Hollow Knight Endings Guide – How To Unlock True Ending, Post-Credit Scene Explained

With the help of our Hollow Knight Endings Guide, you'll be able to learn everything you need to know about unlocking different endings in the game.

Games with multiple endings often end up making people quite inquisitive of all of the endings that the game has and Hollow Knight is no different. There are a total of 3 endings in the game and this Hollow Knight Endings Guide will tell you about all of them.

Our Hollow Knight Endings Guide will tell you all about the endings. Not only what they are but also how can you experience these endings for yourself in a step-by-step manner.

Hollow Knight Endings

There are 3 different endings in the game. They are classified as such: the first ending is by far the easiest to achieve; however, it is not the penultimate ending. Apart from this, there is a good ending and a bad ending which depends on the actions that you do while in the game.

That is not all though, there is also a scene which appears after you are done with the game and you watch all of the credits. We will be going through all 3 of the endings as well as this scene that you can get when at the end of the game.

Let us take a look at each of the endings individually to see how they differ and how to unlock all of them.

Easiest Ending

This is ending is the easiest to achieve and probably what most players get to experience when they near the end of the game. In order to achieve this ending, all you need to do is to kill all 3 of the dreamers and then head to the Temple of the Black Egg. Here, you will come face to face with the Hollow Knight who will be the main boss battle.


Once you manage to defeat the Hollow Knight, you become the new Hollow Knight and take his place. This begins a new cycle which repeats.

False Ending

This ending is the evil ending of the game. This ending is achieved once you kill all 3 of the Dreamers and then obtain the charm which is known as the Void Heart. After that, head to the Temple of the Black Egg to find the Hornet and battle the Hollow Knight.

In this ending, Hornet will apprehend the Hollow Knight. Do not use your Dream Nail to enter his dreams and continue on with your regular attacks. Once you have defeated the Hollow Knight, you become the new Knight and Hornet is sealed away from you. This ending finishes the Hollow Knight cycle but allows the infection to completely take over.

True Ending

This is similar to the last ending, once you defeat all the Dreamers and collect the Void Heart, you will battle the Hollow Knight. Hornet ties him down this time and you use the Dream Nail to unleash the Radiance which starts a 3 round boss battle. Once you have defeated the Radiance, the infection disappears and the Hollow Knight cycle ends.

Post-Credit Scene
This scene unlocks The Passing of the Age achievement. Once you have the Spore Shroom charm, you can talk to Mr. Mushroom at 7 different locations in Hollow Knight. After that, defeat the game and the scene after the credits shows Mr. Mushroom flying by the overhead and a ‘To Be Continued’ screen appears.

That is it for this Hollow Knight Endings Guide. Let us know your favourite ending using the comments section below!

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