Zote the Mighty

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Location Colosseum of Fools
Health 200
Reward/s Geo

Zote the Mighty is a Boss in Hollow Knight. Bosses are special Enemies that feature their own arena, a large amount of health, and a variety of unique moves and abilities. You will need to perform multiple attacks such as using The Nail and Nail Arts along with the Spells and Abilities in order to defeat them. Some bosses are capable of entering into a state of stagger after landing a number of attacks on them.

As soon as you encounter a boss, its name will appear on the screen, the music will change into a boss battle theme, and usually,  paths connecting the arena will close or will be blocked leaving you no choice but to face these devastating and unique foes.

A self-proclaimed Knight, of no renown. Wields a nail he carved from shellwood, named "Life Ender."

Some rare creatures are so weak, so helpless, so inept and so irritating that hunting them gives no pleasure.

Zote the Mighty Location

Zote the Mighty Rewards

  • Geo and Achievements
  • If you beat Zotelings in Godhome 57 times during The Eternal Ordeal, you will achieve a new Zote-themed menu background.



Zote the Mighty Strategies

Strategy Writeup

Zote appears in multiple areas in Hallownest where he is always caught up in danger and in need of rescuing. In the Colosseum of Fools he appears as the boss in the last wave in the Trial of the Warrior. You don't need to waste your resources here, as Zote only has two movements, a long jump that allows him to bounce off walls (but eventually he trips) and a dash attack. His attacks will only knock back The Knight.

The goal is to try and save him once again, and in order to do that you must defeat him. Simply strike him with your Nail. Defeat him and it will unlock new events where later he returns to Dirtmouth.


Attacks & Counters

Attack Counter
Phase 1
Leap Zote jumps in place and on walls that allow him to bounce off the surface but trips in the middle of jumping
Dash Attack Zote swings his sword up and down where it causes The Knight to get knocked back upon contact.



Zote the Mighty Lore

Zote is an outsider who came to Hallownest to fulfill a promise. He claims to be the mightiest warrior in town. He wields his very own self-made weapon "Life Ender" that is made out of Shellwood. He looks down at The Knight and complains that The Knight is always getting in his way, even though he is being saved by him.

Zote the Mighty Notes & Trivia

  • Unlocks the following Trophy/Achievement after defeating him at the Colosseum:
    • Rivalry
    • Warrior
  • The audience in the Colosseum laughs at him (which clearly he deserves) once he appears and the battle begins.
  • Zote appears in multiple areas in Hallownest, you must save him when he is being attacked by a vengefly king and in deepnest for him to appear in the Colosseum



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    • I absolutely adore Zote and will always love him. No, I am not joking, haters... I personally think he is adorable and very witty. I love his endearingly grouchy personality, and I love his sweet GrumpyCat face. He is absolutely adorable. He is one of the best and most well-developed characters in the game, and he doesn’t deserve a shred of hate. All hail Zote the Mighty, the invincible Grey Prince! It does say a lot that this cantankerous little saint survived all of the dangers of Hallownest with a shell-wood nail. He is a legend, and only deserves love, especially seeing as he was so cruelly abused by his parents, and that he braved the wilderness and ran away from his horrible home as a very young child. It breaks my heart... Seriously, the Zote-haters are so immature and toxic.

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