|“||Toss a homing bomb, then watch it get to work! It'll patrol the area until it spots an enemy, then race towards them and explode. Chain bombs together to corner your foes!||”|
— Figure description from Kirby and the Forgotten Land
Homing Bomb is an Evolved Copy Ability based on Bomb that appears in Kirby and the Forgotten Land. When Kirby throws a bomb that lands on the floor or even the surface of water, it will gain wheels (plus a swimming ring if on water) and start moving in the direction it was thrown. If the bomb gets close to an enemy, it will lock on to it and start moving towards it, exploding afterwards. Similar to the Chain Bomb, these homing bombs can also be linked together.
The blueprint for Homing Bomb can be found in the stage An Unexpected Beast King, and is rewarded for defeating King Dedede. Homing Bomb is required to play the Treasure Road stage Seek the Switches! Homing Bomb Hunt.
All names are conjectural.
|Homing Bomb moveset|
|Bomb Prep||Hold B||Kirby brings out a small bomb. Kirby cannot move while holding the bomb.|
|Target Throw||L-Stick during Bomb Prep||Kirby angles the trajectory of his throw, which is shown to the player.|
|Bomb Throw||Release B during Bomb Prep||Kirby throws a bomb a fair distance.|
|Bomb Bowl||Tilt L-Stick + B||Kirby rolls a bomb like a bowling ball at nearby enemies.|
|Bomb Kick||While touching unexploded bombs||Kirby in this form (and all his other forms and other characters) will kick unexploded bombs a fair distance.|
|Counter Bowl||B after dodging an attack||Kirby instantly uses Bomb Bowl, regardless of whether he is moving or not.|
|Homing Bomb||-||Bombs will automatically sprout wheels and start wandering the stage until they find an enemy, to which they will chase down until they explode. These bombs can also jump if they come into contact with a wall or the enemy is in the air.|
|Bomb Chain||Place multiple bombs near each other with any other move||Up to 5 bombs can be chained together in this manner. When one explodes, all the others do at the same time. The larger the chain, the larger and longer the explosion lasts and the more damage it deals.
Chained homing bombs will glow different colors depending on how many are grouped together:
|Kirby and the Forgotten Land||Figure description:|
Toss a homing bomb, then watch it get to work! It'll patrol the area until it spots an enemy, then race toward them and explode. Chain bombs together to corner your foes!
Figure of Homing Bomb
Treasure Road artwork
Homing Bomb Kirby tossing a bomb in Seek the Switches! Homing Bomb Hunt
Names in other languages
Āto Sāchi Bomu
Zìdòng Zhuīzōng Zhàdàn
Zìdòng Zhuīzōng Zhàdàn
|French||Bombe téléguidée||Remote-controlled bomb|
|Korean||오토 서치 밤
Oto Seochi Bam
|Spanish||Bomba buscadora||Tracking Bomb|