King Bob-omb

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Not to be confused with King Bomb or Big Bully, also referred to as Bomb King.
King Bob-omb
In-game artwork of King Bob-omb from Dr. Mario World
Species Bob-omb
First appearance Super Mario 64 (1996)
Latest appearance The Super Mario Bros. Movie (2023)
“I'm the Big Bob-omb, lord of all blasting matter, king of ka-booms the world over! How dare you scale my mountain? By what right to do you set foot on my imperial mountaintop? You may have eluded my guards, but you'll never escape my grasp... And you'll never take away my Power Star. I hereby challenge you, Mario! If you want the Star I hold, you must prove yourself in battle. Can you pick me up from the back and hurl me to this royal turf? I think that you cannot!”
King Bob-omb, Super Mario 64

King Bob-omb (formerly known as the Big Bob-omb) is the king of the Bob-ombs who debuted in Super Mario 64, being the first boss fought in that game and its remake. Guarding the Power Star, which Bowser entrusted him with, he does not give it up without fighting the player. After his debut, King Bob-omb became a recurring boss in later games, specifically spinoff games such as Mario Party 9 and Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam. King Bob-omb, like other certain bosses, takes pride in his royal status.


Super Mario 64 / Super Mario 64 DS[edit]

Mario and King Bob-omb dueling on Bob-omb Battlefield.
The Big Bob-omb fighting Mario
Big Bob-omb from Super Mario 64 DS
The Big Bob-omb's game model from Super Mario 64 DS

In Super Mario 64, the Big Bob-omb, also named Bomb King[1] or King Bob-Omb,[2] is found at the top of the mountain on the Bob-omb Battlefield. Mario merely has to run around to the back of him, pick him up, and toss him three times. If Mario runs into the Big Bob-omb after tossing him but before he gets back up, the former will take damage, likely to prevent the player from picking the king back up immediately. After the third throw, the Big Bob-omb will give up the Power Star. If he is thrown off the mountain or baited into walking off, he accuses Mario of cheating and the battle starts over. After Mario defeats him, the Bob-omb Buddy at the beginning of the level will express gratitude and note that the Big Bob-omb is now "just a big dud," in other words, defeated.

In the remake, Super Mario 64 DS, the Big Bob-omb is fought twice. The first time, he is encountered while the player is Yoshi. Instead of picking him up, Yoshi has to grab the Bob-ombs thrown at him with his tongue and spit them back at him before they explode in Yoshi's mouth. Yoshi can also lead a Bob-omb to explode next to him; if the player is one of the other three player characters or wearing their caps, the original method from Super Mario 64 can also be used. After being hit by three Bob-ombs, the Big Bob-omb is defeated. The second time, he can be defeated only by one of the three unlocked heroes using the same strategy as in Super Mario 64. If the first mission is played as Mario, Luigi, or Wario, the Big Bob-omb says something different for each of them at the start and the end of the battle, relating to their mustaches; in the fourth mission, he uses identical dialogue for all characters. If the player touches him as he is knocked down, they will take damage. He also received a slight redesign, being given large white gloves and pointed shoes aside from the yellow spheres he had in earlier iterations. He retains this look in every subsequent appearance aside from Mario Party Advance, which ignores Super Mario 64 DS's redesigns in general.

Mario Party series[edit]

Mario Party 2[edit]

Statue of King Bob-omb
The Big Bob-omb statue in Mario Party 2

In Mario Party 2, a statue of Big Bob-omb appears in the background of Mystery Land, stuck in a sinkhole.

Mario Party 5 / Mario Party: The Top 100[edit]

Two King Bob-ombs make an appearance in the minigame Defuse or Lose in Mario Party 5 and Mario Party: The Top 100, the former game being the first game to name them "King Bob-omb." The players have to defuse wires leading to each by Ground Pounding them. If a wire reaches one, it will explode, making the team that it exploded on lose. A tie can also happen if they both explode at the same time.

Mario Party Advance[edit]

Big Bob-omb in Mario Party Advance.

Big Bob-omb makes another appearance in Mario Party Advance. He is the leader of the Bob-omb gang which protects Shroom City, and lives in the basement of Mushroom Condo. When the player encounters him, he is sitting on a throne with two Bob-ombs next to him. He then challenges the player to the dice game, where the player and Big Bob-omb roll dice blocks, and the one with the higher number three times wins. If the player wins, they get the Gaddget Stress Press. The ending states that he retired and moved to the jungle, and Bob-omb becomes his replacement.

