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Type(s)
Type Ground  
Species Mole Pokémon
Abilities Sand Veil
Arena Trap
Sand Force (DW)
Pokédex
Venomoth ← 050 → Dugtrio
Kanto 050 Johto 132/134
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Mountain Kalos 001
Evolves From None
Evolves Into Dugtrio
Diglett
050
ディグダ Diguda
050Diglett
Generation I
Evolutionary Line
050051
Gender
50% ♂ / 50 % ♀
Weight Height
1.8 lbs. 0.8 kg 0'08" 0.2 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Brown Field
Shape Footprint
F050
Cry

Diglett (Japanese: ディグダ Diguda) is a Ground-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

Biology

Physiology

Digletts are small, brown moles with two small eyes and a large pink/red nose. Since part of its body is underground, we don't know whether or not Diglett has feet, tail(s), etc. However, in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, the rescued Diglett (after Skarmory kidnapped him) claimed to say his feet were getting cold (Which thereafter caused an awkward moment of silence).

Behavior

Diglett live only a few feet underground, and feed on plant roots. It burrows through the ground at a shallow depth, leaving raised earth in its wake, perfect for planting crops. Diglett are frequently kept on farms for this reason. Diglett has very thin skin, and thus if Diglett is exposed to light its blood will heat up, causing it to grow weak. This weakness to heat causes Diglett to prefer dark places, sticking its head up only when the sun is not bright. Otherwise, it pops up in caves. Diglett make their homes in tunnels and caves under the earth, most of which are made by burrowing Onix.

Special abilities

Diglett can have the ability Sand Veil or the ability Arena Trap. Sand Veil increases Diglett's evasiveness when a Sandstorm is out. Arena Trap prevents any Pokémon from escaping it in battle. Diglett are proficient diggers and can Dig quickly.

Evolution

Diglett evolves into Dugtrio once it reaches level 26.

Game Info

Locations

Diglett Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Red/Blue Diglett's Cave Common
Yellow Diglett's Cave Common
Gold/Silver Diglett's Cave Common
Crystal Diglett's Cave Common
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/LeafGreen Diglett's Cave Common
Diamond/Pearl Route 228 Uncommon
Platinum Route 228 Uncommon
HeartGold/SoulSilver Diglett's Cave, Route 48 Common
Black/White Poké Transfer, Dream World None
X/Y Breed Dugtrio None


Pokédex entries

Pokédex Entries
Red
Blue
Lives about one yard underground where it feeds on plant roots. It sometimes appears above ground.
Yellow
It prefers dark places. It spends most of its time underground, though it may pop up in caves.
Gold
Its skin is very thin. If it is exposed to light, its blood heats up, causing it to grow weak.
Silver
If a Diglett digs through a field, it leaves the soil perfectly tilled and ideal for planting crops.
Crystal
It digs underground and chews on tree roots, sticking its head out only when the sun isn't bright.
Ruby
Diglett are raised in most farms. The reason is simple - wherever this Pokémon burrows, the soil is left perfectly tilled for planting crops. This soil is made ideal for growing delicious vegetables.
Sapphire
Diglett are raised in most farms. The reason is simple - wherever this Pokémon burrows, the soil is left perfectly tilled for planting crops. This soil is made ideal for growing delicious vegetables.
Emerald
Diglett are raised in most farms. The reason is simple — wherever they burrow, the soil is left perfectly tilled for growing delicious crops.
FireRed
It burrows through the ground at a shallow depth. It leaves raised earth in its wake, making it easy to spot.
LeafGreen
Lives about one yard underground where it feeds on plant roots. It sometimes appears above ground.
Diamond
A Pokémon that lives underground. Because of its dark habitat, it is repelled by bright sunlight.
Pearl
A Pokémon that lives underground. Because of its dark habitat, it is repelled by bright sunlight.
Platinum
A Pokémon that lives underground. Because of its dark habitat, it is repelled by bright sunlight.
HeartGold
Its skin is very thin. If it is exposed to light, its blood heats up, causing it to grow weak.
SoulSilver
If a Diglett digs through a field, it leaves the soil perfectly tilled and ideal for planting crops.
Black
A Pokémon that lives underground. Because of its dark habitat, it is repelled by bright sunlight.
White
A Pokémon that lives underground. Because of its dark habitat, it is repelled by bright sunlight.
Black 2
A Pokémon that lives underground. Because of its dark habitat, it is repelled by bright sunlight.
White 2
A Pokémon that lives underground. Because of its dark habitat, it is repelled by bright sunlight.
X
Lives about one yard underground where it feeds on plant roots. It sometimes appears aboveground.
Y
Its skin is very thin. If it is exposed to light, its blood heats up, causing it to grow weak.
Omega Ruby
Diglett are raised in most farms. The reason is simple- wherever this Pokémon burrows, the soil is left perfectly tilled for planting crops. This soil is made ideal for growing delicious vegetables.
Alpha Sapphire
Diglett are raised in most farms. The reason is simple- wherever this Pokémon burrows, the soil is left perfectly tilled for planting crops. This soil is made ideal for growing delicious vegetables.


