Yakuza Kiwami: The Best Pocket Circuit Builds For Each Race

The Yakuza games have always gifted fans with plenty of awesome and enjoyable minigames to enjoy when you want to take a break from the story, and one of the best minigames in Yakuza: Kiwami is Pocket Circuit Racing. This brilliant little minigame allows you to create custom car builds to race on a variety of tracks.

Winning every Pocket Circuit race will earn you the “The Dragon of Pocket Circuit Reborn!” achievement/trophy. You’ll need a variety of parts to make the ultimate car, and each race requires a different setup in order to win. We’ve got a full guide here on the best build for each race and where to get the necessary parts. Use boost only when really necessary to avoid running yourself off the track.

Recommended Pocket Circuit Builds For Each Official Race

Introductory Race

  • Tires: Slim (Available from the Parts Shop)
  • Frame: Speed (Available from the Parts Shop)
  • Motor: Speed (Available from the Parts Shop)
  • Gears: Balanced (Available from the Parts Shop)
  • Battery: High Speed (Available from the Parts Shop)
  • Side Stabilizer: None
  • Suspension: None
  • Bumper: None

Little Racer Cup

  • Tires: Slim Plus (Available from the Parts Shop after winning the Introductory Race)
  • Frame: Speed Plus (Available from the Parts Shop after winning the Introductory Race)
  • Motor: Speed Plus (Available from the Parts Shop after winning the Introductory Race)
  • Gears: Balanced Plus (Available from the Parts Shop after winning the Introductory Race)
  • Battery: Regular (Given by Pocket Circuit Fighter)
  • Stabilizer: None
  • Suspension: None
  • Bumper: None

Rookie Race

  • Tires: Slim Plus (Available from the Parts Shop after winning the Introductory Race)
  • Frame: Speed Plus (Available from the Parts Shop after winning the Introductory Race)
  • Motor: Speed Plus (Available from the Parts Shop after winning the Introductory Race)
  • Gears: Balanced Plus (Available from the Parts Shop after winning the Introductory Race)
  • Battery: Regular (Given by Pocket Circuit Fighter)
  • Stabilizer: None
  • Suspension: None
  • Bumper: None

Beginner Cup

  • Tires: Spiked Tires (Available from the Parts Shop)
  • Frame: Speed Plus (Available from the Parts Shop after winning the Introductory Race)
  • Motor: Speed Plus (Available from the Parts Shop after winning the Introductory Race)
  • Gears: Balanced Plus (Available from the Parts Shop after winning the Introductory Race)
  • Battery: High Capacity (Available from the Parts Shop)
  • Stabilizer: None
  • Suspension: None
  • Bumper: None

Amateur Cup

  • Tires: Extra Slick (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Beginner Cup)
  • Frame: Extra Balanced (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Beginner Cup)
  • Motor: Extra Speed (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Beginner Cup)
  • Gears: Extra Balanced (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Beginner Cup)
  • Battery: Regular (Given by Pocket Circuit Fighter)
  • Stabilizer: None
  • Suspension: None
  • Bumper: None

Standard Cup

  • Tires: Extra Slick (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Beginner Cup)
  • Frame: Extra Metal (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Beginner Cup)
  • Motor: Extra Speed (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Beginner Cup)
  • Gears: Extra Balanced (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Beginner Cup)
  • Battery: High Capacity (Available from the Parts Shop)
  • Stabilizer: Side Stabilizer (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Beginner Cup)
  • Suspension: None
  • Bumper: None

Intermediate Cup

  • Tires: Super Slick (Available from Purgatory Weapons Shop)
  • Frame: Super Speed (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Standard Cup)
  • Motor: Super Speed (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Standard Cup)
  • Gears: Boost Plus (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Standard Cup)
  • Battery: High Capacity (Available from the Parts Shop
  • Stabilizer: None
  • Suspension: Medium (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Standard Cup)
  • Bumper: None

Advanced Cup

  • Tires: Super Slick (Available from Purgatory Weapons Shop)
  • Frame: Super Speed (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Standard Cup)
  • Motor: Super Speed (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Standard Cup)
  • Gears: Boost Plus (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Standard Cup)
  • Battery: High Capacity (Available from the Parts Shop)
  • Stabilizer: None
  • Suspension: Medium (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Standard Cup)
  • Bumper: None

Pro-am Race

  • Tires: Ultra Slick (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Advanced Cup)
  • Frame: Ultra Speed (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Advanced Cup)
  • Motor: Godspeed (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Advanced Cup)
  • Gears: Super Boost (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Advanced Cup)
  • Battery: High Capacity (Available from the Parts Shop)
  • Stabilizer: None
  • Suspension: Medium (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Standard Cup)
  • Bumper: none

Elite Cup

  • Tires: Ultra Slick (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Advanced Cup)
  • Frame: Ultra Speed (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Advanced Cup)
  • Motor: Godspeed (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Advanced Cup)
  • Gears: Ultra Balanced (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Advanced Cup)
  • Battery: Regular (Given by Pocket Circuit Fighter)
  • Stabilizer: None
  • Suspension: Heavy (Available from Ebisu Pawn)
  • Bumper: None

