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Challenge Mode is a feature added to Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove with the Plague of Shadows expansion. It is a set of challenges with a specific goal and given player setup. The challenges for a specific character are unlocked by completing his campaign first.

The Nintendo versions of Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove have the extra perk to have additional challenges, unlocked after scanning an amiibo themed after a Shovel Knight character. The Plague Knight amiibo unlocks 5 additional challenges for Plague Knight, the Specter Knight amiibo unlocks 5 additional challenges for Specter Knight and the King Knight amiibo unlocks 5 additional challenges for King Knight. Special mention must be given to the Shovel Knight amiibo and the Golden Shovel Knight amiibo, which funcionality are the same as the regular one: not only said amiibo unlock 5 challenges centered around the abilities of Custom Knight, but also on Wii U and Switch consoles unlocks 5 challenges themed around Co-op Mode. This is because originally Co-op was tied to the use of the Shovel Knight amiibo, and despite being since separated from it and realeased for all the other non portable versions, the challenges were never given the same treatment.

The PlayStation and Xbox/PC versions also have exclusive challenges in the form of rematches aganist their unique boss fights, respectively Kratos and the Battletoads, and are unlocked after fighting them once in a playthrough.

List of ChallengesEdit

Shovel KnightEdit

Anchors Aweigh Edit

Survive an endless onslaught of Propeller Rats!

You start with 2HP, 30 Magic, and the Throwing Anchor.

Your goal is to survive for 50 seconds in a lone room of the Flying Machine. Propeller Rats will spawn endlessly from two sides. There are Rollers and Conveyor belts in the room, and two Magic Pots can be found on far sides.

Dirt Clod Dive Edit

Bounce off those Dirt Clods to Victory!

You start with 10HP and nothing else.

Your goal is to use your Shovel Drop and bounce on dirt clods in the Iron Whale to reach the end.

Tick Tock Tower Edit

Prevail on a crazy elevator Ride without swinging the shovel!

You start with 6HP and nothing else. You cannot swing your shovel, but you can shovel drop.

You have to survive through several screens in a death scroll upwards the Explodatorium. Beware of spikes and Wizzems.

Double Bubble Edit

Stay atop the rising tide of bubbles!

You start with 10HP and nothing else.

You have to get up to the top by riding sets of three bubbles and placed enemies in the Plains of Passage. Beware of the constantly forming bottomless pits.

Dagger Dash Edit

Master the Propeller Dagger to reach the goal!

You start with 4HP, 80 Magic, and the Propeller Dagger.

You have to dash through fire pots in the Tower of Fate: Entrance. Spellbooks have to be activated in order to block some of the deadly lava that fall from the pots.

Extendo Retracto Edit

Cleverly use the Phase Locket to help your timing!

You start with 10HP, 50 Magic, and the Phase Locket.

You have to halt your fall with the Phase Locket at well-timed opportunities in order to be able to stand on the retracting platforms in the Clockwork Tower.

Dragon Chase Race Edit

Bounce on your Icedrakes pals to reach the goal!

You start with 10HP and nothing else.

Your goal is to reach the end of the challenge by riding Divedrakes in the Stranded Ship.

Birder Herder Edit

Collect the Gold while avoiding those unpredictable Birders

You start with 2HP and nothing else.

Your goal is to collect all Gold from all sides in under 60 seconds while avoiding Birders. It is set in the Lost City.

Cog Bounce Chaos Edit

Shovel your way though the gear onslaught!

You start with 10HP and nothing else.

Your goal is to move through an auto-scrolling area by utilizing the rolling gears in Clockwork Tower. Beware of Sine Daggers.

Unarmed Ascent Edit

Climb to the top without swinging the Shovel!

You start with 1HP (any damage is fatal) and nothing else. You cannot attack or shovel drop.

Your goal is to move through 3 screens of obstacles in Pridemoor Keep.

Rematch King Knight Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!

You start with 2HP.

You have to defeat King Knight in under 30 seconds with only your shovel.

Rematch Specter Knight Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!

You start with 6HP, 70 Magic, and the Propeller Dagger.

Defeat Specter Knight in under 70 seconds (or 65 seconds since the player can only start moving when Specter Knight begins moving) with the Propeller Dagger.

Rematch Plague Knight Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!

