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Time's up...
— Mrs. Pomp

The timer is a clock-like mechanic used for measuring specific time intervals in the Baldi's Basics series' general gameplay on a few occasions and commonly in field trips.


Baldi's Basics Plus
V0.3.4 detention timer.png

When Principal of the Thing catches the player breaking the school rules, he gives the player detention with a certain amount of time, depending on how many times the player gets detention in a round:

  • 15 seconds
  • 20 seconds
  • 25 seconds
  • 30 seconds
  • 35 seconds
  • 40 seconds
  • 45 seconds
  • 50 seconds
  • 55 seconds
  • 60 seconds (1 minute)
  • 99 seconds (1 minute and 39 seconds)
Mrs. Pomp Classroom.png

When Mrs. Pomp reaches the player, she will tell them to be at her class in 2 minutes. If the player visits Mrs. Pomp's class in time, 100 You Thought Points will be awarded. Although, entering the room after the time runs out will trigger a rather furious Mrs. Pomp to appear.

Elevator intermission screen.png

After completing a floor, the results screen displays the time taken to complete it. If the player completed the floor in a short time, they will earn You Thought Points.


In the farm field trip, the timer starts at 20 (20 to 45 in the Field Trips mode) and will count down. If the timer reaches 0, but there are requiring animals left, the player will lose a star.

Baldi's Basics Classic/Baldi's Basics Birthday Bash

Principal of the Thing's detention is the only moment when this mechanic is used and there are only five values for the timer: 15, 30, 45, 60, and 99 seconds.

Baldi's Basics - Field Trip demo: Camping
Camping FieldTripDemo V1.1.png

The timer in the camping field trip is located at the top right screen.


  • According to mystman12's livestream, the first detention time would be changed to 10 seconds or kept the current one and the detention time increment would be reduced to 5 seconds in Baldi's Basics Plus. The developer said that 30 seconds or longer detention makes Baldi most likely catch the player unless they use Baldi's Least Favorite Tape item to distract him for a while.[1]
    • Since Full Game Early Demo, the increment time is reduced to 5 seconds, but the initial detention time is unchanged. This setting is still applied to Baldi's Basics Plus.
Baldi's Basics Plus
  • Prior to V0.1.2, the timer to Mrs. Pomp's class could still be seen on the map command even when her class is dismissed. Also, there was a glitch when Principal of the Thing gives 99-second detention, the timer shows 65 seconds.
  • Prior to V0.2, in the result screen, the time to complete the floor was always 99:99 as a placeholder.
  • Prior to V0.3, Mrs. Pomp's timer was 4 minutes in Hide-and-Seek and Explorer Mode.
  • Camping Plus V0.2.2.png
    Prior to V0.3, the camping field trip's timer counted down from 180 seconds (3 minutes). Once it reaches 0, the field trip would end and the player would get prizes depending on the final score.
  • The farm field trip's timer mechanism was different prior to V0.3. If the timer reaches 150–350 seconds (between 2 minutes and 30 seconds and 5 minutes and 50 seconds), a giant Gotta Sweep would spawn, reaping the corn maze and causing angry Baldi to spawn and chase the player.
  • V0.3.3 detention timer.png
    In V0.3.3, the detention timer was misaligned. While it was fixed in the next version, the detention timer line was slightly moved to the left.


  1. "One thing I think I'll probably do in the full game is make it so detention doesn't increment as high. I'll probably start out like 10 or maybe to keep it a 15 seconds and then make a increment by like 5 seconds each time or something like that. 'Cause it really is kinda like, once you get 30 seconds, it's most likely you're gonna die and that 45 seconds is like there's no chance, unless you do have a tape." - Livestream archive 55:19-55:41