Dolly is a minor character in Shovel Knight. She fancies nice clothing at the Armor Outpost, but is also an amateur at Joustus.


Dolly is a tall, skinny, young woman. She wears an orange seamless dress, black shoes, and an orange vintage cap. She has long, curled up brown hair.


Shovel of HopeEdit

In Shovel of Hope, Dolly can be seen at the Fancy Shop in the Armor Outpost. She is looking into buying a beret, but cannot afford it. She asks Shovel Knight if he is able to buy it for her. When he does so, she thanks him and leave the outpost. She returns after the commotion with Mr. Hat, although looking this time into buying a dress to match her beret.

Dolly reappears in Pridemoor Keep in the ending, among the reformed court of King Pridemoor.

Plague of ShadowsEdit

In Plague of Shadows, Dolly can be seen in the Fancy Shop. She is already gone by the time Plague Knight falls inside the Armor Outpost.

Specter of TormentEdit

In the ending of Specter of Torment, Dolly can be seen fleeing from the Fancy Shop as the forces of the Enchantress attack the Armor Outpost.

King of CardsEdit

In King of Cards, Dolly is among the card players at the Card Shack. She gives a game advice to King Knight.


Shovel of HopeEdit

When talked to:

"Dolly: Oh, such a charming beret! If only I had the means to afford it! All I need is a mere 1000 gold!"

When refusing to lend her money:

"Dolly: Sigh... such a lovely piece, I can't live without it!"

When lending her the money:

"Dolly: Hooray! This is just what I needed! Thank you, hero!"

Returning to the shop:

"Dolly: Even with a new beret, my life feels incomplete... Maybe I need a new dress with it!"

King of CardsEdit

"Dolly: You should always peek at the opponent's cards. IT'S THE BEST STATGEY"


  • Her full name in her original concept is "Flower Dolly" where she is described as vain and sleepy, with the habit of talking with her hand.[1] This is also the name of her sprite model.
  • Before the 2.4 version of Shovel Knight, Dolly discussed about buying a brooch. This was changed to be more coherent with Mr. Hat's reactions to his customers buying hats.



  1. Shovel Knight: Official Design Works, p.60
Shovel of Hope Characters
Main Characters: Shovel KnightShield KnightBlack KnightThe Enchantress
The Order of No Quarter: King KnightSpecter KnightPlague KnightTreasure KnightMole KnightTinker KnightPolar KnightPropeller Knight
The Wandering Travelers: Reize SeatlanBazMr. HatPhantom Striker
Guest Characters: KratosBattletoadsMadame Meeber
Village: BardGoaticianGastronomerMagicistJuice MaidDancerDeposed KingGrandma SwampMonaCroakerChesterTroupple AcolyteHoop KidHedge FarmerWater CarrierGrizzled Seer
Armor Outpost: WallaceFishermanToaderMary SweetsLeoPeacock GentDollyArmorerShovel SmithYopplerAirship Enthusiast????
Hall of Champions: TicketerCultured FellowPatron
Other Characters: Troupple KingTroupple
Plague of Shadows Characters
Main Characters: Plague KnightMonaBlack KnightShovel KnightThe Enchantress
The Order of No Quarter: King KnightSpecter KnightTreasure KnightMole KnightTinker KnightPolar KnightPropeller Knight
The Wandering Travelers: Shovel KnightReize SeatlanBazMr. HatPhantom Striker
Guest Characters: Madame Meeber
Potionarium: MagicistHedge PupilMail MinionPercyOolong
Armor Outpost: ChesterTroupple AcolyteLeoPeacock GentDollyAirship Enthusiast
Hall of Champions: Head GuardCultured FellowPatron
Other Characters: Troupple KingTroupplePlague of ShadowsCorrupted Essence
Specter of Torment Characters
Main Characters: Specter KnightShield KnightLuanReize SeatlanDark ReizeThe Enchantress
Order Recruits: Black KnightKing KnightPhantom StrikerPlague KnightTreasure KnightMole KnightTinker KnightPolar KnightPropeller Knight
Guest Characters: Madame Meeber
Tower of Fate: RedMannyMissyDark AcolyteCreechLegionScrying GlassEdge FarmerHoraceScarletDancerGall
Other Characters: Baz
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