There are currently over 321 cheats available in Shovel Knight. To activate these cheats, enter the correct phrase when you choose the name for you profile. Don't worry, the name for your profile won't be the cheat code, you'll be allowed to name your profile after the code is entered. Once activated, a cheat code will remain active permanently, but only for the one profile. It is indicated by a teal pumpkin that appears in the lower left corner of Shovel Knight's profile icon. Only one code can be activated per file and doing so will prevent you from earning feats for that file. There is an expansive list of more, such as unique armor colors, slippery and bouncy surfaces, money in bubbles, and many more here!
Specter of Torment CheatsEdit
|NO&SEPIA||Sepia-tinted scenes are normal color|
|SP&JOHNY||Play as Donovan even in other armor|
|S&CBHR||Stick and slowly slide down walls.|
|C&MVRKHNT||Stick and slowly slide down walls with a blue palette (Mega Man Mode)|
|S&GUST||Deal increase damage|
|PR&RONE||Infinite Super Skeleton Summons|
|PR&RTWO||Infinite Super Caltrops|
|G&RAIL||Start with Rail Mail, increases rail speeds.|
|F&RAIL||Increases speed on rails|
|A&RAIL||Can rail without pressing down using Rail Mail.|
Note that other cheats that work in Shovel of Hope work with Specter of Torment
|PL&DNCE||Plague Knight will dance whenever stopped.|
|PL&BIGT||Gives Plague Knight giant bombs.|
|PLC&BTS||Give Plague Knight a super explosive jump.|
|PL&CIPH||Give Plague Knight the Pandemonium Cloak.|
Note that other cheats that work in Shovel of Hope work with Plague of Shadows.
"Iron Man" Challenge Edit
This code is used in SGC 2014 event (hold by ScrewAttack). The code is IM&SGC14.
Enabling this cheat will create a special file of Shovel Knight, which has all relics, 6 Health, 60 Magic, Dynamo Mail, and Trench Blade. Then, you will always start at the first checkpoint of Lost City (said checkpoint becomes unbreakable), and are required to complete this level in 3 minutes. Notice that all random factors do not work (i.e. digging a specific pile always yields same outcome, and fishing will not take extra time).
At the end of challenge, whether you beat Mole Knight or not, the total gold collected will be shown as the result.
Notice that if you make a file but choose the player as Plague Knight, the gameplay will glitch.
Ready for New Game Plus Edit
The code is BJLHZXED. This code will give you a clear file with every item, and you can start New Game Plus right away.
Super Jump Cheats Edit
|J&2JMP!||Jump twice as high|
|J&!JSMP||Jump three times as high|
|XRTKESBB||Bounce twice as high after a Shovel Drop|
|XPRAFCFK||Bounce three times as high after a Shovel Drop|
No World Map Enemies Cheat Edit
To activate, enter SWJSROSY. This removes any enemies on the map screen.
All Relics From Chester Cheat Edit
Big Knight Cheats EditTo activate, enter YGVYUWSW or TRGSVPPW, which makes shovel knight 2 or 4 times bigger, respectively.
Extremely Cool Cheats Edit
To activate, enter STQQTXVX . This makes Shovel Knight invincible (even from pits, but not from wall pressing), gives you all relics with infinite ammo and rapid fire, fast speed, increased jump, and a permanent Treasure Ichor. Enter TVSVUEIO to get this plus increased size, change colors every time you jump, the ability to pogo bounce of plain ground, 10,000 gold, and have every stage up to the Tower of Fate cleared (recommended for those who find the game extremely frustrating). Note that this cheat has been known to cause your game to soft freeze (any animations will still play) when Mona gives you a health upgrade after completing Pridemoor Keep.
Moving Fast Cheats Edit
|RYAQGVIE||2x speed on ladders|
|JARXHTMF||3x speed on ladders|
|PGPHIJJH||2x attack speed|
|QHGOILFF||3x attack speed|
Increased Difficulty Cheats Edit
These codes are recommended for those who find the game easy and/or want bragging rights.
|NVVYSZFD||Increases Chester's prices|
|FBRVCJUV||Lose all your gold upon death|
|ALTFMMOW||Makes Shovel Knight invisible|
|XJRZZWAK||Causes you to die on one hit and removes checkpoints|
|REYTRJNG||Chester is no longer in the village, but can still be found in stages.|
|JRJEYIBG||All enemies do 4x damage.|
Special Relic Cheats Edit
These cheats allow you to start the game with a relic that doesn't cost magic to activate
Normal Starting Relic Cheats Edit
|NILTKPBA||Flare Wand and Phase Locket|
|BJDNKUIQ||Flare Wand, Phase Locket, and Dust Knuckles|
|SJHNLAID||Throwing Anchor, Flare Wand, Phase Locket, and Dust Knuckles|
|YJYFLBYZ||Alchemy Coin, Throwing Anchor, Flare Wand, Phase Locket, and Dust Knuckles|
|ZMDMMXOO||Mobile Gear, Alchemy Coin, Throwing Anchor, Flare Wand, Phase Locket, and Dust Knuckles|
|SLFVNLJB||War Horn, Mobile Gear, Alchemy Coin, Throwing Anchor, Flare Wand, Phase Locket, and Dust Knuckles|
|FVDNOSYB||Propeller Dagger, War Horn, Mobile Gear, Alchemy Coin, Throwing Anchor, Flare Wand, Phase Locket, and Dust Knuckles|
|JLPWUFJT||Propeller Dagger, but the file won't say it's unlocked|
|HSDGYZMT||Dust Knuckles, but the file won't say it's unlocked|