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Hocotate Bomb

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Hocotate Bomb
Official artwork of a Hocotate Bomb from the SSBU website.
Official artwork of the Hocotate Bomb from Ultimate.
Universe Pikmin
Appears in SSB4
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.


The design of the item is based on the Hocotate Ship from Pikmin 2, and its behaviour is 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.


When thrown, it will wait 3 seconds, or until it is attacked, before ascending 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.


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%


Hocotate Bomb's trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Hocotate Bomb's trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Hocotate Bomb
NTSC 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!
GameCube: Pikmin (12/2001)
GameCube: Pikmin 2 (08/2004)
PAL 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 (06/2002)
GameCube: Pikmin 2 (10/2004)


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ドルフィン爆弾 Dolphin Bomb
UK English Hocotate Bomb
France French Bombe Hocotate Hocotate Bomb
Germany German Hocotate-Bombe
Spain Spanish Bomba Hocotate Hocotate Bomb
Italy Italian Bomba Hocotate Hocotate Bomb
China Chinese (Simplified) 多露芬炸弹 Dolphin Bomb
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 多露芬炸彈 Dolphin Bomb
South Korea Korean 돌핀 폭탄 Dolphin Bomb
Netherlands Dutch Hocotate-bom Hocotate Bomb
Russia Russian Бомба «Хокотатэ» Hocotate Bomb


  • In version 1.0.4 of for Nintendo 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 Hocotate Bomb is known in Japanese as「ドルフィン爆弾」("Dolphin Bomb"). While the Hocotate ship itself has no proper name in English, its Japanese name is「ドルフィン初号機」("S.S. Dolphin first model") even though both ships are unrelated, as the S.S. Dolphin is Olimar's personal spaceship; meanwhile the Hocotate Freight Ship is a Hocotate Freight company ship used for cargo transportation and treasure collection.