Hollow Knight

Hollow Knight

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Maps of Hallownest
By Ruanark
Maps of Hallownest, showing all regions, rooms, bosses, grubs, charms, warrior graves, whispering roots, cartographer locations, collectibles, hidden hunter journal entries, etc
 
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Introduction
For a game as massive as Hollow Knight, maps are essential. With all the backtracking you'll be doing, it's very easy to forget where the A item requiring B upgrade was located. While there's an ingame item that will show you the locations of all the Grubs you haven't rescued yet, it's much later in the game, and other collectibles have no item to help you find them. So I'm replaying the game a second time and keeping track of where EVERYTHING is located as well as what ability you need to access things you find as you explore Hallownest.

In this guide you will find:
  • Every ingame map
  • Benches
  • Blue HP Cocoons
  • Vendors
  • Whispering Roots
  • Warriors' Graves
  • Hot Springs
  • Stag Stations
  • Tram Stations
  • Captive Grubs
  • Dreamers
  • Cornifer the Cartographer locations
  • Charm locations
  • Spells/Spell Upgrade locations
  • Hidden Hunter Journal Entires
  • Sellable Relics
  • Rancid Eggs
  • Key locations
  • Mask Shards
  • Soul Vessel Shards
  • Pale Ores
  • Nailmaster Arts
  • Ability/Ability Upgrades
  • Mister Mushroom locations and order

Not everything will be notated right away as I'm not going to fill in every detail purely from memory, instead replaying the game to mark the exact locations. This guide will be updated frequently until everything is marked on these maps.
Hallownest
Dirtmouth

Map Price - Comes free when you buy any other map

Stagway Price - Comes free when you unlock any other Stagway

Vendors
Sly
  • Mask Shard - 150 Geo
  • Mask Shard - 500 Geo (After buying the first one)
  • Vessel Fragment - 550 Geo
  • Simple Key - 950 Geo
  • Gathering Swarm - 300 Geo
  • Stalwart Shell - 200 Geo
  • Lumafly Lantern - 1800 Geo
  • Rancid Egg - 60 Geo
  • Mask Shard - 800 Geo (Requires Storeroom key)
  • Mask Shard - 1500 Geo (Requires Storeroom key and bought the previous one)
  • Vessel Fragment - 900 Geo (Requires Storeroom key)
  • Elegant Key - 800 Geo (Requires Storeroom key)
  • Heavy Blow - 350 Geo (Requires Storeroom key)
Iselda
  • Wayward Compass - 220 Geo
  • Quill - 120 Geo
  • Bench Pin - 100 Geo
  • Cocoon Pin - 100 Geo (Must find a Blue Cocoon first)
  • Vendor Pin - 100 Geo
  • Hot Spring Pin - 100 Geo
  • Whispering Root Pin - 150 Geo (Must have Dream Nail)
  • Warrior's Grave Pin - 180 Geo (Must have Dream Nail)
Charms
  • Fury of the Fallen - Requires Mothwing Cloak or Mantis Claw (if coming from the bottom), or bouncing off the spikes with your nail
  • Nailmaster's Glory - Obtain all 3 Nailmaster Arts and talk to Sly
Items
  • Mask Shard - Rescue Bretta in Fungal Wastes, by Dashmaster Charm, requires Mantis Claw
Mr. Mushroom
  • #7
Forgotten Crossroads

Map Price - 30 Geo

Stagway Price - 50 Geo

Vendors
Salubra
  • Lifeblood Heart - 250 Geo
  • Longnail - 300 Geo
  • Steady Body - 120 Geo
  • Shaman Stone - 220 Geo
  • Quick Focus - 800 Geo
  • Extra Charm Notch - 120 Geo
  • Extra Charm Notch - 500 Geo, 10 Charms required
  • Extra Charm Notch - 900 Geo, 18 Charms required
  • Extra Charm Notch - 1400 Geo, 25 Charms required
  • Salubra's Blessing - 800 Geo, All Charms required (Restores Soul while on Benches)

Grandpa Grub
  • Mask Shard - Rescue 5 Grubs
  • Grubsong - Rescue 10 Grubs
  • Rancid Egg - Rescue 15 Grubs
  • Hallownest Seal - Rescue 20 Grubs
  • Pale Ore - Rescue 25 Grubs
  • King's Idol - Rescue 30 Grubs
  • Grubberfly's Elegy - Rescue all Grubs

