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Bum Friend is a passive item.

Effects[ | ]

  • Spawns a familiar who follows Isaac and picks up coins on the ground.
  • After picking up 6 coins, Bum Friend will return to Isaac and 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.
  • (in Repentance) Bum Friend has an additional chance to drop batteries and items from the Beggar item pool.
  • (except in Rebirth) This item belongs to the Super BumSuper Bum set. Collecting three items from this set will transform Isaac's bums into Super Bum.

Notes[ | ]

  • (except in Rebirth) Bum Friend cannot pick up NickelSticky Nickels.
  • (except in Rebirth) Bum Friend can pick up Lucky PennyLucky Pennies, but it will simply count as a regular Penny and will not grant luck.
  • (in Afterbirth and Afterbirth †) From a scoring perspective, Pennies that Bum Friend picks up count towards your Schwag bonus on daily runs.
  • Bum Friend does not join the line of familiars that follow behind Isaac.
  • Not recommended for Character Keeper iconKeeper as it will make it harder to regain health due to the Keeper healing via coins.

Drops[ | ]

Synergies[ | ]

  • Collectible BFFS! iconBFFS!: All future drops will happen every 3 coins. If the next scheduled drop at the moment of acquiring BFFS! requires more than 3 coins, the amount will not be lowered.
  • Collectible Mitre iconMitre: Red HeartRed Hearts that Bum drops can be converted into Soul HeartSoul Hearts.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Chaos iconChaos: Bum Friend's item pedestals will be affected by Chaos, spawning an item from a random pool.

In-game Footage[ | ]

Trivia[ | ]

Bugs[ | ]

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