Neglect achievement in Hollow Knight


Leave Zote to die

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How to unlock the Neglect achievement

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    As you make your way through Greenpath, you'll reach the following circled area:
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    Here you will find Zote being held in the jaws of a Vengefly King:
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    For this achievement, simply ignore Zote, essentially leaving him to die. Return to this spot later and you will find Zote's skull on the platform. Attack it and the achievement will unlock.

    I don't know the exact trigger but I went back to check after finding the Crystal Heart ability in Crystal Peak and Zote was dead.

    This achievement is in conflict with the Rivalry achievement, which you can only get if you save Zote when you first see him:
    Hollow Knight: Voidheart EditionSecret AchievementThe Secret Achievement achievement in Hollow Knight: Voidheart Edition worth 23 pointsContinue playing to unlock this secret achievement
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    MugenKairoHe’ll be dead once you have the Mantis claw ability. Assuming it’s the same as the Steam version. A speed run can have this done on a separate playthrough in under an hour.
    Posted by MugenKairo on 02 Oct 18 at 13:42
    mike cupcake> He’ll be dead once you have the Mantis claw ability.

    Confirmed. Walked around on his bones for a good ten seconds before hitting them with the nail - it popped at that moment.

    (and now I get to hang out with Bretta! awww she blushes when you sit next to her)
    Posted by mike cupcake on 29 Oct 18 at 23:45
    FrogTheWarriorJust in case anyone was wondering, you can hit the creature holding Zote and leave the area, and Zote will be back in the creature's mouth. I was running through the area a bit too quickly and smacked before I realized it was Zote. Came back after getting the Mantis claw and Zote was dead as usual and popped the achievement.
    Posted by FrogTheWarrior on 04 Dec 19 at 21:56
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