Kirbycolors This article is about the Ice + Bomb Mix ability from Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. For the Mix ability made by mixing the same abilities in Kirby: Squeak Squad, see Ice Bomb.
As the snowman bomb, Kirby will detonate (causing no harm to himself) as soon as his fuse burns down or he touches someone.[1]
— Description • Nintendo Power (Volume #134)

Explosive Snowman[2] is a combination ability used in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards made by the combination of the Ice and Bomb abilities. Kirby can place an orbicular bomb above his head and cover himself with snow; the two round segments (the bomb and Kirby's body) make up the snowman. He is also able to walk around. After a short while, or when Kirby makes contact an enemy, the bomb will explode and leave Kirby immobilized for a few seconds with his top burnt. As the bomb explodes, the snow from the snowman blowing upwards can freeze airborne enemies. It is required to get a Crystal Shard in the first level of Aqua Star.

This ability is very similar to the Light Bulb ability, created by mixing Bomb and Spark.

Move Set

Move Controls Description Element
Transform B Kirby turns into a snowman with a fuse. He is free to walk around until B is pressed, time runs out, or an enemy is touched, then he will explode. He is unable to float while he is a snowman, but he can jump. Contact with the snow that appears when the snowman explodes can freeze opponents. None

Related Quotes

Kirby turns into a snowman that explodes on contact with enemies or after a few moments if no enemies touch him.
— Description • Official Strategy guide
Kirby is coated with snow, forming a snowman with a fuse burning at the top of his head. When the fuse burns out, he explodes, destroying nearby enemies and obstacles. Ice + bomb will also explode if Kirby runs and jumps into an enemy.
— Description • Official Strategy guide


  • Kirby somewhat resembles Chilly in this form.
  • In earlier versions of Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards, the Bomb and Ice combo ability was originally going to have Kirby surround himself in a sphere of ice before having it violently shatter around him. [3]


  1. Kirby's Rainbow Resort
  2. BradyGames guide
  3. YouTube