Bomber

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Bomber
Bomber Spirit.png
Artwork of Bomber from Kirby Super Star Ultra.
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First game Kirby's Adventure (1993)
Latest game Kirby Fighters 2 (2020)
Other game(s) Kirby's Block Ball
Kirby Super Star
Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land
Kirby & The Amazing Mirror
Kirby: Canvas Curse
Kirby Super Star Ultra
Kirby's Epic Yarn
Kirby: Triple Deluxe
Kirby Fighters Deluxe
Kirby: Planet Robobot
Kirby Star Allies
Kirby's Extra Epic Yarn
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (as an item)
Copy Ability Crash
Similar entities Balloon Bomber, Searches
"Bomber" on other NIWA wikis:
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This article is about Bomber as a character. For other uses, see Bomber (disambiguation).

Bomber is semi-rare enemy that appear throughout the Kirby series, making its first appearance in Kirby's Adventure. Bomber looks similar to a small, purple or black blimp with a red tip, a pair of legs and a skull icon on it to indicate the danger it poses to Kirby. In almost every one of its appearances, it walks slowly toward and edge when spotted, then proceeds to teeter on it, then drop off. If it hits the ground without being interrupted, it will explode, which can hurt Kirby from a very large distance. As such, it is imperative to deal with a Bomber whenever one is on screen. A Bomber will always yield the Crash ability when swallowed.

Game appearances[edit]

Kirby's Adventure / Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land[edit]

KA Bomber sprite.png Bomber debuted in Kirby's Adventure and its remake. Here is where its general attack pattern was first established.

Locations[edit]

Bomber can be found in the following levels and stages:

Bomber locations in Kirby's Adventure & Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land  
Stage Vegetable Valley Ice Cream Island Butter Building Grape Garden Yogurt Yard Orange Ocean Rainbow Resort
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Stage 2 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png
Stage 3 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
Stage 4 Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png
Stage 5 N/A Yescheck.png Yescheck.png* Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Yescheck.png
Stage 6 N/A N/A Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png
*Only found in Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land.

Kirby's Block Ball[edit]

Bomber appears as a common enemy in this game, and is worth 600 points when defeated. It also drops the Crash item.

Kirby Super Star / Kirby Super Star Ultra[edit]

BomberSSU.png Bomber is fairly rare in Kirby Super Star and its remake, but still behaves the same as before. Unlike most Copy Ability-providing enemies, it cannot be summoned as a Helper.

In both games, Bomber has 16 HP with 2× weakness to fire element attacks, and if it takes less than 16 damage, it will explode instead of getting safely defeated.

In Kirby Super Star Ultra, they appear in the sub-game Kirby on the Draw, where shooting them makes Kirby lose 50 points.

Locations[edit]

Bomber can be found in the following places in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra:

Bomber locations in Kirby Super Star and Kirby Super Star Ultra  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Green Greens Xmark.png RoMK Chapter 4 Yescheck.png
Float Islands Yescheck.png RoMK Chapter 5 Xmark.png
Bubbly Clouds Xmark.png RoMK Chapter 6 Yescheck.png
Mt. Dedede Xmark.png RoMK Chapter 7 Xmark.png
Peanut Plains Yescheck.png Floria Xmark.png
Mallow Castle Xmark.png Aquarius Xmark.png
Cocoa Cave Yescheck.png Skyhigh Yescheck.png
Candy Mountain Yescheck.png Hotbeat Xmark.png
Trial Room 1 Xmark.png Cavius Xmark.png
Trial Room 2 Yescheck.png Mekkai Xmark.png
Sub-Tree Xmark.png Halfmoon Yescheck.png
Crystal Yescheck.png ???? Yescheck.png
Old Tower Xmark.png Purple Plants Xmark.png
Garden Yescheck.png Illusion Islands Yescheck.png
RoMK Chapter 1 Xmark.png Crash Clouds Xmark.png
RoMK Chapter 2 Yescheck.png The Revenge Xmark.png
RoMK Chapter 3 Xmark.png

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror[edit]

KNiD E Bomber.png In Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Bomber remains its appearance from Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land. This time, it has only 1 HP, being one of the most fragile enemies in the game.

Bomber can be found in all areas of the Mirror World except for Moonlight Mansion, Carrot Castle, and Peppermint Palace.

