Bombites (ボマー, Bomu) are enemies in Link's Awakening. They resemble a Bomb with eyes and feet. They are based on Bob-omb from the Super Mario series. They are found in the dungeons of Koholint Island. They come in two varieties; green and red.
When attacked, Green Bombites will show a number on their body. The number will start at 3, and gradually count down to 1. When the timer gets to 1, the green Bombite will flash and explode like a normal bomb. As it is counting down, the green Bombite will follow Link around the room. There are two methods of avoiding the green Bombite's explosion. The easiest way is to slash the sword to push them back when they get near Link. The second method would be to try and outrun them. However, trying to outrun them is only effective if Link is fighting one at a time.
When Link attacks a Red Bombite, it will ricochet around the room, bouncing off of the walls. Red Bombites will explode a few seconds after Link hits them. When trying to defeat a red Bombite, try to hit it in a straight path, rather than diagonally. If Link hits them diagonally, it may be hard to predict their path and Link will end up being hit or having the Bombite explode near him. If the red Bombite touches another enemy while it is bouncing around the room, it will explode on contact and may defeat the enemy it touched.
- ↑ The Legend of Zelda: Encyclopedia, pg. 168
- "Koholint Island is home to two different kinds of living Bombites. One counts down from three before exploding, and the other ricochets around the room before blowing up." — (The Great Hyrule Encyclopedia).