Moles are basic Badniks with yellow drill noses, diving glasses for eyes and smiling mouths. They also have sharp fingers for digging and two continuous tracks as hind legs. The Moles come in two versions, although both only differ slightly in design. The first one is smaller and pink with red eyes, while the second is twice as large and blue with cyan eyes.
In the Wii version, Moles can be found in the soil sections of Tropical Resort Act 1-4 and several Game Land Acts. They usually appear in groups (with the pink ones being more common than the blue ones) and will ambush the player whenever they use the Yellow Drill to travel underground. If the player uses an Underground Pipe, it will also summon Moles. Moles will try to attack the player by chasing them down from behind or from lateral directions. Otherwise, the player can destroy a Mole by simply drilling into it. If a Mole comes out of the ground, it will twitch and then explode.
The Nintendo DS version of the game only features small blue Moles. They are found in the soil sections of Planet Wisp, where they will attack the player upon spotting them. Some Moles have simple pattern, only burrowing back and forth. Getting hit by their drills will inflict damage on the player, although the Yellow Drill will prevent the loss of a life. When destroyed, the player earns 5,000 points.
Powers and abilities
The Moles are weak against frontal attacks, as they will try to charge into their target from behind, above or below. Regular Moles are slightly faster than the larger ones, which react slowly to their target's movements.
- The Mole is similar to both the Burrobot and Grounder, though it is not clear whether the Mole is successor or a refurbished model of them.