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Bestiary
Mature gruzzer that carries its young in its belly. Attacks by hurling its huge body around.
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Bizarrely, this monster does not lay eggs but instead carries its young inside its fat stomach. This strange practice seems to exhaust the creature, making it sleepy and vulnerable. Take advantage!
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Behaviour and Tactics

Hollow Knight Boss Discussion - Gruz Mother

Hollow Knight Boss Discussion - Gruz Mother

Gruz Mother Guide Video

  • Charge: Charges straight at The Knight
  • Zig-Zag Slam: Repeatedly slams herself between the floor and the ceiling

When it dies, it spawns a swarm of 7-8 Gruzzers that must also be defeated before the player can leave the boss area.

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Dream Nail Dialogue
  • ...Full...Almost time...
  • ...Danger...Tired...Kill...
  • ...Sleep... Dying...
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Location

Found in the Forgotten Crossroads, sleeping peacefully until disturbed.

Two are fought at once in the Colosseum of Fools, however, they do not spawn Gruzzers upon death.

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Trivia

  • Gruz Mother was the first mini boss revealed in a YouTube gameplay demonstration video in which it was referred to as "Empress Muzznik".
Gameplay Demonstration - Gruz Mother

Gameplay Demonstration - Gruz Mother