The Black Bomb (ブラック・ボム Burakku Bomu?) is a transformation for potentially multiple users which appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. It is the Color Power gained by absorbing a Black Wisp and its Hyper-go-on, which turns the user into a giant bomb.


When using the Black Bomb, the user transforms into a black, orb-shaped bomb. In Sonic's case, his version of the Black Bomb has a small round dish with an ignited fuse on top of him, while his eyes and mouth (which glow purple) can be seen on the front. However, his eyes have lost their pupils and his mouth has become wider with serrated sharp teeth.

Game appearances

Sonic Lost World

Black Bomb Controls

An example of the controls for the Black Bomb.

The Black Bomb made its first appearance in the Wii U/PC version of Sonic Lost World. In gameplay, the Black Bomb can instantly destroy most lesser enemies by rolling over them without any ill effects. Also, by destroying enemies, the Black Bomb will increase in size, thus increasing its area of effect. Additionally, when the transformation is about to end (which is warned by the Black Bomb flashing red), Sonic reverts back to normal in a large explosion which will destroy all enemies caught within it. The explosion's radius is determined by the Black Bomb's size.

To use the Black Bomb in gameplay, the player must have a Black Wisp in their inventory. Once transformed into the Black Bomb, the player's Wisp Gauge starts to deplete, and once it runs out, Sonic will revert back to normal.

When using the Black Bomb in gameplay, the player has the following controls:

Wii U PC (keyboard) PC (Xbox 360 controller) PC (Xbox One controller)
Activate Black Bomb Open inventory and tap the Black Wisp icon.
Move Tilt GamePad / Left Stick

Unlike other Color Powers in Sonic Lost World, the Black Bomb, along with the Black Wisp, only becomes available by obtaining it from Miiverse. It can also be rewarded to the player by completing any of the DLC stages (Nightmare Zone, Yoshi's Island Zone and The Legend of Zelda Zone) and by completing missions in the PC version.

Team Sonic Racing

TSR PromoScreenshot BlackBomb

The Black Bomb used in Team Sonic Racing.

In Team Sonic Racing, the Black Bomb makes an appearance as a product of the Black Wisp power-ups that can be obtained on the race tracks. In this game, rather than transforming the playable character when using the Black Bomb, the game manifests the Black Bomb form separately from the playable character.

To use the Black Bomb in gameplay, the player has to press PSXButton/A button/Switch b while in possession of at least one Black Wisp. This will make the playable character deploy a manifestation of the Black Bomb on the race track. These Black Bombs can either be thrown in an arc in front of the playable character or be dropped behind them. In addition, if the Black Bombs hit a wall, they will bounce off them. The Black Bombs themselves will explode when a rival racer comes within their explosion radius, with their resulting explosion being able to damage and incapacitate the rival racer temporarily. Alternatively, the Black Bomb will detonate on its own after a while.

Powers and abilities

As the Black Bomb, the user becomes a living and incredibly dense bomb. The user's body density becomes greatly increased which make them extremely heavy and virtually invulnerable, allowing them to flatten any enemy. Additionally, the user is able to induce widespread explosions by making themselves detonate without causing themselves harm. Additionally, they can built up a charge to increase the size and power of their explosions.

The Black Bomb's only known weakness is that it can only be used for a few seconds and requires more Hyper-go-on to be maintained.


Name Game Artist Length Music Track
"Color Power - Black Wisp" Sonic Lost World Tomoya Ohtani 0:36
Color Power - Black Wisp


  • Unlike other Wisps, Black Bomb does not have an icon on the screen to activate it, nor can its duration be increased by obtaining more Black Wisps.
  • Originally, the Black Bomb could only be controlled with the gyroscope controls. However, a patch was later released which let players control it with the analog stick too.
  • Due to the shutdown of Miiverse and eventual possible discontinuation of WiFi support for the Wii U, there will likely be a point in time where this Color Power will no longer be available at all for people who own the regular game on Wii U.



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