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This article or section is about the Crash-yielding enemy. For information about similarly named Mid-Boss, see Bombar.

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Artwork of Bomber from Kirby: Canvas Curse
Debut Game Kirby's Adventure
Latest Game Kirby Star Allies
Other Game(s) 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: Planet Robobot
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (trophy)
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (item)
Copy Ability Crash
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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

Kirby's Adventure / Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land

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

Kirby Super Star (Ultra)

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.

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror

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

Kirby: Canvas Curse

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.

Kirby's (Extra) Epic Yarn

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Kirby: Triple Deluxe

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

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.

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.

Super Smash Bros. series

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS

Bomber appears as a collectible trophy.

Trophy Information
Name Image NTSC-U Description PAL Description
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'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

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As an Item
Bomber's artwork from Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.

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


Names in other languages

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