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First appearance Super Mario Galaxy 2 (2010)
Bullet Bill
A pre-release screenshot of Super Mario Galaxy 2.
A pre-release screenshot of Mario holding a Spin Drill near some Diggas. Note the further-apart, Bullet Bill-like eyes and untextured metallic rim.

Diggas[1] are enemies resembling drill-fronted Bullet Bills that appear in Super Mario Galaxy 2; they are located in the Spin-Dig Galaxy. 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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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. Super Mario Galaxy 2 PRIMA Official Game Guide. Page 26.
  2. ^ Shogakukan. 2015. Super Mario Bros. Hyakka: Nintendo Kōshiki Guidebook, Super Mario Galaxy 2 section, page 161.