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Shovel Knight 3DS Cheats

General Tips
  • Shovel Knight's best attack is his shovel drop, in which he jumps on an enemy's head. This often results in multiple hits and also acts as a defensive maneuver, so use it often.
  • Shovel Knight's trusty spade allows him to deflect projectiles, so consider hitting things back at the enemy instead of dodging.
  • This may sound obvious, but utilize relics in the game. The shovel packs quite a punch, but magic is a formidable weapon in Shovel Knight and can be especially helpful in boss fights.
  • If you can't find a particular relic, you can still buy it from Chester in the village after completing the level. He does inflate prices though.
  • Lost your money in a bottomless pit and can't recover it? Use the fishing rod to retrieve money bags without falling down.
  • Once you purchase two Troupple Chalices you can have Troupple King fill them with ichor, such as health/magic restoration or brief invulnerability. They make boss fights much easier, though it may feel like a cheap method to some players.


Cheat Codes

Shovel Knight's NES roots go beyond visuals and music. The game also includes a ton of cheat codes. Here are some of the best ones. To activate cheats, create a new profile and enter the following codes in the name category.


Cheat CodeEffect
TRGSVPPWBig Shovel Knight
TVSVUEIOBig, Invincible, Color Changing Shovel Knight
X&BUTTButt Mode: Various words are replaced with "butt."
IM&SGC14Iron Man Mode
J&2JMP!Super Jump Mode
J&!JSMPMoon Jump Mode
GGWBUCFVUnlock everything (excludes music sheets)
UDBPKFFXEnemies do no damage
YGVYUWSWGiant Mode: size doubled
OXLKJCGVWalk on spikes
SWJSROSYNo encounters on the world map



First PurchaseBuy your first item.
Only YouUse caution and common sense around campfires.
Troupple AcolyteDiscover the secrets of the Troupple King.
Hey Big SpenderSpend a combined 25,000 gold at the shop.
HalfwayDefeat four of the Order of No Quarter.
Nice Hat...Help out all the moochers in the fancy shop.
Well MetDefeat all the wandering travelers.
Master ShovelerPurchase all available shovel blade upgrades.
Master AnglerSuccessfully fish five sparkling fishing spots.
Hall ChampionSolve the woes of the Hall of Champions.
JugglerImpress Mona with your skills.
Victory!Finish the game.
I'm Alive!Finish any stage without dying.
I Scream for IchorSample each of the Troupple King's ichors.
Another DimensionCollect 2,000 worth of gold lying on spikes, while using the phase locket.
HooperBounce on the hoop kid's hoop for five seconds.
Boom!Defeat five foes at once using the booming horn.
Knuckle DownHang in the air for more than four seconds using the dust knuckles.
PungentListen to all of Croaker's puns.
Decked OutPurchase or unlock all relics, equipment, and upgrades.
Arc of IronDefeat three enemies with one throwing anchor.
You're FiredFinish off the Black Knight with a reflected shot.
On a DietFinish a level without eating any food.
Get the PointDestroy all checkpoints in a single stage.
SparkerFinish off any boss using the ground spark technique.
Reflect LordHit enemies with a reflected projectile 30 times.
Relic RoundtableDefeat an enemy by using each relic.
Super SphereDestroy five enemies within five seconds using the chaos spheres.
Flying FeatDefeat three enemies using the propeller dagger without touching the ground.
UntouchedEmerge unscathed from a battle with any knight of the Order of No Quarter.
No Damage!Finish any stage without taking damage.
Shovel EconomyFinish a level and swing the shovel blade fewer than 20 times.
Order of HoardersHave 50,000 gold on hand.
Flare WanderDefeat an enemy with the flare wand from more than 25 blocks away.
Reflected RichesBounce the same alchemical coin five times in a row.
Music LoverObtain all song scrolls.
Again!Finish New Game Plus.
Clearing a PathRun over five enemies using the same mobile gear.
Dirt PoorDon't collect any gold for an entire Order of No Quarter stage.
True ShovelryBeat the game without collecting any relics.
Penny PincherFinish the game without spending any money.
CheckpointlessDestroy every possible checkpoint in the game.
HurryUp!Beat the game within 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Perfect PlatformerFinish the game without falling into a bottomless pit.
Impossible!Finish the game without dying.