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Flash Bomb (フラッシュボム Furasshu Bomu) is Grenade Man's Special Weapon from Mega Man 8. When used, Mega Man fires out a bomb, which upon hitting a wall or an enemy will cause it to explode. The explosion stays on the screen for a while, causing multiple hits. Aside from being used as a weapon, Flash Bombs produce light from the explosions they cause, which can be helpful with navigating though the dark area in Sword Man's stage. Up to two Flash Bombs can be fired at a time.

Flash Bomb is Frost Man's weakness. Hitting him with a Flash Bomb under normal circumstances will not trigger any weakness reaction, however, if the player fires one as Frost Man stops to raise his arms as he begins to charge up his Ice Wave, the explosion will knock him back and be stunned for a few moments. It is also worth noting that while Flame Sword inflicts that same amount of damage against Frost Man, it is incapable of inflicting multiple hits and stunning him like Flash Bombs do. It can also destroy cracked Ice Blocks in Frost Man's Stage.

It also appears in Mega Man 9, where Mega Man is equipped with it in the scenes shown by Rush during the ending.

Damage Data Chart

Damage values in units in Mega Man 8.

MM8-FlashBomb-Icon Flash Bomb
Boss Damage
Yadokargo 1
Tengu Man 1
Astro Man 2
Sword Man 1
Clown Man 1
Search Man 1
Frost Man 3
Grenade Man 2
Aqua Man 1
Atetemino 1
Bliking 1
Bass and Treble 1
Green Devil 1
Wily Machine No. 8 1
Wily Capsule 2
Cut Man 3
Wood Man 1
  • Damage values listed in this chart is the amount of damage done per hit, not the total amount inflicted.
  • Cut Man and Wood Man are available only in the Sega Saturn version of Mega Man 8.