Bob-ombs (ボムへい, Bomuhei) are another enemy from the Super Mario series that made cameo appearances in Four Swords and The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap. These walking bombs are based on the enemy from the Mario series with the same name, and resemble the Bombite from Link's Awakening. However, unlike Bombite; The Bob-ombs does not show the visible timer countdown on their body before exploding. They also will not explode immediately on contact with a second slash with your sword.
In Four Swords, Bob-ombs will harm Link if they touch him. In order to defeat them, he has to hit them with his Sword to stun them; unlike other appearences, they can be hit an unlimited number of times without exploding. If Link hits them while they are stunned, they will bounce around. To actually take them out, he will have to throw them into fire, which is always present near Bob-ombs. This will light their fuse and they will run around like mad, harming Link upon contact, and eventually exploding, harming everything in the vicinity.
The Minish Cap
Bob-ombs are walking bombs that will become active when swiped with a sword. Once Activated, they will light their fuse and will run around the room like maniacs before exploding. Swipe them once more while they are running around will stun them for a few seconds. Link then can pick them up and throw them like a regular Bomb against enemies or bomb-able wall. Shooting Arrows at Bob-ombs will instantly kill them.
|Appears in dungeons. They often gather in groups in narrow areas. Once activated, they go a little crazy. Take them out with arrows.|
Bob-omb Sprite from The Minish Cap