ちかおじさん Underground Man
The Underground Man in the anime
|Relatives||Roark (relative), Byron (relative)|
|Games||Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum, Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl|
|Anime debut||A Grass Menagerie!|
|English voice actor||Eric Schussler|
|Japanese voice actor||Unshō Ishizuka|
In the games
When the player first meets him, he gives them the Explorer Kit. The other NPCs in his house describe various aspects of exploring the Underground. A woman in Sunyshore City mentions Byron and the Underground Man are related and they, with Roark, are a trio of dedicated diggers.
He gives the player a series of tasks, each with various rewards for completion:
Pokémon Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
|Use the Explorer Kit and go to the Underground||Move Trap (Up), Bubble Trap, Leaf Trap|
|Dig something out of the wall||Prism Sphere 1, Red Sphere 1, Blue Sphere 1|
|Plant a Sphere in the ground||Digger Drill|
|Create a Secret Base||Plain Table, Wooden Chair, Small Bookshelf, Buneary Doll|
|Decorate a Secret Base||Doll of the player's starter (Turtwig, Chimchar, or Piplup)|
|Capture a flag from another player's Secret Base||Bronze flag, ability to remove three boulders, Base Upgrade (up to 12 Decorations), Pretty Gem|
|Capture three flags from another player's Secret Base||Silver flag, ability to remove two more boulders, Base Upgrade (up to 15 Decorations), Shiny Gem|
|Capture ten flags from another player's Secret Base||Gold flag, ability to remove five more boulders, Mystic Gem, and a radar that shows the locations of treasure, buried spheres and traps for the whole underground map.|
|Capture fifty flags from another player's Secret Base||Platinum flag, ability to remove all boulders, Glitter Gem, and a star on the Trainer Card.|
Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
|Use the Explorer Kit and go to the Underground||Red Sphere S, Blue Sphere S, Green Sphere S|
|Dig up treasures or spheres||Digger Drill|
|Create a Secret Base||5 Quick Balls, 5 Dusk Balls, 5 Dive Balls|
|Place a Statue in your Secret Base||Square Pedestal XS, Sturdy Pedestal S|
|Visit another player's Secret Base||Round Pedestal M|
|Find a light of a different color||Clear Pedestal L|
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In the anime
The Underground Man appeared in The Grass Menagerie! while Team Rocket was exploring The Underground. He convinced Jessie, James, and Meowth to dig up spheres and shards for him from the Underground, and fed them as a way of thanks. However, while they ate, he fled with the treasures.
In the manga
The Underground Man was first mentioned in A Conk on Cranidos's Cranium, spending time with Roark in the Underground. He makes his first appearance in Double Trouble with Dialga and Palkia I, where he and Byron were digging underground with the Explorer Kit to avoid Team Galactic from tracking the Sinnoh Gym Leaders. In the next chapter, he suffered the effects from the distortion of time and space caused by Dialga and Palkia battling. In Double Trouble with Dialga and Palkia VI, the Underground Man along with Byron, Professor Rowan, and Sir Berlitz reappear at the Spear Pillar and attempt to stop Charon from escaping.
|The Underground Man uses these three Dugtrio to help him dig underground. While digging, they were suffering the effects from the distortion of time and space caused by Dialga and Palkia battling.
None of their moves are known.
|Debut||Double Trouble with Dialga and Palkia I|
In other languages
|This game character article is part of Project CharacterDex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each character found in the Pokémon games.|