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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 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 0.8kg 0'08" 0.2 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
Brown Ground
Body Style Footprint
Body05
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
Alpha Sapphire


Appearances

In the 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.

In the 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.
  • If you use seismic toss on Diglett in Pokemon Battle Revolution, you will not see its feet for the dirt joins Diglett in midair.
  • Diglett has basically got the same cry as Doduo, but it is slightly deeper.

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