Pokémon Scarlet and Violet Introduce Aquatic Imposter Wiglett

Diglett Has Some Competition in Pokémon Scarlet and Violet



One of the most iconic and easily recognizable pokémon is Diglett. They’re basically whack-a-moles with cute noses, and they were made even more memorable by their cries of “Diglett Dig” in the cartoon. Diglett has and always will be a Ground type. But the same can’t be said for what looks like their Paldean cousin, Wiglett.

Wiglett 1

Sure, Wiglett looks like a Diglett that got lost at sea. But this is actually a brand new species of pokémon! They’re called a Garden Eel, and it’s apparent why. Unlike Diglett, the Water type Wiglett can stretch to crazy lengths from their burrows. Below is the official data on the species from The Pokémon Company:

Boasting an exceptional sense of smell, Wiglett is able to pick up scents from over 60 feet away. It has a skittish disposition and is constantly cautious of its surroundings. When it notices the scent of other Pokémon, Wiglett burrows into the sand to conceal itself.

Wiglett pokes a part of its body out of the sand to feed in the ocean. It’s still unclear what the rest of its body hidden in the sand is like or how long it might be. It’s said that Wiglett’s resemblance to Diglett might be a mere coincidence—a result of its adaptation to its environment.

Wiglett 2

Now I only have one question about the latest addition to Pokémon Scarlet and Violet – what does its evolution look like? Be sure and watch the charming video below. And stay tuned to HPP for more crazy announcements about the upcoming Pokémon games!

Josh Speer
Got my start in the industry at oprainfall, but been a game fanatic since I was young. Indie / niche advocate and fan of classics like Mega Man, Castlevania and Super Metroid. Enjoys many genres, including platformers, turn based / tactical RPGs, rhythm and much more. Champion of PAX West and Knight of E3.

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