For other uses, see Baldi (disambiguation).
Welcome to Baldi's Basics in Education and Learning! That's me!
— Title screen of Baldi's Basics Classic.

Baldi is the titular character of the Baldi's Basics series. He is the head teacher of the Schoolhouse and Super Schoolhouse, giving the Player math problems in the You Can Think Pad or Math Machine to solve in notebooks before they can collect them. As the whole game is not what it first seems, a twist reveals that he is the active main antagonist angered when a single mistake by the Player is made, at least by answering a single math question wrong.


Baldi is a poorly modeled CGI character with an appearance as that of a seemingly bald human figure with long, skinny fingers, pale-tan skin, red lips, and what seems to be a singular copper strand of hair on his head. He wears a long-sleeved green shirt, blue jeans, and light brown shoes. Even though he has no visible ears, the description mentions that Baldi has an excellent sense of hearing.

Strangely enough, Baldi's facial expression while chasing the Player, while heavily compressed and distorted, is neutral and not one of anger.

Upon hacking and putting them side by side, tutor Baldi (Baldi when he is not angry) and Baldi (when he is angry) actually have different heights. Based on the scaling of Baldi's ruler, tutor Baldi is about 6.7 feet (202.18 centimeters) tall, while angry Baldi is about 6.10 feet (211.32 centimeters) tall.



Baldi catching the Player.

Baldi is known for his eerily nonchalant demeanor, being mentally unstable, and his hidden dangerous and murderous persona. He carries a façade of friendliness and a relaxed demeanor, though it most likely is his default mental state. He warmly greets students and uses positive reinforcement when they correctly answer his questions. He loves math, and believes everyone else does. However, his love for the subject is so strong that when other people fail to answer a math question, his psyche shatters and he undergoes a disturbing personality change. His formerly talkative and affable nature completely disappears, and he drastically changes into a cold man keen on delivering corporal punishment for the minor mistake. It is also possible that Baldi's mental stability is seen only when people follow what he wants. He slaps his ruler in his hand like some sort of compulsive habit, and slowly but surely chases his quarry, growing faster the angrier he gets. After collecting notebooks, he gives students a chance to leave the school, albeit in a limited time span and laughs at their escape efforts. It is unknown if he is a psychopath or sociopath, but given that he manages a school, the former is more likely.

Artificial Intelligence

Main Gameplay

Baldi's Basics Plus

At the beginning of the floor, Baldi happily greets and welcomes the Player to his Super Schoolhouse in a friendly manner. Baldi's greeting is changed over the floor:

Once the Player is far away enough from Baldi, if they hide in one of the nearby blue lockers or if they use the Dangerous Teleporter, he will hold a ruler on his hand and start chasing the Player. However, in Explorer Mode, Baldi will just disappear and will not harm the Player.


Baldi going after the Player.

Baldi is the main threat in the school, as he is the only character in the school that can cause a game over. Unlike other characters, Baldi's movement is a bit different, only appearing to teleport a short distance towards the Player every time he makes a "slap" sound with his ruler. He also has a unique way of finding the Player: if they open a door, Baldi will instantly head for that door. Besides this, there are also a few characters who are capable of attracting Baldi's attention:

There are multiple ways to prevent Baldi from hearing the Player:

If the Player is not seen or heard by Baldi for two hallway turns, he will start wandering in random directions until he notices the Player again. However, when Baldi passes a window and the Player sees Baldi through the window, he will not head for the room behind the window, because he has no eyesight through windows, like Principal of the Thing and Gotta Sweep, as mentioned in one of the posters.

Every time the Player collects a notebook after Baldi becomes hostile, Baldi's slap intervals become shorter and shorter, thus making him move quicker and quicker.

Baldi's movement can also be slowed down if he is hit by Beans' bubblegum, giving the Player more time to get away from him.

If Baldi catches the Player, he will shift the Player's view straight to his face and he will make a very loud, startling, glitch-like noise. The map de-loads around him and the Player as the jumpscare scene plays out. The Player will then be sent back to the Elevator.

There are several items to use against Baldi for the Player's survival:

  • BSODA - Pushes Baldi away, especially useful when he is very close to the Player.
  • An Apple for Baldi - Prevents Baldi from catching the Player, used as a one-time shield.
  • Dangerous Teleporter - Used to teleport to a random area to get away from the close-approaching Baldi, works even during the final part of each level.
  • Portal Poster - Convenient for getting to another room or hallway quickly, as Baldi cannot follow through the Portal Poster.

As part of one of the random events, Baldi's ruler breaks, so that the Player cannot hear him coming for a short period of time, but he cannot make a game over while his ruler is broken. There are also Baldi's heads seen on the down-right corner when he hears the sound the Player makes.

