Charjabug race

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The Charjabug race course

The Charjabug race (Japanese: デンヂムシレース Dendimushi Race) is an anime-exclusive competition that is held annually on Melemele Island. It was featured in Mounting an Electrifying Charge!. The competition is a race that involves Trainers and a Charjabug, which is placed inside a Charjabug-powered Charjabug Racer, racing along race tracks and some different terrains inside a stadium. The race is hosted by Anna. There appear to be multiple cups in which Trainers can compete, including the Koko Cup (Japanese: コケコカップ Kokeko Cup). Ash, Sophocles, and Kiawe participated in the 25th annual edition of this cup.


The prizes of the Charjabug race

Although there appear to be cups focusing on just one Trainer and their Charjabug in the race, the Koko Cup has participants enter in teams of three. Each member of the team fulfills another role, with the roles being:

  • The director, who gives instructions to their teammates from a tower by using ear pieces.
  • The mechanic, who performs maintenance on the Charjabug Car and switches the tires.
  • The support runner, who runs alongside the Charjabug and helps it overcome obstacles.

The race track spans the following types of terrain, in order:

  • Normal track
  • Canyon terrain
  • Normal track
  • Desert terrain
  • Normal track
  • Cityscape

In front of each area are pits, where the tires on the Charjabug Racer can be changed (like pit stops like in real-world motorsports) and the Charjabug can rest and eat or drink something. Changing tires outside of these pits is not allowed.

Obstacles during the course include Boldore, Sandygast, and Castform. These Pokémon use obstructing moves to make it harder for the participants and their Charjabug.

The support runner of the team is not allowed to help the Charjabug by pushing the car, as doing so will result in disqualification. Using moves like String Shot on the Charjabug Racer's tires to overcome slippery terrain is allowed.

The winner receives a year's supply of Charjabug-themed products. These include Charjabug Racer tires, notebooks, and pillows.

Known competitors in the Koko Cup

The winners of the Charjabug race
Teams Place
Sophocles Lab
(Sophocles, Ash, and Kiawe)
Red Comet
(Horacio, Dana, and Yansu)
Electric Princess Third
Science Speed DNF
Twin Starmie DNF
Bewear Max
(Team Rocket, Wobbuffet, and Mareanie)

Pokémon used in the Koko Cup

Sophocles Lab

Sophocles Charjabug racing car.png

Bewear Max

Meowth Charjabug disguise.png

Red Comet

Horacio Charjabug.png
Charjabug ShinyVIIStar.png

Electric Princess

Team Electric Princess Charjabug.png

Twin Starmie

Team Twin Starmie Charjabug.png

Science Speed

Team Science Speed Charjabug.png

In other languages

Charjabug race

Language Title
Denmark Flag.png Danish Charjabug-løb
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Charjabug race
Finland Flag.png Finnish Charjabug-kisa
Italy Flag.png Italian Gara di Charjabug
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Charjabug-løpet
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Charjabug-racet

Koko Cup

Language Title
Denmark Flag.png Danish Koko Cup
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Koko Cup
Finland Flag.png Finnish Koko Cup
Italy Flag.png Italian Coppa Koko
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Kokocupen
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Kokocupen

Charjabug Racer

Language Title
Denmark Flag.png Danish Charjabug Racer
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Charjabug Racer
Finland Flag.png Finnish Charjabug-kilpurit
Italy Flag.png Italian Corridore di supporto
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Charjabug Racer
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Charjabug Racer

Sophocles Lab

Language Title
Denmark Flag.png Danish Sophocles’ laboratorium
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Sophocles Lab
Finland Flag.png Finnish Sofokleen Labra
Italy Flag.png Italian LaboChrys
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Sophocles Lab
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Sophocles lab

Bewear Max

Language Title
Denmark Flag.png Danish Bewear Max
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Bewear Max
Finland Flag.png Finnish Bewear Max
Italy Flag.png Italian Bewear Max
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Bewear Max
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Bewear Max

Red Comet

Language Title
Denmark Flag.png Danish Røde Komet
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Rode Komeet
Finland Flag.png Finnish Punakomeetta
Italy Flag.png Italian Cometa Rossa
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Røde komet
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Röda Kometen

Electric Princess

Language Title
Denmark Flag.png Danish Elektrisk prinsesse
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Elektrische prinses
Italy Flag.png Italian Principessa Elettrica
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Elektrisk Prinsesse
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Elektriska Prinsessan

Twin Starmie

Language Title
Denmark Flag.png Danish Starmie-tvilling
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Tweeling Starmie
Italy Flag.png Italian Doppio Starmie
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Starmie-tvilling
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Starmie Tvilling

Science Speed

Language Title
Denmark Flag.png Danish Forskning
The Netherlands Flag.png Dutch Snelle wetenschap
Italy Flag.png Italian Velocità Scientifica
Norway Flag.png Norwegian Kjapp vetenskap
Sweden Flag.png Swedish Vetenskapens Framfart

Anime-exclusive Pokémon competitions
Multiregional Grand FestivalPokémon Baccer World CupPokémon League ConferencePokéRingerWallace Cup
Kanto Beach Beauty and Pokémon Costume ContestBig P Pokémon RaceIndigo Plateau Conference
Kanto Grand FestivalP1 Grand PrixPokémon OrienteeringQueen of the Princess Festival
Johto Extreme Pokémon RaceFire and Rescue Grand PrixGrass TournamentMareep Festival
Pokémon Balloon RacePokémon Beauty ContestSeaking Catching DaySilver Conference
Sumo ConferenceSunflora FestivalTour de Alto MareWhirl Cup
Hoenn Crossgate PokéRingerEver Grande ConferenceHoenn Grand Festival
Sinnoh Croagunk FestivalFestival Battle ChallengeHearthome City Tag Battle CompetitionHearthome Collection
Lily of the Valley ConferencePokémon Dress-Up ContestPokémon Ping Pong TournamentPokémon Summer
Pokémon TriathlonSinnoh Grand FestivalSinnoh Pokémon HustleSquallville PokéRinger
Unova Club BattleClubsplosionPokémon Performance CompetitionPokémon World Tournament Junior Cup
Vertress ConferenceWishing Bell Festival
Decolore Marine Cup TournamentPokémon Sumo TournamentScalchop King Competition
Kalos Lumiose ConferencePoké Puff ContestPokémon ShowcasePokémon Sky RelayPokémon Summer Camp
Alola Alola Bread FestivalCharjabug raceManalo Conference‎‎Pokémon Pancake RacePokémon Ping-Pong
Pokémon Sled Jump GamesVikavolt race
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