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Living explosives, prone to destroying themselves along with their enemies with their powerful "Self-Destruct." Bombs take the rage built up by being attacked and transform it into energy. This, in turn, makes them grow, sometimes to incredible sizes.
Dissidia Final Fantasy Files
Bombs (ボム, Bomu?) are popular creatures from the Final Fantasy series, appearing since Final Fantasy II, that have also made occasional appearances as summons. Bombs are often shaped similarly to a fireball with arms and a face, and are capable of self-destructing. They usually have bright yellow eyes and a wicked, toothy grin. In some games they appear metallic, befitting their name.
- 1 As an enemy
- 2 As a summon
- 3 Appearances
- 3.1 Final Fantasy II
- 3.2 Final Fantasy III
- 3.3 Final Fantasy IV
- 3.4 Final Fantasy V
- 3.5 Final Fantasy VI
- 3.6 Final Fantasy VII
- 3.7 Final Fantasy VIII
- 3.8 Final Fantasy IX
- 3.9 Final Fantasy X
- 3.10 Final Fantasy XI
- 3.11 Final Fantasy XII
- 3.12 Final Fantasy XIII
- 3.13 Final Fantasy XIV
- 3.14 Final Fantasy XV
- 3.15 Final Fantasy Tactics
- 3.16 Final Fantasy Tactics Advance
- 3.17 Crystal Defenders
- 3.18 Fortress
- 3.19 Final Fantasy Type-0
- 3.20 Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles
- 3.21 Final Fantasy Dimensions
- 3.22 Final Fantasy Dimensions II
- 3.23 Dissidia Final Fantasy
- 3.24 Theatrhythm Final Fantasy
- 3.25 Pictlogica Final Fantasy
- 3.26 Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade
- 3.27 Final Fantasy Artniks
- 3.28 Final Fantasy All the Bravest
- 3.29 Final Fantasy Record Keeper
- 3.30 Final Fantasy Explorers
- 3.31 Final Fantasy World Wide Words
- 3.32 Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
- 3.33 Mobius Final Fantasy
- 3.34 World of Final Fantasy
- 3.35 Final Fantasy Trading Card Game
- 3.36 Triple Triad (Portal App)
- 3.37 Chocobo Racing
- 3.38 Chocobo no Fushigi na Dungeon and Chocobo's Dungeon 2
- 3.39 Final Fantasy Fables: Chocobo Tales
- 3.40 Dice de Chocobo
- 4 Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances
- 5 Gallery
- 6 Etymology
- 7 Trivia
As an enemy[edit | edit source]
True to their name, the Bomb's primary method of damage is Self-Destruct, but usually only when its HP is low, or after being hit a certain number of times. Before self-destructing they are prone to biting, ramming, and casting fire magic.
In some games ice and lightning variants exist. A common variant is the Grenade (グレネード, Gurenēdo?), often gray or blue, that are sometimes an ice equivalent of the bomb. However, most of the time they are a stronger variant with a more powerful exploder attack. Another variant is the Balloon (バルーン, Barūn?).
A stronger version of the bomb, sometimes appearing as a boss, is the Bomb King or King Bomb (ボムキング, Bomu Kingu?), who, like normal Bombs, use fire-based attacks, albeit stronger. A common feature of this type is the lack of a self-destruct attack. They are usually the same color as the basic Bomb but slightly darkened.
As a summon[edit | edit source]
The Bomb, while more commonly associated as an enemy type, has appeared as a summon from time to time. Like the enemy, the summon Bomb tends to explode.
Appearances[edit | edit source]
Aside from the original, there are four varieties: the Balloon, which can be found in Semitt Falls; the Grenades in Snow Cave; and the Mine, found in various locations. The Bomb itself can be found in high-level locations, including the final dungeon. In the Dawn of Souls version, the Purobolos also appears in the mysterious cave.
Bombs are the weakest species of their family, but will still use Self-Destruct when at critical HP, to deal massive damage to the party. Regular Bombs are found in Subterranean Lake; Balloons are found in the Molten Cave, and Grenades are found at the Cave of Bahamut.
