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Balloon Bomber

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Balloon Bomber
KAR Balloon Bomber artwork.jpg
Artwork of Balloon Bomber from Kirby Air Ride.
First game Kirby Air Ride (2003)
Latest game Kirby Super Star Ultra (2008, cameo)
Other game(s) Kirby: Canvas Curse (cameo)
Copy Ability Bomb
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This article is about the enemy in Kirby Air Ride, and should not be confused with Balloon Bomb.

Balloon Bomber is an enemy that only appears in Kirby Air Ride. Its basic appearance is that of an elongated, "shark-finned" bombshell, bearing a skull mask, and is thought to be a bomb itself, although it rarely ever detonates. However, if Kirby attacks it directly, it will recoil, flying away and—unlike most enemies—exploding after flying a short distance.

Although it has not directly appeared in any game other than Kirby Air Ride, the enemy has also made various cameos in other games. In Kirby: Canvas Curse, it is drawn by Paint Roller during his battle with Kirby. Additionally, in Kirby Super Star Ultra, it makes an appearance on one of the assorted cards in Kirby Card Swipe. It also appears with the spectators watching the fight between Kirby and King Dedede.


In Kirby Air Ride, Balloon Bomber can be found in the following places:

Balloon Bomber locations in Kirby Air Ride  
Location Appearance? Location Appearance?
Fantasy Meadows Yes Beanstalk Park Yes
Celestial Valley Yes Machine Passage No
Sky Sands Yes Checker Knights Yes
Frozen Hillside Yes Kirby Melee 1 No
Magma Flows Yes Kirby Melee 2 Yes


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese バルーンボンバー[1]
Barūn Bonbā
Balloon Bomber
French Bomballon From "Bombe" (bomb) and "ballon" (balloon)