Mario Party 8[edit]

Two Big Bob-ombs make a reappearance in the Mario Party 8 minigame You're the Bob-omb. One of them blows up when the correct wire is detonated, causing the player whose Big Bob-omb is connected to it to lose the minigame. Both can also blow up or not blow up, resulting in a tie.

Mario Party 9[edit]

Bombard King Bob-omb
King Bob-omb in his boss minigame Bombard King Bob-omb of Mario Party 9

In Mario Party 9, King Bob-omb (Big Bob-omb in the British English version) is the stage boss of Bob-omb Factory. He appears in the minigame Bombard King Bob-omb, where four players have to throw Bob-ombs at him. He only attacks back when his health is half depleted and if two or more players choose the same bomb, and those players lose a point.

Mario Party: Island Tour[edit]

King Bob-omb next appears in Mario Party: Island Tour as the fourth boss of the Bowser's Tower mode (being faced off against on the twentieth floor). His boss minigame is King Bob-omb's Court of Chaos.

Mario Party: Star Rush[edit]

King Bob-omb reappears in Mario Party: Star Rush once again as a boss in the minigame King Bob-omb's Boom D'état. To defeat him, players must fire bombs at him by loading them into the cannons on the platform until his health is fully depleted.

Super Mario Party[edit]

Gold Rush Mine
King Bob-omb on his board from Super Mario Party

King Bob-omb appears in Super Mario Party on the board, King Bob-omb's Powderkeg Mine. If any players land on an Event Space, a countdown will tick down. If the countdown reaches 0, King Bob-omb will explode, causing any player around him to lose half of their coins. After the explosion, King Bob-omb will return, and the countdown restarts. Unlike previous Mario Party installments, here King Bob-omb's voice reuses voice clips from older games such as Super Mario 64. In the Partner Party version of the board, Gold Rush Mine, the spaces which trigger the countdown are completely random each round and are not labeled, so landing anywhere within the vicinity of King Bob-omb has the chance to trigger a countdown and/or explosion.

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

Sticker of King Bob-omb from Mario Party Superstars
King Bob-omb's sticker

Although King Bob-omb himself does not appear in Mario Party Superstars, a sticker of him does.

Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart DS[edit]

In Mario Kart DS, Big Bob-omb is a boss in Mission Mode. Similar to Super Mario 64 DS, the player has to pick up Bob-ombs and throw them at him three times to defeat him. However, his move set is altered to fit Mario Kart DS. He is battled in Mission 5, and Wario is the playable character.

Mario Kart Arcade GP DX[edit]

King Bob-omb in Bowser's Factory
King Bob-omb in Bowser's Factory

In Mario Kart Arcade GP DX, King Bob-omb is a non-playable character and appears in the Bowser's Factory course.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

King Bob-omb throwing a Green Shell at Mario on DS Airship Fortress in Mario Kart Tour
King Bob-omb throwing a Green Shell at Mario in Mario Kart Tour

King Bob-omb appears in Mario Kart Tour as a High-End driver. He first appeared as the opponent in the Vs. Mega challenge of the Dry Bones Cup in the Wild West Tour, in a similar vein to Hammer Bro and Nabbit's debuts in the Baby Rosalina Tour and the 2020 Exploration Tour, respectively. He uses a brand new item called the Giga Bob-omb as his special item throughout the race. He became playable in the Pirate Tour, marking his playable debut in the Mario Kart series and the Super Mario franchise in general. Starting with the Rosalina Tour, King Bob-omb became a regular High-End driver. The 2021 Ninja Tour introduced a gold variant of King Bob-omb with silver eyes and a silver crown, named King Bob-omb (Gold), which is also classified as a High-End, but utilizes the Coin Box as his special item.

King Bob-omb is the selected driver for Berlin Byways 2's Smash Small Dry Bones challenge.

Mario no Bōken Land[edit]

King Bob-omb
King Bob-omb in Mario no Bōken Land

King Bob-omb appears in the manga adaptation of Super Mario 64 portion of Mario no Bōken Land. In it, Donkey Kong is added to Mario's journey to save Princess Peach from the original game, and the two fight and defeat King Bob-omb.

Mario Golf series[edit]

Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour[edit]

The Big Bob-omb appears in Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour on a golf course in Peach's Castle Grounds. Hitting him causes him to get up and flee from the course instead of exploding. In Ring Attack, the golfer must hit a ring that is circling him to complete the hole successfully. The name "Big Bob-omb" can also appear on the leaderboard.

