Mom's Shovel

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Mom's   Shovel
Item icon
Item altar
"Lost but not forgotten"
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Item ID
5.100.552
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Recharge Time
4 rooms 4 rooms
Item Pool
None
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Collection Grid
Removed in Repentance(page 5, column 7, row 4)
Added in Repentance(page 5, column 8, row 4)
Added in Afterbirth †

Mom's Shovel is an active item added in Booster Pack #5.

It is obtained by collecting both pieces of the Broken Shovel.

Effects[edit | edit source]

  • Using this on a dirt patch that appears in grave rooms will unlock The Forgotten The Forgotten.
    • Will not unlock the Forgotten if 15►The Negative The Negative has not yet been unlocked.
    • Once the Forgotten is unlocked, digging into dirt patches will instead spawn a random type of chest.
  • Spawns a trapdoor that leads to the next floor upon activation, identical to 15►We Need to Go Deeper! We Need to Go Deeper!
    • Like We Need to Go Deeper!, it can occasionally spawn Crawl Spaces.
    • However, it does not spawn a trapdoor when used above a pit, unlike We Need to Go Deeper!.
    • Does not spawn a trapdoor when used in Sheol.
    • Does not spawn a trapdoor when used in ???. (Hush's Area.)

Notes[edit | edit source]

  • Once Mom's Shovel is complete, the stomping caused by 15►Broken Shovel Broken Shovel stops.
  • Like 15►We Need to Go Deeper! We Need to Go Deeper!, this item can be used to destroy rocks if used while Isaac is flying over a rock.
  • The entire sidequest involving The Shovel and challenge with constant stomping can be circumvented entirely if you use Added in Repentance15►Spindown Dice Spindown Dice on Added in Repentance15►Mucormycosis Mucormycosis, as it will reroll into to completed Shovel.

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