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The Invincible Suit (無敵スーツ), also known as the Vest, Firesuit, Fireproof Suit/Vest, Mystery Item (NES version) or simply Invincible (無敵) in Bomberman 64: The Second Attack, is a recurring power-up item in the Bomberman series.


The item makes the player invincible to all dangers, including their own bomb blasts, for a short period of time. The item is generally represented by a orange bulletproof vest.


The Invincible Suit allows a player to pass through monsters and other dangerous obstacles without taking damage. Generally, this allows the player to place bombs in more strategic positions. For example, a player can walk through a monster, placing a bomb on either side of it, trapping it with ease. Players may also pass through dangerous, obstacle-ridden areas of the map without care, allowing for faster stage completion. It also allows players to survive their own mistakes without penalty.

Because an invincible player cannot be hurt by bomb blasts, players can use this to their advantage by constantly pressing the bomb place button (If you have the Power Glove, you have to wait for the bomb's explosion). Doing this while walking around will make the player a walking explosion and can destroy Soft Blocks and enemies easily. Pursuing opposing players is also a good idea, but caution must be taken because the ability will wear off eventually, and this can cause a player to die in his or her own explosion.

If you have the Remote Control, you can avoid the risk of self-destruction because you can just press the "Bomb placing button" and the "Bomb-Detonating Button" at the same time, this also avoids bombing the exit (Single player mode), and avoids destructing important items (such as the Full Fire, Heart, or even another Vest). This tactic is called the Bakuen Cross Attack.

Another thing to note is that using this strategy in single player mode can cause you to recklessly bomb the exit. This will make more enemies appear and make clearing the stage more difficult.

In most games, while under the protection of the Invincible Suit, the player's character will flicker on and off screen, or will flash white. When the power-up's effect is about to be lost, the player's character will generally flicker much faster.

In Bomberman Quest, it is known as Armored Jacket and it's dropped by Skullhead. It renders Bomberman invincible for around 15 seconds.


  • In Bomberman (TG-16) and Bomberman '93, this item only protects against flames, but not enemies.
    • In Bomberman '93, even with the Invincibility effect, the player will lose a Heart when colliding with an enemy.
  • This item works a little oddly in Bomberman II in that it only shields against flames (like a Flame Pass), but also causes players to be knocked back about four tiles by bomb explosions.
  • The early icon of the NES and Bomber Boy's version shows a Question Mark, this icon would be used later instead for items such as Question Mark or Select Item. The Vest icon being adopted instead for most of the games featuring the Invincibility.
  • An unused icon of the item can be found in the data of Super Bomberman 2.

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