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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.


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

Location

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

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Trivia

  • They used to sometimes spawn if one of the brown eggs found around Deepnest was broken (This has since been cut).
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."
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