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Phantom Balloon Boy (also known as Phantom BB) is an antagonist in Five Nights at Freddy's 3 and one of the six phantom animatronics in the game. He is a hallucination of a burnt and damaged BB.


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 look closely, one can see a light-brown smear on his cap as well as his shirt.


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.


Five Nights at Freddy's 3


Phantom BB's jumpscare (click to animate).

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



Phantom BB's jumpscare.

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 (click to animate).

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

  • 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]

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. This same sound is played when Springtrap and any phantom animatronic jumpscares the player, aside from Phantom Mangle and Phantom Puppet.


Warning: Loud!



Standard Animatronics
Originals: Bonnie (ClassicWithered)Chica (ClassicWithered)El ChipFoxy (ClassicWithered)Freddy Fazbear (ClassicWithered)Happy FrogMr. HippoNedd BearOrville ElephantPigpatch
Toys: Balloon BoyJJMangleToy BonnieToy ChicaToy FreddyThe Puppet
Funtimes: BalloraBidybabBonnetBaby (CircusScrap)Funtime ChicaFuntime Freddy / Bon-BonFuntime FoxyLolbitMinireena
Rockstars: LeftyRockstar BonnieRockstar ChicaRockstar FoxyRockstar Freddy
Springlock Hybrids: FredbearSpring Bonnie
Endoskeletons: EnnardMolten FreddyYenndoOther Endoskeletons
Others: William Afton (SpringtrapScraptrap)
Noncanon: Dee DeeElectrobab
Supernatural Animatronics
Phantoms: Phantom BBPhantom ChicaPhantom FoxyPhantom FreddyPhantom ManglePhantom Puppet
Nightmares: NightmareNightmare Balloon BoyNightmare BonnieNightmare ChicaNightmare FoxyNightmare FredbearNightmare FreddyNightmarionnePlushtrap
Shadows: Shadow BonnieShadow Freddy
Others: Golden FreddyGlitchtrap
Noncanon: Jack-O-BonnieJack-O-ChicaNightmare Mangle
About Pages
Animatronics (Minor Animatronics)Springlock Suits
Security Guards
Fritz SmithJeremy FitzgeraldMichael AftonMike SchmidtSecurity Guard (FNaF3)
Cassette ManPhone DudePhone GuyTape Girl
Other People
Child Protagonist(s) (FNaF4)William AftonTechnicians
AI Voices
Female Computer VoiceHandUnitTutorial Unit
HelpyEgg BabyTrash and the GangCandy CadetSecurity PuppetPlushBaby
Noncanon: Old Man Consequences
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