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

Kab-ombs[1] are a variety of Bob-omb first appearing in New Super Mario Bros. A Kab-omb has an indigo 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, and lacks the wind-up key that a normal Bob-omb has. Kab-ombs can be taken out by jumping on them; however, if they are struck by fire, such as a fireball or volcanic debris, their fuses will become lit and they will turn red and chase Mario or Luigi 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. When a Kab-omb is used, it explodes in midair 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