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

Enemy InfoBox
Artwork of Bomber from Kirby: Canvas Curse
Debut Game Kirby's Adventure
Latest Game Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
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
Kirby Star Allies
Copy Ability Crash
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Bombers are semi-rare enemies that appear throughout the Kirby series, making their first appearance in Kirby's Adventure. It 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 this game. Here is where its general attack pattern was first established.

Kirby Super Star (Ultra)

Bomber is fairly rare in this installment, but still behaves the same as before. Unlike most Copy Ability-providing enemies, it cannot be summoned as a Helper.

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

Kirby: Canvas Curse

In Canvas Curse, however, they also makes 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: Triple Deluxe

Bomber appears again in Kirby: Triple Deluxe. However, it only appears in the Kirby Fighters Sub-Game, where it serves as a stage hazard.

Kirby: Planet Robobot

Bomber makes an appearance in this game, at last appearing in the main Story mode. It acts much the same as it always has, and still provides the Crash ability.

Kirby Star Allies

Bomber appears in this title. 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


  1. Super Smash Bros. Ultimate