Charizard (#0006) | Stats, Evolutions, Moveset, Locations, Battle Strategies

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Jul 12, 2024 Reading time : 14 min

Charizard is a powerful fire-type Pokémon that is the final evolution of one of the starters Pokémon. Despite having dragon moves with a dragon-like appearance, it does not feature a dragon typing. The fire that burns at the tip of its tail indicates its sheer power. Trainers have noted that Charizard’s fire is even more intense than the flames of Larvesta, a bug and fire-type known for its extremely hot blaze. Its ability to use Blaze and its explosive moves, Flame Wheel, and Flare Blitz make it a formidable opponent. As we delve into the skills of Charizard, discover its enormous stats, moveset, tactics for combat, and more.

About Charizard

Charizard
Charizard
National Pokédex No.#0006
TypeFireFlying
SpeciesFlame Pokémon
Height1.7 m (5′07″)
Weight90.5 kg (199.5 lbs)
AbilitiesBlaze
Solar Power (Hidden Ability)
Other NamesJapanese : リザードン (Lizardon)
German: Glurak
French: Dracaufeu
Korean: 리자몽 (rijamong)

Charizard appeared first in Generation I and continued its journey till the last generation. Here is a quick table of its Pokédex number in different generations and series.

GenerationRegionSeriesPokedex No.
Gen IKantoRed/Blue/Yellow#006
Gen IIJohtoGold/Silver/Crystal#231
Gen IIIKantooFireRed/LeafGreen#006
Gen IVJohtoHeartGold/SoulSilver#236
Gen VNo Index
Gen VICentral KalosX/Y#085
Gen VIIKantoLet’s Go Pikachu!/ Let’s Go Eevee!#006
Gen VIIIGalarSword/Shield#380
Gen IXBlueberryScarlet/Violet#169
It has no index in the Hoenn, Sinnoh, Unova, Alola, Hisui, Paldea, and Kitakami regions.

Origins and Lore

Charizard is known to always be searching for strong foes to battle, and as it gains experience, its flame burns brighter. Its flaming breath can spontaneously start forest fires and melt large glaciers and rocks. Even with a breath as deadly as that, it never turns on an opponent who is weaker than it. Typically, Charizard lives in high valleys and mountains, like Charicific Valley.

Every generation is privy to this Pokemonster’s new journey and background. The multitude of legends related to its origin can be found in the Pokedex entries of several regions.

Pokedex Entries
Generation I
RedErupts fire that is intense enough to melt rocks. Known to trigger forest fires unknowingly.
Blue
YellowWhen unleashing a blast of blazing hot fire, the bright-red flame at the tip of its tail burns more fiercely.
StadiumIts fiery breath reaches insane temperatures. It can easily melt glaciers weighing 10,000 tons.
Generation II
GoldIf Charizard becomes enraged, the flame at the end of its tail glows into a whitish-blue color.
SilverBreathing fiery, hot flames, it can melt almost anything. Its breath wreaks immense pain on enemies.
CrystalIt uses its wings to fly high. The intensity of its fire rises as it gains experience in battle.
Stadium 2If Charizard becomes enraged, the flame at the end of its tail glows into a whitish-blue color.
Generation III
FireRedIts wings can lift this Pokémon close to an altitude of 4,600 feet. It breathes out fire at very high temperatures.
LeafGreenIt erupts fire that is strong enough to melt boulders. It may set off forest fires by blowing flames.
EmeraldA Charizard flies about in search of strong opponents. It breathes intense flames that can melt any material. However, it will never torch a weaker foe.
RubyCharizard flies around the sky in search of powerful opponents. It breathes fire of such great heat that it melts anything. However, it never turns its fiery breath on any opponent weaker than itself.
Sapphire
Generation IV
DiamondIt is said that Charizard’s fire burns hotter if it has experienced harsh battles.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGoldIf Charizard becomes enraged, the flame at the end of its tail glows into a whitish-blue color.
SoulSilverBreathing fiery, hot flames, it can melt almost anything. Its breath wreaks immense pain on enemies.
Generation V
BlackIt is said that Charizard’s fire burns hotter if it has experienced harsh battles.
White
Black 2It is said that Charizard’s fire burns hotter if it has experienced harsh battles.
White 2
Generation VI
XWhen expelling a blast of superhot fire, the red flame at the tip of its tail burns more intensely.
YIts wings can carry this Pokémon close to an altitude of 4,600 feet. It blows out fire at very high temperatures.
Omega RubyCharizard flies around the sky in search of powerful opponents. It breathes fire of such great heat that it melts anything. However, it never turns its fiery breath on any opponent weaker than itself.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII
Let’s Go Pikachu!When this Pokémon expels a blast of super hot fire, the red flame at the tip of its tail burns more intensely.

