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Dig

Type Power Accuracy PP Priority
Ground 100 100% 10 0

Description

User is made invulnerable for one turn, then hits the next turn. The user cannot make a move between turns. The user can still be hit by Swift on the invulnerable turn. If the user is fully paralyzed or hits itself in confusion when trying to execute the second turn of this move, it will remain invulnerable until it uses Dig again, but it will be free to choose other moves. This move also has an in-game effect that lets the player return to the entrance of a cave or dungeon when it is used by one of their Pokemon.

Competitive Use

Dig is a two-turn move that is not seen in the competitive scene for several reasons; the first is the existence of Earthquake, a 100 Base Power move with perfect accuracy that hits for the same damage in one single turn, thus outclassing Dig entirely. Not to mention that on the charge-up turn nothing stops your opponent from simply switching out to a Pokemon that either resists the move or is even immune to it. In a competitive environment, giving your opponent free turns should be avoided at all costs. For everything stated, there are better options for a Ground-type attack moveslot.

Related Moves

Earthquake is a more powerful Ground-type attack with perfect accuracy and no wait turn before the attack.

Pokémon Type Tier HP Atk Def Spc Spe BST
Alakazam Psychic OU 55 50 45 135 120 405
Arbok Poison UU 60 85 69 65 80 359
Arcanine Fire UU 90 110 80 80 95 455
Blastoise Water UU 79 83 100 85 78 425
Charizard Fire / Flying UU 78 84 78 85 100 425
Dugtrio Ground UU 35 80 50 70 120 355
Golduck Water UU 80 82 78 80 85 405
Golem Rock / Ground OU 80 110 130 55 45 420
Machamp Fighting UU 90 130 80 65 55 420
Marowak Ground UU 60 80 110 50 45 345
Mew Psychic Uber 100 100 100 100 100 500
Ninetales Fire UU 73 76 75 100 100 424
Onix Rock / Ground UU 35 45 160 30 70 340
Parasect Bug / Grass UU 60 95 80 80 30 345
Primeape Fighting UU 65 105 60 60 95 385
Raticate Normal UU 55 81 60 50 97 343
Rhydon Ground / Rock OU 105 130 120 45 40 440
Sandslash Ground UU 75 100 110 55 65 405
Slowbro Water / Psychic OU 95 75 110 80 30 390