Several varieties are found and the basic Bomb also appears as a summon. There is a small chance of dropping an item which teaches Rydia how to summon the Bomb from Dark Grenade (2D and 3D), Balloon (2D and 3D), and Bomb King (2D). Oddly, Bombs themselves cannot drop it in the Game Boy Advance or 3D versions. When summoned into battle, the Bomb will explode, dealing damage equal to Rydia's HP. It has a casting time of 0, costs 10 MP to cast, and has a spell power of 40 in the 3D versions.
Bomb are encountered in Mt. Hobs as well as the Gray Bomb (Gray Bomb and 3D and the boss Mom Bomb (2D and 3D). Balloon live in the Tower of Babil and Dark Grenades are found on the Red Moon. Lastly, Bomb Kings and Melt Bombs are exclusive to the Lunar Ruins.
Some Bombs, while not weak to Lightning-based magic, will instead start a Chain Reaction, blowing up on every enemy left standing.
Bombs are moderately powerful enemies that attack with a regular physical attack and Self-Destruct, dealing damage equal to its remaining HP to one party member. They are not a big threat unless met in groups. Bombs and Gray Bombs appear around the world, and the Bomb Kings can be found in the Depths of the True Moon.
Bomb is also a summon and is quite powerful. With an instant cast time and 10 MP cost, it is a valuable addition to Rydia's spells. In Rydia's Tale, "The Eidolons Shackled," Bomb is the strongest ability available to her. When summoned, Bomb deals massive fire damage to a single enemy with its Self-Destruct attack.
Bombs use Body Slam as a critical attack, but when they are in a critical HP, they use Self-Destruct. There are three types of Bomb: the regular Bomb, the Grenade in the Interdimensional Rift, and a group of Purobolos act as a sub-boss in the Walse Meteorite. The player can learn the Blue Magic spell Self-Destruct from a Bomb. The earliest point to encounter them is near Jachol.
Bomb only attacks with Blaze, which is a strong fire-elemental spell. If it is ever hit and does not die, it counters with Self-Destruct, which can be learned as a Lore by Strago. Three species of Bomb appear: the regular Bomb, the Balloon, and the Grenade.
Bombs attack in packs, and when attacked, they expand. When attacked three times they explode, heavily damaging their target. It is best to attack them with the party's strongest magic and kill them before they can explode. Regular Bombs can be found in Mt. Corel on the large railway bridge leading up to North Corel, and Grenades can be found in the Whirlwind Maze.
Bombs appear as enemies, and are fought on the Corneo Colosseum as part of Chocobo Sam's questline during Chapter 9, "The Town That Never Sleeps." There are also bombs on the pinball machine in the Seventh Heaven bar.
Both Bombs and Grenades are found as enemies. A special variety can be found as part of the "7 Wonders of Nibelheim"; specifically a Touchy Bomb, Remedy Bomb, and Gray Bomb. Defeating them rewards the player a gold shard. Sometimes when the player attacks them, they grow bigger.
- Experiment No. 120
- Gray Bomb
- Remedy Bomb
- S Mine
- Steam Engine
- Touchy Bomb
Only a single type of Bomb appears, although since enemies level with the player, it became unnecessary to add extra varieties. This Bomb will grow as it receives physical or magical damage. Each growth doubles its Str and Mag stats. Their final move is Suicide that deals damage equal to twice as much health as the Bomb has upon using it. It can be encountered in several locations, most notably inside the Fire Cavern near Balamb Garden. It has a Triple Triad card.
The most prominent appearance is during an early battle when Steiner is trying to keep the Tantalus Theater Troupe from kidnapping Princess Garnet. A bomb shot at the Prima Vista slowly grows behind Steiner, not taking part in the battle itself except to explode after Steiner has taken sufficient damage, ending the battle.
The Bomb is a fiend encountered in various areas in Spira, the first on the Mi'ihen Highroad. Like its predecessors, after each attack Bomb will grow larger, and after the third growth (if it has not been killed), will explode above the last player that struck it, usually causing enough damage to KO them; this can be avoided with NulBlaze. Grenades are found at Mt. Gagazet, Puroboros in the Omega Ruins, and the Bomb King is a Monster Arena creation. Kimahri can learn the Overdrive Self-Destruct from any of these fiends.