You start with 6HP, 80 Magic, and the Phase Locket.

Defeat Plague Knight in under 65 seconds with the Phase Locket.

Rematch Treasure Knight Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!

You start with 6HP.

Defeat Treasure Knight in under 35 seconds with only your shovel.

Rematch Mole Knight Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!
Upgrade: Charge Handle

You start with 4HP, the Dynamo Mail, and the Charge Handle.

Defeat Mole Knight in under 30 seconds with only your upgrades.

Rematch Tinker Knight Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!

You start with 8HP, 90 Magic, and the Alchemy Coin.

Defeat Tinker Knight and his Tinker Tank in under 80 seconds.

Rematch Propeller Knight Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!
Upgrade: Charge Handle

You start with 10HP, 50 Magic, the Throwing Anchor, and the Charge Handle.

Defeat Propeller Knight in under 35 seconds.

Rematch Polar Knight Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!

You start with 6HP, 30 Magic, and the Flare Wand.

Defeat Polar Knight in under 40 seconds.

Rematch Black Knight Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!

You start with 10HP, 80 Magic, and the Throwing Anchor.

Defeat Black Knight in the Tower of Fate: Entrance in under 50 seconds.

Rematch Reize Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!

You start with 8HP, 60 Magic, and the Chaos Sphere.

Defeat Reize in under 45 seconds.

Rematch The Baz Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!

You start with 10HP, 70 Magic, and the Flare Wand.

Defeat Baz in under 40 seconds.

Rematch Mr. Hat Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!

You start with 6HP and nothing else.

Defeat Mr. Hat in under 40 seconds (or 35 seconds since the player can only move after 5 seconds).

Rematch Phantom Striker Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!
Upgrade: Ground Spark

You start with 8HP and the Drop Spark upgrade.

Defeat Phantom Striker in under 35 seconds.

Rematch The Big Creep Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!

You start with 8HP and nothing else.

Defeat the Big Creep in under 60 seconds (or 55 seconds)

Rematch Enchantress Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!

You start with 4HP, 50 Magic, and the Throwing Anchor.

Defeat the Enchantress in under 60 seconds.

Rematch Remnant of Fate Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!

You start with 6HP, 50 Magic, and the Propeller Dagger.

Defeat the Remnant of Fate in under 50 seconds.

Rematch: KratosEdit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!

This rematch is exclusive to PlayStation versions. Shovel Knight starts with 6 HP, 50 Magic, the Throwing Anchor and the Armor of Chaos. Kratos has to be defeated in under 85 seconds.

Rematch: Zitz in the Wookie HoleEdit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!

This rematch is exclusive to Xbox/PC versions. Shovel Knight starts with 2 HP and 30 Magic. Zitz has to be defeated in under 30 seconds.

Rematch: Pimple in the Turbo TunnelEdit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!

This rematch is exclusive to Xbox/PC versions. Shovel Knight starts with 2 HP and 30 Magic. Pimple has to be defeated in under 35 seconds.

Rematch: Rash and the 'toadsEdit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!

This rematch is exclusive to Xbox/PC versions. Shovel Knight starts with 5 HP, 70 Magic, the Flare Wand and the Toad Gear. Rash has to be defeated in under 50 seconds.

Plague KnightEdit

Ladder Leaper Edit

Quickly Bomb Burst from ladder to ladder!

You start with 6HP and nothing else.

Your goal is to reach the end of the level by leaping to ladders with your basic Bomb Burst. Beware of fire pots. The challenge is set in Pridemoor Keep. Complete it in under 30 seconds.

Gear Grinder Edit

Collect all the treasure before the clock counts down!

You start with 6HP and nothing else.

Your goal is to collect all the Gold that appear from six platforms from both sides while avoiding falling gears. The level is set in the Flying Machine. Complete it in under 52 seconds.

Fleet Flight Edit

Collect all the treasure, but don't stop!

You start with 10HP and the Fleet Flask Arcana.

Your goal is to collect all 3000 Gold in under 33 seconds with the Fleet Flask in one run. The stage is set in the Plains of Passage.

Scrollin' in the Rain Edit

Brave battles, rain, and darkness!

You start with 8HP, Bounce Casing, Sparkler Powder, Sentry Fuse, and Spin Burst.

