Select the "Start Game" option, and create a new character. Then, enter one of the following cheat codes as your character name. Select "Yes" to confirm the code, then you can rename your character as desired. Note: Only one code can be enabled at once. Additionally, you cannot earn achievements while using cheat codes.
|Super jump and fast speed||AABNWHME|
|Shovel Knight looks like Vile from Mega Man X||ACFQXMIK|
|Pogo off any surface, normal bouncing height||ACVGZQDS|
|Every time you begin a level with less than 500 gold, your gold is set to 500||ADYSOYBB|
|Enemies do no damage, still get knocked back, permanent Treasure Ichor The Indomitable Magnet Mode||AFOFHFMJ|
|Mail of Momentum (Black Armor)||AGLHVAFR|
|Phase Locket and Chaos Spheres with infinite ammo||AGNXPEMB|
|Peach armor color with cyan horns||AKMTJHTW|
|Red-yellow armor in New Game+ with infinite ammo Phase Locket, fast movement, no checkpoints, one-hit kills||ALRLXUQC|
|All enemies drop a red ruby||AMNVJKJQ|
|Chaos Spheres with infinite ammo and instant firing rate||AVYMDUZS|
|All money from enemies and dig piles always are in rising bubbles||AYNRZQGV|
|Have Alchemy Coin, Trench Blade, and Throwing Anchor; Shovel Knight breathes bubbles and all treasure floats around in bubbles||AZUIAOPF|
|White armor with crème-colored shading||BAFNOODV|
|Very fast speed with basic random palette armor that changes colors upon damage||BBPOXDRR|
|Flame Wand, Phase Locket, and Dust Knuckles||BJDNKUIQ|
|New Game+ mode with everything unlocked and fully upgraded||BJLHZXED|
|Lower jumps, slower movement, proof of duplication||BMBNBMPP|
|Alchemy Coin and War Horn with infinite ammo||BNQYQNHC|
|Flame Wand and double length Phase Locket with infinite ammo and instant firing rate||BPLHSYKV|
|Very fast speed||BQDXXQBJ|
|All enemies drop slightly higher amount of gold||BQOSCHJA|
|Chaos Spheres and Mobile Gear with infinite ammo and instant fire rate||BUJMILMS|
|All armors unlocked||BXFGUEKM|
|Alchemy Coin and Mobile Gear with infinite ammo||CBSKEVWI|
|Red/purple palette-swap armor, infinite Ammo Dust Knuckle, fast movement speed, takes x4 damage from enemies||CC&IMPAC|
|Flare Wand and Dust Knuckles with infinite ammo||CCXZPHJK|
|War Horn and Propeller Dagger with infinite ammo||CKWKGLVY|
|Lose all gold upon death; can still be recovered afterwards||CNOWICRU|
|Start with everything, invincible, big, super jump, super speed||CR&RZY!|
|Very fast movement||CRGYGUKP|
|Pale Purple armor, New Game+ mode with no items, fast movement, no checkpoints, dies with one hit||CRQHXNWO|
|Flare Wand and Alchemy Coin with infinite ammo and instant fire rate||CRZILHQZ|
|Up to the Clockwork Tower completed||CSJZPYHA|
|Red Armor color palette change||CUFROLJP|
|Propeller Dagger with infinite ammo and instant firing rate||CVPYHAON|
|Phase Locket lasts three times longer||CXHEPCVT|
|Every time you begin a level with less than 100 gold, your gold is set to 100||CXZLOHGP|
|Dust Knuckles move twice as far on hit||CYWGROJF|
|Phase Locket with infinite ammo and instant fire rate||DEYAGLTE|
|Basic armor with blue horns||DFPIDWVT|
|Enemies always drop magic refills is if Conjurer's Coat used||DGBPAFJY|
|Super jump and pogo bounce higher||DIFUUQDE|
|Hall of Champions completed||DIOQTDNQ|
|Flare Wand and Mobile Gear with infinite ammo and instant firing rate||DOABLPYA|
|Treasure magnetically attracted to you||DSHHKILX|
|Moon jump (normal jump only) and very fast speed||DVKDWHCG|
|5,000 gold and Plains completed||DWLAAPJH|
|Tower of Fate: Entrance completed||EAEJRGWJ|
|Enemies and damaging obstacles go through you without any damage or recoil||ECXDASGN|
|Pogo off any surface, high bounce||EEHGZSSL|
|All three shovel abilities||EJBHZACP|
|Extremely bright yellow-green armor||EJYYXOCY|
