Holding the shovel. June 3rd, 2016.

The shovel is a weapon that can be used to eliminate students in Yandere Simulator.


The shovel is located outside the shed. It is seen as suspicious and cannot be concealed. If a student notices Yandere-chan holding the shovel, her reputation will drop by ten points (if the School Atmosphere is high). If the player joins the Gardening Club, they will not be seen as suspicious when carrying the shovel.

Yandere-chan cannot use the shovel when fighting a Heroic student and will automatically lose, as the weapon is too unwieldy to use in close quarters.

The shovel can be placed inside the cello case or the trash can in order to conceal it.

In the future, if a student spots the player holding the weapon while she is not part of the club, she will be called a thief, and it will be taken away from Yandere-chan. Student AI and path finding will have to be revamped before this happens.[1]

The player can dispose of corpses by digging a hole using a shovel and burying them in the garden.[2]

Shovel Animations

There are 4 killing animations for the shovel, depending on Yandere-chan's level of sanity.[3]

  • High Sanity: Yandere-chan will step forward and hit the victim on the head with the shovel.
  • Medium Sanity: Yandere-chan will knock the victim down on their knees and hit them on the head.
  • Low Sanity: Yandere-chan will knock the victim down on their knees and hit them in the head then whack them repeatedly.
  • Stealth Kill: Yandere-chan will put the shovel around the victims neck and break it.


What's with that shovel? You're not in the Gardening Club...
— A student seeing Yandere-chan holding the shovel while not in the Gardening Club.