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Not to be confused with Bombite.

Bob-ombs are recurring Enemies in The Legend of Zelda series.[1] They are the same as the Bob-ombs from the Mario series.


Four Swords[]

In Four Swords, Bob-ombs are typically encountered in small groups. They move slowly, but when they are struck by the Sword, they will turn blue and freeze in place. In order to then light their fuse, one of the Links must either throw it at a lit Torchlight or make sparks near the fuse by clanging Swords with another Link. As soon as their fuse is lit, they will dash around very quickly and bounce off of the walls, making them hard to avoid, and will eventually explode. Bob-ombs, however, can also be helpful Enemies, as they can be used to destroy cracked walls or Blocks when the Links are without Bombs. When they are hit again after their fuse is lit, they cease running and turn red, at which point they can be picked up and thrown elsewhere before exploding, allowing the Links to use them to destroy obstacles or other Enemies. They appear in the Chambers of Insight, Death Mountain, Vaati's Palace, as well as the Realm of Memories.

The Minish Cap[]

Bob-omb (Figurine from The Minish Cap)
TMC Bob-omb Figurine Sprite
Appears in dungeons.
They often gather in groups in narrow
areas. Once activated, they go a little
crazy. Take them out with arrows.

In The Minish Cap, Bob-ombs are typically found in small groups in enclosed areas or narrow spaces. Unlike their Four Swords counterparts, they don't need to be thrown at Torchlights after they turn blue; instead their fuses light with just one Sword slash, making them much easier to use as normal Bombs. This becomes necessary to solve a puzzle in Dark Hyrule Castle. They appear in the Cave of Flames, the Palace of Winds, and the aforementioned Dark Hyrule Castle.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ボム兵 (Bomu Hei) Bomb Soldier
French-speaking countries French Bombe Soldat
Federal Republic of Germany German Bob-omb
Italian Republic Italian Soldato Bomba
Spanish-speaking countries Spanish Soldado bomba

See Also[]


  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 168 (FS | TMC)