529 - Digger

Digger, A.K.A. Experiment 529, is an illegal genetic experiment created by Jumba Jookiba. He is designed to be an efficient digger and drill holes through planets and other surfaces. His one true place is working in the mines as an underground miner. He is voiced by Frank Welker.

He was activated at the end of Stitch! The Movie. After activation, he drilled a hole underground and escaped. He reappeared in "The Asteroid", and was seen briefly in "Checkers".


Digger is a yellowish tan meerkat-like experiment with a long, bony drill-shaped tail, a round body, short arms and legs with sharp claws, a round head with sharp teeth, a dark round nose, dark blue eyes and a row of spikes from his head down to his tail.

Special Abilities

Digger has thick, sharp claws that he can use to dig in a fashion similar to a mole, but at a much quicker pace and more efficiently. Digger also has a tail that is similar in shape and function to a drill, which he can support himself on, and he can start drilling through the ground using this at will.

It has been shown for him to roll into a shape similar to that of Stitch and most other experiments, although due to his tail, it appears as a more wheel-like figure.



  • Digger's design was first revealed in a bonus feature trivia game on the original Lilo & Stitch DVD, before he officially debuted in Stitch! The Movie.
  • Digger's pod color is normally purple. In one scene his pod was red, and in another it was purple.
  • Digger is described by the experiment computer screen as, "Experiment 529. Primary function: Digger".
  • Digger is one of the few experiments to not appear in the group photo at the end of Leroy & Stitch.