Competitive Information for Alolan Diglett [Sword/Shield]

Competitive Pokemon Sword/Shield Movesets and Strategies for Diglett-alola diglett-alola
Base Stats for Diglett-Alola

Ground / Steel

Abilities:
Sand VeilSand Veil: If Sandstorm is active, this Pokemon's evasiveness is 1.25x; immunity to Sandstorm.
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Sand ForceSand Force: This Pokemon's Ground/Rock/Steel attacks do 1.3x in Sandstorm; immunity to it.
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Tangling HairTangling Hair: Pokemon making contact with this Pokemon have their Speed lowered by 1 stage.


Evolutions / Family:
Diglett

Weakness Chart for Ground/Steel-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fairy
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
0.5x
  
0.5x
0x
0.5x
2x
2x
0.5x
  
Grass
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
  
2x
  
0.5x
0x
0.5x
0.25x
0.5x
2x
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Diglett-alola? 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.


Diglett is a wonderful Ground and Steel-typed Pokemon. Diglett is not a Pokemon anyone usually expects sees on the battlefield. Diglett is weak to Fighting, Fire, Ground, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Diglett-Alola
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Tangling Hair
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake / Stomping Tantrum
- Iron Head / Metal Claw
- Body Slam
- Shadow Claw

Physical Sweeper Diglett-Alola (Tangling Hair)

Diglett is pretty popular Physical Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Diglett from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Diglett's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Tangling Hair, pokemon making contact with Diglett have their speed lowered by 1 stage.

Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Stomping Tantrum is a physical STAB-boosted 75-base power Ground-type move (power doubles if your Diglett's last move failed).
Iron Head is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Metal Claw is a physical STAB-boosted 50-base power Steel-type move (10% chance to raise your Diglett's attack by 1 stage).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).
Shadow Claw is a physical 70-base power Ghost-type move (high critical hit ratio).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Diglett-alola? 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.


Species: Diglett-Alola
Item: Life Orb / Focus Sash
Ability: Tangling Hair
Nature: Adamant (+Atk, -SpA)
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 Atk / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Earthquake / Bulldoze
- Rock Slide
- Iron Head
- Body Slam

Doubles Physical Sweeper Diglett-Alola (Tangling Hair)

Diglett is an extraordinary Physical Sweeper. It's designed to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Focus Sash helps protect Diglett from being one-shotted and allowing it to atleast use a crucial move when brought out. Life Orb boosts the power of Diglett's damaging moves by 1.3x but it then loses 1/10 its max HP immediately after the attack. With Tangling Hair, pokemon making contact with Diglett have their speed lowered by 1 stage.

Earthquake is a physical STAB-boosted 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon; Note: Earthquake does double damage on Pokemon using dig).
Bulldoze is a physical STAB-boosted 60-base power Ground-type move (100% chance lower adjacent pkmn speed by 1 stage).
Rock Slide is a physical 75-base power Rock-type move (30% chance to flinch the foes).
Iron Head is a physical STAB-boosted 80-base power Steel-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Body Slam is a physical 85-base power Normal-type move (30% chance to paralyze the target).



Movepool


Wondering what moves can Diglett-alola 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
Ancient Power
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Earth Power
90
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def by 1.
Final Gambit
--
100%
5
Does damage equal to the user's HP. User faints.
Flash Cannon
80
100%
10
10% chance to lower the target's Sp. Def 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.
Steel Beam
140
95%
5
User loses 50% max HP.
Uproar
90
100%
10
Lasts 3 turns. Active Pokemon cannot fall asleep.
Assurance
60
100%
10
Power doubles if target was damaged this turn.
Astonish
30
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Beat Up
--
100%
10
All healthy allies aid in damaging the target.
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Bulldoze
60
100%
20
100% chance lower adjacent Pkmn Speed by 1.
Dig
80
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Double damage on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fissure
--
30%
5
OHKOs the target. Fails if user is a lower level.
Headbutt
70
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Iron Head
80
100%
15
30% chance to flinch the target.
Metal Claw
50
95%
35
10% chance to raise the user's Attack by 1.
Reversal
--
100%
15
More power the less HP the user has left.
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.
Shadow Claw
70
100%
15
High critical hit ratio.
Stomping Tantrum
75
100%
10
Power doubles if the user's last move failed.
Sucker Punch
70
100%
5
Usually goes first. Fails if target is not attacking.
Thief
60
100%
25
If the user has no item, it steals the target's.
Thrash
120
100%
10
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Agility
--
--
30
Raises the user's Speed by 2.
Ally Switch
--
--
15
The user swaps positions with its ally.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Attack by 1.
Hone Claws
--
--
15
Raises the user's Attack and accuracy by 1.
Iron Defense
--
--
15
Raises the user's Defense by 2.
Memento
--
100%
10
Lowers target's Attack, Sp. Atk by 2. User faints.
Metal Sound
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Sp. Def by 2.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Sand Attack
--
100%
15
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Sandstorm
--
--
10
For 5 turns, a sandstorm rages.
Screech
--
85%
40
Lowers the target's Defense by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Work Up
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack and Sp. Atk by 1.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Diglett-alola 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 Diglett-alola

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