Bomb (The Legend of Zelda)

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This article is about the special attack used by Link, Toon Link, and Young Link in the Super Smash Bros. series. For other uses of the term "bomb", see Bomb.

The Bomb is Link's, Toon Link's, and Young Link's down special move throughout the Super Smash Bros. series, and based on the item recurring throughout The Legend of Zelda series. When used, the character pulls a bomb out that can then be thrown at other characters to do damage, exploding on impact. Like other explosives, the bombs also deals damage to the holder; it can also be caught and thrown by opponents, or detonate in the player's hands. In addition, the explosion from Young Link's bombs can hit multiple times, and Toon Link's bombs have a larger blast radius. The player cannot use the move while holding another item, as the bombs count as an item.

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, this move has two customizable variations for both Link and Toon Link. The first of Link's is Giant Bomb, which gives Link a larger bomb that deals more damage and has a larger blast radius, but does not automatically explode upon impact. The second is Meteor Bomb, which lessens the time that the bomb will explode and weakens it, but gives it a meteor smash property. Toon Link's first variant is Time Bomb, which does not detonate on impact, deal as much damage, nor fly as far when thrown, but increases the explosion's knockback. The second variant is Short-Fuse Bomb, which explodes more quickly but deals more damage, has a larger blast radius, and launches opponents up.

In Super Smash Bros. and Super Smash Bros. Melee, the bombs used by Link and Young Link are based on the ones from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl onward, however, the bombs used by Link are based on the ones from The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess, while Toon Link's are the ones from The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, even using the more cartoony-stylized explosion.