"Appears in dungeons. They often gather in groups in narrow areas. Once activated, they go a little crazy. Take them out with arrows."
— The Bob-omb Figurine

Bob-ombs are recurring enemies in the Legend of Zeldas series. Bob-ombs are explosive bomb-like enemies that, when attacked, light their fuses and run around wildly before exploding and harming Link, should he be in the vicinity of the blast. Two good ways to avoid being harmed by the resulting explosion are to either use a shield to block the explosion or shooting it with an arrow at it to detonate it immediately.


The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

Bob-ombs appear within certain dungeons. When hit with a weapon, a Bob-omb will start smiling and following Link. After a short while, it will count down from five. Once the countdown is finished, it explodes and damages Link if he is in the blast zone.

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap

Bob-ombs appear in several locations, such as the Cave of Flames, Palace of Winds, and Dark Hyrule Castle. They behave like they did in Link's Awakening. Bob-ombs can only be defeat instantly by shooting it with an arrow, all other methods to defeat them (excluding the Gust Jar) will simply cause them to start running around. The use of the Gust Jar is smart as you can then launch them at enemies or walls that can be destroyed by a Bomb.


Bob-ombs make cameo appearances in the Legend of Zelda games and are originally enemies from the Mario series of games created by Nintendo.

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