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Remote Bomb

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Remote Bomb
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Link detonating a Remote Bomb in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
User Link
Universe The Legend of Zelda
Article on Zelda Wiki Remote Bomb

Remote Bomb (リモコンバクダン, Remote Control Bomb) is Link's down special move in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.


Link raises his hands in the air as a bomb rune materializes, then proceeds to hold it in his left hand. Unlike its previous incarnation, it does not explode on impact. Rather, it bounces off opponents and has to be detonated remotely with his Sheikah Slate by pressing down special again, in a manner similar to C4 (though it does not attach to opponents and can be grabbed as an item unlike C4). The bomb will also explode after around 30 seconds, significantly longer than his traditional bomb would, and explodes instantly if hit by fire. If the bomb is held by an opponent or captured by Pocket, it cannot be detonated. The bomb also cannot be detonated if the user is helpless, notably after using Spin Attack, however, its use as a recovery extension is still far greater since Link can Z-drop the bomb and explode it on his own granting him notable distance. This allows him to recover from the deepest parts of the stage so long as his % is high enough. The bomb can also be thrown downwards or upwards by moving the C-Stick/Right Joystick either up or down.

Instructional quotes[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Move List LinkHeadSSBU.png Creates a remote bomb with the Sheikah Slate. Down special again detonates it.


Link holding a spherical Remote Bomb in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.
Link detonating a spherical Remote Bomb in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

In The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Link begins his journey obtaining the Sheikah Slate, a device crafted by the Shiekah from ancient technology. As he progresses, he earns and can ultilize four different Runes (seven if amiibo, Master Cycle Zero, and Camera are counted).

One of these Runes is the Remote Bomb. When used, Link will pull out either a cubic or spherical Remote Bomb, which he can throw and detonate it by using the Rune again. This behavior is true in Ultimate, although it has differences from the original. Ultimate's version will detonate after contact with fire or after 30 seconds and has no respawn timer, compared to how in Breath of the Wild the rune has no detonation timer and has a respawn timer of 6 seconds (3 seconds if the rune is upgraded to Remote Bomb+ in Breath of the Wild). Additionally, Link can only use spherical bombs in Ultimate.

The sound effects made when a Remote Bomb is spawned, idle and detonated are all re-purposed from Breath of the Wild.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name
Japan Japanese リモコンバクダン
UK English Remote Bomb
France French Bombe à distance
Germany German Fernzünderbombe
Spain Spanish Bomba remota
Italy Italian Bomba radiocomandata
China Chinese (Simplified) 遥控炸弹
Taiwan Chinese (Traditional) 遙控炸彈
South Korea Korean 리모컨 폭탄
Netherlands Dutch Afstandsbom
Russia Russian Телебомба

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