- Not to be confused with the Bumpa Berry.
Boom Berries are purple, raspberry-like berries introduced in Crash Bandicoot: On the Run!, used as a projectile by the player. There are a few different varieties of boom berries in the game based on each of its four elements. They are only level mechanics, and cannot be taken out of a level or put in the silo like other items.
Purple Boom Berry
"Purple Boom Berries smash crates and trigger buttons ahead of you or in different lanes."
Purple Boom Berries have no special properties to speak of, only fulfilling their basic purpose of breaking crates and detonating explosives. They can be picked up and carried indefinitely, and thrown to destroy crates and defeat enemies. They can only be destroyed by blowing up TNT or Nitro Crates, falling into pits, or allowing them to bounce behind the player so it's out of reach.
Boom Berries are also used by Fake Crash, Fake Coco and Nefarious Tropy as weapons during their boss fights. They take on a lighter, pinkish colour when thrown by enemies to signify that they are dangerous and cannot be caught.
"Snow Berries freeze poisonous water."
Snow Berries are light blue in color and give off a frosty mist. They can be used to freeze and deactivate the electric pads found on the ground in Sewer or Later, as well as the normal functions of a standard Boom Berry.
Hot Hot Berry
"Hot Hot Berries will melt frozen obstacles and frozen crates."
Experiment 209 Berry
"The electric Experiment 209 Berry will collect and smash everything it passes."
Experiment 209 Berries are a darker shade of purple than normal Boom Berries. They are found only in The Lab. They give off an electric forcefield as they bounce, which can collect any Wumpa Fruit it goes past as well as vaporizing any enemies it collides with. They also have the normal functions of a standard Boom Berry.