Spore Shroom is a Charm in Hollow Knight. When using Focus, it releases a cloud of damaging spores around the Knight.


Main article: Damage Values and Enemy Health

Spore Shroom is useful to damage slow or static enemies after healing for a decent amount of damage, ignoring shields. This makes the charm very effective against Crystal Hunters, Stalking Devouts, Heavy Sentries, and other enemies, as well as in the confined arena in the Colosseum of Fools; however, there are better late-game alternatives for a one-notch-worth Charm.

It has great use in the Broken Vessel and the Lost Kin fights, as the spore cloud instantly kills the Infected Balloons spawned during the fights.

Damages neutral enemies of Mantis Village and The Hive, turning them aggressive. It also damages Oomas, triggering their explosion, so it is recommended to not heal near them.

Wearing Spore Shroom allows the Knight to understand the mushroom language, cases being:

How to Acquire

This Charm is located in the Fungal Wastes near a pool of acid, close to the entrances to the Queen's Gardens and Deepnest. Requires Mantis Claw.

Charm Interactions and Combo Tips

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Defender's Crest

Defender's Crest increases the damage of the spore cloud to 2 damage per tick and the cloud lasts 4.1 seconds. However, tick frequency is decreased allowing for only 20 ticks for a total of 40 damage. Also changes the visual of the cloud.

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Shape of Unn

When combined with Shape of Unn, the Knight appears as a slug with mushrooms on their back while focusing.

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Baldur Shell

When combined with both Baldur Shell and Shape of Unn, the Knight appears as a snail with a blue, mushroom-covered shell.

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Deep Focus

Increases the spore cloud radius by 35%.

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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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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Mark of Pride
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Baldur Shell
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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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Grubberfly's Elegy
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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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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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Carefree Melody
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