Big Bob

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Big bomb cannon
The big bomb cannon, ready to fire
The Big Bob in the Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door remake
Big Bob in the remake
“Hut! Leave it to me! Now, men! You know the drill! Load Big Bob!”
General White, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (Nintendo Switch)

Big Bob (originally known as the big bomb cannon) is a cannon that appears in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. It is located in Fahr Outpost under a huge underground chamber. The name "Big Bob" is a wordplay on "Bob-omb," as the cannon is loaded with a large number of Bob-ombs and fired with a powerful explosion, as well as "Big Bertha," a famous large artillery model. When Mario goes there in hopes of finding a way to the Moon, he is informed that he must seek out Goldbob to gain permission to use the cannon and General White to have him operate it if he wishes to use the cannon. After he locates them, Mario speaks to the Fahr Outpost mayor once more, and Big Bob is activated. A hatch underneath Mario and his partner opens to load them into the barrel, and then numerous Bob-ombs are loaded into a chamber. After Mario is shot towards the Moon, all of the Bob-ombs parachute back down.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ビッグ・ボム[1]
Biggu Bomu
Big Bomb

French Big Boum[2]
Big Boom
German Großen Kanone
Big Cannon
Italian Grande Boom[3]
Big Boom
Spanish Gran Cañón
Grand Cannon


  1. ^ ホワイトしょうぐん!
    ビッグ・ボムの じゅんびは よいかね?
    」— Fahr Outpost mayor, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (Japanese)
  2. ^ «Général Blanc! Big Boum est prêt?» — Fahr Outpost mayor, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (French)
  3. ^ «Generale Bucaneve, a che punto sono i preparativi del Grande Boom?» — Fahr Outpost mayor, Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door (Italian)