|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|
- 1 Games
- 1.1 Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra
- 1.2 Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
- 1.3 Kirby Air Ride
- 1.4 Kirby & The Amazing Mirror and Kirby: Squeak Squad
- 1.5 Kirby's Return to Dream Land
- 1.6 Kirby: Triple Deluxe, Kirby Fighters Deluxe, and Kirby: Planet Robobot
- 1.7 Kirby Battle Royale
- 1.8 Kirby Star Allies
- 1.9 Kirby Fighters 2
- 2 Damage
- 3 In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
- 4 In the Super Smash Bros. series
- 5 Flavor Texts
- 6 Related Quotes
- 7 In Other Languages
- 8 Trivia
- 9 Videos
- 10 Artwork
- 11 Concept Artwork
- 12 Gallery
- 13 Sprites and Models
- 14 Other Ability Icons
- 15 External Links
- 16 References
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.
|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)|
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.
|Bomb||Kirby throws a bomb by pressing B. Holding B allows Kirby to throw the bomb farther.|
|Burning + Bomb
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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
|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.|
|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.|
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.
|Ready Bomb||B||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||+ B||Kirby throws his bomb, which follows a ballistic trajectory.||Sizzle|
|Target Throw||+ ↑/↓ + B||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||+ ↓ + A||Kirby slides with a timed bomb in front of him.||Sizzle|
|Bomb Set||↓ + B||Kirby places a timed bomb in front of him.||Sizzle|
|Straight Throw||+ →→ + B||Kirby throws a bomb straight forward.||Sizzle|
|Ice Bomb||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|
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.
|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|
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.
|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|
|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|
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.
|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)|
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.
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.|
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.
Any invincibility granted by a move is only present when fighting bosses that aren't Shadow Kirby.
|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|
|Straight Throw/Bomb Bowl||16||32||15|
|Bomb Set||16 (bomb), 26 (explosion only)||16 (bomb), 28 (explosion only)||13|
|“||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.
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.
Bomb, along with Fighter, is the third most frequently used Copy Ability, with six appearances.
- Kirby Takes the Cake
- A Half-Baked Battle
- Right Hand Robot
- Mumbies Madness
- A Sunsational Surprise / A Sunsational Puzzle
- Fright to the Finish / Fight to the Finish
In the Super Smash Bros. series
|Blast your enemies to bits! Take accurate aim and throw carefully. Your throw will be controlled by Y.|
|Use B to pull out a bomb, and press B again to throw it. Move the +Control Pad to change where to throw it.|
|HOLD! THROW!! BOOM!!|
|Grab a bomb and hold the button to set the throw angle. Toss it and it'll go Ka-BOOM!|
|Prep a huge bomb, aim it, and--KA-BOOM! Get above your enemies and boom, boom, boom! Bowl a perfect BOOM!|
|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!|
|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!|
|Throw a bomb and blow your foes away! A great ability for attacking from afar.|
|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!|
|“||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||Officially romanized to Bomb.|
|Traditional Chinese||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.|
- 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.
- Even more, in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra, Kirby holds, drops, and throws bombs in exactly the same manner as Link in A Link to the Past, Link's Awakening, and Ocarina of Time.
- Similar to Link, Kirby can also hurt himself with said bombs, but in the latter's case, he can only do so if he is still holding onto one.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.