Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon All Characters Unlock Guide

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In our Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon All Characters guide we’ll go over all the playable characters in the game, what their specialty is, and how to unlock them. That’s right, Shovel Knight is back and he’s brought some of his other Knight friends with him as well.

There are a total of 13 playable characters in Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon. With the exception of Shovel Knight who’s playable from the start, each one has its own unlock requirements. We’ll teach you what they are so you can start playing like them.

In Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon, most characters can be unlocked via beating them in their respective boss fights. They are then yours to control. However, there are characters that aren’t unlocked this way.

Below you’ll find Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon all characters you can play in the game as well as their respective special abilities and how to unlock them.

Here are all the playable Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon characters:

  • Shovel Knight
  • King Knight
  • Spectre Knight
  • Plague Knight
  • Mole Knight
  • Treasure Knight
  • Tinker Knight
  • Polar Knight
  • Propeller Knight
  • Scrap Knight
  • Prism Knight
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Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon Starting Character

Shovel Knight is the starting character. He’s already unlocked from the get-go, no strings attached. He’s still a formidable adversary by himself.

Shovel Knight has an HP of 5. And his special ability will give him extra damage during chains with fatal blows. Plus, he gets to find more potions than any other Knights.

You need to destroy about 20 enemies with Shovel Knight’s extra chain damage in a single run to get the Fatal Chainer character feat.

How to Unlock Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon Characters

You’ll encounter different knights in a boss fight at the end of each level. However, there isn’t any guarantee which one of them you’ll encounter as each boss fight is randomized. You might find yourself encountering the same boss every after level.

If you want to ensure you don’t encounter repetition, there are several steps we can recommend. This will ensure you speed up the process of getting the knight you want.

  • Teleport straight to the level by using the shortcut cannon. The knight boss fight you’ll encounter will usually be standing near the level entrance. If you don’t see the one you want or have already unlocked, quit the level and try again.
  • You’re still able to unlock characters even with character feats, such as extra health and damage, disabled through the settings.
King Knight Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon All Characters
King Knight

King Knight

King Knight has an HP of 5 and can be unlocked after defeating him in the Lich Yard.

King Knight has a special ability that can hit harder based on the distance but he takes an extra +1 damage to compensate. His character feat is the Royal Bash – you need to defeat any boss with a +5 Bash Damage as King Knight.

Spectre Knight

Spectre Knight has an HP of 5 and can be unlocked after defeating him in the Lich Yard.

Spectre Knight has a special ability that allows him to recover +2 HP after slaying enemies. However, drinking any potions will hurt him. His character feat is Starved – you’ll need to finish a level without collecting any potions or turkeys as Spectre Knight.

Plague Knight

Plague Knight has an HP of 4 and can be unlocked after defeating him in the Lich Yard.

Plague Knight has a special ability that allows him to poison foes with his attacks and bombs. Although he’ll have reduced HP compared to the other Knights to compensate. His character feat is Poison Pill – you’ll have to defeat 20 enemies with poison all in one level as Plague Knight.

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Mole Knight

Mole Knight

Mole Knight has an HP of 5 and can be unlocked after defeating him in the Chromatic Cavern.

Mole Knight has a special ability that allows him to burrow down and swap positions with the action button. His character feat is Dirty Work – you have to avoid taking damage 10 times in a single level using Mole Knight’s special ability.

Treasure Knight

Treasure Knight has an HP of 5 and can be unlocked after defeating him in the Chromatic Cavern.

Treasure Knight has a special ability that allows him to deal more damage when hitting foes from below. His character feat is Laden with Lucre – you’ll have to hoard 50,000 gems while playing as Treasure Knight.

Tinker Knight

Tinker Knight has an HP of 3 and can be unlocked after defeating him in the Chromatic Cavern.

Tinker Knight has a special ability that allows him to build a mech using the action button after gathering metal. The mech will explode after all metal collected has been depleted. His character feat is Technological Superiority – you have to construct 10 mechs in a single level.

Polar Knight

Polar Knight has an HP of 5 and can be unlocked after beating him in the Flying Machine.

Polar Knight has a special ability to freeze chains via a Fatal Blow. He will also deal extra damage to any frozen enemies. His character feat is Ice Breaker – you’ll have to slay 50 frozen enemies in one level as Polar Knight.

Propeller Knight

Propeller Knight has an HP of 5 and can be unlocked after beating him in the Flying Machine.

Propeller Knight has a special ability that increases his damage for each solitary foe he defeats. Chaining will reset attack and deal more damage. His character feat is Focus, then execute – you’ll have to defeat any boss in less than 5 attacks as Propeller Knight.

Scrap Knight

Scrap Knight has an HP of 5 and can be unlocked after beating him in the Flying Machine.

Scrap Knight has a special ability that makes items more durable. He can pick up items with the action button and release them elsewhere. His character feat is Bag ’em and Tag ’em – you’ll have to destroy a chain of 10 enemies 5 times in a single level alone as Scrap Knight.

Prism Knight Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon All Characters
Prism Knight

Prism Knight

Prism Knight has an HP of 5 and can be unlocked after defeating her in the Flying Machine.

Prism Knight has a special ability that allows her to swap with anything on the adjacent tiles. She can teleport to an empty tile two spaces away from her. This makes her great for avoiding being cornered. Her character feat is Light Stepper – you’ll have to take no more than 10 steps in a single level as Prism Knight.

How to Unlock Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon Shrinemaster Characters

Black Knight

Black Knight has an HP of 3 and can be unlocked by opening the third Shrinemaster door which requires 20,000 GP.

Black Knight has a special ability that enhances his attacks by spending the Gem Meter. He has reduced overall HP compared to the other knights to compensate. His character feat is Desperation Move – boost Black Knight’s base attack to 8.

Shield Knight Shovel Knight Pocket Dungeon All Characters
Shield Knight

Shield Knight

Shield Knight has an HP of 4 and can be unlocked after opening the first Shrinemaster door which requires an offering of 3 keys.

Shield Knight has a special ability that grants her a barrier after a successful chain. She can survive a single Fatal Blow once per level but her overall HP is reduced slightly compared to the other knights to compensate. Her character feat is Well Defended – you’ll have to lose fewer than 4 HP on a single level as Shield Knight.

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