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Digdogger is a recurring Boss in The Legend of Zelda series.[2]


The Legend of Zelda

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Big sea urchins. In spite of their big bodies, they shrivel up when attacked. But watch out! They come on pretty strong.

In The Legend of Zelda, a Digdogger appears as the Boss of Level 5. To defeat it, Link must play the Recorder to shrink the creature into a smaller version of itself. Link can then defeat Digdogger with his Sword. Another Digdogger appears in Level 7. Using the Recorder will split the creature into three smaller versions of itself,[3] which can be defeated with the Sword.

  • In consoles with microphone (mostly the second controller of Family Computer), shouting at the microphone can also cause this enemy to shrink.

Oracle of Seasons

In Oracle of Seasons, Digdogger appears as the Boss of the Unicorn's Cave.[4] Using the Magnetic Gloves at north polarity, Link can cause the spiked ball that lays in the boss area to smash into Digdogger. After a few smashes from the spiked ball, the Digdogger will split into Mini Digdoggers. Link must then hit each of them with the spiked ball or his Sword to defeat them.

Other Appearances

BS The Legend of Zelda


  • Vitreous, the boss of Misery Mire from A Link to the Past, is called ゲルドーガ (Gerudōga) in Japanese. The suffix "-dogger," in addition to its eyeball appearance, may suggest a connection to Digdogger.
  • Although described as a sea urchin in the international manual of The Legend of Zelda,[5] the Japanese manual describes it as a giant Unira,[6] an urchin monster from Clu Clu Land. In that game, an Unira will become stunned if Bubbles, the protagonist, uses a sound attack on it. Using the Recorder to defeat Digdogger may be a reference to this.
  • In Breath of the Wild, the Digdogg Suspension Bridge is named after Digdogger.


Names in Other Regions
デグドガ (Degudoga) (TLoZ)[8] 
The People's Republic of China
  • 狄格多格尔 (Dígéduōgéěr) (TLoZ)[10]
  • 狄格多格尔 (Dí gé duō gé ěr) (OoS)[10]
  • Same as English.
The Kingdom of the Netherlands
Digdogger (TLoZ)
The French Republic
Digdogger (TLoZ)[9]
The Italian Republic
Digdogger (TLoZ | OoS)[7]
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  1. Official The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons & Ages Perfect Guide, Versus Books, pg. 44 (OoS)
  2. Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 175 (TLoZ | OoS)
  3. "Digdogger hates music. Shrink him down to size by using the whistle." (NES Game Atlas Nintendo Player's Guide, Nintendo of America, pg. 55)
  4. The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Seasons and Oracle of Ages—The Official Nintendo Player's Guide, Nintendo of America, pg. 39
  5. "Big sea urchins. In spite of their big bodies, they shrivel up when attacked. But watch out! The come on pretty strong." (The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 38)
  6. "A giant Unira. Due to its enormous size, shockwaves will cause its body to shrivel up. However, it has powerful offensive strength." (The Legend of Zelda manual, [which page?])
  7. Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 175
  8. Hyrule Encyclopedia, Tokuma Shoten Publishing Co., Ltd., pg. 187
  9. The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 38
  10. 10.0 10.1 塞尔达传说:百科全书, New Star Press, pg. 174