Hollow Knight: How to Find Mister Mushroom in Fungal Wastes



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Team Cherry’s Metroidvania action-adventure game, Hollow Knight, follows the journey of a nameless warrior called the Knight as he travels through Hallownest, which is now a kingdom ruined by a supernatural disease. As the Knight journeys through Hallownest, he encounters various characters that will help fully unravel the story in the game. One of these characters is a talking mushroom named Mister Mushroom.

Hollow Knight: How to Find Mister Mushroom in Fungal Wastes

Mister Mushroom, who will appear after the Knight has defeated all three Dreamers, can be heard babbling from a distance and will speak gibberish once the Knight finds him and talks to him. To understand what Mister Mushroom is saying, the Knight must first equip the Spore Shroom Charm, head back to Mister Mushroom, and talk to him. This must be done before Mister Mushroom leaves and goes to a different location.

After finding Mister Mushroom all throughout Hollownest, a secret cutscene will be unlocked after beating the game.

To get a hint of Mister Mushroom’s locations, there is a glowing glyph called Riddle Tablet found inside a secret room in the southeastern part of Kingdom’s Edge that, if the Knight reads it with the Spore Shroom Charm equipped, will give clues as to where the Knight can find Mister Mushroom, who the Riddle Tablet refers to as Master Herald.

But, to save you some time trying to solve the riddles of the Riddle Tablet (and you are also reading a guide about it anyway), it would be better to tell you where the Knight can find Mister Mushroom: in Fungal Wastes, in Kingdom’s Edge, in Deepnest, in Howling Cliffs, in Ancient Basin, in Fog Canyon, and King’s Pass.

In this guide, the player will learn how to find Mister Mushroom in Fungal Wastes!

Fungal Wastes

As mentioned above, the Knight must first defeat all three Dreamers, found in the Teacher’s Archives in Fog Canyon, in the Watcher’s Spire in the City of Tears, and the Beast’s Den in Deepnest, before the Knight can start finding Mister Mushroom.

The first location where the Knight can find Mister Mushroom is in Fungal Wastes, and Mister Mushroom can be found here inside a room that can be accessed through a narrow path in the western part of the middle of Fungal Wastes.

The Knight will encounter lots of various enemies in Fungal Wastes. Still, the Knight will specifically encounter the following enemies on the way to Mister Mushroom: a Fungoon and two Funglings.

Before the Knight can find Mister Mushroom in the area, it is recommended that the Knight has the Mothwing Cloak ability, which allows the Knight to perform a horizontal dash forwards. and the Monarch Wings ability, which allows the Knight to perform a double jump in mid-air. With these abilities, finding Mister Mushroom in Fungal Wastes will be no challenge at all.

To find Mister Mushroom in Fungal Wastes, this is what the Knight must do:

  1. Starting from the Bench in the Queen’s Station Stagway Station, take the exit on the right to leave the room, jump up the small platforms on the left side of the middle part of the room, then take the exit on the top right.
  2. Next, the Knight has now arrived in the Fungal Wastes area. Head to the right, jump across the gap with a pool of acid, head to the right where the Knight will encounter a Fungoon, jump across the gap, head to the right where the Knight will encounter two Funglings, drop down the gap, then take the exit in the middle below.
  3. Then, head to the left, drop down the gap, head to the bottom using the small platforms, head to the right, drop down the gap, head to the left through a very narrow pathway, and, finally, at the end of the path the Knight will find Mister Mushroom!

 As mentioned above, the Knight should have the Spore Shroom charm equipped. Otherwise, Mister Mushroom will speak gibberish.

Now that the Knight has found Mister Mushroom’s first location, the Knight can now strike him once so that he will face forwards and talk to him. It will seem like Mister Mushroom is talking to someone else or himself and will not acknowledge the Knight.

After that, Mister Mushroom will leave and proceed to his next location, which is in Kingdom’s Edge! The Knight is now one step closer to unlocking a secret cutscene!

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