Diglett Doesn't Jump

Posted April 21, 2024

There’s a mini-game you play when transferring Pokémon over from Generation 4 (Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, Heart Gold, & Soul Silver) to Generation 5 (Black, White, Black 2, & White 2). You transfer the Pokémon in batches of 6, and each time you have to catch them using a little slingshot-with-a-Pokéball as the Pokémon jump between bushes.

Slingshot seen here, with Feebas

But Game Freak are here for the little details. And they continue to impress in this little transfer mini-game.


Here’s why

Because the Pokémon jump between the bushes. But not all Pokémon can jump, because it wouldn’t make sense. So as the title of this blog post and my sneak peek a few weeks ago said: Diglett doesn’t jump. It (and Dugtrio) have special behavior where they move across the ground in between the bushes instead of jumping:

Look at him go! (Top left)