Dig (move)

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
O.Ruby​/​A.Sapphire
TM28
Let's Go Pikachu​/​Let's Go Eevee TM10

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
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 Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon and may vary in other games; check the respective Pokédex pages for details.

Sandshrew
#027 / Ground
Level 30
Sandslash
#028 / Ground
Level 33
Diglett
#050 / Ground
Level 31
Diglett
Alolan Diglett
#050 / Ground · Steel
Level 31
Dugtrio
#051 / Ground
Level 35
Dugtrio
Alolan Dugtrio
#051 / Ground · Steel
Level 35
Onix
#095 / Rock · Ground
Level 43
Dunsparce
#206 / Normal
Level 33
Steelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
Level 43
Nincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
Level 37
Trapinch
#328 / Ground
Level 19
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 31
Bunnelby
#659 / Normal
Level 33
Diggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
Level 37
Zygarde
50% Forme
#718 / Dragon · Ground
Level 10
Grubbin
#736 / Bug
Level 28
Charjabug
#737 / Bug · Electric
Level 37
Vikavolt
#738 / Bug · Electric
Level 37

Learnt in previous generations only

These Pokémon can only learn Dig in previous games; check the respective Pokédex pages for full details.

Charmander
#004 / Fire
Gen 6 — TM
Charmeleon
#005 / Fire
Gen 6 — TM
Charizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Squirtle
#007 / Water
Gen 6 — TM
Wartortle
#008 / Water
Gen 6 — TM
Blastoise
#009 / Water
Gen 6 — TM
Rattata
#019 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Raticate
#020 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Ekans
#023 / Poison
Gen 6 — TM
Arbok
#024 / Poison
Gen 6 — TM
Pikachu
#025 / Electric
Gen 6 — TM
Raichu
#026 / Electric
Gen 6 — TM
Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
Gen 6 — TM
Nidorina
#030 / Poison
Gen 6 — TM
Nidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Gen 6 — TM
Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
Gen 6 — TM
Nidorino
#033 / Poison
Gen 6 — TM
Nidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
Gen 6 — TM
Clefairy
#035 / Fairy
Gen 6 — TM
Clefable
#036 / Fairy
Gen 6 — TM
Vulpix
#037 / Fire
Gen 6 — TM
Ninetales
#038 / Fire
Gen 6 — TM
Jigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
Gen 6 — TM
Wigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
Gen 6 — TM
Paras
#046 / Bug · Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Parasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Meowth
#052 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Persian
#053 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Psyduck
#054 / Water
Gen 6 — TM
Golduck
#055 / Water
Gen 6 — TM
Mankey
#056 / Fighting
Gen 6 — TM
Primeape
#057 / Fighting
Gen 6 — TM
Growlithe
#058 / Fire
Gen 6 — TM
Arcanine
#059 / Fire
Gen 6 — TM
Poliwag
#060 / Water
Gen 6 — TM
Poliwhirl
#061 / Water
Gen 6 — TM
Poliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
Gen 6 — TM
Kadabra
#064 / Psychic
Gen 1 — TM
Alakazam
#065 / Psychic
Gen 1 — TM
Machop
#066 / Fighting
Gen 6 — TM
Machoke
#067 / Fighting
Gen 6 — TM
Machamp
#068 / Fighting
Gen 6 — TM
Geodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
Gen 6 — TM
Graveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
Gen 6 — TM
Golem
#076 / Rock · Ground
Gen 6 — TM
Slowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Slowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Grimer
#088 / Poison
Gen 6 — TM
Muk
#089 / Poison
Gen 6 — TM
Krabby
#098 / Water
Gen 6 — TM
Kingler
#099 / Water
Gen 6 — TM
Cubone
#104 / Ground
Gen 6 — TM
Marowak
#105 / Ground
Gen 6 — TM
Lickitung
#108 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Rhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
Gen 6 — TM
Rhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
Gen 6 — TM
Kangaskhan
#115 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Pinsir
#127 / Bug
Gen 6 — TM
Eevee
#133 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Vaporeon
#134 / Water
Gen 6 — TM
Jolteon
#135 / Electric
Gen 6 — TM
Flareon
#136 / Fire
Gen 6 — TM
Kabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
Gen 6 — TM
Kabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
Gen 6 — TM
Mew
#151 / Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Cyndaquil
#155 / Fire
Gen 6 — TM
Quilava
#156 / Fire
Gen 6 — TM
Typhlosion
#157 / Fire
Gen 6 — TM
Totodile
#158 / Water
Gen 6 — TM
Croconaw
#159 / Water
Gen 6 — TM
Feraligatr
#160 / Water
Gen 6 — TM
Sentret
#161 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Furret
#162 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Ledyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Ledian
#166 / Bug · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Spinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
Gen 6 — TM
Ariados
#168 / Bug · Poison
Gen 6 — TM
