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Dig Those Diglett!
Full of Digda!
First broadcast
Japan October 28, 1997
United States October 19, 1998
English themes
Opening Pokémon Theme
Japanese themes
Opening めざせポケモンマスター
Ending ニャースのうた
Animation Team Ota
Screenplay 首藤剛志 Takeshi Shudō
Storyboard 横田和 Kazu Yokota
Assistant director 大町繁 Shigeru Ōmachi
Animation director 武田優作 Yūsaku Takeda
Additional credits

Dig Those Diglett! (Japanese: ディグダがいっぱい! Full of Digda!) is the 31st episode of the Pokémon anime. It was first broadcast in Japan on October 28, 1997 and in the United States on October 19, 1998.

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Whilst journeying through a mountainous region, the Ash, Misty and Brock and Team Rocket hear what sounds like an explosion in the distance. Upon arriving at the scene, they instead find several trucks in a pile-up. A local construction worker reveals that a group of Diglett inhabiting the area are responsible, in an attempt to halt the building of a "Great Dam" within the region. The worker reveals that rewards will be offered for those who succeed in halting the Diglett's interference; conveniently, Gary Oak chooses this moment to make one of his appearances. Nevertheless, the attempts of the invited trainers fall flat, as their Pokémon possess no desire to do battle with the Diglett.

Meanwhile, Jessie and James plot to take possession of the hordes of new Pokémon nearby, but quickly realize their efforts would be in vain with simply Ekans and Koffing at their disposal. Shortly thereafter, seemingly out of a love for their owners, the two Pokémon evolve into Arbok and Weezing respectively during a typical ambush on Ash and his friends. However, despite the evolutions, Team Rocket are again soundly defeated by Ash and Pikachu.

The episode concludes with the scene of the construction worker vowing to bring the dam project to a halt, after learning that Diglett and Dugtrio inhabited the area peacefully prior to his intrusion.

Major events

  • Jessie's Ekans evolves into Arbok.
  • James's Koffing evolves into Weezing.





Who’s That Pokémon?: Diglett



  • Brock points out that Diglett plow the ground and that Dugtrio plant the trees, but the clips actually show Dugtrio plowing the ground and the Diglett planting trees.
  • When James's Weezing's second head opened its mouth for the first time, it temporarily had the two upper square teeth the main head has. This was later not shown anymore.

Dub edits

In other languages

  • Brazilian Portuguese: Em busca dos Digglets!
  • Dutch: Diglett's wraak
  • Finnish: Kuka diggaa Diglettejä?
  • French: Barrage contre Pokémon
  • Italian: La diga
  • Latin American Spanish: ¡Saquen a esos Diglett!
  • Spanish: Aplasta a esos Diglett
  • Swedish: Digga Diglett

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