Diglett (Pokémon)

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Venomoth #049: Venomoth
Pokémon
#051: Dugtrio Dugtrio
Diglett
ディグダ Digda
#050
050Diglett.png
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Ground '
Category
Mole Pokémon
Abilities
Sand Veil or Arena Trap
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#050
Johto
#134
Hoenn
#239
Regional Browser numbers
Height
0'08"
Imperial
0.2 m
Metric
Weight
1.8 lbs.
Imperial
0.8 kg
Metric
Dex color
Brown
Catch rate
255 (33.3%)
Body style
Body05.png
Footprint
 F050.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Ground group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
1
Base Exp.: 81 Battle Exp.: 811*

Diglett (Japanese: ディグダ Digda) is a Template:Type2 Pokémon.

It evolves into Dugtrio starting at level 26.

Biology

Physiology

This tiny brown Pokémon's most famous feature is that it seems to be perpetually buried within the earth, usually having only its head visible. Another one of its most distinguishing characteristics is its big pink nose.

What Diglett looks like underground is a mystery, a fact that has sparked many fan interpretations over the years. The only thing known is that they have feet, as mentioned in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, although not even its friend Magnemite knew this until Diglett mentioned it.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

They dig underground quickly, and can cause small tremors.

Behavior

It burrows through the ground at a shallow depth. It leaves raised earth in its wake, making it easy to spot. Diglett has very thin skin, and thus if Diglett is exposed to light its blood will heat up, causing it to grow weak. This could be why Diglett prefer dark places, sticking its head up only when the sun is not bright.

Habitat

Diglett live in tunnels and caves under the earth. They also sometimes live in burrows near forests where they maintain the soil. Diglett are frequently kept on farms to till the land.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Diglett feeds on plant roots.

In the anime

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Diglett in the anime

Major appearances

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. Poncho also had a Diglett inside his hat.

Diglett appear in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Explorers of Darkness special as members of the Wigglytuff's Guild. They sound the alarm whenever intruders stepped into the Guild.

Minor appearances

A Diglett also appeared in Pinch Healing! as one of the wild Pokémon in the forest.

Several Diglett also appeared in Steeling Peace of Mind!.

A Diglett is owned by one of the students of Snowpoint Trainers' School in Classroom Training!.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP031 Diglett Ash's Pokédex Diglett. The movement of these Ground Pokémon can be easily detected by their tracks of upturned earth.
Original series entries continue below.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP114 Diglett Ash's Pokédex Diglett, the Mole Pokémon. Diglett love to create underground tunnels.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Diglett makes a cameo in the Red, Green & Blue chapter in Raging Rhydon wild Pokémon of Mt. Moon. Red also owns a Diglett that he uses against Eevee.

In the TCG

Main article: Diglett (TCG)

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Lives about one yard underground where it feeds on plant roots. It sometimes appears aboveground.
Blue
Yellow It prefers dark places. It spends most of its time underground, though it may pop up in caves.
Stadium Its head pokes up approximately eight inches out of the ground. However, its real size remains a mystery to this day.
Generation II
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.
Stadium 2 Its skin is very thin. If it is exposed to light, its blood heats up, causing it to grow weak.
Generation III
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 aboveground.
Generation IV
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.
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
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Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
Common Diglett's Cave
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
Common Diglett's Cave
Generation II
Gold Silver
Many Diglett's Cave
Crystal
Many Diglett's Cave
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Common Diglett's Cave
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Uncommon Route 228
Platinum
? Route 228
HeartGold SoulSilver
Common Diglett's Cave
Pal Park
Mountain
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Snap Tunnel
Pokémon Channel Back Yard
Pokémon Trozei! Phobos Drill
Endless Level 30
Trozei Battle
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Southern Cavern (1F-7F)
Joyous Tower (4F-6F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Shimmer Desert (1F-9F)
Pokémon Ranger Krokka Tunnel
Pokémon Rumble Gravel Cave

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Diamond Pearl Soft Sand Soft Sand (5%)
Platinum

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 10
70 - 117 130 - 224
Attack: 55
54 - 117 103 - 229
Defense: 25
27 - 84 49 - 163
Sp.Atk: 35
36 - 95 67 - 185
Sp.Def: 45
45 - 106 85 - 207
Speed: 95
90 - 161 175 - 317
Total: 265   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 45.


Pokéthlon stats

Speed
4/5 ★★★★
Power
1/2
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
3/4 ★★★
Jump
1/1
Total
12/16 ★★

Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness

Learnset

Template:Learnset intro

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By breeding

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By tutoring

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Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Diglett
Unevolved
Diglett
 Ground 
Rare Candy
Level 26


Dugtrio
First evolution
Dugtrio
 Ground 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 050.png Spr 1y 050.png Spr 1g 050.png Spr b g1 050.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 050.png Spr 2s 050.png Spr 2c 050.png Spr b 2g 050.png
Spr 2g 050 s.png Spr 2s 050 s.png Spr 2c 050 s.png Spr b 2g 050 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 050.png Spr 3e 050.png Spr 3f 050.png Spr b 3r 050.png
Spr 3r 050 s.png Spr 3e 050 s.png Spr 3f 050 s.png Spr b 3r 050 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 050.png Spr 4d 050.png Spr 4h 050.png Spr b 4d 050.png
Spr 4d 050 s.png Spr 4d 050 s.png Spr 4h 050 s.png Spr b 4d 050 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 050.png Spr 5b 050.png Spr b 5b 050.png
Spr 5b 050 s.png Spr 5b 050 s.png Spr b 5b 050 s.png
Diglett For other sprites and images, please see Diglett images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Diglett was originally planned to use its Japanese name, "Digda", as its English name. Its Japanese name was later used as its German name.
  • Diglett has the second lowest HP after Shedinja. This makes it one of the most difficult Pokémon with a 255 catch rate to be caught.
  • Diglett and its evolution can also learn Scratch, Slash, Fury Swipes, and Shadow Claw (in Pokémon Diamond and Pearl) despite not seeming to have hands or claws, and Aerial Ace, despite never appearing to leave the ground.
  • In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team, after the first Mt. Steel mission, Diglett mentions having feet. It is mentioned again as being one of the seven mysteries of Pokémon in a letter, alongside Arbok's pattern changes and the inside of Forretress's shell.
  • Up until Diamond and Pearl, Diglett was only obtainable in Diglett's Cave.
  • Diglett, despite being one of the smallest and lightest Pokémon, has the ability to mate with Wailord, the Pokémon with the greatest height.
  • Diglett has only been seen in the ground and not in or on any other surface type (ex: in a building). It has also only been seen from halfway up.

Origin

Diglett appears to be very similar to the artificial moles used in Whac-A-Mole arcade games, as referenced by its full health phrase in Mystery Dungeon Red/Blue. There is also some similarity to worms.

Name origin

Diglett's name seems to combine dig with the suffix let. Also note that it rhymes with piglet. Its Japanese name simply refers to the word dig. Diglett's Japanese "Digda" name may be from the Namco game "DigDug".

In other languages

External links

Notes


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Pokémon
#051: Dugtrio Dugtrio
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