Learn how to obtain the Glowing Womb Charm in Hollow Knight!
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 in ruins because of a supernatural disease. As the Knight journeys through Hallownest, he can unlock new abilities, spells, and charms that will help him traverse through different areas of Hallownest and defeat enemies.
In the game, special items give the Knight different abilities and bonuses called Charms. To equip or unequip these Charms, the Knight must sit on a Bench, and the Knight must have enough unused Notches to equip them. In this guide, we’ll learn about the Glowing Womb charm.
One of the 45 Charms in the game is the Glowing Womb Charm, which requires and takes up only two Charm Notches. When equipped, the Glowing Womb charm uses the Knight’s Soul to summon Hatchlings that can deal damage to enemies upon contact. The Glowing Womb charm will summon a Hatchling every 4 seconds, and there can only be four Hatchlings at once. The charm will use 8 Souls to spawn each Hatchling that deals nine contact damage to enemies.
Because of the charm’s effect of using Soul to spawn Hatchlings, the player should be good at dodging and attacking using the Nail if the Knight has the Glowing Womb charm equipped, as there would be less Soul that can be used for Focusing or healing and casting spells. However, the Glowing Womb charm can be useful for a passive companion to attack enemies in battle. With the Glowing Womb charm, the Knight will spawn Hatchlings to help the Knight defeat enemies!
The Glowing Womb charm can be found next to a corpse of what looks like a large Aspid Mother at the end of a hidden room in the middle of the Forgotten Crossroads.
On the way to acquiring it in the Forgotten Crossroads area, the Knight will encounter a few enemies, specifically Tiktiks, Vengeflies, a Husk Guard, a Husk Bully, Aspid Hatchlings, Aspid Hunters, and Aspid Mothers. In the late game, however, when the Forgotten Crossroads has become the Infected Crossroads, the Vengeflies will become Furious Vengeflies, and the Husk Guard will be inactive.
Before the Knight can find it, the Knight needs the Crystal Heart ability, which allows the Knight to continuously dash and fly forwards until the Knight hits a wall, hits an enemy that was not killed by the dash, or if the player stops the dash, and the Mantis Claw ability, which allows the Knight to cling to walls and jump off of them.
To make the journey to the Glowing Womb charm easier, it is recommended that the Knight has the Monarch Wings ability, which allows the Knight to perform a secondary jump in mid-air, and the Mothwing Cloak ability, which allows the Knight to dash forward horizontally. Acquiring it will be no challenge with this item and these abilities.
To exit this area, head to the left and back from where the Knight went. Exit the room on the bottom left of the room; then, instead of dropping down to the left and using the Crystal Heart ability from the wall on the left again, the Knight can head to the right where part of the floor at the end of the path will break once the Knight stands on it and reveal a shortcut back.
Other Charms go well with the Glowing Womb charm, specifically, the Defender’s Crest charm, which releases toxic clouds around the Knight that deal damage to enemies and, if paired with the Glowing Womb charm, will reduce the spawned Hatchlings’ contact damage from 9 to only 5.
Still, the Hatchlings will now also release toxic clouds that last for a second and deal up to 5 damage, the Fury of the Fallen charm, which will increase the Knight’s Nail damage by 75% when at only one Mask of health remaining, and, if paired with the Glowing Womb charm, will also increase the spawned Hatchlings’ contact damage when the Knight is at one Mask of health remaining, and the Kingsoul charm, which generates four Soul for the Knight every two seconds and, if paired with the Glowing Womb charm, the Knight will be able to constantly spawn Hatchlings as the Knight’s Soul will constantly be regenerated.
Now that the Knight has the Glowing Womb charm, the Knight can equip it while sitting down on a Bench, and the Knight will spawn Hatchlings that can deal contact damage to enemies!