Baldi's Basics Classic

Baldi at the beginning of Baldi's Basics Classic.

Before obtaining the first notebook in one of the beginning classrooms, the Player needs to solve three math problems with the You Can Think Pad. During this time, Baldi gives instructions and reads out the questions. If all three questions are then answered correctly, Baldi will award the Player with a quarter. To get the second notebook, the Player will have to answer three more math problems, but after solving the second problem, the third question is corrupted and impossible to solve. Numbers in Baldi's dialogue are censored with static noises.

Baldi getting angry when the Player answers a question incorrectly for the first time in Baldi's Basics Classic.

When the Player gets their first problem wrong in the You Can Think Pad, Baldi's face will become distorted, making him appear to be frowning intensely, and his eyebrows will furrow. He either says "I HEAR EVERY DOOR YOU OPEN" or "I GET ANGRIER FOR EVERY PROBLEM YOU GET WRONG". If the Player gets all 3 questions wrong on Story Mode, he will instead display "I HEAR MATH THAT BAD". After the Player fails a question, Baldi disappears on the bottom left-hand corner of the You Can Think Pad for the rest of the notebooks. Once the Player exits the You Can Think Pad after getting their first problem wrong, Baldi begins to chase the Player through the school, signaling his movement and location by making a smacking sound by hitting a ruler on his hand.

Baldi puts 3 subject problems in every notebook the Player must answer correctly. If the Player gets an answer wrong, Baldi's slap intervals become shorter and shorter, thus making him move quicker and quicker. Every notebook (except the first one) will always end with an unsolvable problem, making Baldi's slap intervals shorter per notebook collected. It is worth to note that Baldi will stop moving while the Player is using the You Can Think Pad.[1]

Once the Player has 6 notebooks, Baldi will be moving at the same speed as the Player, and the only way to outrun him is by running. However, once the Player collects the 7th notebook, Baldi moves so fast that he can catch them even if they are sprinting. The only way to get away from him then is by using a BSODA or getting pushed by 1st Prize or Gotta Sweep (note that some pushes of 1st Prize and Gotta Sweep can go directly into Baldi).

Field Trips


Baldi in the Field Trip demo.

Baldi will appear in all field trips. Note that if Baldi catches the Player in any field trip, they will be sent back to the floor they were currently on without any extra items.

  • In the camping field trip, Baldi will appear wearing a camping hat and a backpack. The Player's task is to collect logs and use them to refill the campfire. If the Player fails to keep the fire going until the timer runs out, an angry Baldi will spawn in the burnt-out logs, and begin to chase them. He will move very fast and become almost impossible to escape, with nothing being able to slow him down as the forest lacks any useful items.
  • In the farm field trip, Baldi is seen wearing a farmer's uniform. He will only spawn to chase the Player if they failed to reach the flag pole after the timer runs out.


In each challenge, Baldi will not greet the Player. Instead, he will try to catch them once they walk out of the elevator.

  • In the Stealthy Challenge, Baldi only stays in the Principal's Office and does not leave. So, if the Player gets into detention, they will almost instantly get caught by Baldi.
  • In the Speedy Challenge, Baldi, along with the Player, will move excessively faster.
  • In the Grapple Challenge, Baldi's speed has been roughly doubled to counter the speed of the Grappling Hook.

Other Appearances

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Stretched out Baldi in the alternate ending of Baldi's Basics Classic.

  • In Baldi's Basics Classic, this game marks Baldi's first debut, with a role similar to his appearance in Baldi's Basics Plus. Getting caught by Baldi will directly send the Player back to the main menu. In the alternate ending where the Player meets Filename2, Baldi will be seen inside his office stretched out.

Baldi in Baldi's Basics Birthday Bash.

  • In Baldi's Basics Birthday Bash, Baldi remains the same like in the original classic version but wears a party hat (which jumps each time when slapping his ruler in his hostile state) for the celebration of the game's 1st anniversary. As soon as the Player reaches at the last exit door in the Cafeteria, Baldi and the rest of the school characters will appear to shout a surprise for the Player. Baldi then encourages the Player to blow out the birthday cake's candle, which grants the Player access to the Glitched School.
  • In Baldi's Basics - Field Trip demo: Camping, Baldi will first appear standing next to "his" bus. Later on camping at the forest, before he "leaves" to set up the bear traps, Baldi tells the Player to gather logs for the fire. Getting caught by Baldi in this demo results in a game over.

Baldi from the start of the Full Game Early Demo.