|Red palette-swap armor, Infinite Ammo Fire Rod||EKJOVNLF|
|New Game+ mode||ENTSSYSQ|
|Super jump and speed||EOSOUYJW|
|Walk through enemies including Bosses without harm; spikes still hurt||EOYALQJU|
|Light blue armor with lavender horns||ESQEHMQL|
|Full glowing purple armor and horns||ETWBGRTH|
|Drop all gold on death; die again without recovering your gold it is gone||FBRVCJUV|
|Pogo off any surface||FCCKJOIQ|
|Lime green armor with pink horns||FFDVPBPF|
|Chaos Sphere with infinite ammo||FHOYIZYI|
|Ground spark shovel ability||FKKLYZKU|
|Fishing Rod and Alchemy Coin with infinite ammo and instant fire rate||FNFTHZMP|
|All enemies drop more gold||FTNRCLNG|
|Flame Wand, Phase Locket, Dust Knuckles, Throwing Anchor, Alchemy Coin, and Mobile Gear, War Horn, and Propeller Dagger||FVDNOSYB|
|Very fast speed||FVRKXEOC|
|Tan armor with orange horns and green shading||FZEEPOZB|
|Lose 50% of your gold upon dying, can be recollected||FZGZWEBA|
|Jump screen height with momentum armor speed/slide effects, but with knockback||GABMXVDP|
|No knockback from shovel attacks||GAPWIIZJ|
|Light red armor and yellow horns||GGTUHHUZ|
|Everything except music unlocked||GGWBUCFV|
|War Horn, Propeller Dagger, Fishing Pole and Chaos Orb, all with infinite use||GJAFJFDR|
|Double length Phase Locket and Chaos Spheres with infinite ammo and instant firing rate||GJAPJYZF|
|Light blue palette-swap armor, infinite ammo Chaos Sphere, super jumping||GNUCVKND|
|5,000 Gold, 5 Hearts, Flare Wand, Phase Locket, Fishing Rod, one Chalice, first two Knights' stages completed||GSYZBJME|
|Checkpoints break after one use; game crashes if you respawn at an unbreakable checkpoint||GVKZKDWW|
|Mail of Momentum (Black Armor)||GWFCCFHP|
|Every time you begin a level with less than 1,000 gold, your gold is set to 1,000 gold||GYMEPHLM|
|Alchemy Coin and Chaos Spheres with infinite ammo and instant firing rate||GZKTTTQD|
|All Relics except the two Chalices; all with infinite ammo and instant firing rate||HAAYHJZY|
|Cannot die from falling in pits or touching spikes, no checkpoints, no instant kills, but must start over if you run out of health||HBWNCLBP|
|Phase locket and flare wand with infinite ammo||HDANEGGJ|
|Only drop one bag if you do not have much gold||HMJECSMB|
|Lose all gold upon dying; can be recollected||HMOGVRDH|
|Red armor with silver horns||HRCKMYHQ|
|Random Relic and set of armor, mana at 30 or 80||HSDGYZMT|
|Fishing rod and flare wand, infinite ammo||HWOXRVEF|
|Lose all gold upon death; can be recollected||HZWOYMNU|
|Chaos Sphere has no shot limit||ICGHNASB|
|Mobile Gear with infinite ammo||IGIUIETR|
|Enemy hits do two notches of damage||IGJKKPCK|
|Start at the first checkpoint of Mole Knight stage with all relics, silver armor, and three-minute timer||IM&SGC14|
|Blue armor with orange horns||INCJMBQE|
|Dynamo Mail (Gray Armor)||ISIQCFDN|
|Jump height increased to past top of screen||J&!JSMP|
|Jump height increased to middle of screen||J&2JMP!|
|Faster movement on ladders||JARXHTMF|
|Dust Knuckles with infinite ammo||JBSZELSC|
|Charge hit shovel ability||JDTIYMUW|
|Very fast shovel attack||JEKGSNJT|
|Gastronomer, magician and chester are missing||JNSYJKGE|
|Enemies do quadruple damage||JRJEYIBG|
|Light red armor||JSAJEOQL|
|Magicist is missing||KASKQYYQ|
|Brown armor with teal horns||KCRULXOV|
|High knockback from being hit||KJWSLXLJ|
|Completely light orange armor||KOGXSIPL|
|Throwing Anchor and Dust Knuckles with infinite ammo||KPJNEPQN|
|Little to no invincibility grace period after being hit||KUOZCULE|
|Troupple King dances to bonus music track||KWETZPXR|
|Run instead of walks, but dies after one hit||KYQZGLEX|
|In a Boss battle, both Shovel Knight and the Boss have half a heart||KYRNMAPC|
|Throwing Anchor and Movile Gear with infinite ammo||KZOCPTBL|
