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Corpulent husk encrusted with a shining metal. Retains the instinct to hoard Geo.

There is beauty in many things. Reflections of light in water, the taste of freshly killed meat, the cry of a hatchling for its mother... I have never understood the lust for metals and stones though.

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The Gorgeous Husk is an enemy in Hollow Knight. Its body is covered in a shining metal, and it still retains the instinct to collect Geo even after death.[1][2]

Behaviour and Tactics

Meanders back and forth and is passive until attacked, though it is still harmful on contact. Once disturbed, it attacks just like the Gluttonous Husk, hopping at the Knight once in range. However, it is bigger and has much more health, making it slightly more challenging to beat.

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  • Glorious! Glorious! Yesss!
  • You're beautiful! I'm beautiful!
  • My light is the only true light! Follow me!

Location

It is located in the northernmost room to the east of the Hollow Knight Fountain in the City of Tears. To reach it, travel east when entering the room in a secret chamber. There is a hidden step that is easy to miss as the Knight has to jump to enter the hidden room.

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Trivia

  • The Gorgeous Husk drops more Geo than any regular enemy in the game.
  • Only one Gorgeous Husk exists; it is one of the few enemies that never respawns.

References

  1. Gorgeous Husk Hunter's Journal entry: "encrusted with a shining metal. Retains the instinct to hoard Geo."
  2. Emilitia: "That's them outside, their bodies shambling around all mindless and empty. And I'm still alive to witness their pathetic demise."
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