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In the Nintendo Switch version of the game, Achievements are called "Quests" due to the Switch not having a universal achievement system. This is not to be confused with Quests, which is the Wiki term for completable in-game tasks.

PC Achievements

Base Game Achievements (52)

Charm Achievements

There are a total of 45 Charms to be found in the base game, from which the player can collect only 41 at a time. Please refer to the Charms page for more information.

Achievement Charmed Charmed
Acquire your first Charm.
Achievement Enchanted Enchanted
Acquire half of Hallownest's Charms.
Achievement Blessed Blessed
Acquire all Charms and receive Salubra's Blessing.

Mask Shards

There are a total of 16 shards to be found in the game. Please refer to Mask Shard page for list of locations.

Achievement Protected Protected
Acquire 4 Mask Shards.
Achievement Masked Masked
Acquire all Mask Shards.

Vessel Fragments

There are a total of 9 fragments to be found in the game. Please refer to Vessel Fragments page for list of locations.

Achievement Soulful Soulful
Acquire 3 Vessel Fragments.
Achievement Worldsoul Worldsoul
Acquire all Vessel Fragments.

Bosses

Achievement Falsehood Falsehood
Defeat the False Knight.
Achievement Strength {S} Strength
Defeat the Failed Champion.
Achievement Test of Resolve Test of Resolve
Defeat Hornet in Greenpath.
Achievement Proof of Resolve {S} Proof of Resolve
Defeat Hornet in Kingdom's Edge.
Achievement Illumination Illumination
Defeat the Soul Master.
Achievement Mortality {S} Mortality
Defeat the Soul Tyrant.
Achievement Release Release
Defeat the Broken Vessel.
Achievement Peace {S} Peace
Defeat the Lost Kin.
Achievement Honour Honour
Defeat the Dung Defender.
Achievement Respect Respect
Defeat the Mantis Lords.
Achievement Obsession {S} Obsession
Defeat the Collector.
Achievement Execution Execution
Defeat the Traitor Lord.
Achievement Rivalry {S} Rivalry
Defeat Zote in the Colosseum of Fools.

Dream Essence

There is a total of 3206 Essence, 2606 of which are found in the original game (without DLCs), not counting Essence occasionally dropped by enemies. Please refer to Dream Nail for list of Essence locations.

Achievement Attunement Attunement
Collect 600 Essence.
Achievement Awakening Awakening
Collect 1800 Essence and awaken the Dream Nail.
Achievement Ascension Ascension
Collect 2400 Essence and hear the Seer's final words.

Grubs

There are a total of 46 Grubs to be found in the game. Please refer to Grubfather for list of Grub locations.

Achievement Grubfriend Grubfriend
Rescue half of the Grubs.
Achievement Metamorphosis Metamorphosis
Rescue all of the Grubs.

Stag Stations

There are a total of 11 Stag Stations to be unlocked in the game. Please refer Stag Stations page for list of locations and toll prices.

Achievement Connection Connection
Open half the Stag Stations.
Achievement Hope Hope
Open all Stag Stations and discover the Stag Nest.

Miscellaneous

The following Achievements are related to NPCs and their quests. Please see their individual pages for more information.

Achievement Neglect Neglect
Leave Zote to die.
Achievement Witness {S} Witness
Spend a final moment with Quirrel.
Achievement Purity {S} Purity
Slay the Nailsmith with the Pure Nail.
Achievement Happy Couple {S} Happy Couple
Allow the Nailsmith to find a new calling.
Achievement Solace Solace
Bring peace to the Grey Mourner.
Achievement Void {S} Void
Remember the past and unite the Abyss.
Achievement Teacher Teacher
Destroy Monomon the Teacher.
Achievement Watcher Watcher
Destroy Lurien the Watcher.
Achievement Beast Beast
Destroy Herrah the Beast.
Achievement Cartographer Cartographer
Acquire a map of each area.

Challenges

Achievement Completion Completion
Achieve 100% game completion and finish the game.
Achievement Speed Completion Speed Completion
Achieve 100% game completion and finish the game in under 20 hours.
Achievement Keen Hunter Keen Hunter
Record all of Hallownest's creatures in the Hunter's Journal.
Achievement True Hunter True Hunter
Receive the Hunter's Mark.
Achievement Steel Soul Steel Soul
Finish the game in Steel Soul mode.
Achievement Steel Heart Steel Heart
Achieve 100% completion and finish the game in Steel Soul mode.
Achievement Speedrun 1 Speedrun 1
Complete the game in under 10 hours.
Achievement Speedrun 2 Speedrun 2
Complete the game in under 5 hours.
Achievement Warrior Warrior
Complete the Trial of the Warrior.
Achievement Conqueror Conqueror
Complete the Trial of the Conqueror.
Achievement Fool Fool
Complete the Trial of the Fool.

Endings

There are five endings to Hollow Knight, four of which involve completing an optional quest to unlock, with two of these endings being added by Godmaster Icon Godmaster. For more information, please see Endings.

