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Diglett's Cave

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Diglett's Cave ディグダのあな
Digda's Hole
HGSS Diglett's Cave-Night.png
Map description
A seemingly plain tunnel that was dug by wild Diglett. It is famous for connecting Routes 2 and 11.FRLG
A tunnel dug by Diglett connecting Vermilion City to Pewter City.HGSS
Required for navigation
Connecting locations
 
Route 2
 
Diglett's Cave
 
Route 11
 
Location
Kanto Digletts Cave Map.png
Location of Diglett's Cave in Kanto.
Diglett Cave RBY.png Diglett Cave GSC.png Diglett Cave FRLG.png
Gen I Gen II Gen III
Pokémon world routes
Oreburgh Gate       Underground Path (Routes 5-6)

Diglett's Cave (Japanese: ディグダのあな Digda's Hole) is a long tunnel dug by wild Diglett and Dugtrio in Kanto. The northern entrance is on Route 2, south of Pewter City, and the southern entrance is on Route 11, near the eastern edge of Vermilion City (although in Generation II it was located within Vermilion City). The passage is famous for connecting these two routes. Regardless of what Generation a Trainer encounters Diglett's Cave in, the Trainer must pass through the cave at one point or another, either to continue the storyline or to access the western Kanto cities of Pewter and Viridian, as well as Pallet Town.

DIGLETT'S CAVE
A seemingly plain tunnel that was
dug by wild DIGLETT.
It is famous for connecting
ROUTES 2 and 11.

Route description

As a whole, the cave runs from the northwest to the southeast, passing under Celadon City, Route 7, and Route 6 as it progresses toward Vermilion from Pewter. There are no points of interest along the cave; however, the cave is the only location where wild Diglett and the rare Dugtrio are found in Kanto.

The usefulness of the cave as a connector route between Routes 2 and 11 has allowed Diglett's Cave to become one of the most important non-numbered routes in the Pokémon world. In fact, after the player enters Cerulean City, the only way to return to Pewter City and Viridian City without using Surf or Fly is to travel through Diglett's Cave.

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Brock will come to the northern entrance and give passers-by his Pokégear phone number. Once defeated in rematch he appears on Saturday late afternoon to offer a trade to the player.

Items

Item Location Games
Bag Max Revive Sprite.png Max Revive On a rock near the northern side (hidden)  G  S  C 
Bag Max Revive Sprite.png Max Revive On the lower level, to the right of the overhanging north-south bridge (hidden)  HG  SS 
Bag Calcium Sprite.png Calcium On the north-west raised ledge (Requires Rock Climb) (hidden)  HG  SS 
Bag PP Max Sprite.png PP Max On the middle raised ledge (Requires Rock Climb)  HG  SS 
Bag Rock Incense Sprite.png Rock Incense On the southernmost raised ledge (Requires Rock Climb)  HG  SS 
Bag Passho Berry Sprite.png Passho Berry Held by Hornlette  HG  SS 

Pokémon

Generation I

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
050 Diglett
R B Y
Cave Cave
15-22 95%
051 Dugtrio
R B Y
Cave Cave
29-31 5%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

Generation II

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
Morning Day Night
050 Diglett
G S C
Cave Cave
13-19 90%
050 Diglett
G S C
Cave Cave
3-24 90% 0% 0%
050 Diglett
G S C
Cave Cave
2-16 0% 90% 0%
050 Diglett
G S C
Cave Cave
4-32 0% 0% 90%
051 Dugtrio
G S C
Cave Cave
19-29 10%
051 Dugtrio
G S C
Cave Cave
24 10% 0% 0%
051 Dugtrio
G S C
Cave Cave
16 0% 10% 0%
051 Dugtrio
G S C
Cave Cave
32 0% 0% 10%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

Generation III

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
050 Diglett
FR LG
Cave Cave
15-22 95%
051 Dugtrio
FR LG
Cave Cave
29, 31 5%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

Generation IV

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
050 Diglett
HG SS
Cave Cave
13-19 90%
051 Dugtrio
HG SS
Cave Cave
19-29 10%
Special Pokémon
111 Rhyhorn
HG SS
438 Trade
Bonsly
The same as the Traded Pokémon One
296 Makuhita
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
19 20%
359 Absol
HG SS
Hoenn Sound Hoenn Sound
15-17 20%
433 Chingling
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
19 20%
436 Bronzor
HG SS
Sinnoh Sound Sinnoh Sound
15-17 20%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.

Layout

Diglett Cave RBY.png Diglett Cave GSC.png Diglett Cave FRLG.png Diglett Cave HGSS.png
Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV

Eyecatch

Differences between generations

In Generation II the cave was slightly shorter than in Generation I, and the southern entrance was also in Vermilion City, instead of Route 11 like every other generation.

In Generation III the cave was much longer than in any other generation.

In Generation IV the cave is the same length as it was in Generation II. This makes it one of very few Kanto areas to retain its length from Generation II. The only change is the addition of Rock Climb walls, that allow access to a higher level of the cave.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Diglett's Cave debuted in Make Way For Magmar! in the Red, Green & Blue chapter where Giovanni had hitched a ride with Red. They had found rocks that they thought were Fossils leading them to the Pewter City exit.

Trivia

  • Although the plural form of Pokémon names is not supposed to change, the man in the Route 11 side of the cave refers to Diglett as "Digletts". This is only in Generation I.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Cave Taupiqueur
Germany Flag.png German Digdas Höhle
Italy Flag.png Italian Grotta Diglett
South Korea Flag.png Korean 디그디그의 굴 Digŭdigŭ-ŭi Gul
Spain Flag.png Spanish Cueva Diglett

References



Kanto
Boulder Badge.png Cascade Badge.png Thunder Badge.png Rainbow Badge.png Soul Badge.png Marsh Badge.png Volcano Badge.png Earth Badge.png
Settlements
Pallet TownViridian CityPewter CityCerulean CityVermilion CityLavender Town
Celadon CitySaffron CityFuchsia CityCinnabar IslandIndigo Plateau
Routes
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Landmarks
Professor Oak's LaboratoryViridian ForestDiglett's CavePewter Museum of ScienceMt. Moon (Square) • Cerulean Cave
Underground Path (Routes 5-6)Underground Path (Routes 7-8)S.S. AnneS.S. AquaCerulean CapeRock Tunnel
Power PlantCycling RoadRocket HideoutSilph Co.Magnet TrainPokémon TowerSafari Zone/Pal Park
Seafoam IslandsPokémon MansionPokémon LabPokémon League Reception GateVictory RoadTohjo Falls
Access to
Sevii IslandsJohto

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