Your goal is to reach the end of a pitch black level in the Tower of Fate: Entrance as the screen scrolls to the right. Beware of Liquid Samurai, Thunder Wizzems, and Purplarmors.

Missile Ride Mayhem Edit

Defeat all the enemies while hopping form missile to missile!

You start with 6HP, Lob Casing, Cluster Powder, and Quick Fuse.

Your goal is to defeat all enemies while riding missiles in the Iron Whale. Beware of spikes and walls where the missiles will explode.

Pitch'em and Switch'em Edit

Use the float casing to hit switches and reach the goal!

You start with 4HP, Float Casing, Black Powder, and Long Fuse.

Your goal is to make it to the end while hitting various switches in the Flying Machine to open the path.

Grave Robber Edit

Grab all of the gems using only your Spin Jump Burst!

You start with 6HP and cannot throw bombs.

Your goal is to collect all the treasure in this Lich Yard level without throwing a bomb and using only the Spin Jump Bomb Burst.

Cluster Bomb Clamber Edit

Defeat all the enemies before the time runs out!

You start with 6HP, Bounce Casing, Cluster Powder, and Short Fuse.

Your goal is to make it destroy all the enemies in 1 minute 50 seconds. This challenge takes place in Stranded Ship.

Peacetime Climb Edit

Weave between gears and gizmos until you reach the top!

You start with 1HP(Any damage is fatal), and cannot throw bombs or use your Jump Burst.

Your goal is to make it to the top of the Clockwork Tower without getting hit and without be able to throw bombs or use your Jump Burst.

Vat's all Folks! Edit

Low magic, Vat Arcana only, and no stopping! Can you reach the goal?

You start with 4HP, Orbit Casing, Black Powder, and Short Fuse and the Vat Arcana.

Your goal is to make it to the end of an auto scrolling level, with little magic and using Vats frequently to pick up more magic pots. Takes place in the Lost City.

Rematch King Knight Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!

You start with 4HP, Lob Casing, Cascade Powder, and Quick Fuse.

Defeat King Knight in under 40 seconds.

Rematch Specter Knight Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!

You start with 8 HP, Float Casing, Sparkler Powder, Long Fuse, and Bullet Burst.

Defeat Specter Knight in under 45 seconds (or 40 seconds).

Rematch Shovel Knight Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!

You start with 6HP and the Vat Arcana.

Defeat Shovel Knight in under 65 seconds.

Rematch Treasure Knight Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!

You start with 6HP, Orbit Casing, Black Powder, and Long Fuse.

Defeat Treasure Knight in under 30 seconds.

Rematch Mole Knight Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!

You start with 6HP, Bounce Casing, Cluster Powder, Impact Fuse, and Spin Burst.

Defeat Mole Knight in under 30 seconds.

Rematch Tinker Knight Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!

You start with 1HP (any damage is fatal), Float Casing, Black Powder, Long Fuse, and Leech Liquid Arcana.

Defeat Tinker Knight and his Tinker Tank in under 70 seconds. You can max your health to 6HP with the Leech Liquid.

Rematch Propeller Knight Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!

You start with 12HP, Whirl Casing, Sparkler Powder, Quick Fuse, and the Staff of Striking Arcana.

Defeat Propeller Knight in under 50 seconds.

Rematch Polar Knight Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!

You start with 4HP, Drop Casing, Cluster Powder, Standard Fuse, Float Burst, and the Smoke Bomb Arcana.

Defeat Polar Knight in under 35 seconds.

Rematch Black Knight Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!

You start with 10HP, Lob Casing, Component Powder, Standard Fuse, and Bullet Burst.

Defeat Black Knight in the Tower of Fate: Entrance in under 50 seconds.

Rematch Reize Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!

You start with 10HP and the Fleet Flask.

Defeat Reize in under 50 seconds.

Rematch The Baz Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!

You start with 8HP, Float Casing, Black Powder, Sentry Fuse, and Spin Burst.

Defeat the Baz in under 40 seconds.

Rematch Mr. Hat Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!

You start with 8HP, Bounce Casing, Tracer Powder, Impact Fuse, and Frost Burst.

Defeat Mr. Hat in under 45 seconds (or 40 seconds).

Rematch Phantom Striker Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!

You start with 8HP, Bounce Casing, Cascade Powder, Impact Fuse, and Float Burst.

Defeat Phantom Striker in under 35 seconds.

Rematch Enchantress Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!

