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"This is the Hollow Forest. The "closed realm" created by her in the TV world, the "world of the human mind...""
Margaret, referring to Marie, Persona 4 Golden

Hollow Forest is a dungeon exclusive to Persona 4 Golden, only available after completing the Aeon Social Link (Marie) before defeating Ameno-sagiri and if the protagonist asks Margaret to locate Marie.

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"The place that gave birth to those who answer the "desires" and "wishes for lies" of humans... was that it?"
—Naoto, Persona 4 Golden

The Hollow Forest is Marie's reality within the Midnight Channel, created when she enters the TV world after regaining her memories. The Investigation Team is first taken to the Hollow Forest on February 12 by Margaret, who explains that she has formed a unique path between the TV in the cottage storage shed and this world, after finally locating Marie's whereabouts. Margaret informs them that Marie has sealed herself into this dungeon for reasons unknown, and also explains that this world is currently on the verge of collapsing. Therefore, if the team does not save Marie quickly, she will disappear along with the Hollow Forest, and all memories of her will disappear from everyone's minds.

The Hollow Forest takes an appearance similar to Yomotsu Hirasaka, as a world apparently shrouded in fog. However, there are bits and pieces of the real world seen throughout this dungeon, such as Junes signs and benches, along with haniwa and ancient Japanese artworks. This represents Marie's origin, as a spirit from ancient Japanese times, as well as her hidden desire to stay in the real world. Each of the Hollow Forest floors are named "Memories" - Memories of Parting (1F), Pain (2F), Grief (3F), Sorrow (4F), Love (5F), Suffering (6F), Anger (7F), Loneliness (8F), Invitation (9F) and Meeting (10F).

Unlike the other dungeons in the game, the Hollow Forest features several special restrictions while traversing the dungeon:

  • The party is only allowed to use items and equipment found within the Hollow Forest.
  • Each party member that had a turn in a fight will have their SP halved after each fight. However, there is special equipment that can be found within the dungeon in order to restore SP and to gain other beneficial effects.
  • The party is not allowed to use Traesto to leave the Hollow Forest.

On the floors Memories of Parting (1F), Sorrow (4F) and Anger (7F), the party might encounter Shadows when breaking the "seals" to continue. Shadows may also appear from both regular chests and locked chests. Also, there are two "mini-bosses" that the party must face prior to the final boss, instead of the usual one.

After Marie is rescued, the dungeon begins to disappear as it no longer needs to fulfill its purpose. When the party escapes through the TV connected to the dungeon, its screen shatters.

Treasure[edit | edit source]

Locked Chests[edit | edit source]

Item Floors Item Floors Item Floors Item Floors Item Floors
Fire Joue 2-4 Ice Joue 2-4 Lightning Joue 2-4 Wind Joue 2-4 Sorrow Stone 2
Fire Repel Joue 5-7 Ice Repel Joue 5-7 Elec Repel Joue 5-7 Wind Repel Joue 5-7 Love Stone 3-4

Regular Chests[edit | edit source]

Item Armor Accessory
Sentou Seed Sentou Petal Sentou Fruit Fire Joue Ice Joue Parting Stone Pain Stone
Sacred Branch Revival Bead Chest Key Lightning Joue Ice Joue Grief Stone Sorrow Stone
Fire Bell Ice Bell Lightning Bell Fire Repel Joue Ice Repel Joue Love Stone Suffering Stone
Wind Bell Fire Breaker Ice Breaker Elec Repel Joue Wind Repel Joue Anger Stone
Lightning Breaker Wind Breaker

Shuffle Time Personas[edit | edit source]

Level Persona Arcana Level Persona Arcana Level Persona Arcana
70 Alilat Empress 65 Barong Emperor 68 Belial Devil
70 Hachiman Hierophant 66 Hell Biker Hanged Man 68 Horus Sun
67 Kartikeya Star 66 Melchizedek Justice 63 Siegfried Strength
68 Seth Moon 69 Surt Magician 65 Thor Chariot
70 Tzitzimitl Priestess 71 Vasuki Hanged Man 69 Yurlungur Temperance

Shadows[edit | edit source]

