Dig (move)

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Move data

Type Ground
Category 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
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire
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.

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.

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
O.Ruby/A.Sapphire
The user burrows, then attacks on the next turn. It can also be used to exit dungeons.
Sun/Moon The user burrows, then attacks on the next turn.

Learnt by level up

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

SandshrewSandshrew
#027 / Ground
Level 30
SandslashSandslash
#028 / Ground
Level 33
DiglettDiglett
#050 / Ground
Level 31
Alolan DiglettDiglett
Alolan Diglett
#050 / Ground · Steel
Level 31
DugtrioDugtrio
#051 / Ground
Level 35
Alolan DugtrioDugtrio
Alolan Dugtrio
#051 / Ground · Steel
Level 35
OnixOnix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Level 43
DunsparceDunsparce
#206 / Normal
Level 31
SteelixSteelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Level 43
NincadaNincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Level 37
TrapinchTrapinch
#328 / Ground
Level 19
GibleGible
#443 / Dragon · Ground
Level 31
GabiteGabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
Level 40
GarchompGarchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
Level 40
HippopotasHippopotas
#449 / Ground
Level 19
HippowdonHippowdon
#450 / Ground
Level 19
DrilburDrilbur
#529 / Ground
Level 19
ExcadrillExcadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
Level 19
SandileSandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
Level 31
KrokorokKrokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
Level 32
KrookodileKrookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
Level 32
DurantDurant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Level 31
BunnelbyBunnelby
#659 / Normal
Level 33
DiggersbyDiggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
Level 37
Zygarde (50% Forme)Zygarde
50% Forme
#718 / Dragon · Ground
Level 10
GrubbinGrubbin
#736 / Bug
Level 28
CharjabugCharjabug
#737 / Bug · Electric
Level 37
VikavoltVikavolt
#738 / Bug · Electric
Level 37