Bomb Boo

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This article is about the explosive variant of the Boos. For the black-colored Boo with the same resemblance of a Bomb Boo, see Black Boo.
Bomb Boo
Artwork of a Bomb Boo from Dr. Mario World
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy (2007)
Latest appearance Dr. Mario World (2019)
Variant of Boo
“When they hit something, they go BOOM!”
Mailtoad, Super Mario Galaxy

Bomb Boos are an explosive, black-colored variety of the Boos that first appear in Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy 2. They later make a reappearance in the Mario & Luigi series during the Minion side modes.


Super Mario Galaxy[edit]

Mario swinging three Bomb Boos around at once
Bomb Boo Trading Card

In Super Mario Galaxy, Bomb Boos only appear in the Ghostly Galaxy during the missions Beware of Bouldergeist and Bouldergeist's Daredevil Run, where they are necessary to defeat Bouldergeist. Bomb Boos float lazily back and forth, exploding after some time, but they do move towards Mario or Luigi if either of the Bros. get close to them. If the player spins near one, Mario or Luigi will grab its tongue, and continuing to spin will swing the Boo around until it hits something or they eventually lose their grip.

Up to six Bomb Boos can be held at once. If the player holds it for too long, it will begin to flash red and explode soon after, damaging Mario or Luigi.

Super Mario Galaxy 2[edit]

Mario swinging a Bomb Boo in the Boss Blitz Galaxy

In Super Mario Galaxy 2, Bouldergeist re-appears, along with four other Super Mario Galaxy bosses, in the Boss Blitz Galaxy. Because of Bouldergeist's re-appearance, Bomb Boos make a comeback so Mario can damage the boss in the same way as he did in the previous game.

Mario & Luigi series[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions[edit]


Bomb Boos reappear in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions as both enemies and controllable units in the new Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser mode. Bomb Boos are flying troopers, and attack by running into enemies. Their special attack, Kaboom Blast, allows them to explode on an enemy. Bomb Boos are strong against Ice Snifits.

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey[edit]

Bomb Boos also reappear in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey, where they are both enemies and allies in the Bowser Jr.'s Journey mode. They serve the same role as they did in Minion Quest.

Dr. Mario World[edit]

Bomb Boo makes an appearance in Dr. Mario World as an assistant doctor. When the Bomb Boo has a skill level of 1, it will grant the player a 50% chance of having a half-full skill meter at the start of a stage and a 5% chance of receiving three extra capsules when the players amount of remaining capsuals equals three. As the Bomb Boo levels up, the percentages for each boost increases by 10% and 5% respectively, for a maximum of 90% and 25% at skill level 5.


Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions[edit]

  • Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser profile: A rare type of Boo that explodes! They are especially strong against Ice Snifits.

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey[edit]

  • Bowser Jr.'s Journey profile: A rare type of boo that goes kaBOOm! After exploding, they won't return until the next battle. Keep that in mind!

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ボムテレサ
Bomu Teresa
Bomb Boo
Spanish Boo bomba Bomb Boo
French Bomboo
From "bombe" (bomb) and Boo
Bomb Boo
German Bomben-Buu Huu Bomb Boo
Italian Boo Bomba Bomb Boo
Portuguese Bu Bomba Bomb Boo
Korean 폭탄부끄
Pocktan Bookk
Bomb Boo
Chinese 爆炸害羞幽靈
Bàozhà Hàixiūyōulíng
Zhàdàn Hàixiūyōulíng
Explosive Boo

Bomb Boo