Death Battle Combatant
Dig Dug
The Digger with the Harpoon Pump
Dig Dug
Origin Dig Dug
Company Bandai Namco
Appearance(s) Bomberman VS Dig Dug
I was once part of the border patrol, so I have some tricks in the store.
~ Taizo Hori/Dig Dug

Dig Dug is a title video game hero. He appears in the 11th episode of Death Battle, Bomberman VS Dig Dug, where he fought Konami's Bomberman.


Dig Dug is an expert excavator and executioner. He consistently traverses the underground to slay dragons. His real name is Taizo Hori, which literally means "I want to dig". He is also the father of the more recent phenomenon, Mr. Driller.

Death Battle Info


  • Real Name: Taizo Hori
  • Honorary Chairman of the Driller Council
  • Ex-Husband of 'Kissy' from Baraduke A.K.A. Alien Sector


  • 15' Harpoon-like hose
  • Forcefully inflates foes
  • Stuns enemies for a short time
  • Injects 10 psi per pump
  • Pumped until the victim explodes


  • Burrows in four directions
  • Instant start up
  • Fast & Efficient
  • Can tear apart islands



  • Dig Dug is the first Bandai Namco character in Death Battle, with the next six being Ivy Valentine, Gundam EpyonNightmare, TaiAgumon and Renamon.
    • He is also the first Namco character to win Death Battle, being followed by Gundam Epyon and TaiAgumon.
  • Dig Dug among with his opponent are also the tenth and eleventh characters to appear on Death Battle who first came to being within the 1980s era. In his case being 1982 due to the fact the Dig Dug game first came out for the Arcades.
  • Dig Dug has yet to have a 3D model in his games


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