You start with 8HP, Float Casing, Component Powder, Sentry Fuse, and the Bait Bomb Arcana.

Defeat the Enchantress in under 60 seconds.

Rematch Plague of Shadows Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!

You start with 6HP and the Big Boom Arcana.

Defeat the Plague of Shadows in under 50 seconds.

Note: You cannot defeat this Plague of Shadows by standing still.

Rematch Corrupted Essence Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!

You start with 10HP, Drop Casing, Cluster Powder, Standard Fuse, and Bullet Burst.

Defeat the Corrupted Essence in under 55 seconds.

Specter KnightEdit

Streamlined Grind Edit

Grind to the goal without attacking. Swinging your scythe would only slow you down!

You start with 1WP and nothing else.

Your goal is to reach the end of The Lich Yard by grinding on rails in under 30 seconds.

Dirt Clod Dash Edit

Wall jump to realse the dirt clod, then dash slash to victory!

You start with 10WP and nothing else.

Your goal is to make it to the end goal by breaking Dirt Clumps off wall and dashing through them and tentacles. The challenge is set in the Iron Whale.

Spider Scythe Sniper Edit

Precisely defeat all enemies with the Spider Scythe!

You start with 10WP and the un-upgraded Spider Scythe.

Your goal is to defeat all enemies in under 1 minute 20 seconds with only the Spider Scythe. The stage is set in Pridemoor Keep

The Floor is Lava Edit

Master the Judgement Rush to avoid the lava and reach the goal!

You start with 1WP, and the upgraded Judgement Rush.

Your goal is to reach the end of the level using only the Judgement Rush, and not touching any of the lava in this Lost City level.

Beeto's Big Break Edit

Juggle the beetle enemy with repeated attacks to reach the goal!

You start with 10WP and nothing else.

Your goal is to take one Beeto, and use your scythe to juggle it all the way to the end goal in the Plains of Passage so you can Dashl Slash up to it, while avoiding enemies, obstacles and platforming challenges. The Beeto does re-spawn if you get far enough way, but so do the obstacles.

Pro Scythe Slidin' Edit

Use the Rail Mail to collect all the gems!

You start with 2WP, and the Rail Mail.

Your goal is to collect all Gold in under 55 seconds, and grinding on any surface while avoiding Beetos in Pridemoor Keep.

Lunkeroth's Sunken Rodeo Edit

Survive Lunkeroth's onslaught and reach the goal!

You start with 8WP and nothing else.

You have to survive Lunkeroth's onslaught in a death scroll upwards the Iron Whale. Beware of spikes.

Cannonball Hall Edit

Slash through cannonballs to collect the Gold!

You start with 6WP and nothing else.

Your goal is to collect all the Gold that appear from four platforms from both sides while avoiding cannonballs. The challenge is set in the Flying Machine. Complete it in under 45 seconds.

Sickle Striker Edit

Reach the goal using only the Throwing Sickle!

You start with 6WP, and the un-upgraded Throwing Sickle.

Your goal is to reach the end of the Lich Yard using only the Throwing Sickle.

Pipes and Patience Edit

Climb to the goal without using your scythe!

You start with 1WP (any damage is fatal) and nothing else. You cannot swing your scythe or dash slash.

Your goal is to move through 4 screens of obstacles in Explodatorium.

Rematch King Knight Edit

Defeat the boss!

You start with 4WP, 100 Darkness, and an un-upgraded Will Skull.

Your goal is to defeat King Knight.

Rematch Phantom Striker Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!
Cloak: Striker's Shawl

You start with 10WP and the Striker's Shawl.

Defeat Phantom Striker in under 50 seconds.

Rematch Plague Knight Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!

You start with 6WP, 100 Darkness and the un-upgraded Shadow Mirror.

Defeat Plague Knight in under 45 seconds.

Rematch Treasure Knight Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!

You start with 6WP, 60 Darkness and the upgraded Bounding Soul.

Defeat Treasure Knight in under 35 seconds.

Rematch Mole Knight Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!

You start with 6WP, 80 Darkness, and the upgraded Spider Scythe.

Defeat Mole Knight in under 60 seconds.

Rematch Tinker Knight Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!

You start with 10WP, 80 Darkness, and the upgraded Hover Plume.

