Dig (move)

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Move data

Type Ground
Category Physical Physical
Power 80
Accuracy 100
PP 10  (max. 16)
Introduced Generation 1

Technical/Hidden Machine

Red/Blue
Yellow
TM28
Gold/Silver
Crystal
TM28
Ruby/Sapphire
FireRed/LeafGreen
Emerald
TM28
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
TM28
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
TM28
X/Y TM28

Effects

The user of Dig will burrow its way underground on the first turn, disappearing from view and becoming invulnerable to most attacks. On the second turn, Dig deals damage.

While underground, the Pokemon can only be hit by the moves Earthquake, Magnitude or Fissure, with Earthquake and Magnitude dealing twice normal damage. Moves from No Guard Pokemon, or any move following an identify move can also hit for regular power. The user also avoids end-of-turn damage from Sandstorm and Hail when underground.

If the user is holding a Power Herb, Dig executes in one turn.

Changes

In Generations 1-3, Dig has a base power of 60.

Outside of battle

Dig can be used to escape from caves. The player is returned to the location at which they entered, just like using an Escape Rope.

Move target

Foe
Foe
Foe
User
Ally
Ally

Targets a single adjacent Pokemon.

Game descriptions

Gold/Silver
Crystal
1st turn: Burrow 2nd turn: Attack
Ruby/Sapphire
Emerald
Digs underground the first turn and strikes next turn.
FireRed/LeafGreen An attack that hits on the 2nd turn. Can also be used to exit dungeons.
Diamond/Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold/SoulSilver
The user burrows, then attacks on the second turn. It can also be used to exit dungeons.
Black/White
Black 2/White 2
The user burrows, then attacks on the second turn. It can also be used to exit dungeons.
X/Y The user burrows, then attacks on the next turn. It can also be used to exit dungeons.

Learnt by level up

These Pokémon learn Dig at the level specified. The numbers given are for Pokémon X & Y and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Sandshrew
#027 / Ground
Level 30
Sandslash
#028 / Ground
Level 30
Diglett
#050 / Ground
Level 34
Dugtrio
#051 / Ground
Level 40
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Level 43
Dunsparce
#206 / Normal
Level 31
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Level 43
Nincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Level 45
Trapinch
#328 / Ground
Level 29
Gible
#443 / Dragon · Ground
Level 31
Gabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
Level 40
Garchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Level 40
Hippopotas
#449 / Ground
Level 19
Hippowdon
#450 / Ground
Level 19
Drilbur
#529 / Ground
Level 19
Excadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Level 19
Sandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Level 31
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Level 32
Krookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Level 32
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Level 41
Bunnelby
#659 / Normal
Level 33
Diggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
Level 37
Zygarde
#718 / Dragon · Ground
Level 10