Mario Golf: World Tour[edit]

While King Bob-omb himself does not appear in Mario Golf: World Tour, one of the names that can appear on the tournament scoreboard is "King Bob-omb".

Mario Golf: Super Rush[edit]

After the game's reveal, King Bob-omb was accidentally leaked to appear as a playable character in Mario Golf: Super Rush on the game's official website.[3] He was later officially revealed in the overview trailer released on May 17, 2021. He has a Stamina of 12 and a Speed of 3. His Special Shot is Bob-ombs Away and his Special Dash is Kaboom Dash.

Mario Baseball series[edit]

In the Mario Baseball series, King Bob-omb is an item in Bob-omb Derby in both Mario Superstar Baseball and Mario Super Sluggers. When a player smacks and get a homerun with him, he causes large fireworks and around 400-500 points for the player. Additionally, Mario Super Sluggers features King Bob-omb as a stage obstacle on the Bowser Castle stadium, where he throws Bob-ombs down onto the field. He rides a vehicle similar to the Koopa Clown Car, and can interfere with the player's hit.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

In the Super Smash Bros. series, there are a few collectible items of King Bob-omb. In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS, there is a trophy of King Bob-omb, and in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, there is a spirit of him. The spirit battle takes place on Peach's Castle, and features Kirby with a dark recolor and bright yellow eyes, made to resemble King Bob-omb. He can also be summoned using a Shake King and Bob-omb core.

Mario & Luigi series[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam[edit]

King Bob-omb
King Bob-omb in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam.

King Bob-omb appears in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam as the boss of Mount Brrr, making his official Mario & Luigi series debut and first appearance in an RPG overall. He is placed in charge of the paper terrain operation on Mount Brrr, and retains his voice clips and regal demeanor from Super Mario 64. When King Bob-omb finds that the Mario Bros. have discovered his operations, he threatens to self-destruct, forcing the trio to battle him.

King Bob-omb's boss fight is unique in that it involves a countdown timer, similar to Pi'illodium's self-destruct timer from Mario & Luigi: Dream Team, being set at four minutes (three minutes in the Battle Ring). If King Bob-omb is not defeated within time limit, he explodes and deals devastating amounts of damage to each Bro nine times, enough to potentially cause a Game Over if Emergency Block isn't used. If at least one Bro survives the explosion, the battle is won, but players will not earn any of the associated rewards for doing so.

King Bob-omb attacks by throwing Bob-ombs at the trio which if stomped on will turn around and damage him back, attempting to pick up Mario or Luigi before throwing them at Paper Mario which can be prevented by hammering his hand right as the bro is about to be picked up, or by rallying a large red bomb at Mario, Luigi and Paper Mario in a sequence which is knocked back with the hammer. If the trio successfully counter the red bomb rally, King Bob-omb's timer will be set back by a minute, to King Bob-omb's shock; most likely due to his unbalanced state afterward. All of King Bob-omb's attacks have a high chance to give a Dizzy status if not counter-attacked. Due to the timer in the battle, Boo Biscuits cannot be used; due to his crown, he is immune to Jump attacks and certain Bros. Attacks, such as Rocket Blast or the second half of Mega Thwonk.

King Bob-omb retains all of his attacks from Super Mario 64; throwing Bob-ombs as well as picking up and throwing one of the Bros. His only new attack is the red bomb rally. Additionally, he is one of the few bosses in the game to not feature a chase attack in his moveset.

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

King Bob-omb appears as a boss in the Bowser Jr.'s Journey mode in Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey. He is a ranged enemy, attacking by throwing Bob-ombs, and his Special Skill is Rain of Pain. He is battled in two levels, firstly in The Power of Junior, where he is Captain Goomba's "game-changer", and is battled with Captain Goomba, Captain Shy Guy, Captain Boo, and Captain Koopa Troopa. He must be defeated in under 90 seconds, otherwise he will self-destruct and instantly defeat all allies.

King Bob-omb also appears in the post-game level A Mighty Melee where he is fought in the first and third rounds. In the first round, he must be defeated in under 60 seconds, and in the third round, he fights alongside Broque Madame and must be defeated in under 90 seconds. During this level, his special skills cannot be denied much like a Malatone Formula:X-infected enemy, despite not being infected himself.

