Knuckles using Dig in
Burrowing into the ground to find objects
Dig (, also known as 穴掘り Ana hori ) ? Digging (, is a move used by 穴掘り Ana hori ) ? Knuckles the Echidna, Rouge the Bat, Tikal and Chaos 0. It first appeared in . When performed, the user digs into the ground to find buried items which allows player to obtain hidden objects.
When performing Dig, the user begins digging into whatever surface that can be dug into, such as grass, soft dirt and stone, and then disappears into the said surface; it cannot be used to dig through metal floors. After a short while, the user emerges and can sometimes bring buried objects with them back up, such as
item boxes containing Rings, extra lives, different types of shields or even invincibility or Power Sneaker power-ups. Mostly however, the Dig move is primarily used to find the hidden Emerald Shards or other key objects needed to clear the stage. This move can be performed while standing, climbing or gliding.
The Dig's first appearance was in
Sonic Adventure under the name Digging, where it was only used by Knuckles the Echidna. In order to perform Dig however, Knuckles has to obtain the Shovel Claws Level Up Item which can be found in a cave in Mystic Ruins.
This move was primarily used by Knuckles to dig up the Emerald Shards of the
Master Emerald (which was shattered and scattered after Chaos was released) which he managed to locate underground, but he could also use it to find other items such as keys to the various Action Stages. To perform Dig, the player has to press the action button and jump button simultaneously.
Sonic Adventure 2
The Dig made its return in
Sonic Adventure 2 where it was used by both Knuckles the Echidna and Rouge the Bat. In order for them to perform it, they must each possess a certain Level Up Item; Knuckles must once again obtain the Shovel Claws while Rouge must obtain the Pick Nails.
The mechanics behind the Dig in this game is identical to those in
Sonic Adventure. It also serves the same purpose by allowing the user to find Master Emerald Shards and other items hidden underground. In this game however, it is possible for the user to dig into the wall they were climbing on and find hidden rooms and passageways if they are digging the right place. To perform Dig, the player can select Dig in the action window or press / while in the air or climbing.
In the remake,
, Sonic Adventure 2: Battle Tikal and Chaos 0 were included as additional characters in the game's 2-player mode's Treasure Hunt Race. Due to this, both Tikal and Chaos can perform Dig by default to find hidden Master Emerald Shards, since they are not a part of the main game and therefore do not need a Level Up Item to perform Dig.
The Dig move also made a cameo in
, in the Sonic Generations Challenge Act " Knuckles: Buried Treasure", in which Knuckles uses Dig to find the golden Medals that Sonic locates.
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Sonic ( Super Sonic) | Tails | Knuckles | Amy | E-102 Gamma | Big | Eggman | Chaos | Froggy | Tikal | Pachacamac | Chao | Metal Sonic* | Cream* | Unnamed Sonic robot* | Chao | Flickies | Animals ( Deer, Elephant, Gorilla, Kangaroo, Koala, Lion, Mole, Parrot, Peacock, Penguin, Rabbit, Seal, Sea Otter, Skunk, Swallow)
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Adventure Fields Egg Carrier | Mystic Ruins | Station Square
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Emerald Coast | Windy Valley | Casinopolis | IceCap | Sky Chase | Twinkle Park | Speed Highway | Red Mountain | Sky Deck | Lost World | Hot Shelter | Sand Hill | Twinkle Circuit | Final Egg
Chaos 0 | Chaos 2 | Chaos 4 | Chaos 6 | E-101 Beta | E-101 Mark II | E-102 Gamma | E-103 Delta | E-104 Epsilon | E-105 Zeta | Egg Carrier | Egg Hornet | Egg Viper | Egg Walker | Perfect Chaos | ZERO
Bolt of lightning | Climb | Dig | Flight Mode | Propeller Flight | Glide | Hammer Attack | Hammer Jump | Hover | Homing Attack | Homing Missile Launch | Jump Attack | Laser Gun | Light Speed Attack | Light Speed Dash | Lure Attack | Maximum Heat Knuckles Attack | Pick | Punch Attack | Rapid Tails Attack | Spin Hammer Attack | Spin Dash | Spin Jump | Tails Attack
Level Up Items Ancient Light | Crystal Ring | Fighting Gloves | Jet Anklet | Jet Booster | Laser Blaster | Life Belt | Light Speed Shoes | Long Hammer | Lure | Power Rod | Rhythm Badge | Shovel Claw | Warrior Feather
English voice actors
Ryan Drummond ( | Sonic) Corey Bringas ( | Tails) Michael McGaharn ( | Knuckles) Deem Bristow ( | Eggman) Jennifer Douillard ( | Amy) Jon St. John ( | Big) Elara Distler ( | Tikal, Station Square Train Voice, Default Menu Voice) Steve Broadie ( | Gamma, Pachacamac, Mystic Ruins Train Voice) Tomoko Sasaki (
Japanese voice actors
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic) Kazuki Hayashi ( | Tails) Nobutoshi Kanna ( | Knuckles) Chikao Ōtsuka ( | Eggman) Taeko Kawata ( | Amy) Shun Yashiro ( | Big) Kaori Asō ( | Tikal) Jōji Nakata ( | Gamma) Tōru Ōkawa ( | Pachacamac) Kaho Kōda (Station Square Train Voice) | Nobutoshi Kanna (Mystic Ruins Train Voice) | Elara Distler (Default Menu Voice) | Tomoko Sasaki (
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Believe In Myself | It Doesn't Matter | Lazy Days | My Sweet Passion | Open Your Heart | Unknown from M.E.
