Charjabug race

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File:Charjabug Race.png
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.


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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

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


Bewear Max


Red Comet

Charjabug 10px

Electric Princess


Twin Starmie


Science Speed


In other languages

Charjabug race

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 蟲電寶競跑 Chóngdiànbǎo Jìngpǎo
20px Danish Charjabug-løb
20px Dutch Charjabug race
20px Finnish Charjabug-kisa
20px Italian Gara di Charjabug
20px Norwegian Charjabug-løpet
20px Polish Wyścig Charjabugów
20px Brazilian Portuguese Corrida de Charjabug
Spanish 20px Latin America Carrera de Charjabug
20px Spain Carrera de Charjabug
20px Swedish Charjabug-racet

Koko Cup

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 鳴鳴盃 Míngmíng Bēi
20px Danish Koko Cup
20px Dutch Koko Cup
20px Finnish Koko Cup
20px Italian Coppa Koko
20px Norwegian Kokocupen
20px Polish Puchar Koko
20px Brazilian Portuguese Copa Koko
Spanish 20px Latin America Copa Koko
20px Spain Copa Koko
20px Swedish Kokocupen

Charjabug Racer

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 蟲電寶電動車 Chóngdiànbǎo Diàndòngchē
20px Danish Charjabug Racer
20px Dutch Charjabug Racer
20px Finnish Charjabug-kilpuri
20px Italian Corridore di supporto
20px Norwegian Charjabug Racer
20px Polish Ścigacz Charjabug
20px Brazilian Portuguese Corredor Charjabug
20px European Spanish Corredor de apoyo
20px Swedish Charjabug Racer

Sophocles Lab

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 馬瑪內研究室 Mǎmǎnèi Yánjiūshì
20px Danish Sophocles’ laboratorium
20px Dutch Sophocles Lab
20px Finnish Sofokleen Labra
20px Italian LaboChrys
20px Norwegian Sophocles Lab
20px Polish Laboratorium Sophoclesa
20px Brazilian Portuguese Laboratório do Chris
Spanish 20px Latin America Laboratorio de Sophocles
20px Spain Laboratorio de Chris
20px Swedish Sophocles lab

Bewear Max

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 最強穿著熊 Zuìqiáng Chuānzhuóxióng
20px Danish Bewear Max
20px Dutch Bewear Max
20px Finnish Bewear Max
20px Italian Bewear Max
20px Norwegian Bewear Max
20px Polish Bewear Max
20px Brazilian Portuguese Bewear Máximo
Spanish 20px Latin America Bewear Max
20px Spain Bewear Max
20px Swedish Bewear Max

Red Comet

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 紅色流星 Hóngsè Liúxīng
20px Danish Røde Komet
20px Dutch Rode Komeet
20px Finnish Punakomeetta
20px Italian Cometa Rossa
20px Norwegian Røde komet
20px Polish Czerwona Kometa
20px Brazilian Portuguese Cometa Vermelho
Spanish 20px Latin America Cometa Rojo
20px Spain Cometa Rojo
20px Swedish Röda Kometen

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