List of Bob-omb profiles and statistics

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Super Mario series[edit]

Super Mario Bros. 2[edit]

  • English instruction booklet: He has a terrible temper. When he gets angry, he explodes.[1]

Super Mario World[edit]

  • English instruction booklet: These explode and scatter stars after a set time. Some of the Bob-ombs use parachutes to drop from the sky. These little guys are a real blast.[2]

Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

Super Mario Bros. 3/World[edit]

ボム兵 (JP) / Bob-omb (EN)
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Original text (Japanese) Translation
種族しゅぞく ウエポン族 Tribe Weapon clan
性格せいかく まじめ Disposition Serious
登場とうじょうゲーム 3、ワールド Game appearances 3, World


A clockwork walking bomb

A bomb that toddles around powered by a spring. After a while, it blinks and explodes by itself. If you press the switch on the top, it will explode in about 5 seconds. You can also hold it and throw it at your enemies.

Super Mario USA[edit]

ボブ (JP) / Bob-omb (EN)
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Original text (Japanese) Translation
出身しゅっしん ウエポン族 Place of origin Weapon clan
性格せいかく このうえなく短気 Disposition Extremely short-tempered
登場とうじょうゲーム USA Game appearances USA


Bomb has grown arms and limbs

A moving bomb with arms and legs. It self-destructs in a very short time after it appears, so if you are nearby, you will be caught in the blast. Of course, if you touch it directly, you will be damaged!

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars[edit]

Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars enemy
Battle idle animation of a Bob-omb from Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars HP 90 FP 100 Speed 1
Location(s) Coal Mines Attack 50 Magic attack 1
Role Common Defense 38 Magic defense 10
Bonus Flower Defense Up! (40%) Yoshi Cookie None Morph rate 0%
Evade 0% Magic evade 0% Spells None
Weak Jump, Fire Strong None Sp. attacks None
Coins 0 Exp. points 4 Items Pick Me Up (5%)
Psychopath "Ouch. HEY! Watch it!"

Super Mario RPG (Nintendo Switch)[edit]

Super Mario RPG enemy
Image of a Bob-omb from the Nintendo Switch version of Super Mario RPG HP 90 Weak Elements JumpFire Drops N/A
Exp. 4 Weak Statuses FearPoisonSleepMute Rare Drops Pick Me Up
Found in Mole Mines
Monster List profile Careless detonations can lead to cave-ins, so if the miners of Moleville see one of these around the mines, they leave the area immediately.
Thought Peek "Watch out. I'm gonna explode. It'll hurt."
Super Mario RPG enemy
Strong Bob-omb
Image of a Bob-omb from the Nintendo Switch version of Super Mario RPG HP 999 Weak Elements JumpFire Drops N/A
Exp. 0 Weak Statuses FearPoisonSleepMute Rare Drops N/A
Found in Mole Mines
Monster List profile Punchinello's most powerful bomb, created after honing his bomb-making skills. Looks like this time, he wasn't bluffing about his last resort.
Thought Peek "How many times do I need to say, "Watch out I'm gonna explode. It'll hurt", before you get it?"

Yoshi's Story[edit]

  • Nintendo 64 Spieleberater: Voll die Choleriker: Die Bob-Ombs können jeden Augenblick explodieren! [5](Full of choler: The Bob-ombs can explode at any moment!)

Paper Mario series[edit]

Paper Mario[edit]

