Homing Bomb

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Homing Bomb
KatFL Homing Bomb Artwork.png
Artwork of Homing Bomb Kirby from Kirby and the Forgotten Land.
Based on Bomb
Blueprint location An Unexpected Beast King
Cost KatFL Star Coin icon.png×800 and KatFL Rare Stone icon.png×3
Starting Power-up Cost KatFL Star Coin icon.png×1200 and KatFL Rare Stone icon.png×3
No. Power-ups 2
Power(s) Throw bombs that home in on enemies
Starting Power 3.5 bars
Rapid-Fire 2.5 bars
Similar to Chain Bomb
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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 water surface, 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.


All names are conjectural.

Homing Bomb moveset 
Move Button execution Description
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:

  • Two bombs are green
  • Three bombs are teal
  • Four bombs are blue
  • Five bombs are a deeper blue


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese オートサーチボム
Āto Sāchi Bomu
Auto-Search Bomb
Traditional Chinese 自動追蹤炸彈
Zìdòng Zhuīzōng Zhàdàn
Auto-Tracking Bomb
Simplified Chinese 自动追踪炸弹
Zìdòng Zhuīzōng Zhàdàn
French Bombe téléguidée Remote-controlled bomb
German Sucherbombe Seeker bomb
Korean 오토 서치 밤
Oto Seochi Bam
Auto-Search Bomb
Spanish Bomba buscadora Tracking Bomb