How To Get Wall Jump in Hollow Knight

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Learn how to get wall jump in Hollow Knight!

How To Get Wall Jump in Hollow Knight

In the hauntingly beautiful world of Hollow Knight, players explore the mesmerizing and dangerous underground kingdom of Hallownest. As the Knight navigates through treacherous landscapes and encounters formidable enemies, one key ability proves essential: the Wall Jump.

This acrobatic movement grants the Knight the capability to scale vertical surfaces. In doing so, the Knight can reach hidden areas and uncover secrets in the depths of Hallownest. This guide will dive into the steps and challenges necessary to unlock the Wall Jump ability.

Prepare to defy gravity, ready your combat skills, and let us start to embark on a journey on how to get the Wall Jump ability in Hollow Knight.

Mantis Claw Ability

The ability to wall jump is called the Mantis Claw ability. With this ability, the Knight can jump toward a wall to cling to it. Then, the Knight can jump up to a higher point. The Knight can jump up the wall an unlimited number of times. This, then, enables the Knight to climb up walls. If the Knight does not do anything, the Knight will slowly slide down the wall.

Wall Jump Ability Location in Hollow Knight

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The Knight can find and learn the Mantis Claw ability at the end of a closed path near the westernmost part of the Mantis Village. The Mantis Village is a sub-area in the southern part of the Fungal Wastes area.

Requirements

Before the Knight can head to the Mantis Village and get the Mantis Claw ability, the Knight must first have learned one specific ability. This is the Mothwing Cloak ability. This ability enables the Knight to dash a short distance forward horizontally. The Knight can acquire this ability after defeating Hornet in the Greenpath area.

It is also important to note that the player should also be proficient in Nail-bouncing. There are parts on the way to the wall jump ability where the Knight must Nail-bounce on purple mushrooms.

Enemies

The Knight will run into many enemies while getting the Mantis Claw ability. Specifically, the Knight will encounter Vengeflies, Goams, an Aspid Hunter, Fungoons, Shrumal Warriors, Shrumelings, Sports, a Fungified Husk, Amblooms, Mantis Youths, and Mantis Warriors.

Path to Get the Wall Jump Ability in Hollow Knight

To find and get the Mantis Claw ability, this is what the Knight must do:

  1. Starting from the Bench in the Forgotten Crossroads Stag Station, head to the right to exit the room. Drop down the platforms on the right and take the exit downwards. Drop down the small platform on the left, head towards the ledge below on the left, and exit the room on the left.
  2. After that, jump up the elevated platform on the left. Wait for the Goam below on the left to retract, drop down, and head to the safe spot on the platform.
  3. Wait for the next Goam on the left to burrow underground and quickly cross to the next platform. Wait for another Goam to retract, then continue on the path. Head to the left, where the Knight will run into two Vengeflies. Exit the room at the end of the path on the left.
  4. Then, go to the left and jump across the gap with the Goam, where the Knight will find another Vengefly. Jump across the spikes on the left where there is another Goam on the left. Wait for the Goam to retract, then quickly cross toward the next platform.
  5. Wait for the next Goam to head underground, then quickly jump across. Wait for the last Goam to retract and quickly cross. Head up the platforms on the left, continue to the left, jump across the gap, and take the exit.
  6. Next, head to the left and up the slightly elevated platform where there is an Aspid Hunter. Go down the platforms on the left, continue to the left, and exit the room. After that, upon entering, jump and dash using the Mothwing Cloak ability toward the platform above on the left. Head down the path on the left. At the bottom, go to the right and take the next exit downwards.
  7. Then the Knight has now arrived in the Fungal Wastes area. Head down the shaft on the left and go down the platforms on the right to land on a small platform. On the right, the Knight will find a Fungoon. Drop down the platform below, where the Knight will find an Ambloom. Drop down the gap on the left, then drop down the platform below on the right.
  8. On the right, the Knight will run into another Fungoon. Drop down the platform below on the right and head down the platforms on the right to land on a small platform. Drop down the small platform on the right and the small one below on the left.
  9. The Knight will find another Fungoon on the left. Jump and dash to the right to land on a platform instead of a pool of acid. Drop down the gap on the right to land on a small ledge. Head down the path on the left to land on another small platform, then a ledge below. It is important to mention a Bench at the exit next to Leg Eater.
  10. Then, jump and dash across the acid pool to the left towards a safe platform. Head down the shaft and down the small platforms to reach another platform next to a pool of acid.
  11. Head down the two small platforms on the left, then jump and dash towards the small platform below on the right above the pool of acid. Head down the shaft on the right using the small platforms. At the bottom, jump across the gap on the right and exit the room.
  12. Next, jump across the gap on the right towards a large platform. Here, the Knight will run into a Shrumal Warrior. Head to the right, jump across the gap, and the Knight will find another Shrumal Warrior and a few Shrumelings. Go to the right, drop down the gap, and take the exit on the right.
  13. After that, the Knight will find a Fungoon on the right. Drop down the gap on the right, head to the right, and drop down another gap. Head down the path downwards using the small platforms. On the left, the Knight will find a Sporg.
  14. Drop down the gap on the right, where the Knight will find another Sporg at the bottom. Head to the left and down the path using the two small platforms. On the right, the Knight will find another Sporg. Drop down the ledge on the left and exit the room.
  15. Then, head to the left and take the exit. Go to the left and drop down the gap to find several bouncy, purple mushrooms. Head to the left, then, near a wall, jump up the purple mushroom and nail-bounce on top of it to jump higher. Land on the elevated platform on the left.
  16. Following that, there is a pool of acid and a couple of purple mushrooms. Nail-bounce on the purple mushrooms above the acid pool to reach another safe platform on the left. Drop down the small platform below on the left and drop down the safe platform next to the pool of acid.
  17. Head down the gap on the right using the small platforms, and, at the bottom, the Knight will find a Fungified Husk. Go to the right, drop down the gap, go to the left, and take the next exit that leads down.
  18. Next, the Knight will run into two Amblooms on the platform below. Head down the path below on the left to land on a purple mushroom and go to the right, where there is a Sporg. Drop down the next gap on the right, then head to the very bottom of the room. The Knight will run into a Fungoon and a Sporg on the way down. At the bottom, take the exit on the right
  19. After that, head to the right, then Nail-bounce on the purple mushroom above a pool of acid to reach the platform on the right. On this platform, the Knight will find a Mantis Warrior. Head to the right, then dash across the acid pool below to land on a platform.
  20. Here, the Knight will find a Mantis Youth. Continue heading to the right, and the Knight will find another Mantis Warrior. Head up an elevated platform and drop down a gap where there is another Mantis Youth. Go to the left and drop down to the next exit.
  21. Then, head to the left, drop down the gap, and head down the platforms towards a small platform. Go down the gap on the left, and at the bottom, the Knight will find a Mantis Youth. Go to the right, drop down the gap towards a small platform, then drop down on the left towards a large platform. Here, the Knight will find a Mantis Warrior. Go to the left and take the exit.
  22. Following that, continue going to the left. At the end of the platform, jump and dash, using the Mothwing Cloak ability, towards the platform above on the left. Go up the platform on the left, then dash above the acid pool towards a platform below. Here, the Knight will find a Mantis Youth
  23. Next, go to the left, where the Knight finds another Mantis Warrior, another Mantis Youth, and one more Mantis Warrior. At the end of the path, the Knight will find a switch above. Strike the switch, and a path above will be opened.
  24. After that, head to the right again up until the pool of acid. Jump up the platforms above on the left, where there is a Mantis Warrior. At the end of the platform, the Knight will find a Mantis Youth. Jump and dash across the gap towards another platform.
  25. Here, there is another Mantis Youth. At the left end of this platform, jump and dash across the gap towards another platform.
  26. Then, go to the left and head up the path using the platforms and ledges. On the way up, the Knight will run into a Mantis Youth. At the top, head to the right and drop down the gap. Finally, here, the Knight will find something glowing. Inspect the glowing item; the Knight will get the Wall Jump ability, the Mantis Claw!

Conclusion 

Acquiring the Wall Jump ability in Hollow Knight is a monumental milestone in the journey of the Knight. The player can unlock the potential to scale previously inaccessible heights through perseverance and exploration. As the Knight navigates the kingdom of Hallownest, the Wall Jump ability opens up many opportunities.

Among these are finding hidden passages, secret areas, and invaluable treasures. The player gains a new sense of freedom and empowerment by mastering this acrobatic ability. This, then, enables the Knight to conquer challenges that previously seemed unconquerable.

So, now that the Knight has the Mantis Claw ability, the player sees Hallownest’s walls as stepping stones. Now, it is time to explore more of the kingdom of Hallownest in Hollow Knight.

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