The Hunter

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Location Greenpath

The Hunter is an NPC in Hollow Knight. The Hunter's short description goes here.


The Hunter Information

The Hunter information or lore description goes here.

  • Location: The Hunter can be found at Greenpath
  • Progression: The Hunter moves underground once enough bestiary entries are completed
  • Combat: Players may not kill The Hunter.
  • Rewards: Completing certain entries in the Hunter's Journal and returning to the Hunter gives you the Hunter's Mark


Associated Quests

  • Filling out the journal that's given to the Knight Rewards The Hunter's Journal, a bestiary detailing all enemies in Hallownest. Lore.
  • Related NPCs
  • Endings impact



  • Example Dialogue Lines
  • Quest Progression optional dialogue


Notes & Tips

  • Note 1
  • Trivia and such go here



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    • I think the Hunter is wearing a sort of “headdress” or “helmet” of moss and thorns (or perhaps the teeth from other beasts that he’s hunted?). He must use the helmet as camouflage while he waits for his prey to cross him, being a solitary predator. Just my theory, but I don’t think his eyes are inside his mouth - rather his head and face are completely hidden within the moss and tooth/thorn headdress, and his glowing eyes are staring out.

      Though, seeing as this *is* a Metroidvania-style game, TC very well might have drawn inspiration from Phantoon of Metroid while designing the Hunter...

      Also, I have no idea what kind of insectoid creature he might be. Huge, unidentifiable, anthropomorphic beast... His body is almost like that of a full-grown Vessel, but more skeletal. I mean... what is he? I suppose we will never know...

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