Dark Fawful Bomb

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Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr's Journey Enemy
Dark Fawful Bomb
Location(s): Peach's Castle
Level: 26
HP: 316
POW: 312
DEF: 110
Experience: 0
Coins: 0
Item Drop: None - 0%
None - 0%
Fire: Normal
Jump: Normal
Hammer: Normal
Battled by: Bowser
Burn: 1x
Dizzy: 1x
Stat Down: 1x
Speed down: 1x
Bowser's Inside Story Enemy
Dark Fawful Bomb
Dark Fawful Bomb.gif
Location(s) Peach's Castle
Battled by Bowser
Level 32
HP 316 (474)
POW 312 (780)
DEF 110 (165)
SPEED 43 (65)
Fire Normal
Burn? Normal
Dizzy? Normal
Stat Down? Normal
KO? Normal
Experience 0
Coins 0 (0)
Item Drop --
  • 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.

Dark Fawful Bombs[1] are enemies that appear in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story and Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey. They are huge, purple Bob-ombs with an black stars on their bodies, with a large one with red eyes imprinted on their face, and a lit fuse. They rarely appear, but when they do, they always appear alongside two Fly Guy-like Dark Fawful Guys that carry them. They only appear in battles where at least one Naplock or Dark Trashure was present at the start, but not if any Dark Mechawfuls were in the battle (they will appear alongside Dark Mechawfuls in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey however, but only if Dark Trashures are present as well).

The Dark Fawful Guys appear with the Dark Fawful Bomb at the top of the screen, waiting for an opportunity to drop the bomb onto Bowser. If Bowser uses his vacuum ability, he can swallow the Dark Fawful Guys, meaning that Mario & Luigi must battle them. As they are so high in the air, however (they are seen on the upper screen and not the touch screen), the player must rapidly press X Button many times in a row. Without the Dark Fawful Guys supporting the weight of the Dark Fawful Bomb, it lands on the other enemies, creating a giant purple explosion that deals massive damage to them. If Bowser does not eliminate the Dark Fawful Guys, they eventually drop the Dark Fawful Bomb on top of him and cause massive damage.

Shroob-ombs from Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time bear a strong resemblance to Dark Fawful Bombs. They both are larger than normal Bob-ombs, both are purple, and both are carried by other enemies.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
German Finster-Krankbombe Dark Fawful Bomb
Italian Ghignobomba Oscura Dark Grin Bomb


  • It is the only big enemy that Bowser can fight that does not drop a Blitty.
  • It is also mistaken as "Bowser" in the game's coding, since it does not normally show up as a target.


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