The Designbombs from both games.
|First appearance||Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga (2003)|
|Latest appearance||Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions (2017)|
Designbombs, also referred to as Colorbombs, are a species of Bob-ombs used by the Beanish fashion designer Harhall in Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga and Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions. Unlike regular Bob-ombs, Designbombs lack fuses, instead having small propellers where their fuses should be, which they use to fly. Their explosions produce colors or shapes; because of this, Harhall uses them to color and design his clothing line in the minigame Splart.
Designbombs come in six varieties: three are solid colors (red, blue, or yellow), and three are white with a black pattern (checkered, spotted, or striped). Harhall refers to the latter three as the "checkered design", "polka-dot design", and "tropical design", respectively. In Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions, there are also unused green and white Designbombs present in the game's files. The colored Designbombs come out first, and after the Mario Bros. color the shirt, the patterned ones appear. The Mario Bros. have to make the exact shirt design specified by Harhall to convince him to give them his Beanstar piece.
If two or three colored Designbombs are used at once, the pattern is a combination of the colors: either purple, green, orange, or brown. Likewise, if multiple patterned Designbombs are used, the pattern ends up being a star. This makes 28 possible designs, and if the Mario Bros. make all of them, they are rewarded with Harhall's Pants.
Names in other languages
|Characters||Admiral Bobbery • Bobolink • Bob-omb (Paper Mario: The Origami King) • Bob-omb gang • Bob-omb Squad • Bob-omba • Bomberto • Bombette • Bruce • Bub • Fahr Outpost mayor • Fred • Gattai monster • General White • Gob • Goldbob • Jerry • King Bob-omb • Lucky • Master Crash • Mecha King Bob-omb • Nob • Pa-Patch • Proto Mecha King Bob-omb • Rob • Scarlette • Swob • Sylvia|
|Species and variants||Alarm Bob-omb • Black Pit Bob-Omb • Bob-omb • Bob-omb Buddy • Bob-omb Car • Bob-omb Fish • Bob-ulk • Bomb Bud • Bomb Net • Bomb Plant • Bulky Bob-omb • Buzz-Bomb • Chuckya • Dark Fawful Bomb • Designbomb • Dreamy Bob-omb • Fly Bomb • Giga Bob-omb • Glad Bob-omb • Glad Parabomb • Goombomb • Hanabihei • Kab-omb • King Bomb • Lethal Bob-omb • Lob-omb • Lob-omb R • Mega Bob-omb • Mezzo Bomb • Microbomb • Onpu Bomu • Paper Bob-omb • Paper Macho Bob-omb • Parabomb • Rob-omb • Shiny Bob-omb • Shroob-omb • Smell Bob-omb • Tail Bob-omb • Time Bob-omb|