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This area contains Lead Bloons. They can only be popped by certain Monkey types. Make sure you have Bomb Shooters or similar before attacking this area.
~ Bloons Monkey City when the player is attacking a Lead Bloon area for the first time.


The Lead Bloon is a unique Bloon that was introduced in Bloons Tower Defense 2. Lead Bloons have also been featured in every subsequent Bloons Tower Defense game, including Bloons Super Monkey 2. Having a unique ability, Lead Bloons are immune to sharp projectiles as well as laser attacks such as the Super Monkey's Laser Vision, since they're made of metal.

They move at the speed of Red Bloons and M.O.A.Bs. Being the only metallic "Bloon" not counting the D.D.T in the BTD series, Lead Bloons are very easy to tell apart from other Bloons. Popping a Lead Bloon and its descendants rewards a total of 19 Money in BTD2 and BTD3 or 23 Money since BTD4. They contain 2 Black Bloons. Also, in BTD6, they can appear as fortified versions, gaining 3 HP (26 RBE).

Details[]

The Lead Bloon is one rank above Black Bloon in Bloons TD games, on the same tier as a Zebra Bloon. It is as fast as a Red Bloon and leaks 23 lives (or 19 pre-BTD4) if it reaches the exit. As per the multi-layer health system, a popped Lead Bloon splits into two Black Bloons when affected by an attack that deals 1 damage. More damage pops the Leads Bloon into its descendents, following the multi-layer health system of many bloons in the game. Unlike most bloons, the Lead Bloon has no parent, except Bloonarius the Inflator during Boss Events.

In Bloons TD games and Bloons Pop!, the Lead Bloon is immune to all sharp attacks without special upgrades or support. This is especially problematic for towers such as Dart Monkeys and Tack Shooters, which naturally are weak to these bloon types without accessing powerful higher-tier upgrades. Further discussion on the Lead Bloon's immunities are listed under #Immunity.

Immunity[]

BTD5[]

The Lead Bloons are immune to any sharp projectile (except under influence of x-3 Monkey Village). They are also immune to other particular projectiles in addition. Below is a list of all the things Lead Bloons are immune to:

BTD6[]

In BTD6, Lead Bloons are also immune to any sharp projectile (except under influence of an x-3-x Monkey Village, a 2+/x/x Alchemist, or a Level 4+ Gwendolin). They are also immune to other particular projectiles in addition. These include:

BATTD[]

  • Finn's sword without special Weapons.
  • Max's dart without Hot Tips upgrade.
  • Jake's main attacks without Mace Hand or Big Jake Slap upgrade(s).
  • Sam's main attack without Fireball or Forked Lightning upgrade.
  • Supermonkey without Plasma Blasts upgrade.
  • C4 Charlie's frags from Frag Bombs upgrade.

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.

BTD2[]

  • Round 20: 1 Lead
  • Round 26: TBA
  • Round 29: TBA
  • Round 36: TBA
  • Round 37: TBA
  • Round 39: TBA
  • Round 41: TBA
  • Round 43: TBA
  • Round 46: TBA
  • Round 47: TBA
  • Round 48: TBA
  • Round 50: TBA

BTD3[]

  • Round 20: 5 Lead
  • Round 26: TBA
  • Round 29: TBA
  • Round 36: TBA
  • Round 37: TBA
  • Round 39: TBA
  • Round 41: TBA
  • Round 43: TBA
  • Round 46: TBA
  • Round 47: TBA
  • Round 48: TBA
  • Round 50: TBA

BTD4[]

  • Round 28: TBA
  • Round 30: TBA
  • Round 32: TBA
  • Round 37: TBA
  • Round 38: TBA
  • Round 39: TBA
  • Round 45: TBA
  • Round 50: TBA
  • Round 59: TBA
  • Round 63: TBA
  • Round 69: TBA
  • Round 75: TBA
  • Round 90: TBA
  • Round 95: TBA

BTD5[]

