Dead Cat

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Item Pool Curse Room.png Curse Room
Item Pool Devil Room.png Devil Room
Item Pool Red Chest.png Red Chest
Added in AfterbirthGreed mode onlyItem Pool Curse Room.png Curse Room
Added in AfterbirthGreed mode onlyItem Pool Devil Room.png Devil Room
Item Pool Miniboss.png Super Pride
Added in Afterbirth (page 1, column 18, line 4)
Removed in Afterbirth (page 1, column 8, line 8)

Dead Cat is a passive item.

Effects[edit | edit source]

  • Sets Isaac's red heart containers to 1.
    • Does not remove Soul Hearts or Black Hearts unless playing as ???.
  • Grants 9 extra lives.
  • 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
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  • Flight.
  • Spawns a blue fly each time a tear hits an enemy.
  • set. Collecting three items from this set will transform Isaac into Guppy.

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • This item comes after Guppy's Collar Guppy's CollarGuppy's Collar Icon.pngGrants Isaac a permanent 50% chance to respawn with 1/2 of a red heart after death., Lazarus' Rags Lazarus' RagsLazarus' Rags Icon.pngUpon dying, resurrect as Revived Lazarus with one heart container and Anemic item., and 1up! 1up!1up! Icon.pngGives an extra life. Upon death, you will respawn in the previous room with full health and lose the 1up!. in priority.
  • This item comes before Judas' Shadow Judas' ShadowJudas' Shadow Icon.pngAdds an extra life; upon death, it respawns Isaac as Black Judas with only two black hearts. and Added in AfterbirthMissing Poster Missing PosterMissing Poster Icon.pngIf Isaac dies in a Sacrifice Room, a puzzle piece will appear on his last will (Added in Afterbirth and unlocks The Lost). Added in Afterbirth Revives Isaac as The Lost if unlocked. The Missing Poster then disappears. 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.
  • Added in Afterbirth † Picking this up as the The Forgotten has a different effect depending on which form he is in. Picking it up in skeletal form will reduce bone hearts to 1 and will not affect the Soul, while picking it up as the Soul will reduce soul hearts to 1 and will not affect the skeletal form.
  • 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 D4D4 Icon.png6 roomsRerolls all of Isaac's items., D100 D100D100 Icon.png6 roomsUpon use, rerolls all passive items on Isaac like the D4, every pedestal item in the room like The D6, and every pickup like the D20., Missing No. Missing No.Missing No. Icon.pngRandomizes all passive items upon pickup and at the start of each succeeding floor., 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.
  • Added in Afterbirth † 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]

  • Added in AfterbirthDiplopia DiplopiaDiplopia Icon.pngOne time useDuplicates all pickups and item pedestals in the room. - Isaac gains 18 extra lives in total.
  • Guppy's Paw Guppy's PawGuppy's Paw Icon.pngUnlimitedRemoves one red heart container in exchange for gaining 3 Soul Hearts. - Isaac can use Guppy's Paw to turn his Red Heart Container into 3 Soul Hearts after a revival.
  • Gold Hearts - Gives Isaac many coins when picked up, due to the amount of hearts lost.
  • Suicide King Suicide KingSuicide King Icon.pngKills Isaac and spawns lots of pickups, items, and/or chests in the same room. - Allows Isaac to safely use the Suicide King to generate pickups and items.
    • Suicide King + Blank Card Blank CardBlank Card Icon.png4 roomsHas the same effect as the card or rune currently held by Isaac. - Allows Isaac to repeatedly use the Suicide King.

In-game Footage[edit | edit source]

Unlockable Achievements[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The 9 lives gained by the item is a reference to a myth that cats have 9 lives.
  • The dead cat shares the same tuxedo type bicolor fur with Guppy.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Seeds[edit | edit source]

 PC  Removed in Afterbirth R96W PFVJ (Dead Cat, Guppy's Head, and Guppy's Collar all on the first floor in the curse room)

 PC  Removed in Afterbirth 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)

 Switch  MW2N WAJC (Curse room adjacent to spawn, found in red chest)

 Switch  KEBM C08G (Second floor devil room)

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