The Ultimate Guide to Geo – Hollow Knight

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In Hollow Knight, geo acts as a hill that slows progress. This makes the game flow better for the most part until the mid-to-late game. On my first playthrough, I kept coming up short when I wanted a nail upgrade, a bunch of items from Salubra or Sly, or the unbreakable charms. This guide has the most important geo collection strategies.
 
 

SPOILER WARNING

This guide may contain spoilers for Hollow Knight. Play the game or read at your own risk.
 
 
 

Forgotten Crossroads

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1. Geo Deposits
 
 
There are a LOT of geo deposits in the Crossroads. They all contain about 15 geo each. At the end of the day, they make very little difference in your wallet, and can be skipped if need be.
 
 
2. Enemies
 
 
The only great enemy to kill for geo in the crossroads is the husk guard. They may be tanky and heavy hitters, but for 45 geo per kill I think they are worth 30 seconds of your time. One can be found in the middle of the Crossroads on the way to the False Knight. The other one is in the top right corner of the Crossroads guarding a grub.
 
 
3. Bosses
 
 
Both the Gruz Mother and the False Knight are great sources of geo in the early game giving 100 and 200 geo respectively. The False Knight’s geo is indirect and gotten by opening the chest by the arena you fight him in though.
 
 
4. Collectibles
 
 
There are five grubs in the Forgotten Crossroads. They don’t serve much of a purpose money-wise until the mid-game, but they are cute and you should still save them. If you save all five of them, you can get a mask shard plus a bit of geo for free before going to Greenpath. To my knowledge, there is only one relic in the Crossroads (not counting the grub rewards). It is gotten by climbing the well with the mantis claw and hence cannot be gotten before Fungal Wastes.
 
 
 

Greenpath

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1. Geo Deposits
 
 
The geo deposits in Greenpath are better than the ones in the Crossroads giving about 25-30 geo per node instead of 15.
 
 
2. Enemies
 
 
The only enemies that are decent money makers in Greenpath are the larger enemies: fool eaters and moss knights. Fool eaters give 10-15 geo per kill and moss knights give 45 per kill. The fool eaters hide by geo and relics waiting for someone to come by while the moss knights are scattered about the latter half of Greenpath guarding routes, geo, and a grub. The geo that some of the moss knights guard is worth a lot more than regular geo nodes going up to about 45 per node.
 
 
3. Bosses
 
 
Defeating Hornet awards the player with no geo, but gives them a dash. This dash can be used to get to the Massive Moss Charger in the bottom middle of Greenpath. When defeated, it gives the player 200 geo. If you continue to the left, there will be a chest with a bit of geo in it as well.
 
 
4. Collectibles
 
 
There are only a few grubs in Greenpath. On a normal playthrough, you could get all three without a problem. The relics in Greenpath require abilities the player doesn’t have yet (unless you can fireball skip), so they are skipped for now.
 
 
 

Fog Canyon

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1. Geo Deposits
 
 
There are no worthwhile geo deposits in Fog Canyon.
 
 
2. Enemies
 
 
Millibelle the Banker is the most ravenous of enemies and perhaps one of the most unintuitive ways of making money out there. She sets up shop to the left of Queen’s Station and when you talk to her, she will offer to “bank” your geo so you can pick it up later. If you give the full 4500 geo to her, she will steal your geo and run away to the Pleasure House in the right side City of Tears. To get your geo back, you need access to the right side City of Tears and a simple key to open the door leading to her. Once you get there, you go up the elevator to the sauna and smack her around with your nail for five to ten minutes. This will give you close to 10,000 geo! If you give her less than 4500 geo and she runs away, you will get less geo back. Results may vary.
 
 
3. Bosses
 
 
There is no boss geo in Fog Canyon.
 
 
4. Collectibles
 
 
There are two Hallownest Seals in Fog Canyon. One is on the left path towards the Howling Wraiths while the other requires Isma’s Tear.
 
 
 

Fungal Wastes

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1. Geo Deposits
 
 
The geo deposits in the Fungal Wastes are slightly better than the ones in Greenpath giving roughly 35 geo per fungal node. The smaller nodes give about half as much.
 
 
2. Enemies
 
 
The Shrumal Ogres give 45 geo. There are only two available when you enter the Fungal Wastes for the first time though. The others are blocked behind late-game accessories.
 
 
3. Bosses
 
 
The only boss in Fungal Wastes are the Mantis Lords (excluding Elder Hu like always). They are a really tough boss for newer players, but can be beaten relatively easily especially with the Fragile Heart charm. If you don’t want to spend geo on the charm (which is a bad idea because the charm is insanely good) or you need more health for the fight, there is a lifeblood cocoon you can use by wall-jumping and breaking a breakable wall on the top left side of the Mantis Lords’ arena. When defeated, the mantises will become friendly and let you into their treasure room. It contains 600 geo, a Hallownest Seal, and an overrated charm.
 