Mega Charizard X
The overwhelming power that fills its entire body causes it to turn black and creates intense blue flames.

Mega Charizard Y
Its bond with its Trainer is the source of its power. It boasts speed and maneuverability greater than that of a jet fighter.
Let’s Go Eevee!
Generation VIII
SwordIt spits fire that is hot enough to melt boulders. It may cause forest fires by blowing flames.

Gigantamax Charizard
This colossal, flame-winged figure of a Charizard was brought about by Gigantamax energy.
ShieldIts wings can carry this Pokémon close to an altitude of 4,600 feet. It blows out fire at very high temperatures.

Gigantamax Charizard
The flame inside its body burns hotter than 3,600 degrees Fahrenheit. When Charizard roars, that temperature climbs even higher.
Brilliant DiamondIt is said that Charizard’s fire burns brighter if it has experienced harsh battles.
Shining Pearl
Generation IX
ScarletIf Charizard becomes truly angered, the flame at the tip of its tail burns in a light blue shade.
VioletIt uses its wings to fly sky-high. The more experience it gains in battle, the greater the temperature at which its flames burn.

Biology and Behavior

Charizard is a bipedal, draconic creature with strong blue-colored wings. From the base of its chest to the end of its tail, it features a cream underbelly with an orange base color. It has a slightly elevated nose, small blue eyes, a long neck, and two horn-like appendages that protrude from the back of its rectangular head. When Charizard is agitated, the large flame at the tip of its long, tapering tail can flare up into a blue flame.

Details for Starters
Catch Rate45 (5.9% using PokeBall on full HP)
Growth RateMedium Slow
Base Exp. Points209 (Gen 1-4), 240 (Gen 5-7)
Base Friendship (Happiness)50, 70 (Gen 2-7)
EV Yield3
EV Yield Distribution
HPAttackDefenseSp. AttackSp. DefenseSpeed
000300

Base Stats

In every generation, Charizard has equal base stats with a total of 534 values. However, these stats can be greatly impacted by nature and the items of the caught Charizard.

Notes

In Pokémon Radical Red, you can earn several ‘Wings’ by winning a Dynamax battle. These wings can be used to raise a Pokémon’s stats.

Charizard stats
Range
StatsAt Level 50At Level 100
MinimumMaximumMinimumMaximum
HP138185266360
Attack80149155293
Defense74143144280
Sp. Attack102177200348
Sp. Defense81150157295
Speed94167184328
Min. stats are calculated as per a Charizard with 0 EVs, 0 IVs, and a hindering nature.

Max. stats are calculated as per a Charizard with 252 EVs, 31 IVs, and a beneficial nature.

Evolutionary Line

Charizard evolves from Charmeleon at Level 36. It is the final complete evolution of Charmander, one of the starter Pokémon in Gen 1. Using Charizardite X or Charizardite Y, it can also mega evolve into Mega Charizard X and Mega Charizard Y, respectively. 

The Sword/Shield version also brought out its Gigantamax (or G-Max) form, which can use the super powerful move G-Max Wildfire. It is also able to teratralize in Generation IX.