Charms
  • Glowing Womb - Hidden room behind fake wall in hall before False Knight, requires Super Dash to reach
  • Soul Catcher - Complete the Vengeful Spirit "tutorial"
Grubs
  1. Hidden behind a fake wall in the middle of the vertical hallway by the Stagway
  2. Guarded by a Guard Husk in the top right corner
  3. West of the Tram, Down + Attack to bounce off spikes, Dash/Double Jump help a lot
  4. Hallway directly below entrance, requires Dash/etc to reach
Bosses
  • Gruz Mother - Miniboss
  • False Knight - First Boss
  • Failed Champion - False Knight Dream Mode
  • Brooding Mawlek - Optional Boss
  • The Hollow Knight - Final Boss
  • The Radiant - True Final Boss
Spells
  • Vengeful Spirit - In the Ancestral Mound, beat False Knight to unlock
Items
  • City Crest - Beat False Knight, unlocks the Fungal Wastes path into City of Tears
  • Mask Shard - Beat Brooding Mawlek
  • Mask Shard - Room below Hot Spring (requires Double Jump)
  • Vessel Fragment - Left of the large elevator once you've unlocked it
Hidden Hunter Journal Entry
  • Goam - By Fungal Wastes entrance, requires Desolate Dive spell
Greenpath

Map Price - 60 Geo

Stagway Price - 140 Geo

Tolls - 50 Geo for Bench/shortcut few rooms below the Blue Coccoon

Charms
  • Shape of Unn - Past the Lake of Unn, requires Isma's Tear
Grubs
  1. Above Cornifer, requires Mothwing Cloak
  2. Left and down from the Hunter, just cut some vines holding logs
  3. Guarded by a Moss Knight
Bosses
  • Hornet
  • Massive Moss Charger
  • No Eyes - Warror's Grave
Nail Arts
  • Great Slash
Items
  • Mothwing Cloak - Dash
  • Mask Shard - In the Stone Sanctuary
  • Vessel Fragment - In shortcut passage on the way to Queen's Gardens
Fungal Wastes

Map Price - 100 Geo

Stagway Price - 120 Geo

Vendors
Leg Eater - One time fee of 86 Geo to view wares
  • Fragile Heart - 350 Geo
  • Fragile Greed - 250 Geo
  • Fragile Strength - 600 Geo
Charms
Grubs
Bosses
  • Mantis Council
  • Elder Hu - Warrior's Grave
Items
  • Mask Shard - Queen's Station, requires Mantis Claw
Mr. Mushroom
  • #1 - Requires Spore Shroom charm to continue
Fog Canyon

Map Price - 150 Geo, requires Isma's Tear, enter Fog Canyon near Leg Eater, requires Isma's Tear or Shade Cloak to reach

Charms
Grubs
Bosses
  • Uumuu
Spells
  • Howling Wraiths
Items
Hidden Hunter Journal Entry
  • Charged Lumafly - Inside the Teacher's Archives
Mr. Mushroom
  • #6
City of Tears

Map Price - 90 Geo

Stagway Price - 200 Geo for City Storerooms, 300 Geo for King's Station

Tolls - 150 Geo for Bench by Cornifer, 150 Geo for big elevator to Forgotten Crossroads

Vendors
Nailsmith
  • Strengthened Nail - 250 Geo
  • Channelled Nail - 1 Pale Ore, 800 Geo
  • Coiled Nail - 2 Pale Ore, 2000 Geo
  • Pure Nail - 3 Pale Ore, 4000 Geo
Relic Collector (Buys these items from you)
  • Wanderer's Journals - 200 Geo
  • Hallownest Seals - 450 Geo
  • King's Idols - 800 Geo
  • Arcane Orbs - 1200 Geo
Charms
  • Soul Twister - Right before the Soul Master room, there's a room hidden above you
Grubs
  1. Along the way to Soul Sanctum
  2. Desolate Dive to the left of where you find the Hallownest Seal in the same room
Bosses
  • Soul Master
  • Soul Tyrant - Soul Master dream fight
  • The Collector
  • Watcher Knight
Spells
  • Desolate Dive - Defeat Soul Master
  • Shade Soul - Vengeful Spirit upgrade
Items
  • Wanderer's Journal - Left of Stag Way
  • Hallownest Seal - Open area left of the Relic Collector
  • Hallownest Seal - Hidden just above you after a Desolate Dive, shortly after you learn the spell
  • Rancid Egg - Hidden along elevator path
  • Simple Key - Above the Whispering Root
  • Vessel Fragment - Few rooms above King's Station, guarded by a wave of enemies
Hidden Hunter Journal Entry
  • Gorgeous Husk - Hidden in the house above the locked (Simple Key) Pleasue House entrance
Howling Cliffs