Cleffa
#173 / Fairy
Gen 6 — TM
Igglybuff
#174 / Normal · Fairy
Gen 6 — TM
Marill
#183 / Water · Fairy
Gen 6 — TM
Azumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
Gen 6 — TM
Sudowoodo
#185 / Rock
Gen 6 — TM
Politoed
#186 / Water
Gen 6 — TM
Aipom
#190 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Wooper
#194 / Water · Ground
Gen 6 — TM
Quagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
Gen 6 — TM
Espeon
#196 / Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Umbreon
#197 / Dark
Gen 6 — TM
Slowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Pineco
#204 / Bug
Gen 6 — TM
Forretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
Gen 6 — TM
Gligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Snubbull
#209 / Fairy
Gen 6 — TM
Granbull
#210 / Fairy
Gen 6 — TM
Shuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
Gen 6 — TM
Heracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
Gen 6 — TM
Sneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
Gen 6 — TM
Teddiursa
#216 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Ursaring
#217 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Swinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
Gen 6 — TM
Piloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
Gen 6 — TM
Corsola
#222 / Water · Rock
Gen 6 — TM
Hitmontop
#237 / Fighting
Gen 6 — TM
Raikou
#243 / Electric
Gen 6 — TM
Entei
#244 / Fire
Gen 6 — TM
Suicune
#245 / Water
Gen 6 — TM
Larvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
Gen 6 — TM
Pupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
Gen 6 — TM
Tyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
Gen 6 — TM
Treecko
#252 / Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Grovyle
#253 / Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Sceptile
#254 / Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Torchic
#255 / Fire
Gen 6 — TM
Combusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 6 — TM
Blaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 6 — TM
Mudkip
#258 / Water
Gen 6 — TM
Marshtomp
#259 / Water · Ground
Gen 6 — TM
Swampert
#260 / Water · Ground
Gen 6 — TM
Poochyena
#261 / Dark
Gen 6 — TM
Mightyena
#262 / Dark
Gen 6 — TM
Zigzagoon
#263 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Linoone
#264 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Seedot
#273 / Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Nuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
Gen 6 — TM
Shiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
Gen 6 — TM
Makuhita
#296 / Fighting
Gen 6 — TM
Hariyama
#297 / Fighting
Gen 6 — TM
Skitty
#300 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Delcatty
#301 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Sableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
Gen 6 — TM
Aron
#304 / Steel · Rock
Gen 6 — TM
Lairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
Gen 6 — TM
Aggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
Gen 6 — TM
Numel
#322 / Fire · Ground
Gen 6 — TM
Camerupt
#323 / Fire · Ground
Gen 6 — TM
Spinda
#327 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Zangoose
#335 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Seviper
#336 / Poison
Gen 6 — TM
Corphish
#341 / Water
Gen 6 — TM
Crawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
Gen 6 — TM
Baltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Claydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Anorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
Gen 6 — TM
Armaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
Gen 6 — TM
Kecleon
#352 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Regirock
#377 / Rock
Gen 6 — TM
Groudon
#383 / Ground
Gen 6 — TM
Chimchar
#390 / Fire
Gen 6 — TM
Monferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 6 — TM
Infernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
Gen 6 — TM
Piplup
#393 / Water
Gen 6 — TM
Prinplup
#394 / Water
Gen 6 — TM
Empoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
Gen 6 — TM
Bidoof
#399 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Bibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
Gen 6 — TM
Cranidos
#408 / Rock
Gen 6 — TM
Rampardos
#409 / Rock
Gen 6 — TM
Shieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
Gen 6 — TM
Bastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Gen 6 — TM
Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
Gen 6 — TM
Pachirisu
#417 / Electric
Gen 6 — TM
Buizel
#418 / Water
Gen 6 — TM
Floatzel
#419 / Water
Gen 6 — TM
Gastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
Gen 6 — TM
Ambipom
#424 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Buneary
#427 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Lopunny
#428 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Glameow
#431 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Purugly
