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Multiple Charizard appeared in ''[[M08|Lucario and the Mystery of Mew]]'' as part of the feuding armies.
 
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Charizard along with its [[Team A.C.T.|teammates]] had a cameo in ''[[SS019|Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate!]]''. They were considered for the job of rescuing Big Brother Pikachu but were unavailable as they were already on another mission.
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The Charizard from [[Team A.C.T.]] along with its teammates had a cameo in ''[[SS019|Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate!]]''. They were considered for the job of rescuing Big Brother Pikachu but were unavailable as they were already on another mission.
   
 
===Pokédex entries===
 
===Pokédex entries===

Revision as of 23:20, 11 January 2013

Charmeleon #005: Charmeleon
Pokémon
#007: Squirtle Squirtle
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Charizard (disambiguation).
Charizard
リザードン Lizardon
#006
006Charizard.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Fire Flying
Category
Flame Pokémon
Abilities
Blaze Solar Power
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#006
Johto
#236
Hoenn
#208
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-142
Almia
R-139
Oblivia
R-208
Height
5'07"
Imperial
1.7 m
Metric
Weight
199.5 lbs.
Imperial
90.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Red
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body06.png
Footprint
 F006.png 
Gender ratio
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Breeding
Monster and
Dragon groups
21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
3
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 240 Battle Exp.: 2401*

Charizard (Japanese: リザードン Lizardon) is a dual-type Fire/Flying Pokémon.

It evolves from Charmeleon starting at level 36. It is the final form of Charmander.

Charizard is the version mascot of Pokémon Red and FireRed Versions. It also makes an appearance on the Pokémon Ranger, Pokémon Stadium, and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky boxarts.

Biology

Physiology

Unlike its pre-evolutions, it has wings that can allow it to fly. Charizard is a very dragon-like Pokémon. Like its previous forms, it is bipedal and has a long tail with a fire burning at the tip. It has extremely sharp claws at the end of three, distinct digits, a long neck, and two horns protruding from the back of its head. The front of its two wings is teal, while the back is orange like the most of its body. Although hardly visible, Charizard's iris is light blue in color. Its belly and the undersides of its feet are cream-colored.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

As its pre-evolutions could, it can use a variety of Fire-type moves. Being the last evolution of a Fire-type starter Pokémon, Charizard has the ability to learn Blast Burn. Its fire is incredibly hot, and described to be hot enough to melt boulders. Because of the wings it has grown upon evolution, Charizard can fly and can use many Flying-type abilities, and its wings are able to carry it close to an altitude of 4,600 feet.

Even though Charizard is not a dragon type it has access to Dragon-type moves, such as Dragon Claw, DragonBreath, and Dragon Rage as well as Dragon Pulse. It also is able to use many variations of clawing moves such as Slash, Cut and Shadow Claw, and can expel obscuring smoke to lower the accuracy of its opponent.

Since Charizard is a fully evolved Pokémon, it can use Hyper Beam and Giga Impact.

Behavior

Generally, a Charizard will be competitive. It loves to battle, and spends a great amount of time training or looking for opponents. Its competitive spirit is also noteworthy, since it will never spit flames at a weaker foe unless provoked or commanded. When it gets very angered, the flames on its tail become a bluish-white color. It spits fire that is hot enough to melt boulders. It is known to have unintentionally caused massive forest fires with its flames. The more experienced a Charizard, the more intense its tail flame and breath are. Charizard has been depicted in Great Bowls of Fire! to repeatedly lick the people and Pokémon it is fond of, in a similar manner to a dog.

Habitat

Charizard are mercifully rare in the wild; however, a valley is located somewhere in Johto wherein many Charizard reside. Charizard also inhabit craggy mountains and active volcanoes. One is also most likely able to find them in Kanto.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Its fierce appearance and disposition may suggest that it is mostly carnivorous, but like most Pokémon, it can subsist on the typical omnivorous diet most Pokémon share.

In the anime

Charizard in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Charizard

Ash Ketchum has a Charizard that he obtained as a Charmander in Charmander – The Stray Pokémon. It evolved into Charmeleon in March of the Exeggutor Squad and quickly evolved again into Charizard in Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon, where Charizard saved Ash from the claws of an Aerodactyl. From the time of its becoming Charmeleon to the Orange Islands episode Charizard Chills, Charizard refused to obey Ash and was a burden which Ash still cared for. After Charizard Chills, however, it became one of Ash's strongest Pokémon, perhaps even stronger than Pikachu. Ash left Charizard in the Charicific Valley with Liza in Charizard's Burning Ambition. It has returned to visit and battle for him on several occasions since then.

Charla

Liza of the Characific Valley owns her own Charizard, called Charla. It has a romantic relationship with Ash's Charizard.