|All 46 song sheets (not turned in yet)||KZXIVKAE|
|Plains completed with a chalice||LAHODUHG|
|Grass Green armor||LJCPWRKQ|
|Invincibility grace period after getting hit increased by 50%||LKZJZKUS|
|Alchemy Coin that always yields gold; infinite ammo, and instant fire rate||LLFICYDZ|
|Flare Wand has no shot limit||LSZXOOOA|
|Propeller Dagger moves twice as far||LTUGSVVX|
|Max screen height jump, pink armor, Propeller Dagger with infinite magic use||MCGHMAHT|
|Tower of Fate: Ascent completed||MHFGRQXE|
|Mobile Gear and Warhorn with infinite use||MKIDKVFY|
|Super jump (normal and downward thrust bounce), fast movement and attacks||MLNZYVST|
|All Relics except the two Chalices with infinite ammo||MLPHKHHV|
|Everything up to Lich Yard completed||MNAVPDHT|
|Ornate armor, infinite ammo Alchemy Coin||MNWAWWDZ|
|Invincibility grace period after getting hit increased by 60%||MQFCYYUU|
|Everything up to the Flying Machine completed||MXYAREAL|
|10,000 Gold, second wave of Knights' stages completed, all stage relics up to that point, Fishing Rod, two Chalices, eight Hearts||MYUGBYWX|
|Everything up to Pridemoor Keep completed||NEBBOZPP|
|All enemies drop higher amount of gold||NHBRCQCE|
|Flame Wand and Phase Locket||NILTKPBA|
|Flare Wand and Throwing Anchor with infinite ammo and instant firing rate||NJYKJXZZ|
|Start at walking speed but quickly accelerates||NMHOALKO|
|Dark blue armor||NQEFOFHU|
|Double length Phase Locket and Fishing Rod with infinite ammo and instant firing rate||NQMPSBCJ|
|War Horn with infinite ammo||NRDUIWCW|
|Ornate Plate (Gold Armor)||NRXNCIBS|
|Mobile Gear with infinite ammo and instant firing rate||NSZEDFQQ|
|Chester's prices randomly higher; over 500 gold in stages, over 1,500 gold in village, max 9,999 gold||NVVYSZFD|
|Propeller Dagger with infinite ammo||NXTXIZMV|
|Moon jump with bouncing loot||OLGSHXIN|
|Dust Knuckles and Alchemy Coin with infinite use||OUMIKOVR|
|Chester sells all relics from the start||OWHFYQTW|
|Walk on spikes||OXLKJCGV|
|Coat changes color when you jump||PCNIDOFR|
|Very fast attack speed||PGPHIJJH|
|Darker purple and grey horns||PJDRGKUC|
|Much faster shovel attack, increased treasure from enemies; will glitch game||PKHNIBIF|
|Throwing Anchor with infinite ammo||PLEFFJSN|
|Phantom Striker defeated||PMHTYAUA|
|Dust Knuckles and Throwing Anchor with infinite ammo and instant firing rate||PPKDSZKP|
|War Horn and Fishing Rod with infinite use||PUVTLPEV|
|Flame Wand with infinite ammo and instant fire rate||PVZPEETF|
|Default armor with no yellow parts (all blue)||PXXARADP|
|Purple palette swap armor, all enemies drop magic||PYRAMYUZ|
|Flare Wand and Fishing Rod with infinite ammo and instant firing rate||QCEJMVAR|
|Very fast attack speed||QHGOILFF|
|Moon jump and high speed||QITSUGJT|
|Lose all relics on death; can re-purchase from Chester or Acolyte in town or stages, but only once per attempt in a stage||QJDVZKBV|
|Random Relic, set of armor, and armor color; Mana starts at 30 or 80||QJNDZPDZ|
|All surfaces are slippery, turning causes little water droplets to kick up||QJRSSKOT|
|Enemy hits do four life notches of damage||QMPGLCRA|
|Propeller Dagger and Chaos Spheres with infinite ammo and instant firing rate||QMXGMNNW|
|Unlimited Ichor usage; cannot be changed||QNFYYUSV|
|Glowing brown armor||QNXIITJY|
|Every time you begin a level with less than 2,000 gold, your gold is set to 2,000||QWNLPQDL|
|Bosses start with half health||QWXELSUK|
|No clouds on map||QXIEJJWS|
|Flare Wand with no limit on projectiles and infinite mana; Shovel Knight is invisible||QXXFCRCA|
|Everything up to the Iron Whale completed||QZNSPDVO|
|Chester missing from village but not from stages||REYTRJNG|
|Drop half gold on death, no checkpoints, enemies drop a lot of items||RHZVMKMG|
