Dead Cat

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Dead Cat
Dead Cat Icon.png
Item Type
Passive Collectible
Item ID
Pickup Quote
9 lives
Item Pool
Curse Room Curse Room  
Devil Room Devil Room  
Red Chest Red Chest  
Item Pool Miniboss.png Super Pride 
Collection Grid

(Page 1, Column 18, Row 4)


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Dead Cat is a passive item.

Effects[edit | edit source]

  • Sets Isaac's health to 1.
    • Does not remove Soul Hearts or Black Hearts unless playing as ???.
  • Grants 9 extra lives.
    • Upon death, Isaac respawns with 1 heart container.
  • The head of Guppy begins following Isaac like a familiar upon pickup, but doesn't actually do anything.
    • When Isaac has lost all of the lives provided by this item, the dead cat familiar will disappear.
  • This item belongs to the Guppy set. Collecting three items from the set will transform Isaac into Guppy.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • This item comes after Guppy's Collar, Lazarus' Rags, and 1up! in priority.
  • This item comes before Judas' Shadow in priority.
  • Picking this up as ??? will set his health to 1 Soul Heart.
  • Picking this up as The Lost will not show a number of remaining lives, but will still function.
  • Picking this up as Keeper will reduce his total number of health coins down to one, meaning he will die upon taking any damage. A Health Up Item will restore the lost health coin.
  • Taking Dead Cat through a deal with the Devil while at one heart will still leave Isaac with one heart.
  • The lives are added after the "picking up an item" animation has ended, so characters that die while the animation is playing will not be revived by this item.
  • The effects of the D4, D100, Missing No., or 1- or 6-Pip Dice Room will not remove the lives granted by this item.
  • Deaths do not count towards the statistics if Isaac still has extra lives.
  • Additional dead cats can be picked up during a run, increasing lives well past 9. Only the first dead cat counts toward becoming Guppy.
  • Picking up Dead Cat when the player has 0 heart containers and greater than 11 soul hearts can cause the player to go over the normal 12 cap by up to 1 heart temporarily.
  • Afterbirth† Indicator.png This item counts as 9 items, so if the player is game on trying for an early portal to The Void after beating Mom, this will significantly boost the progress closer to 20 items.

Synergies[edit | edit source]

In-game Footage[edit | edit source]

Unlockable Achievements[edit | edit source]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Seeds[edit | edit source]

 PC  NoDLC Indicator.png R96W PFVJ (Dead Cat, Guppy's Head, and Guppy's Collar all on the first floor in the curse room)

 PC  NoDLC Indicator.png G6GE 0GFV (curse room adjacent to spawn, found in red chest along with Guppy's Paw)

 PS4   Vita  G6GE 0GFV (curse room adjacent to spawn, found in red chest along with Guppy's Paw)

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