"For Shovelry! Shovel Knight has appeared!"
—Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 , trailer
Shovel Knight is the main protagonist of the game Shovel Knight: Shovel of Hope (also known as Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove), developed and published by Yacht Club Games. A blue armor-clad knight, Shovel Knight has appeared in several Inti Creates projects.
Shovel Knight can be fought in Azure Striker Gunvolt 2 as a bonus boss by either Gunvolt or Copen by scanning the Shovel Knight amiibo. Defeating him as Gunvolt unlocks the Shovel Ring in the synth menu, while defeating him as Copen unlocks the Code of Shovelry.
Blaster Master Zero
Shovel Knight, alongside Gunvolt, is one of several DLC characters for Blaster Master Zero, having been announced alongside Shantae. He was released on the 3rd of August 2017.
Shovel Knight is one of several guest characters, including Gunvolt, who appears in Runbow and Runbow Pocket.
Shovel Knight appears alongside Gunvolt as a guest fighter in the crossover fighting game Blade Strangers.
Unlike most other bosses, Shovel Knight has no Special Skill. He performs his attacks with greater intensity as his health drops. It is noteworthy that Gunvolt and Copen will be at Level 1 while fighting Shovel Knight, similar to Score Attack mode.
Strike the Earth
Shovel Knight will jump and makes a downward stab on your head. He will create a giant shockwave when he lands, so be ready to jump. He always makes three strikes with this move before using Molten Earth.
Shovel Knight flings a mix of rocks and fire at you. The rocks can be destroyed with Flashfield; the fire can't. Depending on his health, he flings 1-2 barrages at you before switching to Strike the Earth.