- "You got the Digging Mitts! Use these sharp claws to dig through patches of soft earth."
- — In-game description
The Digging Mitts are an item from The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. They allow Link to dig into the ground, functioning similarly to the shovel. This ability allows Link to dig for secret items that can't be detected though dowsing. The Digging Mitts are obtained in the Eldin Volcano area from Tyto after defeating a group of Bokoblins. The Mogma Mitts replace the Digging Mitts in Link's inventory when he acquires them.
Interestingly, some of the LD-301 series Ancient Robot miners appear wearing specially designed Digging Mitts (which feature three blades on each finger) which they use to dig up Timeshift Stones.
Digging Mitts appear as one of the Item Cards used to uncover secrets in Adventure Mode. It also appears as 3 Attack Badges (Digging Mitts I, Digging Mitts II, and Digging Mitts III) that increase the damage inflicted on guarding enemies for the character they are crafted for.
The Digging Mitts return as Badges and as an Item Card in Adventure Mode.