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Dig VI
(あなをほる Burrow)
Generation: I
Battle Data
Type: Type Ground
Category Type Physical
Power: 80
Accuracy: 100%
PP: 10
Affects: Selected target
Secondary Effect: Protected the first turn, strikes the second
Priority: 0
Contact: Yes
Affected by
Magic Coat: No
BrightPowder: No
Protect/Detect: Yes
Snatch: No
King's Rock: Yes
Contest Data
Contests (RSE)
Type: Type Smart
Appeal: 1
Jam: 0
Super Contests (DPPt)
Type: Type Smart
Appeal: 1
Contest Spectaculars (ORAS)
Type: Type Smart
Appeal: 1
Jam: 1

Dig is a contact making Ground-type move first introduced in Generation I as TM28. The Pokémon digs a hole, pops in it, and waits a single turn. The Pokémon will not get any status problems or take any damage (with the exception of certain moves like Earthquake). Outside of battle, it works similarly to the Escape Rope, taking the player outside of a cave. It is TM28 in all generations.


The user burrows, then attacks on the second turn. It can also be used to exit dungeons.


  • In Generation I it is possible to damage a Pokémon that is underground after using Dig with the move Swift.
  • Earthquake and Magnitude cause double the damage on a Pokémon that is underground.
  • Dig has been TM28 throughout the Pokémon series.
  • You can use Dig outside the battle even in the building and not only in the cave or underground tunnel.


Dig depicted in the anime
Drake Onix Dig
Drake's Onix using Dig
Ash Bulbasaur Dig
Ash's Bulbasaur using Dig
May Eevee Dig
May's Eevee using Dig
Ash Infernape Dig
Ash's Infernape using Dig
Cilan Dwebble Dig
Cilan's Dwebble using Dig
Clemont Bunnelby Dig
Clemont's Bunnelby using Dig
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