#432 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Stunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
Gen 6 — TM
Skuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
Gen 6 — TM
Bonsly
#438 / Rock
Gen 6 — TM
Riolu
#447 / Fighting
Gen 6 — TM
Lucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
Gen 6 — TM
Skorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
Gen 6 — TM
Drapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
Gen 6 — TM
Croagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
Gen 6 — TM
Toxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
Gen 6 — TM
Weavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
Gen 6 — TM
Lickilicky
#463 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Rhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
Gen 6 — TM
Electivire
#466 / Electric
Gen 6 — TM
Leafeon
#470 / Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Glaceon
#471 / Ice
Gen 6 — TM
Gliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Mamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
Gen 6 — TM
Heatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
Gen 6 — TM
Oshawott
#501 / Water
Gen 6 — TM
Dewott
#502 / Water
Gen 6 — TM
Samurott
#503 / Water
Gen 6 — TM
Patrat
#504 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Watchog
#505 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Lillipup
#506 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Herdier
#507 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Stoutland
#508 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Pansage
#511 / Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Simisage
#512 / Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Pansear
#513 / Fire
Gen 6 — TM
Simisear
#514 / Fire
Gen 6 — TM
Panpour
#515 / Water
Gen 6 — TM
Simipour
#516 / Water
Gen 6 — TM
Audino
#531 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Timburr
#532 / Fighting
Gen 6 — TM
Gurdurr
#533 / Fighting
Gen 6 — TM
Conkeldurr
#534 / Fighting
Gen 6 — TM
Seismitoad
#537 / Water · Ground
Gen 6 — TM
Throh
#538 / Fighting
Gen 6 — TM
Sawk
#539 / Fighting
Gen 6 — TM
Scolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
Gen 6 — TM
Darumaka
#554 / Fire
Gen 6 — TM
Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
Gen 6 — TM
Dwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
Gen 6 — TM
Crustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
Gen 6 — TM
Scraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
Gen 6 — TM
Scrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
Gen 6 — TM
Tirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
Gen 6 — TM
Carracosta
#565 / Water · Rock
Gen 6 — TM
Archen
#566 / Rock · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Archeops
#567 / Rock · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Zorua
#570 / Dark
Gen 6 — TM
Zoroark
#571 / Dark
Gen 6 — TM
Minccino
#572 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Cinccino
#573 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Axew
#610 / Dragon
Gen 6 — TM
Fraxure
#611 / Dragon
Gen 6 — TM
Haxorus
#612 / Dragon
Gen 6 — TM
Cubchoo
#613 / Ice
Gen 6 — TM
Beartic
#614 / Ice
Gen 6 — TM
Stunfisk
#618 / Ground · Electric
Gen 6 — TM
Mienfoo
#619 / Fighting
Gen 6 — TM
Mienshao
#620 / Fighting
Gen 6 — TM
Druddigon
#621 / Dragon
Gen 6 — TM
Pawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
Gen 6 — TM
Bisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
Gen 6 — TM
Heatmor
#631 / Fire
Gen 6 — TM
Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Chespin
#650 / Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Quilladin
#651 / Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Chesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
Gen 6 — TM
Froakie
#656 / Water
Gen 6 — TM
Frogadier
#657 / Water
Gen 6 — TM
Greninja
#658 / Water · Dark
Gen 6 — TM
Litleo
#667 / Fire · Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Pyroar
#668 / Fire · Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Skiddo
#672 / Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Gogoat
#673 / Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Pancham
#674 / Fighting
Gen 6 — TM
Pangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
Gen 6 — TM
Furfrou
#676 / Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
Gen 6 — TM
Binacle
#688 / Rock · Water
Gen 6 — TM
Barbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
Gen 6 — TM
Helioptile
#694 / Electric · Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Heliolisk
#695 / Electric · Normal
Gen 6 — TM
Tyrunt
#696 / Rock · Dragon
Gen 6 — TM
Tyrantrum
#697 / Rock · Dragon
Gen 6 — TM
Sylveon
#700 / Fairy
Gen 6 — TM
Hawlucha
#701 / Fighting · Flying
Gen 6 — TM
Dedenne
#702 / Electric · Fairy
Gen 6 — TM
Phantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
Gen 6 — TM
Trevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Gen 6 — TM