Location Dirtmouth

Elderbug is an NPC in Hollow Knight. Elderbug is the oldest resident of Dirtmouth who happily gives advice to those who speak to him.


Elderbug Information

Elderbug is the oldest bug and resident of Dirthmouth, and the first NPC The Knight will encounter. For some reason, he wasn't around during the fall of the kingdom and the spread of The Infection. During your first encounter with him, he mentions that the residents of Dirtmouth have fled towards the depths of Hallownest and warns The Knight to take extra caution.

  • Location: Elderbug Can be found at Dirtmouth
  • Combat: Players may not kill the Elderbug.


Associated Quests

  • N/A



Ho there, traveller. I'm afraid there's only me left to offer welcome. Our town's fallen quiet you see.

The other residents, they've all disappeared. Headed down that well, one by one, into the caverns below.

Used to be there was a great kingdom beneath our town. It's long fell to ruin, yet it still draws folks into its depths.

Wealth, glory, enlightenment, that darkness seems to promise all things. I'm sure you too seek your dreams down there.

Well watch out. It's a sickly air that fills the place. Creatures turn mad and travellers are robbed of their memories.

Perhaps dreams aren't such great things after all...


Notes & Tips

  • During the Delicate Flower Quest, players can choose to give the flower to him.
  • If players choose not to speak to him during the first encounter, he will comment on it after speaking to him for some time.



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