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KRTDL Bomb.png
Artwork of Bomb Kirby for Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
First game Kirby Super Star
Latest game Kirby Fighters 2
Other game(s) Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
Kirby Air Ride
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Kirby: Squeak Squad
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby's Return to Dream Land
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby Fighters Deluxe
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Kirby Battle Royale
Kirby Star Allies
Type(s) Unlimited use
Obtained from Enemies: Bomb-wielding Poppy Bros. Jr., Poppy Bros. Sr., bomb-wielding Perot, Balloon Bomber, Foley, Jungle Bomb, Skud.
Bomb projectiles from: Poppy Bros. Jr., Poppy Bros. Sr., Perot, Bombar, Jungle Bomb, Combo Cannon, Prank, Wham Bam Jewel, Mr. Dooter, Bomb Machine, Metal General, HR-D3, Susie, President Haltmann.
amiibo (Planet Robobot): Samus, Diddy Kong, Bowser Jr.
Power(s) Produces and throws explosives
Helper Poppy Bros. Jr.
Comparable to Robobot Armor Bomb Mode;
Marx (as a Dream Friend)
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This article is about the Copy Ability. For the item, see Bomb (object).

Bomb is a recurring Copy Ability that is characterized by the ability to use explosives in various ways once obtained. Bomb Kirby may throw, bowl, and drop explosive bombs for the purpose of defeating enemies, including aerial enemies. Bomb Kirby's only change in appearance is typically a blue hat, similar to Sword's hat. In Kirby's Return to Dream Land and onward, however, the hat resembles a fireworks cone. Bomb may be obtained by swallowing bomb-based enemies or touching a Bomb Copy Essence.

Game appearances[edit]

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Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

In Kirby Super Star and its remake Kirby Super Star Ultra, Bombs reappear with Kirby gaining typical bomb abilities, gained by swallowing a Poppy Bros. Jr. with a Bomb. Kirby may also summon Poppy Bros. Jr. as a helper by sacrificing his ability.

Bomb moveset in Kirby Super Star
Bomb angle depends on how long you hold Y.
Button Skills
  • Hold a bomb
  • Throw a bomb
  • Set a bomb (near enemy)
+ Y Drop a bomb
Dash + Y Straight throw
Bomb moveset in Kirby Super Star Ultra  
Skill Button execution
Ready Bomb
BombReady Ultra.png
B Button
Bomb Throw
BombThrow Ultra.png
Ready Bomb + B Button
*Set throw angle by holding B
Straight Throw
BombThrowStraight Ultra.png
Dash + Bomb Throw
Bomb Drop
BombSet Ultra.png
B Button near foe
Bomb Set
BombDrop Ultra.png
Down Button + B Button

Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards[edit]

The Bomb ability makes its 3-D debut in Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards. Many different enemies provide this ability, including Poppy Bros. Jr., Skud, Rockn, and Blowfish. The Bomb ability can also be combined with itself and with other abilities to make potent explosive Power Combos.

Kirby Air Ride[edit]

This ability appears in Kirby Air Ride. If Kirby inhales a bomb-inducing enemy, or if he touches a Copy Ability Panel, he receives this ability. By pressing A, he can throw the bomb, creating an explosion that gradually increases diameter. If the A button is pressed longer, the meter fills up more, allowing Kirby to throw farther. An arrow indicates where the bomb is going to land. Kirby can throw only one bomb if he gets this ability.

Interestingly, the instruction booklet seems to give the impression that the ability can be used more than once before being used up. This would be more in-line with Bomb's appearances elsewhere in the series.

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror[edit]

In Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, the Bomb ability is one of the many obtainable abilities in the game. Unlike the precedents, however, Kirby gains the Bomb ability by inhaling Foleys or Pranks that throw bombs at Kirby.

Kirby: Squeak Squad[edit]

In Kirby: Squeak Squad, Kirby can obtain Thunder Bombs or Ice Bombs by mixing either the Spark ability with the Bomb ability or the Ice ability with the Bomb ability after obtaining an Ability Scroll. When used, the Thunder Bomb's explosion causes enemies near it to be electrified. It can also be used to electrocute metal in certain levels. When used, the Ice Bomb's explosion freezes enemies solid and can also be used to harden lava.

