Kirby: Nightmare in Dream Land sprites
|Copy Ability||Hammer, Sleep (Orange and Red types, respectively)|
Dygclops is a small robot that resembles a tunnel boring machine. The enemy has a metallic outer casing which comes in one of two colors; either red or orange, and a rotating rear section composed of metal segments. The enemy's front features a single recessed eye. The eye of an orange Dygclops has its upper eyelid partially closed, while the eye of a red Dygclops has its lower eyelid partially closed.
Dygclops only appears during the battle against Heavy Mole. Heavy Mole will periodically launch the enemies at Kirby. Kirby can either Star Spit them back at Heavy Mole for immediate damage, or swallow them for one of two Copy Abilities.There are two varieties of Dygclops that Heavy Mole will expel; an orange-colored one and a red-colored one. The orange ones give Kirby Hammer when inhaled, which can be used to Kirby's advantage by clearing away excess dirt and thus altering the battlefield. The red ones, on the other hand, give Kirby Sleep when inhaled. This is an incredibly dangerous Copy Ability to have during the fight, as the camera focuses on Heavy Mole, and Kirby scrolling off-screen results in instant death.
Dygclops' name is a portmanteau of the words dig, regarding its ability to burrow through earth, and cyclops, referring to its single eye.
- The idea of the same enemies giving different Copy Abilities depending on their color was later revamped in Kirby & The Amazing Mirror, in which Golem gives either Stone, Wheel, or Fighter, depending not only on its color, but also how it attacks. Golem is the only other enemy in the Kirby series to have this trait.
- Dygclops is the only character in the Kirby series other than Bonkers that yields the Hammer ability. It is also the only regular enemy to do so.