Dark Fawful Bomb

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Bowser's Inside Story Enemy
Dark Fawful Bomb
Dark Fawful Bomb.gif
Location(s) Princess Peach's Castle
Battled by Bowser
Level 32
HP 316/474
Power 312/780
Defense 110/165
Speed 43/65
Fire Immune
Burn? Immune
Dizzy? Immune
Stat Down? Immune
KO? Immune
Experience 0
Coins 0
Item Drop Mushroom
Related Fawful Bomb, Dark Fawful Guy, Dark Fawful, Bob-omb, Dark Star, Shroob-omb
  • The second set of numbers next to the enemy's HP, POW, DEF, SPEED and Coins are stat increases from the Challenge Medal accessory; a 50% increase for HP, DEF, SPEED and Coins earned, and a 150% increase for POW.

Dark Fawful Bombs[1] are enemies that appear in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story. They are huge, purple Bob-ombs with an imprinted black star on their face and a lit fuse. They rarely appear, but when they do, they always appear alongside two Dark Fawful Guys that carry them. They only appear in battles where at least one Naplock or Dark Trashure was present at the start, but not if any Dark Mechawfuls were in the battle.

The Dark Fawful Guys appear with the Dark Fawful Bomb at the top of the screen, waiting for an opportunity to drop the bomb onto Bowser. If Bowser uses his vacuum ability, he can swallow the Dark Fawful Guys, meaning that Mario & Luigi must battle them. As they are so high in the air, however (they are seen on the upper screen and not the touch screen), the player must rapidly press X Button many times in a row. Without the Dark Fawful Guys supporting the weight of the Dark Fawful Bomb, it lands on the other enemies, creating a giant purple explosion that deals massive damage to them. If Bowser does not eliminate the Dark Fawful Guys, they eventually drop the Dark Fawful Bomb on top of him and cause massive damage.


  • It is the only big enemy that Bowser can fight that does not drop a Blitty.
  • It is also mistaken as "Bowser" in the game's coding. That's because they never made Dark Fawful Bombs show up as a target (except if Bowser uses a the Vaccum command).
  • In Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time, there is an enemy that aids Commander Shroob called a Shroob-omb that is very similar to a Dark Fawful Bomb.


  1. ^ Prima's Official Premiere Edition game guide to Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (approved by Nintendo)