Real Bombchu

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This article refers to the Bombchu enemy. For the item, see Bombchu.

Real Bombchu are recurring Enemies in The Legend of Zelda series.[1] They are named after the Bombchu, a type of Bomb.


Majora's Mask

Tatl's Commenthide ▲
Tatl says:

That's a Real Bombchu!
It runs at you with its pack of explosives, so protect yourself or else!

In Majora's Mask, Real Bombchu are a living version of the Bombchu Bomb. In-universe, they may be the source of inspiration for the mechanical Bombchu. These creatures run around with Bombs hanging from their tails, waiting to blow themselves up in order to damage their enemies. They can run across water. If they sight Link, they will run after him and explode either upon contact or after a short while.

An Arrow from the Hero's Bow will make the Real Bombchus explode; however, if Link uses the Hookshot, the Real Bombchu will just be reeled in towards him and explode upon contact. In addition, if Link raises his Shield when facing a Real Bombchu, it will bounce off and fall backwards, then explode. Like most enemies, Real Bombchu cannot hurt Link if he is on Epona. Wearing the Stone Mask will cause them to completely ignore Link.

The Wind Waker

In The Wind Waker, Bombchus are simply Rats holding Bombs. Their main habitat is the Forsaken Fortress, but they can also be found in a submarine near Headstone Island. The Real Bombchu can be seen emerging from Rat holes, which they will leave to throw a Bomb at Link and then quickly retreat to get another Bomb.

Four Swords Adventures

In Four Swords Adventures, Bombchus appear in the Temple of Ice and the Tower of Winds stages. They swarm the room, exploding upon impact with any of the Links. They spawn from holes in the ground and will only stop appearing when the holes are closed upon activating a switch.


Names in Other Regions
ボムチュウ (Bomuchuu) (TWW)[2]Bombchu
The French Republic
Rat Teigneux (TWW)[4] 
Vrai bombchu (MM3D)Same as English.
The Federal Republic of Germany
Krabbelratte (TWW)[3] 
The Italian Republic
  • Topo Bomber (MM | TWW | FSA)[5][6]
  • Radiomina vera (MM3D)[7]
  • Bomber Mouse
  • Real bombchu
Latin America
Bombchu real (MM3D)Same as English.
The Kingdom of Spain
Bombuchu (TWW)[8] 
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See Also


  1. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 200 (MM | MM3D | TWW | TWWHD | FSA)
  2. "突然襲いかかってルピーをかすめとる
    " — Nintendo Gallery (The Wind Waker)
  3. "Ihre Unterspezies, die Krabbelratte, ist gar noch tückischer, trägt sie in ihren geschickten Pfoten doch noch eine Bombe mit sich!" — Nintendo Gallery (The Wind Waker)
  4. "Le Rat attaque ses ennemis par surprise pour tenter de leur dérober leurs Rubis. Le Rat Teigneux est plus habile et généralement armé de Bombes." — Nintendo Gallery (The Wind Waker)
  5. Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 200
  6. "Attacca all'improvviso per rubare Rupie. Molto più evoluta e minacciosa è la razza degli abili Topo Bomber, che attaccano con le bombe." — Nintendo Gallery (The Wind Waker)
  7. "Ecco una radiomina vera!" — Tatl (Majora's Mask 3D, Italian localization)
  8. "Ataca repentinamente y trata de arrebatarte
    las rupias. Su pariente el bombuchu es más
    diestro y puede utilizar bombas.
    " — Nintendo Gallery (The Wind Waker)