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Phantom Balloon Boy (also known as Phantom BB) is an antagonist who first appeared in Five Nights at Freddy's 3. He is a hallucination of a burnt and damaged BB.

Physical Appearance

Phantom BB has, essentially, the same model as BB from the second game, but he lacks eyes and has two white buttons (like in the Office in the second game, although that this could also be an error in lighting). He instead has small, glowing, white pupils similar to Springtrap and the other phantoms and is missing both his "Balloons!" sign and balloon. His rosy cheeks appear to be colored in deep green. Phantom BB appears to be charred or burnt, possibly foreshadowing the torching of the attraction. If one looks closely, one can see a light-brown smear on his cap as well as his shirt.


Five Nights at Freddy's 3


Phantom BB's jumpscare, animated.

Phantom BB will sometimes appear in any camera and block its view. However, he doesn't appear in any of Vent CAMs. The most frequent cameras that he appears at are CAM 07, CAM 09 and CAM 10. If the player does not switch cameras or lower the monitor, Phantom Balloon Boy will appear in front of the player in The Office and jumpscare the player as soon as the Monitor is forced to be lowered.

Phantom Balloon Boy is notably more sinister and aggressive than his original counterpart in the second game. Phantom BB lacks a movement pattern, but instead randomly blocks the Monitor view with his face that lacks eyes, the frequency of which increases as the week progresses.

If the player does not change camera views before retracting the Monitor, Phantom Balloon Boy will appear in front of the player in the Office and proceed to lunge at them with a scream while stretching his lower jaw wide in an unnatural way, disappearing and disabling the ventilation system. The time allotted to change cameras before his jumpscare decreases as the week progresses.

Ultimate Custom Night


Phantom BB's jumpscare.

Phantom Balloon Boy returns in Ultimate Custom Night as one of the customizable enemies.

Similar to his behavior in the third game, Phantom BB will appear on the monitor screen at random. Quickly change cameras or close the monitor to avoid his jumpscare. Getting jumpscared by Phantom BB will cause a temporary black-out in the process.

The challenges in which Phantom BB is present are as follows:

  • Springtrapped
  • Chaos 2
  • Chaos 3

Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted


Phantom BB distracting the player, animated.

Phantom BB returns in Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted, in the FNAF 3 levels. Like in the original Five Nights at Freddy's 3, Phantom BB appears randomly on a camera, and if the player doesn't switch cameras quickly enough, he will jumpscare them and cause a ventilation error.

Five Nights at Freddy's 3




Ultimate Custom Night

Five Nights at Freddy's VR: Help Wanted




The sound Phantom BB makes when jumpscaring the player in Five Nights at Freddy's 3, Ultimate Custom Night, and Five Nights at Freddy's: Help Wanted. This same sound is played when Springtrap and any phantom animatronic jumpscares the player, aside from Phantom Mangle and Phantom Puppet.


Warning: Loud!


Five Nights at Freddy's 3

  • Along with Phantom Freddy, Phantom Foxy, and Phantom Chica, Phantom BB's jumpscare ends with his colors inverted before vanishing away.
  • From his teaser, there was a thin, ink-like text located from the right side of his cap reads "C D". It is very unclear what it stands for. Strangely in-game, seen while viewing cameras, the unexplained letters is removed.
    • Comparing to his teaser and his appearance of blocking the camera views, both of his appearance are nearly identical.
  • The number "10" in his teaser was confirmed by Scott Cawthon in his Steam post that there were originally going to be 10 countdown teasers leading up to Five Nights at Freddy's 3, but this idea was scrapped.[1]


Core Series Characters
Standard Animatronics
Bonnie (ClassicWithered)Chica (ClassicWithered)Foxy (ClassicWithered)Freddy Fazbear (ClassicWithered)
Mediocre Melodies
Happy FrogMr. HippoNedd BearOrville ElephantPigpatch
Balloon BoyDee DeeJJMangleToy BonnieToy ChicaToy FreddyThe Puppet
BalloraBidybabBonnetBaby (CircusScrap)ElectrobabFuntime ChicaFuntime Freddy / Bon-BonFuntime FoxyLolbitMinireena
LeftyRockstar BonnieRockstar ChicaRockstar FoxyRockstar Freddy
Glamrock ChicaGlamrock FreddyMontgomery GatorRoxanne Wolf
Springlock Hybrids
FredbearSpring Bonnie
Endo-01Endo-02EnnardMolten FreddyYenndo
El ChipMusic Man
Supernatural Animatronics
Phantom BBPhantom ChicaPhantom FoxyPhantom FreddyPhantom ManglePhantom Puppet
NightmareNightmare Balloon BoyNightmare BonnieNightmare ChicaNightmare FoxyNightmare FredbearNightmare FreddyNightmare MangleNightmarionnePlushtrap
DreadbearGrim FoxyJack-O-BonnieJack-O-Chica
Arcade AnimatronicsBlacklight AnimatronicsGolden FreddyWasteland AnimatronicsWilliam Afton (SpringtrapScraptrap)
AnimatronicsMinor AnimatronicsScrapped AnimatronicsAnimatronic Delivery Catalog
Security Guards
Fritz SmithJeremy FitzgeraldMichael AftonMike SchmidtSecurity Guard (FNaF3)
Audio Recorders
Cassette ManPhone DudePhone GuyTape Girl
Other People
Child Protagonist(s) (FNaF4)William AftonTechniciansReluctant Follower
AI Voices
Female Computer VoiceHandUnitTutorial Unit
Candy CadetEgg BabySecurity Puppet
GlitchtrapHelpyOld Man ConsequencesPlushBabyTrash and the Gang
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