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Small scuttling seed filled with Lifeblood, which can be extracted and consumed for its healthful properties.

The bright liquid inside of these little fellows is delicious, and drinking it will make you feel stronger. I wonder how my own innards taste... would it be a heinous thing to try and drink some?

Lifeseeds are enemies in Hollow Knight. They are small seeds which are often found huddled together in Lifeblood Cocoons.[1][2] Lifeseeds contain Lifeblood, a blue liquid which invigorates the body when it is consumed.[2]

Behaviour and Tactics

Lifeseeds are birthed from destroyed Lifeblood Cocoons and run away from the Knight. When killed, they grant 1 Lifeblood Mask. Grimm Troupe content Grimmchild and the Weaverlings spawned by Grimm Troupe content Weaversong cannot kill Lifeseeds, although they still try to attack them. Hatchlings spawned by Glowing Womb are able to kill Lifeseeds.

Lifeseeds do not give SOUL when killed.

Unlike Charms that grant Lifeblood Masks (Lifeblood Heart, Lifeblood Core, and Joni's Blessing), Lifeblood Masks granted by Lifeseeds are temporary and disappear when resting at a Bench.


They spawn from breaking Lifeblood Cocoons, therefore, Lifeseeds can be found wherever there is a cocoon.



  • With the Joni's Blessing Charm equipped, Lifeseeds flock towards the Knight instead of running away.
  • Lifeseeds cannot be read by the Dream Nail.
  • There is a cut version of the Lifeseed that features wings and which would be able to fly away instead of run.
  • Likely due to a developer oversight, Lifeseeds do not grant Lifeblood when killed by Shadow Dashing with the Sharp Shadow Charm equipped.


  1. Lifeseed Hunter's Journal entry: "Small scuttling seed filled with Lifeblood"
  2. 2.0 2.1 Wanderer's Journal, p. 23.
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