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

Biology

Physiology

Digletts are small, brown moles with two small eyes and a large pink/red nose. Since part of its body is underground, whether or not Diglett has feet, tail(s), etc. is unknown. 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).

Alolan Diglett has three pieces of blonde hair that is on top of its head.

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.

Natural 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.

Alolan Diglett can have the Tangling Hair Ability. With the Tangling Hair Ability, opponents that hit Alolan Diglett with a move that makes direct contact will have their Speed lowered by 1.

Evolution

Diglett evolves into Dugtrio once it reaches level 26.

Game Info

Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red and Blue Diglett's Cave Common
Yellow Diglett's Cave Common
Gold and Silver Diglett's Cave Common
Crystal Diglett's Cave Common
Ruby and Sapphire Trade None
FireRed and LeafGreen Diglett's Cave Common
Emerald Trade None
Diamond and Pearl Route 228 Uncommon
Platinum Route 228 Uncommon
HeartGold and SoulSilver Diglett's Cave, Route 48 Common
Black and White Poké Transfer, Dream World None
X and Y Breed Dugtrio None
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Fiery Path after defeating Groudon/Kyogre Common
Sun and Moon Route 5, Route 7, Diglett's Tunnel, Lush Jungle, Seaward Cave, Ten Carat Hill, Verdant Cavern Common
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Route 5, Route 7, Diglett's Tunnel, Verdant Cavern Common
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! Normal Form: Diglett's Cave
Alolan Form: Trade Kantonian Diglett in Lavender Town
Common
Sword and Shield Normal Form: Galar Mine, Rolling Fields, Giant's Mirror
Alolan Form: Gift in Fields of Honor for finding all Alolan Digletts
Uncommon
One


Pokédex entries

  • Red and 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.

  • 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.

  • Emerald

    Diglett are raised in most farms. The reason is simple — wherever they burrow, the soil is left perfectly tilled for growing delicious crops.

  • 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.

  • Sun

    Normal Form: It chews on plant roots underground. Farmers whose vegetables are vulnerable find it can be quite a pest.
    Alola Form: Its head sports an altered form of whiskers made of metal. When in communication with its comrades, its whiskers wobble to and fro.

  • Moon

    Normal Form: Many farmers cherish and nurture Diglett because its droppings enrich the soil it lives in.
    Alola Form: Its golden hairs function as sensors. It pokes them out of its burrow to monitor its surroundings.

  • Ultra Sun

    Normal Form: It travels through tunnels that it digs underground. It hates sunlight, so it comes out only after the sun goes down.
    Alola Form: Although it’s powerful enough to dig right through volcanic rock, it doesn’t allow itself to be seen very often.

  • Ultra Moon

    Normal Form: Around their crops, farmers plant the kind of tree that Diglett like to eat as a way of getting Diglett to plow the fields for them.
    Alola Form: The need to dig through volcanic rock in the ground has made them more powerful than the Diglett of other regions.

  • Let's Go, Pikachu!

    Normal Form: It prefers dark places. It spends most of its time underground, though it may pop up in caves. Alola Form: After living in soil with high iron content for some time, three steel whiskers sprouted from the top of its head.

  • Let's Go, Eevee!

    Normal Form: It prefers dark places. It spends most of its time underground, though it may pop up in caves. Alola Form: After living in soil with high iron content for some time, three steel whiskers sprouted from the top of its head.

  • Sword

    Normal Form: If a Diglett digs through a field, it leaves the soil perfectly tilled and ideal for planting crops.
    Alolan Form: The metal-rich geology of this Pokémon's habitat caused it to develop steel whiskers on its head.

  • Shield

    Normal Form: It burrows through the ground at a shallow depth. It leaves raised earth in its wake, making it easy to spot.
    Alolan Form: Its three hairs change shape depending on Diglett's mood. They're a useful communication tool among these Pokémon.