  • In Baldi's Basics Full Game Early Demo, once the Player has found the 8 notebooks and triggered 3 of the exit elevators, Baldi will gradually go faster and faster until he goes so fast, he is impossible to run away from. Which means that the Player has to hurry to reach the final elevator.
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    Baldi in the Kickstarter exclusive demo on floor 3.

  • In Baldi's Basics Kickstarter Exclusive Demo, Baldi's heads appearing in the down-right corner when hearing a sound was first featured.
  • In Baldi's Basics - Challenges Demo, Baldi only appears in three challenges: Speedy, Stealthy and Grapple Challenges.

Slap Interval

Baldi has a certain "slap interval" when he chases the Player. The slap intervals differ between the games.

Baldi's shortest slap interval is four smacks every 3 seconds, and the intervals get shorter by 0.25 seconds for every notebook the Player collects (except the eighth and ninth notebooks). However, if Baldi is going faster than his minimum speed, he will cool down to his maximum slap interval, which is dependent on the number of notebooks collected or answers wrong in Classic/Birthday Bash.


Condition Needed Interval (seconds)
0 notebooks collected 3.00
1 notebook collected 2.50
2 notebooks collected 2.25
2 notebooks collected (pirated) 0
3 notebooks collected 2.00
4 notebooks collected 1.75
5 notebooks collected 1.50
6 notebooks collected 1.25
7 notebooks collected 1.00
8 notebooks collected 0.83
9 notebooks collected 0.75
Field Trips 0.50
Field Trips (pirated) 0

Baldi's Basics Classic + Birthday Bash

Condition Needed Maximum Interval (seconds)
1 or 2 notebooks collected 2.25 (Slower than the Player's walking speed.)
3 notebooks collected 2.00
4 notebooks collected 1.75 (Same speed as the Player's walking speed.)
5 notebooks collected 1.50
6 notebooks collected 1.25 (Same speed as the Player's running speed)
7 notebooks collected 1.00 (Baldi can catch the Player even when they are running.)
7 notebooks collected (Prior to V1.3) 0.75

Full Game Early Demo

Condition Needed Interval (seconds)
0 notebooks collected at the beginning 3.00
1 notebook collected 2.50
2 notebooks collected 2.25
3 notebooks collected 2.00
4 notebooks collected 1.75
5 notebooks collected 1.50
6 notebooks collected 1.25
7 - 8 notebooks collected 1.00
3 elevators triggered 1.00 - 0 (gets smaller as time goes)


Condition Needed Interval (seconds)
0 notebooks collected 0.75
1 notebook collected 0.71
2 notebooks collected 0.67
3 notebooks collected 0.64
4 notebooks collected 0.60
5 notebooks collected 0.57
6 notebooks collected 0.53
7 notebooks collected 0.50

Condition Needed Interval (seconds)
0 - 25 notebooks collected 0

Condition Needed Interval (seconds)
0 notebooks collected 3.00
1 notebook collected 2.00
2 notebooks collected 1.50
3 notebooks collected 1.00
4 notebooks collected 0.80
5 notebooks collected 0.75
6 notebooks collected 0.60
7 notebooks collected 0.50


  • Baldi strange terror from the deep

    Baldi in Strange Terror From The Deep.

    Baldi makes a guest appearance as one of the enemies in the Indie horror game Strange Terror From The Deep, with mystman12 providing the voice dialogue for him.[2]
    • Baldi's "Thanks for playing! Come back soon!" quote is later reused for the first time in the early demo.
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    Baldi in the left pocket of this backpack texture from Night of the Consumers.