Mega Charizard X
Mega Charizard X
TypeFireDragon
SpeciesFlame Pokémon
Height1.7 m (5′07″)
Weight110.5 kg (243.6 lbs)
AbilitiesTough Claws
Base Experience285
Mega Charizard X stats
Mega Charizard Y
Mega Charizard Y
TypeFireFlying
SpeciesFlame Pokémon
Height1.7 m (5′07″)
Weight100.5 kg (221.6 lbs)
AbilitiesDrought
Base Experience285
Mega Charizard Y stats
Gigantamax Charizard
Gigantamax Charizard
TypeFireFlying
SpeciesFlame Pokémon
AbilitiesBlaze
Giganatamax Charizard Stats

Breeding

Female Charizard can be bred with different male species to create stronger offspring. This can be useful to learn certain egg moves, like Ancient Power and Belly Drum, that can not be learned otherwise.

Egg GroupsDragon, Monster
Gender Ratio87.5% Male, 12.5% Female
Egg cycles20
Approx. Steps4,884–5,140 steps
Egg MovesCompatible Parents
After Level UpAfter Using TMAfter Hatching
Ancient PowerCranidos
Rampardos
Shieldon
Bastiodon
Charmander
Charmeleon
Charizard
Lapras
Chikorita
Totodile
Larvitar
Pupitar
Tyranitar
Mudkip
Belly DrumSnorlaxCharmander
Charmeleon
Charizard
Slowpoke
Galarian Slowpoke
Slowbro
Galarian Slowbro
Slowking
Galarian Slowking
BiteSquirtle
Wartortle
Blastoise
Ekans
Arbok
Snorlax
Totodile
Croconaw
Feraligator
Larvitar
Pupitar
Tyranitar
Trapinch
Vibrava
Seviper
Bagon
Shelgon
Salamence
Turtwig
Grotle
Torterra
Gible
Gabite
Garchomp
Axew
Fraxure
Haxorus
Deino
Zweilous
Hydreigon
Bergmite
Avalugg
Hisuian Avalugg
Noibat
Noivern
Chewtle
Drednaw
Dreepy
Drakloak
Dragapult
Frigibax
Arctibax
Baxcalibur
Charmander
Charmeleon
Charizard
Mudkip
CounterChewtle
Drednaw
Charmander
Charmeleon
Charizard
Rhyhorn
Chikorita
Totodile
Mudkip
Shieldon
Scraggy
Axew
Fraxure
Haxorus
Goomy
Sliggoo
Hisuian Sliggoo
Goodra
Hisuian Goodra
Jangmo-o
Dragon RushDratini
Dragonair
Dragonite
Vibrava
Flygon
Gible
Gabite
Garchomp
Deino
Zweilous
Hydreigon
Flapple
Drakloak
Dragapult
Charmander
Charmeleon
Charizard
Rhyhorn
Swablu
Altaria
Bagon
Shelgon
Salamence
Noibat
Noivern
Silicobra
Sandaconda
Frigibax
Arctibax
Baxcalibur
Dragon TailDratini
Dragonair
Dragonite
Vibrava
Flygon
Milotic
Salamence
Jangmo-o
Hakamo-o
Kommo-o
Kommo-o
Duraludon
Duraludon
Frigibax
Frigibax
Arctibax
Arctibax
Baxcalibur
Baxcalibur
Dipplin
Dipplin
Archaludon
Archaludon
Hydrapple
Hydrapple
Charmander
Charmeleon
Charizard
Arbok
Gyarados
Dratini
Dragonair
Dragonite
Meganium
Feraligatr
Ampharos
Tyranitar
Treecko
Grovyle
Sceptile
Vibrava
Flygon
Milotic
Tropius
Bagon
Shelgon
Salamence
Rampardos
Gible
Gabite
Garchomp
Rhyperior
Scraggy
Scrafty
Axew
Fraxure
Haxorus
Deino
Zweilous
Hydreigon
Skrelp
Goodra
Hisuian Goodra
Noivern
Jangmo-o
Hakamo-o
Kommo-o
Chewtle
Appletun
Duraludon
Dreepy
Drakloak
Dragapult
Frigibax
Arctibax
Baxcalibur
Dipplin
Archaludon
Hydrapple
Charmander
Charmeleon
Charizard
Skrelp
Dragalge
Chewtle
Drednaw
Dreepy
Drakloak
Dragapult
Iron TailCharmander
Charmeleon
Charizard
Axew
Fraxure
Haxorus
Hisuian Goodra
Metal ClawDuraludon
Archaludon
Charmander
Totodile
Croconaw
Feraligatr
Gible
Gabite
Garchomp
Rhyperior
Hakamo-o
Kommo-o
Duraludon
Archaludon
Charmander
Charmeleon
Charizard
Gible
Gabite
Garchomp

