Great view, huh? I've always wanted to ride in an airship. It's my dream!

Hoop Kid is a minor character in Shovel of Hope and King of Cards. She plays around in the Village with a hoop and a stick.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

The Hoop Kid is a young girl who wears a red dress and shoes with black hair. She can be seen hoop rolling with a stick and hoop.

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Playing Kid[edit | edit source]

Playing Kid and Hoop Kid are good friends with similar hobbies[1] and are seen together many times. In Shovel of Hope, they are both seen playing in the same spot of the Village and at the ending they are playing with Tinker Knight's toy together.

Cooper[edit | edit source]

Hey, it is not! The Glidewing's captain can dodge any threat. He's even got his own card! Here, have one.

Hoop Kid seems to admire Cooper, as her dream is also to pilot an airship. When King Knight disrespect the Glidewing's captain, she gets angry and tries to defend him, showing her respect.

Story[edit | edit source]

Shovel of Hope[edit | edit source]

The Hoop Kid can be found in the Village, past the shops. Shovel Knight will bounce if he Shovel Drops on her hoop. If he hits her hoop with a charged Shovel Slash (either via the Charge Handle ability or the Dynamo Mail), it will fly off the screen. The Hoop Kid will then stop playing, puzzled.

She reappears in the ending at the Clockwork Tower along with the Playing Kid, waiting for Tinker Knight to finish building an automated toy replica of his tank with the help of the Shovel Smith and the Armorer. Once the toy is built, she runs after it.

King of Cards[edit | edit source]

In King of Cards, the Hoop Kid can be found standing atop the House of Joustus's roof, where she gives King Knight a Cooper card.

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

Shovel of Hope[edit | edit source]

When talked to while playing:

"Hoop Kid: Wow, mister knight, nice stick! C'mon, let's play!"

When talked to after launching off her hoop:

"Hoop Kid: ....."

King of Cards[edit | edit source]

When talked to:

"Hoop Kid: You found my secret lookout. Great view, huh? I've always wanted to ride in an airship. It's my dream!"
"King Knight: That sounds dumb! Whizzing about in a giant floating target!"
"Hoop Kid: Hey, it is not! The Glidewing's captain can dodge any threat. He's even got his own card! Here, have one."

When talked to again:

"Hoop Kid:
Here, in the moonlight air.. There, in 
the evening breeze.. We're neither
here nor there... They're in the cloud
and trees!

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Bouncing on the Hoop Kid's hoop for a continuous five seconds will award Shovel Knight with the Hooper Feat.
  • In one of her concept artworks, she was supposedly bug catching. In another one, she plays hoop with the Playing Kid, her carrying the hoop, him the stick.[2]

Gallery[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

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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