Shovel Claws ( are a シャベル クラウ Shaberu Kurau ) ? Level Up Item for Knuckles the Echidna. They first appeared in and Sonic Adventure , and later returned in the sequels Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut and Sonic Adventure 2 .
Sonic Adventure 2: Battle
The Shovel Claws are a pair of hooked metal plates with spiked claws that can be attached over the tops of Knuckles' gloves. They are specifically made to enhance Knuckles' digging abilities, allowing him to use
Dig. Rouge the Bat's equivalent are Pick Nails.
Knuckles can dig up buried items with these attached to his gloves.
Sonic Adventure manual description
Knuckles getting the Shovel Claws in
. Sonic Adventure
, the Shovel Claws are located in Sonic Adventure Mystic Ruins. They are found in a small cave behind Tails' workshop, inside one of the smaller cavers with a Kiki Badnik, close to the Mine Cart that takes players to the Mystic Ruins' Chao Garden. After getting trapped inside the room with the Shovel Claws by a cage door activated by a Kiki, Knuckles has to use the Shovel Claws to find a hidden contact to break free. It is a later requirement to find the Master Emerald shards in certain levels.
Sonic Adventure 2
Enables Knuckles to dig into the grounds and walls.
Sonic Adventure 2 manual description
, Knuckles finds them in Sonic Adventure 2 Pumpkin Hill, on a platform just in front of the starting point of the level. They are the only mandatory Level Up Item for Knuckles in this stage, as at least one of the Emerald Shards in the level will be hidden underground, requiring the Level Up Item to get to it.
In other media
The Shovel Claws in
. Sonic X
In the anime series
, the Shovel Claws originate from Sonic X Knuckles the Echidna's home world. After somehow ending up on Earth, they were found by Hawk, who later returned them to Knuckles. Knuckles would afterwards used them on a few occasions, mainly for burrowing and combat.
The Shovel Claw is the only Level Up Item to appear in every game in which the character who uses it gets Level Up Items.
Main article | Gallery | Beta Elements | Staff | Glitches | Re-releases ( DX | 2010) Scripts ( Sonic, Tails, Knuckles, Amy, Big, Gamma, Super Sonic)
Sonic ( Super Sonic) | Tails | Knuckles | Amy | E-102 Gamma | Big | Metal Sonic*
Dr. Eggman | Beta ( Mark II) | Chao | Chaos ( Chaos 1, Chaos 2, Chaos 4, Chaos 6, Perfect Chaos) | Cream* | Delta | Epsilon | Froggy | Grandma | Mr. Know-It-All | Pachacamac | Tikal | Unnamed Sonic robot* | ZERO | Zeta | Animals ( Deer, Elephant, Gorilla, Kangaroo, Koala, Lion, Mole, Parrot, Peacock, Penguin, Rabbit, Seal, Sea Otter, Skunk, Swallow)
Adventure Fields Egg Carrier | Mystic Ruins | Station Square
Emerald Coast | Windy Valley | Casinopolis | IceCap | Sky Chase | Twinkle Park | Speed Highway | Red Mountain | Sky Deck | Lost World | Hot Shelter | Sand Hill | Twinkle Circuit | Final Egg
Beat | Bladed Spinner | Boa-Boa | Buyoon | Cart Kiki | Cop Speeder | Egg Keeper | Electro Spinner | Fighter Aircraft A | Fighter Aircraft B | Gola | Ice Ball | Icecap's unnamed aircraft | Kiki | Leon | mechanical fish | Pirate | Rhinotank | Sky Deck's unnamed jet fighter | Spiky Spinner | Sweeper
