Hollow Knight Item List

There are a bunch of items to collect in Hollow Knight. Some items improve your offense or defense while others let you play different styles of game. Categories of items can be broken down into: Abilities, Charms, Vessel Fragments, Charm Notches, and Collectibles. Check out our Hollow Knight item list below.


Focus – This is a healing ability. Players hold down B when they have enough Soul in order to heal. This ability is yours from the very start. King’s Passage is where this ability learned (kind of).

Vengeful Spirit – Shoots a projectile when enough Soul is collected. This ability is learned in the Ancestral Mound after beating False Knight.

Mothwing Cloak – Enables the wearer to dash on command. The cloak is found after defeating Hornet in Greenpath.

Mantis Claw – Gives the user the ability to wall jump. Found in Mantis Village in Fungal Wastes.

Desolate Dive – Allows user to ground pound. Can open up new areas. Learned after defeating Soul Master in City of Tears.

Crystal Heart – Launches user horizontal until hitting object. Used to cover great gaps/distances. Found in Crystal Peak.

Monarch Wing – Allows user to double jump. Found after beating Broken Vessel in Ancient Basin.

Isma’s Tears – Swim in Acid. Found in Isma’s Garden.

Descending Dark – Upgrade of Desolate Dive. Learned after passing through the dark passage in Crystal Peak and breaking the frozen Shaman.

Howling Wraiths – Shoots wraths above player. Found inside Overgrown Mound in Fog Canyon.

King’s Brand – Marks the bearer as King. Grants access the the Abyss. Obtained by defeating Hornet in Kingdom’s Edge.

Abyss Shriek – Upgrade to Howling Wraiths. Use Howling Wraiths in the bottom left room with pedestal in Abyss (Ancient Basin).

Shade Soul – Upgrade to Vengeful Spirit. Purchase the Elegant Key (Sly) and use to open locked door in Soul Sanctum (City of Tears).

Salubra’s Blessing – Refills Soul when resting. Collect all 36 Charms and return to merchant Salubra in Forgotten Crossroads. 800 Geo


On the next page of his Hollow Knight item list you will find Charms and their locations.


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9 responses

  1. Spectralstriker says:

    You forgot the lantern

  2. chocodoggo says:

    btw the fully charged dream nail is at 1800 not 1300, I tried with 1300 and 1500 and nothing happened.

  3. jaybee says:

    I got the 1st white fragment then went to ancient basin then head to palace grounds and hit the white armor but nothing is happening the i went to the abyss and look for the crack floor you said didn’t find ti either please help

    • Kirrund says:

      You need 1300 essence upgraded dream nail to be able to enter the White Armor’s dreams.

      For the floor in the abyss, once you have the completed two piece charm merely walk along the floor of the main abyss room and you’ll see the floor shake.

  4. Ijbest says:

    Can’t find the charm in the spot shown on your map. Is there a trigger for it?

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