Kirby: Canvas Curse[edit]

In Kirby: Canvas Curse, besides in the main modes, Bombers also make an appearance in the sub-game Paint Panic, where they chase Kirby. If one of them comes too close, it blows up, which lowers Kirby's health.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby: Canvas Curse, Bomber appears in the following locations:

Bomber locations in Kirby: Canvas Curse  
Reddy Land Arange Gorge Iello Adventure Neo Greo Bloo Hills Omarine Zone Wonder Lilane
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Kirby's (Extra) Epic Yarn[edit]

Screenshot of Bomber from Kirby's Epic Yarn.
Quote1.png This walking bomb has a skull on it. When it starts blinking, run! Quote2.png
— Patch Plaza description

Bomber appears in this title, serving a more specific purpose than usual. It often appears from Yin-Yarn's magic enemy doors and will walk slowly towards a ledge, then teeter and fall, blowing up and harming Kirby and Fluff if they are in proximity. Kirby and Fluff can use the Yarn Whip to capture Bomber and transform it into a yarn bomb, which they can then throw in an arc at targets. The bomb goes off after a few seconds, and can destroy cloth blocks.

Locations[edit]

Bomber can be found in the following levels and stages in Kirby's (Extra) Epic Yarn:

Bomber locations in Kirby's (Extra) Epic Yarn  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Patch Castle Xmark.png Deep-Dive Deep Xmark.png
Fountain Gardens Xmark.png Boom Boatyard Yescheck.png
Flower Fields Xmark.png Fossil Reef Xmark.png
Rainbow Falls Xmark.png Snowy Fields Xmark.png
Big-Bean Vine Xmark.png Cozy Cabin Xmark.png
Mole Hole Xmark.png Mt. Slide Xmark.png
Weird Woods Xmark.png Frosty Wheel Xmark.png
Pyramid Sands Xmark.png Frigid Fjords Xmark.png
Lava Landing Yescheck.png Evergreen Lift Xmark.png
Cool Cave Xmark.png Future City Xmark.png
Dino Jungle Xmark.png Tube Town Xmark.png
Temper Temple Xmark.png Mysterious UFO Xmark.png
Dusk Dunes Xmark.png Stellar Way Xmark.png
Toy Tracks Xmark.png Moon Base Yescheck.png
Mushroom Run Xmark.png Outer Rings Xmark.png
Sweets Park Xmark.png Whispy's Forest Xmark.png
Melody Town Xmark.png Tempest Towers Yescheck.png
Cocoa Station Xmark.png Cloud Palace Xmark.png
Dark Manor Xmark.png Castle Dedede Yescheck.png
Splash Beach Xmark.png Meta Melon Isle Xmark.png
Blub-Blub Ocean Xmark.png Battleship Halberd Xmark.png
Secret Island Xmark.png

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

Bomber returns in Kirby: Triple Deluxe. However, the Crash-yielding enemy in the main modes is Searches (like in Kirby's Return to Dream Land), and Bomber only appears in Kirby Fighters the Sub-Game, where it serves as a stage hazard / item.

Kirby: Planet Robobot[edit]

Bomber makes an appearance in Kirby: Planet Robobot, at last appearing in the main modes. It acts much the same as it always has, and still provides the Crash ability. Like in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Bomber is still one of the most fragile enemies (with less than 20 HP; Jet's Store Power and Hover do 20 damage). Even a slight contact with Kirby / Meta Knight's guard will make it explode, but the player in guard won't take damage from the explosion.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby: Planet Robobot Bomber can be found in the following levels and stages:

Bomber locations in Kirby: Planet Robobot  
Stage Stage 1 Stage 2 Stage 3 Stage 4 Stage 5 Stage 6 EX Stage 7 EX Stage 8 EX
Patched Plains Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png N/A N/A
Resolution Road Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png N/A Xmark.png N/A N/A
Overload Ocean Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png N/A
Gigabyte Grounds Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png N/A
Rhythm Route Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Yescheck.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png N/A
Access Ark Yescheck.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png Xmark.png N/A Xmark.png Xmark.png

Kirby Star Allies[edit]

Bomber in Kirby Star Allies

Bomber appears in Kirby Star Allies and functions the same as in Kirby: Planet Robobot. Despite providing the Crash ability, it cannot be recruited as a Friend. If Kirby tosses a Friend Heart at it, it will simply turn into the Crash hat which Kirby can then equip.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby Star Allies Bomber can be found in the following levels and stages:

