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Mavericks and dirty laundry won't stand a chance.

You know that "Heart" tends to be a sucky power, right? Well, that's pretty hefty compared to bubbles!

In video games, bubble-based weapons tend to be a Joke Item — slow, inaccurate and laughably non-lethal. But sometimes they manage to be a useful Nerf Arm.

Enemies hit by a bubble weapon sometimes find themselves Floating in a Bubble.

Compare Water Guns and Balloons. Sub-trope of Making a Splash. For the inversion of Bubbles being used for defense, see Bubble Shield.


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    Anime & Manga 
  • The Bubble card in Cardcaptor Sakura, which turned out to have been created only so Clow could, uhh... give Kero's big form a bath.
  • In the Digimon franchise, Baby and In-Training Digimon usually have the fairly useless Bubble Blow technique. (Usually; there are a few exceptions.) However, if you get an entire city's In-Training population to do it at once, you can do some (hilarious) damage, as seen once in Digimon Frontier.
  • JoJo's Bizarre Adventure:
    • Caesar Zeppeli in Battle Tendency has an attack where he infuses soap bubbles with Hamon and launches them at his enemy.
    • In Diamond is Unbreakable, the cat turned into plant Stray Cat can control surrounding air to create bubbles that have a variety of uses, from cuffing a body and suspending it in the air, to tearing out a person's toenail. Yoshikage Kira finds a use for Stray Cat by combining this with his Stand Killer Queen's Primary Bomb, allowing him to launch out and control explosive air bubbles.
    • Josuke's Stand, Soft & Wet from JoJolion, also utilizes bubbles. It can use soap bubbles to "steal" small objects or properties of a target temporarily until the bubble pops and whatever was inside is returned.
  • The Hunting Grounds in Kimba the White Lion has stationary turrets that shoot out small bubbles that trap their target inside a giant bubble. Why bubbles instead of bullets? So the animals in the Hunting Grounds won't be killed by the turrets when they're supposed to be killed by paying hunters.
  • One of Babbo's first transformations in MÄR turns him into a bubble gun, which fires bubbles shaped like his normal form's head. The bubbles look harmless but are actually bombs.
  • Bubble Girl in My Hero Academia can create bubbles that release different scents when popped.
  • In Naruto, Utakata, jinchuuriki of the six-tailed beast, uses bubble-related jutsus. They're relatively potent, particularly in his filler arc, but they can't save him from Pain.
  • One Piece: Kalifa of CP9 eats the Bubble-Bubble Fruit during the "Enies Lobby" arc, making her a "Soap Human" who can generate and control soap and bubbles that can clean off anything, from dirt to power and energy, and act as a shield against electric attacks. Fortunately for Nami (whom Kalifa used the energy-draining power against), water can wash away the bubbles and their strength-draining effects.
  • Pokémon: The Series naturally conveys the games series respective attacks such as Bubble and Bubblebeam (see below). Depending on the user however, they can be much more powerful than the standard. Ash's Squirtle had a Bubblebeam powerful enough to one-hit-KO a Machamp, while Lana's Popplio can create large and durable enough bubbles to base a whole battle style around it, able to stop attacks and even trap whole Pokemon in them. This is applied more literally in the episode: Charmander - The Stray Pokemon. Team Rocket use rubber to negate Pikachu's electricity, and subdue him with a balloon cannon that homes in and encapsulates him.
  • Bubbles in Powerpuff Girls Z uses a huge bubble rod as her main weapon. When Him got his hands on the girls' weapons in one episode, he proceeded to use them much more efficiently.
    • Not to say Bubbles herself didn't use it efficiently. While it did have a basic spray attack (useful for covering a wide area), it also had capture bubbles, rescue bubbles, missile reflection bubbles, constricting bubbles, electro-bubbles, 100 ton bubbles, and healing bubbles. The sheer variety of moves and the power and area spread behind a lot of them made her arguably the most powerful of the PPGZ.
  • Puella Magi Madoka Magica The Movie: Rebellion: Nagisa Momoe wields a trumpet that can fire a stream of bubbles. The lethality of these bubbles is clear from the effect it has on Homura's barrier, and by wearing her Bebe face, she can exhale a literal storm of them with incredible force.
  • Sailor Moon: Sailor Mercury's first attack is Shabon/Bubble Spray which is often used to create a thick fog to blindside the enemies. Though on certain circumstances, the bubbles can actually be used as an offensive attack or to capture a foe (like in the Sailor Moon S movie). And in R, she learns Shabon/Bubble Spray Freezing which can encase any Monster of the Week in solid ice.
  • In Yu-Gi-Oh! GX, this is Bubbleman's power-up.

