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Plant-like bug that charges at foes when close.

They can be hard to spot amongst the foliage until you get too close and they suddenly come charging at you. Tread carefully.

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Mosskin are enemies in Hollow Knight. They are ancient denizens of Greenpath who were created by Unn from her dream.[1][2] Since Unn hid herself away, the Mosskin's leaves started wilting and they became infected.[3]

Behaviour and Tactics

Meanders back and forth until disturbed. Upon seeing the Knight, it will run forward and flail its arms about, dealing contact damage, similar to Wandering Husks.

They move somewhat predictably, but they run very fast and slashing them does not cause them to stop, so be mindful and jump over their attack in time.


Dream Nail Dialogue Essence
  • ...Unn calls...
  • Our leaves wilt...
  • Protect the road of Unn...

Location

Found in Greenpath, usually near a Volatile Mosskin.

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Trivia

  • Possibly due to a bug, Mosskin and Volatile Mosskin are not damaged by Defender's Crest.
References
  1. Wanderer's Journal, p. 44.
  2. Greenpath Lore Tablet: "The Green Children walked from the dream unto these lands."
  3. Greenpath Lore Tablet: "Hidden Unn, we need you now. We grow tired away from you. Our leaves are falling."
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