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Scat Man is challenge #36. Isaac must use friendly DipDips and Collectible Butt Bombs iconButt Bombs to defeat enemies. The goal is to defeat Boss Mom ingameMom. This challenge is unlocked by default.

Strategy[ | ]

  • The friendly DipDips spawned by Collectible Dirty Mind iconDirty Mind will be Isaac's main method of attack. It's a good idea to destroy as much poop as possible to build up a swarm, though be mindful of the limit on the Dips' number. Once the old ones start popping, save the PoopPoop for later.
  • Due to the Oh CrapOh Crap transformation and Collectible E. Coli iconE. Coli, enemies can simply be walked into to convert them into PoopPoop, which is immediately destroyed to heal back the contact damage and generate more Dips. This strategy will result in half a heart of damage against champion enemies, however.
  • Obtaining the Collectible Sharp Plug iconSharp Plug allows Isaac to use Collectible The Poop iconThe Poop repeatedly to farm pickups and DipDips at no cost.
  • The Dips can take damage and be killed by enemy attacks as well as environmental hazards. Isaac's own BombBombs will also damage them.
  • Rooms with spiked rocks are very dangerous, as the Dips make no effort to avoid them. Finish and leave these rooms as quickly as possible.
  • As Collectible BFFS! iconBFFS! is a starting item, picking up familiars is a good way to increase damage output.
  • Pills are potentially risky as a Bombs are Key pill may leave Isaac without sufficient BombBombs for emergencies.
  • Like with many challenges, buying either the Collectible The Candle iconThe Candle or Collectible Red Candle iconRed Candle in the shop will make the run much easier, especially since the starting Collectible 9 Volt icon9 Volt reduces its charge time.

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Trivia[ | ]

  • The challenge's name is likely a reference to the song artist, Scatman John. It's also a play on how scat is also another word for poop.
  • On some other languages, there will be an arrow pointing at the challenge with the quote "Sorry Scatman John".