Hollow Knight Guide
2. King’s Pass
The Hollow Knight starts with the Knight dropping into King’s Pass. This area acts as a sort of loose tutorial for players and does not hold many secrets. Before making the trek to Dirtmouth: The Fading Town there are a few Geo clusters (Geo is the game’s currency) we can collect on the way.
Geo Cluster 1
The first Geo Cluster is located to the left of the first room in King’s Pass. Walking off screen will take you to a smallish cave which has the Geo Cluster inside. Geo Clusters can be collected by smashing them with your nail (character’s weapon). Early in the game Geo needs to be manually collected, so make sure to collect every piece. Once this cluster is collected, exit the cave and head right.
Geo Cluster 2
Heading right will take you through a hallway of breakable doors. Head through each door and watch for enemies. Once you make it through the hallway, you will arrive in a large room with platforms in the middle. Head to the bottom right area of the room to find Geo Cluster 2. After collecting the Geo make your way up the room via the conveniently placed platforms. Once you make it to the top of the room you will enter a hallway to the left with a tutorial marker in it. This mark introduces us to Focus which is the games healing system. Continue left and you will enter another large room.
Geo Cluster 3
Take out the flying enemy in this room and proceed left to the breakable door. Break the door and enter the room. Use the platforms to head up while watching out for the flying enemy and claim the Geo Cluster. Head back to the large room and proceed upward using the platforms.
At the top of this room is an alcove which has a blue like orb in it. If Hollow Knight hits this orb and the pieces it explodes into he receives an overheal (more health than normal). Currently Overheal is removed after sitting at a bench. Collect the overheal and head right.
Geo Cluster 4
As you make your way through the breakable door, you will come to an area where the floor collapses under you. Try and trigger the collapse while remaining on the sturdy portion of the walkway. This will let you collect the 4th Cluster in the area which is located along the left side of the wall left after the collapse. Simply drop down along the wall to land in the hallway and collect it. Leave the hallway and drop down below. Head right into the next area.
Geo Cluster 5
In the room with the spiked floor, make your way across and drop down to the right corner of the room. Enter the next room to find the Geo Cluster. Collect the Geo, return to the spiked room and make your way up. You will come across a board which appears to be holding the ground above up. Hit the board and jump to the higher level. Head right until you come to a large gate.
Getting to Dirtmouth: The Fading Town
This gate is the gate to Dirtmouth. Hit the gate multiple times until it eventually breaks and enter the town. Congratulations, you made it to the hub area of Hollow Knight!