Stats

Standard form

Diglett's Stats
HP
10
Attack
55
Defense
25
Sp. Atk
35
Sp. Def
45
Speed
95
Total
265

Alolan form

Diglett's Stats
HP
10
Attack
55
Defense
30
Sp. Atk
35
Sp. Def
45
Speed
90
Total
265

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Sand Attack 100% 15 Ground Status
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
4 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
7 Astonish 30 100% 15 Ghost Physical
10 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground Special
14 Magnitude 100% 30 Ground Physical
18 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
22 Sucker Punch 70 100% 5 Dark Physical
25 Mud Bomb 65 85% 10 Ground Special
28 Earth Power 90 100% 10 Ground Special
31 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
35 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
39 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
43 Fissure —% 5 Ground Physical
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LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
1 Sand Attack 100% 20 Ground Status Cute 3 0 ♥
4 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
7 Astonish 30 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
12 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3 0 ♥
15 Magnitude 100% 30 Ground Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
18 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Tough 1 2 ♥
23 Sucker Punch 80 100% 5 Dark Physical Smart 3 0 ♥
26 Mud Bomb 65 85% 10 Ground Special Cute 2 3 ♥
29 Earth Power 90 100% 10 Ground Special Beauty 4 0 ♥
34 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
37 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
40 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
45 Fissure 30% 5 Ground Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
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LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 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
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LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 3
1 Sand Attack 100% 20 Ground Status Cute 2
4 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status Cute 2
7 Astonish 30 100% 15 Ghost Physical Smart 3
12 Magnitude 100% 30 Ground Physical Tough 2
15 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3
18 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Smart 1
23 Sucker Punch 80 100% 5 Dark Physical Smart 2
26 Earth Power 90 100% 10 Ground Special Smart 2
29 Mud Bomb 65 85% 10 Ground Special Smart 0
34 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cool 3
37 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2
40 Fissure 30% 5 Ground Physical Tough 0
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LevelingGeneration III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Tough 4 0 ♥
1 Sand Attack 100% 20 Ground Cute 2 1 ♥
5 Growl 100% 40 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
9 Magnitude 100% 30 Ground Tough 1 0 ♥
17 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Smart 1 0 ♥
25 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground Cute 2 1 ♥
33 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Cool 3 0 ♥
41 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Tough 1 3 ♥
49 Fissure 30% 5 Ground Tough 2 1 ♥
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LevelingGeneration II
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 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
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LevelingGeneration I
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 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
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TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
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TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special Tough 2 1 ♥
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2 1 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Rock SmashXY 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
HM06 Rock SmashORAS 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
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TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM78 Bulldoze 60 100% 20 Ground Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical
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TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beauty 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Smart 1
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special Tough 2
TM37 Sandstorm —% 10 Rock Status Tough 2
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical Smart 2
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 0
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cute 2
TM76 Stealth Rock —% 20 Rock Status Cool 2
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 3
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Smart 1
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 3
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 2
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TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Smart 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Smart 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground Tough 1 3 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground Smart 1 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Tough 2 1 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Smart 3 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Smart 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Cute 2 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Tough 1 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Cool 2 1 ♥
HM06 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting Tough 1 0 ♥
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TMs and HMs Generation II
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM08 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground
TM31 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal
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TMs and HMs Generation I
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM08 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal
TM09 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal
TM10 Double-Edge 100 100% 15 Normal
TM20 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal
TM26 Earthquake 100 100% 10 Ground
TM27 Fissure 30% 5 Ground
TM28 Dig 100 100% 10 Ground
TM31 Mimic —% 10 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Bide —% 10 Normal
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM48 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock
TM50 Substitute —% 10 Normal
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal
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Breeding

Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Ancient Power Dunsparce, Piloswine, Mamoswine, Kecleon 60 100% 5 Rock Special
Astonish Diglett, Dugtrio, Aipom, Ambipom, Girafarig, Stantler, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Mawile, Wailmer, Wailord, Kecleon 30 100% 15 Ghost Physical
Beat Up Sneasel, Houndour, Houndoom, Passimian 100% 10 Dark Physical
Endure Dunsparce, Swinub, Piloswine, Mamoswine, Phanpy, Vigoroth, Pachirisu, Buneary, Lopunny, Cubchoo, Beartic —% 10 Normal Status
Feint Attack Vulpix, Vulpix, Meowth, Meowth, Persian, Persian, Umbreon, Sneasel, Weavile, Teddiursa, Ursaring, Houndour, Houndoom, Nuzleaf, Shiftry, Slakoth, Slaking, Skitty, Mawile, Spinda, Kecleon, Glameow, Purugly, Scraggy, Scrafty, Zorua, Zoroark, Deerling, Sawsbuck, Oranguru 60 —% 20 Dark Physical
Final Gambit Mankey, Primeape 100% 5 Fighting Special
Headbutt Seel, Dewgong, Snubbull, Granbull, Zigzagoon, Linoone, Bidoof, Bibarel, Darumaka, Darmanitan, Scraggy, Scrafty, Litleo, Pyroar, Furfrou 70 100% 15 Normal Physical
Memento Stunky, Skuntank 100% 10 Dark Status
Mud Bomb Ekans, Arbok, Diglett, Dugtrio, Wooper, Quagsire, Swinub, Piloswine, Mamoswine 65 85% 10 Ground Special
Pursuit Rattata, Rattata, Raticate, Raticate, Mankey, Primeape, Tauros, Umbreon, Dunsparce, Zangoose, Absol, Buizel, Floatzel, Purrloin, Liepard, Blitzle, Zebstrika, Zorua, Zoroark, Emolga, Bouffalant, Yungoos, Gumshoos 40 100% 20 Dark Physical
Reversal Growlithe, Vigoroth, Lillipup, Herdier, Stoutland, Mienfoo, Mienshao, Bouffalant, Lycanroc, Passimian 100% 15 Fighting Physical
Screech Ekans, Arbok, Meowth, Meowth, Persian, Persian, Psyduck, Golduck, Mankey, Primeape, Aipom, Ambipom, Umbreon, Dunsparce, Sneasel, Weavile, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Seviper, Kecleon, Stunky, Skuntank 85% 40 Normal Status
Uproar Vigoroth, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Spinda, Darumaka 90 100% 10 Normal Special

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* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation VI
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Ancient Power Dunsparce, Piloswine, Mamoswine, Kecleon 60 100% 5 Rock Special Tough 1 0 ♥
Astonish Diglett, Dugtrio, Aipom, Ambipom, Girafarig, Stantler, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Mawile, Wailmer, Wailord, Kecleon 30 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
Beat Up Sneasel, Houndour, Houndoom 100% 10 Dark Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
Endure Dunsparce, Swinub, Piloswine, Mamoswine, Phanpy, Vigoroth, Pachirisu, Buneary, Lopunny, Cubchoo, Beartic —% 10 Normal Status Tough 3 0 ♥
Feint Attack Vulpix, Meowth, Persian, Umbreon, Sneasel, Weavile, Teddiursa, Ursaring, Houndour, Houndoom, Nuzleaf, Shiftry, Slakoth, Slaking, Skitty, Mawile, Spinda, Kecleon, Glameow, Purugly, Scraggy, Scrafty, Zorua, Zoroark, Deerling, Sawsbuck 60 —% 20 Dark Physical Clever 2 0 ♥
Final Gambit Mankey, Primeape 100% 5 Fighting Physical Tough 8 0 ♥
Headbutt Seel, Dewgong, Snubbull, Granbull, Zigzagoon, Linoone, Bidoof, Bibarel, Darumaka, Darmanitan, Scraggy, Scrafty, Litleo, Pyroar, Furfrou 70 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Memento Stunky, Skuntank 100% 10 Dark Status Tough 8 0 ♥
Mud Bomb Ekans, Arbok, Diglett, Dugtrio, Wooper, Quagsire, Swinub, Piloswine, Mamoswine 65 85% 10 Ground Special Cute 2 3 ♥
Pursuit Rattata, Raticate, Tauros, Umbreon, Dunsparce, Zangoose, Absol, Buizel, Floatzel, Purrloin, Liepard, Blitzle, Zebstrika, Zorua, Zoroark, Emolga, Bouffalant 40 100% 20 Dark Physical Clever 2 1 ♥
Reversal Growlithe, Vigoroth, Lillipup, Herdier, Stoutland, Mienfoo, Mienshao, Bouffalant 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
Screech Ekans, Arbok, Meowth, Persian, Psyduck, Golduck, Mankey, Primeape, Aipom, Ambipom, Umbreon, Dunsparce, Sneasel, Weavile, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Seviper, Kecleon, Stunky, Skuntank 85% 40 Normal Status Clever 3 0 ♥
Uproar Vigoroth, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Spinda, Darumaka, Darmanitan 90 100% 10 Normal Special Cute 2 1 ♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
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* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation V
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
AncientPower Dunsparce, Piloswine, Mamoswine, Kecleon 60 100% 5 Rock Special
Astonish Diglett, Dugtrio, Aipom, Ambipom, Girafarig, Stantler, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Mawile, Wailmer, Wailord, Kecleon 30 100% 15 Ghost Physical
Beat Up Sneasel, Houndour, Houndoom 100% 10 Dark Physical
Endure Swinub, Piloswine, Mamoswine, Phanpy, Vigoroth, Pachirisu, Buneary, Lopunny, Cubchoo, Beartic —% 10 Normal Status
Faint Attack Meowth, Persian, Umbreon, Sneasel, Weavile, Teddiursa, Ursaring, Houndour, Houndoom, Nuzleaf, Shiftry, Slakoth, Slaking, Skitty, Mawile, Spinda, Kecleon, Glameow, Purugly, Scraggy, Scrafty, Zorua, Zoroark, Deerling, Sawsbuck 60 —% 20 Dark Physical
Final Gambit Mankey, Primeape 100% 5 Fighting Physical
Headbutt Seel, Dewgong, Snubbull, Granbull, Zigzagoon, Linoone, Bidoof, Bibarel, Darumaka, Darmanitan, Scraggy, Scrafty 70 100% 15 Normal Physical
Memento Stunky, Skuntank 100% 10 Dark Status
Mud Bomb Ekans, Arbok, Diglett, Dugtrio, Wooper, Quagsire, Swinub, Piloswine, Mamoswine 65 85% 10 Ground Special
Pursuit Rattata, Raticate, Tauros, Umbreon, Dunsparce, Zangoose, Absol, Buizel, Floatzel, Purrloin, Liepard, Blitzle, Zebstrika, Zorua, Zoroark, Emolga, Bouffalant 40 100% 20 Dark Physical
Reversal Growlithe, Vigoroth, Lillipup, Herdier, Stoutland, Mienfoo, Mienshao, Bouffalant 100% 15 Fighting Physical
Screech Ekans, Arbok, Meowth, Persian, Psyduck, Golduck, Mankey, Primeape, Aipom, Ambipom, Umbreon, Dunsparce, Sneasel, Weavile, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Seviper, Kecleon, Stunky, Skuntank 85% 40 Normal Status
Uproar Vigoroth, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Spinda, Darumaka, Darmanitan 90 100% 10 Normal Special

