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Charizard (Base Set 4)

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Charizard LV.76
リザードン Lizardon
Team Plasma
Base Set print
Illus. Mitsuhiro Arita
Evolution stage
005 Stage 2 Pokémon
Evolves from Charmeleon
Card name Charizard
Type Fire
Hit Points 120
retreat cost
Expansion Base Set
Rarity Rare Holo
English card no. 4/102
Expansion Stormfront
Rarity Rare Holo
English card no. 103/100
Japanese card no. 092/092
Japanese expansion Unnumbered Promotional cards
Card GB set Evolution
Card GB ID B14
Card GB 2 set Beginning Pokémon
Card GB 2 ID A13
Card GB 2 set Promotional
Card GB 2 ID P02
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Charizard.

Charizard (Japanese: リザードン Lizardon) is a Fire-type Stage 2 Pokémon card. It is part of the Base Set and the Stormfront set.

Card text (Base Set print)

Pokémon Power




Pokédex data

Species Flame Pokémon
Length 5'7" (1.7m)
Weight 200 lbs (90.5Kg)
Pokémon No. 6
Entry Spits fire that is hot enough to melt boulders. Known to unintentionally cause forest fires.

Card text (Stormfront print)





Pokédex data

Pokémon No. 006
Species Flame Pokémon
Height 5'07"
Weight 199.5 lbs
Entry Its wings can carry this Pokémon close to an altitude of 4,600 feet. It blows out fire at very high temperatures.

Release information

  • This card was released as a promotional card with different artwork by Ken Sugimori. In Japan, it was available through the "Please Trade" Campaign that ran from February to July in 1998. This variant card was never released in English.
  • Later Japanese versions were released as part of the "Pokémon Best Collection" CD.
  • A jumbo English version was released in Japan as a free insert in the April 2000 CoroCoro magazine.
  • This card was also reprinted in the Base Set 2 and Legendary Collection reprint sets, which were only released outside of Japan. A non-holographic version of the card was released in the latter set's Lava theme deck.
  • A special reprint with redrawn art by Mitsuhiro Arita was released in the Stormfront set. This print modified some of the card text to bring it in line with modern card wording whilst still allowing it to retain most of its original effects; however, Energy Burn was made mandatory on the Stormfront print, whereas it was originally optional on the Base Set print.


  • This card was once the most sought-after card in the entire Pokémon TCG. This is because of its Fire Spin move, which deals 100 damage, and because of this would instantly knock out the majority of other Pokémon (the only other Pokémon card with more than 100 HP would be the Base Set Chansey until the release of Gym Challenge). Individual Charizard cards were sold up to as much as $150.
  • The Charizard included in the "Pokémon Best Collection" CD has the Pikachu Records logo in place of an Expansion symbol.


Fire Spin is a move in the Pokémon games that Charizard can learn. This card's Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Red and Blue, though it is slightly reworded. The Stormfront Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon FireRed.

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