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Hollow Knight contains remappable controls for both Keyboard and Controller. On the wiki, due to the multiple inputs and ability to remap said inputs, button/key prompts are referred to by their action rather than the name of the assigned button or key. This is a guide to the names of each input and their default mappings.

Note: Default mappings for the Nintendo Switch and any future consoles will be added upon release

Name Use
Keyboard-48
195040-200
Nintendo Switch
JUMP Jumping, bouncing off walls with Mantis Claw, activating Monarch Wings in mid-air.
Keyboard White Z
360 A
ATTACK Attacking with the Nail, holding down to charge Nail Arts.
Keyboard White X
360 X
FOCUS/CAST Casting Spells, holding down to use Focus
Keyboard White A
360 B
DREAM NAIL Holding down to use Dream Nail
Keyboard White D
360 Y
QUICK CAST Casting Spells
Keyboard White E
360 RB
DASH Using Mothwing Cloak or Shade Cloak
Keyboard White C
360 RT
PAUSE Pausing the game to access menu options
Keyboard White Esc
360 Start Alt
INVENTORY Opening the Inventory, Map, Hunter's Journal, or Charms page
Keyboard White I
360 Back Alt
SUPER DASH Holding to use the Crystal Heart
Keyboard White S
360 LT
QUICK MAP Holding to view Area map, double-tapping to view full Map.
Keyboard White Tab
360 LB
LOOK UP/DOWN Holding to view the area above the player
Keyboard White Arrow Up
Keyboard White Arrow Down
360 Right Stick
UP/DOWN/LEFT/RIGHT Movement, navigating the menu
Keyboard White Arrows
360 Left Stick
OR
360 Dpad

All button images used under Creative Commons from Xelu on OpenGameArt.org

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