Map Price - 75 Geo

Stagway Price - Unlock all other Stagways to unlock the Stag Nest

Charms
  • Baldur Shell
  • Joni's Blessing - Past Cornifer, Lumafly Lantern highly recommended
Grubs
  1. Climb up from the Baldur Shell
Bosses
  • Gorb - Warrior's Grave
Nail Arts
  • Cyclone Slash
Items
  • King's Idol - Left of the Whispering Root
  • Wanderer's Journal - Hidden behind a breakable wall
  • Vessel Fragment - In the Stag Nest
Map Notes
  • Stag Nest one-way exit is above the Warrior's Grave, no map for the Nest
Mr. Mushroom
  • #4
Crystal Peak

Map Price - 112 Geo

Tolls - 50 Geo for path back to Forgotten Crossroads

Charms
  • Deep Focus - hidden past where a husk was mining, requires Crystal Heart to reach
Grubs
  1. Past a sliding/riding-through-spikes puzzle
  2. Past a crushing machine puzzle
  3. After getting Crystal Heart, Super Dash to reach it at the entrance of the room
  4. On the way to Hallownest's Crown, can reach early by bouncing off a crystal with your nail
  5. When Super Dashing back towards Dirtmouth, there's a safe place you can drop down into another room, watch out for the Mimic
  6. Past the second crushing machine area
  7. Inside the Crystalised Mound, go right when the path forks near the end
Bosses
  • Crystal Guardian - 1st fight unlocks a bench
  • Crystal Guardian - 2nd fight unlocks a mask shard
Spells
  • Descending Dark - Desolate Dive upgrade, inside the Crystalised Mound, go left when the path forks near the end
Items
  • Rancid Egg - From the Myla entrance, right after you use Desolate Dive
  • Rancid Egg - Above the bottom bench, using rotating platforms to reach
  • Rancid Egg - Desolate Dive in the room after you meet Quirrel again
  • King's Idol - Above Cornifer, requires Monach Wings or bouncing off the destructable objects and dashing to reach
  • Wanderer's Journal - After the room with Quirrel, past a group of Crystal Crawlers
  • Shopkeeper's Key - Upper part of the room right of Cornifer, go up the empty elevator shaft
  • Crystal Heart - Super Dash, after meeting Quirrel, keep going around to the right until you find a large room with lots of crystal spikes/lasers platforming
  • Pale Ore - At Hallownest's Crown, need Monarch Wings to reach
Map Notes
  • Jumping/falling off of Hallownest's Crown will take you to a one-way exit straight below, Super Dashing off to the left will take you to a one-way exit further to the left and below
Resting Grounds

Map Price - 75 Geo, Note: Cornifer is not ever physically here, must buy at Dirtmouth

Stagway Price - Free, just hit the switch

Vendors
The Seer
  • Hallownest - Collect 100+ Essence
  • Unlocks Backers' Ghosts - Collect 200+ Essence
  • Pale Ore - Collect 300+ Essence
  • Dream Wielder - Collect 500+ Essence
  • Vessel Fragment - Collect 700+ Essence
  • Arcane Egg - Collect 1000+ Essence
  • Mask Shard - Collect 1300+ Essence
  • Awaken Dream Nail - Collect 1800+ Essence Unlocks White Palace
  • Ascension Achievement - Collect 2400+ Essence
Charms
  • Soul Eater - Desolate Dive to enter the tunnels then head all the way to the right
Grubs
  1. On the way to Grey Mourner before you come back to the surface
Bosses
  • Xero - Warrior's Grave
Items
  • Dream Nail - Can't skip, no way to miss this
  • King's Idol - Past the waterfall
  • Wanderer's Journal - Below the Soul Eater Charm
  • Rancid Egg - After crossing the Blue Lake, Super Dash from the top to reach
  • Mask Shard - Grey Mourner flower quest
Deepnest

Map Price - 35 Geo

Stagway Price -

Charms
  • Sharp Shadow - Room beneath the working tram, requires Shade Cloak
Grubs
Bosses
  • Nosk
  • Galien - Warrior's Grave
Items
  • Tram Pass - Found in the Ruined Tramway
  • Pale Ore - Defeat Nosk
  • Vessel Fragment - Room above working tram
  • Mask Shard - Enter through Fungal Wastes entrance (above where you get Mantis Claw)
  • Hallownest Seal - Inside the Beast's Den
  • Rancid Egg - Inside the Beast's Den
Hidden Hunter Journal Entry
  • Garpede - Hidden by Sharp Shadow's room entrance
Mr. Mushroom
  • #3
Royal Waterways

