What Diglett really is... MIND=BLOWN
by, 18th January 2012 at 09:54 PM (837 Views)
A popular topic in any Pokémon forum... Diglett. What's it hiding? What monster lies beneath the cute looks and crumbled dirt?
One canonical fact we know is, of course, it has feet:
There is also the fact that it can learn moves such as Scratch, Aerial Ace, and Hone Claws. How would Diglett do any of these moves without any visible body aside from its head? Of course, it could just raise a claw out of the ground (if it has any) and attack the opponent. However, as this has yet to be shown, it is yet to be discovered.
On another note, how is it possible for Diglett (and Dugtrio) to battle in the water, or in buildings? Surely, being a Ground type, being exposed to the water would damage you? I mean, come on. If an opponent blowing bubbles at you does damage, then my guess is that suddenly finding yourself to be in the water and needing to keep yourself afloat while simultaneously being beaten down by an opposing Pokémon and having to fight back would not be a pleasant experience. And as for buildings - wouldn't at least the floor suffer from structural damage if a Diglett were battling on it, even assuming that the Diglett can dig through the floor without damaging itself?
Another thing about Diglett is weight - how do you measure the weight of a Pokémon when most of its appearance is a mystery? Surely, if you were to measure the weight of something, that would involve measuring the whole body? What would happen to the ones weighing if they discovered that Diglett's main body looks like it does in the image above?
One final thing: Capturing a Diglett. When you capture a Diglett, surely the rest of the body comes with it, yes? Well, here's my theory on that. You know that little pile of dirt around Diglett that's there no matter where a battle takes place? Well, get ready for this:
This explains why it magically "burrows underground" whenever called out from a Poké Ball before anyone can see anything. The answer has been staring right at our face since the 90's. That isn't actually dirt, it's just some sort of extension that allows it to crawl along the ground. When using Dig, Diglett takes this "dirt" with it. And when it burrows under the ground as seen in the anime, I like to think that they temporarily separate from their feet and become hovercraft creatures, floating through previously built tunnels. Probably built with power tool extensions to their hovercraft with robotic arms that respond to Diglett's thoughts. I also believe that if a Diglett cannot find where it left its feet, it will create new ones out of a special material that looks, feels, and supposedly acts just like normal dirt.
Think about all this next time you battle a Diglett.
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