Kirby's Return to Dream Land[edit]

In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, the Bomb ability reappears with a similar moveset, but aesthetic differences. Instead of wearing a floppy blue cap, Kirby wears a party popper-styled hat. In addition, the bombs now include star patterns on them, and feature a notable difference in functionality: in all previous games, the bombs had a flame effect, meaning they were capable of lighting fuses and breaking ice blocks. They are no longer capable of doing so in modern titles starting with this game, unless equipped with the Sizzle Power Effect.

Bomb's Moveset in Kirby's Return to Dream Land  
Skill Button Execution Description
Bomb Prep
Hold 1
Kirby brings out a small bomb.
Bomb Throw
Release 1 after bomb during Bomb Prep
Kirby throws a bomb a fair distance.
Target Throw
D-pad after Bomb Prep
Allows you to set the throw angle.
Bomb nothing
Kirby lets the bomb explode in his hand, damaging all enemies around himself.
Bomb Bowl
Dash + 1
Kirby rolls a bomb like a bowling ball at nearby enemies.
Bomb Drop
1 next to foe
Kirby places a bomb on an enemy's head immobilizing them.
Bomb Set
↓ + 1
Kirby places a bomb in front of him.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

Bomb returns as an ability in this installment. However, it takes noticeably longer to deploy bombs in this game than it did in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. This was likely done to balance the ability for Kirby Fighters.

Kirby Fighters Deluxe[edit]

Bomb appears as one of the selectable Copy Abilities in this game. Its moveset is largely the same as it was in Kirby: Triple Deluxe. Its unlockable Rare Outfit has a similar design to the default hat, with an orange-and-purple diamond motif, a heart-shaped gem in its center, and a flashy pom pom on top. The bombs themselves are also adorned with hearts; according to a Miiverse post by designer Kenichiro Kita, this variant was designed to appeal to girls, as he thought the standard Bomb design appealed mainly to boys.

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

Bomb returns as an ability in this game. It is obtainable from Poppy Bros. Jr., as well as certain Waddle Dee Mechs. It is also compatible with the Robobot Armor.

Kirby Battle Royale[edit]

Bomb returns as one of the starter abilities for this multiplayer title. While its move-set has been simplified for the sake of balance, the essential functions of tossing bombs and planting bombs on foes remains intact.

Bomb's Moveset in Kirby Battle Royale  
Skill Button Execution
Bomb Throw
Big Bomb Throw
Hold/release B
Bomb Dunk

Four alternate pieces of headgear exist for the Bomb ability. These are the "Foley Cap", the "Bomb Cap", the "Boom Cap", and the "Qbby Cap". The Qbby Cap can only be obtained by scanning the Qbby amiibo.

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

Bomb returns in this title along with Poppy Bros. Jr. who is the Friend for that ability. In addition to the standard repertoire of attacks, Bomb can be infused with elements like Blizzard, Bluster or Zap.

Bomb's Moveset in Kirby Star Allies  
Skill Button Execution Description Damage
(Star Bullet=52)
Elemental Damage
Bomb Prep
Press and hold B
Kirby brings out a small bomb. 16 20
Bomb Throw
Release B during Bomb Prep
Kirby throws a bomb a fair distance. 26 32
Target Throw
D-pad or stick after Bomb Prep*
Kirby angles the trajectory of his throw, which is shown to the player. 26 32
Don't release bomb during Bomb Prep
Kirby lets the bomb explode in his hand, damaging all enemies around himself. N/A N/A
Bomb Bowl
Dash + B
Kirby rolls a bomb like a bowling ball at nearby enemies. 32 40
Bomb Drop
B near an enemy
Kirby places a bomb on an enemy's head immobilizing them. 26 32
Bomb Set
↓ + B
Kirby places a bomb in front of him. 28 35

Kirby Fighters 2[edit]

Bomb appears as one of the selectable abilities in this game. Along with Sword and Staff, it is available for use right from the start. Its move-set is nearly identical to that of previous titles, but damage values have been adjusted. Notably, Kirby can now harm himself with his Self-Destruct technique.


