You're out of your depth, spelunker. Are you lost?

Mole Knight is one of eight Knights of the Order of No Quarter who serves the Enchantress and an expert excavator. He is the boss of the Lost City.

Official BioEdit

The shovel may rule the confines of man-made gardens, but in the wild, the titan of tunneling is the mole! Mole Knight embraces this truth wholeheartedly. With his modified drop-forged armored claws, he mockingly tears through the earth with brute strength! Mole Knight calls the subterranean Lost City his home... an ancient abandoned metropolis. Shovel Knight must pass through the Lost City, but chances are slim he won’t be challenged to see who is truly the master of digging.
  • Pros: Great eyesight, shrewd, high endurance
  • Cons: Obsessive personality, gets sweaty in armor

Dig the Vote Edit

Tone Edit

Mole Knight is a self-serious badass that focuses on digging. His campaign will likely be about proving himself to be the strongest digger in the world.

Original Play Style Ideas Edit

  • Incredibly fast while climbing and digging but somewhat slow otherwise.
  • Fireball projectiles.
  • Geomancy – Create and control dirt.
  • Dig Pile Warp – Can burrow into one mound of dirt and appear at another.
  • Mole Toss – Toss a friendly mole into the air. When it lands, it will burrow into the ground creating a dig pile.
  • Combine Mole Toss and Dig Pile Warp together and…


Mole Knight is a very high-mobility boss. It is difficult to do much damage to him in one go. When the fight begins, he will shoot out of the walls at high speed in an attempt to ram into you. The best thing to do in this phase is to charge up your Shovel, and attack him with it when he comes towards you, as this will negate his attack and damage him at the same time. After shooting out of the walls a few times, Mole Knight will land on his belly and slide across the ground, with his armor shooting out sparks from grinding against the ground. After this, he will dig up blocks to launch at you; the stacks of blocks he sends at you get progressively bigger the lower his health is. If you manage to get on top of him and Shovel Drop onto him, you can rack up a lot of damage on Mole Knight as he is stationary during this attack. After doing some damage to him, he will burrow underground and hide under one of four dirt piles. It is easy to find which one Mole Knight is under, as his visor will be peeking out. Digging this pile up stuns him for a short time, but watch out as a mole enemy is hiding under another pile and will damage you. After he emerges from the ground, he will call down magma to cover him, and he launches balls of magma which loosely track your movement while drops of magma fall from the ceiling. He is invincible while this attack goes on, so stay away from him and try to dodge the balls of magma. You can, however, hit some of the balls of magma back at him for a little bit of damage; the flashing magma balls do extra damage. When this attack ends, Mole Knight will stomp the ground to make some dirt blocks fall from the ceiling, and then he'll repeat the entire cycle.

In Specter of Torment, Mole Knight's battle is largely the same, but the dirt blocks he attacks with are replaced with green slime blocks. Also, he now covers himself in green slime instead of magma, which makes him able to attack by bouncing around the room until the slime wears off.


Shovel of HopeEdit

Before his boss fight:

"Mole Knight: You're out of your depth, spelunker. Are you lost?"
"Shovel Knight: These ruins belong to the ages, Mole Knight."
"Mole Knight: They're mine now! But more importantly, is that your digging implement? HA HA HA HA HA! HA!!! I'm astonished you made it ten feet down here with that rusty trinket! I WILL BURY YOU!"

Plague of ShadowsEdit

Before his boss fight:

"Mole Knight: You've gotta be kidding me. YOU'RE the demolitions expert? You're a day late! Don't just stand there! Start blasting! Hop to it!"
"Plague Knight: Hee hee, I'm afraid i'm not exactly here to help with your dig... but... I'm certainly here for demolitions! Hee hee hahaha! BOOOOOOM!"
"Mole Knight: I should have known you were just gonna clown around. Can't let that happen on my watch! Let's make this quick!"

Specter of TormentEdit

Before his boss fight:

"Mole Knight: Break time is over. Are you in the right place? Ready to continue the dig?"
"Specter Knight: Very much fact, I'm here with a business proposal.The Enchantress has need of excavators and wishes to employ the best."
"Mole Knight: What? Who? Well, you've found the best... THE BEST at digging! My claws are sharp! My technique is flawless!"
"Specter Knight: Excellent, then you'll only need--"
"Mole Knight: But I'm absolutely NOT looking for new work. AND BREAK TIME IS OVER!!"

At the tower's banquet hall:

"Mole Knight: Are they bringing my bread out? I asked for bread. Everything up here takes FOREVER. Could you go ask about the bread?"

Trivia Edit

  • Mole Knight's favorite food is jelly filled donuts, confirmed during a Twitch stream on April 18th, 2019.



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
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
Specter of Torment Characters
Main Characters: Specter KnightShield KnightLuanReizeDark ReizeBlack KnightEnchantress
Order Recruits: King KnightPhantom StrikerPlague KnightTreasure KnightMole KnightTinker KnightPolar KnightPropeller Knight
Guest Characters: Madame Meeber
Tower of Fate: RedMannyMissyDark AcolyteCreechLegionScrying GlassMemmecDragonarmorEdge FarmerHoraceScarletDancerGallWizzemsBoneclangsGoldarmorsLiquid SamuraiHover MeanieHoverhaftHoppiclesBirderSuper SkeletonGhostTundreadRail RaidersPlague MinionsGulper MageCogslotter
Other Characters: BazTerrorpinTeethalonThe Dinghy DropperThe AlchemeisterHurlsvelgrNightmare Reize
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