Defeat Tinker Knight and his Tinker Tank in under 1 Minute 30 seconds.

Rematch Propeller Knight Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!

You start with 8WP, 100 Darkness, and the un-upgraded Chronos Coin.

Defeat Propeller Knight in under 30 seconds.

Rematch Polar Knight Edit

Defeat the boss without using your scythe.
Cloak: Raiment of Risk

You start with 8WP, 100 Darkness, the upgraded Throwing Sickle, and an active Raiment of Risk cloak.

Defeat Polar Knight.

Rematch Reize Edit

Defeat the boss!

You start with 8WP, 100 Darkness and the upgraded Skeletal Sentry.

Defeat Dark Reize.

Rematch Shield Knight Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!

You start with 12HP, 100 Magic, and the fully upgraded Dread Talon.

Defeat Shield Knight in the past as Donovan in under 40 seconds.

Rematch Black Knight Edit

Defeat the boss!

You start with 10WP, 100 Darkness and the upgraded Barrier Lantern.

Defeat Black Knight and Terrorpin.

Rematch Enchantress Edit

Defeat the boss!

You start with 12WP, 100 Darkness, and the upgraded Bounding Soul.

Defeat the Enchantress.

Rematch Nightmare Reize Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!

You start with 6WP and the Ghostly Garb cloak.

Defeat Nightmare Reize in under 1 minute 20 seconds.

King KnightEdit

Robot Relay Edit

Use a single spin to reach the goal!

You start with 1HP and nothing else.

Your goal is to reach the end of the Lost City using only a single spin.

Know Your Roll Edit

Master rolling to defeat all enemies!
Upgrade: Blast Roll

You start with 3HP, and the Blast Roll.

Your goal is to defeat all enemies while rolling in the Plains. Beware of the bottomless pits.

Bubble Frog Bog Edit

Use the Bubble Frog to collect the treasue!

You start with 5HP, 100 Vigor, and the Bubble Frog.

Your goal is to collect all Gold, using the Bubble Frog to float while avoiding Blue Floatsomes and moving platforms. It is set in the Troupple Pond.

Battery Dash Edit

Use the Battery Brigandine to defeat all enemies!

You start with 3HP, and the Battery Brigandine.

Your goal is to defeat all enemies by charged bashing in the Explodatorium.

Tranquil Tower Edit

Reach the goal without using your bash!

You start with 1HP (any damage is fatal) and nothing else. You cannot use your shoulder bash.

Your goal is to move through 3 screens of obstacles in the Tower of Fate.

Joustus King Pridemoor Edit

Win a balanced match. You both have the same deck!

You start with the same deck as the opponent's.

Win a match against King Pridemoor.

Joustus Troupple King Edit

Win a tough match. You both have the same deck!

You start with the same deck as the opponent's.

Win a match against Troupple King.

Joustus King Birder Edit

Win the match on King Birder's Special Birder Board!

You start with the normal deck.

Win a match against King Brider.

Joustus Mom Edit

Win a tricky match with only a few cards. You lose if your deck runs out!

You start with only 3 cards.

Win a match against Mom before your deck runs out.

Joustus The Enchantress Edit

Win the ultimate match of good against evil. You can't see your foe's cards!

You start with the normal deck, and you cannot see your opponent's cards.

Win a match against the Enchantress.

Rematch The Baz Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!

You start with 3HP and nothing else.

Defeat the Baz in under 40 seconds.

Rematch Phantom Striker Edit

Defeat the boss!
Upgrade: Impact Sparks

You start with 2HP, 50 Vigor, the Healing Hammer, and the Impact Sparks.

Defeat Phantom Striker.

Rematch The Big Creep Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!

You start with 4HP and nothing else.

Defeat the Big Creep in under 85 seconds (or 80 seconds).

Rematch King Pridemoor Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit without using your shoulder bash!

You start with 2HP, 75 Vigor, and the Gyro Boots. You cannot use your shoulder bash.

Defeat King Pridemoor in under 50 seconds with only the Gyro Boots.

Rematch Plague Knight Edit

Defeat the boss without using your shoulder bash!

You start with 5HP, 80 Vigor, and the Dueling Glove.

Defeat Percy and Plague Knight with only the Dueling Glove.

Rematch Treasure Knight Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit without using your shoulder bash!

You start with 3HP, 120 Vigor, the Healing Hammer, and the Vestments of Vigor.