  • Round 28: TBA
  • Round 30: TBA
  • Round 32: TBA
  • Round 37: TBA
  • Round 38: TBA
  • Round 39: TBA
  • Round 45: TBA
  • Round 50: TBA
  • Round 59: TBA
  • Round 63: TBA
  • Round 69: TBA
  • Round 75: TBA
  • Round 90: TBA
  • Round 95: TBA

BTD6[]

Normal Gameplay[]

  • Round 28: 6 Lead
  • Round 30: 9 Lead
  • Round 37: 25 Black, 25 White, 7 Camo White, 10 Zebra, 15 Lead
  • Round 38: 42 Pink, 17 White, 10 Zebra, 14 Lead, 2 Ceramic
  • Round 45: 180 Pink, 10 Purple Camo, 4 Fortified Lead, 25 Rainbow
  • Round 50: 20 Red, 8 Fortified Lead, 20 Ceramic, 2 M.O.A.B.
  • Round 59: 50 Lead Camo, 20 Ceramic, 10 Ceramic Regrowth
  • Round 63: 75 Lead, 122 Ceramic
  • Round 69: 40 Black Regrowth, 40 Fortified Lead, 50 Ceramic
  • Round 75: 14 Lead, 14 Fortified Lead, 3 Fortified M.O.A.B., 7 B.F.B.
  • Round 90: 50 Fortified Lead Camo Regrowth, 3 D.D.T.
  • Round 95: 500 Purple Camo Regrowth, 250 Fortified Lead Camo Regrowth, 50 Fortified M.O.A.B., 30 D.D.T.
  • Round 104: 200 Purple (2 groups of 100), 200 Fortified Lead (2 groups of 100), 200 Ceramic (2 groups of 100), 150 Fortified M.O.A.B., 25 B.F.B., 14 Fortified B.F.B.
  • Round 105: 25 Fortified Lead, 100 Ceramic, 300 Fortified Ceramic, 30 B.F.B.
  • Round 117: 250 Lead, 27 D.D.T., 18 Fortified D.D.T.
  • Round 122: 20 Fortified B.F.B., 40 B.F.B., 75 Fortified Lead
  • Round 126: 1 Fortified Lead Camo Regrowth, 99 D.D.T.
  • Round 129: 7 Fortified Z.O.M.G., 77 Fortified Lead Camo, 77 Purple Camo, 77 Ceramic Camo, 7 Z.O.M.G., 18 D.D.T.

Alternate Bloons Rounds[]

  • Round 10: 22 Blue, 40 Green, 2 Lead
  • Round 23: 7 Black, 6 White, 4 Lead
  • Round 24: 1 Lead Camo
  • Round 28: 6 Lead Regrowth
  • Round 30: 9 Lead Camo
  • 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 44: 10 Fortified Lead, 40 Zebra
  • Round 45: 120 Pink, 10 Purple Camo, 4 Fortified Lead, 10 Ceramic
  • Round 48: 30 Purple Camo Regrowth, 80 Black Regrowth, 15 Fortified Lead Regrowth, 3 Fortified Ceramic
  • Round 50: 8 Fortified Lead Regrowth, 4 M.O.A.B, 2 Fortified M.O.A.B.
  • Round 59: 50 Lead Camo Regrowth, 20 Fortified Ceramic, 25 Rainbow
  • Round 61: 57 Zebra Regrowth, 8 Fortified Lead, 15 M.O.A.B.
  • Round 62: 250 Purple, 15 Fortified Lead Camo Regrowth, 5 Fortified M.O.A.B, 2 B.F.B.
  • Round 75: 50 Lead, 14 Fortified Lead, 4 Fortified M.O.A.B, 4 B.F.B, 4 Fortified B.F.B.