|Dust Knuckles, Throwing Anchor, Alchemy Coin, and Mobile Gear with infinite ammo||RJBBHUWP|
|Standard Shovel Attack is much faster||RLIHFVFI|
|Bluish armor with mint green horns||RLQFLLOW|
|New Game+ mode with no upgrade||RQQYUKIJ|
|When you jump, you change color||RQVFYUUB|
|Start with 10,000 gold, all relics, max HP, and fully accessible map||RSUGCEOG|
|Regular ground tiles have ice tile physics; you also move faster||RXYABXTA|
|Faster movement on ladders||RYAQGVIE|
|Fishing Rod with infinite ammo||SBYHIZRA|
|Propeller Dagger and Chaos Spheres with infinite ammo||SDGPRPCI|
|Bossws start with half heart; dies with one hit||SFZHLNLG|
|Flame Wand, Phase Locket, Dust Knuckles, and Throwing Anchor||SJHNLAID|
|Flame Wand with infinite ammo||SJPACXWH|
|Everything up to the Explodatorium completed||SJXDPXEP|
|Bright orange armor||SLDXVRTZ|
|Flame Wand, Phase Locket, Dust Knuckles, Throwing Anchor, Alchemy Coin, Mobile Gear, and War Horn||SLFVNLJB|
|Double damage from normal enemies||SODLMWTW|
|Flare Wand, Dust Knuckles, Phase Locket, and Throwing Anchor with infinite ammo||SOMKHFRP|
|Fishing Rod that acts as a heavy anchor; deals double damage with infinite ammo and instant fire rate||SOXQCGJR|
|New Game+ with everything unlocked except music||STGZURSC|
|Invincible, spikes and pits will not kill you, fast swing speed, super jumps, regular movement speed that turns into running, start with all relics (except chalices), all infinite ammo rapid-fire, treasure is attracted to you||STQQTXVX|
|Glowing dark teal color armor and horns||SUPLJZHD|
|Always blowing little air bubbles out of your helmet||SVHMMLYN|
|No map encounters||SWJSROSY|
|Alchemy Coin with infinite ammo||SXXKGZWE|
|Conjurer's Coat (Purple Armor)||TEIGCABP|
|War Horn much faster but blow lasts half as long||TFTCSSSH|
|Dust Knuckles with infinite ammo and instant firing rate||TGWKGUNK|
|Every time you begin a level with less than 10,000 gold, your gold is set to 10,000||THVZQFLN|
|Armor color changes when you get hit||TLZYAPLO|
|Start with 99,999 gold, can pogo off the ground, enemies do quadruple damage||TNFCGUGO|
|Moon jump (normal and downward thrust bounce), very fast movement, normal armor that randomly changes color upon changing screens or respawning||TPJMZLMG|
|Alternate Troupple King dance||TR&FDNC|
|Shovel Knight four times as large||TRGSVPPW|
|All treasure bounces||TURJBNDR|
|Higher knockback from shovel attacks||TURNIGTF|
|Purple-pink armor with crème horns||TVSPKGAT|
|Invincible, spikes and pits will not kill you, fast swing speed, super jumps, regular movement speed that turns into running, start with all relics (except chalices), all infinite ammo rapid-fire, treasure is attracted to you; also player model is giant, changes color when jumping, bubble effect as if underwater, can pogo off the ground, 10,000 gold, starts with every armor, upgrade, shovel, relic, chalice, HP, mana up, and at Tower Of Fate: Entrance||TVSVUEIO|
|Throwing Anchor and Fishing Rod with infinite ammo and instant firing rate||TXPPQUCI|
|Quadruple damage taken||TZWXNAXM|
|Gastronomer is missing||UCDIQWMQ|
|Enemy hits will not reduce your health||UDBPKFFX|
|Relics require double the usual magic to use||UEPVLJGR|
|Everything up to the Stranded Ship completed||ULFKRDIA|
|Phase Locket and Throwing Anchor with infinite ammo and instant fire rate||UNUJIQXG|
|Shiny purple and fluorescent green horns||UOMBGSDR|
|Chester sells all relics from the start||UPSOYSRA|
|Final Guard (Red Armor)||URCICMLP|
|Relics require no magic to use||URPULDVW|
|Automatic Treasure Ichor||USAKCVHU|
|All types of enemies drop a fixed amount of gold||UWXYBGAX|
|Armor color changes when you jump||VBFDBFFG|
|Fishing Rod is much faster||VDCZTQSG|
|Iron-Man of Gaming mode; start at first checkpoint of Mole Knight's stage with 6 Health, 60 Mana, Dynamo Armor, Trench Blade, and 3 minutes to complete stage||VEGSZMPI|
