Water bomb (object)

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Water bomb
Water bomb
A water bomb in Super Mario 64
First appearance Super Mario 64 (1996)
Latest appearance Super Mario 3D All-Stars (2020)
“If you wander around here, you're liable to be plastered by a water bomb!”
Bob-omb Buddy, Super Mario 64

Water bombs (or Water Bombs)[1] are large cannonball-like objects in Super Mario 64 and Super Mario 64 DS. They are shot out of cannons on the Bob-omb Battlefield, specifically the unusable cannon on the mountain (along with the one at the start in the remake), as well as in Battle Fort in the DS remake, where they fall out of the sky at random. They typically land in the larger field areas of the Bob-omb Battlefield and act like large bouncing water balloons, exploding and dealing damage if they come into contact with the player character. After two hops, a water bomb dissipates the next time it hits the ground.

Though the player can see the water bombs shoot out of cannons, they do not fall to the ground and keep moving up into the sky. Instead, water bombs appear from the sky and fall on or near the player.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese みずばくだん
Mizu bakudan
Water bomb
French Bombe à eau Water bomb
Italian Gavettone Water balloon


  1. ^ M. Arakawa. Super Mario 64 Player's Guide. Page 21. "You have a choice of four cannons when you attempt to become a human missile and blast your way to the floating island. The easiest shot is from the second cannon on the mountainside–the one farthest up the path. (Don’t try the Water Bomb cannon!)"