NPCs in Hollow Knight are covered on this page. In Hollow Knight, NPCs that you interact with will help you progress throughout the game - where some will act as Merchants that you can either buy or trade the items that you need to upgrade your arsenal. Others are known as Nailmasters that provides The Knight stronger abilities, while the rest of the NPCs are Wanderers that you will encounter within the kingdom of Hallownest that will either help you complete Quests and progress the story. Listed below is a list of the NPCs that you will encounter in Hollow Knight.
Hollow Knight NPCs
Hollow Knight Merchants
"I am Jiji, and if you have found your way into my chamber you must need my help."
"Ooooooooooooohhhhhhh, you surprised me! Hello, hello! Come in, sweetling! Come in and make yourself at home."
"Come to buy a map have you? Its really my husband you should be dealing with, but what a surprise! He's headed down below."
"Don't try to sneak past me. I can smell you."
"Aha! Another warrior finds their way to our fair Colosseum. Ours is the final destination for all seeking trials of intense and deadly combat."
"Hello there dearie. I was about to close up shop and run, till you came along. I provide a banking service if you're interested."
"After a Nailsmith are you? Well, you've found one. I'm not much for talk, but if its a nail that needs repair then you've come to the right bug."
"Aye Aye. Come searching for rare items, have you? Well, hands off! This collection is mine and I won't be selling to grubby little wanderers."
"I'm Sly. Usually, I live an uneventful life up in Dirtmouth."
" Jinn, has only many small, shiny things... useless to Jinn, but will trade for wonderful gift."
"Greetings, little one! It's been an age since I last heard the ringing of a station bell. It echoed down the stagways and called me to you."
"Don't be angry. I'll share my food with you... if you give me Geo."
Hollow Knight Nailmasters
"Hm? Ah, well met! Yes, I thought I could sense the aura of a fierce warrior approaching."
"Hmph. How did you find me, down here where the world ends?"
"I am Sheo, and in a previous life I was a Nailmaster."
Hollow Knight Quest NPCs
"Oh?! Who are you?"
"Let us sleep little shadow."
"Ahhhh.... Me'hon. This world. This cruel, sinful world. Why does che' wake? Why does che' persist?"
"Ahhhh, you've returned. Welcome back to the waking world."
Hollow Knight Wanderers and Other NPCs
"Ohrm... Tiny thing. You climb high. Seek then knowledge of these lands?"
"Searching for dangerous places aye? Well, you're on the right track."
"I'm a cartographer by trade, and I'm working on mapping this area right now. Would you like to buy a copy of my work so far?"
"We are friends. Welcome. Sit and rest."
"...For the honour of Hallownest!"
"Ho there, traveller. I'm afraid there's only me left to offer welcome. Our town's fallen quiet you see."
"Isn't life just wonderful..."
"Come no closer, ghost."
"Is it mask or face upon the creature? In Hallownest, a difficult thing it can be to decipher."
"Is it information you seek? That I can provide. Yes. Oh yes. Heehee."
"To greater things, perhaps? So much can be achieved in just a short time..."
"Oooohhh radiant being, we are blessed. Your rays touch us. Your warmth fills us. Hallownest is born again, united in your blazing image. Oohhh..."
"So, what are you down here for? If you came to g-get wealthy, just look around you!"
"Oh, hello there! Seems we both tread far from the path."
"Oho! Who is that creeping out of the darkness? My, you're looking grim! A strange, empty face and a wicked looking weapon!"
"Tiny squib... You approach fearless. Are you a hunter like me? Do you feel the urge inside, to stalk, to kill, to understand?"
"No cost too great. No mind to think. No will to break. No voice to cry suffering."
"Oh! One arrives. Far it walks to find me. Did it seek my aid? Or did the path carry it by chance to so pertinant a place?"
"Pale thing. You wear that nail with ease. If you're in search of combat, you'll find no great warriors in this decaying burrow."
"To believe or disbelieve... The choice is yours."
"Oh! Come in search of treats, have you? I chanced upon a unique little fungus growing right above us."
"Begone! Lest I draw my nail..."
Hollow Knight Grimm Troupe NPCs
"Mrmm. You called us? Speak to Master."
"Aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh! Did you call us? You called us, and we came. We came!"
"A new land. Different from the last. How many more will we see?"
"Ah. Hello! Hello! I'm new around these parts, so it's marvellous to see so friendly a face, in such a sad town."
"Well met, my friend. Well met. I am Grimm, master of this troupe."