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Remote Detonator is an activated item.


  • Activating the Remote Detonator will cause all bombs placed by Isaac to explode.
  • Bombs will no longer explode without the usage of the detonator.
  • Gives 5 bombs when picked up. If the item is picked up a second time in the same run, this effect will not be applied.


  • Remote Detonator gives you five bombs for the price of three (using the bombs on the donation machine to trade for coins) when bought at a Shop, making its purchase a good value if the player is low on bombs.
  • Remote Detonator does not control the explosions of Troll Bombs and Megatroll Bombs.
    • It does control throwable bombs spat out by Bomb Grimaces, making them safe to use if Isaac does not have blast resistance
  • If Chub or Carrion Queen swallow a remote bomb, the bomb will be released from them after the animation unless it is detonated manually.


  • 15►Bobby-Bomb Bobby-Bomb: Bombs placed will chase after the enemy, making it easier to do massive amounts of damage to enemies.
  • 15►Dr. Fetus Dr. Fetus: Remote Detonator can be used to detonate the fired bombs early, which can be useful against moving enemies.
  • Added in Afterbirth15►No. 2 No. 2: The bombs automatically dropped by No. 2 will not detonate on their own, greatly reducing the risk of accidental explosive self-damage.
  • Added in Afterbirth15►Curse of the Tower Curse of the Tower: The Troll Bombs generated upon taking damage will not explode until the Remote Detonator is used, unlike normal Troll Bombs.


  • Added in Afterbirth15►Car Battery Car Battery: No effect.
  • Added in Afterbirth15►Scatter Bombs Scatter Bombs: Remote Detonator can be used on the original bomb, but not on the small bombs that are spawned.

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  • This item is used in challenge #9 (Demo Man).



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