam Jewel's tiki bombs.

Bomb comes with a blue bobble hat and black bombs.

Techniques

Move Controls Description Damage
Kirby Super Star
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby Super Star
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Hold a bomb Ready Bomb Y B Kirby creates a bomb and holds it over his head. It will explode after five seconds, and the explosion damages Kirby; Kirby will start panicking when one second remains. N/A
Throw a bomb Bomb Throw Y Ready Bomb + B Kirby throws his bomb, which follows a ballistic trajectory. The angle can be increased by holding the attack button. 16 (bomb), 26 (explosion only)
Straight throw Straight Throw Dash + Y Dash + Bomb Throw Kirby throws a bomb straight forward. Kirby quickly dashes forward a short distance during this move, and it has notable end lag. 16
Set a bomb Bomb Drop Y (near enemy) B near foe Kirby places a timed bomb on top of a nearby enemy. 26
Drop a bomb Bomb Set ↓ + Y ↓ + B Kirby places a timed bomb in front of him. 16 (bomb), 26 (explosion only)

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards

Bomb is limited to standard bomb throwing. However, when combined with other Copy Abilities to create Power Combos, it can be used to create various explosive options. Bomb is capable of destroying black color-coded blocks. Bomb can be obtained from Poppy Bros. Jr., Skud, Blowfish, Pedo, Rockn, and Miracle Matter's Bomb form.

Power Combos

Power Combo Description
Bomb Kirby throws a bomb by pressing B. Holding B allows Kirby to throw the bomb farther.
Burning + Bomb
(Fireworks)
Kirby creates a fireworks explosion around him by pressing B. This move gives Kirby an upward boost and can be used up to three times consecutively, each with a bigger explosion than the last.
Stone + Bomb
(Dynamite)
Kirby throws a bundle of dynamite by pressing B. The dynamite explodes upon contact with an enemy or after a set period of time. Touching the dynamite will cause it to bounce, allowing Kirby to change its position after it has been thrown. Its explosion covers the entire screen, but can also damage Kirby. By pressing ↓ when dynamite is active, Kirby will put on a hard hat, protecting him from the damage of the explosion.
Ice + Bomb
(Explosive Snowman)
Kirby sets a bomb on his head and disguises himself as a snowman by pressing B. The bomb explodes upon contact with an enemy or after a set period of time. This explosion does not damage Kirby, and sends off snow particles that can freeze enemies in blocks of ice.
Needle + Bomb
(Spike Bomb)
Kirby transforms into a form that greatly resembles Gordo by pressing B. Kirby can slowly float around in any direction, but will explode upon contact with an enemy, after a set period of time, or after pressing the B button while in this form. Upon detonation, Kirby will fire off the spikes in eight directions.
Bomb + Bomb
(Tri-Missile Attack)
Kirby opens his mouth and spits out homing missiles by pressing B. Holding B allows Kirby to spit out more missiles, with a maximum of three.
Bomb + Spark
(Light Bulb)
Kirby transforms into a light bulb with feet by holding B. As a light bulb, Kirby will be electrified and can damage enemies on contact; he can also light up dark areas. Kirby's light bulb will eventually burn out and shatter if held for too long, although the shattered glass can damage nearby enemies.
Bomb + Cutter
(Explosive Ninja Stars)
Kirby throws a ninja star by pressing B. The ninja star flies straight ahead, and if it makes contact with an enemy, it will stick into them briefly before exploding. Performing this move in the air resets Kirby's momentum.

Kirby Air Ride

Bomb can only use one bomb in this iteration, but it creates a massive explosion, similarly to Crash. Charging for longer causes the bomb to travel farther. Bomb is obtained from Balloon Bomber.

Techniques

Move Controls Description
Bomb Throw A Kirby throws his bomb, causing a massive explosion and expending the Copy Ability. Kirby can throw the bomb farther distances by holding down A for a longer period of time.

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror and Kirby: Squeak Squad

Bomb has multiple moves, as it did in its debut; Bombs can now be aimed by holding up or down before throwing, but it can no longer use Bomb Drop. It also makes use of the Fire element, allowing it to light Cannon fuses. Bomb can be obtained from Foley, as well as from bombs thrown/dropped by Bombar, Boxy, Moley, and Wiz.

