The Fisherman in his default color palette.

Fishermen are minor characters in Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove. They can be found at the Village and the Armor Outpost.


Fishermen appear as tall, skinny males with fisherman-styled clothing and carrying a fishing rod. They also speak with a cliché pirate accent.


Shovel of HopeEdit

In Shovel of Hope, Fishermen wanders the Village. A single, blue one can be found at the Armor Outpost, pesting against Treasure Knight as his operation with the Iron Whale scares all the fish in the sea. In the 3DS version this particular Fisherman will offer 100 Gold in exchange for a 3DS's Play Coin.

In the ending, the same Fisherman can be seen with Bag Fellows aboard the Iron Whale, emptying Treasure Knight's ill-gained treasures. he only leaves behind a single coin.

Plague of ShadowsEdit

In Plague of Shadows, Fishermen can be seen walking around the Village, although they are scared by Plague Knight and cannot be talked to. The complaining Fisherman can be seen at the Armor Outpost and will flee aboard the Aerial Anvil after Plague Knight's attack.

Specter of TormentEdit

In the ending of Specter of Torment, the complaining Fisherman can be seen fleeing the Armor Outpost during the attack of the Enchantress and her army.


A green clothed Fisherman walking in the Village:

"Fisherman: Have ye ever seen sparkles risin' from a bottomless pit? Those spots is where the real riches is!"

A red clothed Fisherman walking in the Village:

"Fisherman: Did ye know yer fishin' rod can haul up faraway bags and gems outta yer reach? Aye, it's the truth!"

A blue clothed Fisherman walking in the Village:

"Fisherman: Fishin' is easy! Ye just cast yer line off into any pit, then wait for the "!!" and haul 'em up!"

A blue clothed Fisherman standing at the Armor Outpost:

"Fisherman: We languish like lubbers while Treasure Knight sails, under the waves in his dread Iron Whale. His treachery scares all the fish in the sea - do us a favor and thrash 'im fer me! YAAAARRRR!"

The same Fisherman after Treasure Knight's defeat:

"Fisherman: With Treasure Knight thwarted, me timbers are shivered! I tearfully thank ye with lips all aquiver!"

The same Fisherman after Treasure Knight's related dialogue (3DS version):

"Fisherman: My ways must be mended, and what better way, than sharing my profits -- now what do ye say?"
"Fisherman: With 1 Play Coin for 100 gold, a bountiful trade, if I'd be so bold!"


"Fisherman: My ill-gotten gains weigh no more on my soul, so thanks for the Play Coin, have fun with your Gold!"
"Fisherman: Will ye trade me more gold for another Play Coin? "

"Not Now":

"Fisherman: Curses! The thought of this burden upsets me, but that's what a life of adventuring gets me!"


  • The Fisherman's sprite model is named "Shoresman".
  • This generic character model is the only one with two alternate color palette. Others with the exception of Leo have three alternate palettes.
  • In the 3DS version of the other campains, there is no NPC that fills in the same role of Play Coin trader as the complaining Fisherman, making the exchange feature unique to Shovel of Hope and unique to the Fisherman.
  • The blue complaining Fisherman is more likely than not the same character as Skip, due to both being Fishermen, blue, and having a bone to pick with Treasure Knight.


Shovel of Hope Characters
Main Characters: Shovel KnightShield KnightBlack KnightEnchantress
The Order of No Quarter: King KnightSpecter KnightPlague KnightTreasure KnightMole KnightTinker KnightPolar KnightPropeller Knight
The Wandering Travellers: ReizeBazMr. HatPhantom Striker
Guest Characters: KratosBattletoadsMadame Meeber
Village: FarrelsBardMollyGoaticianGoatarmorerGastronomerMagicistJuice MaidDancerDeposed KingGrandma SwampMonaCroakerChesterTroupple AcolyteHoop KidPlaying KidHedge FarmerWater CarrierGrizzled SeerKnightsLady KnightsAdventurersFishermenBag FellowsMaidensDeer LadiesGatherersVillagers
Armor Outpost: WallaceToaderMary SweetsLeoPeacock GentDollyArmorerShovel SmithYopplerAirship EnthusiastScholar????
Hall of Champions: TicketerCultured FellowPatron
Streetpass Arena: Passmaster
Other Characters: Troupple KingTroupplesTeethalonThe Dinghy DropperThe AlchemeisterThe Big CreepRemnant of Fate
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