Digga-Leg

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Digga-Leg
Diggaleg.png
Digga-Leg
Species Robot
Galaxy Spin-Dig Galaxy
Level(s) Digga-Leg's Planet
Digga-Leg's Daredevil Run
World World 1
Star Given Smg2 icon powerstar.pngSmg2 icon prankstercomet.png

Digga-Leg is a robotic boss from the game Super Mario Galaxy 2. It is fought in the Spin-Dig Galaxy, first in the mission "Digga-Leg's Planet", and later in the mission "Digga-Leg's Daredevil Run" under Daredevil Comet conditions.

Appearance[edit]

Digga-Leg resembles a smaller Megaleg, though it has only two legs and its eyes emanate a red glow. Because of this, it also resembles a Snifit. Its weak spot is its glass underside, which contains a Power Star. It lets off steam periodically. When the player first encounters it, it slowly activates, then massively lets off steam before attacking.

Combat[edit]

Mario battling Digga-Leg in the Spin-Dig Galaxy.

Digga-Leg attacks by stomping around the planetoid and creating Diggas, which burrow through the ground's surface and try to harm Mario. Mario can defeat the Diggas by stomping on their heads or by drilling under them. When angered, Digga-Leg will jump high into the air and come plummeting down, damaging Mario if he's in the way.

Mario drilling through the ground to attack Digga-Leg.

The only way Mario can defeat Digga-Leg is by using the Spin Drill to burrow through the planet from the position opposite its glass underside. Each time Mario drills into the glass, it will become increasingly cracked. This will only work if Mario starts drilling from the right area of the planet at the right time. If he misfires, he'll either run into one of Digga-Leg's legs or the protected part of its head and be bounced back (with an accompanying clang sound). After Mario cracks Digga-Leg's glass underside three times, it explodes, leaving behind the mission's Power Star.

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ホリホリレッグ
Horihori Regu
Horihori Legs (Horihori came from the Japanese verb horu which means to dig)
Spanish Pataladro Pun of pata (Leg) and taladro (Drill)
French (NOE) Foropod From "forer" (to dig) and the suffix "-pod" (related with legs)
German Stelzbuddler Pun of "Stelze" (stilt) and "buddeln" (dig)
Italian Duopodobot Combination of duo (latin for "two"), podo (related with legs) and -bot (which indicates it's a robot)

Trivia[edit]

  • Digga-Leg shares its boss music with the Whomp King.
  • Digga-Leg's battle style is similar to Raphael the Raven's from Super Mario World 2: Yoshi's Island.
  • Unlike most large enemies, if Mario is hit by its legs, he simply gets knocked away and takes damage instead of getting crushed.
  • Digga-Leg was originally going to be called "Digg-Leg", but this was changed in the final version of the game.
  • Digga-Leg can be seen on its planet in the background of the Super Mario Galaxy 2 Puzzle Swap panel in StreetPass Mii Plaza for the Nintendo 3DS.