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Mom Bomb (マザーボム, Mazā Bomu?, lit. Mother Bomb), also known as Mombomb, Mother Bomb, or Progenitrix, is a recurring enemy in the series. It is often fought as a boss, but sometimes appears as a regular enemy.
Mom Bomb is fought as the boss of Mt. Hobs. It begins as a normal battle against a Bomb until it loses 1,500 HP, in which case it will transform and will do nothing but countdown to Explode, in which case it will deal heavy damage to the party and split Mom Bomb into three Grey Bombs and three Bombs.
Mom Bomb returns as the boss of Mt. Hobs, being identical to its previous incarnation.
While known as Mother Grenade in the Japanese version, it is known as Mom Bomb in the English releases.
Called the Progenitrix, a mombomb appears as the last boss of Pharos Sirius (Hard). Similar to Final Fantasy IV, she splits into three Lava Bombs and three Grey Bombs upon defeat. However, when they are defeated, a blue palette swap called the Progenitor will appear and must be fought in the second half of the battle.
Mother Bomb is an enemy fought at Kilanda Islands, being the upgrade to the Ice Bomb. It is identical to the Ice Bomb, but hits harder and is harder to pick up. In addition, when it uses Self-Destruct, it can inflict Freeze onto anyone caught in the blast, leaving them vulnerable to other enemies that may be around.
Mom Bomb is not an enemy, but a summon for the first time in this installment.
Final Fantasy IV boss Edit
Mom Bomb appears as the boss enemy in the Record of Mt. Hobs.
- Target Scores
- Exploit weakness to Ice attacks
- Exploit weakness to Dark attacks
- Defeat without being KO'd
- Grow/"IT'S GONNA EXPLODE!!": Ready pose
- Self-Destruct: Heavy damage to all targets, then splits into Bomb x3, Gray Bomb x3
The Mom Bomb has a short fuse and most likely will not allow the player enough time to get a perfect score the first time around on account of comparatively low levels for the party, but with the right setup, he or she can make a sizable dent in the creature's HP before it blows and divides into bomblets. Black Mages should focus on Ice and Dark spells before it grows, and then the player should brace the entire party for Self-Destruct. The bomblets are weak against Ice attacks and will self-destruct themselves if not downed within a turn or two. Speed is the order of the day and the key to mastery.
Non-Final Fantasy guest appearances Edit
Mom Bomb is a chance card in Dragon Quest & Final Fantasy in Itadaki Street Portable, the card's ability: Get 20% of total pearls value.