Defeat Treasure Knight in under 90 seconds with only the Healing Hammer.

Rematch Mole Knight Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!
Upgrade: Blast Roll

You start with 4HP, and the Blast Roll.

Defeat Mole Knight in under 45 seconds.

Rematch Troupple King Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!

You start with 6HP, 100 Vigor, the Scepter of Swiftness, and the Rodent Regalia.

Defeat Troupple King in under 25 seconds.

Rematch Tinker Knight Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!

You start with 5HP, 100 Vigor, the Scorching Saber, and the Rodent Regalia.

Defeat Tinker Knight and his Tinker Tank in under 90 seconds.

Rematch Propeller Knight Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!

You start with 5HP, and the Battery Brigandine.

Defeat Propeller Knight in under 40 seconds.

Rematch Polar Knight Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!

You start with 4HP, 100 Vigor, and the Turn Coat.

Defeat Polar Knight in under 40 seconds.

Rematch Mr. Hat Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!

You start with 3HP, and the Battery Brigandine.

Defeat Mr. Hat in under 70 seconds.

Rematch Specter Knight Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!

You start with 3HP, 120 Vigor, and the Horns of Heralding.

Defeat Specter Knight in under 65 seconds.

Rematch King Birder Edit

Defeat the boss!

You start with 4HP, and the Lightweight Plate.

Defeat King Birder.

Rematch Enchantress Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!

You start with 5HP, 120 Vigor, and the Rat Bombardier.

Defeat the Enchantress in under 95 seconds.

Rematch The Grand Triumvirate Edit

Defeat the boss within the time limit!!

You start with 6HP, and the Resplendent Cape.

Defeat the Grand Triumvirate in under 105 seconds.

Rematch Giga Cardia Edit

Defeat the boss!

You start with 4HP and nothing else.

Defeat Giga Cardia.

Shovel Knight amiibo Edit

These challenges requires the player to have a Shovel Knight amiibo to activate. These challenges deal with some of the exclusive Relics and abilities of the Custom Knight.

Log TogglerEdit

Use your Flare Wand and Shovel Blade to switch things up!

You start with 6HP, 100 Magic, and the Flare Wand.

Your goal is to make it to the end in a part of the Stranded Ship, using your Flare Wand and a limited amount of magic to make it to the end.

Diving DashEdit

Blink Dash through the Iron Whale quickly without swinging the Shovel Blade!

You start with 4HP, and the Blink Dash Special ability.

Your goal is to make it to the end in a part of the Iron Whale, with no weapons in 45 seconds.

Shadow BoxingEdit

Defeat all enemies with the help of the Shadow Knight!

You start with 2HP, 100 Magic, and the Shadow Knight Relic.

Your goal is to make it to the end of a part of the Tower of Fate, while using the Relic to reach enemies you could not normally reach.

Bomb Burst BounceEdit

Bomb Burst over the gaps and Shovel Drop to the goal!

You start with 2HP, and the Bomb Burst ability.

Your goal is to make it to the end of some part of the Explodatorium using only the Bomb Burst.

Anchor ManagementEdit

Collect Gold by mastering the Tow Anchor!

You start with 8HP, 100 Magic, and the Tow Anchor.

Your goal is to collect 2000 Gold in the Lost City, using the Tow Anchor to reach otherwise inaccessible platforms.

Plague Knight amiibo Edit

These challenges are unlocked by scanning the Plague Knight amiibo. Since said amiibo, unlike the Shovel Knight one, doesn't provide any additional ability, the challenges are similar to the standard platforming ones. Plague Knight will always be wearing his Boomtech Costume while performing one of these challenges.

Goo Boogaloo

Collect Gold using only the Goo Garment and Bomb Burst!

You start with 6HP and with the use of the Goo Garment, Black Powder, Bounce Casing, Standard Fuse and the Basic Burst you must collect 750 Gold in under 1 Minute 5 seconds.

Fly Fission Edit

Collect all the gems while avoiding Lunkeroth!

You start with 14HP, Bounce Casing, Black Powder, Standard Fuse, and Basic Burst and must collect 750 Gold while trying to survive the constant attacks from a Lunkeroth. None of the attacks of Plague Knight can damage the green fish so it must either avoided or redirected.

