The Nomes in Little Nightmares (also known as Gnomes outside of the game) are tiny creatures that generally run at first sight, but will eventually let you get close to them. Little Nightmares Nomes are one of two collectible items in the games. To collect a Nome you must grab it, which results in a hug. If you hug a Nome in Little Nightmares it is considered to be collected. This article covers the location of every Nome in Little Nightmares, broken up by the area where you’ll find each one.

It's important to note that you won't find the Nomes in some of these locations if you don't scare them first. For example, the first Nome in The Prison area only appears in the secret room if you open the refrigerator first so the Nome can run into the room. If you're having trouble finding a Nome listed below, go through that area in our Little Nightmares game hub to make sure you scared it into position first.

The Prison

  • Number of Nomes: 3

Nome 1 - In the room with the refrigerator in the middle, look to the far right to find a small opening in the foreground. There’s a Nome in the room to the right of the opening.

Little Nightmares Nome

Nome 2 - After you reach the first room with the spotlight eye, climb up the mountain of cages to the right of the spotlight, but stop before you reach the floor above. There’s a Nome in a cage to the far right. You can reach the cage by walking along the top row of cages, then jumping to the right, or by taking a running jump to the right and grabbing the ledge (if you’re just short) by holding R2 (PS4) or RT (Xbox) to stop yourself from falling to the floor (and dying). Crawl through the cage and into the next room, then grab the Nome.

Little Nightmares Nome

Nome 3 - After you climb the filing cabinets to turn off the power a second time, move to the far left side of the room and light the lantern, then look in the background and pull open the crate to free the Nome. It runs back into the room to the right and hides in the left corner of the room. Go back into the previous room and hug the Nome.

Little Nightmares Nome

The Lair

  • Number of Nomes: 3

Nome 1 - There’s a long flight of stairs near the beginning of the area. The first flight climbs to the right, then the second long flight of stairs climbs to the left. Before you climb the final flight of stairs to the right, look to the far left to find a Nome.

Little Nightmares Nome

Nome 2 - Once you pick up the lever on the floor and insert it into the pillar to open the hatch on the floor, drop down into the hatch. In the next room to the right you can climb the crates to the right, but instead, climb up the ladder in the background on the right. Move the boxes at the top to reveal a small passage, then drop down into the next room to find a Nome.

Little Nightmares Nome

Nome 3 - After the hallway of clocks you’ll enter a room with numerous stacks of books. Crawl under the desk on the far right side and a Nome will run away. Now head to the far left to find the Nome standing to the left of the stack of books in the middle of the floor near the left wall. You may have to move a few books to see the Nome clearly.

Little Nightmares Nome

The Kitchen

  • Number of Nomes: 3

Nome 1 - After picking up the key go back into the bathroom on the far right to find a Nome to the left of the double toilets.

Little Nightmares Nome

Nome 2 - After picking up the key and heading into the elevator, instead of continuing to the right to unlock the door, go left into the pantry to find a brown jar on the floor. Pick up and break the brown jar to find a Nome.

Little Nightmares Nome

Nome 3 - When you reach the room with the sausage maker and the lift that leads up to the freezer area, look under the table that the sausage maker is sitting on to find a Nome hiding there.

Little Nightmares Nome

The Guest Area

  • Number of Nomes: 4

Nome 1 - At the very start of the area, go left instead of right to find a secret room with a Nome.

Little Nightmares Nome

Nome 2 - In the room where you have to run across the top of the bar, dodging guests left and right, before you make that run look on the far right side of the room to find a stool pushed up against the wall near the foreground. Move the stool to the left to reveal a hole behind it. Crawl through the hole to find a Nome.

Little Nightmares Nome

Nome 3 - After shattering the mirror in the bathroom and walking along the elevated pipe back to the elevator, take the elevator to the next floor, but head left instead of right. In the first guest quarter there’s a Nome about to wake up a sleeping guest.

Little Nightmares Nome

Nome 4 - You can’t miss this Nome, even if you tried. When you start to get hunger pains keep walking to the right until a Nome offers you a sausage. Unfortunately you opt for a different kind of food, which counts as hugging the Nome.

Little Nightmares Nome

There are no Nomes in The Lady’s Quarters area, but you can find all of the statues and more in our Little Nightmares game hub!