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Shovel Knight is a special guest NPC in Yooka-Laylee. He was going on a long adventure, when he ended up in the wrong game. Shovel Knight originally comes from the successfully Kickstarted 2D sidescrolling platform game: Shovel Knight (2014), produced by Yacht Club Games.

In Tribalstack Tropics, he appears asking for help from Yooka and Laylee to retrieve a jewel on top of the Tribalstack Shrine. He appears again in Galleon Galaxy inside of a cave found on Skull Island in search of the keys to open a treasure hoard. The 4 keys that Shovel Knight seeks is found on each Knights of Hamalot member, and asks the duo to help retrieve the keys.

Name Origin Edit

Shovel Knight's name is the description of him being a knight. However, his weapon is a shovel in contrast to typical weapons.

Appearance Edit

Shovel Knight is a knight in blue armor with a shovel and horned helmet.

Personality Edit

Shovel Knight is shown to be an honest and helpful character, as he aids people in his original title.

Task Edit

Tribalstack Tropics Edit

Behind the Tribal Village in front of Tribalstack Shrine, Shovel Knight asks the player to retrieve his jewel in exchange for an "adventuring secret". The duo may climb up the mountain with the Slurp Shot ability to consume Frostberries to hit switches. The switches will either stop or activate spinning wooden platforms, which are necessary to climb up the shrine. On the top of the shrine, the duo can shoot a red jewel inside of the eye of the statue using Frostberries. After the jewel has been shot down, the player can collect it and they can return to Shovel Knight. Shovel Knight will then dig up a Pagie for the duo to collect.

Galleon Galaxy Edit

Shovel Knight is in front of a locked gate inside of a cave on Skull Island in Galleon Galaxy. Shovel Knight requires the player to retrieve 4 keys, 1 from each Knight of Hamalot. He tells Yooka and Laylee how to retrieve each key from each Knight.

After the player has retrieved all 4 keys, Shovel Knight will open up the gate for the player to collect the Pagie inside of the gate.

Locations Edit

Tribalstack Tropics Edit

Once Tribalstack Tropics is expanded, Shovel Knight can be found behind the Tribal Village where Clara is located.

Galleon Galaxy Edit

Once Galleon Galaxy is expanded, Shovel Knight can be found inside of a cave on Skull Island.

Entire ConversationsEdit

Character Parade Trailer Edit

Entire Conversation.

Character Parade TrailerEdit

Shovel Knight:

"Greetings adventurers! I seem to have embarked on such a grand adventure that I've ended up in the wrong game."

Laylee:

"Finally, a decent NPC to work with!"

Tribalstack Tropics Edit

Entire Conversation.

First encounter Edit

Laylee:

"Blimey. Check out this guy, Yooka."

Shovel Knight:

"Greetings Adventurers! I am the one they call Shovel Knight... and I'm having an eventful day."

"I seem to have embarked on such a grand adventure that I've ended up in the wrong game."

Laylee:

"I hate it when that happens."

Shovel Knight:

"There appears to be some alluring treasure hidden at the top of this temple. However, I'm having trouble reaching it... I haven't gotten used to this bizarre third dimension yet!"

"Retrieve the giant jewel for me and I'll reveal to though the secret to succeeding in any adventure!"

Laylee:

"Alright your knightliness, we'll find your jewel. Make sure the payment is definitely page-based."

Shovel Knight:

"Excellent! Steel thy shovel, friends. I'll be waiting here for your safe return."


Returning without the jewel Edit

Shovel Knight:

"How goes thy adventuring, friends? This mighty temple hasn't defeated you, has it?"

Laylee:

"Of course not! We're just sizing it up."

Shovel Knight:

"Excellent! Return when you've retrieved the jewel, friends."


Collecting the jewel Edit

Shovel Knight:

"Great work, friends! You retrieved my jewel. Now bring it back here!"


Speaking to Shovel Knight with the jewel Edit

Yooka:

"We've recovered the jewel, Shovel Knight!"

Shovel Knight:

"Impressive! I can't wait to exchange it for piles of gold."

"Now as promised, here's the secret to adventuring success..."

(Shovel Knight digs up a Pagie)

Shovel Knight:

"All you need is a map and the thirst for adventure!"

Laylee:

"This guy's humour is as flat as his pixelated treasure."


Speaking to Shovel Knight for the first time with the jewel Edit

(The "First encounter" dialogue will appear if the player speaks to Shovel Knight for the first time with the jewel. The dialogue below will appear afterwards.)

Yooka:

"You mean this treasure?"

Shovel Knight:

"Wait, you've already been up there without consulting me for adventuring tips? Impressive!

Laylee:

"Give us something harder next time, your knightliness!"

Shovel Knight:

"I'll keep that in mind. Now as promised, here's the secret to adventuring success..."

(Shovel Knight digs up a Pagie)

Shovel Knight:

"All you need is a map and the thirst for adventure!"

Laylee:

"This guy's humour is as flat as his pixelated treasure."


Speaking to Shovel Knight after completing his task Edit

Shovel Knight:

"Happy adventuring, friends! I'm sure our paths will cross again."

Laylee:

"In your game, hopefully. I wouldn't mind hoarding some of that gold..."

Galleon Galaxy Edit

Entire Conversation.
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Gallery Edit

ArtworkEdit

ScreenshotsEdit

Animated Edit

Trivia Edit

  • Shovel Knight is voiced by Sean Velasco, the founder of Yacht Games and former director of WayForward Technologies.
    • Chris Sutherland and possibly other Playtonic Game members gave Sean Velasco voice lessons and taught him how the blabber talk system worked in Yooka-Laylee.
  • After the announcement of Shovel Knight's appearance in Yooka-Laylee, Yacht Games updated their Twitter bio to: "Yo ho, oh yo ho ho yo yo oh ho yo video games ho oh ho yo yo! Yo ho yo ho yo ho Shovel Knight!"[1]
    • This is a reference to Shovel Knight's blabber talk in Yooka-Laylee.
  • Shovel Knight's 3D model and animations were not created by Playtonic Games, but it was in fact created by Yacht Games themselves.
  • If Shovel Knight is human, he would be the second human NPC in Yooka-Laylee, after Dr. Puzz.
  • According to some of Lady Leapalot's dialogue, she seems to have a rivalry with Shovel Knight.

References Edit

  1. https://twitter.com/YachtClubGames/status/780108927895605248