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(in Afterbirth † and Repentance)

Poke Go is a passive item added in The Binding of Isaac: Afterbirth †.

Effect[ | ]

Notes[ | ]

  • The effect is not activated upon entering the main room of Greed Mode, neither when fighting the waves, making it nearly useless.
  • Multiple friendly enemies can spawn at the same time.
  • For enemies that spawn other enemies, the spawned enemies will also be friendly.
  • Enemy variants may spawn.

Interactions[ | ]

  • (in Repentance)Ace Cards: Friendly monsters are still affected by Ace Cards.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Blood Puppy iconBlood Puppy: Either angry version of Blood Puppy will target friendly enemies as well and can drag them along with it when it charges them. Blood Puppy cannot damage friendly enemies however friendly enemies can damage Blood Puppy despite not targeting it outright.
  • Collectible Broken Modem iconBroken Modem: Broken Modem also affects friendly enemies and projectiles created by them.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Eraser iconEraser: Enemies erased via Eraser will never spawn again. This can be a detriment if Vises are erased, as it greatly reduces the usefulness of Poke Go.
  • (in Repentance) Collectible Ghost Bombs iconGhost Bombs / Collectible Hungry Soul iconHungry Soul / Collectible Purgatory iconPurgatory / Collectible Vade Retro iconVade Retro: Explosions from ghosts can kill friendly enemies.

In-game Footage[ | ]

Trivia[ | ]

  • The item is a reference to Pokémon GO: an augmented reality mobile game in which Pokémon are generated around the player as they walk around in real life.
    • The pickup quote is a shortened version of "Gotta catch 'em all!", one of the series' marketing slogans.
    • "A charmed (enemy) appears!" is a reference to the phrase "A wild Pokémon appears!" from the games.
  • Poke Go was originally an unofficial item which was supposed to showcase the modding capabilities of Afterbirth+ in the PAX 2016 livestream. However, all items included in the demo were later added to the final game.
  • Since Poke Go is simply part of Isaac's imagination, Edmund McMillen confirmed that Isaac therefore technically knew about Pokémon Go.


Bug Bug! Collectible Glowing Hourglass iconGlowing Hourglass: Each use of Glowing Hourglass that does not move Isaac to a different room than the one he is currently in (such as the starting room of a new floor).


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