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Copy Ability
Kirby's Return to Dream Land artwork
Name (JP) ボム (Bomu)
In Games
In the anime#J51/#E49 - #J57/#E57 - #J78/#E78 - #J84/#E84 - #J85/#E85 - #J100/#E100
AppearanceOld: Blue, floppy cap with a white rim and pompom on the end. Bombs are solid black.
New: Blue party hat with a yellow, a green, and a red star on it, a red ribbon on the top, a large white rim, and a blue, diamond-shaped gem with a yellow rim on the front. Bombs are dark gray-blue with several lighter gray-blue stars on them.
PropertiesFire ( )
Other PowersLights fuses ( )
Ability Icon KRtDL Bomb icon
Regular enemiesBomb Poppy Bros. Jr., Jungle Bomb, Skud, Pedo, Rockn, Balloon Bomber, Foley, Prank, Bomb Perot
Mid-bossesPoppy Bros. Sr. ( )
Bombar's bombs, Doc's bombs, Boxy's bombs
BossesMiracle Matter's bombs (bomb form), Mr. Dooter's bombs, Metal General's missiles, Moley's bombs, Mrs. Moley's bombs, Wiz's bombs, Daroach's bombs, Dark Daroach's bombs
HelperPoppy Bros. Jr.
Raise a huge bomb above your head, adjust the angle, and give it a toss. Blast, explode, and detonate from a distance! Or drop a bomb right next to an enemy. KABOOM!
— Bomb's Flavor Text • Kirby: Triple Deluxe

Bomb is a Copy Ability introduced in Kirby Super Star.

General Information

Being Kirby's most explosive ability after Crash, the Bomb ability allows Kirby to create and utilize an endless supply of large, black bombs. He can throw them at all angles and toss them like bowling balls in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. Bombs can also pass through spikes in Kirby's Return to Dream Land. The bombs will explode on contact with an enemy or any solid object.

In Kirby Air Ride, Kirby wears a teal cap and wields a very large black bomb. Kirby can only throw the bomb in front of him, but he can choose the distance. Once thrown, it will explode on the ground, creating a large, and dangerous, cloud around the bomb that will expand to become large. Once it expands to its limit, however, it will disappear. In this game, Bomb is a one-time use ability.

In Kirby's Return to Dream Land, there is a Bomb Challenge which can be accessed by collecting 50 Energy Spheres.

Move Set

Move Controls Description Element Damage 19960321 Damage 20111024
Ready Bomb B/1 (not holding bomb)

Kirby creates a bomb and holds it.

The bomb will explode if held for too long, and will hurt Kirby and Helpers around him.
The bomb can be angled upwards by holding B. Kirby can't guard while carrying a bomb.
The bomb can be angled by holding B and then holding the ↑ or ↓ buttons.
None None None
Throw Bomb B/1 (while holding bomb) Kirby throws the bomb. Bombs will explode on contact. None
16 (both bomb and explosion) 16 (bomb), 26 (explosion only)
Drop Bomb B/1 next to foe (KRtDL) (near enemy, not holding bomb) Kirby sets a bomb on an enemy (bosses and undefeated mid-bosses will not be affected by this). The enemy will be stunned until the bomb explodes. None 26 26
Bomb Set ↓ + B/1 Kirby drops a bomb on the ground in front of him. The bomb explodes after a few seconds. None
16 28
Straight Throw / Bomb Bowl Dash + B/1

Kirby throws a bomb that flies straight ahead, and the bomb is unaffected by gravity.

Kirby tosses a bomb along the ground. It will roll a short way before stopping, and exploding a few seconds later.

16 32
Bomb Slide Ready Bomb, Crouch, A Kirby does a sweep with the bomb in his hand. The bomb will be set on the ground, though it will automatically explode on contact with an enemy. Fire N/A N/A

In Kirby: Right Back at Ya!

Bomb 1

Bomb Kirby in the anime

Bomb Kirby in the anime retains the same look and attacks as in the games. He can create and throw an unlimited number of bombs at will. He can also create bombs of varying sizes.

Transformation Sequence

In the transformation sequence, Kirby cringes, inflates and turns red, then explodes. Bomb Kirby appears from the smoke of the explosion, creates a bomb, and holds it over his head. The sound made when Kirby creates a bomb is replaced in the 4Kids dub.

Bomb transformation English version
Bomb transformation Japanese version


Bomb, along with Fighter, is the third most frequently used Copy Ability, with six appearances.

Flavor Texts

GameFlavor text
Blast your enemies to bits! Take accurate aim and throw carefully. Your throw will be controlled by Y.
Use B to pull out a bomb, and press B again to throw it. Move the +Control Pad to change where to throw it.
Grab a bomb and hold the button to set the throw angle. Toss it and it'll go Ka-BOOM!
Prep a huge bomb, aim it, and--KA-BOOM! Get above your enemies and boom, boom, boom! Bowl a perfect BOOM!
Raise a huge bomb above your head, adjust the angle, and give it a toss. Blast, explode, and detonate from a distance! Or drop a bomb right next to an enemy. KABOOM!

Related Quotes

Ever gone bowling with Bombs? Once Kirby gets this ability, you can do it anytime! You can also use expert aim to lob them at any angle.
— Bomb's description • Kirby's Return to Dream Land official site


  • This Copy Ability's cap's original appearance is a specific reference to Poppy Bros. Jr.'s and Poppy Bros. Sr.'s attire.
  • This Copy Ability's original appearance might also be, like Sword, a reference to Link, because of the hat and the bomb itself. Link uses both swords and bombs, and wears a floppy cap in the Legend of Zelda series.
  • Bomb appeared in the trailer of Kirby GCN, having some qualities from previous Kirby games, like Bomb Set. The ability has also shown a completely different hat unlike the previous Kirby games, which resembles an orange party hat with yellow stars. There was also a new Bomb enemy, which rode on a big ball around the size of a Golem. A similarly redesigned hat (though more "bombastic") was introduced in Kirby's Return to Dream Land, which also redesigned the bombs to have blue star marks.
  • While there are Ice Bombs and Thunder Bombs, there are no Fire Bombs because the regular bomb already has the element of fire.
  • In New Super Mario Bros. U, Lemmy Koopa uses bombs with printed stars on them during his battle. These bombs are similar to the ones Bomb Kirby's new design uses.



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