Character history Edit
When Mario goes to the Koopa Bros. Fortress, Yellow Ninjakoopa traps Mario 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 Mario's party. By pressing C-Down, her fuse will be lit and she will then walk a few steps and explode, allowing Mario to destroy walls, flip switches, and attack enemies. After she helps Mario defeat the Koopa Bros., she decided to join Mario's party and aid him on the quest to find the Star Spirits.
In battle, Bombette could body slam foes or explode next to them by using her bomb attack. After upgrading, she can learn more powerful moves like Power Bomb, which hits all enemies on the ground, or Mega Bomb, which hits every enemy in battle. Physically, Bombette is a pink Bob-omb Buddy with a ponytail shaped fuse. It is also shown in the game that Bombette has recently broken up with Bruce. He is constantly beckoning out for her to get back together with him but she always refuses comically. In Super Paper Mario, Bombette appears as a Catch Card found on the fortieth floor of the Flopside Pit of 100 Trials.
- 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 and Super Mario Land 2: Six Golden Coins which would explode when jumped on.
- Her Japanese name is "Pinki", referring to her color.
- In Wario: Master of Disguise, Count Cannoli says "Bombette" when he drops bombs in battle. This is probably just a coincidence.
- Bombette's French name is "Bombinette".