How To Get To Mantis Village in Hollow Knight

BY RANDREW MENDRICO

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In the enchanting world of Hollow Knight, located within the depths of Hallownest, lies an area called the Mantis Village. This is a place of secrets and challenges. Reaching this elusive location is a quest that the Knight undertakes with excitement and dread.

How To Get To Mantis Village in Hollow Knight

As the Knight delves deeper into this beautiful world, the Knight will encounter formidable foes and conquer dangerous obstacles on his journey to uncover the secrets of the Mantis Tribe. This guide will discuss getting to the Mantis Village in Hollow Knight.

So, equip your preferred charms, ready your nail, and embark on an adventure to find the Mantis Village in the hauntingly atmospheric world of Hollow Knight!

Mantis Village in Hollow Knight

The Mantis Village is a sub-area that the Knight can find in the southern part of the Fungal Wastes area. This village is the home of the Mantis Tribe. They are a tribe of mantises that could withstand the Infection. 

According to in-game lore, the Mantis Tribe has a long history. They even date back to the founding of the kingdom of Hallownest. The village’s perimeter is guarded with beast heads mounted on poles to prevent intruders and wanderers. Because the mantises rejected the technology from the Pale King, they built their structures out of sinew and bone.

In the Mantis Village, the Knight will only encounter two enemies: the Mantis Warriors and the Mantis Youths. However, on the southern part of the Mantis Village, the Knight will run into the Mantis Lords. They are an optional boss that the Knight can take on in the game.

The Mantis Warriors and Mantis Youths will attack the Knight when the Knight is in the area. After the Knight defeats the Mantis Lords, the Warriors and Mantis Youths will no longer attack the Knight. If the Knight attacks them still, however, they will also fight back.

The Knight can also get a few remarkable items in the Mantis Village. Among these are 10 Geo Deposits, one Geo Chest, one Hallownest Seal, a Lifeblood Cocoon with two Lifeseeds, the Mark of Pride Charm, and the very useful Mantis Claw ability. However, it is important to note that the Knight must first defeat the Mantis Lords to acquire the Mark of Pride Charm.

How to Get to Mantis Village in Hollow Knight

The Knight can get to the Mantis Village from two locations:

1. From Forgotten Crossroads

A screenshot of the Forgotten Crossroads in Hollow Knight

One of the ways that the Knight can reach the Mantis Village is from the north of Fungal Wastes. This method is from the Forgotten Crossroads.

Requirements

Before proceeding to the Mantis Village, the Knight must learn one unique ability. This is the Mothwing Cloak ability. This ability allows the Knight to dash forward horizontally for a short distance. After defeating Hornet in the Greenpath area, the Knight obtains this ability.

It is also crucial to mention that the player should be skilled at nail-bouncing. On the path to the Mantis Village, the Knight will have to Nail-bounce on a few purple mushrooms.

Enemies

On their way to the Mantis Village, the Knight will encounter numerous enemies. The Knight will specifically face Vengeflies, Goams, an Aspid Hunter, Fungoons, Shrumal Warriors, Shrumelings, Sports, a Fungified Husk, Amblooms, Mantis Youths, and Mantis Warriors.

Path to the Mantis Village

The Knight has to do the following to reach the Mantis Village:

