Bob-omb

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Bob-omb
A Goomba
Hitbox

cylinder with radius of 65 and height of 113, offset down 0 units

Damage 2
Damage without hat 3
Speed 16
Tangibility radius 1000
Interaction type Grabbable
Found In
Bob-omb Battlefield, Shifting Sand Land, Bowser in the Fire Sea, Tall Tall Mountain, Tick Tock Clock, Rainbow Ride and Bowser in the Sky

Bob-ombs are enemies in SM64. When they see Mario, their fuse lights and they start chasing him. After their fuse ends, they explode, creating an explosion object.

Bloated Bob-omb

The bloated Bob-omb is the state when the Bob-omb gets bigger, right before exploding. Usually, this Bob-omb explodes. But if you grab it right before the explosion, it will be delayed for 12 frames. Note that if the explosion is early (by throwing the Bob-omb on the ground) It won't explode until the timer expires. The explosion is delayed, but the Bob-omb stays big, which means that its hitbox is bigger, enough to push Mario backwards.

Maintaining a Bloated State

After grabbing the bloated Bob-omb, you have to walk, then the Bob-omb will start exploding again, then you have to re-grab the Bob-omb. During these small frames of walking, you will be able to turn.

Another way of keeping it is by holding it Hands-free. You will be able to jump, double jump and ground pound. You can't turn except if you have a Wing Cap, where you will be able to fly while being pushed backwards.

Hands-free Teleported Bloated Bob-omb

If you teleport while holding a Bob-omb Hands-free, This Bob-omb will disappear. But if you go close to the first teleporter or if you teleport back, the Bob-omb will appear in front of you, giving you backwards momentum while keeping almost every movement. You can grab that Bob-omb by diving or punching. Kicking will cancel the momentum.

Uses

This trick is used frequently in the A Button Challenge, but also generally for clipping through walls, such as in the Chain Chomp's Gate clip.