Paper Mario enemy
Battle idle animation of a Bob-omb from Paper Mario Max HP 3 Attack 1 Defense 0
Role Common Type Ground Level 6
Strong None Weak Fire (KO), Explosion (KO), Electric (KO) Moves Hop Attack (1), Self Destruct (2)
Sleep? 75%, 0 (normal); 0%, 0 (angry) Dizzy? 80%, 0 (normal); 40%, 0 (angry) Shock? 80%, 0 (normal), 40%, 0 (angry)
Shrink? 90%, 0; 0%, 0 (angry) Stop? 90%, 0 (normal); 0%, 0 (angry) Fright? 90%
Air Lift? 90% Hurricane? 90% Coins 1 + 0-1
Items Honey Syrup Run 18 Location(s) Koopa Bros. Fortress
Tattle This is a Bob-omb. Bob-ombs are pretty temperamental, and they get steaming mad when you attack 'em. Max HP: 3, Attack Power: 1, Defense Power: 0 You'd better not jump on 'em when they're angry or they'll blow up in your face. In fact, stay away entirely. Attack 'em from a distance with items like Hammers. Or you could send in other things, like shells. If they attack when angry, they'll charge in and explode. So you'd better take care of them before they blow!
  • Player's Guide: The explosive power of a Bob-omb is not to be trifled with. If you enter a battle with one, be prepared to finish it off quickly, because it can deal heavy damage. When a Bob-omb begins to blink, you know it's about to explode![6]

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door[edit]

Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door enemy
Sprite of a Bob-omb in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door. Max HP 4 Attack 2 Defense 1
Location(s) Glitz Pit, Pit of 100 Trials (Levels 21, 23, 24, 26, 28, 29) Role Common Level 12
Sleep? 70% Dizzy? 70% Confuse? 70%
Tiny? 90% Stop? 100% Soft? 95%
Burn? 100% Freeze? 100% Fright? 90%
Gale Force? 80% KO? 95% Moves Ram (2), Explosion (5)
Exp. points 0 Coins 1 - 2 Items Super Shroom, Repel Cape, Stopwatch, Ice Storm
Tattle Log #:
Log A round bomb soldier that gets furious when damaged and attacks by charging and then exploding.
Tattle That's a Bob-omb. It attacks by blowing itself up. Yeah. Reeeeeeeal smart. Max HP is 4, Attack is 2, and Defense is 1. A Bob-omb will get totally mad if you damage it. They have like, super-short fuses. When it gets mad, it'll charge and explode on its next turn. THAT attack…really hurts. Oh, and if it's mad, it'll blow up at the slightest contact. So don't attack directly! Attack it from a step away with a hammer or hit it with something hard, like a shell.

Paper Mario: Sticker Star[edit]

Paper Mario: Sticker Star enemy
Bob-omb PMSS.png Max HP 7 Role Common Location(s) Goomba Fortress, Bowser Jr.'s Flotilla
Attack 3 Stickers Bomb
Defense 0 Moves Ram (3), Explode (5)

Paper Mario: Color Splash[edit]

Paper Mario: Color Splash enemy
Bob-omb Idle Animation from Paper Mario: Color Splash HP 25 Type Normal Role Common Card
Strong None Weak None Card drop rate 3
A Bob-omb card from Paper Mario: Color Splash
Moves Body Attack (8), Bomb Attack (16), Bomb Counterattack (12), Group Attack (8), Group Bomb Attack (16), Blowback Attack (24)
Location(s) Fort Cobalt, Redpepper Crater, Black Bowser's Castle
Quotes N/A
Enemy class
Dropped items
Hammer Scraps 10 Red paint 11 Yellow paint 11 Blue paint 11 Orange paint 0 Green paint 0 Purple paint 11

Mario & Luigi series[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga enemy
A Bob-omb from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga. HP 30 POW 60 Defense 50
Speed 40 Experience 16 (7) Coins 1 (5)
Location Beanbean Outskirts Jump Normal Hammer Normal
Hand Normal Fire Critical Thunder Normal
Stat down? 100% Stun? 60% Burn? 0%
Level 30 Role Common Item drop Nut – 19.35%
Red Pepper – 32.26% (100%)
  • Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese version (if they differ from the original American and European stats).
  • Stats in gray are only found in the game's coding and are not available during "normal" gameplay.

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time[edit]

Mario & Luigi: Partners in Time enemy
MLPiT Bob-Omb.gif HP 37 POW 77 Defense 47
Experience 30 Coins 5 Speed 14
Location(s) Gritzy Desert, Gritzy Caves Role Common Item drop Pocket Chomp – 15%
None – 0%
Level 13 Battled by Anyone
Notice: Stats in parentheses are from the Japanese and European versions (if they differ from the original American release).

