Pale Ore is an Item in Hollow Knight.


Pale Ore can be found in several places throughout Hallownest. Giving the Nailsmith Pale Ore along with a payment of Geo allows him to upgrade the Knight's Nail. The first upgrade requires no Pale Ore, the second requires one, the third requires two, and the final upgrade requires three Pale Ore, for a total of six.

How to Acquire

There are six pieces of Pale Ore to be found in total:

Source Conditions / Requirements
Found in Ancient Basin, found to the left of the tram station and the main Ancient Basin entrance. Defeat two Lesser Mawleks that guard it.
Given by the Seer. Collect 300 Essence with the Dream Nail.
Found in Hallownest's Crown at the very top of Crystal Peak, embedded in the pedestal of a statue of The Radiance Requires Mantis Claw.

Monarch Wings recommended.

Found in a secret spot in the Deepnest, accessed by breaking a wall in the room just left of the Hot Spring. Requires defeating Nosk.
Given by Grubfather. Rescue 31 Grubs.
Reward in Colosseum of Fools. Complete the Trial of the Conqueror.



  1. Reddit AMA answer concerning Pale Ore.
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