  1. Proceed to the right from the Bench in the Forgotten Crossroads Stag Station to exit the room. Drop down the platforms to the right and proceed to the exit downwards. Head down the small platform on the left, then head to the ledge on the left below and exit on the left.
  2. Then, on the left, jump up the high platform. Wait for the Goam on the left to retract before dropping down to the safe spot on the platform. Wait for the next Goam to get underground on the left and swiftly jump to the next platform. Continue following the path after another Goam retracts. The Knight will encounter two Vengeflies to the left. Exit the room on the left at the end of the path.
  3. Head up to the elevated platform on the left. Wait for the Goam on the left to come down before descending to the platform’s safe spot. Wait for the next Goam to head down on the left and quickly jump to the next platform. After another, Goam retracts and quickly continues along the path. To the left, the Knight will come upon two Vengeflies. At the end of the path, exit the room on the left.
  4. Then, proceed to the left and up the slightly taller platform to find an Aspid Hunter. Continue to the left, down the platforms, and exit the room. Upon entering, jump and use the Mothwing Cloak ability to dash to the platform above on the left. Follow the path that goes to the left. At the bottom, turn right and take the first exit that heads down.
  5. The Knight has now arrived in the Fungal Wastes. Go down the shaft on the left and the platforms on the right to reach a small platform. The Knight will find a Fungoon on the right. Head down to the platform below to find an Ambloom.
  6. Head down the gap on the left, then the platform on the right. The Knight will come across another Fungoon on the right. Drop down the right-hand platform and head down the platforms to land on a little platform. Head down the small platform to the right and the small platform to the left. On the left, the Knight will come across another Fungoon.
  7. Jump and dash to the right to land on a platform rather than an acid pool. Drop down the right gap to land on a little ledge. Continue down the path on the left to reach another small platform and then a ledge below. It’s worth noting that there’s a Bench on the other side of the exit on the right. This Bench is close to Leg Eater.
  8. After that, jump and dash across the acid pool to the left towards a safe platform. Descend the shaft and the small platforms to reach another platform near an acid pool. Drop down the two little platforms on the left, then jump and dash to the small platform on the right over the acid pool. Use the little platforms to descend the shaft on the right. Exit the room by jumping across the gap on the right at the bottom.
  9. Then, jump over the gap on the right to reach a wide platform. The Knight will encounter a Shrumal Warrior here. Head to the right and jump across the gap to discover another Shrumal Warrior and several Shrumelings. Turn right, descend the gap, and take the exit on the right.
  10. Following that, the Knight will come upon a Fungoon on the right. Head down the right gap, then go to the right and head down another gap. Use the small platforms to guide you down the path. The Knight will come upon a Sporg on the left.
  11. Drop down the right-hand gap, where the Knight will discover another Sporg at the bottom. Turn left and down the path via the two little platforms. The Knight will come upon another Sporg on the right. Exit the room by descending to the ledge on the left.
  12. Next, proceed to the left and exit the room. To find multiple bouncy, purple mushrooms, go to the left and drop down the gap. Head to the left, then jump up the purple mushroom near a wall and nail-bounce on it to jump higher. Land on the left high platform.
  13. After that is an acid pool and a pair of purple mushrooms. To get to another safe platform on the left, nail-bounce on the purple mushrooms over the acid pool. Head down to the little platform on the left and the safe platform beside the acid pool. Go down the right gap using the little platforms, and the Knight will find a Fungified Husk at the bottom. Turn right, descend the gap, turn left, and take the exit that leads down.
  14. The Knight will then encounter two Amblooms on the platform below. Go down the path to the left to land on a purple mushroom, then to the right to find a Sporg. Head down to the next gap on the right, then go to the bottom of the room. The Knight will encounter a Fungoon and a Sporg on the way down. Take the right exit at the bottom
  15. Then, proceed to the right and nail-bounce on the purple mushroom above an acid pool to reach the platform on the right. The Knight will come upon a Mantis Warrior on this platform. Go to the right, then jump and dash across the acid pool below to reach a platform.
  16. A Mantis Youth awaits the Knight here. Continue to the right, and the Knight will encounter another Mantis Warrior. Ascend an elevated platform and head down a gap to find another Mantis Youth. Go to the left and take the next exit.
  17. Next, turn left, drop through the gap, and descend the platforms to a small platform. The Knight will find a Mantis Youth at the bottom of the gap on the left. Go to the right, drop down the gap to a small platform, then to the left to a large platform. A Mantis Warrior awaits the Knight here. Turn left and exit the room.
  18. After that, keep heading to the left. Jump and dash to the platform above on the left at the end of the platform. Head up the platform on the left, then jump and dash above the acid pool to a platform below. A Mantis Youth awaits the Knight here.
  19. Finally, continue to the left; the Knight will arrive in the first room of the Mantis Village

2. From Queen’s Station

A screenshot of getting to Mantis Village from the Queen's Station in Hollow Knight

The other way to reach the Mantis Village is from the Queen’s Station. This is a sub-area in the western part of Fungal Wastes. The Knight can find this area at the bottom of Fog Canyon.

Requirements

This route to the Mantis Village still requires the Knight to use the Mothwing Cloak ability. Again, this ability enables the Knight to dash forward.

Also, for this method, the Knight must be proficient with Nail-bouncing. The Knight will still have to Nail-bounce on purple mushrooms.

Enemies

Through this method, the Knight will encounter Fungoons, Funglings, Fungified Husks, a Husk Hornhead, Sporgs, Shrumal Warriors, Shrumelings, Shrumal Ogres, Mantis Youths, and Mantis Warriors.

