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OoT Shabom Model.png
Habitat(s)Inside Jabu-Jabu's Belly
Effective Weapon(s)Boomerang
Deku Nut

Shaboms are enemies in Ocarina of Time.[1]


Navi's Comment

Hey! Listen! Watch out!


If you try to cut it, it will bounce off your blade!

Master Quest disc only

If you cut it, it will burst open and knock you back!

Ocarina of Time 3D only

It's a big, floating bubble. Be careful not to touch it!

Shaboms are bubble-like enemies that bounce around aimlessly Inside Jabu-Jabu's Belly. If Shaboms come into contact with Link, they will explode, damaging him in the process. They can be killed immediately with Deku Nuts and the Boomerang. The Kokiri Sword is also effective at defeating them, though the resulting explosion may damage Link due to the Sword's short range. When thrown, Princess Ruto is also capable of popping Shaboms. The Deku Nuts are the strongest option, being capable of popping several Shaboms at once.

Shaboms cannot be damaged by rocks jettisoned from Octoroks.


  • In the Prima Games guide, Shabom is misspelled as Shaboom.[citation needed]
  • Navi's comment about Shaboms bouncing off Link's blade is inaccurate. They do not do that, instead simply exploding and damaging Link when slashed. In the GameCube releases, the description has been made more accurate. The hint was later completely changed in the 3DS version, which simply warns Link not to touch it.
  • In all versions of Ocarina of Time prior to Ocarina of Time 3D, Shaboms can be defeated with a roll attack. In Ocarina of Time 3D, they simply explode.


Shaboms derive their name from a portmanteau of シャボン (Shabon) and ボム (Bomu), indicating their explosive nature.

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese シャボム (Shabomu)
People's Republic of China ChineseSI 肥皂泡弹 (Féizàopào Dān) Soap Bubble Bomb
French Republic FrenchEU Bulld'O From Bulle d'eau, "Water Bubble".
Federal Republic of Germany German Blubberblasen Blubber bubble
Italian Republic Italian Shabom (OoT3D)
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Shabom (OoT3D)


  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 202