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 Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire 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 34
DugtrioDugtrio
#051 / Ground
Level 40
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 41
BunnelbyBunnelby
#659 / Normal
Level 33
DiggersbyDiggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
Level 37
Zygarde (50% Forme)Zygarde
50% Forme
#718 / Dragon · Ground
Level 10

Learnt by TM

CharmanderCharmander
#004 / Fire
CharmeleonCharmeleon
#005 / Fire
CharizardCharizard
#006 / Fire · Flying
SquirtleSquirtle
#007 / Water
WartortleWartortle
#008 / Water
BlastoiseBlastoise
#009 / Water
RattataRattata
#019 / Normal
RaticateRaticate
#020 / Normal
EkansEkans
#023 / Poison
ArbokArbok
#024 / Poison
PikachuPikachu
#025 / Electric
RaichuRaichu
#026 / Electric
SandshrewSandshrew
#027 / Ground
SandslashSandslash
#028 / Ground
Nidoran♀Nidoran♀
#029 / Poison
NidorinaNidorina
#030 / Poison
NidoqueenNidoqueen
#031 / Poison · Ground
Nidoran♂Nidoran♂
#032 / Poison
NidorinoNidorino
#033 / Poison
NidokingNidoking
#034 / Poison · Ground
ClefairyClefairy
#035 / Fairy
ClefableClefable
#036 / Fairy
VulpixVulpix
#037 / Fire
NinetalesNinetales
#038 / Fire
JigglypuffJigglypuff
#039 / Normal · Fairy
WigglytuffWigglytuff
#040 / Normal · Fairy
ParasParas
#046 / Bug · Grass
ParasectParasect
#047 / Bug · Grass
DiglettDiglett
#050 / Ground
DugtrioDugtrio
#051 / Ground
MeowthMeowth
#052 / Normal
PersianPersian
#053 / Normal
PsyduckPsyduck
#054 / Water
GolduckGolduck
#055 / Water
MankeyMankey
#056 / Fighting
PrimeapePrimeape
#057 / Fighting
GrowlitheGrowlithe
#058 / Fire
ArcanineArcanine
#059 / Fire
PoliwagPoliwag
#060 / Water
PoliwhirlPoliwhirl
#061 / Water
PoliwrathPoliwrath
#062 / Water · Fighting
MachopMachop
#066 / Fighting
MachokeMachoke
#067 / Fighting
MachampMachamp
#068 / Fighting
GeodudeGeodude
#074 / Rock · Ground
GravelerGraveler
#075 / Rock · Ground
GolemGolem
#076 / Rock · Ground
SlowpokeSlowpoke
#079 / Water · Psychic
SlowbroSlowbro
#080 / Water · Psychic
GrimerGrimer
#088 / Poison
MukMuk
#089 / Poison
OnixOnix
#095 / Rock · Ground
KrabbyKrabby
#098 / Water
KinglerKingler
#099 / Water
CuboneCubone
#104 / Ground
MarowakMarowak
#105 / Ground
LickitungLickitung
#108 / Normal
RhyhornRhyhorn
#111 / Ground · Rock
RhydonRhydon
#112 / Ground · Rock
KangaskhanKangaskhan
#115 / Normal
PinsirPinsir
#127 / Bug
EeveeEevee
#133 / Normal
VaporeonVaporeon
#134 / Water
JolteonJolteon
#135 / Electric
FlareonFlareon
#136 / Fire
KabutoKabuto
#140 / Rock · Water
KabutopsKabutops
#141 / Rock · Water
MewMew
#151 / Psychic
CyndaquilCyndaquil
#155 / Fire
QuilavaQuilava
#156 / Fire
TyphlosionTyphlosion
#157 / Fire
TotodileTotodile
#158 / Water
CroconawCroconaw
#159 / Water
FeraligatrFeraligatr
#160 / Water
SentretSentret
#161 / Normal
FurretFurret
#162 / Normal
LedybaLedyba
#165 / Bug · Flying
LedianLedian
#166 / Bug · Flying
SpinarakSpinarak
#167 / Bug · Poison
AriadosAriados
#168 / Bug · Poison
CleffaCleffa
#173 / Fairy
IgglybuffIgglybuff
#174 / Normal · Fairy
MarillMarill
#183 / Water · Fairy
AzumarillAzumarill
#184 / Water · Fairy
SudowoodoSudowoodo
#185 / Rock
PolitoedPolitoed
#186 / Water
AipomAipom
#190 / Normal
WooperWooper
#194 / Water · Ground
QuagsireQuagsire
#195 / Water · Ground
EspeonEspeon
#196 / Psychic
UmbreonUmbreon
#197 / Dark
