Hocotate Bomb

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Hocotate Bomb
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Official artwork of the Hocotate Bomb from Ultimate.
Universe Pikmin
Appears in SSB4
Ultimate
Item class Exploding
Article on Pikipedia Hocotate Ship

The Hocotate Bomb (ドルフィン爆弾, Dolphin Bomb) is an explosive item in Super Smash Bros. 4 and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate modeled after the Hocotate Ship in the Pikmin universe.

Origin[edit]

The design of the item is clearly based on the Hocotate Ship from Pikmin 2, and its behaviour seems to be the similar to that of End of Day, Olimar's Final Smash. However, there is also an item with identical functionality from Kid Icarus: Uprising - the Boom Rocket.

Overview[edit]

When thrown, it will wait 3 seconds, or until it is attacked, before ascend offscreen into the sky, damaging and dragging any touching enemies with it for a potential KO, then crash down (a random time after 5 seconds) after its launch. If it receives enough damage before it flies off-screen, it will explode and damage anyone nearby. However, when it detonates on re-entry the resulting explosion will not harm the person who activated it. The crash landing also has a meteor effect on any opponent who makes contact with it. It's also possible to push the bomb away with wind and have it land in another spot though it may just pass through solid ground.

Damage[edit]

Action Damage
Explosion 30%
Takeoff 1% (per hit)
Landing (collateral) 6%
Throw 12%
Forward tilt throw 12%
Up tilt throw 12%
Down tilt throw 12%
Dash throw 12%
Forward smash throw 13%
Up smash throw 13%
Down smash throw 14%
Drop 9-11%
Air throw 12%
Air forward tilt throw 12%
Air up tilt throw 12%
Air down tilt throw 12%
Air forward smash throw 12%
Air up smash throw 12%
Air down smash throw 12%

Trophy information[edit]

Hocotate Bomb
North America With the outward appearance of a Hocotate Freight ship, this is actually a bomb in disguise! Arm it by throwing it on the ground, and give it a nudge if you're impatient. It'll fly up into the sky, returning a short time later and exploding. Force your foes into the landing zone!
Europe The flagship of Hocotate Freight has been reinvented as...a bomb! To arm it, throw it, then wait. Or give it a nudge - up to you. It'll shoot up in the air, then after a bit, fall back down to its starting point and go off. Try to remember where it was set off - you really don't want to get caught in the blast.
GameCube: Pikmin (12/2001)
GameCube: Pikmin 2 (08/2004)


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Trivia[edit]

  • In version 1.0.4 of Smash 3DS, if one uses a Hocotate Bomb on Mushroomy Kingdom, it's possible to see the bomb floating above the blast line, facing downward.
  • The Japanese version of the game incorrectly identifies the bomb as being shaped like the Dolphin. This was Olimar's ship in the original Pikmin, which is destroyed between the first and second game. Localized versions correct this issue.


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