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Infant of the Deepnest. Scuttles about in the darkness, learning the layout of its home.

The Deepnest is a dangerous place to hunt, but rewarding. Keep an eye out for weaker creatures you can pick off and eat. Keep your strength up in the darkness.

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Deeplings are enemies in Hollow Knight. They are infants who creep around in the shadows, learning the layout of their home.[1][2]

Behaviour and Tactics

Skitters about, dealing contact damage. They are very weak but very quick. Be careful not to jump onto them while platforming.

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  • ...Light...Danger...
  • ...Safe...Dark...
  • ...Hungry...Hungry...
  • ...Scared...
  • ...Eat...When...
  • ...Kill...Hurt...
  • ...Away. Away...
  • ...Pain...

Location

They are very commonly spotted in the west portion of Deepnest.

Gallery

Trivia

  • They used to sometimes spawn if one of the brown eggs found around Deepnest was broken.[3] This was removed in the Lifeblood Icon.png Lifeblood update.

References

  1. Wanderer's Journal, p. 91.
  2. Deepling Hunter's Journal entry: "Infant of the Deepnest. Scuttles about in the darkness, learning the layout of its home."
  3. YouTube video showing a Deepling spawn from an egg.
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