Dr. Mario World[edit]

King Bob-omb appears as an assistant in Dr. Mario World, though unlike most assistants, he is obtained solely through winning battle boxes in the game's versus mode (in a similar vein to Banzai Bill), where he can be obtained starting from Tier 3 onwards. In stage mode, he grants a chance that two viruses are eliminated when starting a stage, but won't completely eliminate any that requires multiple hits to be eliminated, such as floatie viruses. In versus mode, he grants a chance that the doctor's attack sends an extra row of viruses to the opponent's side of the field.

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope[edit]

While King Bob-omb himself does not appear in Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope, in The Last Spark Hunter DLC, Kanya created two robot models after his likeness (albeit with Rabbid ears), Mecha King Bob-omb and its prototype, Proto Mecha King Bob-omb.

The Super Mario Bros. Movie[edit]

Screenshot of King Bob-omb from The Super Mario Bros. Movie
King Bob-omb with his fuse lit in The Super Mario Bros. Movie.

King Bob-omb appears in The Super Mario Bros. Movie along with King Boo as one of the guests at Bowser and Peach's wedding. He falls asleep a few seconds in, even during the ruckus created by Ice Peach. To then disperse the various minions surrounding her, Peach burns a spear and tosses it at King Bob-omb, igniting his fuse, waking him up. Everyone runs in fear, while King Bob-omb starts panicking, only to sigh before exploding. The explosion he causes hurts Peach, making her lose her ice form in the process.

Other appearances[edit]

Artwork of Bomu Nosuke from Trade & Battle: Card Hero.Artwork of Bomu Kingu from Kousoku Card Battle: Card Hero.
Bomu Kingu from Trade & Battle: Card Hero (left) and Kousoku Card Battle: Card Hero (right)

King Bob-omb is potentially the basis for ボムノスケ (Bomu Nosuke), one of the collectible monsters in Trade & Battle: Card Hero. In the sequel Kousoku Card Battle: Card Hero, it was given a redesign that strengthens their similarities. It was also directly renamed ボムキング (Bomu Kingu, "Bomb King") in this title, the same Japanese name for King Bob-omb. It is the leveled-up form of a smaller red bomb monster named ボムゾウ (Bomu Zou). It uses a self-destructive attack that causes heavy damage.

General information[edit]

Physical appearance[edit]

King Bob-omb has a large, circular, explosive body. The color of his body is black just like in the first games, but is sometimes shown in a dark purple tint like in Mario Party Advance. His large eyes and body shape are identical to a Bob-omb's, although he has no visible wind-up keys or fuses (as he wears a large bejeweled crown), and he has a large white mustache. Originally, he was depicted with yellow spheres as hands and smooth shoes, but this was changed to white mittens and pointed shoes and he has retained this appearance from Super Mario 64 DS onward. His method of attack, which involves throwing his opponents, is like that of Chuckya, an enemy similar in appearance; he is also defeated in a very similar way. In his artwork for Mario Party: Star Rush, King Bob-omb has visible scratches on his body. In The Super Mario Bros. Movie, King Bob-omb has a more visible fuse peeking out of his crown, unlike in the games.


King Bob-omb is an antagonist, but acts in a regal, gentleman-like manner and is not afraid to admit defeat and compliment the player in Super Mario 64. He even briefly gives tips on how to defeat Bowser and reselect completed missions, and Mario Party Advance implies that he actually leads the society of the Bob-omb Mafia to protect Shroom City. In Super Mario 64 DS only, he is very critical and patronizing towards everyone he believes is of lower class. He, along with Chief Chilly, is proud of his mustache, leading him to act condescending to those without a mustache or to criticize mustaches he sees as inferior. He even seems to equate mustaches with strength, claiming that the bare-faced Yoshi has no chance against him. When he returns in Big Bob-omb's Revenge, he mentions that he has restyled his mustache, as though this could assist him. Also, despite insulting Mario and Luigi for having inferior mustaches, he seems to view Wario's mustache as dignified.

In Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam, King Bob-omb retains the regal aspect of his personality, but is now more stolid, using as few words as possible. He acts like a perfectionist, going as far as to initiate his own self-destruction to protect the secrets of his operation. He still believes in mustaches as signs of power, with his incredulity upon defeat only sated when he realizes that the Bros. also sport fine mustaches of their own.