Map Price - 75 Geo

Vendors
Tuk
  • Rancid Egg - Price varies
Charms
  • Defender's Crest
  • Flukenest
Grubs
  1. Room left of entrance, drop down into the water and there's a fake wall on your right
Bosses
  • Dung Guardian
  • Flukemarm
Items
  • Rancid Egg - Room left of the entrance, lower area
  • Rancid Egg - Two rooms to the left from the entrance, upper area
  • Mask Shard - follow the water to the left from the entrance
  • Isma's Tear - Can swim in acid, obtained from Kingdom's Edge entrance
  • Wanderer's Journal - Under broken bridge on the way to Ancient Basin
Kingdom's Edge

Map Price - 112 Geo

Charms
  • Extra Charm Notch - 2nd Colosseum Trial
  • Hiveblood
Grubs
Bosses
  • Hornet
  • Zote - Colosseum #1
  • God Tamer - Colosseum #3
  • Markoth - Warrior's Grave
Nail Arts
  • Dash Slash - 800 Geo
Items
  • King's Brand - Allows access into the Abyss
  • Extra Charm Notch - Colosseum #1 reward
  • Pale Ore - Colosseum #2 reward
  • Mask Shard - Hive, requires you to trick a giant bee into breaking the wall
Mr. Mushroom
  • #0 - Stone Tablet with clues on Mr. Mushroom's locations, also need the Shroom charm to read
  • #2 - Above the lower Hive entrance
Ancient Basin

Map Price -

Vendors
Fountain
  • Vessel Fragment - Throw in 3000 Geo (don't worry if you have more, the fountain won't take all your money)

Charms
  • Lifeblood Core - Requires 14+ blue masks to enter
  • White Fragment half - Complete the White Palace
  • Void Heart - Wear the completed White Crest Charm
Grubs
Bosses
  • Broken Vessel
  • Lost Kin
Spells
  • Abyss Shriek - Howling Wraiths upgrade, use Howling Wraiths while in the center of the room in the bottom-left of the Abyss
Items
  • Monarch Wings - Double Jump
  • Shade Cloak - Dash through obstacles
Hidden Hunter Journal Entry
  • Void Tendrils - Same area as you get the Shade Cloak, requires it to pass by the black beam
Mr. Mushroom
  • #5
Queen's Garden

Map Price - 150 Geo

Stagway Price - 200 Geo

Tolls - 150 Geo for bench near Deepnest

Charms
  • White Fragment half
Grubs
Bosses
  • Traitor Lord
  • Marmu - Warrior's Grave
Items
  • Love Key - Opens Tower of Love in eastern City of Tears, above Fungal Wastes
Missing...
For anything missing from the maps, please provide a screenshot of the location and I will update the maps. Having the Wanderer's Compass charm equipped is ideal for showing the location.
Contributors
For everyone who helped me fill out missing details on the maps, thank you.

EZSPECIAL, DPX-Infinity, Icytres, lentinant, Konbonix, just.dont.do.it, Zero, Icarus, Krypt, DavCloudWeed, YF@Yuuri Kotono, wataniyob, potato testicle, Supershadow30 [CN Faguette], eLe, Skyklad, potato testicle, beaviz, Axlesan
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126 Comments
NatB Aug 20 @ 7:59am 
I'm pretty sure you get a charm notch in the 1st colleseum trial
Jaahhh Jul 1 @ 2:14pm 
it's actually in the same room with zote
Jaahhh Jul 1 @ 2:13pm 
The king's idol in middle of the deepnest is in the wrong spot.
Jesterknight Jun 16 @ 5:36am 
well another thing the creator confirmed obleobble as a boss
Ruanark  [author] Jun 15 @ 6:14pm 
For now this map is only for the base game, all of the extra DLC content and changes are not reflected, yet.
Jesterknight Apr 20 @ 12:58pm 
ah cool also if you do update it you should add the hidden station
Ruanark  [author] Apr 19 @ 4:49pm 
I've been busy with other games, but since I'll eventually be replaying Hollow Knight to play all the DLCs, I will resume updates then.
Jesterknight Apr 16 @ 4:31am 
i guess its sucks this guide isn't updated anymore because i feel there are more hot springs
14CaratGoldDong Feb 27 @ 1:52pm 
Zote is technically a boss because his name appears in the bottom-right corner when he spawns.
Also I don't think this guide is updated anymore.
Jesterknight Feb 26 @ 11:24am 
you missed dreamshield