    Comic Books 
  • The Captain America/Deadpool villain Madcap uses a gun that shoots bubbles. People think this is how he is able to induce madness in people, but in reality, it is only to attract attention to himself in general and the gun in particular, so he can use his innate power of making you as loony as him.
  • An issue of Gold Digger had Gina using a force field bubble gun as a new non-lethal weapon. It traps its target inside a floating bubble.
  • The indie comic book The Jam had a peculiar weapon made from a trumpet by a Mad Scientist—when you blew into it, it created a big bubble around the target. Scarier than it sounds, as the bubble was harder than steel and airtight.
  • Wonder Woman and the Star Riders: Dolphine's power is to emit bubbles, which is especially amusing when compared to her teammates one of whom is a Green Thumb with additional Instant Sedation powers and another of whom can control the ambient temperature and has Light 'em Up powers.

    Fan Works 
  • Dungeon Keeper Ami: Shabon Spray is still no more harmful than in canon, but it becomes a very potent spell in combination with Ami's powers as a Keeper. For example, her minion creatures can see through it freely, while her enemies are blinded. It's also useful when dealing with the wardrobe malfunctions that are apparently a result of her Dungeon Heart's dark magic undermining her desire to dress modestly.

    Films — Animated 

    Films — Live-Action 
  • In Avengers: Infinity War, Thanos uses the power of the Reality Stone to turn Star-Lord's blaster into this when Star-Lord tries to kill Gamora to keep Thanos from taking her on Knowhere.
  • Marvin's weapon in the climax of Looney Tunes: Back in Action.

  • Paul Gallico (better known as the author of The Poseidon Adventure) wrote a novel titled The Boy Who Invented The Bubble Gun.
  • One of Michael Moorcock's Hawkmoon novels had the Granbretanian bad guys using a bubble cannon. The bubbles were so corrosive they would dissolve anything they landed on. Fortunately for the good guys, the machine blew up after only a short time, killing one of the villains in the process.

    Live-Action TV 
  • A 1997 pilot called Things That Go Bump, which concerned a paranormal division of the New Orleans Police Department, featured such a weapon. It worked like a rocket-propelled grenade launcher; when the shell exploded, it could contain a ghost. In its first appearance, it misfired, and the shell gave a nearby car a bright yellow paint-job!

    Tabletop Games 
  • Warhammer 40,000's Orks have the Bubble Chukka Speedster among their many crazy cobbled-together super weapons, although it has so far only appeared in the Epic 40,000 spin-off game. The weapon on the speedster used to fire giant self-contained force-field bubbles at enemy troops, trapping them inside for a time and causing any shots fired from within the bubble to bounce round inside it and probably hit the firer on the rebound. The current version just fire the bubbles directly to extremely unpredictable results; all that's certain is that the big, fast ones strike a little like styrofoam, while the tiny ones that float like soap bubbles will pop upon touching you and strike like Gork (or Mork) himself had slapped you across the face.
  • In Yu-Gi-Oh!, there is an equip card exclusive to Bubbleman called Bubble Blaster.

  • In The Golden Ticket, the opera adaptation of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the Television-Chocolate setup is replaced with "Bubblevision", in which colored beams of light are used to create and send giant bubbles that can surround and transport objects to television screens — albeit at a reduced, "demagnified" size. Mike Teavee is intrigued by the prospect of not just floating, but living in one of these bubbles, and wackiness ensues.
  • Near the ending of Home Alone 3, Beaupre threatens Alex with a gun until the latter points out that the gun is fake and scares him off with a seemingly real gun that shoots bubbles.

