Dig (move)

Move data

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

Machine/Record

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
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM28
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee TM10
Sword​/​Shield TM15

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 Pokémon can only be hit by the moves Earthquake, Magnitude or Fissure, with Earthquake and Magnitude dealing twice normal damage. Moves from No Guard Pokémon, 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.

Z-Move effects

When a Pokémon is holding Groundium Z and uses its Z-Power, Dig turns into Tectonic Rage and has base power 160.

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 Pokémon.

Other languages

English Dig
Japanese あなをほる (Ana wo Horu)
German Schaufler
French Tunnel
Italian Fossa
Spanish Excavar

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
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
The user burrows, then attacks on the next turn. It can also be used to exit dungeons.
Sun​/​Moon
Ultra Sun​/​Ultra Moon
L.G. Pikachu​/​L.G. Eevee
The user burrows, then attacks on the next turn.
Sword​/​Shield The user burrows into the ground, then attacks on the next turn.

Learnt by level up

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

Sandshrew
#027 / Ground
Level 33
Sandslash
#028 / Ground
Level 41
Diglett
#050 / Ground
Level 32
Diglett
Alolan Diglett
#050 / Ground · Steel
Level 32
Dugtrio
#051 / Ground
Level 36
Dugtrio
Alolan Dugtrio
#051 / Ground · Steel
Level 36
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Level 44
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Level 44
Hitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Level 32
Nincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Level 40
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Level 1
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Level 1
Trapinch
#328 / Ground
Level 24
Vibrava
#329 / Ground · Dragon
Level 1
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Level 1
Hippopotas
#449 / Ground
Level 16
Hippowdon
#450 / Ground
Level 16
Drilbur
#529 / Ground
Level 32
Excadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Level 34
Sandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Level 21
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Level 21
Krookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Level 21
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Level 28
Bunnelby
#659 / Normal
Level 24
Diggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
Level 28
Grubbin
#736 / Bug
Level 40
Charjabug
#737 / Bug · Electric
Level 50
Vikavolt
#738 / Bug · Electric
Level 1
Silicobra
#843 / Ground
Level 30
Sandaconda
#844 / Ground
Level 30
Cufant
#878 / Steel
Level 30
Copperajah
#879 / Steel
Level 30

Learnt by TM

Raichu
Alolan Raichu
#026 / Electric · Psychic
Sandshrew
Alolan Sandshrew
#027 / Ice · Steel
Sandslash
Alolan Sandslash
#028 / Ice · Steel
Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Vulpix
Alolan Vulpix
#037 / Ice
Ninetales
Alolan Ninetales
#038 / Ice · Fairy
Diglett
Alolan Diglett
#050 / Ground · Steel
Dugtrio
Alolan Dugtrio
#051 / Ground · Steel
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Meowth
Alolan Meowth
#052 / Dark
Meowth
Galarian Meowth
#052 / Steel
Persian
Alolan Persian
#053 / Dark
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Golduck
#055 / Water
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Poliwag
#060 / Water
Slowpoke
Galarian Slowpoke
#079 / Psychic
Slowbro
Galarian Slowbro
#080 / Poison · Psychic
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Krabby
#098 / Water
Kingler
#099 / Water
Cubone
#104 / Ground
Marowak
Alolan Marowak
#105 / Fire · Ghost
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Eevee
#133 / Normal
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Swinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Piloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Corsola
Galarian Corsola
#222 / Ghost
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Zigzagoon
Galarian Zigzagoon
#263 / Dark · Normal
Linoone
Galarian Linoone
#264 / Dark · Normal
Seedot
#273 / Grass
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Nincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Ninjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
Shedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Flygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Bonsly
#438 / Rock
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Mamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Sawk
#539 / Fighting
Scolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Sandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Krokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Darumaka
#554 / Fire
Darumaka
Galarian Darumaka
#554 / Ice
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Darmanitan
Galarian Standard Mode
#555 / Ice
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Stunfisk
Galarian Stunfisk
#618 / Ground · Steel
Golett
#622 / Ground · Ghost
Golurk
#623 / Ground · Ghost
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Durant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Sylveon
#700 / Fairy
Phantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Grubbin
#736 / Bug
Nickit
#827 / Dark
Thievul
#828 / Dark
Drednaw
#834 / Water · Rock
Rolycoly
#837 / Rock
Carkol
#838 / Rock · Fire
Coalossal
#839 / Rock · Fire
Cursola
#864 / Ghost
Cufant
#878 / Steel
Zacian
Crowned Sword
#888 / Fairy · Steel
Zamazenta
Crowned Shield
#889 / Fighting · Steel
Urshifu
Single Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Dark
Urshifu
Rapid Strike Style
#892 / Fighting · Water
Zarude
#893 / Dark · Grass