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Artwork from Super Mario Galaxy 2
First appearance Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010)

Diggas[1] are enemies in Super Mario Galaxy 2. They are encountered in the Spin-Dig Galaxy only. They resemble drill-fronted Bullet Bills. Diggas drill with their body exposed and move in set circular paths along the surface, ignoring Mario. On one rectangular planet, they briefly stop moving along the surface to dig through a wall and come out the other side. They are also launched from the underside of the boss Digga-Leg, similar to how its predecessor, Megaleg, launches Bullet Bills out of its body. These Diggas burrow all the way through the planet before beginning their typical circular motion. They have a yellow body, a drill for a nose, angry eyes, a brown rim covered in metal studs on the back end, and no arms or legs. They can be easily destroyed by a jump, a Ground Pound or with a Spin Drill. In a pre-release screenshot, their eyes were further apart and designed much different from the final, furthering the resemblance to Bullet Bills.


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Game File Name Meaning

Super Mario Galaxy 2 SystemData/ObjNameTable.arc/ObjNameTable.tbl DrillBullet Drill Bullet; possibly a reference to Bullet Bill

Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese ホリーノ[2]
From「掘り」(hori), the stem or continuative form of「掘る」(horu, to dig), and Italian/Spanish diminutive suffix "-ino"

French Toperceur
From torpille ("torpedo") and perceur ("driller")
German Bohrpedo
From bohren (to drill) and "torpedo"
Italian Trivellino
Diminutive of trivella ("drill"); shared with Pendril
Spanish (NOE) Torpedín
Diminutive of "torpedo"


  1. ^ Browne, Catherine (May 23, 2010). Super Mario Galaxy 2: PRIMA Official Game Guide. Roseville: Random House Inc. ISBN 978-0-30746-907-6. Page 26.
  2. ^ Sakai, Kazuya (Ambit), kikai, Akinori Sao, Junko Fukuda, Kunio Takayama, and Ko Nakahara (Shogakukan), editors. (October 19, 2015). 『スーパーマリオブラザーズ百科: 任天堂公式ガイドブック』. Tokyo: Shogakukan (Japanese). ISBN 978-4-09-106569-8. Page 161.