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Punch Card

(Happiness is fleeting.) (You got a Punch Card.)

Text upon retrieving a Punch Card from the box

The Punch Card is an item obtainable when buying Nice Cream from the Nice Cream Guy in Waterfall. It appears to be an index card with a hole punched in it, begging the protagonist to come back and buy more Nice Cream. If the Tough Glove is equipped, using the Punch Card in battle allows the protagonist to deal more damage. However, each Punch Card used in battle after the first gives less and less AT. Three Punch Cards can also be redeemed for a Nice Cream.

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  • (It's a box for storing Punch Cards.) (It's empty right now) [No Punch Cards in the box]
  • (The box contains X cards.) [1–2 Punch Cards in the box]
    • (You got a Punch Card.) [Take a Punch Card]
  • (Two bugs in the box are playing a X-card game.) [3–4 Punch Cards in the box]
    • (All games must end one day.) [Take a Punch Card]
  • (There's a smiley face made of X cards in the box.) [5–6 Punch Cards in the box]
    • (Happiness is fleeting.) [Take a Punch Card]
  • (A house made of X cards sits in the box.) [7–12 Punch Cards in the box]
    • (The house collapses.) [Take a Punch Card]
  • (The box is overstuffed with cards.) [13 or more Punch Cards in the box]
    • (You got a Punch Card.) [Take a Punch Card]


  • There is a glitch called the "Punch Card Exploit" or "PCE" that allows the protagonist to walk during cutscenes. It also allows them to launch "out of bounds" if used on the trigger of a steam vent in Hotland, and skip Muffet's battle and Mettaton's interactions. It can also be used to transport the protagonist into the default position in a room.
    • Various use cases of the Punch Card Exploit are more difficult or impossible on different versions due to changes in the way inputs are handled.
  • Since the Punch Card can be sold for up to 21G, the protagonist can buy a Nice Cream by selling only one or two Punch Cards.
  • The AT bonus given by the Punch Cards does not persist upon switching to a different weapon.