Charjabug (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
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
Charjabug
0'0" 0 m
{{{form2}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
23.1 lbs. 10.5 kg
Charjabug
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form2}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
140
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 2
Charjabug
0
HP
0
Atk
2
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body02.png
Footprint
FUnknown.png None.png
{{{form2}}}
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 (Generation VII) or when exposed to a Thunder Stone (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 first trapped it in a cage and gave it to Sophocles as a farewell present, since he believed he was moving away. Charjabug evolved into a Vikavolt in Evolving Research!.

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 Exhibition Unmasked!.

A Trainer's Charjabug appeared in From Z to Shining Z!, 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.

In the manga

 
Charjabug in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Moon's Charjabug first appeared in Truth and the Mastermind Behind Team Skull, evolving sometime after Moon left Aether Paradise.

Pokémon Horizon

A Charjabug appeared in a fantasy in Journey to a New Horizon.

A Charjabug appeared in a fantasy in Traveling Trainer Tokio.

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
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
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
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Unobtainable
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)
Expansion Pass
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable


In side games

Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Mewtwo SeaFinal
Cross-Generation
Shuffle
Event: Pokémon Safari (18th release)


Held items

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

Charjabug is available in Sword and Shield.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
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
Evo.Evo. Charge Electric Status 0000 00——% 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 
TM14  TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM15  TM15 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM16  TM16 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
TM17  TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM33  TM33 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM53  TM53 Mud Shot Ground Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM78  TM78 Acrobatics Flying Physical 05555 100}}100% 15
TM80  TM80 Volt Switch Electric Special 07070 100}}100% 20
TM82  TM82 Electroweb Electric Special 05555 095}}95% 15
TM93  TM93 Eerie Impulse Electric Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TR08  TR08 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR32  TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR46  TR46 Iron Defense Steel Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TR57  TR57 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TR60  TR60 X-Scissor Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR80  TR80 Electro Ball Electric Special 0000 100}}100% 10
TR86  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 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Rising Voltage Electric Special 70 100% 20
Sw Sh EP BD SP Skitter Smack Bug Physical 70 90% 10
  • 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

By transfer from another generation

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Gen.   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
VII Charge Beam Electric Special 05050 090}}90% 10
VII Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
VII Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
VII Frustration × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VII Hidden Power × Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
VII Magnet Rise Electric Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
VII Return × Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
VII Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
VII Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
VII Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
  • Only Pokémon Sword and Shield allows transferred Pokémon to use their moves from older games
  • A striped background indicates a generation in which the move can only be obtained via event or as a special move
  • 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
  • × indicates a move that cannot be used in Sword and Shield

Side game data

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Bug
  Attack Power: 60 - 120   10

#740
 

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


Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 2.92 seconds Base HP: 50
Base Attack: 74 Base Defense: 56 Base Speed: 60
Pokémon GO
80px Base Stamina: 149 Base Attack: 145 Base Defense: 161
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 1 km Evolution Requirement:   100 +  
Fast Attacks:
Charged Attacks:

Evolution

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


 
Thunder StoneSwSh
 
Second evolution
Vikavolt
 Bug  Electric 


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
   
HOME
   
  For other sprites and images, please see Charjabug images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

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 or nine-volt battery.

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
  Japanese デンヂムシ Dendimushi From 電池 denchi and 地虫 jimushi
  French Chrysapile From chrysalide and pile
  Spanish Charjabug Same as English name
  German Akkup From Akku and Puppe
  Italian Charjabug Same as English name
  Korean 전지충이 Jeonjichung-i From 전지 (電池) jeonji, 지충 (地蟲) jichung, and i
  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 bǎobao
  Cantonese Chinese 蟲電寶 Chùhngdihnbóu From chùhng, 充電 chūngdihn, 充電寶 chūngdihnbóu, and 寶寶 bóubóu


Related articles

Notes

External links

  #736: Grubbin
Pokémon
#738: Vikavolt  
  This Pokémon article is part of Project Pokédex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each Pokémon as a species.