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Added in Repentance

Planetarium door locked.png Planetarium door.png

The Planetarium Planetarium is an unlockable room type added in The Binding of Isaac: Repentance. Planetariums are similar to Treasure Room Treasure Rooms, in that they both require keys to enter, but always contain special astronomy-themed items that are only available through Planetariums. Their chance for appearing increases with each Treasure Room skipped. They are unlocked by acquiring three different astrology-related items in a single run.

Generation Chance[]

The base chance for a Planetarium starts at 1%, increases by +20% whenever Isaac descends a floor and is reduced by -20% when a Treasure Room is entered -- in most situations, this can be thought as skipping a Treasure Room granting a +20% bonus[1]. The Treasure Room must not be entered by any means to be considered skipped. This chance is further increased by 24% with Telescope Lens Telescope Lens, by 15% with Magic 8 Ball Magic 8 Ball, by 15% with Crystal Ball Crystal Ball, and by 6.9% with Sausage Sausage. The Crystal Ball bonus is 100% if a Treasure Room has been skipped. Telescope Lens increases the base chance to 10% and adds a +15% as well. It is possible to encounter Planetarium multiple times in a single run. If Isaac enters a Planetarium, the chance will be set to 1% or 10% if he has the Telescope Lens, and cannot be increased further.

As a consequence of the game not counting skipped Treasure Rooms directly, but the difference of the current stage number and entered Treasure Rooms, the base bonus can be reduced to a negative value when more Treasure Rooms have been entered than floors generated[1]. These extra Treasure Rooms can be encountered in levels reset using Forget Me Now Forget Me Now or a 5-pip Dice Room Dice Room, and in any level if created by Red Key Red Key or similar effects. The only exception is the Mirrored World of Downpour Downpour II / Dross Dross II (the Treasure Room required for Knife Piece 1 Knife Piece 1 counts normally). The chance cannot be reduced below 1% (in levels where Planetariums are possible) even with penalties, however.

Note that the bonuses are additive (not multiplicative) and can reach 100%. If the Planetarium cannot be placed or is not entered, the bonus will remain intact for a later level if any capable of hosting a Planetarium are left.

Planetariums cannot normally be encountered after Depths Depths II, though Telescope Lens Telescope Lens allows them to appear in Womb Womb and Corpse Corpse. Do note that Planetariums CAN spawn in the additional Mausoleum Mausoleum II / Gehenna Gehenna II level that is accessed through A Strange Door A Strange Door.

Notes[]

  • The Crystal Ball Crystal Ball and Deck of Cards Deck of Cards will not count towards the unlock if they are left behind after picking them up, they must be actively held. Holding both of them with Schoolbag Schoolbag doesn't either.
  • If Isaac loses passive items (ie: using the D4 D4) they will not count towards the unlock. In other words, Isaac must have 3 items simultaneously.
  • Planetarium items can be found before Planetariums have been unlocked in-game. To do so, use any method that ignores item pools (Chaos Chaos, Eden Eden, etc.).
  • If attempting to find a Planetarium to obtain one of its items, very careful consideration should be taken before picking up Rosary Rosary, as this will add The Bible The Bible to the Planetarium's item pool. Given the pool's small size, you will have a high chance to find it instead of a normal Planetarium item.
  • A simple way to unlock Planetariums is to acquire a D20 D20 in Greed Mode and re-roll the coins to keep buying store items (this requires a battery to recharge the D20 D20). The item pool includes Magic 8 Ball Magic 8 Ball and all Treasure Room items (which include most of the pertinent items); therefore, it can easily be unlocked.
  • Acquiring the astrology-related items from the Bag of Crafting Bag of Crafting will not guarantee the Planetarium achievement.
    • However, acquiring the regular Zodiac items via Bag of Crafting Bag of Crafting will grant the achievement.
  • If a Planetarium has been generated, XVII - The Stars XVII - The Stars will prioritize teleporting Isaac into it over the Treasure Room.
  • A rare Planetarium layout with two items exists. Only one can be taken.
  • If a Planetarium appears on Downpour Downpour II, even if the door has been unlocked, the planetarium in the Mirrored World will be locked and will contain nothing.
  • Planetariums will not be available on challenges that prevent Treasure Rooms from spawning.
    • During Pica Run (challenge #41), a Planetarium will contain only a trinket.
  • If Isaac uses Glowing Hour Glass Glowing Hour Glass to exit a Planetarium upon first entering one, the Planetarium does not count as entered, and Planetarium chance is preserved for later floors, allowing Isaac to effectively reroll his Planetarium until a desired item is found.
  • Doing a Victory Lap does not reset the entered Treasure Room count, making it very difficult to have a high chance for Planetarium generation.
  • Using R Key R Key resets the entered Treasure Room count.
  • With Curse of the Labyrinth.png Curse of the Labyrinth, skipping one item room will increase your chances by 20%. While skipping both will increase the chance by 40%.
  • If the Planetarium layout selected was a closet-sized room, and there are no valid locations for it to spawn, then the Planetarium will not generate.

