Troupe Master Grimm

troupe master grimm npc hollow knight wiki guide

Location Dirtmouth
DLC The Grimm Troupe

Troupe Master Grimm is both a Boss and an NPC in Hollow Knight. Troupe Master Grimm is also the main character for The Grimm Troupe (Quest). Upon entering the Nightmare realm, you will encounter his Dream form, the Nightmare King Grimm.


Hollow Knight Grimm Lore

Grimm in Hollow Knight is the leader of the Grimm Troupe. They come from the Nightmare Realm and travel to wherever the Nightmare Lantern has been lit by acolytes. The Grimm Troupe gathers Nightmare Flames from ruined kingdoms. The goal of the ritual is for the current Troupe Master Grimm to die and be replaced by the Grimmchild, who will become the new Troupe Master Grimm.


Hollow Knight Grimm Information

Grimm in Hollow Knight is a character that is presented as both an NPC and Boss, players will need the DLC The Grimm Troupe or own the Voidheart Edition of the game to gain access to this character.

You can find Troupe Master Grimm at his tent in Dirtmouth after you summon the Grimm Troupe at the Howling Cliffs. Now equip the Grimmchild, with this, you'll be able to spot the flames on your map that you would need to collect. The flames that you see on your map represents a Grimm Troupe member, and you would need to beat them in order to obtain the flames. Once you've collected all three flames, return to Troupe Master Grimm's tent and turn in the three flames.

After doing this, Troupe Master Grimm will tell you that you would still need to collect more flames before the final act. Now head out again and make sure that you still have your Grimmchild equipped, open your map and you'll spot three flames again. Just as you did before, defeat those three Grimm Troupe members to obtain their flames. After collecting each flame, head back to Troupe Master Grimm, and this will then trigger a boss fight.

Troupe Master Grimm is one of the quickest bosses in Hollow Knight, he has multiple attacks and mix-ups that can make quick work of you if you're not careful. During the battle, you would want to finish the fight as fast as possible and deal constant damage to him. Remember that every attack counts and observe his telegraphed movements to time your dodges correctly and strike him when you see an opening. After defeating him, you will unlock the "Grand Performance" Achievement/Trophy.


Hollow Knight Grimm Associated Quests


Hollow Knight Grimm Dialogue

Wonderful. Wonderful! My kin arrive and the time has come.

This searing fire... It carries well the Ritual's promise.

Dance with me, my friend. The crowd awaits. Show them you are worthy of a starring role!


Hollow Knight Grimm Notes & Tips

  • Troupe Master Grimm has multiple attacks, many of which are predictable just in time to save your masks. Many attacks involve watching Troupe Master Grimm as well as being aware of your location on the stage to dodge their projectiles and attacks.
  • Many charms do work well in this fight, but personal favorites include Hiveblood and Nailmaster's Glory due to the lack of opportunity to attack and heal yourself. If Hiveblood is a charm that you use, be sure to know how other charms, such as Joni's Blessing, works with Hiveblood.
  • Troupe Master Grimm will always bow to you before the start of a fight. When you strike him while bowing, he will start screeching and it will immediately strike you with the Pufferfish attack.
  • When you fight Troupe Master Grimm at Godhome, he will instead bow at the Godseeker before the start of a fight.
  • Trivia and such go here



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