Charjabug race

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, Alola. It consists of a race using Charjabug placed inside a Charjabug-powered Charjabug Racer. The indoor track traverses several terrains as well as obstacles placed by various Pokémon.

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. It was featured in Mounting an Electrifying Charge! and hosted by Anna.

Competition

 
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 a different role, with the roles being:

  • The director, who gives instructions to their teammates from a tower through an ear piece.
  • 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.

During the episode, the terrains and Pokémon that appeared were:

  • Rock Country terrain: Boldore created columns of rocks as obstacles
  • Desert terrain: Sandygast created a Sandstorm, making it difficult to see
  • Cityscape terrain: Castform changed the weather from Rain to Hail, making the track slippery

Before each area are pit stops, where the tires on the Charjabug Racer can be changed and the Charjabug can rest, eat or drink. Changing tires outside of these pits is not allowed.

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 to impede other Pokémon also results in a disqualification. However, using moves such as 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)
Winner
Red Comet
(Horacio, Dana, and Yansu)
Runner-up
Electric Princess Third
Science Speed DNF
Twin Starmie DNF
Bewear Max
(Team Rocket, Wobbuffet, and Mareanie)
Disqualified


Pokémon used in the Koko Cup

Sophocles Lab

 
Charjabug

Bewear Max

 
Meowth*

Red Comet

 
Charjabug  

Electric Princess

 
Charjabug

Twin Starmie

 
Charjabug

Science Speed

 
Charjabug

In other languages

Charjabug race

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 蟲電寶競跑 Chóngdiànbǎo Jìngpǎo
  Danish Charjabug-løb
  Dutch Charjabug race
  Finnish Charjabug-kisa
  Italian Gara di Charjabug
  Norwegian Charjabug-løpet
  Polish Wyścig Charjabugów
  Brazilian Portuguese Corrida de Charjabug
Spanish   Latin America Carrera de Charjabug
  Spain Carrera de Charjabug
  Swedish Charjabug-racet

Koko Cup

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 鳴鳴盃 Míngmíng Bēi
  Danish Koko Cup
  Dutch Koko Cup
  Finnish Koko Cup
  Italian Coppa Koko
  Norwegian Kokocupen
  Polish Puchar Koko
  Brazilian Portuguese Copa Koko
Spanish   Latin America Copa Koko
  Spain Copa Koko
  Swedish Kokocupen

Charjabug Racer

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 蟲電寶電動車 Chóngdiànbǎo Diàndòngchē
  Danish Charjabug Racer
  Dutch Charjabug Racer
  Finnish Charjabug-kilpuri
  Italian Corridore di supporto
  Norwegian Charjabug Racer
  Polish Ścigacz Charjabug
  Brazilian Portuguese Corredor Charjabug
  European Spanish Corredor de apoyo
  Swedish Charjabug Racer

Sophocles Lab

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 馬瑪內研究室 Mǎmǎnèi Yánjiūshì
  Danish Sophocles’ laboratorium
  Dutch Sophocles Lab
  Finnish Sofokleen Labra
  Italian LaboChrys
  Norwegian Sophocles Lab
  Polish Laboratorium Sophoclesa
  Brazilian Portuguese Laboratório do Chris
Spanish   Latin America Laboratorio de Sophocles
  Spain Laboratorio de Chris
  Swedish Sophocles lab

Bewear Max

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 最強穿著熊 Zuìqiáng Chuānzhuóxióng
  Danish Bewear Max
  Dutch Bewear Max
  Finnish Bewear Max
  Italian Bewear Max
  Norwegian Bewear Max
  Polish Bewear Max
  Brazilian Portuguese Bewear Máximo
Spanish   Latin America Bewear Max
  Spain Bewear Max
  Swedish Bewear Max

Red Comet

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 紅色流星 Hóngsè Liúxīng
  Danish Røde Komet
  Dutch Rode Komeet
  Finnish Punakomeetta
  Italian Cometa Rossa
  Norwegian Røde komet
  Polish Czerwona Kometa
  Brazilian Portuguese Cometa Vermelho
Spanish   Latin America Cometa Rojo
  Spain Cometa Rojo
  Swedish Röda Kometen


Anime-exclusive Pokémon competitions
Multiregional Grand FestivalPokémon Baccer World CupPokémon League ConferencePokéRingerWallace CupWorld Coronation Series
Kanto Aura Guardian FestivalBeach Beauty and Pokémon Costume ContestBig P Pokémon RaceIndigo Plateau Conference
Kanto Grand FestivalMagikarp High Jump CompetitionP1 Grand PrixPokémon Grand Eating ContestPokémon Orienteering
Queen of the Princess Festival
Johto Extreme Pokémon RaceFire and Rescue Grand PrixGrass TournamentMareep FestivalPokémon Balloon Race
Pokémon Beauty ContestRock and Tumble One-on-One Tauros CompetitionRunning of the Tauros
Seaking Catching CompetitionSilver ConferenceSumo ConferenceSunflora FestivalTour de Alto MareWhirl Cup
Hoenn Battle Frontier Flute CupCrossgate PokéRingerEver Grande ConferenceFriendship FestivalHoenn Grand Festival
Marine Athletic RaceTrick House Contest
Sinnoh Croagunk FestivalFestival Battle ChallengeHearthome City Tag Battle CompetitionHearthome Collection
Lily of the Valley ConferencePokémon Dress-Up ContestPokémon Iceberg RacePokémon Ping Pong Tournament
Pokémon Summer AcademyPokémon TriathlonSinnoh Grand FestivalSinnoh Pokémon HustleSquallville PokéRinger
Unova Club BattleClubsplosionEindoak Harvest FestivalPokémon Performance CompetitionPokémon World Tournament Junior Cup
Pokéstar Studios Film CompetitionSubway Bosses' Stamp RallyVertress 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 Catching Adventure RacePokémon Pancake Race
Pokémon Ping-Pong tournamentPokémon Sled Jump GamesVikavolt race
Galar Alcremie-ful Decoration Tournament
Unknown Pokémon Catch Race


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