Items[]

Name ID Icon Quote Description Quality
Jupiter 5.100.594 Jupiter You're a gas giant! +2 red Heart containers, -0.3 speed. Isaac builds speed while standing still, and releases poison gas clouds when he moves afterwards. 2
Luna 5.100.589 Luna The moon's blessing shines upon you Adds an extra Secret Room Secret Room and Super Secret Room Super Secret Room to each floor. Secret Rooms contain a beam of light that increases Fire Rate for the current floor and gives a Half Soul Heart Half Soul Heart. 2
Mars 5.100.593 Mars Double tap dash Dash by double-tapping the movement key, becoming invulnerable and damaging enemies. There's a short cooldown before Isaac can dash again. 2
Mercurius 5.100.590 Mercurius Speed up + you feel elusive +0.4 speed. Doors stay open after entering a room, even in rooms with enemies. 3
Neptunus 5.100.597 Neptunus Open the floodgates Isaac's mouth fills with tears over time while not firing, up to a cap. Holding the fire button will release all stored tears in rapid succession. 3
Pluto 5.100.598 Pluto Size down +0.7 tears. Significantly shrinks Isaac, allowing him to squeeze between objects and makes some enemy shots pass over him. 3
Saturnus 5.100.595 Saturnus Ring of tears Upon entering a room, a circle of tears orbits Isaac. Enemy tears have a chance to be caught in orbit, turning them friendly. 2
Sol 5.100.588 Sol Radiant victory Reveals the location of the Invalid room type in template. Upon defeating a boss, activates XIX - The Sun XIX - The Sun, fully recharges Isaac's active item, grants bonus damage and luck for the rest of the floor, and removes curses. 2
Terra 5.100.592 Terra Born to rock +1 Damage. Replaces tears with rocks that deal variable damage, have increased knockback, and can destroy obstacles. 3
Uranus 5.100.596 Uranus Ice tears Isaac shoots ice tears, which slow enemies and freeze monsters they kill. Frozen enemies slide away and explode into ice shards when touched. 3
Venus 5.100.591 Venus HP up + you feel pretty Adds one red Heart container. Heals 1 additional Red Heart Red Heart Enemies near Isaac become charmed. 2

General Strategy[]

Given the new Ascent path takes Isaac back through previous floors, it is viable to skip item rooms on the way down to improve his chances of the Planetarium spawning and then getting the items from the rooms he skipped on the way back up. However, Planetariums can NOT generate during the Ascent, nor will skipped Planetariums "reappear".

Anything that rerolls Isaac's inventory (such as Dice Room Dice Rooms, D4 D4, or Tainted Eden Tainted Eden) can increase the value of the trade-off as a rerolled Planetarium item is much more likely to be useful than a rerolled Treasure Room item.

