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Once a highly intelligent bug, inflated by the misuse of soul.

I've heard whispers that the secret these fools were searching for was immortality. To live forever... I've never heard of anything so obscene!

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Follies are enemies in Hollow Knight. They used to be scholars of the Soul Sanctum, but their bodies became inflated after the Sanctum's failed Soul experiments.[1][2]

Behaviour and Tactics

Appears out of thin air, homing in on the Knight and dealing contact damage.

Soul Warriors also summon them in the Soul Sanctum as well as in Colosseum of Fools, making it difficult to heal during these encounters.


Dream Nail Dialogue Essence
  • ...Why...Why...?
  • ...Light....Soul...Light!
  • ...Did it work...?

Location

They can be found in large groups across the Soul Sanctum, usually appearing in the air. They are also spawned by Soul Warriors in their fight in the Soul Sanctum, the Colosseum of Fools and Godmaster Icon Godhome (Ascended Version and higher)

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References
  1. Folly Hunter's Journal entry: "Once a highly intelligent bug, inflated by the misuse of soul."
  2. Wanderer's Journal, p. 74.
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