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Giant burrower covered in thick shell plates. Tirelessly travels the tunnels of the Deepnest.

Monstrously strong, they shrug off any attacks you make on their thickly armoured bodies. Luckily, if you simply avoid their paths they'll leave you alone.

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Garpedes are enemies in Hollow Knight. They are thickly armoured creatures who burrow through the rocky tunnels of the Deepnest.[1][2]

Behaviour and Tactics

These enormous centipedes travel the Deepnest, crawling through narrow corridors in predictable patterns. Because they are invulnerable, they effectively act as hazards rather than enemies.

A few Garpedes are also part of the Trial of the Fool at the Colosseum of Fools. Just like in the Deepnest, they cannot be killed.


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

Location

To fill out their Hunter's Journal entry, the body of a dead Garpede must be inspected. It is located near the very bottom of the Deepnest, directly below the room just right of the Deepnest Hot Spring.

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Trivia

  • It is possible to nail-jump on their bodies. This is required to get a Vessel Fragment in the Deepnest.
  • The dead Garpede is found torn in half, implying those creatures can be killed, despite what the Hunter says about their strength.
References
  1. Wanderer's Journal, p. 87.
  2. Garpede Hunter's Journal entry: "they shrug off any attacks you make on their thickly armoured bodies."
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