The shovel is the first and one of the most vital tools in the game. Your first shovel is given to you by Leafos, it is beaten up and can only be used for the most basic functions. Upgrades to the shovel can be obtained to break open piñatas, dig holes to plant seeds, dig ponds, smash rocks, and chop down trees. Upgrades to the shovel's handle will increase the power of the shovel's strike, making it possible to destroy strong objects with less hits. If an object is too strong, shovels with weaker handles cannot destroy it.
Attacking Leafos with the shovel will annoy her, and doing this repeatedly in a short amount of time will cause her to make a threat to give away the shovel, and attacking her again will make her take it away for a few seconds.
At certain levels Jardiniero will upgrade your shovel head or handle.
|1||Freebie Shovel Head and Handle.|
|5||Seed Shovel Head upgrade.|
|6||Iron Shovel Handle upgrade.|
|7||Pond Shovel Head upgrade.|
|13||Bronze Shovel Handle upgrade.|
|15||Treecutter Shovel Head upgrade.|
|23||Silver Shovel Handle upgrade.|
|28||Gold Shovel Handle upgrade.|
|Chocolate Sniffer||540||12||Shovel head that detects buried coins in your garden.|
|Dastardos Head||2,520||20||Shovel head to daze Dastardos while he is in your garden.|
|Platinum Shovel Handle||1,250||30||Decreases the time it takes to dig a pond.|
Once your shovel head is upgraded to max the Super Shovel secret achievement is unlocked.
Once your shovel handle is upgraded to max the Super Strength secret achievement is unlocked.
|Player||Tower of Sour · Chocolate Coin · Alert · Award · Achievement · Gardener level · Journal · Camera · Concept art · Player Permissions · Training episode · Label · Label Designer · Crate|
|Garden||Weather · Day and night cycle · Fertilizer · Transformation · Candy · Shop · Pinometer · Helper · Piñata Vision · Bouncer Board · Garden Store · Trap · Playground · Just for Fun|
|Tools||Watering can · Shovel · Surface Packet · Trick Stick · Seed Bag · Fertilizer Bag · Bait Bag|
|Piñatas||Species · Variant · Wild · Resident · Egg · Cocoon · Sour · Evolution · Romance · Conflict · Fight · Sickness · Wild-card · Happiness Rating · Food chain · Accessory · Costume · Trick · Item level|
|Minigames||Great Piñata Paperchase · P-Factor|