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First appearance New Super Mario Bros. (2006)
Latest appearance Mario Golf: World Tour (2014)
Variant of Bob-omb

The Kab-omb[1] is a variety of Bob-omb first appearing in New Super Mario Bros.. It has a black face just like a Bob-omb, except it has smaller circular eyes, big blue lips, and slightly smaller feet. It also has a green fringe around the bottom of its body. Kab-ombs can be taken out by jumping on them; however, if struck by fire, such as a fireball or volcanic debris, they will light their fuse and chase Mario at increased speeds for a few seconds, before jumping upwards and exploding into fireworks. The only stage they appear in is World 8-8 - a level featuring constant eruptions spewing Volcanic debris.

Kab-ombs make a reappearance as an item in Mario Golf: World Tour. It explodes in mid-air to drop the ball straight down.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese はなびボムへい[2]
Hanabi Bomuhei
Firework Bob-omb
German Kab-omb -
Italian Kab-omba Similar to Bob-omba, Bob-omb's Italian name


  1. ^ Nintendo Power New Super Mario Bros. guide, p. 11
  2. ^ New Super Mario Bros. Shogakukan book