For more information on this character, see [[Pookapedia - Taizo Hori]].

Taizo Hori (ホリタイゾウ Hori Taizō), more commonly known under the alias Dig Dug (ディグダグ Digu Dagu), is the main character of the Dig Dug series; he has had several minor appearances in the Pac-Man series. He is enemies with Pooka and Fygar, and is the father of Mr. Driller.

Appearances alongside Pac-Man

Pac-Man Championship Edition series

Main articles: Pac-Man Championship Edition DX, Pac-Man Championship Edition 2

An alternate skin found in the Pac-Man Championship Edition games turns Pac-Man into Dig Dug, sleeping ghosts into Pookas, and regular ghosts into Fygars. It originated as DLC for Championship Edition DX, and returned as a free unlockable in Championship Edition 2.

Mobile Games

Pac-Man Kart Rally

Main article: Pac-Man Kart Rally

Dig Dug is one of the racers in Pac-Man Kart Rally. He is unlocked by default.

Pixel Runner!

Main article: Pixel Runner!

Dig Dug, Pooka, and Fygar are unlockable characters. They appear alongside Pac-Man and the Ghost Gang.


Dig Dug in Wreck-It Ralph

Wreck-It Ralph

Main article: Wreck-It Ralph

Dig Dug, along with Pooka and Fygar, make a cameo in Wreck-It Ralph at Game Central Station.

Dig Dug was originally going to be the homeless character in the movie. Namco did not want him in this role, due to him having a wife (Baraduke) and son (Mr. Driller); as such, the role was given to Q*bert instead.


  • Dig Dug was set to make an appearance in the cancelled Don Bluth game Pac-Man Adventures. What his role was going to be is unknown.
  • In 2009, a PC game was released titled Namco All-Stars: Pac-Man & Dig Dug. It features enhanced remakes of the original Pac-Man and Dig Dug, alongside the classic arcade versions.
  • While not in the main game itself, Dig Dug technically makes an appearance in Pac-Man Party, as the original Dig Dug is included as a bonus game (alongside Pac-Man and Galaga).


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