    Baldi makes a cameo in Night of the Consumers as a plush in the left pocket of the backpack in the beginning.
  • The audio for Baldi smacking his ruler was made by mystman12 slapping his hand with a plastic ruler even though Baldi uses a wooden one in the game.[3]
  • mystman12 voiced Baldi and It's a Bully in the "Baldi gets bullied" video by Xploshi.[4]
  • Despite Principal of the Thing being the official principal, Baldi refers to the school as "his" Schoolhouse. It is possible that he owns the schoolhouse with the Principal of the Thing managing it.
  • mystman12's first drawings of Baldi were from a set of comics he made named Baldimore.[5]
    • Baldi has a son[6] and a wife[7] in mystman12's old comics, but mystman12 has said that he does not know which facts about Baldi are still canon.
    • He called this comic as Baldimore because he was bald, his name was Baldi, he always wanted more food and he lived in Baltimore. The name of this comic was based on the ideas in his childhood.[8]
  • mystman12 said that he might make it canon for Baldi's last name to be Baldimore after making his Mii for him.[9]
  • In the Bad Ball microgame made by mystman12, Baldi wears a blue shirt instead of a green one. He noticed this after recording the video.[10]
  • Baldi is 29 years old.[11]
  • Baldi's birthday is on June 3.[12]
  • mystman12 originally intended for Baldi to teach more subjects than just math, but due to timing constraints in the Meta Game Jam, and also to make it more fair to international players, he ultimately decided to use only one subject for the original version.
    • It is possible that more subjects may be added in the full game.
  • It is possible Baldi liking apples is inspired by the stereotype of teachers loving apples.
  • Baldi's voice was inspired by the character Waluigi from the Super Mario franchise.
  • Baldi is possibly named after the 1995 strategy game Baldies.
  • The overall image of Baldi giving thumbs up when the game is downloaded over hundred-thousand times is a reference to Sonic Schoolhouse's image screen when beating the level with all 10/10 correct answers.
  • Spoken by mystman12 during his livestream, some lines have references to other media:
    • The line where Baldi says "FUS RO DAH!" is a reference to one of the dragon shouts from the game The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
    • Another Baldi's line "Hadouken!" is a direct reference to the 1987 video game: Street Fighter in which the character Ryu will shout the same phrase when using one of his special moves.
    • Baldi's "Open Salami!" line is one of the Mario's voices from the game Super Mario Sunshine.
  • Baldi's waving animation was actually a mistake, but it was used in the game due to its creepier appearance.[13]
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    The camping Baldi beanie plush.

    The variant of Baldi with the camping suit was planned to have a plush and an action figure. But they, along with the Arts and Crafters beanie plush were all cancelled for unknown reasons.
  • mystman12 created a Baldi fireworks designs in Animal Crossing.
Baldi's Basics Plus
  • In Baldi's waving animation, his left arm seems to be broken.
  • Baldi's description in the Principal's Office has a misspelling of 'incredible'. It is spelled as "increible" instead.
  • It is possible to use Baldi's incredible hearing to trick him into moving in the wrong direction. With blue doors, the Player can simply open them, then move away from them in the opposite direction of Baldi. Baldi will move in the direction of the door and then move around randomly.
    • Of course, opening any other door after the first one will cause the trick to fail, as Baldi will follow that door sound instead. Crossing Baldi's line of sight in the meantime will cancel the effect as well, and this happens even through closed swinging doors. This makes the trick difficult to pull off sometimes.
  • By hacking the game and going noclip and out of the school, Baldi will always try to pass the wall until the Player gets back to the school. In other words, Baldi cannot go through walls.
  • Giving an apple to Baldi will make him happy, but he still tries to get the character. This could be because he takes the apple from the Player's inventory.
  • The new audios appear to be with interference on the microphone.
  • In the name entry screen of the green color from the Baldi's shirt looks a little weaker due to lighting in Anim8or.
  • Tutor Baldi does not have a hitbox, this can be seen if the Player sprays a BSODA at Tutor Baldi.
    • Baldi with farmer or camping outfit does not have a hitbox either.
  • It is unknown how Baldi catches the Player when his ruler breaks.
Baldi's Basics Classic
  • Many people think that Baldi says "You failed all seven notebooks!". However, mystman12 himself has confirmed it is "found" and not "failed," and he was completely unaware of the debate prior to being questioned about it.[14]
  • Before V1.3, if the Player gets 12 or more questions wrong, Baldi would go so fast that his ruler sound effect will glitch, and no matter how far away he's from them, he will immediately know where they are (even if they're using the Baldi Anti Hearing and Disorienting Tape item), and he will catch the Player in about 3 to 5 seconds (unless the Player gets lucky). This means that it is not possible to escape him once this happens. As of V1.3, this was fixed and it is now limited to only 1 speed amp per notebook (though if the Player gets two or three questions wrong in a notebook, Baldi's speed will temporarily increase beyond one amp before slowing back down to the proper next increment).
  • Baldi's jumpscare sound was made when mystman12 imported a non-audio file into Audacity as "Raw Data", but he does not remember what settings he used to get the sound.[15]
  • mystman12 has revealed that at some point during development, Baldi had an unused dialogue file with a "parrot noise" at the end of the line in a reference to Ms. Fowl from the show The Adventures of Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius, however it seems that it was not left in the files of any version.[16]
  • On the mobile version, when the Player answers all three questions correctly in the first notebook, Baldi will say "You did great! Come here and get your prize! A shiny quarter!", but he does not give instructions on how to use items as mobile devices do not have mouses and keyboards.
  • Prior to V1.3, Baldi's beginning speed was slower, and his speed when all 7 notebooks were collected was faster. This makes the game slightly easier, as Baldi's beginning speed does not really matter as much as his final speed.
    • Also, in V1.3 and later, Baldi's speed upon getting all questions wrong in a notebook is faster than normal, but will soon slow back down if the Player waits for a while before getting another notebook.
  • In Baldi's Basics Classic versions V1.4 to V1.4.3 and Baldi's Basics Birthday Bash, when Baldi catches the Player, a speeding black wall appears before displaying a game over image.
  • Recently, a Lost Bits video of Baldi's Basics Classic by TetraBitGaming revealed a voice clip that would have been used for the spelling subject, actually shown by mystman12 himself.[17]
Baldi's Basics Birthday Bash
  • "A shiny quarter!" and "Then, when you find something you can use it on, right click on the object with the quarter selected! That's how you use items, you know." quotes were removed because Baldi gives the Player a Present instead of a quarter.
Baldi's Basics Full Game Early Demo
  • The audio of Baldi congratulating the Player for collecting all notebooks is reused from the classic edition, with the exception the number 8 quote (used for the You Can Think Pad) replacing 7.
  • The audio after collecting all notebooks is more echoed and less loud than the one from classic and Birthday Bash editions.


