Dugtrio

For the regional variant of this Pokémon, see Dugtrio/Alolan
Dugtrio
ダグトリオ
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Diglett < Dugtrio > Meowth
Species
Type
Mole Pokémon
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Number
Ability
#51
Height
Weight
2′4″ (0.7m)
73.4 lbs. (33.3kg)
Gender Ratio
Male: 50%
Female: 50%
Evolves From
Evolves Into
None
Egg Group
Catch Rate
50
Tier
EV Yield
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Dugtrio (ダグトリオ) is the 51st Pokémon in the Pokédex. It is a Ground-Type, and it is known as the Mole Pokémon.

Dugtrio can use one of two Abilities: Sand Veil, which increases its Evasion by one stage during a Sandstorm; or Arena Trap, which prevents opposing Pokémon from running or switching out unless it has Levitate or is a Flying-Type. Its Hidden Ability is Sand Force, which increases the power of its Ground, Rock and Steel-Type moves by 33% during a Sandstorm.

Diglett can evolve into Dugtrio at Level 26.

Dugtrio is in the Field Egg Group, and its Egg takes approximately 5,120 Steps to hatch. It takes Dugtrio One Million Experience Points to reach Level 100.

Contents

Biology

Physiology

Dugtrio is very similar to Diglett, its pre-evolution. Instead of one head there are three, they could be fused together however this is uncertain.

Gender Differences

Dugtrio has no gender differences.

Game Information

Original Games

Dugtrio can be found at Diglett's Cave in Red, Blue, Yellow, Gold, Silver, Crystal, FireRed, LeafGreen, HeartGold and SoulSilver.

In Diamond, Pearl and Platinum, Dugtrio can be found at Route 228.

In Pokémon X and Y, Dugtrio can be caught in the wild at Route 13 and in the Friend Safari. In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, the only way to obtain one is to evolve a Diglett.

Spin-Off Games

Dugtrio is a Shadow Pokémon in Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, obtainable by Snagging it from Cipher Peon Stron at Citadark Isle.

Dugtrio makes appearances at Endless Levels 8 & 23, Forever Level 57 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.

The only way to obtain a Dugtrio in the first set of Mystery Dungeon games is to evolve a Diglett. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Dugtrio can be found at Shimmer Desert 1F-9F, which is known as Shimmering Desert 1F-9F in Explorers of Sky. Dugtrio can be found in all three versions of Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing in each game's Element-themed area 21F-29F and Final-themed area with floors varying depending on the game.

Dugtrio can be found in Croca Tunnel in Pokémon Ranger, but the Field Assists Cross and Break x3 are required to reach the area in which it resides. This is the only Pokémon Ranger game that Dugtrio has appeared in as of writing.

Dugtrio can be found in the Cavern Zone in PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure. To obtain Dugtrio, fix the broken rails, then speak to it. In PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond, Dugtrio can be found in the Verdant Courts section of the Arbor Area. Speak to Dugtrio to befriend it.

Trading Card Game

Dugtrio is listed in 11 different sets. It is listed as a Common Card in the Skyridge set; as an Uncommon Card in the XY Set; and as a Rare Card in the Base, Team Rocket (2), Gym Challenge, Expedition (2), EX FireRed and LeafGreen, EX Crystal Guardians, Secret Wonders, Platinum and Triumphant sets.

Anime/Manga Information

Anime

Wild Dugtrio would make an appearance in Dig Those Diglett after Ash and company pursued some Diglett into the woods. It was here in which they understood why no one's Pokémon wanted to exit their Poké Balls when commanded.

Poncho would also use a Dugtrio in The Underground Round Up to help defeat Team Rocket, and get the Voltorb and Electrode to a meadow.

Katie would use a Dugtrio in her battle against Ash in Shocks and Bonds. It would defeat Pikachu, but lose to Glalie after Ash had it use a Headbutt on the ground to force Dugtrio to pop up from the underground, then hit it with an Ice Beam.

Movies

Wild Dugtrio make appearances in Giratina and the Sky Warrior, along with the Pikachu Shorts "Pikachu's Vacation," "Pikachu's Rescue Adventure," "Pikachu & Pichu" and "Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade."

Manga

Giovanni would use a Dugtrio to take on Red at Viridian Gym in Chapter 38. His Dugtrio would break the switches on each of Red's Poké Balls, preventing Red from summoning any of his Pokémon from them......except for his Pikachu, Pika.

The Underground Man would use a trio of Dugtrio to assist the Sinnoh Gym Leaders during their fight against Team Galactic at Spear Pillar in Chapters 411 and 412.