|Alchemy Coin, Mobile Gear, War Horn, and Propeller Dagger with infinite ammo||VYWAINOS|
|Super jump and increased movement speed||WDYJUDWF|
|Dust Knuckles and Propeller Dagger with infinite ammo and instant firing rate||WHISITMD|
|Relics require half the usual magic to use||WKQSLFWC|
|Super jump (normal jumps only) and fast attack speed||WKVTXZNT|
|Super jump (both normal and downward thrust bounce)||WNPEXRMA|
|Chester sells all relics from start but will not sell anything if you own all legitimately obtained relics||WOLPSNLK|
|Throwing Anchor has no shot limit||WOTINLUI|
|Flare Wand and Dust Knuckles with infinite ammo and instant fire rate||WPTPKIRF|
|Coat changes color when you jump||WRCJDOWG|
|Various words in dialogue are replaced with "Butt"||WSWWAEAW|
|Mobile Gear and Propeller Dagger with infinite ammo and instant firing rate||WZBVKHOO|
|Various words in dialogue are replaced with "Butt"||X&BUTT|
|Die with one hit||XGBXJQHX|
|Alchemy Coin has no shot limit||XGTBMQVW|
|Purple palette-swap armor, infinite ammo War Horn, fast movement, icy physics||XIZIWMUK|
|One-hit death and no checkpoints||XJRZZWAK|
|Downward striking enemies gives you a moon jump bounce||XPRAFCFK|
|Downward striking enemies gives you a super jump bounce.||XRTKESBB|
|Reize, Baz, and Phantom Striker defeated||XTLLLTLL|
|Fishing Rod and Chaos Spheres with infinite ammo||XWKIHBGW|
|Everything up to the Plains completed||XYLHOXNG|
|Lose all relics upon completing a stage||XZSAZOMQ|
|Falling into pits does not kill you||XZZCJNNP|
|Red/purple palette-swap armor, infinite Ammo Dust Knuckle, fast movement speed, takes x4 damage from enemies||YCHMXBAD|
|Recoil in both enemies and player is bigger||YFZNRZOP|
|Shovel Knight twice as large with invincible head||YGVYUWSW|
|Throwing Anchor with infinite ammo and instant firing rate||YHZTECZD|
|Treasure from enemies and piles are in bubbles, Shovel Knight blows air bubbles.||YJWOJUBP|
|Start with Flame Wand, Phase Locket, Dust Knuckles, Throwing Anchor, and Alchemy Coin||YJYFLBYZ|
|Blue armor with orange outline||YLFBUMJC|
|War Horn with infinite ammo and instant firing rate||YMZUHABU|
|Everything up to the Lost City completed||YQCNPHFT|
|Flare Wand and Chaos Spheres with infinite ammo and instant firing rate||YUJOMBHM|
|Double length Phase Locket and Mobile Gear with infinite ammo and instant firing rate||YZDXJNTH|
|Very fast movement and fast attacking speed||ZJGNYTHQ|
|Flame Wand, Phase Locket, Dust Knuckles, Throwing Anchor, Alchemy Coin, and Mobile Gear||ZMDMMXOO|
|All money treasure from enemies automatically collected upon defeat regardless of proximity||ZMKFBAXY|
|Phase Amulet and Dust Knuckles with infinite use||ZPZDKLYF|
|Black armor with purple horns||ZTKQMPKQ|
|Gastronomer is missing||ZWYRJWIE|
|Dig piles in one hit shovel ability||ZXNGYVWY|
|Phase Locket with infinite ammo||ZXXFEDJC|
|Magician is missing, every kill recovers magic||ZZGCHFTV|
|Lost gold is all in one bag but still the normal 25%||ZZIHYVDQ|
At the title screen, hold [Attack] and press Up two times, Right, Down, Left two times to unlock Plague Of Shadows mode.Extra Challenge mode ("Plague Of Shadows" DLC)
At the title screen, hold [Attack] and press Up two times, Left, Up two times, Right, Up, Down, Up to unlock an additional Challenge mode.Play as Plague Knight ("Plague Of Shadows" DLC)
Successfully complete the original campaign to unlock the Plague Knight.Pandemonium Chalice ("Plague Of Shadows" DLC)
Collect all 420 Cipher Coins, then talk to Percy or Mona (depending if Mona is in the lab or not) to get the Pandemonium Chalice.Pandemonium Cloak ("Plague Of Shadows" DLC)
Give the Pandemonium Chalice to the Troupple King to get the Pandemonium Cloak.New Game+ mode
