Competitive Information for Diggersby [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Diggersby diggersby
Base Stats for Diggersby

Normal / Ground

Abilities:
PickupPickup: If this Pokemon has no item, it finds one used by an adjacent Pokemon this turn.
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Huge PowerHuge Power: This Pokemon's Attack is doubled.
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Cheek PouchCheek Pouch: If this Pokemon eats a Berry, it restores 1/3 of its max HP after the Berry's effect.


Evolutions / Family:
Bunnelby
Diggersby

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


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Diggersby? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Sword/Shield 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 Sword/Shield generation metagame.


Common single-battle team mates for Diggersby in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

TogekissIncineroarSylveonLaprasVenusaurDuraludonWhimsicottPassimianGrimmsnarlConkeldurr


Diggersby is a wonderful Normal and Ground-typed Pokemon. It's usual to see Diggersby show up as a Sword/Shield opponent. Diggersby is weak to Fighting, Grass, Ice, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Diggersby
Item: Life Orb / Lum Berry
Ability: Huge Power
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- High Horsepower
- Bounce
- Thunder Punch / Wild Charge
- Swords Dance / Facade

Physical Sweeper Diggersby (Popular/Trending)

Diggersby is popular Physical Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Diggersby's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Huge Power, Diggersby's attack is doubled. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction.

High Horsepower is a physical STAB-boosted 95-base power Ground-type move that deals a large amount of damage.
Bounce is a physical 85-base power Flying-type move (bounces turn 1. hits turn 2. 30% paralyze).
Thunder Punch is a physical 75-base power Electric-type move (10% chance to paralyze the target).
Wild Charge is a physical 90-base power Electric-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
Swords Dance is a status move (raises your Diggersby's attack by 2 stages).
Facade is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Diggersby is burn/poison/paralyzed).




Species: Diggersby
Item: Life Orb / White Herb
Ability: Huge Power
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake / High Horsepower
- Body Slam / Facade
- Superpower
- Foul Play

Physical Sweeper Diggersby (Huge Power)

Diggersby is a marvelous Physical Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Diggersby's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Huge Power, Diggersby's attack is doubled. Facade's damage doubles when the user has a status affliction.

Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
High Horsepower is a physical STAB-boosted 95-base power Ground-type move that deals a considerable amount of damage.
Body Slam is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Facade is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Normal-type move (power doubles if Diggersby is burn/poison/paralyzed).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Diggersby's attack and defense by 1 stage).
Foul Play is a physical 95-base power Dark-type move (uses target's attack stat in damage calculation).




Species: Diggersby
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Cheek Pouch
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earth Power
- Hyper Beam
- Surf
- Sludge Bomb

Special Sweeper Diggersby (Cheek Pouch)

Diggersby is an extraordinary Special Sweeper. This moveset is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Diggersby's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Cheek Pouch, if Diggersby eats a berry it restores 1/3 of its max hp after the berry's effect.

Earth Power is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Ground-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Hyper Beam is a special STAB-boosted 150-base power Normal-type move (Diggersby cannot move next turn).
Surf is a special 90-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).
Sludge Bomb is a special 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Diggersby? These builds have been optimized for Sword/Shield Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Sword/Shield generation metagame.


Common double-battle team mates for Diggersby in Pokemon Sword/Shield:

MimikyuHawluchaBisharpJirachiRibombeeHattereneRotom-MowKyuremDittoJellicentArctozoltTorkoal


Species: Diggersby
Item: Life Orb / White Herb
Ability: Huge Power
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake / High Horsepower
- Rock Slide
- Body Slam
- Superpower

Doubles Physical Sweeper Diggersby (Huge Power)

Diggersby is an astounding Physical Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Life Orb boosts the power of Diggersby's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Huge Power, Diggersby's attack is doubled.

Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
High Horsepower is a physical STAB-boosted 95-base power Ground-type move that deals a large amount of damage.
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Body Slam is a physical STAB-boosted 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Superpower is a physical 120-base power Fighting-type move (lowers your Diggersby's attack and defense by 1 stage).




Species: Diggersby
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Cheek Pouch
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Surf
- Earth Power
- Hyper Beam
- Sludge Bomb

Doubles Special Sweeper Diggersby (Cheek Pouch)

Diggersby is a stupendous Special Sweeper. It's primary goal is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Life Orb boosts the power of Diggersby's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Cheek Pouch, if Diggersby eats a berry it restores 1/3 of its max hp after the berry's effect.

Surf is a special 90-base power Water-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. double damage on dive).
Earth Power is a special STAB-boosted 90-base power Ground-type move (10% chance to lower the target's special defense by 1 stage).
Hyper Beam is a special STAB-boosted 150-base power Normal-type move (Diggersby cannot move next turn).
Sludge Bomb is a special 90-base power Poison-type move (30% chance to poison the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Diggersby 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
Earth Power
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Grass Knot
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Mud Shot
55
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Round
60
100%
15
Power doubles if others used Round this turn.
Sludge Bomb
90
100%
10
30% chance to poison the target.
Snore
50
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Surf
90
100%
15
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dive.
Uproar
90
100%
10
Lasts 3 turns. Active Pokemon cannot fall asleep.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Bounce
85
85%
5
Bounces turn 1. Hits turn 2. 30% paralyze.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, unless the target is immune.
Brutal Swing
60
100%
20
No additional effect. Hits adjacent Pokemon.
Bulldoze
60
100%
20
100% chance lower adjacent Pkmn Speed by 1.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double Kick
30
100%
30
Hits 2 times in one turn.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fire Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Flail
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
Fling
--
100%
10
Flings the user's item at the target. Power varies.
Foul Play
95
100%
15
Uses target's Attack stat in damage calculation.
Giga Impact
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Gunk Shot
120
80%
5
30% chance to poison the target.
Hammer Arm
100
90%
10
Lowers the user's Speed by 1.
High Horsepower
95
95%
10
No additional effect.
Ice Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to freeze the target.
Iron Head
80
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Low Kick
--
100%
20
More power the heavier the target.
Mega Kick
120
75%
5
No additional effect.
Mega Punch
80
85%
20
No additional effect.
Payback
50
100%
10
Power doubles if the user moves after the target.
Quick Attack
40
100%
30
Usually goes first.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Rock Tomb
60
95%
15
100% chance to lower the target's Speed by 1.
Rollout
30
90%
20
Power doubles with each hit. Repeats for 5 turns.
Sand Tomb
35
85%
15
Traps and damages the target for 4-5 turns.
Stomping Tantrum
75
100%
10
Power doubles if the user's last move failed.
Stone Edge
100
80%
5
High critical hit ratio.
Super Fang
--
90%
10
Does damage equal to 1/2 target's current HP.
Superpower
120
100%
5
Lowers the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Tackle
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Take Down
90
85%
20
Has 1/4 recoil.
Thief
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Thunder Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to paralyze the target.
U-turn
70
100%
20
User switches out after damaging the target.
Wild Charge
90
100%
15
Has 1/4 recoil.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Bulk Up
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack and Defense by 1.
Defense Curl
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Laser Focus
--
--
30
Until the end of the next turn, user's moves crit.
Leer
--
100%
30
Lowers the foe(s) Defense by 1.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Spikes
--
--
20
Hurts grounded foes on switch-in. Max 3 layers.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Swords Dance
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Work Up
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Diggersby can perform in Sword/Shield. 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 SS Move and Ability Combos for Diggersby

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