Bomb-Shop Man

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Bomb-Shop Man






Swimmer (Hyrulean counterpart)

The Bomb-Shop Man is a character from A Link Between Worlds. He runs the Bomb Flower Store south of the Thieves' Town in Lorule and usually speaks in song and rhyme. The Bomb-Shop Man greets Link when the hero first enters his store and wonders if he is a friend or foe.[1] He guesses that Link is searching for Bombs, but he explains that he currently has nothing to show.[2] However, he does have the Big Bomb Flower available, which he is willing to lend out for unlimited uses after a one-time fee.[3] Regardless of whether Link wants to know more or not, the Bomb-Shop Man tells him that the flower next to his house is actually a large bomb that can follow Link and destroy large boulders, but it can be dangerous due to it exploding at the slightest touch.[4] The Bomb-Shop Man offers the Big Bomb Flower to Link for 200 Rupees, boasting that it cannot be found anywhere else.[5] Unless he agrees, Link is not permitted to enter the Bomb-Shop Man's garden.[6]

After Link purchases the flower, he urges the hero to go outside and try it out, reminding him that the flower always grows back.[7] Whenever Link visits him afterward, the Bomb-Shop Man warns Link that the Big Bomb Flower is very powerful.[8]


  1. "♪ Yo ho ho! Who is it that goes? Friend or foe? Who is it? Do I know?" — Bomb-Shop Man, A Link Between Worlds
  2. "♪ For bombs you seem to be searchin'. Well then, leave me to my researchin'! ♪ What I can sell you now is n-n-n-nuttin'! Sorry I ain't got more for your mutton!" — Bomb-Shop Man, A Link Between Worlds
  3. "♪ Buh-buh-buh-buh! Want the Big Bomb Flower? ♪ Lucky you—I'm lendin' that power! For a one-time fee, use it for hours and hours. ♪ Oh yeah, the Big Bomb Flower. Wanna n-nuh-know about its power?
    ♪ Wanna know
    No need
    " — Bomb-Shop Man, A Link Between Worlds
  4. "♪ So quiet! Y'know silence glistens. That's fine with me–I'll just talk. And you just listen! ♪ The flower bloomin' in the garden is really a bomb. And it's a total bargain! ♪ Just go on and touch it. It'll be a following bloom. ♪ Big Bomb Flower gonna make big boulders go boom! ♪ But be careful, ya know. Just the slightest scratch will make it explode!" — Bomb-Shop Man, A Link Between Worlds
  5. "♪ This big flower is only found here! If you're interested, kid, you'll wanna get near! ♪ Wanna use the Big Bomb Flower? For just 200 Rupees, you can stop lookin' so sour!
    ♪ Bo-rro-rrow
    No need
    " — Bomb-Shop Man, A Link Between Worlds
  6. "♪ And don't go beggin' for my pardon. Just don't go headin' to the garden. Authorized personnel only, ya know?" — Bomb-Shop Man, A Link Between Worlds
  7. "♪ Go, go, go! It's growin' outside. Try it on out, and take it for a ride! ♪ And don't gimme any flak. Big Bomb Flower always grows back!" — Bomb-Shop Man, A Link Between Worlds
  8. "♪ Usin' the Big Bomb Flower? Watch your back! That's a whole lotta power!" — Bomb-Shop Man, A Link Between Worlds