Kirbycolors This article is about the regular enemy. For the airplane mid-boss in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, see Bombar.
KCC Bomber 2
Kirby: Canvas Curse artwork
Name (JP) ボンバー (Bonbā)
In Games
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Super Smash Bros. series
Copy AbilityCrash
Points Given500
CategoryRegular enemy
This walking bomb has a skull on it. When it starts blinking, run!
— Bomber's Cast Description • Kirby's Epic Yarn

Bomber is an enemy that appears in the Kirby series. He is a weak, accident-prone missile-type enemy with legs and a skull painted on either side. His metallic-looking exterior is actually really delicate, so one wrong move and he shatters, leaving his highly flammable insides to erupt out of the cracks in his damaged body, creating an explosion and instantaneously taking out Bomber in the process. This explosion KOs all enemies on-screen, though it will only hurt Kirby if he gets too close. Bomber is often perched dangerously close to the edge of a platform and then falls off promptly after Kirby comes on-screen.

While this is the most common way for the explosion to occur, he may also explode if Kirby gets in his way.


Kirby's Adventure/Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land

Bomber first appeared in Kirby's Adventure and in its remake. In these games it perches on the edge of a platform and then falls off promptly when Kirby comes on-screen. When inhaled, it gives Kirby the Crash copy ability.

Kirby's Block Ball

Bomber appears as an enemy in Whispy Woods' stage. He remains in one place and drops a Crash item when defeated.

Kirby Super Star/Kirby Super Star Ultra

Bomber reappears in Kirby Super Star and its remake, having the same behavior as in Kirby's Adventure.

Kirby & The Amazing Mirror

Bomber also appears in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, serving the same role as in previous games.

Kirby: Canvas Curse

In Kirby: Canvas Curse, outside of the main game they appear in the Paint Panic sub-game where they chase Kirby as he moves through the stages. If the lead Bomber touches Kirby, it will explode, cause damage, and subtract points.

Kirby's Epic Yarn

Because of the yarn whip, Bomber's actions are changed in Kirby's Epic Yarn. Bombers are often regenerated and usually follow a set path. If it falls to the ground or is unraveled, it will land on the ground upside-down and explode afterward. If Kirby touches it (even on the sides) it will flatten and explode.

If rolled up, Bomber will turn into a small bomb with a lit fuse. When the fuse runs down, the bomb explodes.

Defeating two different sets of Bombers in Castle Dedede will reveal pull tabs which are used to collect Bonus Stars and the Castle Dedede music.

Kirby: Triple Deluxe

It appears in the multiplayer mode of the Kirby Fighters sub-game in Kirby: Triple Deluxe as an item. It can be picked up and thrown, after which it will behave as it does as an enemy.

Kirby: Planet Robobot

Bomber returns in Kirby: Planet Robobot, acting the same way as in previous games.

In the Super Smash Bros. series

Bomber appears as a trophy in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS. Bomber's signature skull pattern also appears on the bomb King Dedede uses in Dedede Burst, his Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U.

Related Quotes

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!
— Trophy description • Super Smash Bros. Brawl
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!
— Trophy description • Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS


  • In the game Kirby on the Draw in Kirby Super Star Ultra, if Kirby shoots Bomber, it will still blow up despite supposedly being an artificial piece of wood with Bomber's image on to it. This may, however, be an actual Bomber on a stick, as no wooden cutout is visible behind it.
  • In the Paint Panic sub-game in Kirby: Canvas Curse, Kirby has to escape Bombers by having the player draw Paint Roller's picture with the stylus. If they catch Kirby, they will blow up and he will take damage.
  • There is a glitch involving Bomber in the Peanut Plains area of Dyna Blade in Kirby Super Star Ultra. If Kirby has Suplex, he has to grab Bomber as it falls off its ledge, and right before he hits the ground, press A or Y. This will cause the game to glitch up, freezing the game (but not permanently).
  • In Kirby's Epic Yarn, a Bomber that Kirby touches is flattened, even if hit from the side.
  • In Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land, it can be seen that when a Bomber lands, its face grins almost maliciously.



Sprites and Models

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