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Bombette is Mario's third party member in Paper Mario. When Mario goes to Koopa Bros. Fortress, Yellow Ninjakoopa traps Mario in a cell. Here, Mario meets Bombette, a Bob-omb Buddy who was trapped in the fortress for exploding next to the Koopa Bros. Bombette helps Mario by exploding to make an escape route out of the cell. She then joins Mario's party. By pressing C-Down, her fuse will be lit and she will then walk a few steps and explode, allowing Mario to destroy walls or rocks, flip switches, and attack enemies. After she helps Mario defeat the Koopa Bros., she decided to join Mario's party and aid him on his quest to find the Star Spirits.

In battle, Bombette could Body Slam foes or explode next to them by using her Bomb attack. After upgrading, she can learn more powerful moves like Power Bomb, which hits all enemies on the ground, or Mega Bomb, which hits every enemy in battle. Physically, Bombette is a pink Bob-omb Buddy with a ponytail shaped fuse. It is also shown in the game that Bombette has recently broken up with Bruce. He is constantly beckoning out for her to get back together with him, but she always refuses comically. In Super Paper Mario, Bombette appears as a Catch Card found on the fortieth floor of the Flopside Pit of 100 Trials.

Physical Appearance

Bombette is a pink Bob-omb. She has a ponytail fuse, and heart shaped turn-knob.

Card Type: Rare

Card Description: Bombette was Paper Mario's bombastic starlet. Who knew a pink Bob-omb could pack such a punch?


Attack Flower Points Needed Effect To Attack Move Ranks
Body Slam None Charges at one enemy. Hold down A to fill the gauge Initial
Bomb Uses 3 FP Heavily damages one enemy. Outside of battle, she can use this attack to flip switches, blow up walls and boulders and attack enemies. Press A repeatedly to fill the gauge Initial
Power Bomb Uses 6 FP Heavily damages all grounded enemies Press A repeatedly to fill the gauge Super Rank

Mega Bomb

Uses 8 FP Heavily damages all enemies. Press A repeatedly to fill the gauge

Ultra Rank


Mario Golf: Toadstool Tour

While Bombette does not have an appearance in character, her name will sometimes appear in the score chart in Tournament mode like most of the unseen characters (including Goombario).


  • Bombette's name most likely derives from a combination of bomb, referring to her kin's appearance and nature, and -ette, a semi-common suffix in female names, especially in languages such as French. However, it may also be a reference to the Noko Bombette, a Buzzy Beetle-like enemy from Super Mario Land and Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins which would explode when jumped on.
  • Her japanese name is "Pinki", refering to her colour.
  • In Wario: Master of Disguise, Count Cannoli says "Bombette" when he drops bombs in battle.

Bob-omb.png Bob-ombs Bob-omb 2.png
Species: Bob-omb | Bulky Bob-omb | Bob-ulk | Bob-omb Buddy
Characters: Admiral Bobbery | Bobby | Bomberto | Bombette
Bub | General White | Goldbob | Jerry
Lucky | Master Crash | Pa-Patch | Sylvia
Groups: Bob-omb Squad