Bretta is a Quest in Hollow Knight. Quests can provide rewards from items, unlocking Trophies/Achievements, and uncovering more information to the lore. Quests can only be activated by speaking to NPCs.
- Rescue Bretta.
- Defeat and rescue Zote the Mighty at the Colosseum of Fools
- Defeat Grey Prince Zote 4 times.
To start things off, you will need to rescue Bretta from succumbing to the infection. She can be located in the southern area of Fungal Wastes near the Royal Waterways. The area is quite challenging to traverse, so you will need to acquire Mantis Claw and Mothwing Cloak to aid you with reaching Bretta's location.
Once you've reached the platform, similar to Sly, you'll find an almost infected Bretta, whose sanity comes back once you speak to her. She will thank you and return to her home in Dirtmouth. Bretta's house is the one at the farthest right.
Now you'll be able to unlock the inside of her house. You will find her sleeping, a Mask Shard as a reward, her diary for you to read, and at the background trinkets resembling The Knight, which implies that she has grown fond of The Knight for rescuing her and shows it by making figures and paintings of The Knight.
Sometimes she will show up on the Dirtmouth bench outside. She will make a little "oh!" sound as you approach. You can sit next to her, and she will blush. This unlocks a new entry in her diary.
It may look like the quest has ended, but it doesn't stop there. As you continue your journey, you will encounter Zote the Mighty twice in Greenpath and Deepnest who seems to be caught up in the middle of danger. You'll encounter him almost being eaten and trapped, and you must save him twice before encountering him at the Colosseum of Fools. At the Colosseum of Fools, he will be the final boss at the Trial of the Warrior - all you have to do is defeat him to advance the quest.
After the most difficult battle, having defeated Zote The Mighty, head back to Dirtmouth where you'll find a mesmerized Bretta listening to the ever-mighty Zote. Listen in on the conversation, and you will learn Zote has appropriated your victory at the Colosseum.
Once you're done listening to the conversation, head back to Bretta's house where you'll find all the trinkets created in the image of The Knight have now been replaced with portraits and entries of Zote the Mighty. It may look like her obsession stops there. Inspect the middle part of her house to head down into the basement where you'll find a reimagined statue of Zote, the Grey Prince Zote. At this point, make sure you have the Dream Nail - as hitting the statue with the Dream Nail transports you into the dream world and the boss arena of Grey Prince Zote. Come prepared, as he is a very tough boss (unironically this time).
To close this quest, defeat Grey Prince Zote 4 times. This will cause Bretta to leave Dirtmouth. Elderbug mentions that Bretta has left town to overcome her problem of obsession and worshipping heroes and wishes to discover herself. Although he also mentions that she headed into the Howling Cliffs, Bretta cannot be found in that area.
Bretta Notes & Notable Loot
- Mask Shard - once you save her and come back to Dirtmouth.
- Defeating Grey Prince Zote awards 300 Essence, but only on the first kill.