Baldi's Basics Plus
  • Baldi's hand is cut off in the name entry screen because the white screen covers his hand.
  • Baldi's lip-syncing while holding the clipboard seems to be endless even when he's not talking.
  • If the outdoor area is close enough to Baldi, walking up to the bus does not start the chase and the School track will play through the entire field trip.
Baldi's Basics Classic
  • When Baldi frowns upon the Player incorrectly answering a question for the first time before starting his chase, his lips seem to break on the sides.
  • In V1.3 and later, if the Player gets one answer wrong and the other two correct on the first notebook, sometimes Baldi will go at his max speed and his ruler slap will be glitched (some platforms will not have the ruler slap glitch, as it will be just a lot of slaps). However, Baldi is not dangerous at this time, because he always teleports behind the swinging doors after the Player gets their first question wrong (to give the Player space to exit the classroom and run away), and he cannot open the swinging doors until the Player acquires the second notebook. Once they do, his speed goes back to normal.
  • In V1.2.2 and earlier, if the Player got 12 or more questions wrong, Baldi will become intensely fast and his ruler sound will glitch (some platforms will not have the ruler slap glitch, as it will be just a lot of slaps).
  • Prior to V1.2.2, sometimes, the BSODA will pass through Baldi and not push him away.
  • If the Player walks into any corner in the school, Baldi cannot catch them, but they are stuck in place, making the Player's only option to walk into Baldi and cause the game to end.
    • However, if the trick is done in a school faculty room, the Principal can enter and send the player to detention before Baldi can catch them.
  • In the Google Play and iOS versions, if Baldi catches the Player after having all 7 notebooks, his jumpscare sound does not play.
Baldi's Basics Birthday Bash
  • In the mobile version of the Birthday Bash edition, Baldi still says "Just click on it with the left mouse button to pick it up!".
Baldi's Basics - Field Trip demo: Camping
  • In the field trip demo, Baldi will always say "Let's go camping" every time the Player leaves the school, if they're going back in then back out.
  • When Baldi gets angry at the Player in the field trip demo, the brim of his hiking cap is strangely absent, possibly due to the smaller size of his sprite.
Baldi's Basics Full Game Early Demo
  • In the early demo and the Kickstarter exclusive demo, Baldi will stick close to the Player if they spray the BSODA at him when he's eating an Apple. This will directly give the Player an instant game over after Baldi is done eating. This glitch was fixed in Baldi's Basics Plus.
Baldi's Basics Kickstarter Exclusive Demo
  • In V1.2, Baldi can somehow phase through BSODA, it is unsure whether this is intentional, or a bug.
  • In the field trips prior to V1.1, Baldi's ruler sprite sheets in the camping trip and farm trip switch places.
  • In version 1.2, he says "Full Game Public Demo" instead of "Kickstarter Exclusive Demo" in the title screen.
Baldi's Basics - Challenges Demo
  • When Baldi catches the Player, sometimes his face will not be seen. This glitch also happened before V0.1.2 update of Baldi's Basics Plus.


