Family of creatures that have learnt to bulk up with moss and live as one.

There is strength in numbers, yes, but these creatures never had much strength to begin with. Cut through their trickery!

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The Massive Moss Charger is an optional mini-boss in Hollow Knight. It lies off the Pilgrim's Way in Greenpath.

In-game events

The Massive Moss Charger can be found below a ruined structure, just off the Pilgrim's Way before leaving Greenpath for the Fog Canyon. It first appears as a large bush but starts shaking as the Knight approaches and eventually roars before giving chase to them. Once defeated, it is revealed to be a group of Moss Chargers (without their moss) which scurry away and crawl underground.

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Fighting the Massive Moss Charger is not necessary to progress past its room.

Behaviour and Tactics

The Massive Moss Charger has two attacks:

  • Charge: The Massive Moss Charger charges forward, much like a regular Moss Charger
  • Belly-flop: The Massive Moss Charger hops in the air toward the Knight and slams into the ground

Unlike regular Moss Chargers, hitting it does not expose the vulnerable bug within the moss.

Standing near the edge of the room often results in the Massive Moss Charger getting stuck on the edge for a fraction of a second during its Belly-flop attack. This can be used to buy time and dash out of the way.

Having Quick Slash or Heavy Blow equipped results in the only action needed being spamming the attack button while the Massive Moss Charger is in its Charge animation.

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Massive Moss Charger
Hall of Gods text: "Together we hunt in paths overgrown with green"
"Restless god of those who band together"

Pantheon Pantheon of the Master, 4th boss
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Ascended Badge.png 850
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Arena changes The arena is wider than in the base game when on Ascended or higher difficulty.

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


The Massive Moss Charger is located in the southwest part of Greenpath near Fog Canyon.



  • The Massive Moss Charger is revealed to be four regular Moss Chargers all living together.
    • The Moss Chargers spawned after defeating this enemy cannot be killed, and it does not respawn, unlike its smaller counterparts.
  • The Massive Moss Charger will not attack and will stay buried in the ground if the Knight is not touching the ground.
  • Godmaster Icon.png During the Nintendo Treehouse Live during E3 2018, the Massive Moss Charger was named "Mega Moss Charger". The reasoning behind this is unknown and could have been a mistake.
  • In Godmaster Icon.png Godmaster, the Massive Moss Charger, the Vengefly King, and the Soul Warrior appear as regular bosses.
  • The Massive Moss Charger is one of the few bosses who survives its battle, some other being Hornet, Zote the Mighty, Dung Defender, and the Mantis Lords
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