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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).

Details[]

The Black Bloon is one rank above Pink Bloon in Bloons TD games, on the same tier as a White Bloon or a Purple Bloon. It is around the speed of a Green Bloon and leaks 11 lives (or 9 pre-BTD4) if it reaches the exit. Unlike the bloons a Black Bloon spawns, it splits into two Pink Bloons (or Yellow Bloons prior to BTD4) when affected by an attack that deals 1 damage. More damage pops the Black Bloon into its descendents, following the multi-layer health system of many bloons in the game. The Zebra Bloon and Lead Bloon are both of the Black Bloon.

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.

Appearances[]

Pre-BTD4 generation games
BTD4 generation games
BTD5 generation games
BTD6 generation games

Round Appearances[]

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.

BTD4[]

  • Round X: TBA
  • Round X: TBA
  • Round X: TBA

BTD5[]

  • Round X: TBA
  • Round X: TBA
  • Round X: TBA

BTD6[]

Normal Gameplay[]

  • Round 20: 6 Black
  • Round 23: 7 Black, 7 White
  • Round 31: 8 Black, 8 White, 8 Zebra, 2 Zebra Regrowth
  • Round 32: 15 Black, 20 White, 10 Purple
  • Round 35: 35 Pink, 30 Black, 25 White, 5 Rainbow
  • Round 37: 25 Black, 25 White, 7 Camo White, 10 Zebra, 15 Lead
  • Round 39: 10 Black, 10 White, 20 Zebra, 18 Rainbow, 2 Rainbow Regrowth
  • Round 41: 60 Black, 60 Zebra
  • Round 69: 40 Black Regrowth, 40 Fortified Lead, 50 Ceramic

Alternate Bloons Rounds[]

  • Round 7: 15 Blue Camo, 10 Blue Regrowth, 6 Green, 2 Black
  • Round 14: 49 Red, 10 Blue Regrowth, 5 Green Camo Regrowth, 4 Yellow Regrowth, 3 Black, 1 White
  • Round 19: 10 Blue, 5 Green Regrowth, 15 Pink, 2 Black
  • Round 20: 6 Black Regrowth
  • Round 23: 7 Black, 6 White, 4 Lead
  • Round 26: 15 Black, 3 Zebra, 2 Rainbow
  • Round 31: 8 Black Regrowth, 8 White Camo, 10 Zebra, 3 Zebra Regrowth
  • Round 35: 25 White Regrowth, 3 Ceramic, 25 Purple, 30 Black Camo
  • Round 36: 80 Yellow Camo Regrowth, 10 Black, 2 Ceramic
  • Round 37: 7 Black Regrowth, 25 White, 25 White Regrowth, 18 Lead, 10 Zebra
  • Round 38: 42 Purple, 17 Black, 14 Lead, 7 Rainbow, 1 Ceramic Regrowth
  • Round 41: 60 Black, 70 Zebra
  • Round 48: 30 Purple Camo Regrowth, 80 Black Regrowth, 15 Fortified Lead Regrowth, 3 Fortified Ceramic
  • Round 54: 35 Black Regrowth, 1 M.O.A.B, 1 B.F.B.
  • Round 69: 40 Black Camo Regrowth, 40 Purple Camo Regrowth, 50 Camo Ceramic
  • Round 74: 100 Black Camo Regrowth, 25 Fortified Ceramic Camo Regrowth, 1 Fortified B.F.B.

Bloons Pop![]

  • Level X
  • Level X

Bloon variants[]

Properties
Image Camo Regrowth Fortified Name Appearances
BTD6Black.png BadMaimMoabParticle.png BadMaimMoabParticle.png BadMaimMoabParticle.png Black Bloon Round 20
BTD6CamoBlack.png TickGreenIcon.png BadMaimMoabParticle.png BadMaimMoabParticle.png Black Camo Bloon Round 42
BTD6RegrowBlack.png BadMaimMoabParticle.png TickGreenIcon.png BadMaimMoabParticle.png Black Regrow Bloon Round 31
BTD6CamoRegrowBlack.png TickGreenIcon.png TickGreenIcon.png BadMaimMoabParticle.png Black Camo Regrow Bloon Round 62
36px BadMaimMoabParticle.png BadMaimMoabParticle.png TickGreenIcon.png Fortified Black Bloon Only in-game code
36px TickGreenIcon.png BadMaimMoabParticle.png TickGreenIcon.png Fortified Black Camo Bloon Only in-game code
36px BadMaimMoabParticle.png TickGreenIcon.png TickGreenIcon.png Fortified Black Regrowth Bloon Only in-game code
36px TickGreenIcon.png TickGreenIcon.png TickGreenIcon.png Fortified Black Camo Regrowth Bloon Only in-game code
Skins/Costumes
36px Googly Eyed Bloons
36px Top Hat Bloons
36px Hatchet Bloons
36px Santa Hats Bloons
36px Trucker Hats Bloons
36px Bunny Ear Bloons
36px Beard Bloons

