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Bomber Pepe

From Mega Man Wiki
Enemy Info
MM3 - Bomber Pepe Art.png
Artwork from Mega Man 3.
General information
Name(s):Bomber Pepe
Appearances:Mega Man 3, Mega Man III, Mega Man: The Wily Wars
Game Info
HP:6 (Mega Man 3)
4 (Mega Man III)
1 (egg)
Damage:6 (contact, explosion)
3 (egg, Mega Man 3)
2 (egg, Mega Man III)
Other Info
Variations:Pepe, Penpen Maker, Penpen, Penpen EV

Bomber Pepe[1] is an enemy first appearing in Mega Man 3. It resembles a fat blue penguin loosely based on Pepe, which hops around and releases exploding eggs.

In the Games

Mega Man 3

Sprite from Mega Man 3.

In Mega Man 3, Bomber Pepes appear only in Gemini Man's stage (but not the Doc Robot version) and only in the first section. They make small hops with pauses in between, during which they may toss an egg bomb forward in an arc if Mega Man is near. The egg bounces twice, going higher on the first bounce, and then explodes when it hits the ground a third time. It will also explode instantly if it hits a wall, no matter how often it has bounced.

Both the egg and its explosion can harm Mega Man, with the latter dealing more damage. Shooting at an egg destroys it, preventing the explosion and potentially causing an item to drop.

Mega Man III

Sprite from Mega Man III.

Bomber Pepes reappear in Mega Man III on the Game Boy, again in Gemini Man's stage. They behave similarly in concept, but jump much higher, and attack during jumps rather than on the ground. In doing so, they toss an egg bomb high into the air, which bounces close to the ground several times before eventually exploding. Hitting a wall no longer causes it to detonate instantly, but instead bounces it back, enabling the eggs to stay around much longer.

In addition to these functional changes, these Bomber Pepes are also slightly weaker; while they deal the same amount of contact and explosion damage, the eggs themselves deal less damage when touched, and the enemy has two fewer hit points.

Official Data

Bomber Pepe appears under "Mega Man 3" in the Database in Mega Man Legacy Collection.

MM3 - Bomber Pepe Art.png Bomber Pepe
This South Pole research robot was hastily reworked for use in outer space. It's tough to attack it while simultaneously dealing with Nitron.
HP 06 AT 06 MMLC - Icon Weakness.png MMLC - Icon Hard Knuckle.png

Related Enemies

Bomber Pepe is one of various penguin enemies based on the original Pepe in appearance and name, but rarely behaviour. Others include:

  • Pepe (Mega Man) - A penguin that flies in a wave motion.
  • Penpen Maker (Mega Man 3) - A giant penguin sub-boss that releases Penpens from its belly.
  • Penpen (Mega Man 3) - A penguin that slides if released by a Penpen Maker or swims in a wave motion and darts towards Mega Man when on its own.
  • Penpen EV (Mega Man 8, Mega Man & Bass) - A penguin that spins and can be knocked around or slide on its belly.


  1. Mega Man: Official Complete Works art book, 2009.