In Kirby: Squeak Squad, Bomb can also light candles, incinerate grass and bushes, as well as vaporize clouds, snow, and ice. Upon obtaining the Bomb Ability Scroll, located in the Big Treasure Chest in Stage 3 of Secret Sea, Kirby can now mix a Bomb Ability bubble with either Ice or Spark Ability bubbles to get versions of bomb that are imbued with the Ice or Thunder elements respectively. Bomb can be obtained from Foley, as well as bombs thrown/dropped by Doc, Mrs. Moley, Daroach, and Dark Daroach.

Techniques

Move Controls Image Description Element
Ready Bomb B Bomb Technique 1.png Kirby creates a bomb and holds it over his head. It will explode after a seven seconds, and the explosion damages Kirby; the bomb will flash as it approaches detonation. None
Bomb Throw Bomb Technique 1.png + B Bomb Technique 2.png Kirby throws his bomb, which follows a ballistic trajectory. Sizzle
Target Throw Bomb Technique 1.png + ↑/↓ + B Bomb Technique 3.png Kirby throws his bomb with a higher or lower trajectory. The player can hold B to fix Kirby's position while aiming. Sizzle
Bomb Slide Bomb Technique 1.png + ↓ + A Bomb Technique 4.png Kirby slides with a timed bomb in front of him. Sizzle
Bomb Set ↓ + B Bomb Technique 5.png Kirby places a timed bomb in front of him. Sizzle
Straight Throw Bomb Technique 1.png + →→ + B Bomb Technique 6.png Kirby throws a bomb straight forward. Sizzle
Ice Bomb
Kirby: Squeak Squad
Bomb + Ice.png Bomb Technique 7.png The player can mix Bomb and Ice Ability bubbles to create Ice Bomb. The player can also mix Bomb and Spark Ability bubbles to create Thunder Bomb. N/A

Kirby's Return to Dream Land

Bomb returns with its techniques from Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra, except Straight Throw has now been replaced with Bomb Bowl, and Bomb Throw's aiming system is much more precise. Its appearance has been changed to give it a dark blue party hat with yellow and green star decorations, a red ribbon, and a blue diamond in the front; the bombs are also decorated with stars, and their explosions are more reminiscent of fireworks. Bomb can be obtained from Poppy Bros. Jr., Foley, Mr. Dooter's bombs, Bomb Machine's missiles, Metal General's missiles, and HR-D3's missiles.

A Bomb Challenge can be unlocked by collecting 50 Energy Spheres, and Bomb can be accessed from the third Copy Ability Room for 60 Energy Spheres.

Techniques

Move Controls Description Damage
Bomb Prep Hold 1 Kirby creates a bomb and holds it over his head. N/A
Bomb Throw Release 1 during Bomb Prep Kirby throws his bomb, which follows a ballistic trajectory. 16 (bomb), 26 (explosion only)
Target Throw + during Bomb Prep Kirby takes precision aim before throwing the bomb. A small arrow points in the direction that the bomb is being thrown. 16 (bomb), 26 (explosion only)
Self-Destruct Bomb Prep...do nothing Kirby's bomb explodes in his hands. This doesn't do damage to Kirby, but does make him flinch and gives him brief invincibility as if damaged. 26
Bomb Bowl Dash + 1 Kirby bowls a timed bomb forward; it can travel significantly farther when used in the air. 32
Bomb Drop 1 next to foe Kirby places a timed bomb on top of a nearby enemy. 26
Bomb Set ↓ + 1 Kirby places a timed bomb in front of him. When used in the air, Kirby receives a small upward boost. 28

Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby Fighters Deluxe, and Kirby: Planet Robobot

Bomb is mostly unchanged from its appearance in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. Some of its moves were modified. Bomb can be obtained from Poppy Bros. Jr., Foley, Masked Dedede's and Shadow Dedede's missiles, and Queen Sectonia's and Soul of Sectonia's Floral Bombs.

In Kirby Fighters Deluxe, Bomb's Rare Outfit changes its hat to be decorated with orange and purple diamonds, a rainbow-colored pom-pom, and a pink heart in the front; the bombs are now purple and decorated with pink hearts.

In Kirby: Planet Robobot, Bomb can be used by Robobot Armor to send explosive Boomsteppers to solve puzzles. Bomb can be obtained from Poppy Bros. Jr., Foley, Bronto Burt's bombs, Clanky Woods's missiles, Susie's Drillbits, Mecha Knight's missiles, President Haltmann's Susie missiles, Star Dream Soul OS's Volm spawns, and the Diddy Kong, Bowser Jr., and Samus amiibo.