It should be noted that before mating, the male parent has to be aware of the specific egg movement. However, the Scarlet/Violet version allows you to breed it in picnics with any Pokémon that can perform the egg move.

In-Game Availability

Every version, based on any generation, allows players to obtain a Charizard directly or indirectly. However, it is unobtainable in Legends: Arceus.

VersionGame Locations
RedYellowEvolve Charmeleon
BlueEvolve Charmeleon
GoldSilverTime Capsule, Event
CrystalTime Capsule, Event
RubySapphireTrade, Event
EmeraldTrade, Event
FireRedLeafGreenEvolve Charmeleon
ColosseumTrade
XDTrade
Diamond
Trade
Pearl
PlatinumTrade
HeartGoldSoulSilverEvolve Charmeleon
Pal ParkField
BlackWhitePoké Transfer, Evolve Charmeleon (from Event Charmander)
Black 2White 2Poké Transfer, Evolve Charmeleon (from Event Charmander)
XEvolve Charmeleon
Y
Omega RubyAlpha SapphireTrade, Event
SunMoonTrade, Event
Ultra SunUltra MoonEvolve Charmeleon
Let’s Go Pikachu!Let’s Go Eevee!Routes 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, and 25
SwordHammerlocke Hills (Max Raid Battle)

Lake of Outrage (Max Raid Battle) (Gigantamax Factor)
Shield
Expansion PassFields of Honor, Loop Lagoon (Max Raid Battle)
Brilliant DiamondEvolve Charmeleon
Shining Pearl
ScarletTrade, Poké Portal News
Violet
The Hidden Treasure of Area ZeroEvolve Charmeleon

Sprites in Different Generations

Every generation introduced its modified sprites, with some featuring both normal and shiny variants.

GenerationNormal CharizardShiny Charizard
Gen I
Charizard gen1
Gen II
Charizard gen2
Charizard gen2c
Gen III
Charizard gen3
Charizard gen3c
Gen IV
Charizard gen4
Charizard gen4cp
Gen V
Charizard gen5
Charizard gen5c
Gen VI
Charizard gen6
Charizard gen6c
Gen VII
Gen VIII
Charizard-gen8
Gen IX
Charizard gen9

Training and Battling — Type Effectiveness

Charizard is one of the extremely powerful Pokémon on the list, explaining the reason it is chosen by a lot of trainers. Once fully evolved, it becomes strong against most move types with only rock-type as its major weakness.

Charizard and Mega Charizard Y
Damage Taken TypeStatus
0xGroundImmune
¼xBugHighly Resists
GrassHighly Resists
½xFightingWeakly Resists
SteelWeakly Resists
FairyWeakly Resists
FireWeakly Resists
1xNormalNormally Affected
GhostNormally Affected
PsychicNormally Affected
DarkNormally Affected
IceNormally Affected
PoisonNormally Affected
FlyingNormally Affected
DragonNormally Affected
2xElectricWeak 
WaterWeak 
4xRockVery Weak 
Mega Charizard X
Damage Taken TypeStatus
0xNone
¼xFireHighly Resists
GrassHighly Resists
½xSteelWeakly Resists
ElectricWeakly Resists
BugWeakly Resists
1xNormalNormally Affected
WaterNormally Affected
GhostNormally Affected
PsychicNormally Affected
FightingNormally Affected
DarkNormally Affected
IceNormally Affected
PoisonNormally Affected
FlyingNormally Affected
FairyNormally Affected
2xDragonWeak 
GroundWeak 
RockWeak 
4xNone

Moves and Abilities

Being a fire and flying type Pokémon, Charizard comes equipped with Blaze as its main ability while having Solar Power as the hidden one. When turned into Mega Charizard X, it takes on Tough Claws while Mega Charizard Y acquires Drought.