Baldi's Basics Plus
Quote Subtitles Description
BAL NameEntry-sharedassets2.assets-7
Oh, hi! Welcome to my Super Schoolhouse! To come on in, just click on your name! Or, if you haven't been here before, just type it in! And then, click on it. It's that easy! Haha! (transcript only) In the name entry screen.
BAL WelcomeControls-sharedassets2.assets-6
Welcome! Since you're new, be sure to check out the controls! (transcript only) When the Player is first time playing with the name in the entry screen.
BAL HideSeek-resources.assets-83
Oh, hi! Let's play hide and seek! When starting the Hide-and-Seek, Explorer Mode or Endless Mode.
BAL IntroKL2-resources.assets-43
You're good! Let's keep playing! In the intro for Floor 2.
BAL IntroKL3-resources.assets-49
What fun! Goo- In the intro for Floor 3.
BAL Countdown-resources.assets-100
987654321! (Seemingly sounds like Baldi's number voice lines mixed up together.) When starting to chase the Player.
BAL ReadyOrNot-resources.assets-89
Ready or not, here I come! After the "countdown" is over. (Note that his voice will either speed up or slow down.)
BAL Apple-resources.assets-85
An Apple? For me? Thanks! When given an Apple for Baldi.
BAL Yum-resources.assets-92
Yum! Eating an Apple.
Vfx_run Quiet sound when eating an Apple.
BAL LetsGo.fbx
Let's go camping! Before starting the camping field trip.
BAL Wow.fbx
WOW! When the logs gets put into the fire and the Player earns extra points. It also plays when the Player input the correct Number Balloon into the Math Machine. In Baldi's Basics Birthday Bash, it plays after the Player corrected the puzzle that how many SpoopBalloons of each color can be found. In the full game early access trailer, it plays at the end of the video.

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BAL Intro Farm-resources.assets-59
Let's go to the farm! Before starting the farm field trip.
BAL Thanks
Thanks for playing... Come back soon! (unused) When pressing the Exit-button-update button on the title screen to exit the game.
Baldi's Basics Classic
Quote Transcript Description
BAL MainMenu
Welcome to Baldi's Basics in Education and Learning! That's me! In the main menu of Baldi's Basics Classic.
Oh, hi! Welcome to my Schoolhouse! When the Player starts the game in Baldi's Basics Classic.
BAL Door
You need to collect 2 notebooks before you can use these doors. When the Player tries to open one of the three swinging doors without two notebooks around their start location. In Baldi's Basics Birthday Bash, it plays when the Player answered a question wrong in the glitched areas with low pitched voice.
BAL MathIntro
Now it's time for everybody's favorite subject: Math! Answer the three questions correctly, and you might get something special! When the Player interacts with the first notebook on the beginning without any question answered.
BAL General HowTo
Just type the correct answer into the empty box. Press the ENTER key on your keyboard when you think you have the right answer. Baldi teaching the Player how to answer a question. (Removed in V1.4, but re-added in V1.4.1, unused on mobile version)
BAL Problem1
Problem 1! Can be heard when the Player must answer the first question on a first or second notebook.
BAL Problem2
Problem 2! Can be heard when the Player must answer the second question on a first or second notebook.
BAL Problem3
Problem 3! Can be heard when the Player must answer the third question on a first or second notebook.
Zero. Baldi teaching the Player numbers on the problem. (1st/2nd notebook only)
BAL Plus
Plus, Can be heard when the Player has an addition problem/question. (1st/2nd notebook)
BAL Minus
Minus, Can be heard when the Player has a subtraction problem/question. (1st/2nd notebook)
BAL Times
Times, Can be heard in the 3rd question in the second notebook. (If the Player answered all three questions right in the first notebook)
BAL Equals
Equals... When Baldi waits for the Player to an answer.
Haha! You got it! When the Player answers a question correctly in the first or second notebook.
BAL Great
Great job! That's right!
BAL Good
Good one!
BAL Fantastic
You're doing fantastic!
BAL Incredible
I can't believe it... you're incredible!
BAL GetPrize
You did great! Come here and get your prize! A shiny quarter! Just click on it with the left mouse button to pick it up! Then, when you find something you can use it on, right click on the object with the quarter selected! That's how you use items, you know. When the Player answered all questions correctly on the first notebook in Baldi's Basics Classic. (Except for the mobile version.)
BAL GetPrize Mobile
You did great! Come here and get your prize! A shiny quarter!. When the Player answered all questions correctly on the first notebook in Baldi's Basics Classic. (mobile version in PC version gamefiles)
BAL AllNotebooks