Techniques

Bomb Kirby

In Kirby Fighters and Kirby Fighters Deluxe, any invincibility granted by a move is removed, except when taking damage or fighting bosses, i.e. Kracko, Team DDD.

Move Controls Description Damage
Bomb Prep Press and hold B Kirby creates a bomb and holds it over his head. N/A
Bomb Throw Release B during Bomb Prep Kirby throws his bomb, which follows a ballistic trajectory. 16 (bomb), 12 (repeated bombs) 26 (explosion only), 18 (repeated explosions)
Target Throw + during Bomb Prep Kirby takes precision aim before throwing the bomb. A small arrow points in the direction that the bomb is being thrown. 16 (bomb), 12 (repeated bombs) 26 (explosion only), 18 (repeated explosions)
Self-Destruct Don't release bomb during Bomb Prep Kirby's bomb explodes in his hands. This doesn't do damage to Kirby (except in Kirby Fighters and Kirby Fighters Deluxe), but does make him flinch and gives him brief invincibility. 26
Bomb Bowl Dash + B Kirby bowls a timed bomb forward; it can travel significantly farther when used in the air. Its travel distance was significantly reduced compared to Kirby's Return to Dream Land, now traveling the same distance as a normal Bomb Throw, assuming level ground. 32
Bomb Drop B near an enemy Kirby places a timed bomb on top of a nearby enemy. 26
Bomb Set ↓ + B Kirby places a timed bomb in front of him. Kirby no longer receives an upward boost when used in the air. 28
Bomb Mode
Move Controls Description Element
Boomstepper Press and release B The Robobot Armor fires a bomb robot that walks until it hits a target or until about 8 seconds pass. The robot can walk on walls and ceilings. Sizzle
Change Throw Angle Hold B The Robobot Armor throws the boomstepper higher, depending on how long B is held. Sizzle

Kirby Battle Royale

Bomb appears as an unlockable Copy Ability. It can be unlocked in The Cake Royale after obtaining 20 League Points in the Beginner's League. It has Headgear based on Foley, a bomb, a party popper, as well as Qbby, which can only be obtained by scanning a Qbby amiibo.

Techniques

Move Controls Description Damage (Robo Bonkers)
Type A/Type C Type B/Type D
Bomb Throw B Y Kirby throws a bomb a set distance in front of him. A combination of Bomb Prep and Bomb Throw, but lacks Target Throw and Self Destruct. 60x2
Big Bomb Throw Hold/release B Hold/release Y Kirby charges up his bomb, which then becomes twice as large and colored yellow with red stars. Throwing it causes a bigger explosion that also lasts longer. Similar to Balloon Bomb. 100x4
Bomb Dunk Y A Kirby slams a bomb, colored red with cyan stars, into the ground in front of him. A combination of Drop Bomb and Bomb Set, as doing it near an opponent will drop the bomb on the head before exploding a few seconds later. Can be used as a melee attack to damage certain entities such as Mini Whispy Woods, but does not cause an explosion. 50 (dunk), 160 (explosion)

Kirby Star Allies

Similarly to Kirby: Squeak Squad, Bomb can be enhanced by the elements from other Copy Abilities; unlike Kirby: Squeak Squad, it doesn't have the Sizzle element by default, and so can be enhanced to receive such. Bombs can also be picked up if they haven't detonated, allowing other characters to use them. In addition to being obtained from Poppy Bros. Jr., who is its Friend Helper, Bomb can also be obtained from Vividria's parachute bombs and Void Termina's/Void Soul's/Void's attacks that create black stars.

