Glowing Womb is a Charm in Hollow Knight. It uses SOUL to spawn hatchlings which deal damage to enemies on contact.

Usefulness

Main article: Damage Values and Enemy Health (Hollow Knight)

This charm is based on preference, as a player who prefers Nail combat and is efficient at dodging will have less use for SOUL for healing or using Spells, so having a passive assistant to combat may be useful.

How to Acquire

The Glowing Womb can be acquired in the Forgotten Crossroads after the Crystal Heart is acquired at Crystal Peak. The entrance is hidden to the right of the False Knight arena in the ceiling after a series of columns. The area where the charm is acquired is infected even before triggering Infected Crossroads. The Charm itself is found on the body of a giant Aspid Mother.

The area itself is littered with Aspid Hunters and Aspid Mothers, both of which will also show up in an arena where a fair number of them need to be fought before Glowing Womb can be acquired.

Charm Interactions and Combo Tips

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Defender's Crest

Lowers hatchling contact damage by 5, adding it back in the form of a 1 second dung cloud that will do on average 4-5 damage. 9 (dif +5) hatchling damage when Fury of the Fallen is active, dung cloud damage is not affected. Already spawned hatchlings change only when entering another room.

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Fury of the Fallen

Increases any spawned hatchlings' contact damage by 5 when on 1 HP.

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Kingsoul

Balances with the charm's income of SOUL meaning that there will always be SOUL available to create hatchlings.

Trivia

  • When resting on a Bench, the hatchlings will rest on the ground after a few moments.
  • Due to a bug, hatchlings do not target Galien.
  • Hatchlings despawn after removing the charm and exiting charm configuration.
  • Hatchlings despawn upon Stagway travelling.
  • Due to a bug, if the player dies immediately upon the completion of the battle in the arena before the giant Aspid Mother, the room will remain walled off making the charm unattainable. There is currently no known way to circumvent this bug if it happens.
  • Hatchlings carry over when challenging a boss in Godhome, despite not appearing to. They immediately charge towards the boss and attack. Currently unsure whether this is a glitch or intentional.
  • Due to a bug, hatchlings will target False Knight's empty armour.
  • When riding lifts, sometimes hatchlings will spawn in the floor and get stuck.
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Regular Hatchling Regular Hatchling Resting Explosive Hatchling Explosive Hatchling Resting
Charm Compendium

Main Game


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Wayward Compass
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Gathering Swarm
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Stalwart Shell
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Soul Catcher
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Shaman Stone
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Soul Eater
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Dashmaster
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Thorns of Agony
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Fury of the Fallen
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Fragile Heart
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Fragile Greed
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Fragile Strength
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Spell Twister
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Steady Body
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Heavy Blow
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Quick Slash
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Longnail
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Mark of Pride
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Baldur Shell
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Flukenest
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Defender's Crest
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Glowing Womb
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Quick Focus
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Deep Focus
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Lifeblood Heart
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Lifeblood Core
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Joni's Blessing
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Grubsong
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Grubberfly's Elegy
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Hiveblood
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Spore Shroom
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Sharp Shadow
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Shape of Unn
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Nailmaster's Glory
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Dream Wielder
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Kingsoul
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Void Heart
Grimm Troupe Icon.png The Grimm Troupe Content

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Unbreakable Heart
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Unbreakable Greed
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Unbreakable Strength
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Dreamshield
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Weaversong
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Sprintmaster
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Carefree Melody
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Grimmchild
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