Bloons Pop![]

  • Level X
  • Level X

Variants[]

Bloons TD 6[]

Properties
Image Camo Regrowth Fortified Name Appearances
BTD6Lead.png BadMaimMoabParticle.png BadMaimMoabParticle.png BadMaimMoabParticle.png Lead Bloon Round 28
Round 10 (ABR)
BTD6CamoLead.png TickGreenIcon.png BadMaimMoabParticle.png BadMaimMoabParticle.png Lead Camo Bloon Round 59
Round 35 (Apopalypse)
Round 24 (ABR)
BTD6RegrowthLead.png BadMaimMoabParticle.png TickGreenIcon.png BadMaimMoabParticle.png Lead Regrow Bloon Round 20 (Apopalypse)
Round 28 (ABR)
BTD6CamoRegrowLead.png TickGreenIcon.png TickGreenIcon.png BadMaimMoabParticle.png Lead Camo Regrow Bloon Round 59 (ABR)
FortifiedLead.png BadMaimMoabParticle.png BadMaimMoabParticle.png TickGreenIcon.png Fortified Lead Bloon Round 25 (Apopalypse)
Round 45
Round 44 (ABR)
FortifiedCamoLead.png TickGreenIcon.png BadMaimMoabParticle.png TickGreenIcon.png Fortified Lead Camo Bloon Unnaturally occurring
FortifiedRegrowLead.png BadMaimMoabParticle.png TickGreenIcon.png TickGreenIcon.png Fortified Lead Regrowth Bloon Round 48 (ABR)
FortifiedCamoRegrowLead.png TickGreenIcon.png TickGreenIcon.png TickGreenIcon.png Fortified Lead Camo Regrowth Bloon Round 95
Round 62 (ABR)
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
Lead Bloon
BTD6Black.png
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
Lead Bloon
BTD6Black.png
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
Lead Bloon
Black Bloon.png
White Bloon.png
Pink Bloon.png
Yellow Bloon.png
Green Bloon.png
Blue Bloon.png
Red Bloon.png

Strategies[]

Main article: Lead Bloon/Strategies

Effective for Camo Leads[]


See also: Camo Lead/Strategies
BTD6

Update History (Bloons TD Battles Mobile)[]

Lead Bloons have not been buffed or nerfed much, but one minor change involves making Lead Bloons move slightly faster than a Red Bloon.
Version 4.1
  • Buff Lead Bloon movement speed increased by 20%.

Quotes[]

Lead Bloons are slow and heavy, but can turn a game against an unwise opponent. Research Heavy Bloon Armour in your Bloon Research Lab to unlock Lead Bloons.
~ "Lead Bloons" Quest description
Camo + Lead = much pain. Hope you're ready.
~ Round 59 in Bloons TD 5
Camo + Lead inbound.
~ Round 59 in Bloons TD 5 Mobile
Leads are slow and easily dealt with if you have the right towers. Otherwise, they could cause you some grief...
~ Round 28 in Bloons TD 5

Gallery[]


Trivia[]