Techniques

Move Controls Description Damage
Type A Type B
Bomb Prep Press and hold B Press and hold Y Kirby creates a bomb and holds it over his head. N/A
Bomb Throw Release B during Bomb Prep Release Y during Bomb Prep Kirby throws his bomb, which follows a ballistic trajectory. 16 (bomb), 26 (explosion only)
Target Throw ControlPadIcon.png during Bomb Prep Kirby takes precision aim before throwing the bomb. A dotted line shows the full trajectory of the bomb. 16 (bomb), 26 (explosion only)
Self-Destruct Don't release bomb during Bomb Prep Kirby's bomb explodes in his hands after 20 seconds. This doesn't do damage to Kirby, but does make him flinch and gives him brief invincibility as if damaged. 26
Bomb Bowl Dash + B Dash + Y Kirby bowls a timed bomb forward; it can travel significantly farther when used in the air. The bomb can be picked up if it hasn't detonated. 32
Bomb Drop B near an enemy Y near an enemy Kirby places a timed bomb on top of a nearby enemy. 26
Bomb Set ↓ + B ↓ + Y Kirby places a timed bomb in front of him. The bomb can be picked up if it hasn't detonated. 28

Friend Ability changes

Move Blizzard Bomb Bluster Bomb Sizzle Bomb Splash Bomb Zap Bomb
Explosion of a bomb Blizzard Bombs create a damaging mass of crystalline ice wherever they impact. Bluster Bombs create a burst of air with a small radius. Sizzle Bombs create a temporary blaze on the floor, wall, or ceiling impacted. Splash Bombs create a burst of water, whose droplets travel both upwards and to either side. Zap Bombs create a spark, while simultaneously summoning down a lightning bolt.
Bomb Prep N/A If Kirby jumps while holding a Bluster Bomb, the bomb will enlarge and lift him into the air. N/A N/A N/A
Bomb Throw N/A Bluster Bombs descend slowly in their downwards trajectory. N/A N/A N/A
Bomb Bowl Blizzard Bombs create a trail of ice when they roll along a surface. Bluster Bombs travel farther horizontally and descend slowly in air. Sizzle Bombs create a trail of fire when they roll along a surface. Splash Bombs create a trail of water when they roll along a surface. Zap Bombs create a trail of sparks when they roll along a surface.

Kirby Fighters 2

Bomb is available by default, at Fighters Rank 1. It has two Rare Hats: the Heart Bomb Hat from Kirby Fighters Deluxe, and a brand new Pirate's Tricorn.

Techniques

Any invincibility granted by a move is only present when fighting bosses that aren't Shadow Kirby.

Move Controls Description Damage
Bomb Prep Press and hold B Kirby creates a bomb and holds it over his head. N/A
Bomb Throw Release B during Bomb Prep Kirby throws his bomb, which follows a ballistic trajectory. 13
Target Throw ControlPadIcon.png during Bomb Prep Kirby takes precision aim before throwing the bomb. A small arrow points in the direction that the bomb is being thrown. 13
Self-Destruct Don't release bomb during Bomb Prep Kirby's bomb explodes in his hands. This doesn't do damage to Kirby (except in Kirby Fighters and Kirby Fighters Deluxe), but does make him flinch and gives him brief invincibility. 13 (to player and opponent)
Bomb Bowl Dash + B Kirby bowls a timed bomb forward; it can travel significantly farther when used in the air. Its travel distance was significantly reduced compared to Kirby's Return to Dream Land, now traveling the same distance as a normal Bomb Throw, assuming level ground. 15
Bomb Drop B near an enemy Kirby places a timed bomb on top of a nearby enemy. 14
Bomb Set ↓ + B Kirby places a timed bomb in front of him. Kirby no longer receives an upward boost when used in the air. 13

Damage

Move
Kirby Super Star
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Kirby Star Allies
Kirby Fighters 2
Bomb Prep N/A
Bomb Throw/Target Throw 16 (bomb), 26 (explosion only) 16 (bomb), 12 (repeated bombs), 26 (explosion only), 18 (repeated explosions) 16 (bomb), 26 (explosion only) 13
Self-Destruct 0 26 13
Straight Throw/Bomb Bowl 16 32 15
Bomb Drop 26 14
Bomb Set 16 (bomb), 26 (explosion only) 16 (bomb), 28 (explosion only) 13

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!

Bomb Kirby in the anime

He is now... Bomb Kirby.
— Meta Knight • Kirby Takes the Cake

Bomb Kirby in the anime retains the same look and attacks as in the games. He can create and throw an unlimited number of bombs at will. He can also create bombs of varying sizes.

Transformation Sequence

In the transformation sequence, Kirby cringes, inflates and turns red, then explodes. Bomb Kirby appears from the smoke of the explosion, creates a bomb, and holds it over his head. The sound made when Kirby creates a bomb is replaced in the 4Kids dub.

Appearances

Bomb, along with Fighter, is the third most frequently used Copy Ability, with six appearances.