Other

In Those Darn Electabuzz!, Casey had to help Corey Demario and his Charizard named Don get their fighting spirit back so that Corey could start pitching for The Electabuzz Baseball Team.

Clark used a Charizard and Quilava against Ash's Grovyle and Glalie in Shocks and Bonds. Clark's Charizard defeated Ash's Grovyle and lost to Ash's Glalie.

In Grating Spaces, Delibird gave Jessie and James a Charizard and an Aggron, with Jessie getting Charizard and James getting Aggron. However, Delibird took the two Pokémon away at the end of the episode as the Charizard and Aggron were meant for Cassidy and Butch.

Minor appearances

Charizard first appeared in Island of the Giant Pokémon, however it was a fake mechanical robot.

A real Charizard made its debut in a flashback in Primeape Goes Bananas.

When James was in the Pokémon League Entrance Exam in The Ultimate Test, he used a Charizard that he eventually tried to steal.

A Charizard was seen on TV in The Breeding Center Secret.

A Charizard appeared as an illusion created by Ash's Noctowl in order to scare away an attacking Fearow.

A Charizard appeared in The Screen Actor's Guilt in Vidso's fantasy.

A Charizard was used by Team Rocket in a battle against Ash's Totodile as part of an elaborate plan to capture Pikachu in One Trick Phony!.

A Trainer used a Charizard in the Fallarbor Pokémon Contest in Come What May!.

A Charizard appeared in the opening of Destiny Deoxys.

Multiple Charizard appeared in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew as part of the feuding armies.

The Charizard from Team A.C.T. along with its teammates had a cameo in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate!. They were considered for the job of rescuing Big Brother Pikachu but were unavailable as they were already on another mission.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP105 Dragon Rage Ash's Pokédex Rage, one of Charizard's most powerful attacks. Rage attack usually has a devastating effect on its opponents.
(Note: It should say Dragon Rage)
Original series entries continue below.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP248 Charizard Ash's Pokédex Charizard, the Flame Pokémon. Charizard's powerful flame can melt absolutely anything.
This concludes the entries from the original series.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Blue's Charizard

One of Blue's main Pokémon, Charizard first debuted as a Charmander. With its increased capacity for battle both with augmented strength and its flight ability, it proved to be a valuable asset for Blue, both during the Silph Co. battles and in the Pokémon League, where Red's Venusaur narrowly defeated it.

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Ash's Charizard in The Electric Tale of Pikachu
Main article: Ash's Charizard
Main article: Zippo

Ash's Charizard makes a few appearances in the manga series The Electric Tale of Pikachu. It first appears as a Charmander in You Gotta Have Friends and then later appears as a Charizard in The Indigo Finals.

Ritchie's Charizard also appears in The Indigo Finals, battling against Ash's. In the Japanese version, Ritchie's Charizard retains its nickname of Zippo, however, it is renamed to Charley in the VIZ Media English translation.

In the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga

In the Pokémon Battle Frontier manga series, Rald, the main character's mentor, has a Charizard.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Main article: Green's Charizard

Green, the main rival of Red in the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga series, owns a Charizard. It is the final evolved form of Charmander, his starter Pokémon. It is a mischievous Pokémon that has a rivalry with Red's Clefairy.

As a Charmander, it was able to evolve directly into Charizard, apparently skipping the Charmeleon stage. It has reverted to the Charmander stage, although it has since evolved back into Charizard permanently.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

Main article: Satoshi's Charizard (Zensho)

In Pokémon Zensho, Satoshi has a Charizard that was originally a Charmander he received from Professor Oak.

In the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team manga

Main article: Team A.C.T.

The Charizard from Team A.C.T. appears in the Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Ginji's Rescue Team manga. He, along with his teammates, is a role model of Mudkip and tries to rescue him when he mistakenly believes that Ginji is a threat to Mudkip's safety.

In the TCG

Main article: Charizard (TCG)

Charizard's first-released TCG card, which as part of the Base Set, was widely regarded at the height of popularity of Pokémon as the best card ever. This was because of its powerful attack, Fire Spin, and useful Pokémon Power, Energy Burn, which allowed it to convert any Energy attached to it to Fire Energy. Fire Spin needed four Fire Energy and could deal 100 damage, knocking out the majority of Pokémon cards. In addition, it had the highest HP then, at 120. Individual Charizard cards were sold up to as much as $150. This Charizard card was reprinted in Wizards of the Coast's Base Set 2 and Legendary Collection sets, and released again with updated artwork in the Stormfront expansion.

In the TFG

One Charizard figure has been released.

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros./Melee/Brawl

Charizard makes an appearance as a Pokémon released randomly from a Poké Ball in Super Smash Bros. and Super Smash Bros. Melee. When summoned, Charizard will utilize Flamethrower alternating between the left and right. In Melee, the flames have more of a downward angle.

