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Hollow Knight contains remappable controls for both the Keyboard and an Xbox or Dualshock 4 Controller. On the wiki, due to the multiple possible inputs and ability to remap said inputs, button/key prompts are referred to by their action rather than the name of the assigned button or key. This is a guide to the names of each input and its default mappings.

Name Use
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JUMP Jump, bounce off walls with Mantis Claw, activate Monarch Wings while in mid-air
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ATTACK Attack with the Nail, hold to charge Nail Arts
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FOCUS / CAST Cast Spells, hold to use Focus
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DREAM NAIL Hold to use Dream Nail or Dreamgate
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QUICK CAST Cast Spells
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DASH Use Mothwing Cloak or Shade Cloak
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PAUSE Pause the game to access menu options
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INVENTORY Open the last viewed menu page (Inventory, Map, Hunter's Journal, or Charms)
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SUPER DASH Hold to use the Crystal Heart
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QUICK MAP Hold to view Area map, double-tap to view full Map
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LOOK UP / DOWN Hold to view the area above or below the current field of view
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UP / DOWN / LEFT / RIGHT Move, navigate menus, aim Nail attacks, change Nail Art used, change Spell cast, activate or warp to a Dreamgate
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All button images used under Creative Commons from Xelu on OpenGameArt.org

Dualshock 4 Icon made by Freepik from www.flaticon.com

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