Learnt by TM

Charmander
#004 / Fire
Charmeleon
#005 / Fire
Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Squirtle
#007 / Water
Wartortle
#008 / Water
Blastoise
#009 / Water
Rattata
#019 / Normal
Raticate
#020 / Normal
Ekans
#023 / Poison
Arbok
#024 / Poison
Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Raichu
#026 / Electric
Sandshrew
#027 / Ground
Sandslash
#028 / Ground
Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
Nidorina
#030 / Poison
Nidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
Nidorino
#033 / Poison
Nidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Clefable
#036 / Fairy
Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Ninetales
#038 / Fire
Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Wigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Diglett
#050 / Ground
Dugtrio
#051 / Ground
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Persian
#053 / Normal
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Golduck
#055 / Water
Mankey
#056 / Fighting
Primeape
#057 / Fighting
Growlithe
#058 / Fire
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Poliwag
#060 / Water
Poliwhirl
#061 / Water
Poliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
Machop
#066 / Fighting
Machoke
#067 / Fighting
Machamp
#068 / Fighting
Geodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
Graveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
Golem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Slowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Grimer
#088 / Poison
Muk
#089 / Poison
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Krabby
#098 / Water
Kingler
#099 / Water
Cubone
#104 / Ground
Marowak
#105 / Ground
Lickitung
#108 / Normal
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Eevee
#133 / Normal
Vaporeon
#134 / Water
Jolteon
#135 / Electric
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Cyndaquil
#155 / Fire
Quilava
#156 / Fire
Typhlosion
#157 / Fire
Totodile
#158 / Water
Croconaw
#159 / Water
Feraligatr
#160 / Water
Sentret
#161 / Normal
Furret
#162 / Normal
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Spinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Ariados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Igglybuff
#174 / Normal · Fairy
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Azumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
Sudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Politoed
#186 / Water
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Quagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
Espeon
#196 / Psychic
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Pineco
#204 / Bug
Forretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Dunsparce
#206 / Normal
Gligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Snubbull
#209 / Fairy
Granbull
#210 / Fairy
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Heracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Teddiursa
#216 / Normal
Ursaring
#217 / Normal
Swinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Piloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Hitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Raikou
#243 / Electric
Entei
#244 / Fire
Suicune
#245 / Water
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Treecko
#252 / Grass
Grovyle
#253 / Grass
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Torchic
#255 / Fire
Combusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Blaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Mudkip
#258 / Water
Marshtomp
#259 / Water · Ground
Swampert
#260 / Water · Ground
Poochyena
#261 / Dark
Mightyena
#262 / Dark
Zigzagoon
#263 / Normal
Linoone
#264 / Normal
Seedot
#273 / Grass
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Nincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Makuhita
#296 / Fighting
Hariyama
#297 / Fighting
Skitty
#300 / Normal
Delcatty
#301 / Normal
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Aron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Lairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Numel
#322 / Fire · Ground
Camerupt
#323 / Fire · Ground
Spinda
#327 / Normal
Trapinch
#328 / Ground
Vibrava
#329 / Ground · Dragon
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Seviper
#336 / Poison
Corphish
#341 / Water
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Baltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Claydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Anorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Regirock
#377 / Rock
Groudon
#383 / Ground
Chimchar
#390 / Fire
Monferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Infernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Piplup
#393 / Water
Prinplup
#394 / Water
Empoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Bidoof
#399 / Normal
Bibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
Cranidos
#408 / Rock
Rampardos
#409 / Rock
Shieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
Bastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Pachirisu
#417 / Electric
Buizel
#418 / Water
Floatzel
#419 / Water
Gastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
Ambipom
#424 / Normal
Buneary
#427 / Normal
Lopunny
#428 / Normal
Glameow
#431 / Normal
Purugly
#432 / Normal
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Bonsly
#438 / Rock
Gible
#443 / Dragon · Ground
Gabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
Garchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Riolu
#447 / Fighting
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Hippopotas
#449 / Ground
Hippowdon
#450 / Ground
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Lickilicky
#463 / Normal
Rhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Electivire
#466 / Electric
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Gliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Mamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Oshawott
#501 / Water
Dewott
#502 / Water
Samurott
#503 / Water
Patrat
#504 / Normal
Watchog
#505 / Normal
Lillipup
#506 / Normal
Herdier
#507 / Normal
Stoutland
#508 / Normal
Pansage
#511 / Grass
Simisage
#512 / Grass
Pansear
#513 / Fire
Simisear
#514 / Fire
Panpour
#515 / Water
Simipour
#516 / Water
Drilbur
#529 / Ground
Excadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Audino
#531 / Normal
Timburr
#532 / Fighting
Gurdurr
#533 / Fighting
Conkeldurr
#534 / Fighting
Seismitoad
#537 / Water · Ground
Throh
#538 / Fighting
Sawk
#539 / Fighting
Scolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Sandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Krookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Darumaka
#554 / Fire
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Scraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Scrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Tirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Carracosta
#565 / Water · Rock
Archen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Archeops
#567 / Rock · Flying
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Minccino
#572 / Normal
Cinccino
#573 / Normal
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Fraxure
#611 / Dragon
Haxorus
#612 / Dragon
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Stunfisk
#618 / Electric · Ground
Mienfoo
#619 / Fighting
Mienshao
#620 / Fighting
Druddigon
#621 / Dragon
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Chespin
#650 / Grass
Quilladin
#651 / Grass
Chesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
Froakie
#656 / Water
Frogadier
#657 / Water
Greninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Bunnelby
#659 / Normal
Diggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
Litleo
#667 / Fire · Normal
Pyroar
#668 / Fire · Normal
Skiddo
#672 / Grass
Gogoat
#673 / Grass
Pancham
#674 / Fighting
Pangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
Furfrou
#676 / Normal
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Barbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
Helioptile
#694 / Electric · Normal
Heliolisk
#695 / Electric · Normal
Tyrunt
#696 / Rock · Dragon
Tyrantrum
#697 / Rock · Dragon
Sylveon
#700 / Fairy
Hawlucha
#701 / Fighting · Flying
Dedenne
#702 / Electric · Fairy
Phantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Trevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Zygarde
#718 / Dragon · Ground