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Pokémon: Sword & Shield
Strategy Guide

First Published: 15-11-2019 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 03-07-2020 / 17:44 GMT
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Pokémon: Sword & Shield

Nov 2019 · 3 hrs ago · 0.1
Diglett Hunt

Brawlers' Cave

We have some good news for you! Although it's pretty difficult locating Diglett in the wide open areas, it's much easier in the cramped confines of a cave. Plus the terrain is simpler (with less vegetation etc.), so the Diglett stick out like sore thumbs.

1/7: Starting from the Soothing Wetlands entrance, turn right and follow the river (but don't enter it yet). Head for the cavern wall directly ahead. It's behind the boulder towards the left.2/7: Swim across the river, or come here via the Training Lowlands. Go up the nearby slope. When the ground levels off and there's a rocky pillar towards the left, check behind the boulder to the left of the next slope.3/7: From Diglett 2, go up the second slope. When the ground levels off again, check behind the boulder that's immediately on the right.4/7: From Diglett 3, face the nearby Pokémon Den. Then head in that direction. Soon, you should catch a glimpse of it to the right of a boulder.

1/7: Starting from the Soothing Wetlands entrance, turn right and follow the river (but don't enter it yet). Head for the cavern wall directly ahead. It's behind the boulder towards the left.

2/7: Swim across the river, or come here via the Training Lowlands. Go up the nearby slope. When the ground levels off and there's a rocky pillar towards the left, check behind the boulder to the left of the next slope.

3/7: From Diglett 2, go up the second slope. When the ground levels off again, check behind the boulder that's immediately on the right.

4/7: From Diglett 3, face the nearby Pokémon Den. Then head in that direction. Soon, you should catch a glimpse of it to the right of a boulder.

5/7: From Diglett 3 and 4, turn left from the second slope. Stop after you go past a rocky pillar and before the next slope. Look to the right. Can you see it to the left of a boulder?6/7: From Diglett 5, go up the third slope. When the ground levels off, turn right. It's located in front of some rocks, to the right of an item ball.7/7: From Diglett 6, continue towards the exit, which leads to Challenge Road. Just before the exit, it's on the right. Or you can come here from Challenge Road and it'll be on your left.

5/7: From Diglett 3 and 4, turn left from the second slope. Stop after you go past a rocky pillar and before the next slope. Look to the right. Can you see it to the left of a boulder?

6/7: From Diglett 5, go up the third slope. When the ground levels off, turn right. It's located in front of some rocks, to the right of an item ball.

7/7: From Diglett 6, continue towards the exit, which leads to Challenge Road. Just before the exit, it's on the right. Or you can come here from Challenge Road and it'll be on your left.

Diglett Milestones

60+ Diglett have been safely escorted home. But there isn't a reward for this milestone. The next one is quite good, however!

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Pokemon Company International
  • Platforms
    Switch
  • Genre
    Role-playing
  • Guide Release
    15 November 2019
  • Last Updated
    3 July 2020
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Welcome to our comprehensive strategy guide for Pokémon: Sword and Shield, the latest entries in the Pokémon video game franchise. Our guide also incorporates all the DLC, including the currently-released Isle of Armor (and in the future, it will cover the Crown Tundra).

In Sword and Shield, you explore the Galar region, based on the United Kingdom, alongside rivals Hop, Bede and Marnie, with the aim to dethrone the Pokémon League Champion.

The games introduce several new features such as Dynamaxing and Gigantamaxing, functions that increase size and change forms of certain Pokémon; the Wild Area, a large open world with free camera movement; and raids with co-op battling. They also reintroduce features previously seen in Sun and Moon and Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, such as regional variants and roaming Pokémon depicted in the overworld.

Version 1.2:

  • A Complete Walkthrough of the Isle of Armor.
  • Details of all 16 new Wild Areas, including Pokémon encounter rates.
  • All the new Max Raid Dens: Locations and Featured Pokémon.
  • Images and Locations of All 150 of the Missing Diglett.
  • The Isle of Armor Pokédex (featuring 100 Returning Pokémon) [coming soon].

Version 1.1:

  • A Full Walkthrough featuring Pokémon encounter rates.
  • All Gym Encounters and Strategies.
  • Screenshots with annotated captions.
  • New Items: Mints & Natures Explained.
  • Post Game content including Champion Cup.
  • Dynamaxing and Gigantamaxing.
  • Updated Pokémon Lists for all areas.
  • The Galar Region Pokédex (featuring 400 Pokemon).

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