Flash Bomb
  • A typical flash bomb…
  • …and its effect.
Kanji 光玉
Rōmaji Hikaridama
Literal English Light Ball
English anime Light Bomb
English games Flash Kunai
Alternative names Flash Kunai Bomb
Manga Volume #23, Naruto Chapter #207
Anime Naruto Episode #122
Movie Naruto Shippūden the Movie: The Will of Fire
Game Naruto: Ultimate Ninja 3
Appears in Anime, Manga, Game, Movie

Flash bombs (光玉, hikaridama) are used for diversions, creating a blinding light when they detonate. They may look like small spheres wrapped in paper with the character 'light' (, hikari) or, more conventionally, as canisters.[1] In the anime, it was shown that flash bombs can also be used in paper form, similar to explosive tags.[2]


  • Flash bombs are popular tools of the Nara clan, as they can use them to temporarily increase the size and range of their shadows.

See Also


  1. Naruto chapter 427, pages 11-12
  2. Naruto: Shippūden episode 149