    Video Games 
  • Angry Birds makes this of great use to and against you: Stella can put anything Floating in a Bubble, and what goes up must come down! Meanwhile, bubble blowers are obstacles that will leave your bird Floating in a Bubble instead of hitting the target if you time your shot wrong.
  • Banjo-Tooie: During the second phase of his Boss Battle, Lord Woo Fak Fak starts shooting air bubbles to trap Banjo and Kazooie. If they're trapped, Fak Fak will proceed to shoot a ball of light, and it will hit the duo.
  • Barry Steakfries:
    • Jetpack Joyride: One of the available jetpacks is the Bubble Gun Jetpack. It works entirely on bubbles, but is one of the few that can't harm or scare bypassing scientists.
    • Jetpack Joyride 2 has a similar-functioning jetpack named Bubble Trouble, though this one isn't as harmless — it's bubbles can knock down the scientists and destroy Guardbots if they happen to be in it's range.
  • Bubble and Squeak: One of Bubble's weapons is bubbles. Careful, though, because baseball bat-wielding birds can knock them back.
  • Bubble Bobble stars two dragon critters who spit/blow bubbles to trap enemy critters.
  • Bubble Tanks. Everything is made of bubbles in this game- your character, the Mooks, the Experience Points, and of course, your tank shoots out harmful bubbles to damage the enemy!
  • Custom Robo has one of these. Its bubbles move slowly and are not particularly powerful, but it has respectable homing abilities. Its main benefit is producing good-sized projectiles at a decent rate of fire, meaning it can quickly clutter up smaller arenas and keep the pressure on an opponent.
  • In Doremi Fantasy, Milon's bubble weapon shot in a straight line from the player and traps any enemy in a bubble upon contact, which fly up and off the screen when the player touches them. This is especially useful during certain boss battles where the boss stays on the upper side of the screen and throws projectiles at you, which you can trap in the bubbles and bounce back at him.
  • One Power-Up Letdown in Earthworm Jim is a gun that only "shoots" bubbles. Emphasis on the quotes, as the bubbles don't even go forward. Because the Genesis version didn't allow weapon switching, picking up the bubble gun in the final stage will completely screw you sideways.
  • Elden Ring:
    • The spells "Oracle Bubbles" and "Great Oracular Bubble." Oracle Bubbles shoots a spread of small magic bubbles in a shotgun spread, while Great Oracular Bubble shoots a single slow moving bubble that deals big damage.
    • In Leyndell, you'll find the Oracle Envoys. Rough em up and you can take their horns with bubble skills. The normal horn has "Oracular Bubble," a slow moving bubble with moderate damage. You can also farm bigger Envoys for the Long Horn with it's "Bubble Shower" skill, which shoots out a massive swarm of smaller bubbles.
  • Equipped on a vehicle found in the first stage of area 2 in Ganbare Goemon 2: Kiteretsu Shōgun Magginesu.
  • Ghostbusters (1990) featured a Bubble Projectile, which carted unruly ghosts off to wherever they came from. Sometimes it didn't work...
  • Iggle Pop!: One of the Zoogs is some sort of Bubble Gun, as it shoots bubbles from its snout. It is actually quite dangerous, as the bubbles can trap Iggles , disrupting the Iggle chain and disorienting all the Iggles behind. Also, if a bubble touches the player character, it becomes trapped as well and loses a life.
  • Just Cause 2 has the bubble gun, found in a lighthouse in the middle of nowhere. It does absolutely no damage to enemies but on the plus side it doubles the machine gun ammo you can carry. On the down side, using it is just as illegal as any other actually lethal gun.
  • Kingdom Hearts:
    • In Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep, Aqua's starting Shotlock, Bubble Blaster, is her only water based attack.
    • In Kingdom Hearts 3D [Dream Drop Distance], the entirety of the Tatsu Steed dream eater's arsenal consists of bubbles. It has a bubble spray, bubble bullets, bubble mortar, bubble shield and bubble mines, all of which pack a punch (Though especially the mortar and mines). The Tatsu Blaze has FIRE Bubbles! Tatsu Steed also has Aqua's Bubble Blaster attack, with the Tatsu Blaze having a variation called Fire Blaster. To preform it, Sora rides on their back and bonks their heads, causing the bubbles to pop out.
  • Weapons in Kingdom of Loathing can be crafted from Bubblewrap ore, among other things. The bubblewrap crossbow subverts this: "It shoots individual bubbles, which will make your enemies' fingers sore. Eventually. It also shoots regular bolts, in case you want to use it as a regular crossbow. It's probably more effective that way."