Hierarchy[]

Bloon Layers
BTD63DBAD.png
Big Airship of Doom
BTD63DDDT.png
Dark Dirigible Titan
BTD63DZOMG.png
Zeppelin Of Mighty Gargantuaness
BTD63DBFB.png
Brutal Flying Behemoth
BTD63DMOAB.png
Massive Ornary Air Blimp
BTD6Ceramic.png
BTD6Rainbow.png
BTD6Zebra.png
BTD6Lead.png
BTD6Black.png
Black Bloon
BTD6Purple.png
Camo Bloon BTD4.png
BTD6White.png
BTD6Pink.png
BTD6Yellow.png
BTD6Green.png
BTD6Blue.png
BTD6Red.png

Bloon Layers
BTD63DBAD.png
Big Airship of Doom
BTD63DDDT.png
Dark Dirigible Titan
BTD63DZOMG.png
Zeppelin Of Mighty Gargantuaness
BTD63DBFB.png
Brutal Flying Behemoth
BTD63DMOAB.png
Massive Ornary Air Blimp
BTD6Ceramic.png
BTD6Rainbow.png
BTD6Zebra.png
BTD6Lead.png
BTD6Black.png
Black Bloon
BTD6White.png
BTD6Pink.png
BTD6Purple.png
BTD6Yellow.png
BTD6Green.png
BTD6Blue.png
BTD6Red.png

Bloon Layers
DDT OMG.png
Dark Dirigible Titan
ZOMG rightways.png
Zeppelin Of Mighty Gargantuaness
BFB 2.png
Brutal Flying Behemoth
MOAB 2.png
Massive Ornary Air Blimp
Ceramic Bloon.png
Rainbow Bloon.png
Zebra Bloon.png
Lead Bloon.png
Black Bloon.png
Black Bloon
White Bloon.png
Pink Bloon.png
Yellow Bloon.png
Green Bloon.png
Blue Bloon.png
Red Bloon.png

Strategies[]

Main article: Black Bloon/Strategies

Comparison to a White Bloon[]

Black
  • 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.
White
  • 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.

Quotes[]

Black Bloons are nasty - they are small but they contain 2 yellows inside them. Oh did I mention they are IMMUNE TO BOMBS?!
~ Round 26 in Bloons TD 1
80 black bloons. Enjoy.
~ Round 40 in BTD1
Just black bloons coming up. Lots of 'em.
~ BTD1 round 37
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

Gallery[]

Trivia[]

  • 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.
  • If the player upgrades a Frag Bombs Bomb Shooter to a Cluster Bombs Bomb shooter, the tower will not be able to pop Black Bloons anymore until upgraded to the Bloon Impact upgrade, because the bombs replace frags in the upgrade.
    • 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.
  • There are 4 Bloon types in the entire Bloons series that have multiple "parents" - Black Bloons, Ceramic Bloons (however, they also released from DDT on Bloons Monkey City, but with Camo and Regen properties) and Pink Bloons. The Black Bloon has the Lead Bloon and the Zebra Bloon and the Ceramic Bloon has the MOAB and the DDT.
  • The Black Bloon and the White Bloon are the only Bloons smaller than the Bloons they spawn.
  • In BTD5, they can be popped by a Missile Launcher upgrade. This may be due to the fact that in the files, a 'missile' and a 'bomb' are set to two different things.
  • In Bloons Tower Defense 6, Striker Jones has an upgrade on level 9 that makes Black Bloons less resistant to explosives.
  • The Black Bloon makes a distinct "clonk" noise when hit by an explosion in BTD6.
    • There are no sounds for Black Bloon immunities in earlier games.