Bestiary.png
Member of a proud tribe, fiercely protective of its territory. Launches stinging attacks with its needle sharp abdomen.

As it grows, it loses the ability to fly. Passage into adulthood is often celebrated, but as time goes by we realise what we have lost.

Dialogue Bottom.png

Mantis Youths are enemies in Hollow Knight. They are young children of the Mantis Tribe, losing their ability to fly when becoming adults.[1]

Behaviour and Tactics

It waits, clinging to a wall or ceiling to ambush the Knight. Once engaged, it hovers around just out of range of Nail attacks before winding up and lunging towards the Knight. Their range is short and easy to dodge, but they quickly hover out of range to charge up another attack.

Once the Mantis Lords are defeated, all Mantises become non-hostile towards the Knight, however, they will still retaliate if attacked.

Dream Nail Dialogue Essence.png

Expand

Hostile:

  • ...Is it child?...
  • ...Must kill...Prove strength to the tribe...
  • ...It must learn fear...


Passive:

  • ...Mighty Warrior...
  • The creature, accepted...
  • ...The challenger...

Location

They can only be found within and at the entrance of the Mantis Village.

Gallery

Trivia

  • The Mantis Youth is one of the few enemies that respawn upon leaving and re-entering the room.
  • The non-hostile Mantis Youths will not retaliate if damaged by Defender's Crest and Spore Shroom but will turn hostile if damaged by any summoned familiar like Grimm Troupe Icon.png Grimmchild and Glowing Womb.
  • The Mantis Youths (as well as the Mantis Warriors) have different Dream Nail dialogue after the Mantis Lords have been defeated.

References

Compendium Broken Vessel Idle.png
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
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.