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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.

The duo must collect a red ruby from the Tribalstack Shrine and give it to him. Upon giving him the red ruby, he will dig up a Pagie for them.

Name Origin Edit

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

Galleon Galaxy Edit

Locations Edit

Tribalstack Tropics Edit

Galleon Galaxy Edit

Quotes Edit

When first meeting the duo (Character Parade trailer)Edit

  • "Greetings adventurers! I seem to have embarked on such a grand adventure that I've ended up in the wrong game."
    • "Finally, a decent NPC to work with!" -Laylee's response to first meeting Shovel Knight.

In game conversation 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 seems 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 thou 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.

(After Yooka and Laylee collect the jewel)

Shovel Knight: Great work, friends! You've retrieved my jewel. Now bring it back here!

(Returning to Shovel Knight)

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. (Digs up Pagie) All you need is a map and a thirst for adventure!

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

Gallery Edit



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.

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