|1||Cerulean City – Prize for beating the Team Rocket Member standing outside the vandalized house.||No|
|2||Celadon City Department Store – Cashier behind the counter on 2F||Yes|
TM28 Dig can be obtained in two different locations in FireRed & LeafGreen.
The earliest opportunity where you can get the Dig TM is in Cerulean City. You’ll get it after defeating the Team Rocket Member who stole it from the vandalized house in the northeastern corner of the city.
But you can also purchase unlimited copies of TM28 Dig at the Celadon City Department Store. Each copy will cost $2000 PokéDollars.
Getting TM28 Dig
Location #1: Cerulean City
Note that you will need to have met Bill on Route 25 and gotten the S.S. Ticket before you can enter the vandalized house and get the Dig TM.
If you haven’t completed that part of the game then check out our walkthrough on how to clear Cerulean City.
Or if you’re ready to get the TM then here’s exactly where to go:
Step 1: Starting at the Cerulean City Pokémon Center, head west on the path.
Step 2: Follow the path up and start heading east, passing by the small houses above.
Step 3: At the end of the path is a house guarded by a Police Officer. Once you’ve gotten your S.S. Ticket you should be able to go inside.
Step 4: After entering the house, you’ll find that it’s been ransacked by a burglar.
Head north and exit the house through the hole in the back wall.
Step 5: You should now be standing in the backyard of the burglarized house, and there should be a Team Rocket NPC nearby.
Speak to the Team Rocket member and he will reveal that he’s the thief, then he’ll challenge you to a battle.
Step 6: After defeating the Team Rocket grunt in battle, he’ll give you TM28 Dig.
Location #2: Celadon City Dept. Store
Step 1: Starting at the entrance to Celadon City, head west past the Pokémon Center.
Step 2: Continue west through the city, passing the trainer with a Poliwhirl.
Step 3: Continue on the path west until you see a big purple building with two entrances.
Step 4: This big building is the Department Store. Head inside whenever you see it.
Step 5: After entering the store, head north across the room towards the back wall.
Step 6: Ahead to the north is an elevator and a set of stairs. Walk up the stairs to reach the second floor.
Step 7: At the top of the stairs is a sales counter. Speak to the cashier that’s standing closest to the stairs.
Step 8: TM28 Dig is available for sale here for $2000 PokéDollars. You can buy an unlimited amount of copies of the TM this way.
TM28 Dig Details + Uses
|Dig Move Details|
Dig is a Physical Ground-type move that boasts 80 base Power and perfect Accuracy. The attack takes two turns to complete, which can help you build some interesting strategies with this move.
- On the first turn, the user burrows underground
- On the second turn, the user surfaces and hits its target
Burrowing underground provides the user with a semi-invulnerable turn where most attacks will not affect it. This can be an effective method in protecting yourself against hard-hitting moves that you know are coming up.
Diglett and Dugtrio are the only Ground-types that can learn Dig via level-up in FireRed & LeafGreen.
So it’s worth holding onto TM28 to teach it to a different Pokémon in your party.
Marowak and Rhydon are both solid Physical attackers that can benefit from Dig’s STAB, and they can wield Dig well in battle.