Charizard
Blaze
Battle EffectIncreases the power of Fire-type attacks by 50% when the Pokémon’s HP is less than one-third of its maximum.
Solar Power
Battle EffectDuring harsh sunlight, it increases the bearer’s Special Attack by 50%, but cuts off ⅛ of its max HP on every turn.
Mega Charizard X
Tough Claws
Battle EffectIncreases the power of attacks that make direct contact.
Mega Charizard Y
Drought
Battle EffectCreates harsh sunlight once the bearer enters the battle. The effect lasts for 5 turns, unless it is removed by Air Lock and Cloud Nine abilities, or other weather changing moves.

Here’s the latest move chart for Charizard as per Generation IX.

Gen IX Moves
By Level Up
LvlMoveTypeCategoryPowerAcc.PP
ScratchNormalPhysical Physical4010035
GrowlNormalStatus Status10040
EmberFireSpecial Special4010025
SmokescreenNormalStatus Status10020
Heat WaveFireSpecial Special959010
Dragon ClawDragonPhysical Physical8010015
12Dragon BreathDragonSpecial Special6010020
19Fire FangFirePhysical Physical659515
24SlashNormalPhysical Physical7010020
30FlamethrowerFireSpecial Special9010015
Evol.Air SlashFlyingSpecial Special759515
39Scary FaceNormalStatus Status10010
46Fire SpinFireSpecial Special358515
54InfernoFireSpecial Special100505
62Flare BlitzFirePhysical Physical10010015
Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Charizard.
By Breeding
MoveTypeCategoryPowerAcc.PP
BiteDarkPhysical Physical6010025
CounterFightingPhysical Physical??*10020
Belly DrumNormalStatus Status10110
Iron TailSteelPhysical Physical1007515
Metal ClawSteelPhysical Physical509535
Ancient PowerRockSpecial Special601005
Dragon RushDragonPhysical Physical1007510
Dragon TailDragonPhysical Physical609010
* Counter inflicts double the damage received on the previous turn.
By TM (Technical Machine)
TMMoveTypeCategoryPowerAcc.PP
1Take DownNormalPhysical Physical908520
6Scary FaceNormalStatus Status10010
7ProtectNormalStatus Status10
8Fire FangFirePhysical Physical659515
14AcrobaticsFlyingPhysical Physical5510015
24Fire SpinFireSpecial Special358515
25FacadeNormalPhysical Physical7010020
27Aerial AceFlyingPhysical Physical6020
28BulldozeGroundPhysical Physical6010020
32SwiftNormalSpecial Special6020
36Rock TombRockPhysical Physical609515
38Flame ChargeFirePhysical Physical5010020
40Air CutterFlyingSpecial Special609525
43FlingDarkPhysical Physical10010
44Dragon TailDragonPhysical Physical609010
47EndureNormalStatus Status10
49Sunny DayFireStatus Status5
51SandstormRockStatus Status10
55DigGroundPhysical Physical8010010
58Brick BreakFightingPhysical Physical7510015
61Shadow ClawGhostPhysical Physical7010015
65Air SlashFlyingSpecial Special759515
66Body SlamNormalPhysical Physical8510015
67Fire PunchFirePhysical Physical7510015
68Thunder PunchElectricPhysical Physical7510015
70Sleep TalkNormalStatus Status10
78Dragon ClawDragonPhysical Physical8010015
85RestPsychicStatus Status5
86Rock SlideRockPhysical Physical759010
88Swords DanceNormalStatus Status20
97FlyFlyingPhysical Physical909515
100Dragon DanceDragonStatus Status20
103SubstituteNormalStatus Status10
107Will-O-WispFireStatus Status8515
108CrunchDarkPhysical Physical8010015
115Dragon PulseDragonSpecial Special8510010
118Heat WaveFireSpecial Special959010
125FlamethrowerFireSpecial Special9010015
130Helping HandNormalStatus Status20
141Fire BlastFireSpecial Special110855
144Fire PledgeFireSpecial Special8010010
149EarthquakeGroundPhysical Physical10010010
152Giga ImpactNormalPhysical Physical150905
153Blast BurnFireSpecial Special150905
156OutrageDragonPhysical Physical12010010
157OverheatFireSpecial Special130905
158Focus BlastFightingSpecial Special120705
160HurricaneFlyingSpecial Special1107010
163Hyper BeamNormalSpecial Special150905
165Flare BlitzFirePhysical Physical12010015
168Solar BeamGrassSpecial Special12010010
171Tera BlastNormalSpecial Special8010010
172RoarNormalStatus Status10120
189Heat CrashFirePhysical Physical??*10010
192Focus PunchFightingPhysical Physical15010020
193Weather BallNormalSpecial Special5010010
204Double-EdgeNormalPhysical Physical12010015
207Temper-FlareFirePhysical Physical7510010
215Scorching SandsGroundSpecial Special7010010
222Breaking SwipeDragonPhysical Physical6010015
226Dragon CheerDragonStatus Status10115
* The heavier the user is from the opponent, the greater the power of the attack.