Successfully complete the game to unlock New Game+ mode for the current profile. In New Game+ mode, the difficulty is increased, but you will retain your previously obtained armors, feats, magic, and upgrades.Fight Kratos
Once you can access the Hall Of Champions, go to the second floor. Go to the right, and fight through the enemies until you find a breakable wall at the end of the room. Hit the wall, and enter the secret area. It contains a music sheet as well as a breakable floor at the lower right corner. Perform a downward attack to fall through the floor and fight Kratos. Defeat him to get the Grave Digger Shovel. You can then Bring the Grave Digger Shovel to the blacksmith to get the Chaos Armor.Game developer logo
At the start of the "Pridemoor Keep" level, go left to enter a secret area with a Music Sheet. Hit the top area with your shovel to make the walls come down and expose the Yacht Club Games logo.Recovering lost money
After falling and dying in a pit, return to it and drop a line into the pit with the Fishing Rod to collect any floating bags that were dropped upon death.Recovering money from Mr. Hat
After paying off the characters inside the Armor Outpost's hat shop, you can chase Mr. Hat around the outpost to get your money back. Immediately after winning the battle inside the shop, go outside to find Mr. Hat standing on top of the shop's sign. Use the airship to get on the rooftops and jump over to him. He will give you 1,000 gold and run off. Return to the airship to find him again for another 1,000 gold before he jumps down a hole. After the two-way catapult on top of the airship is available, go there to find him again. He will pay you the final 1,000 gold before catapulting away.Defeating Tinker Knight
Attack Tinker Knight with the Mobile Gear during the first phase of his battle to immediately win.Kickstarter project references
Give Music Sheet #23 to the Bard in the Village, and he will say "My first publicly performed lair theme. You might say it Kickstarted my career!"
Enter the Hall Of Champions, and look at the portraits on the walls. Each of them represents someone who donated at least $200 to fund the game's Kickstarter project.
During the ending sequence, you can see five enemies grouped together under the name "The Wandering Travelers." These enemies were actually created by five people that participated in a "Director For A Day" reward for contributing at least $1,000 to the game's Kickstarter project. They are the "Liquid Samurai" enemies; Reize, the Phantom Striker, the Haberdasher, Mr. Hat Boss, and Baz.Easy "Arc Of Iron" achievement
Go to the room near the middle of King Knight's stage, just after fighting the first gryphon. There are four flying mice that are in a good position to get knocked down by a single anchor.Easy "Bomb Jump Blitz" achievement ("Plague Of Shadows" DLC)
You must defeat an Order Knight without damaging it in any way other than the splash damage from the standard bomb burst. Bombs can be thrown, but none should cause any damage to it. Arcania can be used, with the same limitation, but do not cause any damage. Berserker Brew should not be used because it damages enemies on contact. However, the Smoke Bomb is useful. You also cannot damage any of the Boss's destructible shots with anything other than the bomb burst. For example, when facing King Knight, you cannot allow your bombs to damage any of the falling confetti.Easy "Boom!" achievement
Reach the secret room where you get the Alchemy Coin in the "Explodatorium" level. This room has six enemies in a narrow corridor at the bottom, with a lone Greenarmor above. Drop down and use your relic when at least five enemies are clustered together. If needed, leave the room and re-enter to try again.
