Hollow Knight Item List

Miscellaneous (Nail, Pale Ore, Lantern)

The Nail is your primary method of attacking in Hollow Knight. Like other adventure games, Hollow Knight’s Nail starts in basic form, but can be upgraded to deal more damage. To upgrade the Nail, you need to visit the Nailsmith in The City of Tears. Upgrading cost a combination of Pale Ore and Geo.


Sharpened Nail = 250 Geo to upgrade.

Channelled Nail = 800 Geo + 1 Pale Ore.

Coiled Nail = 2000 Geo + 2 Pale Ore.

Pure Nail = 4000 Geo + 3 Pale Ore


Pale Ore

1. Rescue 31 Grubs to receive a Pale Ore from Grubfather.

2. Collect 300 Essence to receive a Pale Ore from Seer.

3. Complete Trial of the Conqueror in Colosseum of Fools.

4. Found in Hallownest’s Crown at the top of Crystal Peak.

5. Defeat Nosk in Deepnest. Accessed by breaking wall in room to the left of the Hot Spring.

6. Look for Two Lesser Mawleks guarding a Pale Ore to the left of the tram station in Ancient Basin.


Lumafly Lantern = 1800 Geo from Sly in Dirtmouth


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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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