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Big Bombs are recurring traps and Items in The Legend of Zelda series.[1]

Location and Uses[]

Four Swords Adventures[]

Big Bombs are a dangerous type of Bomb in Four Swords Adventures. Big Bombs are dropped by Shadow Link and found as traps within Treasure Chests.[2] Big Bombs explode after 10 seconds and blast the entire area. The timer can explode faster if a Big Bomb is slashed with the Four Sword, with each slash reducing the timer by one second. If the Links are hit by its blast, they will be defeated instantly, regardless of the number of hearts they have at that moment.[3] In order to avoid its blast, the Links can escape into a hole,[4] walk into a cave, or by diving underwater.[5]

Tri Force Heroes[]

When one of the Links wears the Big Bomb Outfit, all Bombs and Bomb Flowers that Link uses turn into Big Bombs, which have an increased blast radius and inflict double damage. Bombs have a blast radius that reaches one level above or below, while Big Bombs reach two levels above or below.

During the Boss battle in Bomb Storage, Li'l Hinox throws an even larger Big Bomb at the Links. This Bomb bears a Hinox marking and has triple the blast radius and damage output of a regular Bomb. It is too heavy for any of the Links to lift and will only move a short distance when blown with the Gust Jar, but with precise timing it can be fired back at Li'l Hinox to damage him.


  • The icon for bombs in the Spaceworld 2001 footage of The Wind Waker was similar to the sprite of the Big Bomb in Four Swords Adventures and may have been the basis for that sprite.



  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 90 (TFH)
  2. "You got a Big Bomb! This will blow everything to smithereens! Uh-oh...RUN!!" — N/A (Four Swords Adventures)
  3. "A giant bomb! Run away!" — N/A (Four Swords Adventures)
  4. "A giant bomb! Escape to your Game Boy Advance!" — N/A (Four Swords Adventures)
  5. "A giant bomb! Quickly! Dive underwater!" — N/A (Four Swords Adventures)