  • In Kirby: Squeak Squad, Kirby can gain the Bubble Kirby ability that lets him shoot a constant stream of bubbles, or one large bubble if you charge it. It can turn enemies into ability bubbles that can be stored for later use and is surprisingly effective for boss fights due to the range and power of the charged bubbles.
  • La Tale has this with the very first water spell, named Bubble Bubble.
  • In The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, the first ranged attack Link can get is one where he (in Deku Scrub form) shoot bubbles out of his mouth/nose/whatever. Incredibly weak and able to stun none but the weakest of enemies, it's primarily used to pop balloons before you get arrows.
  • In the Game Boy Advance version of LEGO Star Wars II: The Original Trilogy, you could buy a version of the blaster that shot bubbles instead of lasers. Of course, you could also buy ones that threw eggs and chickens.
  • Mega Man:
    • Mega Man 2 has the Bubble Lead, which seems like one of the more useless weapons you get, until you realize its the weakness of the last boss. Bubble Lead is also useful to get those pesky sproingy things (who are immune to most other types of weapons) out of the way. And, since it hugs the floor, it can be used to scope out the invisible pitfalls in Wily's Castle.
    • Mega Man Megamix rationalizes the weapon as electromagnetically-strengthened bubbles infused with sulfuric acid, which further strengthens it both in damage potential and tensile strength (meaning they would persist until it hit a target).
    • Bob and George hypothesizes that the Bubble Lead actually does its damage because it induces lead poisoning. For those wondering, the "Lead" in Bubble Lead has nothing to do with the heavy metal, but with the "lead" that rhymes with "feed"; a phonetic translation from Japanese to English reads baburu riido (バブル・リード). Literally translated, "Bubble Reeds" or "Bubble Leash". If it were named after the metal, the phonetic translation would have been baburu reddo (バブル・レッド).
    • Mega Man 7 features the Danger Wrap, an attack that encases enemies in bubbles that have bombs in them, which then explode, damaging the victim. Holding down will skip the bubble part entirely, just dropping bomb.
    • Mega Man V for the Game Boy has the Bubble Bomb, which sends an exploding bubble drifting upward, similar to the Danger Wrap; it's actually a handy anti-aerial weapon that's quite powerful and has a wide explosion radius.
    • Mega Man X2 had the Bubble Splash, which fires a stream of little bubbles that arc upwards, and its Charged Attack is the series' standard "orbiting shield", which allows X to jump even higher underwater than he can normally.
    • Mega Man Battle Network features this weapon and it is largely laughable... up until the point you get hit. The attack is normally unimpressive, slow, easily dissipated and low in damage. However, when it DOES hit, it traps the target, allowing a follow up attack on the hapless target. To top it off, it DOUBLES the damage of electric attacks so you can intentionally set up a bubble starfish so that you can follow up with an Elecpulse. It also features a series of water-elemental gun chips that use bubbles (Bubbler, BubCross, etc) which despite their frothy appearance are no less effective than their more conventional counterparts.
    • The fangame Mega Man Rock Force has this in limited circumstances in its latest version, where it's possible to play as a member of the Rock Force once you rescue them. Fire Man's normal weapon is the Fire Storm, and out of water, it does what you think it would. In the water, however, it instead shoots out a stream of bubbles. Superheated bubbles, it turns out; they float generally upward and damage anything they touch.
  • This is the main "weapon" in Milon's Secret Castle. For more annoyances, they shoot at an angle and don't have that long a range!
  • Monster Hunter Generations introduces the Leviathan monster Mizutsune. Its deceptively lethal attacks typically involve bubbles in some way, be it by blowing damaging bubbles at players, placing bubble "landmines", sliding around on its' own suds, etc.
  • In Ninja Spirit, maxing out the katana's power turns it into a bubble-lightsaber.
  • Kimmy Howell, an optional boss in No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle, wields a double-sided beam katana that emits a flood of pretty bubbles when she spins it. Unlike most examples, however, they explode with surprising force and cannot be blocked. The best defense is simply to get out of Dodge.
