Bomber

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Bomber
KSSU Bomber artwork.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
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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
Stage 1 No Yes Yes No Yes No No
Stage 2 No No No No No Yes No
Stage 3 No No No Yes No No No
Stage 4 No No No No No Yes Yes
Stage 5 N/A Yes Yes* No No Yes Yes
Stage 6 N/A N/A Yes No No No No
*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 No RoMK Chapter 4 Yes
Float Islands Yes RoMK Chapter 5 No
Bubbly Clouds No RoMK Chapter 6 Yes
Mt. Dedede No RoMK Chapter 7 No
Peanut Plains Yes Floria No
Mallow Castle No Aquarius No
Cocoa Cave Yes Skyhigh Yes
Candy Mountain Yes Hotbeat No
Trial Room 1 No Cavius No
Trial Room 2 Yes Mekkai No
Sub-Tree No Halfmoon Yes
Crystal Yes ???? Yes
Old Tower No Purple Plants No
Garden Yes Illusion Islands Yes
RoMK Chapter 1 No Crash Clouds No
RoMK Chapter 2 Yes The Revenge No
RoMK Chapter 3 No

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.

Locations[edit]

In Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, Bomber can be found in the following rooms:

Bomber locations in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror  
Rainbow Route Moonlight Mansion Cabbage Cavern Mustard Mountain Carrot Castle Olive Ocean Peppermint Palace Radish Ruins Candy Constellation The Mirror
No
No
No
No

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
No
No
No
No
No

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 No Deep-Dive Deep No
Fountain Gardens No Boom Boatyard Yes
Flower Fields No Fossil Reef No
Rainbow Falls No Snowy Fields No
Big-Bean Vine No Cozy Cabin No
Mole Hole No Mt. Slide No
Weird Woods No Frosty Wheel No
Pyramid Sands No Frigid Fjords No
Lava Landing Yes Evergreen Lift No
Cool Cave No Future City No
Dino Jungle No Tube Town No
Temper Temple No Mysterious UFO No
Dusk Dunes No Stellar Way No
Toy Tracks No Moon Base Yes
Mushroom Run No Outer Rings No
Sweets Park No Whispy's Forest No
Melody Town No Tempest Towers Yes
Cocoa Station No Cloud Palace No
Dark Manor No Castle Dedede Yes
Splash Beach No Meta Melon Isle No
Blub-Blub Ocean No Battleship Halberd No
Secret Island No

Kirby: Triple Deluxe[edit]

Kirby holding a Bomber in Kirby Fighters.

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. As an item, it sits in place until a Kirby picks it up. After it is thrown, it will wander around until it detonates on its own or is hit by an enemy fighter, creating a big explosion that knocks everyone back for big damage. Bomber does not appear in the single-player mode.

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 No Yes No No N/A No N/A N/A
Resolution Road No No No Yes N/A No N/A N/A
Overload Ocean No No No No No N/A No N/A
Gigabyte Grounds No Yes No No No N/A No N/A
Rhythm Route No No No Yes No N/A No N/A
Access Ark Yes No No No No N/A No No

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 No Falluna Moon Yes
Donut Dome No Planet Misteen No
Honey Hill No Mareen Moon No
Fruity Forest No Planet Caverna Yes
Clash at Castle Dedede No Grott Moon No
Extra Eclair No Planet Frostak No
Friendly Field No Blizzno Moon No
Reef Resort No Planet Towara No
Echo's Edge No Gabbel Moon No
Nature's Navel No Star Lavadom No
Sacred Square No Sizzlai Moon No
Inside Islands Yes Jambandra Base Yes
Duplex Dream No The Divine Terminus No
Gatehouse Road No Extra Planet α Yes
Eastern Wall No Extra Planet β No
Longview Corridor No Extra Planet γ No
Western Outer Wall Yes Extra Planet δ Yes
Inner Sanctum No Ability Planet Yes
Heavenly Hall Yes Dimension I No
Sector A No Dimension II No
Sector B No Dimension III No
Sector C No Dimension IV Yes
Planet Earthfall No

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
French Bombinet -
German Bombio From "bombi" meaning "to bomb".
Italian Bomber -
Spanish Bomber -


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