Bomber locations in Kirby Star Allies  
Stage Appearance? Stage Appearance?
Green Gardens Xmark.png Falluna Moon Yescheck.png
Donut Dome Xmark.png Planet Misteen Xmark.png
Honey Hill Xmark.png Mareen Moon Xmark.png
Fruity Forest Xmark.png Planet Caverna Yescheck.png
Clash at Castle Dedede Xmark.png Grott Moon Xmark.png
Extra Eclair Xmark.png Planet Frostak Xmark.png
Friendly Field Xmark.png Blizzno Moon Xmark.png
Reef Resort Xmark.png Planet Towara Xmark.png
Echo's Edge Xmark.png Gabbel Moon Xmark.png
Nature's Navel Xmark.png Star Lavadom Xmark.png
Sacred Square Xmark.png Sizzlai Moon Xmark.png
Inside Islands Yescheck.png Jambandra Base Yescheck.png
Duplex Dream Xmark.png The Divine Terminus Xmark.png
Gatehouse Road Xmark.png Extra Planet α Yescheck.png
Eastern Wall Xmark.png Extra Planet β Xmark.png
Longview Corridor Xmark.png Extra Planet γ Xmark.png
Western Outer Wall Yescheck.png Extra Planet δ Yescheck.png
Inner Sanctum Xmark.png Ability Planet Yescheck.png
Heavenly Hall Yescheck.png Dimension I Xmark.png
Sector A Xmark.png Dimension II Xmark.png
Sector B Xmark.png Dimension III Xmark.png
Sector C Xmark.png Dimension IV Yescheck.png
Planet Earthfall Xmark.png

Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

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Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Bomber appears as a collectible trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl:

Image Description Appears in
Bomber - Brawl Trophy.png "One dangerous dude—as evidenced by the skull drawn on his body. Bomber walks around on two legs, but whenever he falls from stairs or other high places, he hits his head and explodes, covering a significant blast radius. Kirby can suck him up to learn the Crash ability, the ultimate weapon for wiping out every last enemy on the screen. Use it once and it's gone!" Kirby's Adventure
Kirby Super Star (American English), Kirby's Fun Pak (British English)

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]

Bomber appears as a collectible trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS:

Image American English description British English description
BomberTrophy3DS.png
"If you think a bit of mystery is the spice of life, you'll be disappointed here. If it looks like a bomb and explodes like a bomb...it's a bomb! A cute bomb, though, I admit. If he falls or bumps into something, he'll explode. With the right timing, you can throw him at enemies and do loads of damage!" "If you think mystery is the spice of life, you'll be disappointed here. This guy looks like a bomb and explodes like a bomb because...he IS a bomb. Most bombs don't bumble around so cutely, though. If he falls or bumps into something, he'll explode. But if your timing's good, you can throw him at enemies and do loads of damage!"

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Bomber's model from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Quote1.png The Bomber from the Kirby series appears as an item in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate! This little guy might be tiny, but grabbing it will set off a massive explosion that’s most dangerous at the center. Be sure to get away quickly if you set one off! Quote2.png
— Super Smash Bros. Ultimate official blog

Bomber appears as a new item Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. It walks slowly until interacted with or it reaches a ledge, off of which it will fall. If picked up, Bomber will be triggered to explode in 1.5 seconds, which won't damage the fighter activating it, but will deal huge damage to nearby opponents. Fighters will take less damage by moving away from the center of the explosion.

As an item[edit]

Bomber
KF2 Bomber.jpg
Kirby standing near an activated Bomber in Kirby Fighters 2.
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Use Walking explosive.
Obtained Randomly appears in battle stages.
Game(s) Kirby Fighters
Kirby Fighters Deluxe
Kirby Fighters 2
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Quote1.png Throw it at an enemy for an instant kaboom! Or throw it on the ground and walk away for a delayed bang! Quote2.png
— Loading screen tip from Kirby Fighters 2

In the Kirby Fighters games, Bomber appears as an item during battles. Here, fighters can pick it up and toss it. After the toss, if Bomber collides with an enemy fighter, it will blow up immediately, dealing up to 64 points of damage and knocking the opponent away. Otherwise, it will start walking around after it hits the ground, turning around if it collides into any solid object. While walking, it cannot be picked up again, and will detonate after about 10 seconds, or sooner if it teeters and falls off a ledge. Bomber's explosion does not affect the fighter who threw it or his teammate.

Notably, unlike most other items, the Bomber will go off in the fighter's hands after a while if he does not throw it.

In Story Mode: The Destined Rivals, there are two story items which involve Bomber. The first is the Anti-Explosion Charm, which greatly reduces the damage the player's fighter takes from Bomber explosions, among others. The second is the Explosives Sticker, which makes the player's Bombers deal more damage to opponents. Additionally, there is a special stage condition which can happen referred to as "Explosive Stage", which restricts the items that appear to only Bombers and Timed Dynamite.

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Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ボンバー
Bonbā
Bomber
Chinese 漫步大炸弹 (chs)
漫步大炸彈 (cht)[1]
màn bù dà zhà dàn
Wandering Big Bomb
German Bombio Bombio


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