  • The Pokémon series has the Water-type Bubble and Bubblebeam attacks, both of which have a chance of reducing Speed. Even though the latter's around three times as powerful as the former, it's still a middling attack at best (and the former's normally useless after the first Gym).
  • Donald Duck in Quackshot uses a revolver that fires plungers, popcorn or bubblegum ammunition. The bubblegum, when fired, results in a slow-moving projectile that oscillates when in flight. Marginally useful since it can travel through walls, and in the case of the Transylvania level, delete false bricks that the bubbles pass through. Also, it may be the game's first lethal weapon, capable of taking out bad guys instead of merely incapacitating them.
  • Rascal has a literal bubble gun as the only weapon in the game. It's hard to aim, it does poor damage, and it runs out of ammo very quickly, making it very hard to get through the game.
  • Resistance: Fall of Man has one of these. It kinda fires bubbles. That explode.
  • In Rivals of Aether, Orcane uses streams of bubbles in his down special and forward aerial. They aren't that powerful and deal almost no knockback, but they can trap opponents in hitstun with their large numbers and wide spread, leaving them wide open to attacks.
  • Shantae: Mermaids use surprisingly damaging bubbles for their long-range attack. Shantae herself gets the ability to shoot these rapid-fire while fighting underwater in Mermaid form. Nega-Shantae one-ups her in this department as she could fire these in Mermaid form at an even faster rate in every direction while out of water for That One Attack.
  • Skylanders: Swap Force: Wash Buckler uses a bubble flintlock pistol. This is, at first, only used to trap small opponents to let him use his cutlass on them, but a later upgrade combines this trope with Piranha Problem, as the bubbles are also filled with piranhas that nibble at the opponents and whittle their health away. Upgrades later down the line let him either charge his flintlock to unleash giant bubbles that can trap multiple enemies or, after popping a bubble with his cutlass, surround him in a bubble barrier that reduces damage and eventually explodes to damage nearby enemies.
  • Spelunky 2: The axolotl mount can spit out bubbles that encapsulate enemies and make them float until they touch a ceiling. Double edged sword because wild axolotls will shoot at you, potentially stunlocking you in a loop of getting bubbled.
  • Splatoon 2:
    • A slosher-type weapon called the Bloblobber shoots a row of four small bubbles at a time that bounce along the ground and off of walls. Combined with the fact that the weapon itself is shaped like a bathtub, one would be forgiven for mistaking it for a Joke Item. It's actually considered one of the better weapons in the game, as its bubbles deal enough damage to splat an enemy at full health with a single shot if all four bubbles connect.
    • The "Bubble Blower" special weapon is a giant bubble wand that is used to blow enormous ink bubbles. Said bubbles absorb ink; they dissipate from enemy ink but if enough team ink is loaded into the bubble, it causes a massive lethal explosion. A ridiculously common strategy is to fire a bomb sub, activate the special and blow a bubble, fire another bomb directly into the bubble, blow your remaining 2 bubbles, and pop the first bubble to detonate all 3 at once.
  • SpongeBob SquarePants: Battle for Bikini Bottom: Spongebob's arsenal consists of entirely bubble weapons; bubble torpedo, bubble bowling ball, bubble viking helmet etc. Each have enough durability to even damage robots.
  • Spyro: Enter the Dragonfly makes the main goal of the game to catch dragonflies with bubble breath. Awkward, short-ranged bubble breath, against dragonflies that are flying away from you, and moving pretty fast.
  • In Star Control, the Androsynth spaceships uses acid bubbles as their main weapon. Bubbles have little damage, but are slowly homing at the enemy while bouncing around chaotically, which makes them effectively bigger for the purpose of hitting a ship than for being shot at. Good at making defensive clouds, slowly whittling down pursuers or softening up a foe before using the ship's other ability.
  • A recurring element in Studio Pixel's works:
    • The Bubbler in Cave Story is something of a Lethal Joke Weapon. At level 1, it's a useless pistol that slowly spits out sluggish low-range projectiles that do Scratch Damage. At level 2 it earns automatic fire and double damage, which is fairly okay. But if you get it up to level 3, it can be very effective if you know what you're doing with it: it spews out a protective bubble "cloud", and when the bubbles pop they turn into "shrapnel" and fly forward ("forward" meaning the direction you're aiming). Holding the fire button lets each bubble pop on its own, but releasing the fire button causes your whole "cloud" to pop immediately; a full barrage of this deals considerable damage. This is so effective that to keep it from being too much of a Game-Breaker, it was given limited ammo that regenerates over time.