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

Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions enemy
A Bob-omb from Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga + Bowser's Minions. HP 55 POW 81 DEF 68 SPEED 78 Experience 14
Fire Critical Thunder Normal Jump Normal Hammer Normal Coins 10
Stat down 60% Dizzy 100% Burn 0% Speed down 30% Item drop Nut (14%)
Red Pepper (36%)
Red Pepper (60%)
Level           23 Location(s) Beanbean Fields
  • Minion Quest: The Search for Bowser / Bowser Jr.'s Journey profile: They have explosive power upon impact. Handle these Melee troopers with care.

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Super Mario Bros. 2
How to unlock: Randomly obtainable in the Lottery or single-player modes.
These little guys are just what they appear to be: walking bombs. Pick one up and hurl it for an incredibly potent attack. If no one picks them up, Bob-ombs light their own fuses and start wandering around armed and dangerous. In Super Mario 64, Bob-ombs chased Mario down once they noticed him. Pink Bob-ombs are nice and capable of speech.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Appears in:
NES Super Mario Bros. 2
N64 Super Mario 64
How to unlock: Random
A mobile bomb with a fuse on its head. It can be picked up and thrown as a powerful explosive, but if no one grabs it, it will tire of waiting and start wandering, then detonate whenever it likes. Its power and unpredictability make it an accident waiting to happen. In sudden-death matches that go on too long, Bob-ombs rain from the sky to move things along.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]

Bob-omb's trophy render from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Category: Item
(Applies only to the Wii U version) Appears in:
NES Super Mario Bros. 3 (02/1990)
Wii U New Super Mario Bros. U (11/2012)
(Applies only to the Wii U version) Trophy Box: 9: Super Mario Bros. 2 & 3
How to unlock:
This enemy lacks any kind of subtlety—a fuse on its head, a slowly turning key in the back, and two short legs to carry its little bomb body. You can figure out what happens next. When a Bob-omb starts flashing, you better start running! (American English)
A bomb for a body, burning fuse on top, two little legs and a wind-up key spinning away on the back... We probably don't need to tell you what's going on here. Now, that doesn't happen too often! Then again, who knows? Maybe some people will look at a Bob-omb and think it's an eight ball having an identity crisis. (British English)

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

#50 Bob-omb
BobombNSMBU.png Series/game Super Mario Series
Type Support
Slots 1
Class Advanced
Strength / effect(s) Bob-omb Equipped
How to obtain Sheldon's Place; Spirit Board
Spirit battle Opponent(s) Kirby ×3

Rule: Item: Bob-omb

  • The enemy's throwing type items have increased power
  • The enemy has increased move speed
Stage Mushroom Kingdom
Song Airship Theme - Super Mario Bros. 3

Mario Party series[edit]

Mario Party DS[edit]

Figurine Image Description How to unlock

Bob-omb A figure with a Bob-omb on it. What a shiny, black, round body! And what a cute windup key! Now, you might wonder why he stares at you so intently... Win 16000 MP Points.
Bob-omb Rival A badge of Bob-omb. 15,000 MPP earns you the rank of Bob-omb Rival, and this is your badge! It makes your moods explosive. Win 15000 MP Points.

Mario Party 9[edit]

Bob-omb's constellation in the game Mario Party 9.
  • Bomb Minor: A constellation named after a curious type of wind-up walking bomb. Red and black varieties exist, but both are powerful.

Mario Party: Star Rush[edit]

Image Name Bio
Bob-omb as viewed in the Character Museum from Mario Party: Star Rush Bob-omb
An enemy that is also a bomb.
"Bob-ombs inevitably blow up after enough time passes, taking down anything in the vicinity."

Mario Party Superstars[edit]

  • Encyclopedia Bio: "Explosive creatures that flash just before they burst, giving you precious time to run."

