When used by Quint, Sakugarne digs into an area and releases small ground fragments, harming those that approach him. Sakugarne also appeared in Mega Man V and Wily and Right's RockBoard: That's Paradise, but cannot be obtained by Mega Man.
When Mega Man jumps on Sakugarne, he begins to drain the weapon energy until he uses all the energy or is switched to another weapon. With a full weapon energy gauge, it can be used for approximately 11 seconds.
- Sakugarne's name may be derived from the Japanese word "sakugan", which means drilling.
- Sakugarne is one of the few non-utility Special Weapons in the series that does not alter Mega Man's color.
- In Mega Man II, Sakugarne is the only Special Weapon that Mega Man does not absorb into himself after victory, possibly as he does not alter his color (according to artwork) and Sakugarne himself being a separate entity that could have simply been picked up after Quint retreats.
- He is also labeled as "Quint Item Sakugarne" on the "Get Weapon" screen as Quint's name is not in the title of the weapon.