X Bomb

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X Bomb
General information
Effect Explodes in a cross shape.
First appearance Kid Icarus: Uprising (2012, Kid Icarus)
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (2014, Mario-related media)
Latest appearance Super Smash Bros. Ultimate (2018)
The X Bomb in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U

The X Bomb (called a Cross Bomb in Japan) is an item from the Kid Icarus title, Kid Icarus: Uprising. It appears as an explosive item in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Upon detonation, the bomb explodes in two lines of flames that span across the stage in either an X-shaped or cross-shaped formation. The explosion does not hurt the players or their team if they throw it. If they activate it with other means, however, the bomb hits everyone. Bowser Jr.'s Final Smash, Shadow Mario, paints an X over the screen to harm other players in a nearly identical fashion to this item's function.

Masahiro Sakurai stated on Nintendo's Miiverse network that the X Bomb is from Kid Icarus: Uprising, and is not to be confused with an item of the same name from Meteos. Though the design for the X Bomb in the game is definitely based off Kid Icarus: Uprising, it actually behaves more like its Meteos equivalent. It is further confusing to note that the Japanese name for the X Bomb, Cross Bomb, is actually the name of an item in Meteos, and the name is completely irrelevant to Kid Icarus.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U trophy information

Name Image Appears in NTSC-U Description PAL Description
X Bomb File:XBombTrophyWiiU.png 3DS Kid Icarus: Uprising (03/2012) This bomb will explode shortly after it leaves your hand, expanding outward in an X-shaped blast that tears through anything in its path. Its incredible power can be a lot of fun, but don't get crazy. Blowing up everything is no way to get ahead in life! This grenade-like weapon explodes soon after being thrown, making an X-shaped blast that tears through anything in its way. It's a powerful weapon and a lot of fun, but don't make a habit of just blowing up everything in your path. You'll never get anywhere in life that way.

Blue indicates exclusive to the Wii U version.

Names in other languages


Language Name Meaning
Japanese 十文字爆弾
Jūmonji Bakudan
Cross Bomb
German X-Bombe X Bomb
Russian X-бомба
X Bomb