This week’s Featured Pokemon is the mole pokemon – Diglett:
Diglett (Japanese: ディグダ Digda) is a Ground-type Pokémon. It evolves into Dugtrio starting at level 26. It is National Dex number #50. This tiny brown Pokémon’s most famous feature is that it seems to be perpetually buried within the earth, usually having only its head visible. Another one of it’s most distinguishing characteristics is its big red nose.
What Diglett looks like underground is a big mystery, which has sparked many fan interpretations over the years. The only thing known is that they have feet, as mentioned in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon, although not even its friend Magnemite knew this until Diglett mentioned its feet. They dig underground quickly, and can cause small tremors. Diglett live in tunnels and caves under the earth. They also sometimes live in burrows near forests where they maintain the soil. Diglett are frequently kept on farms to till the land. Diglett may also eat dirt, as some ground-dwelling creatures do.
In the anime, Diglett first appeared in Dig Those Diglett. These Mole Pokémon were causing trouble for a construction crew that planning on building a dam. The foreman insisted that the Diglett were to be exterminated, but the Pokémon of the trainers that happened to be in the area refused to fight them. The reason was that the Diglett and Dugtrio were helping to plant trees in the forest.
Diglett were also used by a man named Poncho in The Underground Round-Up. He used them to dig tunnels underground of a town that was infested with Electrode. The tunnels sent the Bomb Ball Pokémon to an open field where they’d live in peace.
Diglett appear in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time & Darkness special as members of the Wigglytuff Guild. They sounded the alarm whenever intruders stepped into the Guild.
Several Diglett also appeared in DP110.