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Pin
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Official artwork by Edmund McMillen.
Statistics
Type
Health
Damage
Boss
180
Floor(s)
Cellar
Related Bosse(s)
Scolex
The Frail
Effective Item(s)
XIII Death

Necromicon
Technology
Cupid's Arrow
Bombs

Ipecac
Dropped Item(s)
Common Drops
WotL Common Drops

Pin is a boss added to the Wrath of the Lamb DLC for the original game, and also appear in the Rebirth remake. It can be encountered in the Cellar. It is also the mini version of Scolex.

Behavior

Its primary attack involves it bursting out of the ground and diving at Isaac's position, dealing normal touch damage before burrowing back into the ground at that spot. Just before it re-enters the ground, 4 blood projectiles fire out in an X pattern from the last segment of its body. In its secondary attack, Pin's head pokes out of the soil and it launches an explosive, IPECAC-like shot toward the player's location.

Pin's body segments appear to take damage separately, much like Chub, and it can thus be instantly killed with a single use of The Necronomicon or the XIII Death tarot card while it is in the air.

  • It is best to shoot directly towards Pin while it is diving at Isaac as this will cause the most shots to hit the target.
  • Pin will generally dive out near where it last landed, but it may actually burst out in an entirely different spot in the room.
  • After it pokes its head out and uses its explosive shot, Pin will emerge from the same hole it poked out of before. Pin still takes damage despite being underground after this shot, so maintain fire on where he drops back under ground.
  • Sticking to the walls and moving slightly everytime Pin jumps makes it near impossible for Pin to hit Isaac.
  • It generally dives exactly where Isaac are with no regard to where he will be, so try to always be on the move.
  • Poison is very effective. Poisoning multiple segments essentially stacks the poison effect, dealing a lot of damage relatively quickly. Pin has six body segments, meaning you can stack it on it many times.
  • Piercing attacks, such as Technology and Cupid's Arrow, are devastating if fired at Pin horizontally, as each body part takes damage separately. Splash damage (bombs, IPECAC, etc.) will also have a similar effect, and due to Pin's low health, a well-placed bomb can kill Pin at full health.
  • Using Mom's pad against Pin causes him to separate and the segments will get very far apart until the effect wears off.
  • Dead Bird is very effective if Isaac can get it near Pin.

Champion Variants

Black

Pin Dark

Pin is larger, and fires six shots in all directions rather than an explosive shot when it pops its head out of the ground.

Eternal Variant

The Eternal Variant of Pin dives the player faster and more often, as well as shooting out 5 sets of 4 blood projectiles in an X pattern throughout its jump. Its secondary attack shoots out 6 IPECAC shots which leave damaging creep.

Trivia

  • While Wrath of the Lamb featured many dead versions of old bosses, Pin is the younger version of Scolex. It attacks and behaves nearly exactly like Scolex but can be damaged from any side, instead of just the back.
  • Pin shares with Scolex a similarity to the The Legend of Zelda boss Lanmola, though Pin is perhaps even more similar, firing shots in an identical manner to The Legend of Zelda boss when emerging from the ground.
  • Pin is most likely based off of the Pinworm, an internal parasite that lives in feces and can be consumed in unwashed vegetables. They are common in young children, but are usually harmless to humans.

Bugs

  • If struck by an attack that freezes or slows down mid flight (eg. Mom's Bra), Pin will fall straight down.
  • Pin will frequently damage itself with its explosive shots, especially if the player is close to it when it pops out of the ground.
  • Sometimes in the credits, Scolex will be rapidly flashing between Pin and Scolex's appearances.
  • After using its secondary attack (with the explosive shot), Pin disappears into the ground and cannot be seen, but shots fired at that location will still hit and hurt it.
    • After using the secondary attack Pin will always jump out of the ground on that spot.
  • If Pin is dealt the finishing blow by the Dead Bird, it will instead revert to full health and will have to be killed again. After this, the rumbling dirt animations that play when it leaps out of the ground will no longer show.
  • If Isaac use Mom's Pad while Pin is in mid-flight, all of his segments will separate and go to different places, trying to get away from you (including the hole he comes out of).
  • If Pin is killed while jumping directly over the item spawn area, the item may disappear.


Bosses
Regular Bosses
Blastocyst button

Blastocyst
Brownie
Chub button

Chub
Daddy Long Legs button

Daddy Long Legs
Dangle
Dark One button

Dark One
Dingle button

Dingle
Duke of Flies button

The Duke of Flies
Fallen button

The Fallen
Fistula button

Fistula
Gemini button

Gemini
Gurdy button

Gurdy
Gurdy Jr button

Gurdy Jr.
Gurgling button

Gurglings
Haunt button

The Haunt
Larry Jr button

Larry Jr.
Little Horn
Loki button

Loki
Mama Gurdy button

Mama Gurdy
Mask of Infamy button

Mask of Infamy
Mega Fatty button

Mega Fatty
Mega Maw button

Mega Maw
Monstro button

Monstro
Mr Fred button

Mr. Fred
Peep button

Peep
Pin button

Pin
Polycephalus button

Polycephalus
Rag Man
Scolex button

Scolex
Turdlings
Widow button

Widow
Posthumous Bosses
Adversary button

The Adversary
Blighted Ovum button

The Blighted Ovum
Bloat button

The Bloat
Cage button

The Cage
Carrion Queen button

Carrion Queen
The Forsaken
The Frail
Gate button

The Gate
Hollow button

The Hollow
Husk button

The Husk
Lokii button

Lokii
Monstro II button

Monstro II
Teratoma button

Teratoma
The Stain
Wretched button

The Wretched
Alternative Bosses
CHAD button

C.H.A.D.
Gish button

Gish
Sister Vis button

Sisters Vis
Steven button

Steven
Triachnid button

Triachnid
Harbingers
Conquest button

Conquest
Death button

Death
Famine button

Famine
Headless Horseman button

Headless Horseman
Pestilence button

Pestilence
War button

War
Final Bosses
XXX button

???
Hush
Isaac button

Isaac
It Lives button

It Lives
Lamb button

The Lamb
Mega Satan button

Mega Satan
Mom button

Mom
Mom's Heart button

Mom's Heart
Satan button

Satan
Ultra Greed
Minibosses
Seven Deadly Sins
Envy button

Envy
Gluttony button

Gluttony
Greed button

Greed
Lust button

Lust
Pride button

Pride
Sloth button

Sloth
Wrath button

Wrath
Seven Super Deadly Sins
Envy button

Super Envy
Super Gluttony button

Super Gluttony
Super Greed button

Super Greed
Super Lust button

Super Lust
Super Pride button

Super Pride
Super Sloth button

Super Sloth
Super Wrath button

Super Wrath
Ultra Pride button

Ultra Pride
Angels / Demons
Krampus button

Krampus
Angel button

Gabriel
Angel button

Uriel
Angel button

Fallen Angels
LEGENDS: The Binding of Isaac bosses are yellow. Wrath of the Lamb bosses are teal. Rebirth bosses are orange. Afterbirth bosses are crimson. Afterbirth † bosses are violet.

Start a Discussion Discussions about Pin

  • bosses have problems.

    9 messages
    • Just had the same problem with Magdalene, the same bug as descripted for the dead bird, but without any upgrade... More than 200 runs and tha...
    • yep, I know the same, IT HAPPENED TO ME TOO
  • Posthumous Pin

    6 messages
    • i personaly think he IS. because it is kinda like he is a skinned pin
    • I personally think FUCKING necro, nice work.

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