- This article is about the Mario enemy and item. For other bomb-related articles, see Bomb.
Bob-omb artwork from Brawl.
|Article on Super Mario Wiki||Bob-omb|
Bob-ombs, (ボム兵 Bomuhei, Bomb Soldiers), are items that has appeared in any game of the Super Smash Bros. series. They will explode on contact when hit or thrown. After a short time, they will start walking back and forth on the stage and then will stop, turn red and explode. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, picking them up activates the timer, causing it to explode in one's hand if one does not throw it in time. Bob-ombs are quite dangerous items, as they do severe knockback on contact with players. Even a player who grabs a Bob-omb must be careful, as it is very easy to KO oneself if one throws the item too close, or sometimes if one is struck by a projectile while holding the bomb.
- Direct smash throw does 35% damage.
- Tap throw does 32% damage.
- While walking does 25% damage.
- When dropped does 25% damage.
- If thrown while red, does 36% damage.
- Throwing a bomb when it is red causes a bonus award
In Sudden Death, Bob-ombs fall randomly from the sky if the match takes too long. These Bob-ombs are slightly larger than normal and (despite what most believe) can be grabbed through grabbing the item in the air. The falling Bob-ombs are absent in Super Sudden Death.
If six Bob-ombs are detonated at the same time, a large explosion will occur, normally a one-hit KO. The same effect can be used with Blast Boxes, only the effect is more powerful and requires a trigger.
When a Bob-omb starts walking after being left alone for awhile, it normally will explode on contact. However, if the player shields when the bomb is walking towards them, it will walk harmlessly past them.
|Up tilt throw||37%||33%||30%|
|Down tilt throw||31%||34%||25%|
|Side smash throw||40%||35%||35%|
|Up smash throw||40%||37%||31%|
|Down smash throw||31%||38%||25%|
|Air up tilt throw||39%||33%||31%|
|Air down tilt throw||40%||34%||30%|
|Air side smash throw||40%||32%||33%|
|Air up smash throw||41%||33%||31%|
|Air down smash throw||40%||34%||30%|
In Super Mario Bros. 2, Bob-ombs were bomb-like enemies that walked around and blow themselves up. The Bob-omb could also be picked up and thrown at enemies. Bob-ombs reappeared in Super Mario Bros. 3, and if the player jumps on a Bob-omb it would become stationary. The player could also pick up the Bob-omb and throw it at enemies; however, the Bob-omb will explode after a few seconds after being jumped on. In Super Mario 64, if the player gets close enough to a Bob-omb, it will ignite itself and chase after the player. They could also be picked up and thrown, but they will explode immediately after hitting the ground.
In the Smash Bros. games, a Bob-omb will stay at a spot for a short period of time. After the short period of time, it will walk around and self-destruct. The Bob-omb exploding on contact to whatever it hits is a reference to their behavior in Super Mario 64. 
 Description from the Super Smash Bros. Instruction Booklet
When grabbed and thrown at an enemy, this item explodes, but if left alone, it will start walking around until its timer reaches zero...
 Melee trophy
These little guys are just what they appear to be: walking bombs. Pick one up and hurl it for an incredibly potent attack. If no one picks them up, Bob-ombs light their own fuses and start wandering around armed and dangerous. In Super Mario 64, Bob-ombs chased Mario down once they noticed him. Pink Bob-ombs are nice and capable of speech.
- Super Mario Bros. 2, 10/88
 Brawl trophy
A mobile bomb with a fuse on its head. It can be picked up and thrown as a powerful explosive, but if no one grabs it, it will tire of waiting and start wandering, then detonate whenever it likes. Its power and unpredictability make it an accident waiting to happen. In sudden-death matches that go on too long, Bob-ombs rain from the sky to move things along.
Items in Super Smash Bros. (N64)
|Normal||Beam Sword · Bob-omb · Bumper · Fan · Fire Flower · Green Shell · Hammer · Heart Container · Home-Run Bat · Maxim Tomato · Motion-Sensor Bomb · Poké Ball · Ray Gun · Red Shell · Star Rod · Starman|
|Containers||Barrel · Capsule · Crate · Egg|
Items in Super Smash Bros. Melee
|Normal||Barrel Cannon · Beam Sword · Bob-omb · Bunny Hood · Cloaking Device · Fan · Fire Flower · Flipper · Food · Freezie · Green Shell · Hammer · Heart Container · Home-Run Bat · Lip's Stick · Maxim Tomato · Metal Box · Motion-Sensor Bomb · Mr. Saturn · Parasol · Poison Mushroom · Poké Ball · Ray Gun · Red Shell · Screw Attack · Star Rod · Starman · Super Mushroom · Super Scope · Warp Star|
|Containers||Barrel · Capsule · Crate · Egg · Party Ball|
Items in Super Smash Bros. Brawl
|Normal||Assist Trophy · Banana Peel · Beam Sword · Blast Box · Bob-omb · Bumper · Bunny Hood · Cracker Launcher · Deku Nut · Dragoon · Fan · Fire Flower · Food · Franklin Badge · Freezie · Golden Hammer · Gooey Bomb · Green Shell · Hammer · Heart Container · Home-Run Bat · Hothead · Lightning Bolt · Lip's Stick · Maxim Tomato · Metal Box · Motion-Sensor Bomb · Mr. Saturn · Pitfall · Poison Mushroom · Poké Ball · Ray Gun · Screw Attack · Smart Bomb · Smash Ball · Smoke Ball · Soccer Ball · Spring · Star Rod · Starman · Super Mushroom · Super Scope · Superspicy Curry · Team Healer · Timer · Unira · Warp Star|
|Containers||Barrel · Capsule · Crate · Party Ball · Sandbag · Rolling Crates|
|Key · Stock Ball · Trophy Stand|
|Collectibles||CD · Coins · Sticker · Trophy|
|Other||Smash Coins and Bills|