Bretta is an NPC in Hollow Knight. Bretta is a lonely beetle and a hopeless romantic.
Bretta is a lonely young beetle who, after being rescued and found at the Fungal Wastes by the Knight, will move to her house in Dirtmouth. Inside her house, players will learn that she has fallen in love with the Knight and will also find countless materials depicting the Knight, such as paintings, dolls, and even romantic diary entries about him. However, if players choose to save Zote the Mighty twice and then defeat him at the Colosseum of Fools, Zote will move to Ditmouth where the two will meet. Bretta then grows fond of Zote, changing and showing all her dedications to Zote instead of the Knight. Bretta imagines Zote to be a mighty, invincible warrior, who she dreams up as Grey Prince Zote, which the Knight can defeat in her dreams, granting an achievement.
Location: Bretta Can be found at the Fungal Wastes, southeast of Mantis Village, past the Dashmaster statue and through difficult parkour.
Progression: Bretta moves to her house in Dirtmouth, and falls in love with the Knight for saving her. However, after you defeat Zote the Mighty in the Colosseum of Fools, he goes back to Dirtmouth, and Bretta falls in love with him. A secret room beneath her house will then become accessible, where you can fight a dream battle with her fantasy of Zote, known as Grey Prince Zote. When you defeat Grey Prince Zote, Bretta loses confidence in the real Zote, and eventually she leaves Dirtmouth, never to return.
Combat: Players may not kill Bretta.
Rewards: Finding and speaking to her unlocks her house in Dirtmouth and a Mask Shard, in addition to what might be her diary.
Bretta (Quest): After finding and rescuing her at the Fungal Wastes, she will head back to Dirtmouth in her house. Inside her house, players will find dedications to the Knight as she has grown fond of him after being rescued.
Related NPCs: Zote the Mighty (Grey Prince Zote)
Endings impact: Choosing to save and defeat Zote the Mighty at the Colosseum of Fools will cause Bretta to show her infatuation to Zote instead of the Knight, and unlocks a basement with a statue of Zote in her house. If the Knight hits the statue with the Dream Nail and defeats Grey Prince Zote 4 times, Bretta decides to set out on her own and leaves Hallownest.
Ohhh... please... don't leave me behind!
You... forgot about me...?
I knew you would... everyone always forgets about me...
Oh?! Who are you?
Your face... you're so... so...
I-I'm sorry. I got lost, I don't know how I ended up here. I... you came here to rescue me, Bretta? The girl that everyone just... ignores?
Sorry, when I look at your face I can hardly... I just can't believe you came all the way down here to rescue me. I didn't think anybody...
Sorry... I mean, thank you. I'd better go. Back to town I mean. I'd better get home.
Th... thank you.
Notes & Tips
- Bretta and Sly are the only two bugs who was able to stop The Infection from consuming their mind and body on their own after the Knight interacts with them.
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I still can’t figure out how to get to Bretta…
Bretta is personally my favourite female character in HK (along with the Seer). She’s just such an endearing “hopeless romantic”, and a very cute pudgy beetle. Adorable when she blushes when the Knight sits beside her on the town bench, and she gasps whenever he comes her way and pretends she wasn’t watching him. I love funny little details like that. She also loves Zote and she sees the mighty knight within his heart and soul, so I relate to her in that sense because I adore him too - in all his grouchiness. Hehee... ^_^
Again, sadly, Bretta’s quest ends on a cliffhanger attached to Zote’s unfinished quest - Team Cherry probably “doesn’t know” where she went off to after leaving Dirtmouth after she gets over her obsession with the two guys she worshipped (the Knight and Zote). I’d personally love an ability to play as Zote and go on a quest to save Bretta - then it would be a happy ending for Bretta, and Zote too, and he wouldn’t be left all alone talking to himself in Dirtmouth. Honestly, I think that would have been part of Zote’s planned storyline had Team Cherry given it to us.