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Bombette's artwork from Paper Mario.

Game Series Paper Mario series
First Appearance Paper Mario
Status: Alive
Affiliation: Mario
Species: Bob-omb
Height: Short
Weight: Light
Gender: Female
Likes: Mario
Dis-Likes: Enemies and Bosses
Power: Blowing up
Weapon(s): Being a bomb
Creator(s): Nintendo
Trademark: Mario

“I have a little score to settle with those Koopa Bros.!” —Bombette, Paper Mario

Bombette is Mario's third party member in Paper Mario. She is a pink Bomb-Omb that inhabited Koopa Bros. Fortress in the events of Paper Mario. She is also very headstrong, and threatens to explode next to Mario in the Crystal Palace if he hits her instead of the Duplighosts pretending to be her.

History[edit | edit source]

Paper Mario[edit | edit source]

In Paper Mario, when Mario goes to the Koopa Bros. Fortress, the Yellow Ninjakoopa traps him in a cell. Here, Mario meets Bombette, who was imprisoned 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 his party. In her field ability, she lights her fuse and explodes, allowing Mario to destroy walls, flip switches, and attack enemies. After she helps Mario defeat the Koopa Bros., she decides to join his party permanently and aid him on the quest to find the Star Spirits.

A portrait of Bombette exploding.

Super Paper Mario[edit | edit source]

In Super Paper Mario, Bombette appears as a Catch Card found on the 40th floor of the Flopside Pit of 100 Trials. She and all the other partners from the Paper Mario series could also be seen very briefly at the beginning of the game, in a photograph at Mario's House.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

Bombette and all of the other partners were scheduled to make an appearance in Paper Mario: The Thousand-Year Door, but she and all the others (except for Lady Bow and Parakarry) were removed for unknown reasons.

This is further supported by the fact that a sprite for Bombette as well as all the other helper characters from the first Paper Mario have been found in the game's coding.

Bombette also has unused data in Super Paper Mario. 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 2: 6 Golden Coins which would explode when jumped on.