 
4. Collectibles
 
 
A bunch of relics are hidden about the Fungal Wastes. With mantis claw, it is really easy to quickly get all of them. There is a journal above the mantis village and both a Hallownest Seal and a journal in the upper portion of Fungal Wastes to the right of Queen’s Station. There is a seal in the station, but it requires monarch wings. On another note, some people like to buy Fragile Greed from Leg Eater at this point (Fragile Greed increases geo drops from enemies), but I don’t think it’s necessary for most geo collection. The option is there if you want to though.
 
 
 

City of Tears (Left Side)

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1. Geo Deposits
 
 
There are not many geo deposits in the City of Tears, but when you find them they give you almost 50 geo per node.
 
 
2. Enemies
 
 
There aren’t any enemies on the left side of the City of Tears that give a good money output.
 
 
3. Bosses
 
 
The bosses on the left side of the City of Tears are the Soul Warrior and the Soul Master. You fight them in the Soul Sanctum and they give 200 and 380 geo when defeated respectively. Note that the Soul Master’s geo is not directly given, it is held in a chest in the area after the boss fight.
 
 
4. Collectibles
 
 
There are three relics on the left side of the City of Tears. One seal is on the platforms in the open area between Relic Seeker Lemm and the nailsmith, another seal is in the area unlocked after defeating Soul Master, and the journal is found to the left of the City’s stag station. Relic Seeker Lemm can also be unlocked after reaching the city. He is one of the best ways of making money in the game. He will buy every Wanderer’s Journal, Hallownest Seal, King’s Idol, and Arcane Egg that you have for 200, 400, 800, and 1,600 geo respectively.
 
 
 

Crystal Peak

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1. Geo Deposits
 
 
There are a lot of geo deposits in Crystal Peak and they are worth 25 geo per node.
 
 
2. Enemies
 
 
There are no enemies that drop good amounts of geo in the Crystal Peak, but there are a lot of enemies in general. You can get a good amount of money from the sections where there are a lot of enemies in one place.
 
 
3. Bosses
 
 
The only boss in Crystal Peak is the Crystal Guardian. He drops 385 geo when defeated.
 
 
4. Collectibles
 
 
There are seven grubs in Crystal Peak. Saving all of them at once is a really easy way of getting really good amounts of money from the grubfather quicker because the amount of money rewarded increases after more grubs have been saved. Just note that one is blocked off until you get monarch wings unless you’re okay with pogoing on an enemy to skip over a section. There is a King’s Idol and a Wanderer’s Journal in the Crystal Peaks. The idol is by Cornifer and can be gotten by using monarch wings or pogoing on a background object, wall jumping on the side wall, and dashing to the platform. The journal is in the middle of peaks guarded by 10 or so crystal crawlers. You can kill them with a spell, damage boost through them, or avoid them entirely by walking in line with them.
 
 
 

City of Tears (Right Side)

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1. Geo Deposits
 
 
There are not many geo deposits in the City of Tears, but when you find them they give you almost 50 geo per node.
 
 
2. Enemies
 
 
The golden husk is an enemy that you can find hidden in the wall of one of the buildings on the right side City of Tears. Killing it will result in the player gaining 420 geo. The husk sentries are littered about the right side City of Tears. They have a ton of health as well as deal two masks of damage per hit, but they give 45 geo when killed. This is a valid strategy of geo farming, but I don’t think it’s worth it even when using Fragile Greed.
 
 
3. Bosses
 
 
The Watcher Knights give 655 geo and a Hallownest Seal when defeated. The wealth is located in a treasure room above the arena.
 
 
4. Collectibles
 
 
There is one other Hallownest Seal above the King’s Station Stag platform that requires nail pogos on spikes to get to.
 
 
 

Kingdom’s Edge

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1. Geo Deposits
 
 
There are a decent amount of geo nodes in Kingdom’s Edge. Every one is worth about 50 geo per node. If you have Desolate Dive or its upgrade, then you can get the secret giant geo rock. In the bottom right of Kingdom’s Edge, there is a spot of breakable ground to the right of Nailmaster Oro’s hut that you can follow down into the earth all the way to the largest geo rock you will ever see. It contains 420 geo.
 
 
2. Enemies
 
 
There are a couple enemies that are decent money makers in Kingdom’s Edge: the hoppers and great hoppers. They give 16 and 30 geo respectively. This may not sound like much, but there are a lot of them everywhere. They aren’t worth it to farm, but they can give you a bit of money in a pinch.
 