Competitive Usage & Strategies

Every generation has seen Charizard as one of the most feared Pokémon. Given its strong speed, wide movepool, and balanced offenses, Charizard can run a wide range of setups.  

Black/ White/ Black 2/ White 2
Choice Specs
MovesetFire BlastAir Slash
Hidden Power GrassFlamethrower
Held ItemChoice Specs
AbilityBlaze
NatureTimid
EVs4 Defense, 252 Sp. Attack, 252 Speed
X/Y/Sun/Moon
Dragon Dance X
MovesetDragon DanceFlare Blitz
Earthquake/Dragon ClawRoost/Dragon Claw
Held ItemCharizardite X
AbilityTough Claws
NatureJolly
EVs4 Sp. Defense, 252 Attack, 252 Speed
Drought Wallbreaker Y
MovesetFlamethrower/Fire BlastFocus Blast
Solar Beam/DefogRoost
Held ItemCharizardite Y
AbilityDrought
NatureTimid
EVs4 Defense, 252 Sp. Attack, 252 Speed
Sword/Shield
Special Attacker
MovesetRoostFlamethrower
HurricaneToxic/Defog
Held ItemHeavy Duty Boots
AbilityBlaze
NatureTimid
EVs4 Sp. Defense, 252 Sp. Attack, 252 Speed
Defensive
MovesetToxicRoost
FlamethrowerDefog
Held ItemHeavy Duty Boots
AbilityBlaze
NatureTimid
EVs248 HP, 8 Sp. Attack, 252 Speed
Scarlet/Violet
All-Out Attacker
MovesetHurricaneFlamethrower
Scorching SandsWill-O-Wisp
Held ItemHeavy Duty Boots
AbilityBlaze
NatureTimid
EVs4 Defense, 252 Sp. Attack, 252 Speed
TeraGround
Belly Drum
MovesetBelly DrumAcrobatics
EarthquakeFlame Charge
Held ItemSitrus Berry
AbilityBlaze
NatureJolly
EVs4 HP, 252 Attack, 252 Speed
TeraFlying

Charizard is primarily seen on offensive teams, such as sun teams, where its Fire-type attacks become greatly enhanced. Although its 4x vulnerability to Stealth Rock might make things difficult, it can also be used to Charizard’s advantage by bringing the foe within the Blaze range. 

Charizard in Pokémon UNITE

Charizard is one of the very first UNITE licenses available for a new trainer to choose from on Pokémon UNITE. It undoubtedly has great stats with powerful moves, leading to a good win rate, even for a beginner.