SlowkingSlowking
#199 / Water · Psychic
PinecoPineco
#204 / Bug
ForretressForretress
#205 / Bug · Steel
DunsparceDunsparce
#206 / Normal
GligarGligar
#207 / Ground · Flying
SteelixSteelix
#208 / Steel · Ground
SnubbullSnubbull
#209 / Fairy
GranbullGranbull
#210 / Fairy
ShuckleShuckle
#213 / Bug · Rock
HeracrossHeracross
#214 / Bug · Fighting
SneaselSneasel
#215 / Dark · Ice
TeddiursaTeddiursa
#216 / Normal
UrsaringUrsaring
#217 / Normal
SwinubSwinub
#220 / Ice · Ground
PiloswinePiloswine
#221 / Ice · Ground
CorsolaCorsola
#222 / Water · Rock
HitmontopHitmontop
#237 / Fighting
RaikouRaikou
#243 / Electric
EnteiEntei
#244 / Fire
SuicuneSuicune
#245 / Water
LarvitarLarvitar
#246 / Rock · Ground
PupitarPupitar
#247 / Rock · Ground
TyranitarTyranitar
#248 / Rock · Dark
TreeckoTreecko
#252 / Grass
GrovyleGrovyle
#253 / Grass
SceptileSceptile
#254 / Grass
TorchicTorchic
#255 / Fire
CombuskenCombusken
#256 / Fire · Fighting
BlazikenBlaziken
#257 / Fire · Fighting
MudkipMudkip
#258 / Water
MarshtompMarshtomp
#259 / Water · Ground
SwampertSwampert
#260 / Water · Ground
PoochyenaPoochyena
#261 / Dark
MightyenaMightyena
#262 / Dark
ZigzagoonZigzagoon
#263 / Normal
LinooneLinoone
#264 / Normal
SeedotSeedot
#273 / Grass
NuzleafNuzleaf
#274 / Grass · Dark
ShiftryShiftry
#275 / Grass · Dark
NincadaNincada
#290 / Bug · Ground
NinjaskNinjask
#291 / Bug · Flying
ShedinjaShedinja
#292 / Bug · Ghost
MakuhitaMakuhita
#296 / Fighting
HariyamaHariyama
#297 / Fighting
SkittySkitty
#300 / Normal
DelcattyDelcatty
#301 / Normal
SableyeSableye
#302 / Dark · Ghost
AronAron
#304 / Steel · Rock
LaironLairon
#305 / Steel · Rock
AggronAggron
#306 / Steel · Rock
NumelNumel
#322 / Fire · Ground
CameruptCamerupt
#323 / Fire · Ground
SpindaSpinda
#327 / Normal
TrapinchTrapinch
#328 / Ground
VibravaVibrava
#329 / Ground · Dragon
FlygonFlygon
#330 / Ground · Dragon
ZangooseZangoose
#335 / Normal
SeviperSeviper
#336 / Poison
CorphishCorphish
#341 / Water
CrawdauntCrawdaunt
#342 / Water · Dark
BaltoyBaltoy
#343 / Ground · Psychic
ClaydolClaydol
#344 / Ground · Psychic
AnorithAnorith
#347 / Rock · Bug
ArmaldoArmaldo
#348 / Rock · Bug
KecleonKecleon
#352 / Normal
RegirockRegirock
#377 / Rock
GroudonGroudon
#383 / Ground
ChimcharChimchar
#390 / Fire
MonfernoMonferno
#391 / Fire · Fighting
InfernapeInfernape
#392 / Fire · Fighting
PiplupPiplup
#393 / Water
PrinplupPrinplup
#394 / Water
EmpoleonEmpoleon
#395 / Water · Steel
BidoofBidoof
#399 / Normal
BibarelBibarel
#400 / Normal · Water
CranidosCranidos
#408 / Rock
RampardosRampardos
#409 / Rock
ShieldonShieldon
#410 / Rock · Steel
BastiodonBastiodon
#411 / Rock · Steel
Wormadam (Sandy Cloak)Wormadam
Sandy Cloak
#413 / Bug · Ground
PachirisuPachirisu
#417 / Electric
BuizelBuizel
#418 / Water
FloatzelFloatzel
#419 / Water
GastrodonGastrodon
#423 / Water · Ground
AmbipomAmbipom
#424 / Normal
BunearyBuneary
#427 / Normal
LopunnyLopunny
#428 / Normal
GlameowGlameow
#431 / Normal
PuruglyPurugly
#432 / Normal
StunkyStunky
#434 / Poison · Dark
SkuntankSkuntank
#435 / Poison · Dark
BonslyBonsly
#438 / Rock
GibleGible
#443 / Dragon · Ground
GabiteGabite
#444 / Dragon · Ground
GarchompGarchomp
#445 / Dragon · Ground
RioluRiolu
#447 / Fighting
LucarioLucario
#448 / Fighting · Steel
HippopotasHippopotas
#449 / Ground
HippowdonHippowdon
#450 / Ground
SkorupiSkorupi
#451 / Poison · Bug
