Walkthrough in Hollow Knight provides the player with a detailed area walkthrough on how to approach the depths of Hallownest. This page will only contain the areas that a player needs to locate, clear out the area, and defeat certain bosses to progress the game's main story - it will be placed in its respective order of appearance. You may also check the Locations page to check each area of Hallownest, and you may also visit our Quests page for a specific guide on completing NPC Quests.
Hollow Knight Area Walkthrough
King's Pass is a Location in Hollow Knight. Please see Walkthrough for other areas. King's Pass is a dark path that leads to Dirtmouth, it is the starting level of the game where a few lesser enemies inhabit the area.
- Previous: N/A
- Next: Dirtmouth
- Bosses: N/A
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NPCs in the area
Materials & Consumables
Equipment & Upgrades
- Fury of the Fallen
- 2x Lifeblood Mask
Full King's Pass Walkthrough
King's Pass is the starting area of the game where players can get the feel of the game's basic controls and combat systems. It is also the path that leads to Dirtmouth.
Arriving in King's Pass
Once you gain control of The Knight, head left first to find a small cache of Geo. Strike it with your nail to obtain it. Once that's done, head right through the path and destroy the gates until you reach a section that has elevated platforms - just be careful since you will encounter 2x Crawlid along the way.
Before going up the platforms, drop down and head right where you'll find another Crawlid and a small cache of Geo at the end. Destroy it to obtain Geo. Now, jump on the platforms and head left where you'll find a tablet that will glow once you approach it. Read it to learn about how to collect SOUL and how to use FOCUS.
Continue going left after reading it where you'll now encounter 1x Vengefly and more elevated platforms, ignore that first and continue going left where you'll find a breakable door, destroy it and head to the top to find another cache of Geo - there will be another Vengefly in this room. Return to the previous section after collecting the geo and head to the top left part until you reach a corner with blue flowers and a Lifeblood Egg. Destroy the egg and the blobs to obtain 2x Lifeblood Mask that will grant The Knight a temporary health boost.
After collecting the lifeblood masks, go right where a Crawlid can be found. After killing it, walk slowly until the floor collapses. Try and walk at the edge where the floor will start to collapse so that you can jump below a small corridor that has another cache of Geo.
Acquiring your First Charm
Once you've collected the Geo, head to the bottom part of the area that has small elevated platforms above spiked floors. As soon as you jump on the platforms, spiked rocks will fall down from the ceiling. Upon reaching the 3rd small platform, jump down and head right into another section where you can find a cache of Geo and a path consisting of a spiked pit.
It may look impossible to cross the path, but you can cross by jumping and performing a downward slash that will allow The Knight to pogo off it. Once you've crossed the path, head down to find another tablet for you to read. From here, you'll find a chest containing a charm, the Fury of the Fallen - hit the chest to open it and the charm will spring out from inside.
After obtaining your first charm, head left to drop back down the section where you encountered a Vengefly and elevated platform. Head back to the top, and through the spiked floors. Only this time, head to the top right until you reach a breakable wooden leg. Strike it to destroy the walkway.
The Path to Dirtmouth
After you've destroyed the ceiling, head up where you'll find another tablet saying that you are now entering the Kingdom of Hallownest. Continue going right where you'll find a huge gate, continuously strike it with The Nail to destroy it. Upon entering the next area, drop down and continue heading right where you'll find yourself in Dirtmouth, the fading town.
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