Noxious caverns filled with spores. Unlike the bug inhabitants of the rest of Hallownest, the inhabitants of the Wastes are mushroom-like in physicality. It holds the Mantis Village to the south, and the main entrance of City of Tears to the east.
Sub-area: Queen's Station
Just as Quirrel states in his dialogue regarded the Stag Bells, if the players stands still and listens closely, they will hear the faded tollings of the Stagway bells and even some of the gibberish language that the bugs of Hallownest speak in.
Sub-area: Mantis Village
Sub-area: Fungal Core
- A giant hidden mushroom can be found in the Fungal Core. When struck with the Dream Nail the following message is shown:
- "Pale Wyrm...What good to foresee a demise unavoidable?"
- There are several lore tablets in the Fungal Wastes, but they require the player to have the Spore Shroom charm equipped in order to read them.
- If the player listens carefully while wearing the Spore Shroom near a Lore Tablet, they will hear the background music turn quiet and a chorus of voices speaking the same gibberish babbling of Mister Mushroom.