Profiles and statistics[edit]

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

King Bob-omb
Category: Series Related
How to unlock:
Have a total high score of over 2000000 between all fighters in Target Blast.
The Bob-ombs are soldiers, and King Bob-omb is their general. Not only does he have a magnificent mustache, a shiny crown, and no key in his back, he also has two arms perfect for winding up his Bob-omb troops. Someone has to do that, right? (American English)
The ruler of all Bob-ombs. What makes him different from his explosive subjects is his size, his moustache and the fact that he has a crown. He also doesn't have a wind-up key on his back. Instead, he's got two arms, which he presumably uses to wind up his subjects. ...And now you know who does that job! (British English)

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

#66 King Bob-omb
Artwork of King Bob-omb in Super Mario Party. Series/game Super Mario Series
Type Primary
Slots 1
Class Advanced
Strength / effect(s) Attack
Throw Power ↑
How to obtain Summoned with a Shake King and Bob-omb core; Spirit Board
Spirit battle Opponent(s) Giant Kirby
Conditions Rule: Item: Bob-omb
  • The enemy is giant
  • The enemy is easily distracted by items
Stage Peach's Castle
Song Main Theme - Super Mario 64 (original)

Mario & Luigi series[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam enemy
King Bob-omb
King Bob-omb in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam. HP 1744 POW 273 (240) Defense 259 (200) Speed 198
Role Boss Type Spiny Weakness None Location(s) Mount Brrr
Level 32 Experience 5500 (5545) Coins 990 Item drop None - 0%
Ironclad Wear - 100%
Notice: Stats in parentheses are from the game's Easy Mode.
Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam enemy
King Bob-omb (Boss Battle Ring)
King Bob-omb in Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam. HP 2312 POW 442 (400) Defense 385 (300) Speed 285
Role Battle Ring boss Type Spiny Weakness None Location(s) Arcade
Level 42 Experience 0 (0) Coins 0 Item drop None - 0%
None - 0%
Notice: Stats in parentheses are from the game's Easy Mode.

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

  • Bowser Jr.'s Journey profile: King of the Bob-ombs! He has a very sturdy frame and is strict about timeliness.

Dr. Mario World[edit]

  • Stage mode: Grants 30%/40%/50%/60%/80% chance viruses (2) will be eliminated on stage start.
  • Stage mode (Prior to version 2.3.0): Grants 5%/10%/15%/20%/25% chance viruses (2) will be eliminated on stage start.
  • Versus mode: If you send viruses to your opponent, grants 4%/8%/12%/16%/20% chance of sending an extra row.

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

King Bob-omb[edit]

  • Mario Kart Tour Twitter: King Bob-omb is here, sporting a magnificent mustache and glittering crown in #MarioKartTour. Speaking of which, the Silver Bullet Blaster is shiny enough to see your reflection in. If you spot a glint in your rear-view mirror, it may just be the king himself![4]

King Bob-omb (Gold)[edit]

  • Mario Kart Tour Twitter: Gold here, gold there, gold everywhere! King Bob-omb (Gold) debuts, along with the comeback of other gold drivers. The Gold Pipe is available for a limited time, and starts today in #MarioKartTour![5]

List of appearances[edit]

