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For the challenge, see Grapple Challenge.

The Grappling Hook is an inventory item in Baldi's Basics Plus.


The Grappling Hook is a 3D model of a white hook and a gray handle attached with a black string. There is a number in parentheses near the name of the item to indicate the number of times the player can use it.

The Grappling Hook when used.

The Grappling Hook when used.


Main Gameplay

The Grappling Hook, upon used, will swiftly attach to whatever solid surface the player aims at, then pull the player towards that target at a very high speed.

Bully blocks the Grappling Hook.

However, if It's a Bully is in their sight after he spawns, he will block it and steal an item when they reach him. If it hits a surface, then it has a crack and the crack will disappear after the player reaches the target completely.

The Grappling Hook can be used to escape from characters and/or skip their challenges, especially Playtime's jump rope minigame. However, if the player is stuck in something for a few seconds or teleported by other characters after the Grappling Hook hits a surface, it will be destroyed with a snapping sound.

The instructions that show how to use the Grappling Hook to get An Apple for Baldi.

The Grappling Hook hitting an apple tree.

Using this item to hit the trunk of a tree that bears An Apple for Baldi will cause the apple to fall to the ground and be able to pick up. One of the classroom chalkboards has visual instructions for how to obtain An Apple for Baldi using a Grappling Hook.

While the Big Ol' Boots is activated, the player will not be pulled until the effect of the Boots expires.


  • In the Grapple Challenge, the player has a Grappling Hook item in the first slot and it can be used infinitely to move around.


Main Gameplay

A grappling hook in a faculty room.

A Grappling Hook in a faculty room connecting to a library.


A Grappling Hook can rarely be found in faculty rooms connected to large special rooms, the Principal's office during the party event, in the mystery room, and as one of the possible rewards when successfully completing a field trip. It is also available in Johnny's Store and can be purchased with 200 You Thought Points.

The Grappling Hook in Johnny's Store.

Endless Mode - Medium

The grappling hook in a classroom in Endless Mode - Medium.

The Grappling Hook in a classroom in Endless Mode - Medium.

A Grappling Hook can be found in a classroom along with a Quarter.

Other Appearances

  • Grappling Hook in the Full Game Early Demo.

    In Baldi's Basics Full Game Early Demo, the Grappling Hook is located in the faculty room with the deactivated 1st Prize. When using it on It's a Bully, it will stop at the chunk right in front of his location.


Baldi's Basics Plus
  • When the Grappling Hook snaps, it makes the same sound when Baldi breaks his ruler. Because of this, the color of the caption is green like Baldi's.
    • This makes the Grappling Hook the only item with different colored captions.
  • Before Baldi's Basics Plus V0.2, the model of the Grappling Hook when used was the main sprite, and it does not have a sprite when the Grappling Hook hits a wall. Also, the Grappling Hook had a one-time use instead of 5 uses.
    • Prior to V0.3.3, the item's icon was pixel based.
  • In the Grapple Challenge, the item's name when selected says it has 5 uses, even though in that challenge, the Grappling Hook is infinite. In addition, when using in the challenge, the number becomes 4 for a split second, then it turns back to 5. However, it only applies when this item is in the first slot. Grappling Hooks in other slots have limited uses.
    • If the inventory is full of items, switching any item in the first slot will be immediately replaced with the Grappling Hook, making the switched item, such as BSODA or WD-NoSquee, disappear permanently.
Baldi's Basics - Challenges Demo
  • In V1.0, the Grappling Hook would immediately disappear if the player was too close to the surface.


Baldi's Basics Plus
  • If using a Grappling Hook in quick succession, sometimes the Grappling Hook will float in the air.

    Baldi "blocks" the Grappling Hook.

  • Since V0.3.3, there is a chance that the Grappling Hook is seemingly attached to any character.
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    In V0,3,5, when the player uses the grappling hook on a window, it will not pull the player towards that window and the player can still walk or run. Over time, this will not affect anything and it will eventually disappear.
Baldi's Basics Full Game Early Demo


Sound Caption Description
N/A When the player uses the Grappling Hook.


Grappling Hook clang sound.
Loop sound for the Grappling Hook.
*SNAP* Grappling Hook snapping.