Shroob-omb

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Partners in Time Enemy
Shroob-omb
Shroobomb.gif
A Shroob-omb carried by three Support Shroobs.
Location(s) Star Hill
HP 3312 (9999)
Power 95 (148)
Defense 95
Speed 23
Experience 0
Coins 1
Related Commander Shroob, Support Shroob
Notice Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese and European versions of the game if they differ from the original American stats.[1]

A Shroob-omb is a massive purple Shroob Bob-omb used by the Support Shroobs in Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time. The Support Shroobs toss the Shroob-omb at the Mario Bros., which causes a large explosion that cannot be avoided. After the explosion, another Shroob-omb is dropped into the battlefield by a Shroob UFO. Shroob-ombs have extremely high defense; they are programmed to take one damage from any attack. However, if the player does destroy it, the Support Shroobs stop attacking until at least two of the Shroobs are defeated. A Shroob-omb then appears on-screen and either rolls towards the Mario Bros. or the Commander Shroob, as if the Shroob-omb was never destroyed in the first place. Additionally, if the Mario Bros. manage to destroy more than one Shroob-omb, the game awards the Mario Bros. for destroying only one (that is, the brothers will receive 0 Experience and 1 Coin for their efforts).[1]

Three Support Shroobs are needed to lift one Shroob-omb effectively. If one Shroob is defeated, the two remaining Support Shroobs flash red under the stress. After a second Support Shroob is defeated, the Shroob-omb crushes the remaining Shroob, and the Shroob-omb rolls off, either into the Mario Bros. (if the back Support Shroob remained) or Commander Shroob (if the front one remained). The middle one is random. If, however, all three or the remaining two are defeated at the same time, the Shroob-omb falls to the ground and explodes harmlessly.

Dark Fawful Bombs from Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story bear a strong resemblance to Shroob-ombs. They both are larger than normal Bob-ombs, both are purple, and both are carried by other enemies. Shroob-ombs bear a resemblance to Bob-ulks from Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ゲドンコボム
gedonko bomu
Shroob Bomb
Spanish Shroob-omb -
German Shroob-omb portmanteau of "Shroob" and "Bob-Omb"

Trivia[edit]

  • In the Japanese and European versions of the game, the Shroob-omb has the highest amount of HP of any enemy in the game, including the Elder Princess Shroob.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c TMK Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time Enemy Guide. Some stats were changed from the original American version of the game to the Japanese and European versions.