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Hollow Knight is a metroidvania developed by Team Cherry.

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Can you see the total number of sellable collectables you have found?

When you sell a Wanderer's Journals, Hallownest Seal, etc; it is removed from your inventory as if you never had it. But given that there are a finite number of these items to find in the world; I ...
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What *exactly* is the action / event that fixes your choice of Grimm Troupe quest?

I recently found out that there are 2 options of the final portion of the Grimm Troupe content. My wife and I have 2 saves, we've both beaten the Troupe Master once. I have already collected the ...
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Are there any grubs not present on the Collector map?

I'm missing one grub. Grubfather won't give me the Grubberfly Elegy, there's one visible hole left in the grub nest. I got the collector map, and collected all the grubs that were marked on it - and ...
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Is there *any* benefit, reward, easter egg, achievement, etc. for collecting all the relics without selling any?

There are statements elsewhere that there's no real point to the HallowNest Seals, and Wanderer's Journals, other than selling them and them being "bankable" Geo. I'm a completionist and ...
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Which abilities/equipment do I need, in order to be able to find *everything* in all areas in Hollow Knight?

Running through Hollow Knight, for the first time, and doing so without guides. There's obviously a lot of stuff in the early- and mid-game areas, which you can't access or interact with when you ...
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Would the gate in Path of Pain stay open if i saved and quit?

I'm playing hollow knight on my switch, and one day i thought it would be a good idea to try and to path of pain for fun. I got about what i think is halfway (the chorus is singing in the background) ...
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Continuous input problem in Hollow Knight

I'm using an XBOne controller on OS X Catalina (i heard people on windows also have this problem sometimes). Every minute or two the keys suddenly stop responding until I pause-unpause the game. ...
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How do I get out of Crystal Peak?

I am playing Hollow Knight entirely blind, and I seem to have gotten myself stuck in Crystal Peak. Here's the map as I can see it: There are five things on the map which might be exits. Unfortunately,...
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Is it possible complete Hollow Knight without beating the False Knight?

The only thing that the False Knight blocks off is Vengeful Spirit and the City Crest. I know that the City Crest is not needed, since the City of Tears can be accessed from Deepnest via the tramway ...
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What are the benefits of defeating a boss again in the dream world?

After i got the mantis claw ability i decided to inspect the crying/mourning in the room after the false knight fight and saw the dead maggot surrounded by his friends. When dreamnailing it i was lead ...
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How do I get that ability to dash through long areas of spikes?

In Hollow Knight there are places where there are spikes on the floor and ceiling, for example right next to the bench in the ancient basin or a small area after the false knight fight. I know I need ...
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Is there a key for the map icons in game?

I bought lots of markers for my map from the nice bug lady in Dirtmouth but I can't actually remember what most of them are for and there doesn't seem to be a key or legend that I can see on the map ...
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What achievements are mutually exclusive?

This question asks about the different endings in Hollow Knight, and the answers there list the endings and the achievements tied to 'em — these are mutually exclusive, and you won't be able to get '...
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What is the significance of having 0 health and the last health slot shaking, exuding black spots?

I think I can only get this when I have Joni's Blessing charm equipped, and when I lose my last blue health mask. It seems like there is this one final chance given to you when you lose all of your ...
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Spending Essence to gain Essence

As of Hollow Knight's "Hidden Dreams" update, there is a small chance to acquire Essence when defeating an enemy. According to the wiki, this chance is quadrupled "if Essence was spent." However, as ...
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What's the easiest 100% for steel soul mode?

I'm not the best at memorizing 20+ different boss patterns but I would really like to try out a Steel Soul 100% run in Hollow Knight. With the 4 DLC additions (Hidden Dreams, Grimm Troupe, Lifeblood, ...
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How to get past black barriers in hollowknight

How do i get past these black doors in hollow knight, with what ability? As spoiler free as possible. (I understand an ability is necessary, telling me what it is and where to get it is fine.)
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Should I sell the seal of hallownest?

I found a NPC that buys rare items in the City of Tears. Should I sell these items, or will I need them for something? The only item that he will buy right now is the seal of hallownest. Is this item ...
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What is the creature that appears after beating False Knight?

Immediately after beating False Knight in Steel Soul mode this thing popped up and started scurrying away slowly: What is it? I seem to be able to knock it around, but once I stop it quickly gets up ...
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What order should I progress in Hollow Knight?

Just a quick question, but is there any order I should proceed in Hollow Knight regarding difficulty and ability upgrades? Or does it not really matter?
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Is it possible to get locked out of certain pantheons in Godmaster DLC by doing certain choices?

So, in Hollow Knight, there are several branching decisions, where you can basically nullify your possibility to fight certain bosses, e.g. or Now, Godmaster adds pantheons, where you can fight ...
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How do you access the DLC content in Hollow Knight? [duplicate]

What are the steps to access each DLC content in Hollow Knight?
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How can I dodge the Grey Prince's frantic swings?

I'm fighting "Grey Prince Zote" and I'm having a real hard time. Most of his attacks are broadcasted pretty well, and are mostly predictable so I know how to dodge them (even if I can't pull it off). ...
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How to access "The grimm Troupe" and "Hidden dreams" content in Hollow Knight?

In these two official announcements from Team Cherry, it's said: https://steamcommunity.com/games/367520/announcements/detail/3121414788974528116 Grimm’s quest, and all other new features can be ...
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Will I lose the "Kingsoul" charm?

The Hollow Knight Wiki states: (Spoilers for the 2nd and 3rd endings!) Similarly, on the wiki page about the other charm, it states: Does this mean that once I unlock the Void Heart charm, I can no ...
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What happens to Leg Eater if you banish the Grimm Troupe before he goes to Divine?

See title. Does he get any special dialog if you do this? Only got this idea AFTER I defeated the Nightmare King, so I'm curious to know if he says anything special when you go up to him with all ...
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Why is she referred to as Gendered Child?

Hornet is sometimes referred to by others as Gendered Child. Why is that? There are enough female bugs in the world for it not to be that rare.
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Do monster kills before you get the journal count?

In Hollow Knight, do the monster kills you do before you get Hunter's journal count to the required number of kills to unlock said enemy's entry?
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Where can I find a Husk Bully?

According to a guide I found, the only Hunter's Journal entry I'm missing is the Husk Bully. Where can I find one of these? If it matters, my Forgotten Crossroads is infected.
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What are the endings I can obtain, and how do I obtain them?

I've heard that the game features multiple endings, and that they all can be achieved in a different way. What endings are there and how do I obtain them?
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