Chaos 0 | Chaos 2 | Chaos 4 | Chaos 6 | E-101 Beta | E-101 Mark II | E-102 Gamma | E-103 Delta | E-104 Epsilon | E-105 Zeta | Egg Carrier | Egg Hornet | Egg Viper | Egg Walker | Knuckles the Echidna | Perfect Chaos | Sonic the Hedgehog | ZERO
Arm Punch | Bolt of lightning | Bomb Attack | Bomb Gun Attack | Charge | Climb | Dig | Double Punch | Earthquake Attack | Electric Arm | Energy Ball Attack | Flame Thrower Attack | Flight Mode | Glide | Guiding Missiles | Hammer Attack | Hammer Jump | Hover | Homing Attack | Instantaneous Liquefaction | Laser Beam Attack | Homing Missile Launch | Homing Tail Slice | Inhale Attack | Jump Attack | Laser Gun | Light Speed Attack | Light Speed Dash | Lure Attack | Marble Attack | Maximum Heat Knuckles Attack | Phantom Shadow Move | Pick | Propeller Flight | Punch | Punch Attack | Quarter Attack | Rapid Tails Attack | Scorpion Attack | Shockwave Attack ( Chaos 6) | Sonic Boom | Spin Attack | Spin Dash | Spin Hammer Attack | Spin Jump | Spinning Spike Attack | Spouting Attack | Squash Roll Attack | Swing Punch | Tails Attack
Gimmicks and obstacles
Bumper | Bumper Car | Cannon | Conveyor Belt | Crank | Dash Panel | Dash Ring | Drum Can | Explosion Trap | Fan | Flipper | Fountain | Goal Balloon | Hanging Bell | Helicopter | Hint Box | Hint Orb | Icicle | Iron ball | Jump Panel (plate) | Jump Panel (ramp) | Laser field | Lit Panel | Mirror | Monkey Detonation Switch | Power cube | Rocket | Satellite | Slot machine | Spring | Spring Catapult | Switch | Teleporter | Trick Jump Panel | Wide spring | Wind Path | Zip Line
Air Bubble | Capsule | Cart pass | Chao Egg | Chaos Emerald | Doll | Emblem | Emerald Shard | Employee ID Card | Item Box ( Bomb, Extra Life, Invincibility, Lightning Shield, Power Sneakers, Shield, Super Ring) | Key Stone ( Gold Statue, Ice Stone, Silver Statue, Wind Stone) | Point Marker | Ring | Sandboard | Snowboard | Sonic Token
Level Up Items Ancient Light | Crystal Ring | Fighting Gloves | Jet Anklet | Jet Booster | Laser Blaster | Life Belt | Light Speed Shoes | Long Hammer | Lure | Power Rod | Rhythm Badge | Shovel Claw | Warrior Feather
English voice actors
Ryan Drummond ( | Sonic) Corey Bringas ( | Tails) Michael McGaharn ( | Knuckles) Deem Bristow ( | Eggman) Jennifer Douillard ( | Amy) Jon St. John ( | Big) Elara Distler ( | Tikal, Station Square Train Voice, Default Menu Voice) Steve Broadie ( | Gamma, Pachacamac, Mystic Ruins Train Voice) Tomoko Sasaki (
Japanese voice actors
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic) Kazuki Hayashi ( | Tails) Nobutoshi Canna ( | Knuckles) Chikao Ōtsuka ( | Eggman) Taeko Kawata ( | Amy) Shun Yashiro ( | Big) Kaori Asoh ( | Tikal) Jōji Nakata ( | Gamma) Tōru Ōkawa ( | Pachacamac) Kaho Kōda (Station Square Train Voice) | Nobutoshi Canna (Mystic Ruins Train Voice) | Elara Distler (Default Menu Voice) | Tomoko Sasaki (
/ Original Soundtrack / Remix / Vocal Mini Album / 20th Anniversary Passion & Pride
Believe In Myself | It Doesn't Matter | Lazy Days | My Sweet Passion | Open Your Heart | Unknown from M.E.
