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 50 (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)

Charjabug changes

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 BiteBugPhysical 60 100
1ChargeElectricStatus
1Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
1String ShotBugStatus 95
1Vise GripNormalPhysical 55 100
15BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
23SparkElectricPhysical 65 100
29Sticky WebBugStatus
36X-ScissorBugPhysical 80 100
43CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
50DigGroundPhysical 80 100
57Iron DefenseSteelStatus
64DischargeElectricSpecial 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.
ChargeElectricStatus

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.
DischargeElectricSpecial 80 100
HardenNormalStatus

Move Tutor moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Rising VoltageElectricSpecial 70 100
Skitter SmackBugPhysical 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.
1BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
1ChargeElectricStatus
1Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
1String ShotBugStatus 95
1Vise GripNormalPhysical 55 100
4String ShotBugStatus 95
7Mud-SlapGroundSpecial 20 100
10BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
13Bug BiteBugPhysical 60 100
16SparkElectricPhysical 65 100
19AcrobaticsFlyingPhysical 55 100
25CrunchDarkPhysical 80 100
31X-ScissorBugPhysical 80 100
37DigGroundPhysical 80 100
43DischargeElectricSpecial 80 100
49Iron DefenseSteelStatus

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.
ChargeElectricStatus

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.
ElectrowebElectricSpecial 55 95
EndureNormalStatus
HardenNormalStatus
Mud ShotGroundSpecial 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 BiteBugPhysical 60 100
ElectrowebElectricSpecial 55 95
Iron DefenseSteelStatus
Magnet RiseElectricStatus
Shock WaveElectricSpecial 60
SnoreNormalSpecial 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
Not available in this game
Sword
Shield
Axew's Eye, Dusty Bowl, Hammerlocke Hills
Brilliant Diamond
Shining Pearl
Not available in this game

Other languages

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

Name origin

charge
store electrical energy
bug
insect