Charjabug (Pokémon)

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Grubbin #736: Grubbin
Pokémon
#738: Vikavolt Vikavolt
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Charjabug (disambiguation).
Charjabug
Battery Pokémon
デンヂムシ
Dendimushi
#737
Charjabug



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Bug Electric
Unknown Unknown
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Ability
Battery Cacophony
Cacophony
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
120 (24.9%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Bug
Hatch time
3855 - 4111 steps
Height
1'08" 0.5 m
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Weight
23.1 lbs. 10.5 kg
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Mega Stone
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
140
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
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HP
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Atk
2
Def
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Speed
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Green
Base friendship
70
External Links

Charjabug (Japanese: デンヂムシ Dendimushi) is a dual-type Bug/Electric Pokémon introduced in Generation VII.

It evolves from Grubbin starting at level 20 and evolves into Vikavolt when leveled up in a special magnetic field (in Generation VII) or when exposed to a Thunder Stone (in Generation VIII).

Biology

Charjabug communicating with Grubbin using sound waves

Charjabug is a small, cuboid Pokémon resembling an insect. Its body consists of three square segments. The last two sections have a thin, ring-like marking and a stubby brown leg on each side. Each eye is covered by a blue screen and are only visible when they glow. Two short, yellow spikes extend from the front square: one on each side of its rectangular mouth. The mouth itself is gray and has two jaws that close sideways, shaped like a lightning bolt when open.

Charjabug is often found half-buried in earth or leaves, munching on humus. In its body is an electric sac, which it uses to store electricity generated by digesting food. The electricity it stores could run a household for a whole day and can be shared with other Pokémon.[1] As shown in the anime, it can send sound waves to communicate with nearby Grubbin.

In the anime

Charjabug in the anime
Shiny Charjabug in the anime

Major appearances

Sophocles's Charjabug

Charjabug debuted in So Long, Sophocles!, where it was caught by Sophocles. Ash was looking for a farewell present for Sophocles, who he believed was moving away, and decided to go look for a Charjabug at Rotom's suggestion. With the help of Pikachu, Rockruff, and Litten, he was able to dig one up and trap it in a cage. Ash later let it out after showing up to Sophocles's farewell party, and allowed him to catch it. Sophocles did so after battling and defeating it with his Togedemaru. Charjabug evolved into Vikavolt during SM106.

Horacio's Charjabug

A Shiny Charjabug appeared in Mounting an Electrifying Charge!, under the ownership of Horacio. It took part in the Charjabug race, which it lost after being unable to overcome an icy slope. It reappeared in Evolving Research!, where Horacio planned to evolve his Charjabug. In A High-Speed Awakening!, he was revealed to have successfully evolved Charjabug into a Vikavolt.

Minor appearances

Multiple Trainers' Charjabug appeared in Mounting an Electrifying Charge!, where they took part in the Charjabug race. They included those of the Electric Princess, Twin Starmie, and Science Speed teams.

A Trainer's Charjabug appeared in A High-Speed Awakening!.

A Trainer's Charjabug appeared in SM141.

A Trainer's Charjabug appeared in SM144, where it watched the battle between Ash's Pikachu and Tapu Koko.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
SM026 Charjabug Rotom Pokédex Charjabug, the Battery Pokémon. A Bug and Electric type, and the evolved form of Grubbin. Charjabug stores electricity and can share it with other Pokémon.
This concludes the entries from the Sun & Moon series.

In the manga

Charjabug in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Moon's Charjabug first appeared in PASM19, evolving sometime after Moon left Aether Paradise.

In the TCG

Main article: Charjabug (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #028
Alola
USUM: #035
Kanto
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!‎.
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.
Generation VIII Galar
#017
Sword While its durable shell protects it from attacks, Charjabug strikes at enemies with jolts of electricity discharged from the tips of its jaws.
Shield Its digestive processes convert the leaves it eats into electricity. An electric sac in its belly stores the electricity for later use.

