Sir Shovalot

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Sir Shovalot
Sir shovalot.png
Artwork of a Sir Shovalot from Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten
First appearance Donkey Kong (Game Boy) (1994)
Latest appearance Mario vs. Donkey Kong (2004)
Crash Kong

Sir Shovalots[1] are enemies in Donkey Kong on the Game Boy, first appearing in Stage 3-2 on the Ship. When Mario is in their line of sight, they stop to gradually extend their shield and then charge at him. They do not hurt Mario themselves, but push him away, and can only walk back if he is on a ladder. They can push Mario off the platform he is currently standing on, but they can also push him against a wall, flattening him and making him lose a life in the process. Sir Shovalots can also push Mario into narrow gaps while he is crouching, allowing him to access new areas. Redesigned Sir Shovalots appear in Mario vs. Donkey Kong, showing up in Spooky House and Twilight City. They act similarly, but they now charge as soon as they see Mario.

Though Sir Shovalots do not appear in Mario vs. Donkey Kong 2: March of the Minis, monkey robot enemies named Crash Kongs are introduced which behave similarly to them in that game, charging and pushing Minis and potentially knocking them down or flattening them (using cymbals instead of a shield).


Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten[edit]

種族 メカ族
性格 おしが強い
登場ゲーム GBドンキー

Sir Shovalot
Tribe: Mecha clan
Disposition: Strong-willed
Game appearances: GB Donkey
They push around with shields.
You will not be damaged if you bump into it, but it will try to push you out with tremendous force. Dodge it by jumping. In some places, you cannot go forward without being pushed by this thing.


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese テッカメン[2][3]
Iron Mask
French Sir Shovalot[4] -
German Sir Shovalot[5] -
Italian Sir Shovalot[6] -
Spanish Sir Shovalot[7]
Enemigo del escudo[8]
Enemy with shield


  1. ^ Mario vs. Donkey Kong instruction booklet, page 28.
  2. ^ a b 「パーフェクト版 マリオキャラクター大事典」 (Perfect Ban Mario Character Daijiten), page 114.
  3. ^ Mario vs. Donkey Kong Japanese instruction booklet, page 15.
  4. ^ Mario vs. Donkey Kong European instruction booklet, page 60.
  5. ^ Mario vs. Donkey Kong European instruction booklet, page 40.
  6. ^ Mario vs. Donkey Kong European instruction booklet, page 120.
  7. ^ Mario vs. Donkey Kong European instruction booklet, page 100.
  8. ^ Official Mario vs. Donkey Kong website (Guías Nintendo)