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Charjabug (デンヂムシ Denjimushi) is a Bug/Electric-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VII. It evolves from Grubbin and into Vikavolt.

Biology

Physiology

Charjabug is based on a small Subway train/battery, the body is colored green, has blue square eyes, a rectangle gray mouth, and orange pincers.

Behavior

Since it is preparing for evolving, it usually looks motionless. Most of the times it buries its body when spending time underground.

Natural abilities

Evolution

Charjabug evolves into Vikavolt when leveled up at Lectical Cave.

Game info

Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Sun/Moon Blush Mountain


Pokédex entries

  • Sun

    Its body is capable of storing electricity. On camping trips, people are grateful to have one around.

  • Moon

    From the food it digests, it generates electricity, and it stores this energy in its electric sac.

  • Ultra Sun

    It buries itself in fallen leaves and barely moves, munching away on humus. If you accidentally step on one, you’ll get a shock.

  • Ultra Moon

    Its stout shell provides excellent defense from attacks. It uses electricity on persistent opponents.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
57
Attack
82
Defense
95
Sp. Atk
55
Sp. Def
75
Speed
36
Total
400

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Charge —% 20 Electric Status
1 Vice Grip 55 100% 30 Normal Physical
1 String Shot 95% 40 Bug Status
1 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground Special
1 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
4 String Shot 95% 40 Bug Status
7 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground Special
10 Bite 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
13 Bug Bite 60 100% 20 Bug Physical
16 Spark 65 100% 20 Electric Physical
19 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Flying Physical
25 Crunch 80 100% 15 Dark Physical
31 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical
37 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
43 Discharge 80 100% 15 Electric Special
49 Iron Defense —% 15 Steel Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM16 Light Screen —% 30 Psychic Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM57 Charge Beam 50 90% 10 Electric Special
TM62 Acrobatics 55 100% 15 Flying Physical
TM72 Volt Switch 70 100% 20 Electric Special
TM73 Thunder Wave 90% 20 Electric Physical
TM81 X-Scissor 80 100% 15 Bug Physical
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM87 Swagger 85% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM93 Wild Charge 90 100% 15 Electric Physical
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

To see the Egg Moves that Charjabug can learn, refer to Grubbin.


Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Bug Bite USUM 60 100% 20 Bug Physical
Electroweb USUM 55 95% 15 Electric Special
Iron Defense USUM —% 15 Steel Status
Magnet Rise USUM —% 10 Electric Status
Shock Wave USUM 60 —% 20 Electric Special
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites

Version
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee! Back
Charjabug
737 Sprite Shiny
Sword Shield Back

Appearances

Anime

Main article: Sophocles' Charjabug

Sophocles caught Charjabug in So Long, Sophocles!.

Trivia

Origin

  • Charjabug seems to be based on both a battery, subway train and a cocoon, referring to its Ability and typing. It might also be based off of the larva of the denkimushi, who's sting is said to feel like a jolt of electricity. It might also be based off of an accordion, based on its cry. Its eyes also look similar to the symbol of a battery power on a phone. Charjabug can also be similar to a car when equipped with a car-based spare parts for Charjabug Race competitions.

Etymology

  • The name is likely a portmanteau of a corruption of "charger" and "bug" (referring to its type).

Names in other languages

  • English: Charjabug
  • Japanese: Dendimushi (mix of denchi (battery), jimushi (grab) and denkimushi (a type of Japanese grub).
  • French: Chrysapile (mix of chrysalide (chrysalis) and pile (battery).
  • German: Akkup (mix of akku (recharging battery) and puppe (pupa).

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