  • They are probably based on Metal Blocks.
  • It is ironic that Lead Bloons, which could originally only be popped with Bomb Towers, contain Black Bloons, which are immune to explosions. This makes Regrow Lead Bloons deadly against a defense which relies on Bomb Towers.
  • Leaking one Lead costs 23 lives. Leaking the entirety of round 28, the lead's debut in Bloons TD 5, costs 92 lives.
  • Every tower is capable of Lead popping power except Banana Farm (which never pops bloons) and COBRA (BTD Battles tower only), but can be "defeated" with the x/4 Misdirection ability. This is not recommended, due to its relatively high cost.
  • The only 0/0 tower capable of popping Camo Leads is the Monkey Buccaneer with the maxed out Specialty Building activated in BTD5 Mobile/Steam.
  • Due to Lead Bloons being introduced in BTD2 and appearing in every subsequent game, players can no longer pass the game with only Road Spikes, Dart Monkeys, or Tack Shooters. However, this is possible in BTD4 or BTD5 provided that the player has the Splodey Darts premium upgrade or the Juggernaut upgrade in BTD5 for the Dart Monkey, and the Ring of Fire upgrade for the Tack Shooter.
  • Pineapples can pop lead bloons with proper timing.
  • The Super Monkey's Laser Vision upgrade as well as the Dartling Gun's Laser Cannon cannot pop Lead even though they're not sharp. This is presumably because Lead Bloons are made of metal and metal reflects light.
  • The TV show Mythbusters created a real lead balloon, and despite common assumption, its biggest problem was not its weight. The lead was so fragile that it tore during inflation. They also built aluminum balloons, which apart from being an odd shape, worked perfectly well.
  • It is one of 2 bloons to resist physical attacks not by using hit points, with the other being the Purple Bloon. It takes one non-physical hit to pop.
  • One method of allowing a large number of towers to pop Lead Bloons is to upgrade a Monkey Village to Monkey Intelligence Bureau.
  • The Monkey Apprentice's Tempest Tornado can pop Lead Bloons but can't blow them away.
  • If affected by Arctic Wind, Permafrost, and glue at the same time, a Lead Bloon will move slower than a Z.O.M.G..
  • A Sniper Monkey with the Point Five Oh upgrade can pop an entire Lead bloon since it can pop 7 layers.
  • In Daily Challenge #136 (Precision Pineapples), all towers' upgrades that allow them to pop Leads are disabled. To pop leads, a Monkey Intelligence Bureau is required, or just use Exploding Pineapples to pop them.
    • Similar situation was previously in daily challenge #99 (Wait, What?); In this challenge however, even Exploding Pineapples are disabled, making Monkey Intelligence Bureau the ONLY way to allow popping Leads.
  • Strangely in BTD5, a x/3 Super Monkey can pop Lead, even though it shoots darts.
    • One logical explanation is offered in BMC: it is stated in the description of the Special Mission "Phase Crystal" that the phase crystal powers the Robo Monkey's suit, (not needed for the Robo Monkey upgrade) and the fact that a 4/0 Dartling Gun Ray of Doom (which requires the Phase Chrystal tile) can pop Lead without the Depleted Bloontonium upgrade, so that could be why Robo Monkeys can pop Lead.
    • Strangely, in BTD6, they cannot pop Lead.
  • Bloons Monkey City states that Lead Bloons are paradoxical, because they are made out of metal but still can float.
  • In Bloons Monkey City Mobile, tiles that show the highest Bloon ranking as Lead Bloons contain Zebras instead, since Leads are internally considered stronger than Zebras.
  • In BTD5 and BMC, the Lead Bloon "donk" sound is much higher pitched and slightly more resonant.
  • It is the only Ordinary Bloon of BTD5 that does not have any parents.
  • In BTD2, BTD3, and BTD4, the sound made by a sharp object hitting a Lead Bloon is the same as a dart/boomerang hitting a Metal Block in Bloons 1.
  • In BTD5, the Lead Bloon is the only Bloon that does not appear as a Regen Bloon outside of Daily Challenges and Sandbox Mode.
  • After update 4.1 in Battles Mobile where the grouped Zebra Bloons got more expensive, the grouped Lead Bloons that players can send on Round 15 started to become popular due to players being able to send them for only $200, as well as them being hard to defend against especially when combined with the Regrowth modifier.
  • The Lead Bloon, as well as the Ceramic Bloon, are the only Bloons that can have the Camo, Regrowth, and Fortified properties.
  • The Lead Bloon is the second weakest Bloon to not have a parent in the main Bloons Tower Defense series, the first being the BTD4 Camo Bloon.
  • On Rounds 86+ in BTD5, Rounds 30+ in both Bloons Monkey City Flash and Mobile, Rounds 35+ in BTDB Flash, Rounds 43+ in BTDB Mobile, and Rounds 81+ in BTD6, Lead Bloons will only spawn one Black Bloon when popped instead of two. That Black Bloon will also only spawn one Pink Bloon instead of two.
  • The Lead Bloon may be inspired by the Lead, Lead Boss, Lead Cube, Lead Cube Boss and Lead Balloon from Tower Defense Simulator and Cube Defense.