tuk npc hollow knight wiki guide

Location Royal Waterways

Tuk is an NPC in Hollow Knight. Tuk is a scavenger and is one of the merchants in the game.


Tuk Information

Tuk can be found in the Royal Waterways at the upper right corner of the map, behind a breakable wall. You can find him seemingly scavenging through the rubble for an unknown being. Later on, he offers his service by selling Rancid Eggs. However, in Steel Soul Mode, you'll find a dead Tuk who has succumbed to The Infection - you'll find one Rancid Egg lying next to his corpse.

  • Location: Tuk Can be found at the Royal Waterways
  • Progression: Tuk can be found dead in Steel Soul Mode.
  • Combat: Players may not kill Tuk.


Associated Quests

  • N/A



Mmmnnnnnnngghhh... Don't take something that isn't yours. That's the law.

Everything you see... it belongs to me. Don't be angry. I'll share my food with you... if you give me Geo.


Notes & Tips

  • Tuk will give you one free Rancid Egg if you speak to him while the Defender's Crest is equipped.
  • The odor of the Defender's Crest emit reminds him of the Dung Defender who has helped him.
  • He will refuse to sell The Knight a Rancid Egg if The Knight has 80 and more eggs in the inventory.



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    • He’s rather easy to miss, this huge, tubby, garbage-rifling beetle - that is, his location in the Royal Waterways is easy to miss. Odd fellow, but kind and gentle. He is very melancholy as it is, lonely, a hermit desperately searching for Rancid Eggs all day and night, praying he will find them... Or perhaps he is searching for something more? Someone or something he lost? He collects all various oddities, enough to carry them with him in a large sack upon his back. Why? We will never know (because his character was never developed, like many others).... His life is simple, he’s just trying to survive in dying Hallownest, and he’s kind enough to share his food with those who befriend him - but I sense a deep sadness about Tuk. And it just makes me sick to see him lying there dead in Steel Soul Mode... Not necessary, the poor thing - he simply could be absent in that mode with an egg in his place...

      Anyhow, I also wonder if Tuk is related to or the same character as “Boon” from the Quirrel mini-comic. They are completely identical, share their food when befriended, and have the same personality... Knowing TC, Tuk and “Boon” are the same exact bug, and they just reused the design and gave him a different name. Hmm...

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