Reach the area with several Propeller Rats in the "Pridemoor Keep" level. Move around until you get five of them near you. Note: This may require a few attempts. To retry, scroll out of the area, and return to force the enemies to respawn.Easy "Clearing A Path" achievement
Reach the secret room where you get the Alchemy Coin in the "Explodatorium" level. This room has six enemies in a narrow corridor at the bottom, with a lone Greenarmor above. Cast the Mobile Gear down there, jump on it, then allow it to crush all the enemies. Note: You do not need to ride the Mobile Gear; just jump on it so that it activates. It is recommended to wait until all the enemies are on one side before using the relic for the best results.Easy "Creep" achievement ("Plague Of Shadows" DLC)
Defeat King Knight and Spectre Knight with Plague Knight. You will return to the lab and see Mona dancing the tango by herself. Do not press anything to interrupt her.Easy "Defend The Lab!" achievement ("Plague Of Shadows" DLC)
Use Lob Casing, Short Fuse, and Bullet Burst. Do not throw the bombs directly into a wall, and they should never fall on the bricks. Do not constantly toss bombs at Shovel Knight. When he is low on health, he will begin shoveling your own bombs back to you, and they will fall and break bricks. Instead, aim Bullet Burst directly at the horns on Shovel Knight's helmet. He will always jump up into the shot. Bullet Burst will not break the bricks below you; also use it while you are standing. The Staff of Surging, can also help with some extra hits. If you break a brick, allow Shovel Knight to kill you and try again from the checkpoint. After respawning, collect the red potion in the blocks to the left. If you die frequently, save five red potions and use them all during the same attempt.Easy "Flare Wander" achievement
To get the "Flare Wander" achievement, you must kill an enemy approximately an entire screen width away with the Flare Wand. This is difficult, as the camera usually moves to keep your character in the center of the screen. You must find an enemy you can defeat while standing at the end of a horizontally scrolling room. A good place to do this at is a room about halfway through the "Plains Of Passage" stage. It features a large mound of dirt blocks with a turkey platter underneath. Instead of using the flying green lizard to jump up to a diamond, leave it alive. Instead, destroy some of the dirt blocks that are in the way, and stand at the very right side of the screen. Then, shoot at the lizard when it gets in range.Easy "Flying Feat" achievement
You have to defeat three enemies while in the air, but you do not need to attack three times. This can be done by defeating multiple enemies with a single attack. Somewhere in the middle of the "Pridemoor Keep" level, you will reach an outdoor area with several Propeller Rats. Try to attract them so you can attack several of them in mid-air. If needed, move around the area to make the enemies respawn.Easy "Get Out Of My Room!" achievement ("Plague Of Shadows" DLC)
In the Explodatorium, do not drop down to the Shovel Knight battle. Instead, throw bombs at the far wall across the pit to open a secret passage to Plague Knight's room. Once inside, blow up a shelf to uncover some of Plague Knight's masks.Easy "Impossible!" achievement
To complete the game without dying, pause the game if you die, and select the "Return to map screen" option to reset your death counter and any gold or relics that were obtained in the dungeon. There are also enemies wandering on the map screen. Make sure to avoid these encounters, because if you die in one you will automatically be teleported to the map screen, and the game will auto-save.Easy "No Damage!" achievement
In the first stage, get past the second dragon by rushing into the room and shovel down through the bricks as quickly as possible. When you hit the ground, immediately use the Phase Locket and run through the bubbles. Then, bounce over the dragon and get past him. At the Boss, kill him by repeatedly hitting it with the Flare Wand. Note: You can also earn the "Sparker" achievement by getting him down to half a heart and finishing him off with a sword spark.Easy "On A Diet" achievement
Food only appears in a few places on "The Plains" stage and can be avoided. Both dragon mini-bosses drop an apple. Do not fight them, and instead down-stab around them. There are a few platters of food in the stage that are easy to avoid. Near the end of the stage, a hidden area contains a dirt pile that drops a carrot. Leave that dirt pile untouched or avoid that area altogether.Easy "On A Diet" and "Shovel Economy" achievements
During the first stage, use the Dust Knuckles and down-stab to kill everything to progress through the level. Save at least 48 magic for the Boss, then kill him with the Flare Wand to get the "On A Diet" and "Shovel Economy" achievements.Easy "Reflected Riches" achievement
Use the the Goldarmor enemy in "Pridemoor Keep" (King Knight's stage). The shield will help keep the coin bouncing back several times, and that particular enemy does not jump.
