Like its predecessors from earlier games, after each attack Bomb will grow larger in size and after the third growth (if it was not defeated), it will explode above a random party member, causing 600 damage (Mi'ihen version) and 1000 damage (Home version). If Kimahri uses Lancet, he can learn his Ronso Rage skill, Self-Destruct.
In both fights, Bomb has 20% resistance to Dark and Silence.
Bombs will drop armor with Fire Ward and weapons with Firestrike. Weapons dropped by a Bomb have a unique trait not found in any other weapons (except drops from other Bomb-type enemies), in that they has a Damage Constant of 18, while any otherwise-identical weapon not obtained from a Bomb has a Damage Constant of 16. This is also true for weapons from Grenade and Puroboros, but not for Bomb King.
In the game's INT/PAL/HD versions they will also drop weapons with the Distill Power ability.