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A single-celled organism, completely infected. Scurries about simple-mindedly.

Strange air has been seeping down from above for years. Some of the air became liquid, and some of that liquid became flesh, and some of that flesh came to life. I don't know what to make of it.

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Lightseeds are enemies in Hollow Knight. They are small creatures who have swollen greatly in size due to Infection.[1]

Behaviour and Tactics

Completely harmless, do not even deal contact damage. Hitting them with the Nail provides no SOUL, although they do give SOUL if they are hit with the Dream Nail.

Multitudes of them spawn before the battle with Broken Vessel, attempting to fill it with Infection. Killing these Lightseeds does not decrease the number required for the Hunter's Journal entry.

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  • ...LIGHT...
  • ...BRIGHT...
  • ...GLOW...

Location

Lightseeds are found in the area in the Ancient Basin leading to Broken Vessel. After Broken Vessel is defeated, they no longer show up in this area. They are also located in the Infected Crossroads. The Lightseeds in the room east of the lift leading to the City of Tears also do not show up after Broken Vessel's defeat. The other five Lightseeds in the Infected Crossroads do show up even after defeating Broken Vessel.

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Trivia

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  • In the Kickstarter campaign, there is a GIF of a Lightseed popping out of a Husk Warrior after the Knight kills it.[2] They were likely intended to spawn every time an Infected enemy was killed, however, this is not the case in the other Kickstarter campaign images nor in the actual game.

References

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Main Game CrawlidVengeflyVengefly KingGruzzerGruz MotherTiktikAspid HunterAspid MotherAspid HatchlingGoamWandering HuskHusk HornheadLeaping HuskHusk BullyHusk WarriorHusk GuardEntombed HuskFalse Knight (Failed Champion) • MaggotMenderbugLifeseedBaldurElder Baldur

MosscreepMossflyMosskinVolatile MosskinFool EaterSquitObbleGulkaMaskflyMoss ChargerMassive Moss ChargerMoss KnightMossy VagabondDurandooDurandaAluba


Charged LumaflyUomaOomaUumuu


AmbloomFunglingFungoonSporgFungified HuskShrumelingShrumal WarriorShrumal OgreMantis YouthMantis WarriorMantis Lords


Husk SentryHeavy SentryWinged SentryLance SentryMistakeFollySoul TwisterSoul WarriorSoul Master (Tyrant) • Husk DandyCowardly HuskGluttonous HuskGorgeous HuskGreat Husk SentryWatcher KnightThe Collector


BelflyPilflipHwurmpBluggsacDung DefenderFlukefeyFlukemonFlukemarm


ShardmiteGlimbackCrystal HunterCrystal CrawlerHusk MinerCrystallised HuskCrystal Guardian (Enraged)


Furious VengeflyVolatile GruzzerViolent HuskSlobbering Husk


DirtcarverCarver HatcherGarpedeCorpse CreeperDeeplingDeephunterLittle WeaverStalking DevoutNosk


Shadow CreeperLesser MawlekMawlurkBrooding MawlekLightseedInfected BalloonBroken Vessel (Lost Kin)


BooflyPrimal AspidHopperGreat HopperGrub MimicHivelingHive SoldierHive GuardianHusk Hive


Spiny HuskLoodleMantis PetraMantis TraitorTraitor Lord


Sharp BaldurArmoured SquitBattle ObbleOblobblesShielded FoolSturdy FoolWinged FoolHeavy FoolDeath LoodleVolt TwisterZoteGod Tamer


XeroGorbElder HuMarmuNo EyesGalienMarkoth


WingmouldRoyal RetainerKingsmouldSiblingVoid Tendrils


Hornet (ProtectorSentinel) • Hollow KnightRadianceShadeHunter's Mark


Hidden Dreams Icon.png Hidden Dreams Grey Prince ZoteWinged ZotelingHopping ZotelingVolatile ZotelingWhite Defender

Grimm Troupe Icon.png The Grimm Troupe Grimmkin NoviceGrimmkin MasterGrimmkin NightmareGrimmNightmare KingSeal of Binding

Lifeblood Icon.png Lifeblood Hive Knight

Godmaster Icon.png Godmaster FlukemungaPale LurkerSisters of BattleWinged NoskNailmasters Oro & MatoPaintmaster SheoGreat Nailsage SlyPure VesselAbsolute RadianceVoid IdolWeathered Mask
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