Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl: What Is the Diglett Bonus?

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A Pokémon Trainer finds a Diglett in the corridor of the Grand Underground in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

As you're playing Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, it's likely you're going to spend some time in the Grand Underground. Whether you're catching new Pokémon, levelling them up, or hunting for shards and statues, you'll definitely encounter a Diglett along the corridors. What do these Digletts do, though?

In this guide, we explain the Diglett bonus of the Grand Underground in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

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How To Get The Diglett Bonus

A Pokemon Trainer facing Pokemon in a Hideaway in the Grand Underground of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. The Diglett bonus gauge can be seen underneath the mini-map.

As you adventure into the Grand Underground of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl, you'll notice a gauge below your map. Soon, you'll also notice Digletts appearing in the corridors with pink sparkles.

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When you run over these Digletts, your character will briefly sparkle and the gauge will increase. As you then hit the end goal of this gauge, 40, you'll be notified that something special may happen in the Grand Underground.

If you're playing online, it's important to note that the gauge will count every player Diglett encounter, and not just your own. Thus, if you're wanting the Diglett bonus, we recommend playing online to reach it much faster.

What Does The Diglett Bonus Do

The Diglett bonus increases the chances of finding Gorgeous Stone Boxes and Shiny Statues in the Grand Underground of Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.
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When the Diglett Bonus is active, it lasts for four minutes, so act fast! The bonus will greatly increase your chances of finding Gorgeous Stone Boxes containing Shiny Statues while digging. If you have a status effect active in your Secret Base too, that particular effect will be active during the bonus. This will likely mean that, depending on the statues in your base, a specific type of Pokémon may be more likely to appear.

Additionally, the bonus also increases your chances of encountering shiny Pokémon in each of the Pokémon Hideaways. Albeit, the chances will be increased from 1 in 4096 to 3 in 4096, so the chances are still slim that you'll grab that shiny. For this, if you're in a Hideaway when the bonus activates, you'll need to leave and re-enter for the chances of encountering a shiny Pokémon to have changed. Also, Pokémon will not appear shiny in the overworld either. The sparkle animations will appear during battle, alongside an alternate colour variant, indicating whether the Pokémon is shiny or not.

That's all you need to know about the Grand Underground's Diglett bonus in Pokémon Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl. To make the most out of all the Pokémon you'll likely catch, check out our evolution guide or our tips on putting together the best party for the storyline.