777 Slots Pinball | Angel Island | Auto Running | Black Market | Card & Pinball | Chao Garden ( Station Square Garden, Mystic Ruins Garden, Egg Carrier Island) | Chao Stadium | Chao in Space | Chao Machine | Chao Search* | Corkscrew loop | Debug Mode | E-100 Series | Egg Carrier | Egg Carrier 2 | Emerald Radar | Freeze | Hedgehog Hammer | Life gauge | Mission Mode | Mystic Ruins | Shrine of Knuckles's race | Shuttle loop | | Sonic Adventure (LCD) Station Square | Station Square Police Department | Tails' Lab | Tornado | Tornado 2 | Transporter Machine
. Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut
Main article | Gallery | Beta elements | Staff | Glitches | Re-releases ( Battle | 2012)
Sonic ( Super Sonic) | Tails | Knuckles | Amy* | Shadow ( Super Shadow) | Rouge | Eggman | Big*^ | Tikal* | Chaos* | Dark Chao Walker* | Chao Walker* | Metal Sonic*
Chao ( Dark Chao, Hero Chao, Chaos Chao) | Gerald | Maria | President | Secretary | Sigma-Alpha 2 | Animals ( Bat, Bear, Boar, Cheetah, Condor, Dragon, Gorilla, Half Fish, Parrot, Peacock, Penguin, Phoenix, Rabbit, Raccoon, Seal, Sea Otter, Sheep, Skeleton Dog, Skunk, Tiger, Unicorn)
City Escape** | Wild Canyon** | Prison Lane | Metal Harbor** | Green Forest** | Pumpkin Hill** | Mission Street** | Aquatic Mine | Route 101 | Hidden Base** | Pyramid Cave | Death Chamber | Eternal Engine** | Meteor Herd** | Crazy Gadget | Final Rush** | Iron Gate** | Dry Lagoon** | Sand Ocean** | Radical Highway** | Egg Quarters** | Lost Colony** | Weapons Bed | Security Hall** | White Jungle** | Route 280 | Sky Rail** | Mad Space | Cosmic Wall** | Final Chase** | Cannon's Core | Green Hill
Downtown Race | Grind Race | Planet Quest | Pool Quest | Deck Race | Pyramid Race
G.U.N. Blue Eagle | Bomb Beetle | Bomb Wing | Gold Beetle | Gun Beetle | Gun Hawk | Gun Hunter | Gun Wing | Hornet-3 | Hornet-6 | Hornet-9 | Laser Hawk | Laser Hornet | Laser Hunter | Mono Beetle | Phoenix | Rhino Cannon | Rhino Jet | Rhino Metal | Rhino Spike | Shield Hunter | Sky Hawk | Spark Beetle | Spring Beetle
Badniks Buzz Bomber | Chopper | E-1000 | Gola | Unidus | Kiki
Artificial Chaos ( Artificial Chaos P-1, Artificial Chaos P-100, Cell, Float Type, Guard Type) | Boo | Boom Boo
B-3x Hot Shot | Biolizard | Dr. Eggman | Egg Golem | F-6t Big Foot | Finalhazard | King Boom Boo | Knuckles | R-1/A Flying Dog | Rouge | Shadow | Sonic | Tails
Amy Flash* | Black Shield* | Black Wave* | Booming Missile* | Bounce Attack | Captive Light* | Chaos Bind* | Chaos Control | Chaos Impact* | Chaos Screw* | Chaos Spear | Chaos Strike* | Charm Ray* | Crazy Rush* | Crouch | Dark Finish* | Dark Omochao* | Dig | Drill Claw | Drill Drive | Fire Somersault | Glide | Grind Step | Grinding | Hammer Punch* | Heaven's Justice* | Hell Bomber* | Hip Drop* | Hover | Homing Attack | Jump Dash | Kick/Kick Attack | Knuckle Spin* | Laser Missile* | Light Attack | Light Speed Dash | Lock-on | Lock-On Missile | Magic Hands | Omochao | Pick | Power Flash* | Power Laser* | Propeller Punch | Punch (Eggwalker) | Punch/Punch Attack | Rocket Launcher | Rumble Launcher* | Screw Kick | Somersault | Sonic Wind* | Speed Up* | Spin Jump | Spin Dash | Spiral Upper | Storming Heart* | Super Sonic Boost | Swim | Thunder Arrow* | Time Stop* | Volkan Cannon | Wrath of Gaia* | Zap Laser*