Shadow LV HP SP Weak Strong Null Drain Repel Floor
Lying Hablerie 73 125 328 Fire, Ice, Elec, Wind, Light, Dark - - - - 1-2
4-5
Snowfall Musha 330 129 - Phys 3-5
7-9
Praying Papillon 150 511 Elec, Wind - Fire, Ice 5, 7, 9
Stupendous Relic 50 485 Phys Light, Dark Fire, Ice, Elec, Wind 7, 9
Spectral Raven 74 150 445 Elec, Wind, Light, Dark - - 1-2
4-5
Reverent Table 200 231 Fire, Ice, Elec, Wind Phys 2-3
5-6
Superstitious Okina 400 519 Ice, Wind - 4-5
Lawless Fuzz 344 Fire Ice 6-7
Emaciated Garcy 500 629 Fire, Ice, Elec, Wind Dark 7-8
Praying Nyogo 75 175 256 Fire, Wind, Light, Dark - 1-2
4-6
Wheeled Bambino 70 245 Ice, Elec, Light, Dark 1-3
5
Gauntlet Hand 600 354 Elec 4-6
8
Stone Panzer 300 666 Wind Phys Fire 6-7
Cursed Woman's Pot 55 400 Fire, Ice, Elec, Wind, Light, Dark - Phys - *Note
Execution Sword 777 234 Light Dark - Phys 8-9
Clear Sky Musha 1000 555 - - Light
Calm Machine 76 310 Fire, Ice, Elec, Wind Phys - 1-3
5, 7, 9
Harmonious Giant 250 169 Phys - 8
Indignant Machine 77 888 385 - Phys, Fire, Ice, Elec, Wind Light, Dark 9
Isolated Hand P4G Trophy GraspingAtGreed.png 80 550 999 Phys - Fire, Ice, Elec, Wind Light, Dark *Note

Note

  • P4G Trophy GraspingAtGreed.png box denotes rare Shadow.
  • Cursed Woman's Pot appears from regular and Gold chests, and Isolated Hand only appears from Gold chests.

Bosses[edit | edit source]

Shadow LV HP SP Weak Strong Null Drain Repel Floor
Gorgeous King 77 4000 575 Phys Fire, Ice, Elec, Wind Light, Dark - - 4
Heaven's Giant 3333 3333 - Phys Fire, Ice, Elec, Wind, Light, Dark 7
Marie* 5000 - - Light, Dark 10
Kusumi-no-Okami 8000 - Phys, Fire, Ice, Elec, Wind, Light, Dark
  • The battle with Marie ends roughly 3 turns after getting her down to roughly half health.
  • The battle with Kusumi-no-Okami follows right after Marie, once entering the battle with Kusumi-no-Okami, the party's health is not restored and SP will be halved.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The Hollow Forest's specific gameplay was designed by the team that was responsible for the battles in Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey.
  • The Hollow Forest is the only dungeon in the game that collapses and is destroyed after a major boss is defeated.


Characters
Playable Protagonist - Yosuke Hanamura - Chie Satonaka - Yukiko Amagi - Kanji Tatsumi - Rise Kujikawa - Teddie - Naoto Shirogane
Social Link Margaret - Nanako Dojima - Ryotaro Dojima - Naoki Konishi - Kou Ichijo - Daisuke Nagase - Hisano Kuroda - Sayoko Uehara - Yumi Ozawa - Ayane Matsunaga - Ai Ebihara - Fox - Shu Nakajima - Eri Minami - Marie - Tohru Adachi
Major Igor - Mayumi Yamano - Misuzu Hiiragi - Saki Konishi - Mitsuo Kubo - Hanako Ohtani - Kinshiro Morooka - Noriko Kashiwagi - Taro Namatame - Old Lady Shiroku - Master Daidara - Minoru Inoue - Yuuta Minami - Kaneko - Aika Nakamura - President Tanaka - Chihiro Fushimi - Mr. Edogawa - Kanami Mashita - Moel Gas Station Attendant
Major enemies Shadow Yosuke - Shadow Chie - Shadow Yukiko - Shadow Kanji - Shadow Rise - Shadow Teddie - Shadow Mitsuo - Shadow Naoto - Kunino-sagiri - Ameno-sagiri - Kusumi-no-Okami - Izanami
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