Mounting an Electrifying Charge! (Japanese: ダッシュ！デンヂムシDash! Dendimushi) is the 41st episode of the Sun & Moon series, and the 980th episode of the Pokémon anime. It first aired in Japan on September 7, 2017 and is scheduled to air in the United States on November 25, 2017 as part of a marathon including Alola, Kanto! and I Choose You!.
Sophocles is all charged up to compete in the Charjabug race, a sport where Charjabug are used as the energy source for a Pokémon-sized race car. He recruits Ash and Kiawe as his crew, and the team enters the race! They face some stiff competition from the arrogant Red Comet team—and from Team Rocket, who hope to win the grand prize with their cheating ways…
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Sophocles asks Ash and Kiawe to join his team in the annual experimental Charjabug car competition. But Team Rocket also has their eyes on the prize.
The car that Hayate's ShinyCharjabug drives is based on the high-speed flight form of a Shiny Genesect and the Red Zaku II from Gundam, from the horn on top of Charjabug's head and the team that it belongs to, being called "Red Comet".
The Japanese title of this episode is a reference to the series Dash! Yonkuro. When cheering Charjabug on as it crossed the finish line, the faces that Ash, Sophocles, and Kiawe's made referenced some of its main characters (Sophocles as Dankuro Toda, Ash as Yonkuro Hinomaru, and Kiawe as Shinkuro Minami).
The disguises which Jessie and James wear in this episode are a reference to the series Bakusō Kyōdai Let's & Go!!, with Jessie's outfit based on the character of Retsu Seiba, and James's outfit based on Gō Seiba.
The contraption that Kiawe wears on his body during the montage scene of Ash, Kiawe, and Sophocles preparing for the Charjabug Race is a reference to the series Star of the Giants, where the main character wore a similar contraption on his body, in order to straighten out his arms, making him better at playing baseball. Meowth wore a similar device during a flashback in Pulling Out the Pokémon Base Pepper!.
Pose is used as an insert song during Charjabug's training montage for the race.
This episode marks the first instance of Natures being mentioned in the anime.