Mario Kart series[edit]

Mario Kart 7[edit]

  • Instruction booklet bio: When thrown, Bob-ombs will explode after a certain amount of time or when a kart runs into them. Karts that hit the explosion will roll or spin out. Hold L Button or X Button to equip.
  • North American website bio: This explosive item causes a big bang when launched.

Mario Kart 8[edit]

  • Instruction booklet bio: Once used, a Bob-omb will explode after a short time or upon impact with a vehicle. Anyone caught in the blast will spin out of control or be knocked over!
  • Nintendo of America's social media accounts: Watch out! The explosion caused by the Bob-omb item in Mario Kart 8 is big enough to take out even the best racers.[7][8]

Mario Kart Tour[edit]

  • Tips & Tricks: This will walk towards opponents who get too close, and then explode when it touches a kart or when some time has passed. Karts caught in its blast will crash.
  • Mario Kart Tour Twitter: Item introduction: Bob-omb
    Throw it out in front of you, or drop it off behind you. Eventually it will explode, crashing any karts caught in the blast. It will even march a little closer towards opponents before exploding. This cute-looking item has a scary side!

Super Mario Run[edit]

  • Notebook bio: "This Bowser minion looks like it could blow at any moment. Stomp it and it'll go flying quickly away. Phew!"

Dr. Mario World[edit]

  • Stage mode: "Increases score by 400/800/1200/1600/2000 points."
  • Versus mode: "If opponent uses a skill, grants 4%/8%/12%/16%/20% chance skill meter fills instantly."

LEGO Super Mario[edit]

  • Website Description: Get ready for explosive action when you bump into a Bob-omb! These lively, characterful bombs on legs can blow up at any time, so you better help LEGO® Mario™ defeat them as quickly as possible. Look out for one in the Master Your Adventure Maker Set (71380) and add one to the exciting levels you build.

Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope[edit]

Tacticam analysis[edit]

Bob-omb icon from Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope BOB-OMB
Will seek out the closest opponent and explode in their proximity. Can be dashed, then picked up and thrown - after which they will go kablooey upon impact.
Flippable attribute icon from Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope FLIPPABLE
Can be held up after being Dashed.
No strengths or weaknesses
Beacon Beach
Pristine Peaks
Terra Flora
Barrendale Mesa
Icon of enemy HP as seen from Beep-0's Tacticam in Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope HP
LVL Enemy Threat
All difficulties
All LVLs 1
  • Ability
    • Explode
      • Produces an explosion when contact is made with a target or when HP reaches 0.

Memory bio[edit]


Image for Bob-ombs Memory in Mario + Rabbids Sparks of Hope
The Bob-ombs roaming the galaxy are even more dangerous under Cursa's influence, though their modus operandi remains the same - a successful hit will cause one to ignite, while dashing them allows Heroes to pick them up and use them as explosives.


  1. ^ Nintendo (1988). Super Mario Bros. 2 instruction booklet. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 25.
  2. ^ Nintendo (1991). Super Mario World instruction booklet. Nintendo of America (American English). Page 25.
  3. ^ 1994. 「パーフェクト版 マリオキャラクター大事典」 (Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten). Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 207.
  4. ^ 1994. 「パーフェクト版 マリオキャラクター大事典」 (Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten). Shogakukan (Japanese). Page 206.
  5. ^ Nintendo 64 Yoshi's Story Spieleberater. Page 19Media:Yoshi's Story German Guide Enemies.png.
  6. ^ Averill, Alan, Jason Leung, and Jennifer Villarreal (2001). Paper Mario Official Nintendo Player's Guide. Nintendo of America (American English). ISBN 1-930206-07-0. Page 102.
  7. ^ NintendoAmerica (July 2, 2014). X post. X (American English). Retrieved July 23, 2023. (Archived May 18, 2020, 23:40:07 UTC via Wayback Machine.)
  8. ^ MarioKartEN (July 2, 2014). Facebook post. Facebook (American English). Retrieved July 23, 2023. (Archived July 23, 2023, 22:41:59 UTC via Wayback Machine.)
  9. ^ mariokarttourEN (September 2, 2019). X post. X (English). Retrieved June 5, 2024.