As a new item in Skyward Sword, the Digging Mitts are similar to the Mole Mitts from The Minish Cap. Link acquires these from a Mogma named Tyto, one of the inhabitants of Eldin Volcano, during a quest to find his childhood friend, Zelda. This item is automatically equipped and Link can use it to dig and find key shards, Rupees, and other cool collectibles in soft patches of dirt. After forging the Goddess White Sword, Link can use dowsing to easily find spots where treasures are buried. The Digging Mitts are upgraded to the Mogma Mitts in the Fire Sanctuary.