Diglett's Cave

Not to be confused with Diglett's Tunnel.
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Diglett's Cave ディグダの穴
Digda's Hole
HGSS Diglett's Cave-Morning.png
Map description
A seemingly plain tunnel that was dug by wild Diglett. It is famous for connecting Routes 2 and 11.FRLG
A tunnel dug by Diglett connecting Vermilion City to Pewter City.HGSSPE
Required for navigation
Connecting locations
 
Route 2
 
Diglett's Cave
 
Route 11
 
Location
Kanto Route 0
Location of Diglett's Cave in Kanto.
Diglett Cave RBY.png Diglett Cave GSC.png Diglett Cave FRLG.png
Gen I Gen II Gen III
Pokémon world routes
Oreburgh Gate       Underground Path (Routes 5-6)

Diglett's Cave (Japanese: ディグダの Digda's Hole) is a long tunnel dug by wild Diglett and Dugtrio in Kanto. The northern entrance is on Route 2, south of Pewter City, and the southern entrance is on Route 11, near the eastern edge of Vermilion City (although in Generation II, it is located within Vermilion City). The passage is famous for connecting these two routes.

DIGLETT'S CAVE
A seemingly plain tunnel that was
dug by wild DIGLETT.
It is famous for connecting
ROUTES 2 and 11.

Description

As a whole, the cave runs from the northwest to the southeast, passing under Celadon City, Route 7, and Route 6 as it progresses toward Vermilion from Pewter. There are no points of interest along the cave; however, the cave is the only location where wild Diglett and the rare Dugtrio are found in Kanto.

The usefulness of the cave as a connector route between Routes 2 and 11 has allowed Diglett's Cave to become one of the most important non-numbered routes in the Pokémon world. In fact, after the player enters Cerulean City, the only way to return to Pewter City and Viridian City without using Surf or Fly is to travel through Diglett's Cave.

In Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver, Brock will come to the northern entrance and give passers-by his Pokégear phone number. Once defeated in a rematch he appears on late Saturday afternoon to offer a trade to the player.

In Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, the player is prevented from passing through Diglett's Cave until they have obtained the Thunder Badge or traversed Rock Tunnel.

Items

Item Location Games
  Max Revive On a rock near the northern side (hidden)  G  S  C 
  Max Revive On the lower level, to the right of the overhanging north-south bridge (hidden)  HG  SS 
  Calcium On the northwest raised ledge (requires Rock Climb) (hidden)  HG  SS 
  PP Max On the middle raised ledge (requires Rock Climb)  HG  SS 
  Rock Incense On the southernmost raised ledge (requires Rock Climb)  HG  SS 
  Passho Berry Held by Hornlette, a Rhyhorn the player can receive in a trade  HG  SS 

Pokémon

Generation I

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Diglett
R B Y
  Cave
15-22 95%
  Dugtrio
R B Y
  Cave
29, 31 5%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


Generation II

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
     
  Diglett
G S C
  Cave
13-19 90%
  Diglett
G S C
  Cave
3-24 90% 0% 0%
  Diglett
G S C
  Cave
2-16 0% 90% 0%
  Diglett
G S C
  Cave
4-32 0% 0% 90%
  Dugtrio
G S C
  Cave
19-29 10%
  Dugtrio
G S C
  Cave
24 10% 0% 0%
  Dugtrio
G S C
  Cave
16 0% 10% 0%
  Dugtrio
G S C
  Cave
32 0% 0% 10%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


Generation III

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Diglett
FR LG
  Cave
15-22 95%
  Dugtrio
FR LG
  Cave
29, 31 5%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


Generation IV

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Diglett
HG SS
  Cave
13-19 90%
  Dugtrio
HG SS
  Cave
19-29 10%
Special Pokémon
  Rhyhorn
HG SS
  Trade
Bonsly
The same as the Traded Pokémon OneMoSa*
  Makuhita
HG SS
  Hoenn Sound
19 20%
  Absol
HG SS
  Hoenn Sound
15-17 20%
  Chingling
HG SS
  Sinnoh Sound
19 20%
  Bronzor
HG SS
  Sinnoh Sound
15-17 20%
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


Generation VII

  Pokémon     Games     Location     Levels     Rate  
  Zubat
P E
  Cave
13-18 10%
  Diglett
P E
  Cave
13-18 85%
  Dugtrio
P E
  Cave
13-18 5%
Rare Spawns
  Chansey
P E
  Cave
13-18 -
A colored background means that the Pokémon can be found in this location in the specified game. A white background with a colored letter means that the Pokémon cannot be found here.


