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Dreamgate is an Ability in Hollow Knight. It allows the Knight to place a warp point and then travel to it.


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Allows the Knight to place a Dreamgate at a location, then warp to it from anywhere. Only one Dreamgate can be placed at any time, and placing a new gate removes the previous one. Warping consumes 1 Essence. A Dreamgate can be warped to indefinitely, as long as the Knight has enough Essence. Setting a Dreamgate takes ~3.5 seconds and warping to one takes ~2.75 seconds. The Dream Wielder Charm reduces both of these times by ~0.5 seconds.

Once set, an icon appears on the map, showing the location of the Dreamgate.


The Dream Nail cannot be used to place or warp to a gate while moving or while inside the Ancestral Mound, either functioning Tram, the rooms in the City of Tears containing lifts to the Forgotten Crossroads and the Resting Grounds, Beast's Den, the White Palace, the Lifeblood Chamber, the Cast-Off Shell, the Dreamers' dreams, the Birthplace memory, or the rooms containing the White Lady, the Hollow Knight, and the Radiance.

Additionally, the Dream Nail cannot be used to place a gate in any interior location (that is, any location not on the Map, including dreams but excluding the room containing Seer), the Pleasure House and its lift shaft, all boss arenas that cannot be exited freely, most arenas that are closed by gates, all Husk Guard, Great Husk Sentry, Entombed Husk, and Stalking Devout spawn locations, various locations that can become inaccessible at any time, and the rooms containing Unn and Hive Knight.

Additionally, the Dream Nail cannot be used to warp to a gate while inside the room containing Soul Master.

How to Acquire

The Dreamgate is acquired in the Resting Grounds by talking to Seer after having acquired 900 Essence.

  • If a save file exists from before the Hidden Dreams update after Seer has already left, Dreamgate is automatically acquired upon loading the save.


  • When warping out from a dream, the Knight wakes up at the point they entered the dream, instead of the Dreamgate. This does not consume any Essence.
    • Similarly, activating the Dreamgate during any of the fights in the Godmaster content Hall of Gods or while in a Godmaster content Pantheon causes the Knight to wake up in front of the respective statue/entrance.
  • Using the Dreamgate destroys the Delicate Flower.