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Added in Afterbirth †

Potato Peeler is an activated item added in Afterbirth †.


  • On use:
    • Removes one Red Heart Container.
    • Increases damage by a flat +0.2.
    • Grants one Cube of Meat Cube of Meat.
      • Added in Repentance The Cube of Meat is not added as a real item in Isaac's inventory.
    • Grants an active Anemic Anemic effect for the current room.
    • Added in Repentance Counts as self-damage for the purposes of damage-triggered items.


  • It is possible for Isaac to kill himself by removing his final heart container.
  • It is possible to generate multiple Meat Boys.
  • Cubes of Meat given by this item do not remove any Cubes of Meat from Greed Mode item pools.
  • Added in Repentance The Cube of Meat gained through this item will persist in the escape sequence of Mines Mines II.
  • This item cannot normally be used on Soul Hearts, Black Hearts, Bone Hearts, or Eternal Hearts.
  • This item does not work with The Lost The Lost. Using it will not hurt him, nor produce any Cubes of Meat.
    • Bone Hearts do not qualify either, so The Forgotten The Forgotten cannot use this item.


  • Removed in Repentance D4 D4: Every Cube of Meat produced using Potato Peeler counts as an item for rerolling. Because health usually is not removed when rerolling items, this is useful to increase the number of items at the expense of the item pool.
    • Cubes of Meat created by Potato Peeler will always reroll into Treasure Room items, regardless of where Potato Peeler was obtained or the rooms it was used in.
  • Added in RepentanceIII - The Empress? III - The Empress?/XI - Strength XI - Strength: The temporary hearts granted by the cards can be used to create a Cube of Meat.


  • Added in RepentanceBook of Virtues Book of Virtues: Spawns an indestructible wisp. The wisps do not orbit Isaac, block shots, or deal contact damage. Instead, they chase and constantly shoot at nearby enemies.
  • Added in Repentance Box of Friends Box of Friends: The Cubes of Meat from Potato Peeler cannot be duplicated by Box of Friends.
  • Car Battery Car Battery: No effect.
    • Car Battery + Added in RepentanceBook of Virtues Book of Virtues: Summons 2 wisps and one Cube of Meat upon use.

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  • The description on this item matches the name of the item Added in RepentanceA Pound of Flesh A Pound of Flesh.
  • The pickup quote "A pound of flesh" is a reference to Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice.
  • This item might be a reference of the infamous suicide of Petunia from Happy Tree Friends' episode Wishy Washy (content warning: gore).


Bug Bug! Added in Repentance If Isaac is currently The Lost The Lost after touching the White Fireplace in Downpour Downpour/Dross Dross II, using Potato Peeler will instantly kill him.