Diglett's Cave
Diglett's Cave Official Icon
Icon for the Level
Previous level Vermillion Gym
Next level Rock Tunnel
Objective Defend your Rare Candy against Wild Pokémon.
Money Rate x1


In the opening cut-scene, it is revealed that Lt. Surge and Raikou were under mind control, but Lt. Surge managed to break free by witnessing how well Raichu did on the battlefield. Sadly, Raikou hasn't broken free, and is mad at Lt. Surge for this reason, and so he soars out the roof of the gym yelling "HE WILL PAY FOR THIS!"

Brock, Jessie and James quickly leave with all the Rare Candy. Lt. Surge tells you to follow them, and so you do, leading you to Diglett's Cave, where it is revealed Brock hypnotised the wild Pokemon to carry the Rare Candy for them


Diglett's Cave Layout

Waves: 25

Spots: 12

Defending: 10 Rare Candy (carried in by first 10 Pokemon)


Red Lvl Encounter Rate Blue Lvl Encounter Rate
Catchable Pokémon
021Spearow2Spearow 20 35% 021Spearow2Spearow 20 35%
096Drowzee2Drowzee 20 5% 096Drowzee2Drowzee 20 5%
050Diglett2Diglett 20 35% 050Diglett2
20 35%
023Ekans2Ekans 20 20% 027Sandshrew2Sandshrew 20 20%

Red Blue
Boss Pokémon
097Hypno2Hypno 097Hypno2Hypno
051Dugtrio2Dugtrio 051Dugtrio2Dugtrio
024Arbok2Arbok 024Arbok2Arbok
028Sandslash2Sandslash 028Sandslash2Sandslash


  • It used to be possible to beat the level by only using the move Sand Attack. With all six slots filled with Pokémon that know this move, the Pokémon could be placed at the beginning slots of the level and moved to the next spot when necessary. The move would cause all Pokémon to drop their candy; this is no longer possible as of v.4.7, as only Accuracy-lowering attacks make the target drop carried candy, and Spearow's Ability Keen Eye will negate the Accuracy-lowering moves entirely.
  • Have four attacking Pokémon at the beginning. Put a Pokémon with Whirlwind near the end; in front of him, put a Pokémon with Sand Attack. Let the Sand Attack Pokémon attack until the Pokémon behind it uses Whirlwind, then switch to Sand Attack. This way, when the Pokémon goes back, it won't have the Rare Candy.
  • The most common tactic used is to have your normal five attacking Pokémon in the earlier slots and in the last possible slot on the level have a user of Whirlwind or Roar. This gives you three chances to kill a boss Pokémon, Arbok being the hardest one to kill.