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It happens every time! I go to the item room and find Teleport. I don't need Teleport, so I leave it. Then the next item I find is another Teleport! This will happen either in the challenge room on the same level or in the next item room. I thought I made it clear that I don't want Teleport. Is there any way I can prevent this from happening?

Note that this happens with unwanted items besides Teleport.

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The "drops" are completely random. There is no way you can force an item to NOT drop, but you can mitigate your chances of getting a duplicate:

  • unlock everything you can. Characters' primary and secondary secret items, secret bosses, basically you have to play A LOT. Having to choose from a pool of 20 items is different from having to choose between 130.

  • unlock the D6 by:

    beating the Womb with ??? (that is unlocked by beating the game 10 times)

This item lets you re-roll your unwanted items and with some clever combinations and tricks, grants you almost any item you want.

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Yes, it is possible to force it not to spawn again in that playthrough.

If you collect an upgrade, it stops spawning until you start a new game, so the way to stop teleport from spawning again is to collect it, and then get your old activated item back.

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Pick the item up, then pick up your old item again. Touching a space bar item will remove it from the drop pools for a run.

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As far as I know item drops are totally random so, as I see it one of 2 things is happening. 1.You just have really bad luck and keep getting the same item 2.Your game is glitched and keeps spawning teleport.

EDIT: Reinstalling your game may fix this error.

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I have to say that I too have never seen such a phenomenon in any of my many playthroughs... – Aubergine May 8 '12 at 16:16
It happens with more than just teleport. It's just always items I do not want. – user9983 May 8 '12 at 16:38
Sounds like confirmation bias then. If you really want to be rigorous start up a spreadsheet and write down everything you find; keeping it all in your head leads to remembering the five times you got Teleport and forgetting the ten times you got other stuff. – Tacroy May 8 '12 at 16:41
Kappei's answer is also correct. The drops are random but can be randomized with a certain item. other then that there is nothing you can do. – TheAce May 8 '12 at 16:46
@Tacroy I am getting them in the same playthrough. There is no confirmation bias. – user9983 May 8 '12 at 17:14

If you pick up an an item and then put it back and leaving it (you can surely do it with Teleport) , it won't spawn again for the rest of the run until you die but you may find it in the next run you have :)

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