Use the Dozedrake enemy in "Plains" (introductory stage). The first encounter with the first large enemy is helpful for bouncing the coin due to the large enemy health and the simple ground without hazards.Easy "Super Sphere" achievement
Reach the secret room where you get the Alchemy Coin in the "Explodatorium" level. This room has six enemies in a narrow corridor at the bottom, with a lone Greenarmor above. Drop down and cast several Chaos Spheres to get the "Super Sphere" achievement. If needed, leave the room and re-enter to try again.Easy "Untouched" achievement
Note: This only works with one of the main eight bosses, in the "Lair Of ??? Knight" stages. Choose any Boss, and attack them while using the Phase Locket repeatedly to remain invincible. With a fully upgraded magic bar, you will have plenty of magic remaining. Try using this on King Knight. He has poor defense and does not have many invincibility frames. If you get hit, intentionally die and restart the fight from the checkpoint.Achievements
Accomplish the indicated achievement to get the corresponding number of Gamerscore points:
- Victory! (50 points): Finish the game.
- Music Lover (60 points): Obtain all song scrolls.
- Master Angler (5 points): Successfully fish 5 sparkling fishing spots.
- Decked Out (20 points): Purchase or unlock all relics, equipment, and upgrades.
- Relic Roundtable (10 points): Defeat an enemy by using each relic.
- I Scream For Ichor (5 points): Sample each of the Troupple King's ichors.
- Nice Hat... (5 points): Help out all the moochers in the fancy shop.
- Reflect Lord (0 points): Hit enemies with a reflected projectile 30 times.
- Again! (100 points): Finish New Game Plus.
- Hall Champion (5 points): Solve the woes of the Hall of Champions.
- Well Met (0 points): Defeat all of the wandering travelers.
- Halfway (0 points): Defeat 4 of the Order of No Quarter.
- Hey Big Spender (0 points): Spend a combined 25000 gold.
- No Damage! (20 points): Finish any Stage without taking damage.
- Impossible! (150 points): Finish the game without dying.
- Penny Pincher (50 points): Finish the game without spending any money.
- Perfect Platformer (75 points): Finish the game without falling into a bottomless pit.
- Checkpointless (100 points): Destroy every possible checkpoint in the game.
- First Purchase (0 points): Buy your first item.
- Master Shoveler (10 points): Purchase all available Shovel Blade upgrades.
- Flare Wander (5 points): Defeat an enemy with the Flare Wand from more than 25 blocks away.
- Another Dimension (5 points): Collect 2000 worth of gold lying on spikes, while using the Phase Locket.
- Super Sphere (5 points): Destroy 5 enemies within 5 seconds using Chaos Spheres.
- Knuckle Down (5 points): Hang in the air for more than 4 seconds using the Dust Knuckles.
- Reflected Riches (0 points): Bounce the same Alchemy Coin 5 times in a row.
- Arc of Iron (5 points): Defeat 3 enemies with one Throwing Anchor.
- Flying Feat (0 points): Defeat 3 enemies using the Propeller Dagger without touching the ground.
- Boom! (5 points): Defeat 5 foes at once using the War Horn.
- Clearing a Path (5 points): Run over 5 enemies using the same Mobile Gear.
- I'm Alive! (10 points): Finish any stage without dying.
- True Shovelry (30 points): Beat the game without collecting any relics.
- Hurry Up! (150 points): Finish the game within 1 hour and 30 minutes.
- Order of Hoarders (10 points): Have 50000 gold on hand.
- Get the Point (20 points): Destroy all checkpoints in a single stage.
- Untouched (15 points): Emerge unscathed from a battle with any Knight of the Order of No Quarter.
- Shovel Economy (10 points): Finish a level and swing the Shovel Blade fewer than 20 times.
- On a Diet (10 points): Finish a level without eating any food.
- Sparker (10 points): Finish off any boss using the Ground Spark technique.
- You're Fired (10 points): Finish off the Black Knight with a reflected shot.
- Pungent (5 points): Listen to all of Croaker's puns.
- Juggler (5 points): Impress Mona with your skills.
- Dirt Poor (5 points): Don't collect any gold for an entire Order of No Quarter stage.
- Hooper (5 points): Bounce on the Hoop Kid's hoop for 5 seconds.
- Troupple Acolyte (5 points): Discover the secrets of the Troupple King.
- Only You (0 points): Use caution and common sense around campfires.