777 Slots Pinball | Air Bubbles | Auto Running | Balloon | Bumper | Bumper Car | Cannon | Capsule | Card & Pinball | Chao Egg | Chaos Emerald | Chao in Space | Chao Machine | Conveyor Belt | Corkscrew loop | Crank | Dash Panel | Dash Ring | Debug Mode | Doll | Egg Carrier 2 | Emblem | Emerald Radar | Emerald Shard | Employee ID Card | Fan | Flipper | Hanging Bell | Hedgehog Hammer | Helicopter | Hint Box | Item Box ( Bomb, Extra Life, Invincibility, Lightning Shield, Power Sneakers, Shield, Super Ring) | Jump Panel | Key Stone ( Gold Statue, Ice Stone, Silver Statue, Wind Stone) | Lit Panel | Metal barrel | Mission Mode | Monkey Destruction Switch | Mr. Know-It-All | Pinball Shooter | Power cube | Ramp | Ring | Rocket | Sandboard | Shrine of Knuckles's race | Shuttle loop | Sky-Chase Dragon | Slot Machine | Snowboard | Sonic Token | Station Square Police Department | Switch | Teleporter | Tornado | Tornado 2 | Trick Jump Panel | Wide Spring | Wind Path | Zip Line
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Sonic ( Super Sonic) | Tails | Knuckles | Amy* | Shadow ( Super Shadow) | Rouge | Eggman | Big*^ | Tikal* | Chao ( Dark Chao/ Walker*, Hero Chao, Chao Walker*, Chaos Chao) | Metal Sonic* | Gerald | Maria | President | Secretary | Animals ( Bat, Bear, Boar, Cheetah, Condor, Dragon, Gorilla, Half-Fish, Parrot, Peacock, Penguin, Phoenix, Rabbit, Raccoon, Seal, Sea Otter, Sheep, Skeleton Dog, Tiger, Unicorn)
Artificial Chaos | Badniks ( Buzz Bomber, Chopper) | Blue Eagle | Bomb Beetle | Bomb Wing | Boo | Boom Boo | E-1000 | E-20 Kiki | E-31 Gola | E-32 Unidus | Egg Beetle Security System | Gold Beetle | Gun Beetle | Gun Hawk | Gun Hunter | Gun Wing | Hornet-3 | Hornet-6 | Hornet-9 | Laser Hawk | Laser Hornet | Laser Hunter | Mono Beetle | Phoenix | Rhino Cannon | Rhino Jet | Rhino Metal | Rhino Spike | Shield Hunter | Sky Hawk | Spark Beetle | Spring Beetle
City Escape** | Wild Canyon** | Prison Lane | Metal Harbor** | Green Forest** | Pumpkin Hill** | Mission Street** | Aquatic Mine | Route 101 | Hidden Base** | Pyramid Cave | Death Chamber | Eternal Engine** | Meteor Herd** | Crazy Gadget | Final Rush** | Iron Gate** | Dry Lagoon** | Sand Ocean** | Radical Highway** | Egg Quarters** | Lost Colony** | Weapons Bed | Security Hall** | White Jungle** | Route 280 | Sky Rail** | Mad Space | Cosmic Wall** | Final Chase** | Cannon's Core | Green Hill
Downtown Race | Grind Race | Planet Quest | Pool Quest | Deck Race | Pyramid Race
Black Market | Central City | Chao Garden ( Dark, Hero, Neutral) | Chao Kindergarten | Chao Stadium | Prison Island | Station Square | Space Colony ARK | Moon
B-3x Hot Shot | Biolizard | Dr. Eggman | Egg Golem | F-6t Big Foot | Finalhazard | King Boom Boo | Knuckles | R-1/A Flying Dog | Rouge | Shadow | Sonic | Tails
