Bowser Bomb (move)

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"Slip Bomb" redirects here. For information about Samus's custom special move, see Samus Aran § Bomb.

Bowser Bomb is a move that is used by Bowser and Giga Bowser in the Super Smash Bros. series. It is based on one of Bowser's attacks in Super Mario Bros. 3, in which he slams where Mario or Luigi is standing. Bowser also performs a similar move in Super Princess Peach.


Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Giga Bowser uses Bowser Bomb against Ganondorf.
Giga Bowser's Bowser Bomb in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

The move is executed by pressing Down + B Button. When performing the move, Bowser (or Giga Bowser) smashes down on the ground (jumping forward diagonally first if initiated on land), damaging any opponents under him and launching them into the air. The shock wave upon landing can also deal damage to nearby fighters, but its range is often limited.

Whenever the attack hits, it features freeze frame properties that can potentially mess up the timing of opposing fighters who try to counter it. However, the freeze frame properties are not present in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, while in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U, and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, only Bowser's Bowser Bomb has freeze frame properties; Giga Bowser does not receive freeze frames for his version of Bowser Bomb.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii U have two new variations of the move, which can only be used by Bowser; Giga Bowser can only use the default Bowser Bomb: Turbulent Bomb (known as Turbulence Bomb in British English) pushes back opponents near Bowser as he lands, in exchange for less damage and knockback; Slip Bomb trips any opponents near Bowser as he lands, in exchange for slightly less damage.

Mini Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge[edit]

Bowser Bomb is also Mini Bowser's special ability in Mini Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge. It is automatically performed whenever the toy walks off a platform or a ledge, and it can destroy rows of Rock blocks encountered underneath. This grants Mini Bowser access to areas other Minis cannot reach. The move needs to be executed in Level 10 to access Mini Bowser's assigned amiibo Door by destroying a Rock-filled gap that leads to it. The door leads to Mini Bowser's set of levels, Fire Ride Fortress, which makes extensive use of this ability.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese クッパドロップ
Kuppa Doroppu
Bowser Drop
Italian Bomba Bowser
Schianto Bowser (Mini Mario & Friends: amiibo Challenge)
Bowser bomb
Bowser Slam
Spanish Bomba Bowser Bowser bomb