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Not to be confused with Drill Worm.

Quotation1 Lyric's dastardly mining creation swallows up dirt and anything else that gets in it's way. Quotation2
— Description, Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal

The Driller Worm is a character that appears in the Sonic Boom franchise. It is a colossal mining robot model created by Lyric the Last Ancient as a weapon to find his people's all-powerful crystals.[2]


The Driller Worms are gigantic mechanical worm-like beings that appear to be covered in dirt. They have extremely long and cylindrical tube-like bodies with thick hides consisting of countless arching plates and dark underbellies. Their head segment up front consists only of a maw filled with pointy teeth for processing dirt, four mandibles and two blank, green eyes.



Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric

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A Driller Worm confronting Team Sonic.

Created to find the Chaos Crystals,[2] the Driller Worms were deployed by Lyric to The Pit to find the red Crystal. When Team Sonic found the Crystal and was about to take it, a Driller Worm suddenly emerged from the ground and swallowed it. However, the Driller Worm was defeated by the heroes who took back the Crystal afterwards.

Even after this, Team Sonic would encounter more Driller Worms on their journey.

Other game appearances

Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal

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The Driller Worm in Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal.

In Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal, several Driller Worms appear during the Worm Tunnel levels in the game. Upon clearing a Worm Tunnel, the Driller Worm at the level's entrance will be destroyed. Additionally, the nineteenth Toy the player purchases from Q-N-C's Toy Shop will be a Driller Worm figurine.

Powers and abilities

The Driller Worms are brutal combat weapons that specializes in search and destruction.[2] They are equipped with special systems that let them sense the faint energy particles given off by the Ancients' crystals,[2] enabling them to track them down no matter where they may be.

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The Driller Worm's suction breath.

The Driller Worms are efficient burrowers for the purpose of progressing to their destination.[2] Capable of creating tunnels in a matter of seconds, their drill-like bodies allow them to move freely underground, and their build-in crushers let them swallow up dirt and anything else that gets in their way.[1][2] To better process rubble, they possess a suction device inside their mouths which lets them such objects into their maw.[2]

Due to their size, the Driller Worms possess immense strength, enough to unleash powerful and wide tremors by slamming into the ground.


The Driller Worm is the third overall boss of Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and is fought with the entirety of Team Sonic directly after reaching the end of the Pit. The boss battle takes place on an enclosed platform with bottomless pits surrounding it.

Boss guide

The fight against the Driller Worm is split into three phases. In the first phase, the Driller Worm's primary attack is slamming its head onto the platform where Team Sonic is standing. During the battle, the Driller Worm will open its mouth which is its weak spot. The player can attack it by Lassoing Destruction Troops that spawn during the fight directly into its mouth with the Enerbeam. As it takes damage, the color of the Driller Worm's mouth turns from its usual green to red. After enough hits, it will become stunned, allowing the player to use the Enerbeam to pull the Driller Worm down to the platform and attack either of its eyes.

In the second phase, the Driller Worm gains a new attack; it will swallow chunks of rocks from a nearby quarry and then spit them out across the platform. When revealing its mouth, the Driller Worm may position itself out of throwing range for Destruction Troops; instead, the player must Lassso Destruction Troops at the round targets in front of the platform so they will ricochet of them and hit the Driller Worm. Repeat the above methods until this phase is completed.

In the third phase, the Driller Worm's primary attack becomes more dangerous; the impact may sometimes create a shockwave which can be jumped over. It may also reveal its mouth at heights where the player must Lasso Destruction Troops at the second set of targets. Repeat the above methods until the Driller Worm is defeated.


Sonic Boom Rise of Lyric Wii U - Driller Worm Boss Battle HD

Sonic Boom Rise of Lyric Wii U - Driller Worm Boss Battle HD


Sonic Boom Rise of Lyric Music - The Pit Boss Battle 2

Sonic Boom Rise of Lyric Music - The Pit Boss Battle 2



Concept artwork


Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric


Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal



  1. 1.0 1.1 Q-N-C's Toy Shop, Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 『ソニックトゥーン』多種多様な「破壊兵」やボスエネミー、お馴染みの敵キャラが公開 (Japanese). Inside Games (29 September 2014). Archived from the original on 1 January 2015.
  3. Motobadnik (10 July 2017). De Project Apollo a Sonic Boom, su evolución documentada (Spanish). Sonic Paradise. Ash the dragon. Retrieved on 12 July 2017.

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