"Far, far below the deepest delving of the Dwarves, the world is gnawed by nameless things. Even Sauron knows them not. They are older than he. Now I have walked there, but I will bring no report to darken the light of day"
― Gandalf (The Lord of the Rings)

The power to tunnel through the earth. Sub-power of Earth Manipulation.

Also Called

  • Digging
  • Enhanced Digging
  • Fast Digging
  • Subterranean Travel
  • Tunneling
  • Underground Travel


The user is capable of tunneling through the earth with ease.


  • The user can hide underground to evade attacks and for underground travel, as well as launch surprise attacks.
  • Burrowing underground can weaken ground structure, creating traps or pitfalls.
  • Create a network of underground tunnels, forming a labyrinth to potentially control of the battlefield.




  • User may be limited on how long he/she may be able to stay underground before they have to come up for air.
  • Some ground may contain minerals or other substances too hard to dig through.
  • Ground may collapse while digging, though the user can simply dig back up.

Known Users


  • Darque Wurms (Angel: Only Human)
  • Trevor Burrow the Mole (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Sonic the Hedgehog (Archie's Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Earthbenders (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Badgermoles (Avatar: The Last Airbender)
  • Kraab (Ben 10 franchise)
  • Wildvine (Ben 10)
  • Wildmutt (Ben 10)
  • Ditto (Ben 10)
  • Swampfire (Ben 10: Alien Force)
  • Andreas (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
  • Armodrillo (Ben 10: Ultimate Alien)
  • Slamworm's Species (Ben 10: Omniverse)
    • Slamworm
  • King Koil (Ben 10 Reboot)
  • Sanderson "Sandy" Hawkins/Sandman (DC Comics)
  • Star Nosed Moles (Hero: 108)
  • Star Nosed Mole King (Hero: 108)
  • Whispering Death (How to Train your Dragon)
  • The Underminer (The Incredibles)
  • Dai Gui (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • Tusky Husky (Krypto The Superdog)
  • Constrictai (Lego Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu)
  • Experiment 529 "Digger" (Lilo and Stich)
  • Maulwurf (My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic)
  • Rubble (PAW Patrol)
  • Everest (PAW Patrol)
  • Crystalyd (Slugterra)
  • Diggrix (Slugterra)


  • Liu-yan (Akatsuki Otokojuku)
  • Hexados (Bakugan)
  • Wormquake (Bakugan)
  • Digmon (Digimon)
  • Drimogemon (Digimon)
  • Mole Twins (Dimension W)
  • Angila (Dragon Ball Z: Lord Slug)
  • Virgo (Fairy Tail)
  • Duke Everlue (Fairy Tail)
  • Inaba Ui (Killing Bites)
  • Shinobi that can use "Earth Release: Underground Projection Fish Technique", "Earth Release: Hiding Like a Mole Technique" or "Earth Release: Subterranean Voyage" (Naruto)
  • Miss Merry Christmas (One Piece)
  • Daruma (One Piece)
  • Tony Tony Chopper (One Piece); via Horn Point
  • Ground Dragon (One-Punch Man)
  • BUER (Pandora in the Crimson Shell: Ghost Urn)
  • Rasetsu (Sakigake Otokojuku)
  • Mole (Sekai Maou)
  • Zid (Soul Eater)
  • Maruss (Zatch Bell!)


  • Mulch Diggums and Dwarves (Artemis Fowl)
  • Nameless Things (The Lord of the Rings)
  • Billy-Ray Sanguine (Skulduggery Pleasant)

Live Television/Movies

  • Sluggoth Demons (Buffy the Vampire Slayer)
  • Silurians/Homo Reptilia (Doctor Who); via third eye
  • Anguirus (Godzilla)
  • Moguera (Godzilla)
  • Gorosaurus (Godzilla)
  • Baragon (Godzilla)
  • Megalon (Godzilla)
  • Battra (Godzilla)
  • Zilla (Godzilla)
  • Meganulon (Godzilla)
  • Skullcrawlers (Kong: Skull Island)
  • Hisser (Power Rangers: Megaforce)
  • Dustin Brooks (Power Rangers: Ninja Storm)
  • Horta (Star Trek)
  • Jed McNally (Smallville)
  • Graboids (Tremors film series)
  • Tsun (Warriors of Virtue)


  • The 8th Brother (Chinese Mythology)

Video Games

  • Valgos (Backyard Monsters)
  • Wormzers (Backyard Monsters)
  • King Wormzers (Backyard Monsters)
  • Bottles (Banjo-Kazooie)
  • Armadillos (Crypt of the NecroDancer)
  • Moles (Crypt of the NecroDancer)
  • Burrowing Rockworm (Dark Souls)
  • Scorpioness Najka (Dark Souls II)
  • Carthus Sand Worm (Dark Souls III)
  • Stygian (Darksiders)
  • Tatzelwurm (God of War)
  • Headcrabs (Half-Life series)
  • Pummelweed (Kameo: Elements of Power)
  • Moldorms (The Legend of Zelda)
  • Link (The Legend of Zelda); via Mole Mitts and Digging Mitts
  • Drill Man (Mega Man)
  • Clown Man (Mega Man)
  • Ground Man (Mega Man)
  • Guts Man (Mega Man)
  • Diglet (Pokemon)
  • Digtrio (Pokemon)
  • Any Pokemon that can learn the move "Dig" (Pokemon)
  • Mole Knight (Shovel Knight)
  • Terrafin (Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure)
  • Blink (Spyro series)
  • Knuckles the Echidna (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Yellow Whisp (Sonic the Hedgehog)
  • Rodents (S.T.A.L.K.E.R series)
  • Mario (Super Mario. series) via a Spin Drill
  • Monty Moles (Super Mario Bros. series)
  • Mouser (Super Mario Bros. series)

Known Items

  • Mole Mitts (The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap)
  • Digging Mitts (The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword)
  • Tunnel Armadillo (Xiaolin Showdown)