The Hedge Pupil is a minor character in Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove and an acolyte to Plague Knight. He has been tasked with guarding the secret entrance to the Potionarium hidden in his childhood house, in the Village's outskirts. He is brothers with the Hedge Farmer and 'Edge Farmer.[1]


The Hedge Pupil appears as a humanoid hedgehog wearing glasses and a tainted lab coat.


Plague of ShadowsEdit

In Plague of Shadows, Hedge Pupil can be found by his house at the Village's entrance. He is waiting for a locksmith to arrive, which is scheduled for two weeks. Instead of waiting, Plague Knight opts to blow his house up, much to Hedge Pupil's distress.

He is seen again after the fall of the Tower of Fate as one of the people left in charge of the Explodatorium by Plague Knight, along with Percy and the Magicist.

Specter of TormentEdit

During the ending of Specter of TormentSpecter Knight carries an unconscious Reize and deposits him at the doorstep of the hedgehog brothers' house. The door opens as Specter Knight leaves, with two silhouettes matching Hedge Farmer and Pupil appearing behind.

King of CardsEdit

In King of Cards, Hedge Pupil asks King Knight by the Plains to help him test the Rat Bombardier Heirloom. He sells it to him for 2 Merit Medals.


Plague of ShadowsEdit

Before destroying the house:

"Hedge Pupil: Psst... Hey, Plague Knight. I'm still guarding your SECRET ENTRANCE, but I lost the key. The locksmith should be here in a week or two. Maybe you could wait until then?"

After destroying the house:

"Hedge Pupil: Well, I guess I'm cancelling the locksmith appointment. *SIGH* ...This was the house I grew up in..."

When returning to the village:

"Hedge Pupil: So many memories... Maybe one day I'll restore my childhood home. "

King of CardsEdit

At the beginning of the Rat Bombardier Course:

"Hedge Pupil: Psst... Over here. Sire! It's me! Thanks for dropping by for the test. I finished up our... SECRET DEVICE. But the materials aren't free, remember. I need Merit Medals to pay our suppliers."

After buying the Heirloom:

"Hedge Pupil: The design of my safety bomb shields the rats from damage! Can you reach the far end of the course? And by the way... Don't Shoulder Bash in this cave. ...There are still a few kinks in the motion sensors. Could end badly."


  • There is a picture inside the ruins of his house depicting both the Hedge Pupil and his brother the Hedge Farmer.



  1. Twitter post by developer Sean Velasco
Plague of Shadows Characters
Main Characters: Plague KnightMonaBlack KnightShovel KnightEnchantress
The Order of No Quarter: King KnightSpecter KnightTreasure KnightMole KnightTinker KnightPolar KnightPropeller Knight
The Wandering Travellers: ReizeBazMr. HatPhantom Striker
Guest Characters: Madame Meeber
Team Plague: MagicistHedge PupilMail MinionPercyOolongPlague Minions
Armor Outpost: ChesterTroupple AcolyteAirship Enthusiast
Hall of Champions: Head GuardCultured FellowPatron
Other Characters: Troupple KingTroupplesTeethalonThe Dinghy DropperThe AlchemeisterPlague of ShadowsCorrupted Essence
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