 
3. Bosses
 
 
The Colosseum will give you a lot of money in a decent amount of time with an upgraded nail. It is found at the very top of Kingdom’s Edge. Colosseum One will give you roughly 1000 geo while Colosseum Two and Three will give you around 2000. Of all the Colosseums, the best one to farm is the second one if you really need to. It will take anywhere from 10 to 20 minutes depending on your gear and skill level. If you need to farm geo this is the way to do it.
 
 
4. Collectibles
 
 
There are 5 relics in Kingdom’s Edge. One of the two King’s Idols is behind a breakable wall below the Colosseum. The other is in the Pale Lurker’s Hideout. It requires Isma’s Tear to get to. The other three are journals and therefore less important to find. They are really easy to stumble upon though.
 
 
 

Deepnest

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1. Geo Deposits
 
 
The geo deposits in Deepnest while plentiful only provide 15 or so geo.
 
 
2. Enemies
 
 
The only enemies in Deepnest worth farming are the carver hatchers. They are located in the Failed Tramway and spit out dirtcarvers. You get 6 geo per dirtcarver and the carver hatchers spawn five before physically attacking the player. Since the carver hatchers give 25 geo a piece that puts it up to roughly 55 geo per carver hatcher. This can be increased greatly by using Fragile Greed and is the only instance in which I would ever use the charm.
 
 
3. Bosses
 
 
There are no bosses that drop geo when defeated in Deepnest.
 
 
4. Collectibles
 
 
There are a lot of relics in Deepnest. Most of them aren’t worth going out of your way for though. The best ones to go for are the Hallownest Seal in the Distant Village and the King’s Idol left of where Zote gets trapped (you don’t need to save Zote to get it though).
 
 
 

Summary

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Early Game
 
 
1. Boss Geo (Forgotten Crossroads)(Greenpath)
 
 
There is so much boss geo early on. That makes this the best way to get geo. The total amount when you combine Gruz Mother’s, False Knight’s, and Massive Moss Charger’s geo is about 500. That is great early game geo that you really don’t have to go out of your way for.
 
 
2. Enemy Geo (Forgotten Crossroads)(Greenpath)
 
 
The husk guards and moss knights drop 45 geo a piece. Since you run into one guard and four knights on a straight path to Mothwing Cloak, you can easily get over 200 geo from them.
 
 
3. Fungal Wastes Geo Rocks (Fungal Wastes)
 
 
If you don’t mind moving slower, and want a large amount of geo in the early game, the geo nodes in Fungal Wastes work really well. The area easily has 20 fungal nodes in it which give 35 per node. This amounts to around 700 geo. The only flaw with this strategy is that it takes significantly longer to go through with.
 
 
Mid-Late Game
 
 
1. Relic Seeker Lemm (Left Side City of Tears)
 
 
I was hesitant to put relics in first place, but there is no denying the sheer amount of geo you can gain at the cost of reading the slowest lines of text ever. The only real downfall is that you have to make a trip to Lemm every time you want to get geo, but it’s worth it because of the payout it brings. There are plenty of better ways to make a lot of short term geo, but the stability of Lemm just makes this the best option.
 
 
2. Uno Reverse Card Millibelle (Fog Canyon)
 
 
Giving Millibelle 4500 geo is a low cost to pay when you realize that you get double what you let her steal to begin with.
 
 
3. Boss Geo (Left Side City of Tears)(Crystal Peak)(Right Side City of Tears)
 
 
The mid-late game has the most boss geo in Hollow Knight. Soul Warrior, Soul Master, Crystal Guardian, and the Watcher Knights combined geo is about 1500 geo. That’s a lot of geo that you don’t have to go out of your way for at all.
 
 
Honorable Mention: Best Farming Methods
 
 
1. Colosseum Two (Kingdom’s Edge)
 
 
Colosseum Two is the best all around geo farming method in the game. It may give slightly less geo than killing the same enemies over and over again for ten minutes, but it is at least five times more fun.
 
 
2. Carver Hatcher Farming (Deepnest)
 
 
The math makes me at least think about using this method of farming. It gives more geo than Colosseum Two, but it is really out of the way. The only time I’d use it instead of Colosseum Two is if I had Dream Gate. If you’re going to use this method make sure you have Fragile Greed equipped. Without the charm it isn’t faster.
 
 
3. Husk Sentry Farming (Right Side City of Tears)
 
 
This is the only other half decent farm out there. It is way worse than the other two and is soul-draining; literally, physically, and mentally. If you don’t know, husk sentries have a ton of hp and deal two masks of damage per hit. The problem with this farming method though is that they can parry attacks meaning half of your hits won’t deal damage and will be blocked.
 
 

Written by ET

 
 
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