Knuckles using Dig in
A move where the user burrows into the ground.
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 objects which allows player to obtain hidden items.
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 Sneakers. 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.
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 are 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 are 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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Bumper | Bumper Car | Cannon | Conveyor Belt | Crank | Dash Panel | Dash Ring | Drum Can | Explosion Trap | Fan | Flipper | Fountain | Goal Balloon | Hanging Bell | Helicopter | Hint Box | Hint Orb | Icicle | Iron ball | Jump Panel (plate) | Jump Panel (ramp) | Laser field | Lit Panel | Mirror | Monkey Detonation Switch | Orca | Power cube | Rocket | Satellite | Slot machine | Spring | Spring Catapult | Switch | Teleporter | Trick Jump Panel | Wide spring | Wind Path | Zip Line
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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 Canna ( | Knuckles) Chikao Ōtsuka ( | Eggman) Taeko Kawata ( | Amy) Shun Yashiro ( | Big) Kaori Asoh ( | Tikal) Jōji Nakata ( | Gamma) Tōru Ōkawa ( | Pachacamac) Kaho Kōda (Station Square Train Voice) | Nobutoshi Canna (Mystic Ruins Train Voice) | Elara Distler (Default Menu Voice) | Tomoko Sasaki (
Believe In Myself | It Doesn't Matter | Lazy Days | My Sweet Passion | Open Your Heart | Unknown from M.E.
Sonic Adventure Original Sound Track (Digi-Log Conversation) | Sonic Adventure Remix | Sonic Adventure: Songs With Attitude Vocal Mini-Album | Sonic Adventure Original Soundtrack 20th Anniversary Edition | Passion & Pride: Anthems with Attitude from the Sonic Adventure Era
777 Slots Pinball | Angel Island | Auto Running | Black Market | Card & Pinball | Chao Garden ( Station Square Garden, Mystic Ruins Garden, Egg Carrier Island) | Chao Stadium | Chao in Space | Chao Machine | Chao Search* | Corkscrew loop | Debug Mode | E-100 Series | Egg Carrier | Egg Carrier 2 | Emerald Radar | Freeze | Life gauge | Mission Mode | Mystic Ruins | Shrine of Knuckles's race | Shuttle loop | | Sonic Adventure (LCD) Station Square | Station Square Police Department | Tails' Lab | Tornado | Tornado 2 | Transporter Machine
. Sonic Adventure DX: Director's Cut
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Chao ( Dark Chao, Hero Chao, Chaos Chao) | Gerald | Maria | President | Secretary | Sigma-Alpha 2 | Researcher | Animals ( Bat, Bear, Boar, Cheetah, Condor, Dragon, Gorilla, Half Fish, Parrot, Peacock, Penguin, Phoenix, Rabbit, Raccoon, Seal, Sea Otter, Sheep, Skeleton Dog, Skunk, Tiger, Unicorn)
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
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Cannon's Core | Green Hill
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Badniks Buzz Bomber | Chopper | E-1000 | Gola | Unidus | Kiki
Artificial Chaos ( Artificial Chaos P-1, Artificial Chaos P-100, Cell, Float Type, Guard Type) | Boo | Boom Boo
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Gimmicks and obstacles
Ancient Ruin | Ball Switch | Bungie Vine | Dash Panel | Dynamite | Egg Beetle | Gravity Control Switch | Green energy fluid | Grind Rail | GUN Military Truck | High-speed warp tube | Hint Box | Hourglass | Iron ball | Jump Plate | Laser field | Missile | Pipe | Propeller Spring | Pulley | Rocket | Safe | Spikes | Spinning drum | Swing Bar | Time Stop Switch | Turtle | Warp Hole | Warp Wall | Weight | Wide spring
Balloon | Chao Egg | Chao Key | Chaos Emerald | Chaos Drive | Container ( Cage, Chao Container, Steel Container, Unbreakable Container, Wooden Container) | Emblem | Emerald Shard | Goal Ring | Item Box ( 5 Rings, 10 Rings, 20 Rings, Bomb, Extra Life, Health, High-Speed Shoes, Invincibility, Magnetic Barrier, Shield) | Key Stone ( Gate Key) | Meteorite | Outfit | Point Marker | Ring | Snowboard
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 | Pick Nails | 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 Canna ( | 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 (
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
Multi-Dimensional Sonic Adventure 2 Original Sound Track | Sonic Adventure 2 Vocal Collection: Cuts Unleashed | Sonic Adventure 2 Official Soundtrack | Sonic Adventure 2 Battle - Sampler | Sonic Adventure 2 Original Soundtrack 20th Anniversary Edition | Passion & Pride: Anthems with Attitude from the Sonic Adventure Era
Angel Island | Auto Running | Black Market | Central City | Chao Adventure^ | Chao Adventure 2^ | Chao Garden ( Dark, Hero, Neutral) | Chao in Space | Chao Kindergarten | Chao Machine | Chao Stadium | Chao Transporter^ | Chao World | Corkscrew loop | Cyclone | Eclipse Cannon | Eggman Bombom | Eggwalker | Emerald Radar | Fake Emerald | Gerald Robotnik's diary | Health Gauge | Hi-Speed Shoes | Kart Race | Prison Island | Project Shadow | Rank | Shuttle loop | Space Colony ARK | Station Square | Teleporter | Totem Pole | Winding Tunnel
*Appears or is playable only in the 2P mode
^ Dreamcast version of Sonic Adventure 2 only