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Bum Friend is a passive item.

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Item altar

Item Pool Treasure Room.png Treasure Room
Added in AfterbirthItem Pool Beggar.png Beggar
Added in Afterbirth (page 2, column 1, line 2)
Removed in Afterbirth (page 2, column 1, line 5)


  • Bum Friend is a beggar who follows Isaac and picks up coins on the ground. (He does not fill up a familiar "slot".)
  • After picking up 6 coins, Bum Friend will drop a pickup.
  • After that, Bum Friend has a 67% chance to drop a pickup after picking up 3 coins and a 33% chance to drop a pickup after picking up 4 coins.
  •   This item belongs to the Super Bum set. Collecting all three items in this set will grant a Super Bum familiar.



  • Bum Friend cannot pick up sticky nickels.
  • Bum Friend can pick up lucky pennies, but it will simply count as a regular penny and will not grant Luck.
  • From a scoring perspective, pennies that Bum Friend picks up count towards your Schwag Bonus on daily runs.

In-game FootageEdit


  Bug!  3DS  If hit by an explosion before finishing collection on the room, Bum Friend may freeze in place.


 PC  M9JC ZYAL (Treasure room adjacent to spawn)

 PC  2YN8 JS3R (Treasure room adjacent to spawn) (Normal mode)

 PC  MG9V SPR7 (Treasure room adjacent to spawn)

 PC  3MR7 XNJS (First floor treasure room)

 PC  GNBR EEGK (First floor treasure room)

 PS4  A1TT QRBE (First floor treasure room)

 3DS  WVFY R43V (First floor treasure room; Curse of the Labyrinth)

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