Competitive Information for Diglett [Red/Blue]

Competitive Pokemon Red/Blue Movesets and Strategies for Diglett diglett
Base Stats for Diglett

Ground


Evolutions / Family:
Diglett
Dugtrio

Weakness Chart for Ground-type:
Bug
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
  
  
0x
  
  
  
  
2x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Water
  
2x
  
0.5x
  
0.5x
2x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Diglett? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Red/Blue Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Red/Blue generation metagame.


Diglett is a marvelous Ground-typed Pokemon. Diglett is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. There were no known abilities or equippable items back in the Red/Blue Pokemon games. Diglett is weak to Grass, Ice, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Diglett
Moveset:
- Earthquake / Dig
- Double-Edge / Body Slam
- Rock Slide
- Toxic

Physical Sweeper Diglett (Retro)

Diglett is a remarkable Physical Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. The game was competely different back in Generation 1. Previously before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.

Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move that deals a enormous amount of damage.
Dig is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2).
Double-Edge is a physical 100-base power Normal-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move that deals damage.
Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).




Species: Diglett
Moveset:
- Toxic
- Sand Attack
- Substitute
- Growl

Special Sweeper Diglett (Retro)

Diglett is a decent Special Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Out of the original 151, Diglett was quite something to try to play with in the first generation meta. Back before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.

Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).
Sand Attack is a status move (lowers the target's accuracy by 1 stage).
Substitute is a status move (Diglett takes 1/4 its max hp to put in a substitute).
Growl is a status move (lowers the target's attack by 1 stage).

Note: This moveset is considered Taunt bait! It is highly recommended you typically have atleast one move that does actual damage!



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Diglett learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Bide
--
--
10
Waits 2-3 turns; deals double the damage taken.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Dig
100
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double-Edge
100
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
No additional effect.
Fissure
--
30%
5
Deals 65535 damage. Fails if target is faster.
Rage
20
100%
20
Lasts forever. Raises user's Attack by 1 when hit.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
No additional effect.
Scratch
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Slash
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the target's Attack by 1.
Mimic
--
--
10
Random move known by the target replaces this.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sand Attack
--
100%
15
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a Substitute.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Diglett can perform in Red/Blue. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.


Competitive RB Move and Ability Combos for Diglett

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