Bomb enemies (except Bomb King) have the unique trait that they drop weapons that inflict an eighth more damage than the norm, with a damage factor of 18 instead of the 16 used for all other weapons dropped. There is no indication on the dropped weapons that this is the case, therefore making it difficult to establish which weapons have the bonuses. They can only be detected by testing the damage output or hacking into save data.
A fiend blazing with the power of fire. If it gets knocked around too much, the flames smoldering within cause it to explode.
Bomb is an easy enemy that can be defeated quickly with any Ice or Water spell. Any accessory that contains Waterstrike or Icestrike would also work. It is best to try and defeat it in one blow to avoid its explosion. Bombs, Detonators and Volcanoes are the species of Bomb. It takes 14 kills to Oversoul a Bomb-type fiend.
|Coin No.||29||Coin Value||1|
|Trait||Coin Count Echo|
|Location||Found in the Eastern or Northern Expanses of the Bikanel Desert.|
Bombs are a genus of the Arcana family as well as being a very low level incarnation with the same name. The creature known as "Bomb" is between level 8 and 10 and spawns in East and West Ronfaure, but other bombs in the family grow to be quite powerful, and potentially quite large (Level 80+). Oddly enough, though the common Bomb enemy in other iterations are typically susceptible to either the Ice or Water element, Bombs are actually weak to the Fire element (the notion perhaps being that the threat of the gas within Bombs igniting is a more prevalent threat to it than being extinguished).
They also exist three other Bomb-like enemies that are distinct enough to be considered different families. One is the Cluster, which is a trio of small bombs that have a few different abilities, but share a bomb's tendency to self-destruct in magnificent fashion. Two other known varieties include Snolls, icy bombs inhabiting far north, and the Djinn, dark-elemental bombs sighted during the Crystal War.
Bombs are a larger species, and include an optional boss called King Bomb. The lowest level hand-bomb weapon, Hornito, has the appearance of a bomb enemy. The bomb is docile until attacked, or until magick is cast by the player nearby. Bombs can grow bigger when attacked by any weapon. Bombs absorbs Fire damage and are weak to Water except for Purobolos, which absorbs Dark and is weak to Holy instead. They resist damage from guns and measures.
Bombs have a visible fuse, and their core shows whenever they open their mouth, which displays a skull and crossbones.
- Bomb - Barheim Passage and Salikawood
- Balloon - Stilshrine of Miriam
- Purobolos - Pharos Third Ascent
- Grenade - Zertinan Caverns
- Mom Bomb - Great Crystal
- King Bomb (Boss) - Salikawood
- Pineapple (Rare) - Ogir-Yensa Sandsea
- Bombshell (Rare) - Lhusu Mines
- Matriarch Bomb (Rare) - Stilshrine of Miriam
- Megabomb (Rare) - Nam-Yensa Sandsea
Handle with care.
The Bomb is the Rank I Fire Flying Esper and costs 10 Affinity to summon. Its normal attack, Bomb Blast, deals fire damage to one foe, while its special attack, Self-destruct, deals heavy damage to all surrounding enemies but kills the Bomb.
Bombs are multicolored polyhedrons, though they take a more traditional form as they attack, which fills their HP. The higher their health the more of their "spines" appear. Once their health is full, they attempt to Self-Destruct.
While the Bomb's appearance was overhauled in the final version, there is concept artwork for an alternate Bomb design more closely fitting its previous incarnations.
Bombs are mechanical monsters that self-destruct once their HP is full. As well as the fire-elemental Bomb, the lightning-elemental Circuitron and the ice-elemental Cryohedron, four new species are available: the Cloudburst, which is also ice-elemental, the Tempest with the affinity of wind, and the non-elemental Debris and Grenade.
Bomb-types can be recruited into the player party as monster Ravagers. They are the only species to have access to the Fel auto-abilities, which further boost damage against enemies with a weakness to a particular element. They are adept magic casters, able to execute a full ATB bar of magic commands quicker than any other monster or character.
Bombs have one of two Feral Links. "Friendly Fire" casts Faith, Veil and Vigilance; Cloudburst's version also casts Enfrost, and Circuitron's, Enthunder. "Elemental Overdrive" is a magical attack.