In the Super Smash Bros. series

Bomb Kirby appears as a collectible trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Flavor Texts

GameFlavor text
Kirby Super Star
Blast your enemies to bits! Take accurate aim and throw carefully. Your throw will be controlled by Y.
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Use B to pull out a bomb, and press B again to throw it. Move the +Control Pad to change where to throw it.
Kirby: Squeak Squad
HOLD! THROW!! BOOM!!
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Grab a bomb and hold the button to set the throw angle. Toss it and it'll go Ka-BOOM!
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Prep a huge bomb, aim it, and--KA-BOOM! Get above your enemies and boom, boom, boom! Bowl a perfect BOOM!
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Raise a huge bomb above your head, adjust the angle, and give it a toss. Blast, explode, and detonate from a distance! Or drop a bomb right next to an enemy. KABOOM!
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Raise a huge bomb above your head, adjust the angle and throw! Detonate from afar...or drop a bomb right next to an enemy. BOOM!
Kirby Battle Royale
Throw a bomb and blow your foes away! A great ability for attacking from afar.
Kirby Star Allies
Anyone can pick up a bomb, and if it rolls over terrain covered with friendly fire or water, the bomb will transform! For a surprise attack, infuse bombs with wind to make them float!

Related Quotes

Ever gone bowling with Bombs? Once Kirby gets this ability, you can do it anytime! You can also use expert aim to lob them at any angle.
— Bomb's description • Kirby's Return to Dream Land official site
The unstoppable marching bombs! Boomstepper!
— In-game description for the Bomb Mode of Robobot Armor • Kirby: Planet Robobot
When he copies the Bomb ability, Kirby gets to don a stylish hat just like Poppy Bros. Jr. The hat's appearance varies a little from game to game, but the ability itself has pretty much stayed the same: pull out a bomb, throw it, BOOM! Careful, though—if you hang on to the bomb for too long, you'll go BOOM yourself!
— Trophy Description • Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Throw lots of bombs at your enemies!
— Kirby Battle Royale - Kirby's 25th Anniversary Copy Ability Poll
That pointed hat gives you the Bomb ability! You should use Bomb Dunk if you want to shock your foe!
— Knuckle Joe • Kirby Battle Royale
Throw bombs from a distance. The bigger the bomb, the longer the range of explosion.
— Official Kirby Battle Royale Website

In Other Languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
Japanese ボム Officially romanized to Bomb.
English Bomb
Traditional Chinese 炸弹 Translates to Bomb.
Korean Translates to Bomb.
German Bomben Translates to Bomb.
Dutch Bomb Same as English.
French Bombe Translates to Bomb.
Italian Granata Translates to Grenade.
Spanish Bomba Translates to Bomb.

Trivia

  • This Copy Ability's cap's original appearance is a specific reference to Poppy Bros. Jr.'s and Poppy Bros. Sr.'s attire.
  • This Copy Ability's original appearance may also be, like Sword, a reference to Link, because of the hat and the bomb itself. Link uses both swords and bombs, and wears a floppy cap in The Legend of Zelda series.
  • Bomb appeared in the trailer of Kirby GCN, having some qualities from previous Kirby games, like Bomb Drop. The ability has also shown a completely different hat unlike the previous Kirby games, which resembles an orange party hat with yellow stars. There was also a new Bomb enemy, which rode on a big ball around the size of a Golem. A similarly redesigned hat was introduced in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, which also redesigned the bombs to have blue star marks.
  • While there are Ice Bombs and Thunder Bombs, there are no Fire Bombs because the regular bomb already has the element of fire.
    • This is bypassed in Kirby Star Allies, where Bomb can be imbued with Sizzle. This is likely because Bomb no longer retains its fire properties.
  • In Kirby Fighters Deluxe, Bomb's rare hat allows Kirby to throw bombs covered in heart patterns. According to designer Kenichiro Kita, this design was chosen to appeal to girls.[1]
  • For Kirby's 25th Anniversary, Nintendo held a public poll asking which Copy Ability was the most popular, where the winner would be incorporated into the then-upcoming game Kirby: Battle Royale. In it, Bomb is erroneously labelled as debuting from Kirby's Adventure instead of Kirby Super Star.
  • Despite only being able to hold one bomb at a time, Bomb Dunk can set a bomb on multiple foes' heads.

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