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. Below a list of Trades available that can be obtained through the Hollow Knight game.  Below a list of Upgrade Items  available that can be obtained through the Hollow Knight game.

What are Items in Hollow Knight?

There are four categories of types of items that can be found in Hollow Knight, each having its own function. These category of items are Keys or Key Items, Quest Items, Upgrade Items, and Tradeable Items.

  • Keys or Key Items: These items are mainly used to unlock doors, new locations, and even chests that are scattered around Hallownest. You can either purchase these key items or locate them in various sections of an area.
  • Quest Items: Quest Items in Hollow Knight are to be used for completing specific Quests in Hollow Knight. It can either be given to certain NPCs, to unlock some features in the game, or to simply progress the story of the game. Quest Items can either be purchased from Merchants, given by an NPC, or simply found in specified sections of a location.
  • Trade Items: These special, unique items are to be traded with specific NPCs or Merchants in Hollow Knight. If given to a special character, a player can gain a reward in return or even request for services provided that you can hand over the required item.
  • Upgrade Items: Upgrade Items in Hollow Knight are vital for The Knight, these items help in increasing the stats of The Knight such as increasing its Health, SOUL, and Equipment such as the Nail.


How do I View my Items in Hollow Knight?

The various items that you have collected in Hollow Knight can be viewed by opening the Inventory button of your PC or Console:

  • PC: Inventory - I
  • Playstation: Inventory - Touch Pad
  • Switch: Inventory - (-) Button
  • Xbox: Inventory - Back Button



Hollow Knight All Upgrade Items

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Upgrade Items Usage/Description

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Mask Shard

Mask Shards are used to create an Ancient Mask that increases the Knight's health by one. Collecting 4 shards will allow players to acquire one Ancient Mask.

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Pale Ore

An upgrade item that is given to the Nailsmith in order to upgrade the Nail.

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Salubra's Blessing

Slowly restores The Knight's SOUL while resting at a bench.

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Vessel Fragment

Vessel Fragments are used to create a Soul Vessel that allows the knight to collect more soul. Collecting 3 fragments will allow players to acquire one Soul Vessel.

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