Competitive Information for Diglett [Red/Blue]
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.
- Earthquake / Dig
- Double-Edge / Body Slam
- Rock Slide
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.
♦ 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).
- Sand Attack
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.
♦ 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!
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.
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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