Black Shield* | Black Wave* | Bounce Attack | Captive Light* | Chaos Bind* | Chaos Screw* | Charm Ray* | Chaos Control | Chaos Spear | Chaos Strike* | Crazy Rush* | Dark Omochao* | Dig | Drill Claw | Drill Drive | Fire Somersault | Grind Step | Grinding | Hammer Punch* | Heaven's Justice* | Hell Bomber* | Hip Drop* | Hover | Homing Attack | Jump Dash | Kick/Kick Attack | Knuckle Spin* | Light Attack | Light Speed Dash | Lock-on | Lock-On Missile | Magic Hands | Omochao | Pick | Power Laser* | Propeller Punch | Punch (Egg Walker) | Punch/Punch Attack | Rocket Launcher | Rumble Launcher* | Screw Kick | Somersault | Sonic Wind* | Speed Up* | Spin Jump | Spin Dash | Spiral Upper | Storming Heart* | Super Sonic Boost | Swim | Thunder Arrow* | Time Stop* | Volkan Cannon | Wrath of Gaia*
Level Up Items Air Necklace | Air Shoes | Ancient Light | Bazooka | Booster | Bounce Bracelet | Flame Ring | Hammer Gloves | Iron Boots | Jet Engine | Large Cannon | Laser Blaster | Light Speed Shoes | Magic Gloves | Mystic Melody | Protective Armor | Shovel Claw | Sunglasses | Treasure Scope
English voice actors
Ryan Drummond ( | Sonic) Connor Bringas ( | Tails) Scott Dreier ( | Knuckles/ GUN Soldiers) Jennifer Douillard ( | Amy Rose) David Humphrey ( | Shadow the Hedgehog) Lani Minella ( | Rouge/ Omochao) Deem Bristow ( | Doctor Eggman) Moriah Angeline ( | Maria Robotnik) Marc Biagi ( | Gerald/ GUN Soldiers) Steve Broadie ( | President) Shelly Fox (Default menu voice) | Jon St. John ( | Big) Elara Distler ( | Tikal) Tomoko Sasaki (
Japanese voice actors
Jun'ichi Kanemaru ( | Sonic) Kazuki Hayashi ( | Tails) Nobutoshi Kanna ( | Knuckles) Taeko Kawata ( | Amy) Kōji Yusa ( | Shadow) Rumi Ochiai ( | Rouge) Chikao Ōtsuka ( | Eggman ) Etsuko Kozakura ( | Omochao) Yuri Shiratori ( | Maria) Kinryū Arimoto ( | President) Shun Yashiro ( | Big) Shelly Fox (Default menu voice) | Tomoko Sasaki (
OST / Vocal Collection / Official / Sampler / 20th Anniversary /
Passion & Pride A Ghost's Pumpkin Soup | Believe In Myself | Deeper | Dive into the Mellow | E.G.G.M.A.N. | Escape from the City | Fly in the Freedom | For True Story | It Doesn't Matter | Kick the Rock! | Live and Learn | My Sweet Passion | Rhythm And Balance | Space Trip Steps | Supporting Me | The Supernatural | Throw It All Away | Unknown from M.E. | Vengeance is Mine
Angel Island | Ancient Ruin | Auto Running | Ball Switch ( Gravity Control Switch, Hourglass, Time Stop Switch) | Bomb | Bungie Vine | Chao Adventure^ | Chao Adventure 2^ | Chao Eggs | Chao in Space | Chao Key | Chao World | Chao Machine | Chaos Emerald | Chaos Drive | Container | Corkscrew loop | Cyclone | Dash Panel | Dreamcast | Dynamite | Eclipse Cannon | Eggwalker | Emblem | Emerald Radar | Emerald Shard | GameCube | Gerald Robotnik's diary | Goal Ring | Grind Rail | GUN Military Truck | High-Speed Warp Tube | Health Gauge | Hint Box | Item Box ( Bomb | Extra Life | Invincibility | Kart Race | Laser Field Block | Magnetic Barrier | Pipe | Power Sneakers | Shield | Super Ring) | Key Stone ( Gate Key) | Meteorite | Missile | Project Shadow | Propeller Spring | Pulley | Rank | Ramp | Ring | Rocket | Safe | Shuttle loop | Snowboard | Soap shoes | Swing Bar | Teleporter | Totem Pole | Turtle | Warp Hole | Warp Wall | Weight | Wide Spring | Winding Tunnel
*Appears or is playable only in the 2P mode
**Stage is also playable in 2P mode ^ Dreamcast version of Sonic Adventure 2 only