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation IV
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
AncientPower Dunsparce, Piloswine, Mamoswine, Kecleon 60 100% 5 Rock Special Tough 2
Astonish Diglett, Dugtrio, Aipom, Ambipom, Girafarig, Stantler, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Mawile, Wailmer, Wailmer, Kecleon 30 100% 15 Ghost Physical Smart 3
Beat Up Sneasel, Weavile, Houndour, Houndoom 10 100% 10 Dark Physical Smart 2
Faint Attack Meowth, Persian, Umbreon, Sneasel, Weavile, Teddiursa, Ursaring, Houndour, Houndoom, Nuzleaf, Shiftry, Slakoth, Vigoroth, Slaking, Skitty, Delcatty, Mawile, Spinda, Kecleon, Glameow, Purugly 60 —% 20 Dark Physical Smart 2
Mud Bomb Ekans, Arbok, Diglett, Dugtrio, Wooper, Quagsire, Swinub, Piloswine, Mamoswine 65 85% 10 Ground Special Smart 0
Pursuit Rattata, Raticate, Tauros, Umbreon, Dunsparce, Zangoose, Absol, Buizel, Floatzel 40 100% 20 Dark Physical Smart 1
ReversalHGSS Growlithe, Arcanine, Vigoroth, Slaking 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 2
Rock Slide Camerupt 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 3
Screech Ekans, Arbok, Meowth, Persian, Psyduck, Golduck, Mankey, Primeape, Aipom, Ambipom, Umbreon, Dunsparce, Sneasel, Weavile, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Seviper, Kecleon, Stunky, Skuntank 85% 40 Normal Status Smart 1
Uproar Vigoroth, Slaking, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud 50 100% 10 Normal Special Cute 2

