Black Bloons are immune to explosions and contain 2 Pink Bloons!
~ Message when first encounting Black Bloons along with White and Zebra Bloons in BTD 5.
The Black Bloon is a Bloon that appears in all games of the BTD (and BSM2). It has an unique property - it is immune to explosions. It usually appears around rounds 20-25. When popped, it will split into 2 Pink Bloons (or 2 Yellow Bloons pre-BTD4).
In Bloons TD games and Bloons Pop!, the Black Bloon is immune to all explosive attacks without special upgrades or support. This is especially problematic for Bomb Shooters, which naturally are weak to these bloon types without accessing powerful higher-tier upgrades.
The following are all appearances on each round where Black Bloons will spawn naturally from the entrance. These will not include the rounds where the Black's parents or subsequent parents will feature.
It is immune to explosions, meaning it is immune to effects that more towers and upgrades have.
It moves 1.8 times faster than a Red Bloon (which is the same speed of a Green Bloon), and slower than a White.
They are encountered sooner in the games.
It is immune to freezing - It is immune to fewer effects that towers and upgrades have.
It moves twice as fast as a Red Bloon, and faster than a Black.
They are encountered later in the games.
It could be said that the Black Bloon was formerly more powerful than the White Bloon, and thus was once the most powerful Bloon. In BTD1, only Bombs could pop frozen Bloons, so you needed bombs to have any use for Ice Towers. Also, since BTD1 does not have Snap Freeze, the Ice Tower could not deal damage. Because of this, more people used Bombs back then, and thus more people were affected by the Black Bloon's immunity to explosions.
Black Bloons are nasty - they are small but they contain 2 yellows inside them. Oh did I mention they are IMMUNE TO BOMBS?!
Lots and lots and lots of black bloons. More than ever.
~ BTD1 round 44
This is the last level. There are TONS AND TONS of black AND white bloons coming. Hope you have lots of lives left...
~ BTD1 round 50
The good thing about black bloons is that they move slower than yellows.
~ BTD1 round 32
Lots and lots of yellows - more than a hundred even, followed by a bunch of black bloons.
~ BTD1 round 29
Lots of white, then black, then yellow bloons. The next level is going to hurt.
~ BTD1 round 46
Black bloon in BTD5.
Black bloon in BTD4.
Black bloon in BTD1.
Every Black Bloon type in BTD5 Mobile
In BTD3 and BTD4, a single pile of Road Spikes can almost take down an entire Black Bloon, leaving only a Red Bloon. In BTD5, one spike pile can pop a Black Bloon whole.
It is sometimes confused with the Bomb Bloon. Both deal with Bombs in some way.
In BTD1 and BTD2, because of its resistance to bombs, it is impossible to win the game using only Bomb Towers. In BTD3, BTD4 and BTD5, it is possible because of the Frag Bombs upgrade, and also, in BTD5, the Bloon Impact upgrade.
Strangely, Black (and also White) Bloons are small, yet containing two larger (Pink) Bloons.
In Bloons Tower Defense 6, Cluster bombs is considered a downgrade at times because of the fact that Cluster bombs and Bloon impact are in seperate paths with Recursive Cluster not being able to pop blacks.
In BTD1, Black Bloons can not be popped at all while frozen because they are immune to Bombs, while frozen Bloons are immune to everything except Bombs, this makes it more powerful than the white bloon at times.