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Bomb Block

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Bomb Block
KSqS Bomb Block artwork.png
Artwork of a Bomb Block from Kirby: Squeak Squad
Type Device
Function Causes other blocks to break or appear when broken.
Found Occasionally during gameplay
Game(s) (click to navigate)
Similar to Block, Star Block
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Bomb Blocks are a type of block that can detonate, as indicated by a bomb icon on it. They cannot be inhaled, but they can be activated when Kirby attacks them, even with a Slide or Air Bullet. Normally, their use consists of clearing adjacent blocks, Star Blocks, metal blocks, etc, or turning portions of solid walls to rubble. Most often this clears a new path for Kirby. Occasionally a rogue bomb block will actually drop a wall down to obstruct Kirby either instead of, or in addition to, clearing the path.

Most bomb blocks are easily activated, and in games such as Kirby's Return to Dream Land and Kirby: Triple Deluxe, are used as part of the tutorial to teach players how to use the Slide. Other times, bomb blocks are put in harder to reach places (such as inside walls or ceilings) and require the use of Copy Abilities to detonate. Examples of these could be the use of Beam to reach through a wall, or Laser to bounce off a slope and ricochet towards the ceiling. In these cases, the bomb block usually opens a path to healing items, a Maxim Tomato, Point Stars, or even a main collectible like a Treasure.

Game appearances[edit]

Bomb Blocks are typically attached to solid barriers which stand in Kirby's way, such as this one in Kirby Star Allies.

Bomb Blocks have appeared in many Kirby games, and their exact behavior can vary based on the game, though it always has the same behavior in the main series. The following table lists every appearance, and the sections below detail some more notable ones:

Bomb Block video game appearances  
Game Appears as Notes
Kirby series
Kirby's Adventure Device
Kirby Super Star Device
Kirby's Star Stacker for Game Boy Device
Kirby's Star Stacker for Super Famicom Device
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land Device Reprises its function from Kirby's Adventure.
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror Device
Kirby: Canvas Curse Device
Kirby: Squeak Squad Device
Kirby Super Star Ultra Device Reprises its function from Kirby Super Star.
Kirby's Epic Yarn Device
Kirby Mass Attack Device
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Device
Kirby's Dream Collection Special Edition Device Appears in New Challenge Stages as well as in some of the Classic Titles.
Kirby: Triple Deluxe Device
Kirby and the Rainbow Curse Device
Kirby: Planet Robobot Device
Kirby Star Allies Device
Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn Device Reprises its function from Kirby's Epic Yarn.
Kirby and the Forgotten Land Device Also has its own figure.
Kirby's Return to Dream Land Deluxe Device Reprises its function from Kirby's Return to Dream Land.
Super Smash Bros. series
Super Smash Bros. Melee Device Appears on the Green Greens stage.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl Device Appears with a distinct design in The Subspace Emissary. Also appears on the Green Greens stage.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Device Appears on the Green Greens stage.

Kirby's Adventure[edit]

Kirby's Adventure marks the first appearance of Bomb Blocks in the series. Since their debut in this game, they have changed little outside of specific instances highlighted below.

Kirby's Star Stacker (both versions)[edit]

In both versions of Kirby's Star Stacker, Bomb Blocks occasionally rise when the opponent's fist pounds the ground and adds a new row to the play field. The bomb blocks can be detonated by matching any two pairs either below and above, or to the left and right of it. When detonated, the bomb will eliminate the entire row of blocks beside it.

Kirby: Canvas Curse[edit]

In Kirby: Canvas Curse, Bomb Blocks can be activated by tapping them with the Nintendo DS stylus, in addition to using a regular move or attack. Notably, Bomb Blocks in the successor game Kirby and the Rainbow Curse cannot be tapped in this way.


Kirby Super Star[edit]

  • Wii U Virtual Console manual bio: "It explodes when hit, causing damage to anything around it."

Kirby: Squeak Squad[edit]

  • Manual bio (page 22): "Attack a bomb block and it will detonate to take out nearby obstacles and create new paths."

Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

  • Instruction manual bio (page 21): "These explode when hit, causing damage to everything around them."

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

  • Instruction manual bio (page 15): "Destroy these and they'll explode, affecting items and obstacles nearby."


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ばくだんブロック
bakudan borokku
Bomb Block
Dutch Bomblok Bomb block
French Bloc bombe Bomb block
German Bombenblock Bomb block
Korean 폭탄 블록
poktan beullok
Bomb Block
Latin American Spanish Bloque bomba Bomb block

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