Charizard in Pokémon UNITE
All-Rounder, Melee, Difficulty: Novice
While it’s still a Charmander, it’s not the most effective, but once it evolves into Charizard, it uses its explosive moves to attack and inflict damage over a wide range.
EvolutionLevel 9
MovesFlame Burst (Lvl. 5)
Flamethrower (Lvl. 11)
Fire Punch (Lvl. 11)
Fire Spin (Lvl. 7)
Flame Blast (Lvl. 13)
Flare Blitz (Lvl. 13)
Unite MoveSeismic Slam
Stats
Offense3.5/5 ⭐
Endurance3/5 ⭐
Mobility2.5/5 ⭐
Scoring3/5 ⭐
Support0.5/5 ⭐

Role in the Pokémon World

Being one of the starter Pokémon in the first generation, Charizard has always been the favorite of all fire type lovers. With our hero, Ash, owning a Charizard himself, it always made an appearance once in a while throughout the series. Besides him, several other Charizard trainers has shown up throughout the anime, with the most popular ones being: 

  • Liza (Charific Valley)
  • Team A.C.T.
  • Alain
  • Kiawe
  • Leon
  • Friede
First Appearance
Ep. 46  — Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon
Plot
A prehistoric Aerodactyl insulted Charmeleon causing him to evolve into a Charizard. Once evolved, Charizard unleashes a powerful Flamethrower and tries to take revenge from Aerodactyl, rather than rescuing Ash, his trainer, from its grasp. It did its best before a Jigglypuff sings and puts them to sleep. However, before falling asleep, Charizard did save Ash from falling. 

Other major episodes featuring a Charizard include:

  • Mewtwo Strikes Back
  • Mewtwo Returns
  • One Trick Phony!
  • Those Darn Electabuzz!
  • Shocks and Bonds
  • Grating Spaces!
  • A League of His Own!
  • Flash of the Titans!
  • The Pendant That Starts It All (Part One)
  • Fly! Wattrel!!

Trivia and Fun Facts

  • Charizard is character designer Atsuko Nishida’s favorite Pokémon.
  • Charizard and Mewtwo share several Mega Evolution similarities.
    • Both Pokémon are the only ones to have two Mega Evolutions instead of one. 
    • Both of their Y Mega Evolutions were introduced before their X ones. 
    • Both Pokémon change their typing in their X Mega Evolutions while they remain the same type in their Y Mega Evolutions. 
    • Both X Mega Evolutions are physically oriented while their Y Mega Evolutions are specially oriented.
  • Prior to Generation VI, Charizard and Rhyhorn shared the same cry. This cry was updated and reused for Mega Charizard Y.
  • Mega Charizard Y has the highest base Special Attack stat of all Fire-type Pokémon.
  • Charizard is the most common Pokémon found amongst Champions, being used by four of them.
  • In Generation IX, Charizard is unable to learn both Metal Claw and False Swipe via TM, while its pre-evolutions can learn False Swipe and Charmander can learn Metal Claw.

Without a question, Charizard is an exceptional Pokémon that cannot be replaced by any other. It has the potential to give a threatening edge to even some legendary Pokémon. Lastly, it is just what you need to sweep you up in a lot of competitive battles.

Frequently Asked Questions
Is Charizard Dragon now?

Charizard is a Fire-Flying type Pokemon, along with its mega evolution Mega Charizard Y. However, Mega Charizard X turns into Fire-Dragon type.

What is the final form of Charizard?

Charizard is the final form of Charmander and it’s evolution Charmeleon. However, with the right item, it can also evolve into Mega Charizard X, Mega Charizard Y or G-Max Charizard.

Why did Charizard ignore Ash?

Right after evolving into a Charmeleon, he began to disobey Ash’s commands and ignored him. This was because Charizard’s capabilities and skills now excelled Ash’s, making him incompetent as a trainer.

Sources

Charizard by Pokémon.com

Charizard by Pokémon UNITE

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