    • Kero Blaster, the Spiritual Successor to Cave Story, also has a bubble gun, though it works differently. It fires bouncing projectiles that float in water. Upgrading it doesn't change its behavior much, though the shot speed and rate of fire go up drastically. Though there is no protective cloud of bubbles, firing its fully upgraded version straight up in the air can give a similar effect as it creates barriers of bouncing bubbles on both sides of the protagonist. Because of the way the projectiles bounce off walls (and, in the same way, off the protagonist) and have a fairly long lifespan before dissipating if they don't hit an enemy, it can be very deadly in tight spaces as the area becomes saturated with bubbles; it can be less about hitting the enemy and more about laying down a bunch of bubbles where the enemy is going to be.
  • Super Mario Bros.:
    • Super Mario Bros. 2: This is Wart's attack of choice, as they're shot from his mouth flying outward and then dropping rapidly. The characters have to weave between where they fall to avoid getting struck. The bubbles are strong enough to destroy any vegetable that is being thrown into Wart's mouth without good timing or accuracy.
    • New Super Mario Bros. U: Blue Baby Yoshis can shoot bubbles that turn enemies into coins.
    • Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island: There is a small case of this with Crazee Dayzees that attack you with bubbles which do no damage, though you can bounce quite high if you jump off of them.
    • Super Mario Bros. Wonder: This game introduces the Bubble Power-up, which has the ability to shoot bubbles, which can trap an enemy or 2. Players can even bounce off of them to reach higher areas.
    • Paper Mario: Bubbles shot from Crazee Dayzees (and especially their Amazee cousins) are quite painful in the series.
    • Mario Party 7: The minigame Spray Anything has three players driving cannons across a circular rail that can shoot water bubbles, and a solo player in a central area surrounded by the aforementioned perimeter. If the solo player is hit by any of the bubbles, they'll be trapped and grant victory to the rival trio. However, if the solo player manages to dodge all bubbles during 30 seconds, then they'll win.
  • In Tail Concerto, Waffle Ryebread pilots a small mecha that shoots bubbles... to capture little kitten bandits. In the final stage, The Police Robo absorbs energy from the stage itself and shoots Laser Beams.
  • In Tales of Legendia, Norma's sole physical attack is blowing bubbles at enemies through her straw. Needless to say, it's best to keep her casting spells at all times.
  • Terraria:
    • The Bubble Gun is a magic weapon in this game. It's also extremely powerful and fires very rapidly, but has short range.
    • The Xenopopper, found as a random drop from the Martian Madness event, spits out a cluster of five bubbles that, after a short delay, pop to reveal a bullet for each bubble. These will converge at your mouse cursor's location, making it one of the most accurate (albeit mechanically unusual) weapons in the game and by far the most accurate shotgun-type weapon, with or without Chlorophyte Bullets. A bit of number crunching shows that its lethality is on par with the Vortex Beater, the strongest machine gun available before the Final Boss.
    • Duke Fishron uses homing bubbles as an attack.
    • 1.3 adds the Toxikarp, a ranged weapon that fires poison bubbles that float upwards and doesn't require any ammo.
  • Several of Patchouli's Water Sign spells in the Touhou Project fighting games utilize bubbles. Some are large projectiles which doubles as shields that can soak up a lot of the enemy's projectiles, while others can trap enemies in a giant bubble if they connect.
  • The Unreal Tournament mod Unreal4Ever has a Bubble Gun.
  • The World Ends with You's frog Noise use this attack. Certain versions include poison bubbles in each cloud, which deal greater damage. While a simple slash is enough to destroy the bubbles, it's very easy to get decked by them. Not to mention that you're usually fighting more than one at a time, and those bubbles linger.
  • In Zombies Ate My Neighbors, the Martian bubble gun simply traps most enemies in a bubble for a few seconds. However, it's one of the few weapons that will kill giant ants in one hit.