Path to the Mantis Village

To reach the Mantis Village from the Queen’s Station, the Knight must do these:

  1. Starting from the Queen’s Station Stag Station, head to the right to take the exit. Head up the small platforms in the middle of the room. At the top, go to the right, then jump and dash using the Mothwing Cloak ability to reach a platform. Go to the right to exit the room.
  2. After that, the Knight will enter the Fungal Wastes area. Go to the right and jump over the gap with a pool of acid. Here, the Knight will find a Fungoon. Continue to the right and jump across another hole with a pool of acid. Head to the right and jump towards the small platform on the right. Above, the Knight will find two Funglings.
  3. Jump towards the platform above on the right and continue heading right. Here, the Knight will run into another Fungoon. Drop down the gap from the small platform and go to the right. The Knight will then find a Husk Hornhead and another Fungoon. Continue heading to the right to find a Fungified Husk. Jump up the platform above, then jump towards the ledge above on the right. Take the exit on the right.
  4. Next, head up to this room using the small platforms. On the way up, the Knight will encounter three Sporgs. Before an Ambloom, take the exit on the right near the top of the room.
  5. Then, go to the right to encounter a Shrumal Warrior. Head up the slightly elevated platform to find another Shrumal Warrior. Go to the right and jump up another slightly elevated platform. Jump up the small platform above on the left, then up another platform above on the left. Head to the left to find two separate Shrumal Warriors. Jump across another gap on the left and take the exit.
  6. Afterward, go to the left and hit the lever on the ceiling to open a shortcut. Go to the right and take the exit above.
  7. Next, head up using the platforms, then go to the right. The Knight will then be trapped inside a room and face a few Shrumelings and two Shrumal Ogres. The Knight must defeat the enemies to continue. After defeating them all, the Knight will get a Charm Notch. Continue to the right to exit the room.
  8. Following that, head to the right while dashing over pools of acid. Take the exit at the end of the path.
  9. Afterward, jump over the right gap to reach a large platform. A Shrumal Warrior will confront the Knight here. Head to the right and jump over the gap to find another Shrumal Warrior and several Shrumelings. Turn right, descend the gap, and take the right exit.
  10. The Knight will then find a Fungoon on the right. Head down the right gap, then turn around and proceed down another gap. Use the little platforms to help you navigate the path. On the left, the Knight will come across a Sporg. Drop down the right-hand gap to the bottom, where the Knight will find another Sporg. Turn left and proceed down the route via the two little platforms. On his right, the Knight will encounter another Sporg. Descend the ledge on the left to exit the room.
  11. Go to the left to exit the room. Move to the left and descend the gap to locate several bouncy, purple mushrooms. Head to the left, then nail-bounce on the purple mushroom near a wall to jump higher. Land on the high platform on the left.
  12. Then there’s a pool of acid and two purple mushrooms. Nail-bounce on the purple mushrooms over the acid pool to reach another safe platform on the left. Descend the small platform on the left and the safe platform close to the acid pool. The Knight can find a Fungified Husk at the bottom of the gap on the right. Turn right, descend the gap, turn left, and exit the room on the right.
  13. On the platform below, the Knight will come upon two Amblooms. Take the path to the left to locate a purple mushroom, then to the right to discover a Sporg. Continue down the next gap on the right until you reach the bottom of the room. The Knight will run into a Fungoon and another Sporg on the way down. At the bottom, take the right exit
  14. Next, turn right and nail-bounce on the purple mushroom above an acid pool to reach the platform on the right. On this platform, the Knight will encounter a Mantis Warrior. To reach a platform, turn right and jump and dash across the acid pool below. Here, a Mantis Youth will fight the Knight. The Knight will encounter another Mantis Warrior once they continue to the right. Head up an elevated platform and drop down a gap to find another Mantis Youth. Exit the room on the left.
  15. Then, head left, drop down the gap and head down the platforms to a small platform. The Knight will find another Mantis Youth at the bottom on the left. Move right, then drop down the gap to a small platform, then left to a large platform. The Knight will run into another Mantis Warrior. Exit the room on the left.
  16. Continue to the left after that. Using the Mothwing Cloak ability, jump and dash to the platform above on the left at the end of the platform. Ascend the left platform, then jump and dash above the acid pool to a platform below. Here, the Knight will find another Mantis Youth.
  17. Finally, proceed to the left, and the Knight will arrive in the Mantis Village’s first room!

Conclusion

Reaching the Mantis Village in Hollow Knight is a challenging yet rewarding endeavor that requires unwavering determination and skill. Through perseverance and the mastery of combat techniques, you will inch closer to the Mantis Village.

Remember to embrace the challenges that wait ahead because it is only through overcoming them that you will fully appreciate the complexity and charm of Hollow Knight’s enthralling world. So, let the pull of adventure guide you as you head to the mysterious Mantis Village and discover its secrets. May your adventure through Hallownest be filled with wonder and majesty as you unravel more of this beautiful world!

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