Godseeker is an NPC added in the DLC of Hollow Knight, Godmaster. Godseeker is a massive beetle-like bug who seeks supreme beings. It creates a dream of its own called Godhome, and appears in a different form while seen there.
Godseeker is an arrogant bug who believes that it appears godly, and is accompanied by a clan of Godseekers. It came from the Land of Storms where it served two thunder and lightning gods, but eventually it and the other Godseekers had to flee the land to seek another deity for unknown reasons. During the Godseeker's quest, it used the Godtuner to integrate the minds of the strongest and fiercest creatures to Godhome where they are offered to become “Gods” and prove their might - the goal is to be deemed as the strongest creature and ascend the ranks until reaching The Radiance. At some point along its quest, the Godseeker was later on forced to go into a state of hibernation and ended up with a bonded-like cocoon that was washed down to the Royal Waterways.
Godseeker’s cocoon can be found at the Junk Pit that can be unlocked by using a Simple Key. By doing this Godseeker will be freed and and it drops the Godtuner. It only awakens for each Pantheon that has been completed and encourages The Knight to continue seeking “Gods” for it.
- Location: Godseeker Can be found at Junk Pit and Godhome.
- Combat: Players may not kill Godseeker.
- Rewards: Unlocks the Embrace the Void Achievement/Trophy after ascending the Pantheon of Hallownest.
Creeper. Dost thou see it? Shining. Brilliant. Our Godtuner.
Thou covet the Godtuner. Desire beyond desire! Take it then, for We have ascended beyond it. No need for such an instrument.
Notes & Tips
- Godseekers have the ability to focus their thoughts and create a world inside their dreams that can also be passed over to other Godseekers. All other Godseekers combined their dreams into this Godseeker. You can find the others inside Godhome.
- There is a 2% chance upon dream-nailing Godseeker to enter one of his memories. He will cast out the Knight in annoyance when approached in his dream/memory.
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I absolutely love Godseeker. I think he’s a Goliath Beetle - he highly resembles this type of massive bug and he’s definitely a scarab beetle. He’s basically a time-traveler from the past, binding himself into a literal time-capsule. Again, like Zote and Oro, he’s a lovable grouch, irritable, fancying himself a higher being seeking other higher beings. I find him so amusing and endearing, especially his disgruntled archaic dialogue. “Thou crawler, thou cringer! Smallest of the small!”
At first he is displeased by the Knight, calling him “Crawler” and seeing him as a lower life-form not worth his time - but as you progress through his pantheons, he gains a bit of respect for the little guy and is astonished by his power to defeat all of the “gods” he has assembled - though he expresses it in his typical quirky irritable way.
I think it’s sweet how he humbles himself a bit and takes the Delicate Flower when it is given to him by the Knight, even though he expresses outwardly that he is downright confused by the gesture and feels it isn’t bright and godly enough to meet his ultra high standards. My heart breaks for him, as he is truly confused from remaining in his cocoon for so long, washed into the Junk Pit of dying Hallownest, and seemingly too big to move... Though he detects “gods” (higher beings) abound in Hallownest, he really doesn’t know where he is - he’s lost in the past, his own little dimension, the kingdom in his dreams that he still rules upon a gilded throne as he truly sits amidst ruins...
Then he sacrifices his life (unknowingly?), consumed by the Void as he enables the Knight as Shade Lord (his ultimate form?) to do battle with Absolute Radiance and defeat it, destroying the Infection. My heart breaks to see that scene where Void is oozing out of Godseeker’s physical body as he sits hunched over in the Junk Pit; it looks like he’s crying Void from his tears, and he appears confused and sad as he is consumed by it... Or perhaps he isn’t sad - perhaps he’s in a strange state of euphoria to become one with Shade Lord and the Void? Or the Void cancels out all feeling? Perhaps being consumed by the Void isn’t painful, just rather gloomy, as he’s being sent down into limbo, like the underworld. Then the Delicate Flower absorbs the massive beetle as it takes in the Void, so his spirit then lives within its petals. Hey, maybe Godseeker will keep all the little Shade Siblings company after taken by the Void? That’s a lot of “crawlers” to keep up with! :)
Godseeker is fascinating, endearing, and a pivotal character who I would l love to see get more of a backstory aside from those little mysterious snippets we get from the game. Is he truly all of the “Godseekers” assimilated into one massive being? I like his deep, ethereal-sounding voice of many voices, and his deep monk-like chant. His true chubby huge form is the best, in my opinion, compared to his mummified-looking dream-form. I guess he metamorphosed after eons of being trapped inside his cocoon. Is it just me, or does he sound like Quirrel sometimes? I think the same voice actor voices Godseeker.
there is a chance (2%) that when you dream nail him you end up going to a hidden area