A Bob-omb from The Minish Cap
|First appearance||Link's Awakening (1993)|
The Minish Cap
Running into Link
- "Appears in dungeons. They often gather in groups in narrow areas. Once activated, they go a little crazy. Take them out with arrows."
- — Figurine
Bob-ombs are recurring enemies in the Legend of Zelda 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 to detonate it immediately.
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 three. Once the countdown is finished, it explodes and damages Link if he is in the blast zone.
Bob-ombs appear in numerous areas of the game, beginning with certain portions of the Chambers of Insight. When struck with the Four Sword, they will fall into a dormant, blue state. If struck again, their fuses will ignite and they will run about the room until they explode, sometimes damaging the four Links. When they are in their blue state, they are prone to being picked up and utilized in a similar fashion to regular bombs.
Bob-ombs appear in several locations, such as the Cave of Flames, Palace of Winds, and Dark Hyrule Castle. When hit, they will light their fuse and begin running around randomly. Bob-ombs can only be defeated 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. Hitting them while they are running around will cause them to stop moving and allow Link to pick them up and throw them, like a regular Bomb. The use of the Gust Jar is smart as Link can grab them safely, then launch them at enemies or walls that can be destroyed by a Bomb
|Link (x4) · Princess Zelda · Vaati|
—Full list of characters
|Deguchitato · Derazoru · Gouen · Vaati|
|Chambers of Insight · Sea of Trees · Talus Cave · Death Mountain · Vaati's Palace · Hero's Trial · Realm of Memories|
—Full list of locations
|Bomb · Boomerang · Bow · Bow-Wow · Four Sword · Shield|
|Armor Seed · Fairy · Gnat Hat · Heart · Heart Container · Magnetic Glove · Pegasus Boots · Razor Seed · Roc's Cape · Rupee · Pegasus Seed · Small Key|
|Golden Key · Hero's Key · Medal of Courage · Silver Key|
| Ezlo · King Daltus · Link · Princess Zelda · Smith · Vaati|
—Full list of characters
|Big Green ChuChu · Gleerok · Mazaal · Big Octorok · Gyorg Pair · Vaati Reborn · Vaati Transfigured · Vaati's Wrath|
| Castor Wilds · Cloud Tops · Eastern Hills · Hyrule Town · Lake Hylia · Lon Lon Ranch · Minish Woods · Mount Crenel · Mt. Crenel's Base · North Hyrule Field · Royal Valley · South Hyrule Field · Trilby Highlands · Veil Falls · Western Wood · Wind Ruins|
|Deepwood Shrine · Cave of Flames · Fortress of Winds · Temple of Droplets · Royal Crypt · Palace of Winds · Dark Hyrule Castle|
|Smith's Sword · White Sword · Four Sword · Small Shield · Mirror Shield · Bombs · Boomerang · Bow · Cane of Pacci · Gust Jar|
|Bottle · Flame Lantern · Flippers · Grip Ring · Mole Mitts · Ocarina of Wind · Power Bracelets · Roc's Cape|
|Elements · Kinstones · Tiger Scrolls|
|Deku · Fairy · Goron · Human · Hylian · Minish · Wind Tribe|