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Leaps around the edge of the world, trying to crush prey beneath its body.

A worthy foe, surprisingly nimble for its size. Either keep your distance, or try to dance between its hops and strike at its legs.

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Great Hoppers are enemies in Hollow Knight. The adult form of the Hopper, these large creatures attempt to crush prey beneath their bodies.[1][2]

Behaviour and Tactics

Hops continuously up and down, dealing contact damage. Unlike normal Hoppers, it changes direction to chase the Knight.

When standing in one place and moving slightly to the side to avoid its jumps, it is possible to hit it after every landing without taking damage. The Howling Wraiths/Abyss Shriek Spell can be used to damage them while they are in the air.

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

Location

They are found in the southeast part of Kingdom's Edge. Two of them are spawned by hitting the dummy in Oro's backyard. They are also found within the Colosseum of Fools, in the Trial of the Conqueror.

Gallery

Trivia

"An overgrown bloodsucker that will patiently stalk its prey until it finds the right time to strike."[3]

References

  1. Wanderer's Journal, p. 114.
  2. Great Hopper Hunter's Journal entry: "Leaps around the edge of the world, trying to crush prey beneath its body"
  3. Kickstarter update of November 22, 2014.
  4. Wanderer's Journal, p.113.
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