Bomb[1] (エクスプロージョン[2] Ekusupurōjon?, lit. "Explosion"), also referred to as Detonate,[3] is an Item Box power-up that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog series. When obtained, this power-up clears out all enemies on-screen.


The Item Boxes with Bomb typically feature or depict the icon of a black bomb with an ignited fuse. In gameplay, upon opening an Item Box with Bomb, all enemies that are visible on the screen in that moment will be destroyed, making it a useful item for clearing out areas.

Game appearances

Sonic Adventure


Bomb made its first appearance in Sonic Adventure and its remake Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut. In this game, the Item Boxes with Bomb contain the icon of a black bomb with an ignited fuse. Several explosive barrels can also be found at Twinkle Park, which have the same effect as the Bomb power-ups.

Sonic Adventure 2


A Bomb Item Box in Sonic Adventure 2: Battle.

In Sonic Adventure 2 and its remake Sonic Adventure 2: Battle, this power-up is referred to as the Bomb[1] (エクスプロージョン[2] Ekusupurōjon?, lit. "Explosion"). In this game, like in Sonic Adventure, the Item Boxes with Bomb contain the icon of a black bomb with an ignited fuse.

Sonic Jump series

Sonic Jump (2012)

In the 2012 remake of Sonic Jump, this power-up is called Bomb. In this game, it can be found randomly inside TVs. In gameplay in this game, when obtaining this power-up, its effect will presist for a short duration, thereby allowing the player to destroy any additional enemy that appears on the screen while Bomb is active along with those that already were on the screen when the power-up was activated. Bomb can also be bought from the game's shop for 100 Rings or 300 Rings for x5 bundle.

Sonic Jump Fever

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In-game description, Sonic Jump Fever

In Sonic Jump Fever, this power-up is referred to as the Detonate for the first time. Like the power-up in Sonic Jump (2012), Detonates are found randomly inside TVs and when in use, all on-screen enemies will be destroyed for a short time. However, if the player falls off-screen, the effect immediately ends. The player can refresh the duration of Detonate by collecting additional Detonate TVs and extend its base duration by spending Rings to upgrade each individual user.

See also


  1. 1.0 1.1 Sonic Adventure 2 (Dreamcast) United States instruction booklet, pg. 19.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Sonic Adventure 2 (Dreamcast) Japanese instruction booklet, pg. 26.
  3. Sonic Jump Fever

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