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SSBU spirit Bomber.png
Artwork of a Bomber from Kirby Super Star Ultra.
Universe Kirby
Appears in Brawl
Item class Throwing/Explosive
Article on Wikirby Bomber

Bomber (ボンバー, Bomber) is an enemy from the Kirby series.


Artwork of a Bomber from Kirby's Adventure.

Bombers debuted as enemies in Kirby's Adventure and have appeared in most Kirby games since. They are often found near ledges that they promptly fall off of, detonating on impact with the ground or Kirby with a large explosion. When inhaled, it gives Kirby the exclusive Crash ability, which defeats all onscreen enemies instantly and and also deals large damage to bosses.

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]


Bomber appears as a trophy in Brawl, as one of the random trophies for the player to collect.

Screenshot by Dany36
Bomber's trophy in Brawl
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!
NES: Kirby's Adventure
SNES: Kirby Super Star
NES: Kirby's Adventure
SNES: Kirby's Fun Pak

In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS[edit]


Bomber reappears as a trophy in Smash 4, exclusively in the 3DS version.

Bomber's trophy in
NTSC 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!
PAL If you think a bit of mystery is the spice of life, you'll be disappointed here. This guy looks like a bomb and explodes like a bomb because...he IS a bomb. Most bombs don't bumble around so cutely, though. If he falls or bumps into something, he'll explode. But if your timing's good, you can throw him at enemies and do loads of damage!

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

Hold the Bomber up with the A button and a massive explosion will occur in 1.5 seconds. You will take less damage by moving away from the center of the explosion, so if you are about to get caught in it, try to get away!
Super Smash Blog, Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Official Site
Kirby standing next to a Bomber.

Bomber appears as an item. It spawns walking around, similarly to a Bob-omb. If left alone for long enough, or it walks off an edge and falls onto a surface below, it detonates in a huge, powerful explosion that slows down time just beforehand. Unlike in its original Kirby appearance, it may choose to turn around upon reaching an edge.

The Bomber can also be used as a held item. When picked up, the user will lift it above their head for several seconds, much like the Special Flag. Eventually, this will slow down time before the Bomber detonates, resulting in a massive explosion around the user that deals heavy damage and knockback to any nearby opponents; this does not harm the user. However, if held and left unused, the Bomber will eventually detonate after a set timer, which can harm the user as well. If the Bomber is left to its own devices and reaches a ledge, it will behave like in its home series and drop from it, detonating on impact with the nearest surface below. The explosion deals more damage if the victim is closer to its center. Unlike other standard explosions, the Bomber's explosions cannot be absorbed.


Bomber also appears as an Advanced-class support spirit. Its Spirit Battle uses a Kirby puppet fighter and is fought on the Dream Land GB stage. During the battle, the Bomber appears as the item while Kirby starts off with a Bomber.

No. Image Name Type Class Cost Ability Series
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★★ 1 Bomber Equipped Kirby Series

In addition to the above, equipping the Electrode, Crash Man, or Subspace Bomb support spirits will give the player a Bomber at a start of their stock.

No. Image Name Type Class Cost Ability Series
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★★ 1 Bomber Equipped Pokémon Series
SSBU spirit Crash Man.png
Crash Man
★★ 1 Bomber Equipped Mega Man Series
SSBU spirit Subspace Bomb.png
Subspace Bomb
★★ 1 Bomber Equipped Super Smash Bros. Series


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ボンバー Bomber
UK English Bomber
France French Bombinet
Germany German Bombio
Spain Spanish Bomber
Italy Italian Bomber
China Chinese (Simplified) 漫步大炸弹 Big Walking Bomb
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 漫步大炸彈 Big Walking Bomb
South Korea Korean 봄버 Bomber
Netherlands Dutch Bomber
Russia Russian Бомбик Bomb


  • Bomber's trophy in Smash 3DS is flipped from its Brawl trophy pose.
  • Much like the Waddle Doos from Waddle Dee Throw, Kirby does not gain the Crash ability upon inhaling a Bomber, unlike in his home series. In Ultimate, he simply takes damage identically to inhaling any other explosive item.