Gimmicks and obstacles
Ancient Ruin | Ball Switch | Bungie Vine | Dash Panel | Dynamite | Egg Beetle | Gravity Control Switch | Green energy fluid | Grind Rail | GUN Military Truck | High-speed warp tube | Hint Box | Hourglass | Iron ball | Jump Plate | Laser field | Missile | Pipe | Propeller Spring | Pulley | Rocket | Spikes | Spinning drum | Swing Bar | Time Stop Switch | Turtle | Warp Hole | Warp Wall | Weight | Wide spring
Balloon | Chao Egg | Chao Key | Chaos Emerald | Chaos Drive | Container ( Cage, Chao Container, Steel Container, Unbreakable Container, Wooden Container) | Emblem | Emerald Shard | Goal Ring | Item Box ( Bomb, Extra Life, Health, Invincibility, Magnetic Barrier, Power Sneakers, Shield, Super Ring) | Key Stone ( Gate Key) | Meteorite | Outfit | Point Marker | Ring | Snowboard
Level Up Items Air Necklace | Air Shoes | Ancient Light | Bazooka | Booster | Bounce Bracelet | Flame Ring | Hammer Gloves | Iron Boots | Jet Engine | Large Cannon | Laser Blaster | Light Speed Shoes | Magic Gloves | Mystic Melody | Pick Nails | Protective Armor | Shovel Claw | Sunglasses | Treasure Scope
English voice actors
Ryan Drummond ( | Sonic) Connor Bringas ( | Tails) Scott Dreier ( | Knuckles/ GUN Soldiers) Jennifer Douillard ( | Amy Rose) David Humphrey ( | Shadow the Hedgehog) Lani Minella ( | Rouge/ Omochao) Deem Bristow ( | Doctor Eggman) Moriah Angeline ( | Maria Robotnik) Marc Biagi ( | Gerald/ GUN Soldiers) Steve Broadie ( | President) Shelly Fox (Default menu voice) | Jon St. John ( | Big) Elara Distler ( | Tikal) Tomoko Sasaki (
Japanese voice actors
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic) Kazuki Hayashi ( | Tails) Nobutoshi Canna ( | Knuckles) Taeko Kawata ( | Amy) Kōji Yusa ( | Shadow) Rumi Ochiai ( | Rouge) Chikao Ōtsuka ( | Eggman ) Etsuko Kozakura ( | Omochao) Yuri Shiratori ( | Maria) Kinryū Arimoto ( | President) Shun Yashiro ( | Big) Shelly Fox (Default menu voice) | Tomoko Sasaki (
OST / Vocal Collection / Official / Sampler / 20th Anniversary /
Passion & Pride A Ghost's Pumpkin Soup | Believe In Myself | Deeper | Dive into the Mellow | E.G.G.M.A.N. | Escape from the City | Fly in the Freedom | For True Story | It Doesn't Matter | Kick the Rock! | Live and Learn | My Sweet Passion | Rhythm And Balance | Space Trip Steps | Supporting Me | The Supernatural | Throw It All Away | Unknown from M.E. | Vengeance is Mine
Angel Island | Auto Running | Black Market | Central City | Chao Adventure^ | Chao Adventure 2^ | Chao Garden ( Dark, Hero, Neutral) | Chao in Space | Chao Kindergarten | Chao Machine | Chao Stadium | Chao Transporter^ | Chao World | Corkscrew loop | Cyclone | Eclipse Cannon | Eggman Bombom | Eggwalker | Emerald Radar | Fake Emerald | Gerald Robotnik's diary | Health Gauge | Hi-Speed Shoes | Kart Race | Prison Island | Project Shadow | Rank | Shuttle loop | Space Colony ARK | Station Square | Teleporter | Totem Pole | Winding Tunnel
*Appears or is playable only in the 2P mode
**Stage is also playable in 2P mode ^ Dreamcast version of Sonic Adventure 2 only