# Title Role Release date Format

1 Super Mario 64 Boss Japan:
June 23, 1996
Nintendo 64
2 Mario Party 2 Non-playable character Japan:
December 17, 1999
Nintendo 64
3 Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour Non-playable character North America:
July 28, 2003
Nintendo GameCube
4 Mario Party 5 Non-playable character North America:
November 11, 2003
Nintendo GameCube
5 Super Mario 64 DS Boss North America:
November 21, 2004
Nintendo DS
6 Mario Party Advance Non-playable character Japan:
January 13, 2005
Game Boy Advance
7 Mario Superstar Baseball Non-playable character Japan:
July 21, 2005
Nintendo GameCube
8 Mario Kart DS Boss North America:
November 14, 2005
Nintendo DS
9 Mario Party 8 Non-playable character North America:
May 29, 2007
10 Mario Super Sluggers Non-playable character Japan:
June 19, 2008
11 Mario Party 9 Boss Europe:
March 2, 2012
12 Mario Kart Arcade GP DX Non-playable character Japan:
July 25, 2013
13 Mario Party: Island Tour Boss North America:
November 22, 2013
Nintendo 3DS
14 Mario Golf: World Tour Name mentioned Japan:
May 1, 2014
Nintendo 3DS
15 Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS Trophy Japan:
September 13, 2014
Nintendo 3DS
16 Mario & Luigi: Paper Jam Boss Japan:
December 3, 2015
Nintendo 3DS
17 Minecraft: Wii U Edition 3D pixel art in the Super Mario Mash-up world Japan:
December 17, 2016
Wii U
18 Mario Party: Star Rush Boss Europe:
October 7, 2016
Nintendo 3DS
19 Minecraft: Nintendo Switch Edition 3D pixel art in the Super Mario Mash-up world North America:
May 11, 2017
Nintendo Switch
20 Mario Party: The Top 100 Non-playable character North America:
November 10, 2017
Nintendo 3DS
21 Minecraft: New Nintendo 3DS Edition 3D pixel art in the Super Mario Mash-up world North America:
September 13, 2017
New Nintendo 3DS
22 Minecraft: Bedrock Edition 3D pixel art in the Super Mario Mash-up world North America:
June 21, 2018
Nintendo Switch
23 Super Mario Party Non-playable character Japan:
October 5, 2018
Nintendo Switch
24 Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Spirit Worldwide:
December 7, 2018
Nintendo Switch
25 Mario & Luigi: Bowser's Inside Story + Bowser Jr.'s Journey Boss Japan:
December 27, 2018
Nintendo 3DS
26 Dr. Mario World Assistant Worldwide:
July 9, 2019
27 Mario Kart Tour Rival (update)
Unlockable playable character (update)
July 28, 2020 (Wild West Tour)
August 11, 2020 (Pirate Tour)
28 Super Mario 3D All-Stars Boss Worldwide:
September 18, 2020
Nintendo Switch
29 Mario Golf: Super Rush Playable character Worldwide:
June 25, 2021
Nintendo Switch
30 Mario Party Superstars Cameo Worldwide:
October 29, 2021
Nintendo Switch


For this subject's image gallery, see Gallery:King Bob-omb.

Names in other languages[edit]

King Bob-omb[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ボムキング
Bomu Kingu
Bomb King

Chinese (simplified) 炸弹国王
Zhàdàn Guówáng
炸弹王 (since Super Mario Party)
Zhàdàn Wáng
King Bomb


Chinese (traditional) 炸彈王[6]
Zhàdàn Wáng
King Bomb

Dutch Koning Bob-omb
King Bob-omb
French Roi Bob-omb
Gros Bob-omb
Grand Bob-omb
King Bob-omb
Big Bob-omb
Great Bob-Omb
German König Bob-omb
King Bob-omb
Italian Re Bob-omba (recent games)
Boss Bob-omba (in older games)
King Bob-omb
Boss Bob-omb
Korean 킹폭탄
King Poktan
King Bomb

Portuguese Rei Bob-bomba
King Bob-omb
Russian Король Боб-омб
Korol' Bob-omb
King Bob-omb

Spanish (NOA) Rey Bob-omba
King Bob-omb
Spanish (NOE) Rey Bob-omb
King Bob-omb

King Bob-omb (Gold)[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ボムキング (ゴールド)
Bomu Kingu (Gōrudo)
King Bob-omb (Gold)

Chinese (simplified) 炸弹王 (金色)
Zhàdàn Wáng (Jīnsè)
King Bob-omb (Gold)

Chinese (traditional) 炸彈王 (金色)
Zhàdàn Wáng (Jīnsè)
King Bob-omb (Gold)

French (NOE) Roi Bob-omb (or)
King Bob-omb (Gold)
German König Bob-omb (Gold)
King Bob-omb (Gold)
Italian Re Bob-omba (oro)
King Bob-omb (gold)
Korean 킹폭탄(골드)
King Poktan (Goldeu)
King Bob-omb (Gold)

Portuguese (NOA) Rei Bob-bomba (ouro)
King Bob-omb (gold)
Spanish (NOA) Rey Bob-omba (dorado)
King Bob-omb (gold)
Spanish (NOE) Rey Bob-omb (Dorado)
King Bob-omb (Gold)


  1. ^ September 1996. Nintendo Magazine System (AU) Issue #42. Page 22.
  2. ^ March 1997. Nintendo Official Magazine (UK) issue 54. Page 21 and 24.
  3. ^ Revision text before it was later edited out.
  4. ^ mariokarttourEN (August 19, 2020). Twitter. Retrieved August 19, 2020.
  5. ^ mariokarttourEN (April 11, 2021). Twitter Retrieved April 11, 2021.
  6. ^ 瑪利歐派對 9:種類豐富!80種小遊戲. Nintendo HK (Traditional Chinese). Retrieved May 23, 2024.