Trainers

Generation VII

Trainer Pokémon
After becoming Champion
Master Trainer
 
Hiker Collin
ジュンヤ Jun'ya
Reward: N/A
  Diglett Lv.70
Sucker Punch Dig
- -
Master Trainer
 
Hiker Dexter
ヒロカズ Hirokazu
Reward: N/A
  Dugtrio Lv.75
Sand Attack Substitute
Fissure Slash


Layout

Version Top Exit Bottom Exit B1F
Red (JP)      
Green
Blue (JP)
Red
Blue
Yellow
Gold      
Silver
Crystal
FireRed      
LeafGreen
HeartGold  
SoulSilver
 

Preview

Differences between generations

In Generation II the cave was slightly shorter than in Generation I, and the southern entrance was also in Vermilion City, instead of Route 11 like every other generation.

In Generation III the cave was much longer than in any other generation.

In Generation IV the cave is the same length as it was in Generation II. This makes it one of very few Kanto areas to retain its length from Generation II. The only change is the addition of Rock Climb walls, that allow access to a higher level of the cave.

The cave is restored to its Generation III length in Generation VII.

In the manga

 
Diglett's Cave in Pokémon Adventures
 
Diglett's Cave in Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Pokémon Adventures

Red, Green & Blue chapter

Diglett's Cave appeared in Make Way For Magmar!, where Red emerged from its Route 2 entrance near Pewter City along with Giovanni, whom he had met off-panel and tried to find fossils with.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Diglett's Cave appeared in Great Success in the Mountains or the Seas!?. Red, Clefairy, and Pikachu enter the cave after Red and Clefairy's fighting over a rice ball causes the food to fly into the cave. After some exploring, Clefairy encounters a Diglett by stepping on its head. This results in a massive whack-a-mole scenario between the Diglett, Clefairy, and Pikachu, and causing the cave to collapse. However, Red's team manages to exit before heading to Vermilion City.

Interestingly enough, Red and his team encounter Diglett's Cave before Vermilion City, despite the fact that the cave must normally first be accessed by going through the city.

Trivia

  • In Generation II only, the encounter rate of wild Pokémon in Diglett's Cave varies with the time of day: in the morning, it is twice as high as during daytime, and at nighttime, it is four times as high. It is the only location with varying encounter rates.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 地鼠洞穴 Deihsyú Duhngyuht
Mandarin 地鼠洞穴 Dìshǔ Dòngxué
  Czech Diglettí nora
  French Grotte Taupiqueur (VII)
Cave Taupiqueur (I-IV)
  German Digda-Höhle (VII)
Digdas Höhle (I-IV)
  Italian Grotta Diglett
  Korean 디그다의 굴 Digda-ui Gul
  Brazilian Portuguese Túnel dos Diglett (PS023, PS037-present)
Caverna dos Diglett (Volume 2 Map)
  Spanish Cueva Diglett
Cueva de Diglett (I-III)
  Vietnamese Hang Diguda


References


Kanto
               
Settlements
Pallet TownViridian CityPewter CityCerulean CityVermilion CityLavender Town
Celadon CitySaffron CityFuchsia CityCinnabar IslandIndigo Plateau
Routes
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Landmarks
Professor Oak's LaboratoryViridian ForestDiglett's CavePewter Museum of ScienceMt. Moon (Square) • Cerulean Cave
Underground Path (Kanto Routes 5-6)Underground Path (Kanto Routes 7-8)S.S. AnneS.S. AquaSea CottageRock Tunnel
Power PlantCycling Road/Pokémon RoadTeam Rocket HideoutSilph Co.Magnet TrainPokémon TowerSafari Zone/Pal Park
GO ParkSeafoam IslandsPokémon MansionCinnabar LabPokémon League Reception GateVictory RoadTohjo Falls
Access to
Sevii IslandsJohto


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