Expert Race

  • Tires: Ultra Slick (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Advanced Cup)
  • Frame: Ultra Speed (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Advanced Cup)
  • Motor: Godspeed (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Advanced Cup)
  • Gears: Ultra Balanced (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Advanced Cup)
  • Battery: High Capacity (Available from the Parts Shop)
  • Stabilizer: None
  • Suspension: Heavy (Available from Ebisu Pawn)
  • Bumper: None

Master Cup

  • Tires: Ultra Spiked (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Advanced Cup)
  • Frame: Ultra Speed (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Advanced Cup)
  • Motor: Godspeed (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Advanced Cup)
  • Gears: Ultra Boost (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Expert Cup)
  • Battery: High Capacity (Available from the Parts Shop)
  • Stabilizer: None
  • Suspension: Heavy (Available from Ebisu Pawn)
  • Bumper: None

Champion Cup

  • Tires: Ultra Spiked (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Advanced Cup)
  • Frame: Ultra Metal (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Advanced Cup)
  • Motor: Godspeed (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Advanced Cup)
  • Gears: Ultra Balanced (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Advanced Cup)
  • Battery: Regular (Given by Pocket Circuit Fighter)
  • Stabilizer: None
  • Suspension: Heavy (Available from Ebisu Pawn)
  • Bumper: Bumper Plate (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Standard Cup)

2005 King of Speed Cup

  • Tires: Ultra Slim (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Advanced Cup)
  • Frame: Ultra Metal (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Advanced Cup)
  • Motor: Ultra Godspeed (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Champion Cup)
  • Gears: Ultra Boost (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Expert Cup)
  • Battery: High Capacity (Available from the Parts Shop)
  • Stabilizer: None
  • Suspension: Heavy (Available from Ebisu Pawn)
  • Bumper: Bumper Plate (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Standard Cup)

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Recommended Pocket Circuit Builds For Optional Races

 The Fighter’s Successor (Substory #56) – Hideki-Kun

  • Tires: Slim (Available from the Parts Shop)
  • Frame: Speed (Available from the Parts Shop)
  • Motor: Speed (Available from the Parts Shop)
  • Gears: Balanced (Available from the Parts Shop)
  • Battery: High Speed (Available from the Parts Shop)
  • Side Stabilizer: None
  • Suspension: None
  • Bumper: None

The Fighter’s Successor (Substory #56) – Pocket Circuit Fighter

  • Tires: Ultra Slick (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Advanced Cup)
  • Frame: Ultra Metal (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Advanced Cup)
  • Motor: Ultra Godspeed (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Champion Cup)
  • Gears: Ultra Boost (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Expert Cup)
  • Battery: High Capacity (Available from the Parts Shop)
  • Stabilizer: None
  • Suspension: Heavy (Available from Ebisu Pawn)
  • Bumper: Bumper Plate (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Standard Cup)

The Fighter’s Successor (Substory #56) – Takuma-Kun

  • Tires: Ultra Spiked (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Advanced Cup)
  • Frame: Ultra Metal (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Advanced Cup)
  • Motor: Ultra Godspeed (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Champion Cup)
  • Gears: Ultra Boost (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Expert Cup)
  • Battery: High Capacity (Available from the Parts Shop)
  • Stabilizer: Side Stabilizer (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Beginner Cup)
  • Suspension: Heavy (Available from Ebisu Pawn)
  • Bumper: Bumper Plate (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Standard Cup)

Searching for the Present (Substory #50)

  • Tires: Ultra Spiked (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Advanced Cup)
  • Frame: Ultra Metal (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Advanced Cup)
  • Motor: Ultra High Torque (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Champion Cup)
  • Gears: Ultra Boost (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Expert Cup)
  • Battery: High Capacity (Available from the Parts Shop)
  • Stabilizer: Side Stabilizer (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Beginner Cup)
  • Suspension: Light (Available from the Parts Shop after winning the Introductory Race)
  • Bumper: None

Guard Dog of the Circuit (Majima Everywhere)

  • Tires: Slim Plus (Available from the Parts Shop after winning the Introductory Race)
  • Frame: Speed Plus (Available from the Parts Shop after winning the Introductory Race)
  • Motor: Speed Plus (Available from the Parts Shop after winning the Introductory Race)
  • Gears: Balanced Plus (Available from the Parts Shop after winning the Introductory Race)
  • Battery: Regular (Given by Pocket Circuit Fighter)
  • Stabilizer: None
  • Suspension: None
  • Bumper: None

Vicious Dog of the Circuit (Majima Everywhere)

  • Tires: Ultra Spiked (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Advanced Cup)
  • Frame: Ultra Metal (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Advanced Cup)
  • Motor: Ultra Godspeed (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Champion Cup)
  • Gears: Ultra Boost (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Expert Cup)
  • Battery: High Capacity (Available from the Parts Shop)
  • Stabilizer: None
  • Suspension: Heavy (Available from Ebisu Pawn)
  • Bumper: None

Mad Dog of the Circuit (Majima Everywhere)

  • Tires: Ultra Spiked (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Advanced Cup)
  • Frame: Ultra Metal (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Advanced Cup)
  • Motor: Ultra Godspeed (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Champion Cup)
  • Gears: Ultra Boost (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Expert Cup)
  • Battery: Regular (Given by Pocket Circuit Fighter)
  • Stabilizer: None
  • Suspension: Heavy (Available from Ebisu Pawn)
  • Bumper: Bumper Plate (Available from Pocket Circuit Parts Shop after winning the Standard Cup)

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