Bomb move-set in Kirby Fighters 2  
Skill Button Execution Description Damage (unmodified)
Bomb Prep
Press and hold B
Kirby pulls out a bomb. While holding it, Kirby can still move around as normal, but cannot hover. It can be released using Bomb Throw or Bomb Bowl. N/A
Bomb Throw
Release B during Bomb Prep
Kirby tosses the bomb, damaging any foe it hits. 13
Target Throw
Input direction during Bomb Prep
Kirby can angle his throw for greater accuracy before releasing. N/A
Don't release bomb during Bomb Prep
After about 10 seconds, the bomb will go off in Kirby's hand, damaging himself and any foe nearby. 26 (to foe)
13 (to self)
Bomb Bowl
Dash + B
Kirby rolls his bomb forward along the ground, covering good distance and damaging any foe it collides with. 15
Bomb Drop
B near an enemy
Kirby plants a bomb on a foe's head, forcing that foe to stop for a moment and then get hit by the explosion. 14
Bomb Set
↓ + B
Kirby places a bomb right in front of him, and can drop them if doing so from the air or the edge of a platform. It will go off after about 3 seconds or if a foe collides with it. 13

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya![edit]

Anime Bomb Kirby.png
Screenshot of Bomb Kirby from Kirby: Right Back at Ya!
First episode Kirby Takes the Cake
Last episode Fright to the Finish
Other episode(s) A Half-Baked Battle, Right Hand Robot, and Mumbies Madness
Obtained from Inhaling a bomb
Power(s) Throwing bombs
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Bomb is one of the recurring Copy Abilities in the anime series Kirby: Right Back at Ya!, first appearing in the season 2 finale episode Kirby Takes the Cake. When Kirby gains this ability, he is given a blue cap similar to the Sword cap, and resembling his in-game appearance prior to Kirby's Return to Dream Land. With the Bomb ability, Kirby is able to conjure bombs out of thin air and toss them at his opponents to attack. He can also return enemies' bombs to them.

In A Half-Baked Battle, King Dedede and Escargoon deliberately give Kirby this ability in order to free them all from the stomach of the monster Belly Buster.


Flavor text[edit]

Image Game Flavor text
KSS Box NA.jpeg Kirby Super Star Blast your enemies to bits! Take accurate aim and throw carefully. Your throw will be controlled by blue.
KatAM cover art.jpg Kirby & The Amazing Mirror Use B to pull out a bomb, and press B again to throw it. Move the +Control Pad to change where to throw it.
USCover KSS.jpg Kirby: Squeak Squad HOLD! THROW!! BOOM!!
KSS Ultra box art.png Kirby Super Star Ultra Grab a bomb and hold the button to set the throw angle. Toss it and it'll go Ka-BOOM!
KRtDL Boxart L.jpg Kirby's Return to Dream Land Prep a huge bomb, aim it, and--KA-BOOM! Get above your enemies and boom, boom, boom! Bowl a perfect BOOM!
TD Boxart NA.jpg Kirby: Triple Deluxe Raise a huge bomb above your head, adjust the angle, and give it a toss. Blast, explode, and detonate from a distance! Or drop a bomb right next to an enemy. KABOOM!
Kirby Planet Robobot box art.png Kirby: Planet Robobot Raise a huge bomb above your head, adjust the angle and throw! Detonate from afar...or drop a bomb right next to an enemy. BOOM!
Kirby Battle Royale box art.png Kirby Battle Royale Throw a bomb and blow your foes away! A great ability for attacking from afar.
Star Allies Cover.jpg Kirby Star Allies Anyone can pick up a bomb, and if it rolls over terrain covered with friendly fire or water, the bomb will transform! For a surprise attack, infuse bombs with wind to make them float!

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Name Image Appears in Description
Bomb Kirby - SNES: Kirby Super Star
3DS: Kirby: Triple Deluxe
When he copies the Bomb ability, Kirby gets to don a stylish hat just like Poppy Bros. Jr. The hat's appearance varies a little from game to game, but the ability itself is always pretty much the same: pull out a bomb, throw it, BOOM! Careful, though--if you hang on to the bomb for too long, you'll go BOOM yourself!







Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ボム
Chinese 炸弹 (chs)
炸彈 (cht)
zhà dàn
Dutch Bom Bomb
French Bombe Bomb
German Bomben Bombs
Italian Granata Grenade
Spanish Bomba Bomb