Fairies are minor enemies in Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove. They appear as furry gray flying creatures with two tiny legs, wings and rabbit-like ears. They can be found in the Explodatorium, Stranded Ship, Clockwork Tower, and Tower of Fate: Entrance.


Fairies steadily float slowly and directly towards their target, even through walls. Once in range, they swoop down with a fast biting attack. They have only one hit point and deal half a damage point. Upon death they drop a 5 gold worth blue gem and a jar. They also try and knock their target off of platforms, often into pits.

Fairies can quickly chain attacks on their target if not dealt with swiftly. They are best dealt with with a ranged attack or by luring them in range of main weapons.

Variants Edit

Flarey Edit

Flaries are a new type of Fairy debuting in King of Cards, appearing only in the Tower of Fate. They behave exacly like normal Fairies however, when a Flarey takes damage it starts glowing for a few seconds and then explodes, damaging King Knight if he gets caught in the blast radius.

Fairy Card Edit

One of the Joustus cards in King of Cards is a Fairy card with a Double Arrow facing left.


  • Fairies heavily resemble Teeny Sanguinis from the Dragon Quest series.
  • Custom Knight can equip a friendly baby Fairy as a Special FX. However, it retains the same aggressive nature as the adult variant and will try to eat Custom Knight's corpse if it thinks he is dead.
  • The model of Fairies is named "Encroacher" in the game's files.
    • As a nod to this, there is a Fairy of the Fairy called the "Fairy of Encroachment" in the Fairy Glade.
    • Furthermore the Plague Knight amiibo exclusive challenge "Plague Invaders" has a description that reads "Use the Bullet Burst to defeat the encroaching Flareys!"


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