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.

 

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Confessor Jiji
Merchant Dirtmouth

 "I am Jiji, and if you have found your way into my chamber you must need my help."

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Charm Lover Salubra

Merchant Forgotten Crossroads

 "Ooooooooooooohhhhhhh, you surprised me! Hello, hello! Come in, sweetling! Come in and make yourself at home."

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Iselda
Merchant Dirtmouth

"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."

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Leg Eater
Merchant Fungal Wastes

 "Don't try to sneak past me. I can smell you."

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Little Fool
Merchant Colosseum of Fools

 "Aha! Another warrior finds their way to our fair Colosseum. Ours is the final destination for all seeking trials of intense and deadly combat."

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Millibelle
Merchant

Fog Canyon
Pleasure House

"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."

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Nailsmith
Merchant

Junk Pit
Greenpath
City of Tears

 "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."

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Relic Seeker Lemm
Merchant

City of Tears

 "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."

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Sly
Merchant

Dirtmouth
Forgotten Crossroads
Godhome (boss fight)

"I'm Sly. Usually, I live an uneventful life up in Dirtmouth."

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Steel Soul Jinn
Merchant Dirtmouth

" Jinn, has only many small, shiny things... useless to Jinn, but will trade for wonderful gift."

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The Last Stag
Merchant Stag Stations

"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."

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Tuk
Merchant Royal Waterways

"Don't be angry. I'll share my food with you... if you give me Geo."

 

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Nailmaster Mato

 Nailmaster Howling Cliffs

"Hm? Ah, well met! Yes, I thought I could sense the aura of a fierce warrior approaching."

 

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Nailmaster Oro

 Nailmaster Kingdom's Edge

"Hmph. How did you find me, down here where the world ends?"

 

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Nailmaster Sheo

 Nailmaster Greenpath

"I am Sheo, and in a previous life I was a Nailmaster."

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Bretta

Quest NPC 

Dirtmouth
Fungal Wastes

"Oh?! Who are you?"

 

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Dreamers

Quest NPC

Greenpath
Resting Grounds

"Let us sleep little shadow."

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Grey Mourner

Quest NPC Resting Grounds

"Ahhhh.... Me'hon. This world. This cruel, sinful world. Why does che' wake? Why does che' persist?"

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Monomon the Teacher

Quest NPC Teacher's Archives

"...A world forever unchanging..."

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Lurien the Watcher

Quest NPC Watcher's Spire

"..Bonds must remain..."

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Herrah the Beast

Quest NPC Beast's Den "...Bound... For brood... For child..."

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Grubfather

Quest NPC Forgotten Crossroads

"Happy...happy...happy!!!"

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Seer

Quest NPC Resting Grounds

"Ahhhh, you've returned. Welcome back to the waking world."

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Bardoon

Wanderers Kingdom's Edge

"Ohrm... Tiny thing. You climb high. Seek then knowledge of these lands?"

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Cloth

Wanderers Fungal Wastes, Ancient Basin, Queen’s Gardens, Dirtmouth

"Searching for dangerous places aye? Well, you're on the right track."

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Cornifer

Wanderers All Areas
(Excluding The Hive, The Abyss, and Resting Grounds)

"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?"

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Distant Villagers

Wanderers Beast's Den

"We are friends. Welcome. Sit and rest."

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Dung Defender

Wanderers Royal Waterways

"...For the honour of Hallownest!"

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Elderbug

Wanderers Dirtmouth

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

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Eternal Emilitia

Wanderers City of Tears

"Isn't life just wonderful..."

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Hornet

Wanderers Greenpath, (boss fight), Fungal Wastes, City of Tears, Kingdom's Edge (boss fight), Deepnest

"Come no closer, ghost."

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Mask Maker

Wanderers Deepnest

"Is it mask or face upon the creature? In Hallownest, a difficult thing it can be to decipher."

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Midwife

Wanderers Deepnest

"Is it information you seek? That I can provide. Yes. Oh yes. Heehee."

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Mister Mushroom

Wanderers Fungal Wastes

"To greater things, perhaps? So much can be achieved in just a short time..."

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Moss Prophet

Wanderers Queen's Gardens

"Oooohhh radiant being, we are blessed. Your rays touch us. Your warmth fills us. Hallownest is born again, united in your blazing image. Oohhh..."

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Myla

Wanderers Forgotten Crossroads

"So, what are you down here for? If you came to g-get wealthy, just look around you!"

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Quirrel

Wanderers Black Egg Temple, Greenpath, Queen’s Station, Mantis Village, City of Tears, Deepnest, Crystal Peak, Teacher’s Archives, Blue Lake "Oh, hello there! Seems we both tread far from the path."

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Snail Shaman

Wanderers Ancestral Mound

"Oho! Who is that creeping out of the darkness? My, you're looking grim! A strange, empty face and a wicked looking weapon!"

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The Hunter

Wanderers Greenpath

"Tiny squib... You approach fearless. Are you a hunter like me? Do you feel the urge inside, to stalk, to kill, to understand?"

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The Pale King

Wanderers Only appears as a memory.

"No cost too great. No mind to think. No will to break. No voice to cry suffering."

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The White Lady

Wanderers Queen's Gardens

"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?"

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Tiso

Wanderers Dirtmouth, Forgotten Crossroads, Colosseum of Fools, Blue Lake

"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."

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Unn

Wanderers Lake of Unn

"..."

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Unnamed Moth

Wanderers Shrine of Believers

"To believe or disbelieve... The choice is yours."

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Willoh

Wanderers Queen's Station

"Oh! Come in search of treats, have you? I chanced upon a unique little fungus growing right above us."

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Zote the Mighty

Wanderers Greenpath, Dirtmouth, City of Tears, Deepnest, Colosseum of Fools (boss fight)

"Begone! Lest I draw my nail..."

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Brumm

Grimm Troupe

Dirtmouth
Howling Cliffs
Distant Village

"Mrmm. You called us? Speak to Master."

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Divine

Grimm Troupe Dirtmouth "Aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh! Did you call us? You called us, and we came. We came!"

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Grimmsteed

Grimm Troupe Dirtmouth "A new land. Different from the last. How many more will we see?"

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Nymm

Grimm Troupe Dirtmouth "Ah. Hello! Hello! I'm new around these parts, so it's marvellous to see so friendly a face, in such a sad town."

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Troupe Master Grimm

Grimm Troupe Dirtmouth "Well met, my friend. Well met. I am Grimm, master of this troupe."

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Fluke Hermit

Godmaster Junk Pit "Safe, gla... Little Sisters... Gla gla…"

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Godseeker

Godmaster

Junk Pit
Godhome

"Thou crawler! Thou cringer! Thou smallest of the small!"



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