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SM022 : A Shivering Shovel Search!
Sun & Moon series
SM024 : Alolan Open House!
Getting the Band Back Together!
SM023   EP962
Shocking! Dugtrio Split Up!?
First broadcast
Japan April 20, 2017
United States July 15, 2017
English themes
Opening Under The Alolan Sun
Japanese themes
Opening アローラ!!
Ending ポーズ
Animation Team Kato
Screenplay 関根アユミ Ayumi Sekine
Storyboard 浅田裕二 Yūji Asada
Assistant director 渡辺正彦 Masahiko Watanabe
Animation directors 直井由紀 Yuki Naoi
夏目久仁彦 Kunihiko Natsume
No additional credits are available at this time.

Getting the Band Back Together! (Japanese: 衝撃!ダグトリオ解散!? Shocking! Dugtrio Split Up!?) is the 23rd episode of the Sun & Moon series, and the 962nd episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on April 20, 2017 and in the United States on July 15, 2017.

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Ash and friends are attending a concert by the wildly popular group Dug-Leo, made up of DJ Leo and his partner, a talented Alolan Dugtrio. Everyone wears blonde wigs in Dugtrio’s honor, including Rotom Dex—until its wig is carried off after the show by another fan of the band, an Alolan Diglett!

As the band rehearses for their next concert, Dugtrio’s three heads start fighting over who gets to be lead singer—and Team Rocket swoops in, posing as a talent agency to lure Dugtrio away! Diglett joins our heroes to track them down, and soon the band is back together—and they’ve added Diglett to their ranks!


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Ash and his friends go to a concert starring DJ Leo and his Alolan Dugtrio. Afterwards, they learn that Prof. Kukui and Leo are old friends.

Major events

For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.


Pokémon debuts



Dare da?


Who's That Pokémon?

Who's That Pokémon?: Dugtrio (Alola Form)


The Katsushika Hokusai famous woodcut reference
The wigs


Dub edits

In other languages

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