A tactician such as myself should consider all avenues!
The Goatician is a minor character in Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove who resides in the Village. He sells Meal Tickets. He is also a fine player of Joustus.


The Goatician is a bipedal goat tactician wearing a dark blue coat and carrying a book around. He frequently tears a page out of his book to then eat it.


Shovel of HopeEdit

In Shovel of Hope, the Goatician can be found in front of the shops in the Village. He is having trouble deciding on whether to upgrade magic or health, and sells Meal Tickets to Shovel Knight in order to lower his options.

His prices increase with each ticket bought: 1000, 4500, and then 6000 gold. Afterward, he will claim that he no longer possesses any Meal Tickets because he has eaten the rest.

King of CardsEdit

In King of Cards, the Goatician is one of the Joustus players at the House of Joustus. King Knight can challenge him to progress on his way to become King of Cards. It should be noted, that before King Knight challenges Goatician to a duel, Goatician is seen eating his cards like he does with meal tickets.

Joustus DeckEdit

RedCardPropellerRat RedCardPropellerRat RedCardBlitzsteed RedCardBlitzsteed
Propeller Rat Propeller Rat Blitzsteed Blitzsteed
RedCardBlorb RedCardBlorb RedCardBlorb RedCardBeeto
Blorb Blorb Blorb Beeto
RedCardBeeto RedCardDozedrake RedCardInvisishade RedCardZamby
Beeto Dozedrake Invisishade Zamby
RedCardFleeto RedCardDivedrake RedCardBoneclang RedCardGoldarmor
Fleeto Divedrake Boneclang Goldarmor


Shovel of HopeEdit

When talked to:

"Goatician: Ah, decisions, decisions! Should I extend my Magic or Health? Or just eat a tin can? Why not buy my Meal Ticket and help narrow my options?"

When refusing to buy a ticket:

"Goatician: Ah, very well. I shall continue to weigh my options! A tactician such as myself should consider all avenues!"

When all tickets have been bought:

"Goatician: Thanks for buying my Meal Tickets. I'm all out now. Had more, but they became meals before I arrived!"

King of CardsEdit

When first talked to:

"Goatician: What a delicious game Joustus is.
delightful! I'm like a kid again, when I play!
"Goatician: As you might've over-herd, I've become un-bleatable! Care to butt heads?"

When accepting the duel:

"Goatician: I've deliberated over my deck for days. But now, it's goat time!"


  • His sprite model is also used for the Goatarmorer with a different color palette.



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 Travellers: ReizeBazMr. HatPhantom Striker
Guest Characters: KratosBattletoadsMadam MeeberPassmaster
Village: FarrelsBardMollyGoaticianGoatarmorerGastronomerMagicistJuice MaidDancerDeposed KingGrandma SwampMonaCroakerChesterTroupple AcolyteHoop KidPlaying KidHedge FarmerWater CarrierGrizzled Seer
Armor Outpost: WallaceToaderFishermanMary SweetsLeoPeacock GentDollyArmorerShovel SmithYopplerAirship EnthusiastScholarFish Head
Wandering NPCs: KnightsLady KnightsAdventurersFishermenBag FellowsMaidensDeer LadiesGatherersVillagers
Relic Stages NPCs: VillagerAdventurerGrizzled Seer
Hall of Champions: TicketerCultured FellowPatronThe Big Creep
Troupple Pond and sparkling pits: Troupple KingTroupples
Mini-Bosses: TeethalonThe Dinghy DropperThe Alchemeister
Final Boss: Remnant of Fate
King of Cards Characters
Main Characters: King KnightMomKing PridemoorTroupple KingKing BirderSpecter KnightThe Enchantress
Glidewing: DoeCooperBardCardiaGouacheHengineerLedge FarmerVicar of VigorGrandma Swamp
Glidewing Recruits: Hedge PupilDuelist DiTraitorusSkipBartonTroupple AcolytesTMK-500Mr. Hat
The Wandering Travellers: Phantom StrikerBazPlague Knight (Percy) • Treasure KnightMole KnightTinker KnightPolar KnightPropeller Knight
House of Joustus: RookieHoop KidPlaying KidGoaticianJuice MaidCroakerRuffianBlack KnightKnightsGathererGrizzled Seers
Cavern of Joustus: VisitorArmorerShovel SmithMole MinionBlorb/BlazorbToaderMona
Crag of Joustus: Old LadyLeoCogslotterHover MeanieCroakerToaderSpinwulvesYopplerOolongPlague Minion
Tower of Joustus: MissyLiquid SamuraiWizzemRedHorace
Joustus houses/Glidewing: Chester
Wandering NPCs: Old LadiesCard PlayersBag FellowsVisitorsRookiesAdventurersGamblersLady KnightsPlague MinionsLunksWizzemsHoppiclesesCogslottersHover MeaniesTundreadsHoverhaftsRail RidersGhostsGoldarmorsGulper MagesBoneclangsLiquid Samurais
Chest Stage NPCs: Hedge FarmerFarrelsGrizzled SeerGastronomerSnow MaidenBag Fellow
Eerie Manor: The Big Creep
Void Crater: DollyHorzio
Fairy Glade: Madam Meeber
Mini-Bosses: Mole MinionTeethalon
Final Boss: The Grand Triumvirate
Background/Ending Only NPCs: The AlchemeistersWhippiclesesPeacock GentTicketerCultured FellowsPatronsMagicistShovel Knight
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