While we’re waiting for Hollow Knight: Silksong to come out, let’s take another look at our favorite 2D Metroidvania baby Hollow Knight. Or more particularly, we’d like to take a look at a certain collectible – Rancid Egg Hollow Knight.
There’s certainly no lack of collectible items which you can hoard in Hollow Knight. As great as that is, there’s also a downside. Looking for particular collectibles like Rancid Egg Hollow Knight can be like looking for a needle in a haystack. It can be very overwhelming, so here’s everything you need to know about Rancid Eggs, including where to find Rancid Eggs, and how to use Rancid Egg Hollow Knight.
What are Rancid Eggs, and where do you find them?
Let’s get one thing straight, Rancid Egg Hollow Knight might be disgusting and putrid, but they can be incredibly useful to our Knight. You see, Rancid Egg Hollow Knight lets the player summon their Shade, aka the extremely volatile creature that comes out of the player’s shell once opened after death. The spectral critter remains at the place of one’s demise and continues to linger while holding the player’s Geo currency.
As for where you can find them, you can harvest Hollow Knight Rancid Eggs from the remains of certain foes.
How many Rancid Eggs are there in Hollow Knight?
In normal mode, there are 101 Rancid Egg Hollow Knight in total. 80 Rancid Egg Hollow Knight can be purchased from Tuk, 18 from Bluggsacs, one from Grubfather, and one from Sly. Additionally, you can get one free Hollow Knight Rancid Egg from Tuk.
Which enemies drop Rancid Eggs?
One particular enemy drops Rancid Egg Hollow Knight upon death – Bluggsacs. Meaning, if you’re in desperate need of Hollow Knight Rancid Eggs, you should definitely seek out bloated and brown Bluggsacs. They can be found in places like the City of Tears, Crystal Peak, Deepnest, etc.
Where is the first Rancid Egg in Hollow Knight?
While there’s much to say about Hallownest and its paths and crevices, there’s one place you should know about if you’re looking to snatch a Rancid Egg early on in the game. Sly’s shop in Dirtmouth will hold a lot of various goods, but he’ll also have one single Rancid Egg Hollow Knight. You can purchase it for 60 Geo.
How do you use the Rancid Egg | Hollow Knight?
Now that we’ve covered the basics about Rancid Egg Hollow Knight, let’s see how you can use Rancid Eggs. We’ve already established that they serve an incredibly vital purpose, and that is recovering your Shade.
Here’s what you need to do. When you reach the far east end of Dirtmouth, you’ll notice a cave entrance. In order to open it, you’ll need to use the Simple Key. Once you open it and step inside, you’ll come face to face with the one and only Confessor Jiji. In exchange for Rancid Egg Hollow Knight, Jiji will happily summon your Shade.
Furthermore, this can be helpful if you’ve recently lost a life in a place that’s hard to access. For instance, a platforming section that’s extremely difficult, or somewhere with lots of foes, or even, in some cases, both. By reaching out to Jiji, and having her summon your shade, you’ll save yourself a whole lot of time.
How many Rancid Eggs does Jiji need?
If you’re still unsure how to use Rancid Egg Hollow Knight, or whether you’ll have enough Hollow Knight Rancid Eggs, don’t worry. Confessor Jiji only requires a single Rancid Egg Hollow Knight to summon Shade. That’s right – for the price of a single Rancid Egg Hollow Knight, Jiji will summon your Shade.
Do all merchants accept Rancid Eggs?
Playing Hollow Knight, you’ll quickly learn how to be mindful of which merchant you approach. A lot of merchants trade in Geo, but several of them accept the Rancid Egg Hollow Knight. Aside from Jiji, who requires the Hollow Knight Rancid Egg to summon Shade, you also have Steel Soul Jinn and Tuk.
Tuk and Jiji are an odd pair, but they’re nonetheless interesting. Officially, a Rancid Egg (Hollow Knight) isn’t exactly considered edible. But that doesn’t stop these two from devouring them. Both Tuk and Jiji find the slimy Hollow Knight Rancid Eggs to be quite the delicacy.
Steel Soul Jinn replaces Jiji in Steel Soul mode. Despite finding the Rancid Egg Hollow Knight disgusting, she buys them for a lot of Geo, as a simple favor to her old friend Jiji.