Special Moves are available exclusively to Amiibo mode. They grant Shovel Knight different abilities.

Special Move Image Description
Dash Boots
Double tap in one direction to sprint in that direction
Shovel Upgrades
Gives Shovel Knight the Charge Handle, Trench Blade, and Drop Spark. If a charge move is equipped, Charge Handle will be disabled.
Glide Cloud
Holding jump will allow Shovel Knight to slowly float to the ground, similar to Plague Knight's Float Burst.
Double Jump
Allows Shovel Knight to jumps twice before landing, also akin to Plague Knight
Diagonal Drop
Allows Shovel Knight to preform his Shovel Drop at an angle.
Bounce Bomb
Allows Shovel Knight to throw bombs, also like Plague Knight

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