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation III
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
AncientPower Kecleon 60 100% 5 Rock Tough 1 0 ♥
Beat Up Sneasel 10 100% 10 Dark Smart 2 1 ♥
Faint Attack Meowth, Persian, Umbreon, Sneasel, Teddiursa, Ursaring, Houndour, Houndoom, Nuzleaf, Shiftry, Slakoth, Vigoroth, Slaking, Skitty, Delcatty, Mawile, Spinda, Kecleon 60 —% 20 Dark Smart 2 0 ♥
Pursuit Rattata, Raticate, Tauros, Umbreon, Dunsparce, Zangoose 40 100% 20 Dark Smart 2 1 ♥
Rock Slide Camerupt 75 90% 10 Rock Tough 1 3 ♥
Screech Ekans, Arbok, Meowth, Persian, Psyduck, Golduck, Mankey, Primeape, Aipom, Umbreon, Dunsparce, Sneasel, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud, Seviper, Kecleon 85% 40 Normal Smart 1 3 ♥
Uproar Vigoroth, Slaking, Whismur, Loudred, Exploud 50 100% 10 Normal Cute 3 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.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation II
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type
AncientPower * Wooper, Quagsire, Dunsparce, Swinub, Piloswine, Phanpy, Donphan 60 100% 5 Rock
Beat Up Sneasel 10 100% 10 Dark
Faint Attack Meowth, Persian, Umbreon, Sneasel, Teddiursa, Ursaring, Houndour, Houndoom 60 —% 20 Dark
Pursuit Rattata, Raticate, Tauros, Umbreon, Dunsparce 40 100% 20 Dark
Screech Ekans, Arbok, Meowth, Persian, Psyduck, Golduck, Mankey, Primeape, Aipom, Umbreon, Dunsparce, Sneasel 85% 40 Normal

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Earth Power USUM 90 100% 10 Ground Special
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Stealth Rock USUM —% 20 Rock Status
Stomping Tantrum USUM 75 100% 10 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.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Earth Power ORAS 90 100% 10 Ground Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Stealth Rock ORAS —% 20 Rock Status Cool 2 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.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Earth Power B2W2 90 100% 10 Ground Special
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
Stealth Rock B2W2 —% 20 Rock Status
Uproar B2W2 90 100% 10 Normal Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Earth Power HGSSPt 90 100% 10 Ground Special Smart 2
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
Sucker Punch HGSSPt 80 100% 5 Dark Physical Smart 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation III
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Body Slam FRLGEXD 85 100% 15 Normal Tough 1 4 ♥
Double-Edge FRLGEXD 120 100% 15 Normal Tough 6 0 ♥
Endure E —% 10 Normal Tough 2 0 ♥
Mimic FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
Mud-Slap E 20 100% 10 Ground Cute 2 1 ♥
Rock Slide FRLGE 75 90% 10 Rock Tough 1 3 ♥
Sleep Talk E —% 10 Normal Cute 3 0 ♥
Snore E 40 100% 15 Normal Cute 4 0 ♥
Substitute FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
Swagger EXD 90% 15 Normal Cute 2 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.

This Pokémon learns no moves by Tutoring.
Tutoring Generation II
Move Power Accuracy PP Type
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

Appearances

Anime

Goh's 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

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 a similar to Doduo, but it is slightly deeper.
  • Diglett's trading card artwork from Base Set reveals that, like an actual mole, it has a furry body.
  • There is a side quest involving Alolan Diglett which the player character can undertake in the Isle of Armor.
    • There are 151 Diglett altogether, inclusive of the one the player character found first. The amount of Alolan Diglett across the island, 151, is likely a reference to the amount of Pokémon introduced in Generation I.
    • The rewards for certain milestones are the rest of the Alolan Forms, Alolan Starter Pokémon with their hidden ability, and eventually, an Alolan Diglett with perfect Individual Values.

Origin

Diglett may be based on a mole, more specifically, moles used in the game Whack-A-Mole which have a much more rounded shape and pop in and out of holes similarly to Diglett.

Its Alolan form and it gaining the Steel-type may reference magnetic sand. Along with this, it may be based on the black sand that is found on some beaches. Its hair may also come from Pele's hair, a type of volcanic glass that forms around Hawaiian volcanoes and appears similarly to clumps of hair.

Etymology

Diglett comes from dig and the suffix -let (often used to denote something small).

Gallery

Kantonian Form

Alolan Form

See also

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