SCP-018 is an SCP in Secret Laboratory, which when thrown, becomes faster with each bounce until it becomes deadly and eventually breaks through the facility and escapes.

Official SCP Wiki Information

"SCP-018 has the appearance of a Super Ball made by the Wham-O company in 1969. It is six (6) centimeters in diameter and coloured red... SCP-018 was noted to be able to bounce with extreme height. At first thought to be a pleasant child's toy, SCP-018 was able to bounce with over two hundred percent (200%) efficiency (that is, if dropped one (1) meter, it would bounce two (2), then four (4), then eight (8), then sixteen (16)). The ball soon became a dangerous projectile, reaching speeds estimated at over 100 km/h and damaging property and injuring five (5)..."


Although SCP-018 can only be used once, it can effectively be used to take out a group, destroy doors or simply create a small diversion to buy some time. During its use, any person can be harmed by its rebounds including the player who used it as well as their teammates. Different speeds can induce differing degrees of damage: at low speeds, it can break through glass and hurt players; at its maximum speed, it can destroy doors (sans any blast doors or any inaccessible doors) and deal incredible damage to humans and SCPs alike.

Once the ball is obtained it may only be used once and it will not activate when dropped passively from a player's inventory, although it can roll around on the ground.

SCP-018 spawns in one of the four to eight locked pedestals (Bulletproof Locker №7) which are located in 10 possible places across the Light and Heavy Containment Zones. These pedestals can only be opened and closed by key cards with both a level 2 containment access and checkpoint, such as the Research Supervisor, MTF Cadet or higher access keycards.


Related Achievements

  • Property of the Chaos Insurgency: Liberate two or more SCP objects from the facility while escaping as a Class-D.


  • Evidently this SCP was inspired from the Alien Ball in the first Men In Black Movie as it shares similar purposes and mechanics.
  • It is one of the four SCP items that were added in the Megapatch II update.
  • Despite the official SCP wiki describing the ball is a 1969 manufacture, the copyright date on the Secret Lab model is 2019.
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