You ever watch a product placement anime like Beyblade or Yu-Gi-Oh and wonder what it would be like to live in a world that revolves almost entirely around children’s collectible toys? Well, if you get engrossed in the Pocket Circuit races in Yakuza 0, you can get a little taste of that collectible lifestyle, and buddy, it tastes sweet. Here are the best builds for the Pocket Circuit races in Yakuza 0.

A Pocket Circuit car’s performance is determined by seven types of component: body, tires, frame, motor, gears, battery, and add-ons. Every Pocket Circuit, er, circuit has different hazards and terrain types that necessitate different blends of speed, weight, handling, and longevity. Bodies are usually won from cups, the other parts can be bought from the Pocket Circuit shop counter, as well as the West Park weapons dealer, Ebisu Pawn, and Don Quijote, though I hope you’re prepared to lay down some serious cash ‘cause these lumps of plastic and metal ain’t cheap.

Best Builds for Yakuza 0 Pocket Circuit Races

Here are the best car builds for every Pocket Circuit race, sourced from the Yakuza 0 community at large:

Intro Race

  • Golem Tiger
  • Soft Tires
  • Balanced Frame
  • High Torque Motor 2.0
  • Regular Gears
  • Regular Battery

Little Racer’s Cup

  • Golem Tiger
  • Low Profile Tires Plus
  • Balanced Frame Plus
  • High Torque Motor 2.0
  • Regular Gears
  • Regular Battery

Rookies’ Race

  • Golem Tiger
  • Soft Tires Plus
  • Balanced Frame Plus
  • High Torque Motor 2.0
  • Balanced Gears Plus
  • High Capacity Battery
  • Side Stabilizer 2.0

Pro-Am Race

  • Golem Tiger
  • Extra Spiked Tires
  • Balanced Frame Plus
  • High Torque Motor 2.0
  • Godspeed Gears
  • Regular Battery
  • Side Stabilizer 2.0
  • Light Suspension

Experts’ Race

  • Drag-On
  • Super Soft Tires
  • Super Metal Frame
  • High Torque Motor 2.0
  • Godspeed Gears
  • Regular Battery
  • Medium Suspension

Champions’ Race

  • Drag-On
  • Super Low Profile Tires
  • Super Metal Frame
  • High Torque Motor 2.0
  • Godspeed Gears Plus
  • Regular Battery
  • Medium Suspension
  • Bumper Plate 

King of Speed Cup

  • Cool Striker
  • Ultra Slim Tires
  • Ultra Rocket frame
  • Godspeed Motor (Mark II works too)
  • Super Boost Gears
  • Regular Battery
  • Heavy Suspension
  • Bumper Plate

Versus Takuma

  • Golem Tiger
  • Soft Tires Plus
  • Balanced Frame Plus
  • High Torque Motor 2.0
  • Balanced Gears
  • Regular Battery

Versus Hideki

  • Golem Tiger
  • Low Profile Tires Plus
  • Balanced Frame Plus
  • High Torque Motor 2.0
  • Balanced Gears
  • Regular Battery

Versus Mika

  • Golem Tiger
  • Soft Tires Plus
  • Metal Frame Plus
  • High Torque Motor
  • Godspeed Gears
  • High Capacity Battery
  • Side Stabilizer 2.0

Versus Satoru

  • Drag-On
  • Super Soft Tires
  • Super Rubber Frame
  • High Torque Motor 2.0
  • Godspeed Gears Plus
  • High Speed Battery
  • Bumper Plate

Versus Sena

  • Drag-On
  • Super Soft Tires
  • Extra Metal Frame
  • High Torque Motor 2.0
  • Extra Godspeed Gears
  • High Speed Battery
  • Light Suspension

Versus Harumi

  • Drag-On
  • Ultra Spiked Tires
  • Ultra Rocket Frame
  • Godspeed Motor
  • Extra Balanced Gears
  • High Capacity Battery
  • Side Stabilizer
  • Medium Suspension

Versus Kazuyoshi

  • Cool Striker
  • Ultra Slick Tires
  • Ultra Metal Frame
  • Godspeed Motor Mark II
  • Ultra Balanced Gears
  • High Capacity Battery
  • Side Stabilizer 2.0
  • Heavy Suspension

Versus Pocket Circuit Fighter

  • Cool Striker
  • Ultra Spiked Tires
  • Ultra Balanced Frame
  • Godspeed Motor Mark II
  • Ultra Balanced Gears
  • High Speed Battery
  • Side Stabilizer 3.0
  • Heavy Suspension
  • Bumper Plate