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Big Bomb Flower

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Big Bomb Flower
Big Bomb Flower.png
Game(s)
Use(s) Destroying large boulders
Comparable Object(s) Super Bomb
Powder Keg

A Big Bomb Flower is a special type of Bomb Flower that appears in A Link Between Worlds.[1]

Location and Uses

Big Bomb Flowers act similarly to regular Bomb Flowers, but they are much larger and rarer. To use one, Link must first lead it by pressing A when facing it, then walk to the desired destination and press A again to detonate it. If an enemy touches a Big Bomb Flower before Link has willingly detonated it, it will explode and the young hero will have to retrieve a new one from where it was first found.[2] Big Bomb Flowers will also explode when struck by Link's Sword, or any other damage-dealing weapon, or if clumps of Grass and Rocks are tossed at them, and can be manually ignited with the Lamp. If Link is within the blast radius of a Big Bomb Flower, he will be dealt three Hearts of damage. Unlike the Super Bomb, a Big Bomb Flower cannot be halted when Link faces it and presses A or when Link dashes with the Pegasus Boots; instead, it can be stopped when Link merges with a wall.

Only two Big Bomb Flowers can be found in the game. The first is located outside the Bomb Flower Store south of Thieves' Town in Lorule. It can be borrowed from the Bomb-Shop Man for a one-time price of 200 Rupees,[3][2] and Link may enter the garden containing it after paying and destroy the boulder blocking the path from outside with it.[4] Afterwards, Link may take the Big Bomb Flower anywhere, provided that it is possible for the young hero to walk there from the Bomb Flower Store. The Big Bomb Flower is necessary to destroy several large boulders as well as to give Link access to the Swamp Palace; if the young hero can successfully manage to lead it to the Swamp Palace, he can use it to destroy the large boulder blocking its entrance, draining the hallways of water and granting him full access to the dungeon.

A second Big Bomb Flower also appears briefly in Lorule Castle. Unlike the first one, it is free for Link to use, and cannot be taken out of the room in which it is found. Link must lead it safely through a maze, avoiding several Soldiers and a Medusa, eventually taking it to a large, cracked boulder at the end. He must use it to destroy the boulder, granting access to a room in which a Moldorm resides.

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name
Japan Japanese 大バクダン花
Canada FrenchCA Gross fleur bombe
French Republic FrenchEU Grosse fleur bombe
Federal Republic of Germany German Große Donnerblume
Italian Republic Italian Fiore bomba grande
Spanish-speaking countries Spanish Flor bomba grande

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References

  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 116 (ALBW)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "♪ Wanna use the Big Bomb Flower? For just 200 Rupees, you can stop lookin' so sour! [♪ Bo-rro-rrow] ♪ Go, go, go! It's growin' outside. Try it on out, and take it for a ride! ♪ And don't gimme any flak. Big Bomb Flower always grows back!" — Bomb-Shop Man (A Link Between Worlds)
  3. "For bombs you seem to be searchin'. Well then leave me to my researchin'! ♪ What I can sell ya now is n-n-n-nuttin'! Sorry I an't got more for your mutton! Buh-buh-buh-buh! ♪ Lucky you--I'm lending' that power! For a one-time fee, use it for hours and hours. ♪ Oh yeah, the Big Bomb Flower. Wanna n-nuh-know about its power?" — Bomb-Shop Man (A Link Between Worlds)
  4. "So quiet! Y'know silence glistens. That's fine with me--I'll just talk. And you just listen! ♪ The flower bloomin' in the garden is really a bomb. And it's a total bargain! ♪ Just go on and touch it. It'll be a following bloom. ♪ Big Bomb Flower gonna make big boulders go boom. ♪ But be careful, ya know. Just the slightest scratch will make it explode! ♪ This big flower is only found here! If you're interested, kid, you'll wanna get near!" — Bomb-Shop Man (A Link Between Worlds)