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"At last, it's complete! The Remote Bomb! It blows up whenever you want!"

Remote Bombs are a recurring item in the Legend of Zelda series.


The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap

Remote bombs are special bombs in The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap. Remotely controlled bombs invented by the Minish Belari, they can be used in the place of regular bombs; they are obtained by fusing Kinstones with Gentari after having obtained bombs, giving Belari the "inspiration" needed to finish his invention. Link can switch back to regular bombs at any time by speaking to Belari again. When Link is using Remote Bombs, they are obtained in the same fashion as regular bombs.

When deployed, these bombs will explode only when the button to which they are assigned is pressed a second time. Unlike regular bombs, it is not possible to have more than one Remote Bomb deployed at any one time. Interestingly, if Link throws a Remote Bomb at an enemy, it will do damage, even if it does not explode. Certain stronger enemies like Darknuts are stunned rather than outright defeated by a Remote Bomb's explosion.

Bombs in The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords are identical to Remote Bombs in function but are not referred to such and retain the design of standard bombs seen throughout the series.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Remote Bomb Icons

The Remote Bomb in Breath of the Wild is a Rune ability for the Sheikah Slate in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. Link can use this rune to create bombs that can be detonated remotely; these bombs can either be sphere-shaped, in which case they will roll, or cube-shaped, in which case they will remain inert once set. Link can also upgrade these by presenting Purah with three Ancient Shafts. The upgraded versions will be stronger, recharge faster, and denoted with a "+" symbol succeeding it. Both types of Remote Bomb can be out on the field at the same time, but no more than one of each may be out. Furthermore, only the type of Remote Bomb currently selected can be detonated.

Remote Bombs are light and thus effected by the wind, which Link can use to his advantage to throw them further, though this can also be a hindrance if the wind is blowing in the wrong direction. Link can also put away any Remote Bomb he is currently holding. Unlike Bomb Arrows, Remote Bombs do not produce fire when they explode and can be used in High Temperature areas like Death Mountain (Bomb Arrows cannot without damaging Link as they explode immediately upon being draw in High Temperature areas). They can also be used to stun wild Sand Seals, allowing Link to grab them to use them to travel through Gerudo Desert without having to bother sneaking up on them.

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