Stemina Bar

The amount of energy the Player has enough to sprint (Green) and the amount of stamina used (Red)


Stamina meter on game's HUD graphics that is by the secret ending (old)

Sketch (120)

Old stamina meter in Field Trip Demo

Stamina is an important game mechanic in Baldi's Basics in Education and Learning. It is what allows the Player to run from Baldi and gather the seven notebooks faster and more efficiently.

The stamina GUI moves outside the hallway where the Player sees the splash screen, along with the item GUI, and the notebooks GUI. This can only be seen with hacks.

Stamina reappears in the Baldi's Basics - Field Trip Demo. However, it appears to be smaller than the previous one. It allows the Player to quickly collect firewood and bring it to the campfire before it dies out.

Stamina Meter


Out of Stamina with "YOU NEED REST!" message

Throughout the game, the Player needs to keep constant watch of their stamina meter, located at the top of the screen. When the Player runs by holding run key (left shift key by default) as a heads-up display, the stamina meter begins to deplete. There are four ways to recover stamina, which are:

However, it should be noted that running near the Principal of the Thing will land the Player in detention, so caution should be taken while running. If the stamina meter is emptied, it will say "YOU NEED REST!" at the bottom of the meter and the Player won't be able to run, making them easier for Baldi to catch.


  • Even though Playtime's game is jumping rope, which would seemingly consume energy, the Player actually recovers Stamina while they are jumping rope. This might be due to the fact that the Player is standing still when they do the jump rope, and the developer did not program the jumping to use stamina.
    • It may also be due to the fact that because the Player is standing still and is vulnerable to Baldi, that stamina is recovered to allow the Player to run away from Baldi if he is close by once the Player had finished Playtime's jump ropes. This would keep the game fair.
  • Before V1.3, the Player would slow down when they've run out of stamina. This has been fixed so the Player would still move at the same speed.
  • In the earliest version, there was a bug which caused the "YOU NEED REST!" text to not appear. This was fixed in V1.1.


Game Mechanics


InventoryItem CounterPointsStamina


ControlsOptionsSave System


Game OverScreensSecret CodesYou Thought Points