Pale Ore

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Rare, pale metal that emanates an icy chill.

Prized by those who craft weapons.

Pale Ore is an Upgrade Item in Hollow Knight. Pale Ore locations, uses and more on this Pale Ore Guide. Pale Ore is an upgrade item that is found throughout Hallownest and is given by various NPCs. Pale Ore is a needed requirement that is given to the Nailsmith to upgrade The Knight's Nail. Upgrade Items in Hollow Knight are items that are used to enhance The Knight's status such as health, SOUL, and his equipment. Some Quest Items can be purchased from a Merchant and some are scattered throughout the map.


Hollow Knight Pale Ore Usage

  • An upgrade item that is given to the Nailsmith in order to upgrade the Nail.
  • Your first upgrade for the Nail will only require you to pay 250 Geo, no Pale Ore required. Your Nail will then be upgraded from Old Nail to Sharpened Nail. The next upgrades will require you to pay a certain number of Geos and Pale Ores, increasing every upgrade.
  • Once you've been able to upgrade your nail to Sharpened Nail, you can then upgrade it to Channelled Nail for 800 Geo and 1 Pale Ore.
  • From the Channelled Nail, you can then upgrade it to Coiled Nail for 2,000 Geo and 2 Pale Ore.
  • The final upgrade for your nail is the Pure Nail, which you can get for 4,000 Geo and 3 Pale Ore.


All Pale Ore Locations Hollow Knight

Acquiring a Pale Ore is no easy task, as it is one of the rarest items in Hollow Knight. You will have to explore every part of Hallownest to acquire all of these items. There are a total of 6 Pale Ores in Hollow Knight which are all in different Locations; Resting Grounds, Crystal Peak, Deepnest, Ancient Basin, Kingsom's Edge and Forgotten Crossroads. Listed below are the 6 obtainable Pale Ores in Hollow Knight and how to obtain them. (Click the images to enlarge)

Seer Pale Ore

A Pale Ore can be obtained through recieving a reward from the Seer. When you collect 300 Essence with the Dream Nail, then return to the Seer, she'll give you a Pale Ore for completing the task.

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Hallownest Crown Pale Ore

A Pale Ore is embedded on the statue of The Radiance at Crystal Peak. The area is called Hallownest's Crown, on the top of Crystal Peak. To get up there, you'll need the Mantis Claw and Monarch Wings. After reaching the summit, look for the statue of The Radiance on the west part of the area, you'll see a Pale Ore embedded in the statue.


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Nosk Pale Ore

A Pale Ore will also be rewarded once you beat the boss Nosk at Deepnest. You'll find him at the south part of Deepnest, you should be able to spot a hot spring. Once you defeat him there'll be a breakable room east of the boss area, which contains a Pale Ore embedded in a rock.


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Ancient Basin Pale Ore

A Pale Ore can be located in the Ancient Basin. You will need to go northwest of Ancient Basin, west of the Tram Station. It's guarded by 2 Mawleks, defeat them and grab the Pale Ore in the room to the left.


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Colosseum of Fools Pale Ore

On the east side of Kingdom's Edge, you'll find the Colosseum of Fools. To get this pale ore, you have to beat the second trial named Trial of the Conqueror, which consists of 17 waves of Enemies. If you manage to successfully complete the Trial of the Conqueror, you'll be rewarded with a piece of Pale Ore and about 1,700 to 2,024 Geo.


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Grubfather Pale Ore

Another way to earn a piece of Pale Ore is by rescuing Grubs; you'll need to rescue 31 Grubs to be exact. The Grubfather located in Ancestral Mound will give you a Pale Ore upon rescuing 31 of the Grubs. Rescuing Grubs can give you really good rewards along the way, so remember to always keep a lookout for Grubs whenever you're traveling across Hallownest.

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Pale Ore Notes & Tips

  • A total number of 6 Pale Ore can be found scattered throughout Hallownest.
  • To fully craft the pure nail, you would need to collect 7,060 Geo and 6 Pale Ore.




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    • Anonymous

      ...might I mention- the pale ore in Ancient Basin is actually protect by Mawleks, not Lesser Mawleks. Just thought I'd mention.

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