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Baldi's Basics Birthday Bash
Quote Transcript Description
BAL PartyIntro-sharedassets1.assets-133
Welcome to the Baldi's Basics Birthday Bash! Come on in, and have a blast! In the main menu of Baldi's Basics Birthday Bash.
BAL Hi-sharedassets2.assets-680
Oh, hi! Welcome to my party! When the Player starts the game.
BAL GetPrize-sharedassets2.assets-646
You did great! Come here and get your prize! Just click on it with the left mouse button to pick it up! When the Player answered all questions correctly on the first notebook in Baldi's Basics Birthday Bash.
BAL Surprise-sharedassets2.assets-710
Surprise! Go on, blow out the candle! When the Player collectes 7 notebooks and reaches the last yellow door in the cafeteria.
Baldi's Basics - Field Trip demo: Camping
Quote Transcript Description
BAL Instructions.fbx
All right, all set! I'll go set up the bear traps! I want you to keep the fire going. Go out into the woods to collect logs, then bring it back to refuel the fiiire. The bigger the fire is, the more points you'll earn! Alright, go for it! When Baldi is explaining to the Player how to play the camping field trip.
Baldi's Basics Full Game Early Demo
Quote Transcript Description
BAL DemoIntro-resources.assets-67
Welcome to the Baldi's Basics Full Game Public Demo! The game is still under development, so everything seen here is subject to change! ... For all I know, the final product could be a free-to-play match three in-app purchase. Heh-heh-heh-heeeeeeh! In the main menu of the early demo.
BAL All8-resources.assets-101

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BAL CongratsDemo-resources.assets-80
Congratulations! You beat my demo! *glitched voice* When the Player completes the early demo.
Baldi's Basics Kickstarter Exclusive Demo
Quote Transcript Description
BAL DemoIntro2-sharedassets2.assets-60
Welcome to the Baldi's Basics Kickstarter Exclusive Demo! The game is still under development, so everything seen here is subject to change!

*3 minutes of silence*


In the main menu of Kickstarter exclusive demo.
Baldi's Basics - Challenges Demo
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New audio
Welcome to the Baldi's Basics - Challenges Demo! The game is still in development, so everything seen here is subject to change!

*20 seconds of silence*

*robotic voice* For all I know, the final product could be a free-to-play match three in-app purchase!


In the main menu of challenges demo.

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Sound Subtitles Description
Baldi ruler
*SLAP* Baldi slapping his ruler on his hand.
BAL Break
*SNAP* Baldi's ruler breaking.

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SFX Misc AppleCrunch-sharedassets3.assets-399


SFX Misc ChipCrunch-sharedassets3.assets-386


*CRONCH*, *CRUNCH* Baldi eating an Apple.
SFX LOL-sharedassets6.assets-5
LOL (unused) Baldi's dabbing noise in the Hide-and-Seek mode's ending.

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BAL Screech






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Steam explode-sharedassets3.assets-412






Creepy pop up-sharedassets3.assets-405




BUZZ A series of loud noises that occur when Baldi catches the Player.
The "Screech" noise only plays in the classic and Birthday Bash editions.

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BAL DividedBy
Divided by. Not used. Due to when Baldi gives a question like 1 divided by 0 and so on, being impossible to solve.
BAL General HowToNewVoice
Use the number buttons to enter an answer, once you think you have it right, press the OK button. Baldi teaching the Player how to answer a question.
Bal spelling
I hope you like bees! Because it's time for spelling! Answer the three questions correctly, and you might get something special. Baldi teaching the spelling subject. Found in TetraBitGaming's second Baldi's Basics Classic lost bits as it was shared to him by mystman12.

Transcript Timestamp
Hello? 4:08
Yay... 5:25
..Did great! 5:29
Just click on it with the left mouse button! 5:35
No, I won't do a Baldi voice!... Oh wait... 11:38
Wooow! 11:46
Wow! 11:51
Despacit-No. No! Sit down! I don't want memes in my math class! 13:02
Yay!... 15:15
Congratulations! You're about to die! 24:47
... restart... Aah!..... 26:10
And I can prove it with this voice!... WOW... ah-aw... ow! 31:38
Raah-ow! 32:02
NaaAuh! 46:00
Eleven! 46:06
Wah.. Wah! 53:47
Hi!... In case anybody hasn't heard me say hi yet; I'm trying to beat my own game for the first time!...... ha ha ha... 58:37
Inhale ...A... 59:43
A, B, C, D, E, F, G... 1:00:03
Waa... wah, I'm Baldi. 1:01:16
WAAAAAAAH!... 1:01:19
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Delicious! I... I.. don't know what to say... rr-hr .. hr hr hr *chuckling* 1:08:48
Fus Ro DAHHH!... 1:10:22
Hadouken! 1:10:25
Uh... Jackpot! 1:10:27
Random... video game phrases. 1:10:35
Open Salami! 1:10:40
Do ALL voices! One more time! 1:38:06
Spam. 1:44:46
Okay Guys! I... need to beat... my own ga-ame!... Once and for all..... So I'm.. I'm GONNA!!! 1:44:54
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3.. 10... 1:45:27
There's no hope for you now! Ha-a ha ha! 2:01:01
...Random things. 2:12:53

Quote Transcript
Teaser video* It's a great day for a swim!
Baldi Spotted 3
Let's go scuba diving!
Baldi Spotted 2
Oh, hi there!
BAL Thanks
Thanks for playing... Come back soon!