Pokémon Information

Competitive Battling

Dugtrio finds itself in the Overused (OU) tier of competitive battling. With the ability to trap grounded non-Ghost Pokémon thanks to Arena Trap, Dugtrio can extremely useful when trying to dispose of Pokémon that give sweepers trouble. With its Ground typing and STAB Earthquake, it can revenge kill a number of Electric-, Rock-, and Fire-types such as Raikou, Mega Manectric, Mega Diancie, Tyranitar, Heatran, Volcanion, and Terrakion. Dugtrio can use Screech to lower the defense of certain defensive Pokémon like Chansey so that it or its teammates can finish it off. Unfortunately, Dugtrio's stats leave a lot to be desired, as its pitiful defensive stats force it to run a Focus Sash, necessitating entry hazard removal support, while its Attack stat is extremely underwhelming. Dugtrio is also poor in terms of its defensive synergy unlike other Ground-types like Landorus-T, Excadrill, and Gliscor. It is also very matchup based, which can lead to it becoming deadweight in a number of situations.

Area Locations

Game Rarity Location
Red/Blue/Yellow Rare Diglett's Cave
Yellow Only One Route 11: Trade (Trainer requests a Lickitung)
Gold/Silver/Crystal Rare Diglett's Cave
Ruby/Sapphire/Emerald None Trade
FireRed/LeafGreen Rare Diglett's Cave
XD: Gale of Darkness Only One Citadark Isle: Snag from Cipher Peon Stron
Diamond/Pearl/Platinum 30% Route 228
HeartGold/SoulSilver 10% Diglett's Cave
Black/White None Poké Transfer, Dream World or Trade
Black 2/White 2 None Poké Transfer, Dream World or Trade
X/Y 40% Route 13
X/Y -- Friend Safari
Omega Ruby/Alpha Sapphire None Evolve Diglett
Sun/Moon None Transfer or Trade

Pokédex Entries

Gen Game Pokédex Entry
I Red A team of Diglett triplets. It triggers huge earthquakes by burrowing 60 miles underground.
Blue A team of Diglett triplets. It triggers huge earthquakes by burrowing 60 miles underground.
Yellow A team of triplets that can burrow over 60 MPH. Due to this, some people think it's an earthquake.
II Gold Its three heads bob separately up and down to loosen the soil nearby, making it easier for it to burrow.
Silver Extremely powerful, they can dig through even the hardest ground to a depth of over 60 miles.
Crystal These Diglett triplets dig over 60 miles below sea level. No one knows what it's like underground.
III Ruby Dugtrio are actually triplets that emerged from one body. As a result, each triplet thinks exactly like the other two triplets. They work cooperatively to burrow endlessly.
Sapphire Dugtrio are actually triplets that emerged from one body. As a result, each triplet thinks exactly like the other two triplets. They work cooperatively to burrow endlessly.
Emerald Because the triplets originally split from one body, they think exactly alike. They work cooperatively to burrow endlessly through the ground.
FireRed In battle, it digs through the ground and strikes the unsuspecting foe from an unexpected direction.
LeafGreen A team of Diglett triplets. It triggers huge earthquakes by burrowing 60 miles underground.
IV Diamond Its three heads move alternately, driving it through tough soil to depths of over 60 miles.
Pearl Its three heads move alternately, driving it through tough soil to depths of over 60 miles.
Platinum Its three heads move alternately, driving it through tough soil to depths of over 60 miles.
HeartGold Its three heads bob separately up and down to loosen the soil nearby, making it easier for it to burrow.
SoulSilver Extremely powerful, they can dig through even the hardest ground to a depth of over 60 miles.
V Black Its three heads move alternately, driving it through tough soil to depths of over 60 miles.
White Its three heads move alternately, driving it through tough soil to depths of over 60 miles.
Black 2 Its three heads move alternately, driving it through tough soil to depths of over 60 miles.
White 2 Its three heads move alternately, driving it through tough soil to depths of over 60 miles.
VI X In battle, it digs through the ground and strikes the unsuspecting foe from an unexpected direction.
Y Extremely powerful, they can dig through even the hardest ground to a depth of over 60 miles.
Omega Ruby Dugtrio are actually triplets that emerged from one body. As a result, each triplet thinks exactly like the other two triplets. They work cooperatively to burrow endlessly.
Alpha Sapphire Dugtrio are actually triplets that emerged from one body. As a result, each triplet thinks exactly like the other two triplets. They work cooperatively to burrow endlessly.
VII Sun This set of triplets moves cooperatively. It’s the power of teamwork that enables this Pokémon to dig to a depth of 60 miles.
Moon Despite the closeness between this Pokémon and farmers and other people, no one has ever seen the parts of it concealed underground.