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Blush Mountain
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Blush Mountain
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Axew's Eye, Dusty Bowl, Hammerlocke Hills
Bridge Field, Dappled Grove, Giant's Cap, Motostoke Riverbank, Rolling Fields (Max Raid Battle)

In side games

Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: Pokémon Safari (18th release)

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Sun Moon Cell Battery Cell Battery (5%)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Cell Battery Cell Battery (5%)
Sword Shield Cell Battery Cell Battery (5%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
57
117 - 164 224 - 318
82
78 - 147 152 - 289
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
55
54 - 117 103 - 229
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
36
36 - 96 69 - 188
Total:
400
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric ½×
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
Fairy
None

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
Evo.Evo. Charge Electric Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Charge Electric Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Vise Grip Normal Physical 05555 100100% 30
011 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100100% 10
011 String Shot Bug Status 0000 09595% 40
011 Bug Bite Bug Physical 06060 100100% 20
1515 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
2323 Spark Electric Physical 06565 100100% 20
2929 Sticky Web Bug Status 0000 00——% 20
3636 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100100% 15
4343 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
5050 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100100% 10
5757 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00——% 15
6464 Discharge Electric Special 08080 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Charjabug
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Charjabug

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM14Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM15Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM16Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM17Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM21Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM31Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM53Bag TM Ground VI Sprite.png TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM76Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM78Bag TM Flying VI Sprite.png TM78 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM80Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM80 Volt Switch Electric Special 07070 100}}100% 20
TM82Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM82 Electroweb Electric Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM93Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM93 Eerie Impulse Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TR08Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR20Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27Bag TR Normal Sprite.png TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR32Bag TR Dark Sprite.png TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR46Bag TR Steel Sprite.png TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR57Bag TR Poison Sprite.png TR57 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TR60Bag TR Bug Sprite.png TR60 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR80Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR80 Electro Ball Electric Special 0000 100}}100% 10
TR86Bag TR Electric Sprite.png TR86 Wild Charge Electric Physical 09090 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Charjabug
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Charjabug

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Discharge Electric Special 80 100% 15
Harden Normal Status —% 30
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Charjabug in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Charjabug in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Charjabug
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Charjabug

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Charjabug
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Charjabug
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Charjabug
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Charjabug

Side game data

Pokémon Shuffle
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Bug
None.png Attack Power: 60 - 120 Raise Max Level.png 10

#740
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Bug Combo
Increases damage done by any Bug types in the combo.


Evolution

Grubbin
Unevolved
Grubbin
 Bug 
Rare Candy
Level 20
Charjabug
First evolution
Charjabug
 Bug  Electric 
Town Map
Level up
in areas with a
special magnetic field


Thunder Stone
Thunder StoneSwSh
Vikavolt
Second evolution
Vikavolt
 Bug  Electric 

Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 737.png Spr b 7s 737.png Spr 7s 737.png Spr b 7s 737.png
Spr 7s 737 s.png Spr b 7s 737 s.png Spr 7s 737 s.png Spr b 7s 737 s.png
Front Back Front Back
737MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Charjabug images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Charjabug and its evolutionary relatives were designed by Hitoshi Ariga.

Origin

Charjabug appears to be based on a cocooned bug and a battery. It may also be based on the denkimushi, a caterpillar in Japan that, when touched, can give a sting that is said to feel like an electric shock. In addition, it bears a resemblance to subway cars, which are typically powered by electricity and reflect its habit of living underground. It may be also based on a two-pronged electrical plug.

Based on its cry, Charjabug may also be inspired by an accordion.

Name origin

Charjabug may be a combination of charge (as in to charge a battery) or charger and bug.

Dendimushi may be a combination of 電池 denchi (battery) and 地虫 jimushi (grub).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese デンヂムシ Dendimushi From 電池 denchi and 地虫 jimushi
France Flag.png French Chrysapile From chrysalide and pile
Spain Flag.png Spanish Charjabug Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Akkup From Akku and Puppe
Italy Flag.png Italian Charjabug Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 전지충이 Jeonjichung-i From 전지 (電池) jeonji, 지충 (地蟲) jichung, and i
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 蟲電寶 Chùhngdihnbóu From chùhng, 充電 chūngdihn, 充電寶 chūngdihnbóu, and 寶寶 bóubóu
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 蟲電寶 / 虫电宝 Chóngdiànbǎo From 蟲 / 虫 chóng, 充電 / 充电 chōngdiàn, 充電寶 / 充电宝 chōngdiànbǎo, and 寶寶 / 宝宝 bǎobǎo


Related articles

Notes

External links

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#738: Vikavolt Vikavolt
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