Learnset

Leveling

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
Sand Attack 100% 20 Ground Status Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
4 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥ 0
7 Astonish 30 100% 15 Ghost Physical Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
12 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground Special Type Cute ♥♥♥ 0
15 Magnitude 100% 30 Ground Physical Type Tough 0
18 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥
23 Sucker Punch 80 100% 5 Dark Physical Type Smart ♥♥♥ 0
26 Mud Bomb 65 85% 10 Ground Special Type Cute ♥♥ ♥♥♥
29 Earth Power 90 100% 10 Ground Special Type Beauty ♥♥♥♥ 0
34 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥ 0
37 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥♥ 0
40 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥
45 Fissure 30% 5 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation V
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat.
Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
Sand Attack 100% 20 Ground Status
4 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
7 Astonish 30 100% 15 Ghost Physical
12 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground Special
15 Magnitude 100% 30 Ground Physical
18 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
23 Sucker Punch 80 100% 5 Dark Physical
26 Mud Bomb 65 85% 10 Ground Special
29 Earth Power 90 100% 10 Ground Special
34 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
37 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
40 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
45 Fissure 30% 5 Ground Physical

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation IV
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical Type Tough ♥♥♥
Sand Attack 100% 20 Ground Status Type Cute ♥♥
4 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status Type Cute ♥♥
7 Astonish 30 100% 15 Ghost Physical Type Smart ♥♥♥
12 Magnitude 100% 30 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥
15 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground Special Type Cute ♥♥♥
18 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Smart
23 Sucker Punch 80 100% 5 Dark Physical Type Smart ♥♥
26 Earth Power 90 100% 10 Ground Special Type Smart ♥♥
29 Mud Bomb 65 85% 10 Ground Special Type Smart 0
34 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Type Cool ♥♥♥
37 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Type Tough ♥♥
40 Fissure 30% 5 Ground Physical Type Tough 0

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation III
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Type Tough ♥♥♥♥ 0
Sand Attack 100% 20 Ground Type Cute ♥♥
5 Growl 100% 40 Normal Type Cute ♥♥ 0
9 Magnitude 100% 30 Ground Type Tough 0
17 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Type Smart 0
25 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground Type Cute ♥♥
33 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Type Cool ♥♥♥ 0
41 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Type Tough ♥♥♥
49 Fissure 30% 5 Ground Type Tough ♥♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation II
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type
Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal
5 Growl 100% 40 Normal
9 Magnitude 100% 30 Ground
17 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground
25 Sand Attack 100% 20 Ground
33 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal
41 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground
49 Fissure 30% 5 Ground

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Leveling Generation I
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type
Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal
5 Growl 100% 40 Normal
19 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground
24 Sand Attack 100% 20 Ground
31 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal
40 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
RB 050 front Y 050 front GR 050 front
Gold Silver Crystal Back
G 050 front S 050 front C 050 front
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
RS 050 front E 050 front FRLG 050 front
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
DP 050 front DP 050 front HGSS 050 front
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Diglett BW
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
Diglett XY

Appearances

Anime

IL031

A Diglett from episode 31, Dig Those Diglett!

In the anime, Diglett first appeared in Dig Those Diglett. They were causing trouble for a construction crew that planning on building a dam. The foreman insisted that the Diglett were to be exterminated, but the Pokémon of the trainers that happened to be in the area refused to fight them. The reason was that the Diglett and Dugtrio were helping to plant trees in the forest. Diglett were also used by a man named Poncho in The Underground Round-Up. He used them to dig tunnels underground of a town that was infested with Electrode. The tunnels sent the Electrode to an open field where they'd live in peace. Diglett were also featured in Plant It Now...Diglett Later!, helping villagers with crops and being the apparent target of some thieves.

Manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga, Diglett makes a cameo in Raging Rhydon as wild Pokémon of Mt. Moon. Red also owns a Diglett that he uses against Eevee.

Trivia

Pokemon Mystery Dungeon - Red Rescue Team - GBA 01

Diglett's phrase about his feet

  • It is revealed in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon that Diglett has feet. After being rescued from Skarmory at Mt. Steel, Diglett says that his feet still feel like they're walking on air.
  • Although Diglett has no arms and is underground, it can learn Aerial Ace, Cut, Hone Claws, Scratch, Shadow Claw, and Sucker Punch and for only being a head it can learn Headbutt.
  • Diglett has basically got the same cry as Doduo, but it is slightly deeper.
  • Diglett is known as the mole pokemon, but it looks more like a worm poking its head out of the ground.

Gallery

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