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Punching Bag is a passive item.


  • Spawns a Mulligan Mulligan familiar that walks around the room and acts as a decoy for monsters.
  • If the monsters are closer to the decoy than Isaac, they will attack the decoy.
  • Punching Bag will also block enemy shots.
  • Added in Afterbirth / Removed in Afterbirth † Punching Bag will die after taking too much damage and eventually respawn after a long time. Exiting and continuing the run will cause it to reappear right away.
    • Added in Afterbirth / Removed in Afterbirth † Punching Bag will reappear instantly each time a familiar or orbital item is picked up.


  • The Punching Bag will be targeted by enemies if it is closer to them than Isaac, for up to 6 seconds. Then they will target Isaac for 6 seconds regardless of distance, before acknowledging the Punching Bag again.
  • Added in Afterbirth / Removed in Afterbirth † The Punching Bag will die instantly by enemies' beam-type attacks, such as Brimstone Brimstone or by Uriel Uriel's and Gabriel Gabriel's beam. This also includes enemies' Technology Technology lasers such as Eye Eye and Camillo Jr. Camillo Jr.


  • Added in AfterbirthBox of Friends Box of Friends: Adds another Punching Bag. This may cause enemies to become unpredictable, so use with caution.
    • If the Punching Bag has died, it can be forced to respawn with a double upon using the Box of Friends.

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  • This item is used in Added in Afterbirth The Guardian (challenge #30).
  • A punching bag, used in this context, is a target of frequent criticism and abuse.


PC ZSKB AK2X (Treasure room adjacent to spawn)

PC PCJC AYQ4 (Treasure room adjacent to spawn)

PC Added in Afterbirth TT6C 7741 (First floor Treasure Room)

PS4 2662 PQER (First treasure room on spawn)

Vita VZW2 R83K (First floor treasure room; is above spawn)

Vita 24MY SBE3 (Treasure room adjacent to spawn)

3DS 170B 2SBH (Treasure room adjacent to spawn)