Rivalry achievement in Hollow Knight


Defeat Zote in the Colosseum of Fools

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How to unlock the Rivalry achievement

  • vSullyvSully941,610
    27 Sep 2018 07 Oct 2018 08 Oct 2018
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    In order to unlock this achievement you must rescue Zote in Greenpath the first time you progress through the area at this location:
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    If you leave him to die, you can return to this point later and earn the Neglect achievement. You cannot get the Neglect and Rivalry achievements on the same save file.

    So rescue Zote from the Vengefly King and he will relocate to Dirtmouth. His next location is in City of Tears:
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    You can find him next in Deepnest:
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    Free him here. What an ungrateful chap.

    With this all done, proceed to toe Colosseum of Fools in Kingdom's Edge:
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    Partake in the Trial of the Warrior. If you properly progressed Zote, then he will be a bonus final boss after the two Gruz Mothers. He is absolutely inept and puts up zero resistance. Attack him until he is defeated and this achievement will unlock.

    I'm not 100% certain but I believe you must have rescued Zote from Greenpath and Deepnest BEFORE completing the Trial of the Warrior. It's possible that you could replay the trial after rescuing him in Deepnest and he will appear but I'm not sure so to be safe, rescue him before doing the trial.
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    ICE Faux PirateI can confirm that you DO NOT have to rescue him in Deepnest before completing the first Trial. I completed the Warrior run relatively early on my first save file. When I got to Deepnest I saved him then replayed the Trial and he appeared and the achievement popped for me after I finished ragdolling him all over the place.
    Posted by ICE Faux Pirate on 29 Oct 18 at 03:54
    Squ4rexSame as above. Once you rescue Zote in Deepnest, you see him in the cage downstairs in the Colliseum. Simply replay the Trial of the Warrior and you fight him at the end, even if you completed it prior.
    Posted by Squ4rex on 06 Nov 18 at 07:31
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