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Remote Detonator is an activated item.

Effects[ | ]

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

Notes[ | ]

  • Remote Detonator gives Isaac five bombs for the price of three (using the bombs on the Donation MachineDonation Machine to trade for coins) when bought at a ShopShop, making its purchase a good value if the player is low on bombs.
    • (in Repentance) The Donation Machine explodes once bombed and while it drops many coins, it is destroyed for the rest of the run
  • Remote Detonator does not control the explosions of Troll BombTroll Bombs and Mega Troll BombMega Troll Bombs.
  • It does control throwable bombs spat out by (in Repentance) Bomb GrimaceBomb Grimaces, once picked up. The bombs can be carried throughout rooms without ever exploding until Remote Detonator is used, making a Bomb Grimace essentially equivalent to a Golden Bomb with this item.
  • If Boss Chub ingameChub or Boss Carrion Queen ingameCarrion Queen swallow a remote bomb, the bomb will be released from them after the animation unless it is detonated manually.

Synergies[ | ]

  • Collectible Anarchist Cookbook iconAnarchist Cookbook/Collectible Best Friend iconBest Friend/Collectible Mr. Boom iconMr. Boom + (in Afterbirth † and Repentance)Collectible Schoolbag iconSchoolbag: The active item bombs are affected by remote detonator.
  • (except in Rebirth)Bob's BladderBob's Bladder: Bombs will continue to leave creep until they are manually detonated. Allows for maximization of creep damage, potentially dealing more damage over time to a boss than just a singular bomb.
  • Collectible Bobby-Bomb iconBobby-Bomb: Bombs placed will chase after the enemy, making it easier to do massive amounts of damage to enemies.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Book of Virtues iconBook of Virtues: Spawns wisps in the inner ring when bombs placed by Isaac explode. Using Remote Detonator also causes the wisps' tears to explode, dealing 16.5 damage to enemies that are close to them (24 if Isaac has Collectible BFFS! iconBFFS!).
  • (except in Rebirth)Collectible Curse of the Tower iconCurse of the Tower / XVI - The TowerXVI - The Tower: The Troll Bombs generated will not explode until the Remote Detonator is used, unlike normal Troll Bombs.
  • Collectible Dr. Fetus iconDr. Fetus: Remote Detonator can be used to detonate the fired bombs early, which can be useful against moving enemies.
  • (except in Rebirth)Collectible Number Two iconNumber Two: The bombs automatically dropped by No. 2 will not detonate on their own, greatly reducing the risk of accidental explosive self-damage.
  • (in Repentance)Collectible Rocket in a Jar iconRocket in a Jar: Rockets do not explode on impact with surfaces, requiring manual detonation.
    • Rocket in a Jar + Dr. Fetus: Rockets fired with Dr. Fetus will still explode on impact, but can be manually detonated.

Interactions[ | ]

  • (except in Rebirth)Collectible Car Battery iconCar Battery: No effect.
  • (except in Rebirth)Collectible Scatter Bombs iconScatter Bombs: Remote Detonator can be used on the original bomb, but not on the small bombs that are spawned.

In-game Footage[ | ]

Trivia[ | ]

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

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