Bombs are mainly seen in dungeons. Classified as voidsent, they use a variety of Fire-based spells and may self destruct at any moment without warning, a dangerous move even for higher leveled players as they have a high HP. Some known variations are the Fire Bomb, the Gas Bomb and the Balloon. Bombs are known to be tended by the kobolds, who have created synthetic versions with alchemy.
Many variants can be fought:
Bombs slowly approach Regis and begin their self-destruction sequence when they are close to him. Their detonation can be interrupted with any attack. Regis can also use his Shield Bash (/) to shove a Bomb into the closest enemy and deal significant damage.
Units caught in a Bomb's self-destruct become afflicted with the Oil debuff. They come in several other varieties: Grenade and Exploder. Bombs are floating fiery monsters. They are of the Fire element are thus are weak to Water and resist Ice, and are immune to Earth-based attacks because of their levitation.
The Bombs are both a race, and a member of that race. Bombs are flaming creatures that can self-destruct to do massive damage. Being of the Fire element, they are weak to Ice and Water-based attacks. The other member of the Bomb race is the Grenade, which is blue and absorbs ice instead of fire, and is weak against fire instead of ice.
Bombs and Grenades appear as gaseous globes of flame and have access to the deadly Self-Destruct skill. Both are of the Fire element, though only the Bomb learns Self-Destruct.
Bombs appear as the first airborne wave, appearing in the W1.
Bombs appear in a CG test render, chained on a mace to be used as a weapon. Due to the lack of size reference, it is unknown if the bombs are small or the mace large.
Bomb enemies self-destruct and grow after attacks. There are three families of Bombs, one for each of the key elements: the ordinary Fire-based Bomb, Ice-based Ice Bomb and the Lightning-based Thunder Bomb.
Bombs is not an aggressive enemy and can easily be defeated with Blizzard spells. There are three type of bombs: Bomb, Ice Bomb, and Thunder Bomb. Unlike most bombs, these enemies explode after being knocked out.
Bombs appear in many dungeons. When they receive a certain amount of damage, they begin to blink. The blinking begins to speed up and if not killed before it stops, they explode taking a huge chunk of HP from players around it.
There are seven type of bombs:
Bombs are floating, volatile enemies that can cast elemental magic and explode when at low HP, dealing massive damage to surrounding units.
There are three different types:
"A member of the bomb family, these monsters have switches on their heads. Obviously, when the switch is activated, they explode, but activating the switch is no easy feat. One wonders how it must feel to have a detonation switch on the top of your head..."
Description of the enemy, Claymore
Bombs first appear in the Lett Highgrounds and make numerous appearances thereafter. Though there are several different types of bombs, they can all be dispatched in similar ways, such as attacking them as they will explode after having taken enough damage or is to hit them with a barrel of gunpowder.
A dummied pale-blue coloration of this sprite exists in the data.
Bombs appear as normal enemies, encountered inside numerous story event dungeons.
In addition, Bomb enemies appeared as the central focus during the "Bomb Outbreak" limited event quest. During this event, players were required to fight different elemental bombs.
The Bomb also appears as a fire-elemental summon for the player to use. The Bomb's special ability is Large Explosion when summoned into battle, which deals fire-elemental damage to all enemies. Summoning the Bomb costs 1 points from the Consumption Gauge.
Depending on the summon's type and rank, the user is able to learn the following abilities:
|Rank||Maximum Level||Signet Cost||Max HP||Max MP||Max Attack||Max Magic||Max Speed||Components Needed|
|☆ 2||20||4||225||20||19||19||15||*Rank Jewel I|
*Fire Topaz x1
|☆ 3||30||4||389||36||33||33||26||*Rank Jewel II|
*Fire Topaz x2
Bomb is a summon. A short time after it is summoned, it Self-Destructs and both fighters lose Bravery equal to the summoner's Bravery. If the opponent has less Bravery than the summoner when the bomb explodes, break is inflicted. If the summoner is in Break status when the bomb explodes, the effect will miss. Bomb can be obtained as a Stage Bonus on the Destiny Odyssey IV storyline.
Bombs appear as enemies in both fire and ice versions. Based on the version from Final Fantasy VIII, normal Bombs will often heal companion Bombs' BRV with fire spells before attacking, while Ice Bombs enfeeble the party with freezing breath. Both variants can grow and explode after a few turns. However, inflicting BRV Break will shrink them to their initial size.
