|First Appearance||Super Mario Bros. 2|
|Latest Appearance||New Super Mario Bros. U|
The Bob-Omb is a living explosive who serves as a common enemy in the Mario series. The Bob-Omb was introduced in the North American version of Super Mario Bros. 2. Since then, it has been in numerous games and spin-offs, including Super Mario Bros. 3 and the Mario Kart series. When seen, a fuse lights on the Bob-Omb, it starts walking around, and it will explode shortly. In some games, if jumped on, it stops walking and can be thrown, but this has limited range. In these games, the Bob-Omb can be used to change the level, or to advance, notably the New Super Mario Bros series.
 Super Mario Series
 Super Mario 3D Land
In Super Mario 3D Land, several Bob-ombs would appear throughout the game. They would be seen in many Airship levels. They would explode after a period of time when they notice Mario or Luigi. Due to the story of the game, Bob-ombs would appear as Tail Bob-ombs.
 Mario Kart Series
The Bob-omb would first appear in the Mario Kart Series as a special item for Mario Kart: Double Dash!!. It would be an exclusive item for Wario and Waluigi, and Petey Piranha and King Boo(who use all special items). It can be dropped backwards and will explode after three seconds. When it is thrown in front, it will wait until another racer gets close before it explodes. It would become a regular item in Mario Kart DS, Mario Kart Wii, and Mario Kart 7. In Mario Kart 64, there would be Mini Bomb Karts that would appear that look like Bob-ombs. There would also be Bomb-Cars in Mario Kart Wii and Double Dash!! that would appear. In Mario Kart 7, after a Bob-omb is thrown, it will follow the nearest racer and explode.
There would be a battle game in Mario Kart Double Dash!! called Bob-omb Blast. Players would use Bob-ombs and throw them at other opponents to try and hit them. Players could hold onto a max of five Bob-ombs.
The Bob-Ombs would appear throughout the Mario Party series in mostly mini-games.
Bob-ombs would be a big feature for the board Bob-omb Factory in Mario Party 9, The Bob-ombs would occasionally land on the vehicle and will detonate after ten spaces have been passed. When the number reaches zero, it will explode and make the Captain lose half of their Mini Stars.
They would also appear in the mini-games Bomb Barge and Bombard King Bob-omb. In Bomb Barge, Bob-ombs will continue to fall onto the raft and players will need to avoid them or be stunned for a short period. In Bombard King Bob-omb, players will have to chuck the Bob-ombs at Big Bob-Omb.
Bob-omb is one of the five Chance Shots that appear in Mario Tennis Open. It is activated when the silver icon appears on the court and can be activated with the pressing the X Button or B then A button. This will create a lower drop shot than a regular drop shot.
Bob-ombs could be found in Goomba's Fortress and Bowser Jr.'s Flotilla in Paper Mario: Sticker Star. They would be seen sleeping on top of the fortress before being awaken bu a Goomba that is using a trumpet. The Bob-ombs would then jump into cannons and blast away. Para-bombs will begin to fall from the sky and if they land safely, they will turn into regular Bob-ombs.
During battle, the Bob-omb will use the same attack as in past Paper Mario games. If Mario gets a First Strike or the Bob-omb is damaged it battle, it will light its fuse and explode on its turn to attack. It can occasionally drop a Bomb Sticker after battle. Shiny Bob-ombs would also appear in this game.