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Gurdy is a boss that can appear in the CavesCaves and the (except in Rebirth)Flooded CavesFlooded Caves.

Behavior[ | ]

Gurdy is completely stationary and will always appear in the upper middle of the room. She has three attacks:

  • Ducks down into her body and emerges from the middle facing Isaac, firing 5 projectiles in a spread.
    • She can do this below her and to her sides and will not perform this attack if Isaac is behind her.
  • Spawns a PooterPooter near herself.
  • Spawns two Attack FlyAttack Flies behind her.
    • Spawned Attack Flies are weaker than normal, with only about 3 health and can be killed if Isaac walks into them, though they will still deal contact damage before dying.
  • Summons two BoilBoils in front of her.

Champion Versions Needs to be unlocked[ | ]

Green: 11% larger and does not use her projectile attack. Instead, she summons monsters at a faster rate.

Gallery[ | ]

Notes[ | ]

  • Upon entering a room with Gurdy in it, the player will usually be teleported to the bottom center of the room regardless of which side the player entered from.
  • Gurdy will sometimes be accompanied by Attack Flies to the left and right of her and two Boils in the bottom corners of the room. She might also be accompanied by three Boils behind her.

Trivia[ | ]

  • Gurdy appeared in the original The Binding of Isaac.
  • Gurdy was originally supposed to be a pile of dead children, but it looked too confusing, so Edmund McMillen made her body made of guts instead.[1]
  • Gurdy's name is supposedly derived from a medical condition called G.E.R.D. (gastroesophageal reflux disease), more commonly known as acid reflux.[1]
  • Gurdy appears to be the third stage of the "Gurdy" boss line, with the first stage as Boss Gurglings ingameGurglings, second as Boss Gurdy Jr. ingameGurdy Jr., and final as Boss Mama Gurdy ingameMama Gurdy.
  • Gurdy shares her name with a level from Edmund's previous game Super Meat Boy.
  • Gurdy is female.[1]
  • (in Repentance) Gurdy will perform a taunting laugh animation if Isaac takes damage.

Bugs[ | ]

Bug Bug! Using A Card Against Humanity will cause Gurdy to appear to teleport onto the player. This is purely a cosmetic effect and clearing the poop from the center of the room will cause her to return to normal.

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