Zap 'N' Flap Edit

Make your way through this puzzling labyrinth.

You start with 8HP and with the use of the Black Powder, Bounce Casing, Standard Fuse and the Basic Burst you must collect navigate through a challenging series of Drawbridge and Shock Tiles puzzles.

Tectonic Plains Edit

Survive while avoiding an onslaught of Sine Daggers!

You start with 4HP and with the use of the Ward Robe, Black Powder, Bounce Casing, Standard Fuse and the Basic Burst you must survive for 50 seconds, avoiding the Sine Daggers and two lava pits.

Plague Invaders Edit

Use the Bullet Burst to defeat the encroaching Flareys!

You start with 6HP and with the use of the Bullet Burst, (the Black Powder, Bounce Casing and Standard Fuse are disabled) you must defeat all the Flareys, the exploding cousins of the Fairy enemies, while trying to not fall into the void. Towards the end two normal Fairies appear.

Specter Knight amiibo Edit

These challenges are unlocked by scanning the Specter Knight amiibo. Since said amiibo, unlike the Shovel Knight one, doesn't provide any additional ability, the challenges are similar to the standard platforming ones. Specter Knight will always be wearing his Lich Lord Costume while performing one of these challenges.

Leaping Lanterns

Dash Slash your way across a chasm of lanterns to reach the goal!

You start with 10HP and must reach the end of the course by Dash Slashing the lanterns.

Money Mirror Edit

Collect the Gold by using the Shadow Mirror!

You start with 6HP and with the Shadow Mirror you must collect 1500 Gold.

Hover Plume Havoc Edit

Use the Hover Plume to reach the goal!

You start with 4HP and with the use of the Hover Plume must reach the end of the course.

Ring Around The Birder Edit

Use the Chronos Coin to collect all the Gold while avoiding the Birders.

You start with 1HP and with the use of the Chronos Coin must collect 1000 Gold under 25 seconds.

Axolongl Ascent Edit

Climb the Axolongl procession to reach goal!

You start with 12HP and with the Wall Climb must reach the goal using the Axolongl as platforms.

King Knight amiibo Edit

These challenges are unlocked by scanning the King Knight amiibo. Since said amiibo, unlike the Shovel Knight one, doesn't provide any additional ability, the challenges are similar to the standard platforming ones. King Knight will always be wearing his Ultimate Supreme Costume while performing one of these challenges.

Air To The Thrown

Collect all Treasure before the clock counts down!

You start with 3HP and must collect 900 Gold in under 50 seconds while using the whirlwinds to warp around.

Get Rich Quick Edit

Use the Lightweight Plate to grab the gems quickly!

You start with 2HP and by using the Lightweight Plate must collect 2000 Gold in under 50 seconds.

Dirt Clod Bash Edit

Bash aganist those Dirt Clods to victory!

You start with 5HP and by bashing againist the Dirt Clods and then twirling on them must reach the end of the course.

Whirl Lord Edit

Grab all the gems through the walls!
Upgrade: Wealth Whirl

You start with 3HP and must collect 1500 Gold in under 1 Minute 40 seconds.

Saber Survival Edit

Use the Scorching Saber to survive!

You start with 2HP and with the use of the Scorching Saber must survive a constant onslaught of Propeller Rats for 50 seconds.

Shovel Knight amiibo Co-op Edit

Despite Co-op Mode having been separated from the exclusivety of the use of the Shovel Knight amiibo, the associated Co-op centered Challenges have not. As Such these challenges are at the moment exclusive only to the Nintendo version, specifically the Wii U and Switch versions, due to the fact that Co-op was never avayable in the first place on the 3DS. Completing them will require coordination between two Shovel Knight and as such, the help of a second player, or at the very least a second controller is necessary.

Tandem Travels (Co-op)Edit

Stick together and move quickly to survive!

Dead Weight (Co-op)Edit

Throw your weight around and rise to the occasion!

Alternating Arsenal (Co-op)Edit

Use the Propeller Dagger and Dust Knuckles in tandem!

Switch Hitters (Co-op)Edit

Stand on switches to open up new paths for your partner!

Delving Duo (Co-op)Edit

Work together to navigate a dangerous dirt maze!

TriviaEdit

  • There are sprites for bronze and silver medals in the game's files, although only Gold can be earned on any challenge.
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