    Web Original 
  • Dreamscape: Keedran, in her true form, can shoot a stream of golden bubbles.
  • Neopets has the Bubble Blower ability and the Bubble Gun.

    Western Animation 
  • 101 Dalmatian Street : In the episode "A Date with Destiny... Dallas and Deja Vu," Dylan is overprotective of the Triple D sisters to such an absurd degree that Dolly claims that he'd bubble wrap everyone if he could. On cue, Dawkins walks in and reveals that Dylan actually commissioned a "Puppy Bubble Wrapper," a gun that shoots bubble wrap balls that trap people inside and bounce them around. Later gets bricked as Dylan uses it to save Dallas and himself from falling to death in a plane stunt, sending him bouncing around the city.
  • Filmation's Ghostbusters was fond of this, as variations appeared throughout the series.
    • The Bubble Blaster, a seldom-seen weapon, could trap ghosts in bubbles.
    • Sleepytime Bubbles could engulf people a la Rover and put them to sleep.
  • Hero Elementary: Benny Bubbles can shoot bubbles out of his fingers. He uses them for protection, cushioning, floating inside them, or to navigate the city.
  • Jimmy Two-Shoes: The second Superhero Episode has Heloise become Trouble Bubble Girl. Jimmy and Beezy laugh at this until Heloise shows how effective they can be.
  • In Krypto the Superdog, Snooky Wookums uses a gun, that shoots kryptonite-laced bubbles, to trap the titular characters and the Dog Stars in one before launching them into outer space. Luckily they’re able to break free.
  • Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur: Lunela uses a "Bubble Blaster" as one of her primary crime-fighting tools. As the name suggests, it fires a bubble that expands on impact and encases the target.
  • My Little Pony 'n Friends: Fizzy's power as a unicorn is limited to making bubbles. However, it turns out that Heart Is an Awesome Power: she can give you an air bubble for underwater travel, or levitate things Floating in a Bubble.
  • Phineas and Ferb:
    • "Are You My Mummy?": Doof's trap for Perry in this episode is a laser gun that traps it's target inside of a bubble.
    • "Agent Doof": Dr. Diminutive traps Perry and Doof with his "Photon 2000 Particle Bubble-erator." They eventually turn the tables and trap him, but have to bubble themselves to survive a massive fall.
  • SheZow villain Spit Bubble can blow spit bubbles that are harder than steel and trap people inside them.

    Real Life 
  • In an non-ironic usage, Pistol Shrimp have been known to use cavitation bubbles to blind, stun, kill, and cook prey (UNDERWATER!), as well as break aquarium glass.


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Stray Cat

Stray Cat has the ability to assemble its surrounding air into a vacuum, and then launch it as a pressurized bubble. When combined with the abilities of Killer Queen, its air bubbles also gain explosive properties that cause extreme physical damage when popped.

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