Bomb Fish

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Bomb Fish
  • Bomb Fish item sprite
Stack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.pngStack digit 9.png
Knockback0 (No knockback)
Use time25 (Fast)
TooltipA small explosion that will destroy most tiles
RarityRarity level: 1
Sell2 SC
Research99 required
Projectile created
  • Bomb Fish
    Bomb Fish
A Bomb Fish exploding, destroying blocks and damaging a Target Dummy. Note how the Bomb Fish arcs instead of heading directly for the cursor.

The Bomb Fish is an explosive obtained through fishing. Depending to player's final Fishing Power, from 1 to 21 Bomb Fish can be fished up at a time. They act identically to Sticky Bombs, sticking to any blocks that they are thrown at.


  • Unlike regular Bombs, Bomb Fish do not slow down in water.
  • As an explosive, obtaining a Bomb Fish fulfills one of the Demolitionist's spawning criteria.
  • The game uses player's Fishing Power to determine the minimum and maximum amount of Bomb Fish fished in a single pull. Then, the maximum amount has four independent chances to be increased by 1, also based on Fishing Power.[1]
    • The minimum amount and maximum amount is determined by following formulas. Decimals are always rounded down after each division.
      • Minimum amount: Min = ( Fishing Power ÷ 20 + 3 ) ÷2
      • Maximum amount: Max = ( Fishing Power ÷ 10 + 6 ) ÷2
    • Then, roll four integers from these intervals: [0, 49], [0, 99], [0, 149], [0, 199]. The maximum amount is increased by 1 for each integer that is less than player's Fishing Power (e.g. if the four integers are 49, 56, 90, 36 while Fishing Power is 90, the maximum amount will be increased by 3).
    • Finally, roll a random integer from this interval: [Min, Max]. This integer would be the amount of Bomb Fish fished up.


  • Similar to Sticky Bombs, Bomb Fish are useful when a safe and precise detonation is required, such as when destroying Shadow Orbs or Crimson Hearts.
  • While Bomb Fish sell for 2 SC, Sticky Bombs only sell for 1 SC (50% less). Therefore, it may be preferable to sell Bomb Fish and craft and use Sticky Bombs instead.




  1. Information taken from the Desktop version Desktop source code, method AI_061_FishingBobber_GiveItemToPlayer() in Terraria.Projectile.cs.