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Raised in the Colosseum. Although trained for combat, its movements and attacks are still haphazard.

They have crafted a tiny mask for it! Is such an extravagance practical I wonder?

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Battle Obbles are enemies in Hollow Knight. These bulbous creatures were raised in the Colosseum of Fools for combat.[1][2] The Obble is their wild relative.[1]

Behaviour and Tactics

Flies around in random patterns and intermittently fire four blobs of liquid in an X-shaped pattern.

It does not directly target the Knight, but multiple spawn at once in the Colosseum, making dodging their shots difficult. The best strategy is to take them down quickly with a Nail Art or Spell (and possibly hit multiple at once). It is always recommended to stay beneath this enemy, as with its counterpart the regular Obble, its shot won't be able to hit the Knight.

They have far more health than regular Obbles; even a Great Slash from a Pure Nail will fail to kill them in one hit.


Dream Nail Dialogue Essence
  • ...Light...Danger...
  • ...Safe...Dark...
  • ...Hungry...Hungry...
  • ...Scared...
  • ...Eat...When...
  • ...Kill...Hurt...
  • ...Away. Away...
  • ...Pain...

Location

This enemy is only found in the Colosseum of Fools, in the last and second trials.

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References
  1. 1.0 1.1 Wanderer's Journal, p. 117.
  2. Battle Obble Hunter's Journal entry: "Raised in the Colosseum. Although trained for combat,"
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