Charjabug

Charjabug is a Bug/Electric type Pokémon introduced in Generation 7. It is known as the Battery Pokémon.

Charjabug stays perfectly still in preparation for Evolution, and often spends time with its body half-buried in the earth. Charjabug is able to store up electricity. It can store enough power to run a household for a whole day. The power it stores can be provided to other Pokémon, so it can also serve as a battery!

Charjabug evolves from Grubbin and evolves into Vikavolt.

Pokédex data

National № 737
Type Bug Electric
Species Battery Pokémon
Height 0.5 m (1′08″)
Weight 10.5 kg (23.1 lbs)
Abilities 1. Battery
Local № 028 (Sun/Moon — Alola dex)
035 (U.Sun/U.Moon — Alola dex)
017 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 2 Defense
Catch rate 120 (15.7% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 140
Growth Rate Medium Fast

Breeding

Egg Groups Bug
Gender 50% male, 50% female
Egg cycles 15 (3,599–3,855 steps)

Base stats

HP 57
224 318
Attack 82
152 289
Defense 95
175 317
Sp. Atk 55
103 229
Sp. Def 75
139 273
Speed 36
69 188
Total 400 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Charjabug.

Evolution chart

(Level 20) (use Thunder Stone, in Gen 8, or level up in a Magnetic Field area)

Pokédex entries

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.
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.

Moves learned by Charjabug

Moves learnt by level up

Charjabug learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Bug BiteBug 60 100
1ChargeElectric
1Mud-SlapGround 20 100
1String ShotBug 95
1Vise GripNormal 55 100
15BiteDark 60 100
23SparkElectric 65 100
29Sticky WebBug
36X-ScissorBug 80 100
43CrunchDark 80 100
50DigGround 80 100
57Iron DefenseSteel
64DischargeElectric 80 100

Moves learnt on evolution

Charjabug learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Sword & Shield (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
ChargeElectric

Egg moves

Charjabug learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Charjabug egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
DischargeElectric 80 100
HardenNormal

Move Tutor moves

Charjabug can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Sword & Shield from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Rising VoltageElectric 70 100
Skitter SmackBug 70 90

Moves learnt by TM

Charjabug is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Charjabug is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Charjabug learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1BiteDark 60 100
1ChargeElectric
1Mud-SlapGround 20 100
1String ShotBug 95
1Vise GripNormal 55 100
4String ShotBug 95
7Mud-SlapGround 20 100
10BiteDark 60 100
13Bug BiteBug 60 100
16SparkElectric 65 100
19AcrobaticsFlying 55 100
25CrunchDark 80 100
31X-ScissorBug 80 100
37DigGround 80 100
43DischargeElectric 80 100
49Iron DefenseSteel

Moves learnt on evolution

Charjabug learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
ChargeElectric

Egg moves

Charjabug learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Charjabug egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
ElectrowebElectric 55 95
EndureNormal
HardenNormal
Mud ShotGround 55 95

Move Tutor moves

Charjabug can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Bug BiteBug 60 100
ElectrowebElectric 55 95
Iron DefenseSteel
Magnet RiseElectric
Shock WaveElectric 60
SnoreNormal 50 100

Moves learnt by TM

Charjabug is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

Charjabug sprites

Type Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Charjabug  sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Charjabug  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Charjabug Shiny sprite from Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon

Where to find Charjabug

Sun
Moon
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Blush Mountain
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Trade/migrate from another game
Sword
Shield
Axew's Eye, Dusty Bowl, Hammerlocke Hills

Other languages

English Charjabug
Japanese デンヂムシ (Dendimushi)
German Akkup
French Chrysapile

Name origin

charge
store electrical energy
bug
insect