Items such as Glowing Hour Glass Glowing Hour Glass or Dream Catcher Dream Catcher can be used to check the contents of a Treasure Room without negatively affecting the chances for a Planetarium to spawn.

Statistics[]

Without Telescope Lens Telescope Lens, Planetarium rooms can't be found in chapter 4 and after. Since the chance to find a Planetarium depends on the number of Treasure Rooms skipped, skipping earlier ones allows for a higher cumulative chance of encountering one.

The table below presents the chances if the first Treasure Rooms are skipped. For example, if the first two are passed on, there is an 84% chance to find a Planetarium between Basement Basement I and Depths Depths I.

Treasure Rooms skipped 0 1 2 3 4 5 6
Chapter 1-1 1.0% x x x x x x
Chapter 1-2/1A-1 2.0% 21.8% x x x x x
Chapter 2-1/1A-2 3.0% 38.2% 53.9% x x x x
Chapter 2-2/2A-1 3.9% 51.2% 72.8% 82.0% x x x
Chapter 3-1/2A-2 4.9% 61.4% 83.9% 93.0% 96.6% x x
Chapter 3-2/3A-1 5.9% 69.5% 90.5% 97.3% 99.4% 100% x
Chapter 3A-2 or 4-1 with Telescope Lens Telescope Lens 6.8% 75.9% 94.4% 98.9% 99.9% 100% 100%
Chapter 4-2 with Telescope Lens Telescope Lens 7.7% 81.0% 96.7% 99.6% 99.98% 100% 100%


Seeds[]

PC Normal and hard modes only [citation needed] 9QVT 42MH (Planetarium adjacent to spawn)

PC Hard mode only AYL8 8CCS (Planetarium adjacent to spawn + Second on Flooded Caves 1 (Take all treasure rooms))

PC Normal mode only 2PYG 827H (Planetarium adjacent to spawn)

PC Normal and hard modes only YHE3 8GHE (Planetarium adjacent to spawn)

PC Normal and hard modes only 4GCR 9KYG (Planetarium adjacent to spawn)

PC Normal and hard modes only F21B 10E1 (Planetarium adjacent to spawn)

PC Normal and hard modes only NEHY 83K3 (Planetarium adjacent to spawn)

PC Normal and hard modes only NMMF V0RH (Planetarium adjacent to spawn)

PC Normal and hard modes only TN6C 894H (Planetarium adjacent to spawn)

PC Hard mode only XATY WS7S (Planetarium adjacent to spawn)

PC Hard mode only 0WVE F74D (Planetarium adjacent to spawn)

PC Hard mode only 0FYV B9EG (Planetarium adjacent to spawn)

PC Hard mode only R1J1 QPDL (Planetarium adjacent to spawn)

PC Hard mode only KKYJ A07S (Planetarium adjacent to spawn)

PC Hard mode only PFFQ QX3L (Planetarium adjacent to spawn)

PC Hard mode only 6D0N 0B62 (Planetarium adjacent to spawn)

PC Hard mode only XB3C GJHM (Planetarium adjacent to spawn)

PC Hard mode only LS69 RG19 (Planetarium adjacent to spawn)

PCHard mode onlyVLKB 7ERP (Planetarium adjacent to spawn)

PCHard mode onlyBB3B 7VEJ (Planetarium adjacent to spawn)

PCHard mode onlyFT38 JZV3 (Planetarium adjacent to spawn)

Gallery[]

Trivia[]

  • Planetariums were introduced in the Antibirth mod, which forms the basis for most of Repentance's content. Their unlock method and generation mechanics remain the same in both versions.
    • Their item pool in Antibirth included the Signs of the Zodiac alongside the Planetarium-exclusive items. This is not the case in Repentance.

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 The formula is (0.2 * (stage - treasurerooms_visited - 1)). The c and d stage variants, such as Mausoleum Mausoleum and Gehenna Gehenna, are treated as stage + 1.
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