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The Red Bomb is a recurring item in the Bomberman series.

In early incarnations, it was referred to as the Pierce Bomb. The Pierce Bomb eventually developed into a different power-up altogether.


The main feature of the Red Bomb is its ability to penetrate multiple layers of Soft Blocks or Items, which is the only special attribute of the later Pierce Bomb. However, the Red Bomb tends to vary significantly from its cousin in later incarnations. In Super Bomberman, the Red Bomb can be combined with the Remote Control Item to form a bomb that retains the full abilities of both power-ups in Super Bomberman as what's known as the Red Remote Control Bomb.

In more 3D-oriented games such as Bomberman 64, Red Bombs can be used to destroy objects that cannot be damaged with regular bombs, and they cause more damage to enemies, In the battle mode of it, They can be used to make a big bomb blast when it is pumped up. Like in Super Bomberman, it can be combined with the Remote Control to make the Red Remote Control Bomb.

In the team battle, it is more useful and powerful, as it improves the number of gems that are going to be destroyed, If a normal red bomb destroys a gem, it's worth -2 Gems, If it is pumped up, it's worth -3 Gems, the pumped-up bomb can produce many "Draw Games", also, smart players may throw your gem to your very own, pumped-up red bomb, Avoid this from happening and keep your gem as far of the bomb as possible.

In original versions, the Red Bomb's explosion looked no different from that of a regular bomb. In 3D games, the blast tends to be cyan in color.

Notable Red Bomb Users[]


  • Oddly, in Super Bomberman 2, the Red Bomb appears, but as an icon for the Pierce Bomb. This Red Bomb is different, as it has four black lines separating the red body into four watermelon slice-like quarters. But apart from that, the Red Bomb never physically appeared in the game, despite the Pierce Bomb being in it.

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