Floatsomes are stationary minor enemies in Shovel Knight. They mostly exist to serve as platforms to bounce off them.



Regular Floatsomes do not pose a threat unless collided them, which inflicts one damage point. They can be found at the Flying Machine and Tower of Fate: Ascent. They usually serve as platform for Shovel Knight's Shovel Drop and Specter Knight's Dash Slashes. When killed, they don't drop any treasures.

Blue FloatsomesEdit

Blue jellyfish

These Floatsomes are the only Variants and are exclusive to the Flying Machine. These ones act just like regular floatsomes but have have a electric shock that happens for only a moment. When they do the shock and you hit them with a weapon the player will be damaged. They appear in the Flying Machine, The Floor Is Lava challenge from Specter of Torment and the Frigid Flight relic course.


  • The model's name for Floatsome is "Jellyfish" in the game's files.
  • An invincible variant, the Metal Floatsome, was used by developers during the development of Specter of Torment as infinite platforms for Specter Knight's Dash Slashes. It was ultimately cut, although Lanterns got the same purpose.