Dark Fawful Bomb

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Dark Fawful Bomb
A Dark Fawful Bomb held by two Dark Fawful Guys
First appearance Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (2009)
Latest appearance Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey (2018)
Variant of Bob-omb

Dark Fawful Bombs[1] are enemies that appear in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and the remake, Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey. They are huge, purple Bob-ombs with a lit fuse and black stars on their bodies, including a large one with red eyes imprinted on their face. They are always accompanied by two Fly Guy-like Dark Fawful Guys that carry them, similar to Shroob-ombs and their Support Shroobs from Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time.

Dark Fawful Bombs make rare appearances in the taken-over Peach's Castle, only showing up in battles where at least one Naplock or Dark Trashure was present at the beginning; they will also appear alongside Dark Mechawfuls in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey, but only if Dark Trashures are present as well.


Dark Fawful Guys appear with the Dark Fawful Bomb at the top of the upper screen, waiting for an opportunity to drop the bomb onto Bowser. Bowser must uses his vacuum ability to swallow the Dark Fawful Guys, allowing Mario & Luigi to battle them; however, their height means that the player must rapidly press X Button more than usual. If Bowser does not eliminate the Dark Fawful Guys, they eventually drop the Dark Fawful Bomb on top of him and cause massive damage. Once the Dark Fawful Guys are inhaled, the Dark Fawful Bomb lands on the other enemies, creating a giant purple explosion that deals massive damage to them.


Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story Enemy
Dark Fawful Bomb
Dark Fawful Bomb.gif HP 316 (474) POW 312 (780) DEF 110 (165) SPEED 43 (65) Coins 0 (0)
Level 32 Fire Normal Burn? Normal Battled by Bowser Location(s) Peach's Castle
Dizzy? Normal Stat Down? Normal KO? Normal Experience 0 Item Drop --
Notice: The second set of numbers next to the enemy's HP, POW, DEF, SPEED and Coins are stat increases from the Challenge Medal accessory; a 50% increase for HP, DEF, SPEED and Coins earned, and a 150% increase for POW.

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

Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey Enemy
Dark Fawful Bomb
MLBISBJJDarkFawfulBomb.png HP: 316 POW: 312 DEF: 110 SPEED: 43 Experience: 0
Fire: Normal Jump: Normal Hammer: Normal Battled by: Bowser Coins: 0
Burn: 1x Dizzy: 1x Stat Down: 1x Speed down: 1x Item Drop: None - 0%
None - 0%
Level:           26 Location(s): Peach's Castle

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ダークゲラボム
Dark Gera Bomb
German Finster-Krankbombe Dark Fawful Bomb
Italian Ghignobomba Oscura Dark Grin Bomb


  • The Dark Fawful Bomb shows up as "Bowser" in the game's coding, likely because it does not normally register as an attackable target.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Prima's Official Premiere Edition game guide to Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story (approved by Nintendo)