Pokéathlon Statistics

Stats
Speed
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Power
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Technique
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Stamina
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Jump
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Statistics

Base Stats Min- Min Max Max+
HP
35
. 180 274 .
Atk
100
184 205 299 328
Def
50
94 105 199 218
Sp. Atk
50
94 105 199 218
Sp. Def
70
130 145 239 262
Speed
120
220 245 339 372

Moves

For learnsets from previous generations, see here

Via Level-Up

Level Up
Level Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Evolve Sand Tomb Ground.gif 35 85 Physical.png
Start Rototiller Ground.gif -- -- Other.png
Start Night Slash Dark.gif 70 100 Physical.png
Start Tri Attack Normal.gif 80 100 Special.png
Start Scratch Normal.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Start Sand Attack Ground.gif -- 100 Other.png
Start Growl Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
4 Growl Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
7 Astonish Ghost.gif 30 100 Physical.png
10 Mud-Slap Ground.gif 20 100 Special.png
14 Magnitude Ground.gif ?? 100 Physical.png
18 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
22 Sucker Punch Dark.gif 70 100 Physical.png
25 Mud Bomb Ground.gif 65 85 Special.png
30 Earth Power Ground.gif 90 100 Special.png
35 Dig Ground.gif 80 100 Physical.png
41 Slash Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
47 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
53 Fissure Ground.gif ?? 30 Physical.png

Via TM/HM

TM/HM - Gen 7
TM/HM No. Move Type Power Accuracy Class
TM06 Toxic Poison.gif -- 90 Other.png
TM10 Hidden Power Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM11 Sunny Day Fire.gif -- -- Other.png
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal.gif 150 90 Special.png
TM17 Protect Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM21 Frustration Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM26 Earthquake Ground.gif 100 100 Physical.png
TM27 Return Normal.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
TM32 Double Team Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM34 Sludge Wave Poison.gif 95 100 Special.png
TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison.gif 90 100 Special.png
TM37 Sandstorm Rock.gif -- -- Other.png
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock.gif 60 95 Physical.png
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying.gif 60 -- Physical.png
TM42 Facade Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM44 Rest Psychic.gif -- -- Other.png
TM45 Attract Normal.gif -- 100 Other.png
TM46 Thief Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
TM48 Round Normal.gif 60 100 Special.png
TM49 Echoed Voice Normal.gif 40 100 Special.png
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost.gif 70 100 Physical.png
TM68 Giga Impact Normal.gif 150 90 Physical.png
TM71 Stone Edge Rock.gif 100 80 Physical.png
TM78 Bulldoze Ground.gif 60 100 Physical.png
TM80 Rock Slide Rock.gif 75 90 Physical.png
TM87 Swagger Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
TM88 Sleep Talk Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM90 Substitute Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
TM100 Confide Normal.gif -- -- Other.png

Via Breeding

Via Breeding
Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Ancient Power Rock.gif 60 100 Special.png
Astonish Ghost.gif 30 100 Physical.png
Beat Up Dark.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Endure Normal.gif -- -- Other.png
Feint Attack Dark.gif 60 -- Physical.png
Final Gambit Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Special.png
Headbutt Normal.gif 70 100 Physical.png
Memento Dark.gif -- 100 Other.png
Mud Bomb Ground.gif 65 85 Special.png
Pursuit Dark.gif 40 100 Physical.png
Reversal Fighting.gif  ?? 100 Physical.png
Screech Normal.gif -- 85 Other.png
Uproar Normal.gif 90 100 Special.png

Z-Moves

Move Type Power Accuracy Class
Breakneck Blitz Normal.gif 200*/200* -- Physical.png Special.png
All-Out Pummeling Fighting.gif 160*/180* -- Physical.png Special.png
Supersonic Skystrike Flying.gif 120 -- Physical.png
Acid Downpour Poison.gif 175 -- Special.png
Tectonic Rage Ground.gif 180*/175* -- Physical.png Special.png
Continental Crush Rock.gif 180*/120* -- Physical.png Special.png
Never-Ending Nightmare Ghost.gif 140 -- Physical.png
Black Hole Eclipse Dark.gif 140 -- Physical.png

Evolution Line

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Level 26
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Dugtrio

Type Matchups

Type Attack Advantages Attack Disadvantages Defense Advantages Defense Disadvantages
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