DrapionDrapion
#452 / Poison · Dark
CroagunkCroagunk
#453 / Poison · Fighting
ToxicroakToxicroak
#454 / Poison · Fighting
WeavileWeavile
#461 / Dark · Ice
LickilickyLickilicky
#463 / Normal
RhyperiorRhyperior
#464 / Ground · Rock
ElectivireElectivire
#466 / Electric
LeafeonLeafeon
#470 / Grass
GlaceonGlaceon
#471 / Ice
GliscorGliscor
#472 / Ground · Flying
MamoswineMamoswine
#473 / Ice · Ground
HeatranHeatran
#485 / Fire · Steel
OshawottOshawott
#501 / Water
DewottDewott
#502 / Water
SamurottSamurott
#503 / Water
PatratPatrat
#504 / Normal
WatchogWatchog
#505 / Normal
LillipupLillipup
#506 / Normal
HerdierHerdier
#507 / Normal
StoutlandStoutland
#508 / Normal
PansagePansage
#511 / Grass
SimisageSimisage
#512 / Grass
PansearPansear
#513 / Fire
SimisearSimisear
#514 / Fire
PanpourPanpour
#515 / Water
SimipourSimipour
#516 / Water
DrilburDrilbur
#529 / Ground
ExcadrillExcadrill
#530 / Ground · Steel
AudinoAudino
#531 / Normal
TimburrTimburr
#532 / Fighting
GurdurrGurdurr
#533 / Fighting
ConkeldurrConkeldurr
#534 / Fighting
SeismitoadSeismitoad
#537 / Water · Ground
ThrohThroh
#538 / Fighting
SawkSawk
#539 / Fighting
ScolipedeScolipede
#545 / Bug · Poison
SandileSandile
#551 / Ground · Dark
KrokorokKrokorok
#552 / Ground · Dark
KrookodileKrookodile
#553 / Ground · Dark
DarumakaDarumaka
#554 / Fire
Darmanitan (Standard Mode)Darmanitan
Standard Mode
#555 / Fire
DwebbleDwebble
#557 / Bug · Rock
CrustleCrustle
#558 / Bug · Rock
ScraggyScraggy
#559 / Dark · Fighting
ScraftyScrafty
#560 / Dark · Fighting
TirtougaTirtouga
#564 / Water · Rock
CarracostaCarracosta
#565 / Water · Rock
ArchenArchen
#566 / Rock · Flying
ArcheopsArcheops
#567 / Rock · Flying
ZoruaZorua
#570 / Dark
ZoroarkZoroark
#571 / Dark
MinccinoMinccino
#572 / Normal
CinccinoCinccino
#573 / Normal
AxewAxew
#610 / Dragon
FraxureFraxure
#611 / Dragon
HaxorusHaxorus
#612 / Dragon
CubchooCubchoo
#613 / Ice
BearticBeartic
#614 / Ice
StunfiskStunfisk
#618 / Ground · Electric
MienfooMienfoo
#619 / Fighting
MienshaoMienshao
#620 / Fighting
DruddigonDruddigon
#621 / Dragon
PawniardPawniard
#624 / Dark · Steel
BisharpBisharp
#625 / Dark · Steel
HeatmorHeatmor
#631 / Fire
DurantDurant
#632 / Bug · Steel
Landorus (Incarnate Forme)Landorus
Incarnate Forme
#645 / Ground · Flying
ChespinChespin
#650 / Grass
QuilladinQuilladin
#651 / Grass
ChesnaughtChesnaught
#652 / Grass · Fighting
FroakieFroakie
#656 / Water
FrogadierFrogadier
#657 / Water
GreninjaGreninja
#658 / Water · Dark
BunnelbyBunnelby
#659 / Normal
DiggersbyDiggersby
#660 / Normal · Ground
LitleoLitleo
#667 / Fire · Normal
PyroarPyroar
#668 / Fire · Normal
SkiddoSkiddo
#672 / Grass
GogoatGogoat
#673 / Grass
PanchamPancham
#674 / Fighting
PangoroPangoro
#675 / Fighting · Dark
FurfrouFurfrou
#676 / Normal
Meowstic (Male)Meowstic
Male
#678 / Psychic
Meowstic (Female)Meowstic
Female
#678 / Psychic
BinacleBinacle
#688 / Rock · Water
BarbaracleBarbaracle
#689 / Rock · Water
HelioptileHelioptile
#694 / Electric · Normal
HelioliskHeliolisk
#695 / Electric · Normal
TyruntTyrunt
#696 / Rock · Dragon
TyrantrumTyrantrum
#697 / Rock · Dragon
SylveonSylveon
#700 / Fairy
HawluchaHawlucha
#701 / Fighting · Flying
DedenneDedenne
#702 / Electric · Fairy
PhantumpPhantump
#708 / Ghost · Grass
TrevenantTrevenant
#709 / Ghost · Grass
Zygarde (50% Forme)Zygarde
50% Forme
#718 / Dragon · Ground