Achievement The Hollow Knight {S} The Hollow Knight
Defeat the Hollow Knight and become the Vessel.
Achievement Sealed Siblings {S} Sealed Siblings
Defeat the Hollow Knight with Hornet by your side.
Achievement Dream No More {S} Dream No More
Defeat the Radiance and consume the light.
Achievement Passing of the Age {S} Passing of the Age
Aid the Herald in moving on.

Hidden Dreams Icon Hidden Dreams Achievements (2)

Achievement Memory {S} Memory
Defeat White Defender.
Achievement Dark Romance {S} Dark Romance
Defeat Grey Prince Zote.

Grimm Troupe Icon Grimm Troupe Achievements (3)

Achievement Grand Performance {S} Grand Performance
Defeat Troupe Leader Grimm.
Achievement Ritual {S} Ritual
Defeat the Nightmare King and complete the Ritual.
Achievement Banishment {S} Banishment
Banish the Grimm Troupe from Hallownest.

Godmaster Icon Godmaster Achievements (6)

Achievement Brotherhood {S} Brotherhood
Complete the Pantheon of the Master.
Achievement Inspiration {S} Inspiration
Complete the Pantheon of the Artist.
Achievement Focus {S} Focus
Complete the Pantheon of the Sage.
Achievement Soul & Shade {S} Soul & Shade
Complete the Pantheon of the Knight.
Achievement Embrace the Void {S} Embrace the Void
Ascend the Pantheon of Hallownest and take your place at its peak.
Achievement Pure Completion Pure Completion
Achieve 112% game Completion and finish the game.

Playstation 4 Trophies

Platinum -1 Gold -5 Silver -11 Bronze -18 (35 total)
Trophy Heart of Hallownest Heart of Hallownest Platinum
Acquire all other trophies.
Trophy Falsehood Falsehood Bronze
Defeat the False Knight.
Trophy Test of Resolve Test of Resolve Bronze
Defeat Hornet in Greenpath.
Trophy Proof of Resolve {S} Proof of Resolve Bronze
Defeat Hornet in Kingdom's Edge.
Trophy Watcher Watcher Bronze
Destroy Lurien the Watcher.
Trophy Beast Beast Bronze
Destroy Herrah the Beast.
Trophy Teacher Teacher Bronze
Destroy Monomon the Teacher.
Trophy The Hollow Knight {S} The Hollow Knight Gold
Defeat the Hollow Knight and become the Vessel.
Trophy Charmed Charmed Bronze
Acquire your first Charm.
Trophy Enchanted Enchanted Bronze
Acquire half of Hallownest's Charms.
Trophy Blessed Blessed Silver
Acquire all Charms and receive Salubra's Blessing.
Trophy Protected Protected Bronze
Acquire 4 Mask Shards.
Trophy Masked Masked Silver
Acquire all Mask Shards.
Trophy Soulful Soulful Bronze
Acquire 3 Vessel Fragments.
Trophy Worldsoul Worldsoul Silver
Acquire all Vessel Fragments.
Trophy Connection Connection Bronze
Open half the Stag Stations.
Trophy Hope Hope Silver
Open all Stag Stations and discover the Stag Nest.
Trophy Grubfriend Grubfriend Bronze
Rescue half of the Grubs.
Trophy Metamorphosis Metamorphosis Silver
Rescue all of the Grubs.
Trophy Cartographer Cartographer Silver
Acquire a map of each area.
Trophy Attunement Attunement Bronze
Collect 600 Essence.
Trophy Awakening Awakening Bronze
Collect 1800 Essence and awaken the Dream Nail.
Trophy Ascension Ascension Silver
Collect 2400 Essence and hear the Seer's final words.
Trophy Keen Hunter Keen Hunter Bronze
Record all of Hallownest's creatures in the Hunter's Journal.
Trophy True Hunter True Hunter Silver
Receive the Hunter's Mark.
Trophy Solace Solace Bronze
Bring peace to the Grey Mourner.
Trophy Warrior Warrior
Complete the Trial of the Warrior.
Trophy Conqueror Conqueror Silver
Complete the Trial of the Conqueror.
Trophy Fool {S} Fool Gold
Complete the Trial of the Fool.
Trophy Grand Performance {S} Grand Performance Bronze
Defeat Troupe Leader Grimm.
Trophy Nightmare's End {S} Nightmare's End Gold
Complete the tale of the Grimm Troupe.
Trophy Soul & Shade Soul & Shade Silver
Complete the Pantheon of the Knight.
Trophy Embrace the Void {S} Embrace the Void Gold
Ascend the Pantheon of Hallownest and take your place at its peak.
Trophy Pure Completion Pure Completion Gold
Achieve 112% game Completion and finish the game.
Trophy Passing of the Age {S} Passing of the Age Silver
Aid the Herald in moving on.
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