Dead Cat in the Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (BOIR)
Dead Cat: 9 Lives

Dead Cat is a passive item in The Binding of Isaac: Rebirth (TBOIR)

Part of the Guppy set. Picking up three Guppy items will transform Isaac into Guppy .


Guppy - Isaac's pet cat. The cat is dead and the body has 2 flies surrounding it so possibly the cat has been dead for a while and the corpse is beginning to rot.


  • Isaac has one heart container but 9 lives - whenever Isaac dies, he respawns with 1 heart container. This can happen a total of 9 times.

Character Appearance[edit]

Isaac gains a cat familiar that follows him around: (note that in the screenshot below Isaac also has X-Ray Vision and Magic 8 Ball. Only the cat familiar is part of the appearance change from Dead Cat.)


The familiar disappears once all 9 lives are lost.

Strategy Guide/Tips[edit]


Dead Cat has the following Synergies and Interactions with other items:

Item Synergy
Cursed Skull You only have one red heart so you get teleported whenever you take damage (annoying synergy)
Suicide King Can use Suicide King safely to spawn lots of items.
Guppy's Paw Turn red heart container to 3 Soul Hearts after reviving.

Dead Cat Seed[edit]

  • G6GE 0GFV (Curse Room adjacent to starting point)



  • This item is based on the superstition that cats have 9 lives implying they don't die easily.

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