Thank You video
Transcript Timestamp
WooooooOOOOOOAH!!!! 0:00
Thank you, so much! 0:07
Full Game Early Access Trailer
Transcript Timestamp
Baldi gets bullied
Transcript Timestamp
I've suffered from my baldness long enough. 0:05
All right, class. Today, we're going to learn about simultaneous equations! 0:12
That's Professor Baldi to you, troublemaker. 0:23
Just wait until they'll see me tomorrow. My beauty will be unmatched. 0:38


Field Trips
You Can Think Pad
Title Screens
Ending Screens
Wall Textures
Birthday Bash
Head Icons

Baldi's Basics Classic
Field Trip demo: Camping
Birthday Bash
Full Game Alpha
Challenges Demo
Full Game Early Access

Game Covers



  1. "Yeah... Baldi stops moving when you're in the You Can Think Pad, so ..." - Live stream archive 38:36~38:45
  2. "Special thanks to Mystman12 for providing the voice lines for Baldi, a rare monster you'll encounter in Strange Terror From The Deep." - Description in the Strange Terror From The Deep teaser video*
  3. "The Baldi ruler sound I legitimate just took a ruler and slapped it on my hand from the mic. It was a plastic ruler, so it's not completely accurate, but it's good enough." - Live stream archive 1:7:50~1:8:2
  4. "New video out! A huge thank you to @mystman12 for voicing Baldi and the Bully, and @PajamaFrix for the 3d models and vhs effect! Super proud of this one :)" - Xploshi. July 13, 2020. Twitter
  5. "It went like this: My sister made a comic, so I wanted to make a comic! So I slapped this mess together." - mystman12. May 15, 2018. Twitter
  6. "Basically, Baldi walks up to his son (At this point in time, him having a son may or may not be canon.) who is watching..." - mystman12. August 10, 2018. Twitter
  7. "Baldi's wife (Again, I'm not entirely sure what still is and isn't canon at the moment!) wants him to change back, but Baldi is just happy to have more hair!" - mystman12. August 11, 2018. Twitter
  8. "The comic was called Baldimore because Baldi was bald, his name was Baldi, he always wanted more food (I want MORE... IMORE... or something.), he lived in Baltimore, and because I had horrible ideas as a kid." - mystman12. May 15, 2018. Twitter
  9. "To clarify, I meant that this Mii's last name is Baldimore because I didn't know what else to put... but maybe I should make it canon anyways because why not. :P" - mystman12. June 8, 2018. Twitter
  10. "Yep! It's strange, I feel like green has always been the color I've used for his clothes, but when I went to record this I noticed he was wearing blue. I'm not sure when I decided green should be his signature color, but I guess it was after I made this." - mystman12. May 21, 2018. Twitter
  11. "He is probably about like 29..." - Live stream archive 29:49~29:52
  12. "June 3!" - mystman12. August 22, 2018. Twitter
  13. "I went with CG for the reasons mentioned above, but also because it gave me the opportunity to do crazy stuff when animating him, like his wonky hand wave (That was actually a mistake, but I felt it was creepier so I left it! :P)" - How Baldi's Basics taps into the real horror of '90s edutainment by Joel Couture | Gamasutra
  14. "It's "you FOUND". I wasn't even aware there was a debate until now. :P" - mystman12. May 28, 2018. Twitter
  15. "Hmm, if I recall correctly I think I loaded a random non-audio file into Audacity via the "Import > Raw data" tool. I don't remember what kind of file or what kind of settings I used though. Generally though, importing a non-audio file into Audacity is a good way to get horrible sounds like that."- mystman12's Twitter DM
  16. "You know... Like Ms. Fowl from Jimmy Neutron, I actually have an unused audio file that I have in my with all my Baldi voice recordings called Ms. Fowl ..." - Live stream archive 31:50~32:00
  17. "The only other subject I did any work on was spelling. I actually started recording Baldi's intro for that subject, but that's it." - mystman12. Baldi's Basics Classic Lost Bits 2:58~3:06




The Player

Schoolhouse characters

1st PrizeArts and CraftersBaldiBeansChalklesCloudy CopterDr. ReflexGotta SweepIt's a BullyMrs. PompPlaytimePrincipal of the ThingThe TestTimTom

Easter Egg characters

0th PrizePlaceFace

Corrupted characters




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