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The Power Glove (パワーグローブ) is an ability upgrade in the Bomberman series. It is sometimes also referred to as the Blue Glove or just Glove. It gives the player the ability to pick up, carry, and then throw bombs.


In most Bomberman games, bombs can only be picked up if you are standing on top of them (i.e. you just sat the bomb). To pick up the bomb, press and hold the bomb button, and your character will raise the bomb above his or her head. Release the button to throw the bomb. Some variations of game mechanics may have the player automatically throw the bomb once it is raised, or will give the player a separate "throw" button, which does not have to be held down and will pick up or throw a bomb when pressed.

Bombs will typically fly in from the other side of an arena if they are thrown out of bounds, due to screen wrapping. This can make the Power Glove especially deadly when players on the other side have very little space to work with. Usually, the Power Glove will be hidden deeper into the field so such easy kills don't come so often, but some post-game minigames allow the player to win a Power Glove, which could be used as such.

In some games (i.e.: Bomberman Blitz), while a bomb is in a player's hands, the bomb's countdown will continue, and when it should blow up, the Bomberman will automatically throw the bomb; which will blow up once it reaches the ground. This can be abused by it quickly blowing up next to foes, especially with a low Fire Up rating giving the attacking player enough time to bail.

Bombs can be thrown on top of other players' heads to stun them. In some games (such as Super Bomberman 4), they can be used to pick up other players, sometimes if they are stunned and sometimes if they are not. Players can be thrown into pits, water, etc. or into explosions or falling blocks if Sudden Death mode is in effect.

In some Bomberman games, bombs can be pumped up while held (see: Bomb).

Bomberman Hero[]

In Bomberman Hero, Bomberman has an action button (B) that allow him to throw bombs by default. If a Power Glove item is picked up, it will allow to throw them far away, the item however, is only usable in the stage it is found.

Bomberman Story DS[]

In Bomberman Story DS, while the normal power-up item is featured in Battle Mode and works the same way as usual, In Story Mode, however, since the throw is already a default action, the game features two equippable items; the Homing Gloves and Hyper Gloves, that give additional power to it. In addition, the player is able to adjust the Throw Distance from the menu.


  • In most games, picking up the Power Glove will negate the effects of the Line Bomb, and vice versa. This is because the two actions use the same button command in most games. In games where they use different button commands (such as Bomberman DS) they can be used simultaneously.
  • In some games, players don't need the Power Glove - they can already pick up and throw bombs. Some of these games allow the players to pick up a Power Glove anyways; in these games, the Power Glove merely strengthens the Bomb Throw.
  • In the multiplayer Battle Mode of Bomberman World, you can free your character from the held of the Power Glove by rapidly tapping the X button.
  • In Bomberman Quest, the item is an equippable weapon. It is obtained by defeating Mechabomb.

Notable Power Glove Users[]

Item/gem carrying ability[]

In Bomberman 64, players do not need the glove to carry or throw bombs, and can also pick up items with the "B" button. This can be used strategically in the multiplayer mode, such as picking up bad items, such as the Skull or Evil Items, and dropping them into another player. In a team battle, you can grab your gem to protect it (gems dropped off of the map will respawn without affecting the score). You can also grab good items like Fire-Ups or Bomb-Ups and throw them to an ally.


Bomberman 64[]

Rock Garden: While the game is played in multiplayer mode the player can drop his team gem on top of some of the decorative looking trees/cutted trees, the other team couldn't explode your gem anymore, unless if they use a very explosive bomb or they jump to the level border (Border Glitch)

See also[]


Basic Items Fire-UpFull FireFire DownBomb-UpFull BombsBomb DownSpeed-UpFull SpeedSpeed Down / Geta
Special Items Bomb PassSoft Block PassFlame PassVest1-UpClockBomb KickLine BombHeartBomb PunchPower GloveDashTrouncerPushCosplayMergerFull PowerWingsBomb DashSuper Power GloveGlassesShieldBomb ChangeRocketHeart ContainerBig Heart ContainerTransparency
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Key Items Bomb ElementsElemental Stones (Fire StoneWater StoneWind StoneLightning StoneEarth StoneLight StoneShadow Stone) • Medals (Medal of BraveryMedal of JusticeMedal of LoveMedal of Friendship) • Power GearPower StonesCrystals (Saturn Bomberman)
Collectibles Adok BombsCustom PartsGold CardsGuardian ArmorLightning CardsZone Pieces (RedBlueYellowGreenWhite) • Jetters CardsHige Hige Color Cards
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