This explosive monster is a true nuisance. While several subspecies exist, every one of them is known to self-detonate, though it is a mystery why they do so. Defeating one takes the nerve of a beast and the skill of an artisan.
Bombs appear as enemies during Battle Music Sequences. Their CollectaCard erroneously credits their first appearance to the original Final Fantasy.
Bombs are an enemy in Battle Music Sequences, along with a new enemy variation, Bomb King, based on its Final Fantasy XI appearance.
Bomb from Final Fantasy V appears as an enemy.
Bombs appear as enemies encountered in the Monastery Mountains location. Like all common enemies, they are instantly defeated when encountered.
How could one with the gift of flight always be angry, let alone self-immolate?
Many species of Bombs appear across all Realms. While most will behave as in their original games, the species in Final Fantasy XI can be particularly dangerous, as it may explode even if not provoked.
Many species of Bombs appear. The player must take care to dispatch Bomb-types quickly, as they will explode at less than one-half their total HP and may KO the target.
Bombs appear in several sizes with any of the six affinities. They are known to absorb Element Orbs that match their specific affinities to grow, as well as to perform elemental shifts within their respective groups and trigger Chain Detonation, forcing smaller Bombs to ignite. Larger Bombs also cause enough damage to KO the player if they explode. Thus, it is advisable not to target a Bomb with its native element and focus on eliminating it and any others as quickly as possible.
Each Bomb's battle card carries an elemental shift skill.
Bombs appear in Final Fantasy Trading Card Game as Fire-elemental Monster cards.
Bombs from the series appear on Triple Triad cards.
Bombs appear as semaphores at the beginning of any races. When the three bombs are fully illuminated, the race starts.
The bomb appears as an enemy.
The Bombs are a fire element card, and have six cards under their name.
Cards[edit | edit source]
|Deals 2 damage and causes a Burn.|
|Causes a Burn.|
Deal 2 damage for each * in your opponent's CP gauge. You receive 1 damage for each * in your CP gauge.
Deal 3 damage for each * in your opponent's CP gauge. You receive 1 damage for each * in your CP gauge.
|Crystal Ability (***)
Deal 6 damage.
Destroy all of opponent's * crystals.
|Crystal Ability (*****)
Deal 8 damage.
Destroy all of your opponent's crystals.
The Bomb comes in a few varieties. They all behave the same, with normal speed and identical attacks. Bombs are able to boost their Attack stats to try to kill Chocobo, or Self-Destruct in a last-ditch effort, which denies Chocobo the chance to earn experience from them.
Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances[edit | edit source]
Bomb is a chance card in Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Portable, the card's ability: Get 10% of total pearls value.
Lord of Vermilion[edit | edit source]
A Bomb appears as a card in Lord of Vermilion III.
Bomb also appears in Lord of Vermilion Arena.
The bomb appears as a spontaneous scenery element in the Bowser Castle. This is mainly because Square Enix developed the game. The bomb appears and self-destructs in order to burn the players.
Kingdom Hearts series[edit | edit source]
The Darkball Heartless from the original Kingdom Hearts bears strong a resemblance to the Bomb of the Final Fantasy series, as a flying spherical being, with eyes and a jagged opening which resembles a mouth. It also has an attack that changes its size, much like how the Bomb enemies of the Final Fantasy series expand.
In Kingdom Hearts III, a constellation appears in the Ocean Between that takes the appearance of a Bomb when photographed and unlocks a special Bomb Gummi Ship an the Bomb Gazer title.
Square Enix Legend World[edit | edit source]
The Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: The Crystal Bearers Bomb appears as an enemy.
Living Bombs are used as a throwing weapon by the alchemists Escha and Logy. They resemble the Bomb enemies in the Final Fantasy series.
Gallery[edit | edit source]
Etymology[edit | edit source]
bomb is an explosive weapon that uses the exothermic reaction of an explosive material to provide an extremely sudden and violent release of energy.A
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Square Enix's Eorzea Cafe serves a dish called "Croquette of bomb style" whose description translates to: A recreation of a flaming Bomb. Inside is an ultra spicy piece of camembert cheese!!