Charizard is a playable Pokémon used by Pokémon Trainer in the third game of the series, Super Smash Bros. Brawl. It can use Flamethrower and Rock Smash. It also uses Fly and has the ability to glide. Charizard is a Heavyweight and attacks with various physical attacks. It uses Fire Blast in Pokémon Trainer's Final Smash, Triple Finish.

Standard Special Move Side Special Move Up Special Move Down Special Move Final Smash

Flamethrower

Rock Smash

Fly

Pokémon Change

Triple Finish
(Fire Blast)

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Melee trophy information

It's hard to believe, but this massive Flame Pokémon evolves from the tiny Charmander. Not only can it fly at heights of over 4,500 feet, but its flaming breath is hot enough to reduce almost anything to ashes in seconds. The flames at the end of a Charizard's tail are said to be a fairly accurate barometer of its power.

Brawl trophy information

"A Flame Pokémon. Its fiery breath is hot enough to burn up rocks, and its wings let it fly up to 4,600 feet into the air. It's a proud Pokémon that will never use its flame breath on an opponent weaker than itself. The flame on its tail is a barometer of how much vitality it has remaining. Its signature move, Flamethrower, is a reliable technique."

Game data

NPC appearances

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red It spits fire that is hot enough to melt boulders. Known to cause forest fires unintentionally.
Blue
Yellow When expelling a blast of super hot fire, the red flame at the tip of its tail burns more intensely.
Stadium Its fiery breath reaches incredible temperatures. It can quickly melt glaciers weighing 10,000 tons.
Generation II
Gold If Charizard becomes furious, the flame at the tip of its tail flares up in a whitish-blue color.
Silver Breathing intense, hot flames, it can melt almost anything. Its breath inflicts terrible pain on enemies.
Crystal It uses its wings to fly high. The temperature of its fire increases as it gains experience in battle.
Stadium 2 If Charizard becomes furious, the flame at the tip of its tail flares up in a whitish-blue color.
Generation III
Ruby Charizard 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
Emerald A 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.
FireRed Its wings can carry this Pokémon close to an altitude of 4,600 feet. It blows out fire at very high temperatures.
LeafGreen It spits fire that is hot enough to melt boulders. It may cause forest fires by blowing flames.
Generation IV
Diamond It is said that Charizard's fire burns hotter if it has experienced harsh battles.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold If Charizard becomes furious, the flame at the tip of its tail flares up in a whitish-blue color.
SoulSilver Breathing intense, hot flames, it can melt almost anything. Its breath inflicts terrible pain on enemies.
Generation V
Black It is said that Charizard's fire burns hotter if it has experienced harsh battles.
White
Black 2 It is said that Charizard's fire burns hotter if it has experienced harsh battles.
White 2
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
None Evolve Charmeleon
Blue (Japan)
None Evolve Charmeleon
Yellow
None Evolve Charmeleon
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Time Capsule
Crystal
None Time Capsule
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Evolve Charmeleon
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Pal Park, Trade
Platinum
None Pal Park, Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Evolve Charmeleon
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
None Poké Transfer
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Snap Volcano
Pokémon Pinball Evolve Charmeleon
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 23
Forever Level 72
Pair Trozei
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Evolve from Charmeleon
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Spacial Rift (B1-B15)
Deep Spacial Rift (B1-B9)
Dark Crater Pit (B6-B14)
Pokémon Ranger Jungle Relic (during mission)
Sekra Range (during mission)
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Volcano Cave
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Rand's House
Pokémon Rumble Fiery Furnace Normal Mode A & S
Pokémon Rumble Blast Cave: Everspring Valley
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Granite Zone

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Charizard English United States 40Shiny March 15 to 21, 2002; September 27 to October 3, 2002; February 14 to 20, 2003
RSEFRLG Journey Across America Charizard English United States 70 February 25 to July 23, 2006
RSEFRLG Top 10 Distribution Charizard Italian Italy 70 June 23 to 26, 2006
RSEFRLG Top 10 Distribution Charizard Spanish Spain 70 June 27 to August 27, 2006
RSEFRLG Bryant Park Charizard English United States 70 August 8, 2006
RSEFRLG Top 10 Distribution Charizard German Germany 70 September 24 to November 5, 2006
RSEFRLG Top 10 Distribution Charizard French France 70 September 26, 2006
RSEFRLG Top 10 Distribution Charizard English United Kingdom 70 October 14 to November 19, 2006

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 78
138 - 185 266 - 360
Attack: 84
80 - 149 155 - 293
Defense: 78
74 - 143 144 - 280
Sp.Atk: 109
102 - 177 200 - 348
Sp.Def: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Speed: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Total: 534   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 85.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/3 ★★★
Power
3/3 ★★★
Skill
2/2 ★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
5/5 ★★★★★
Total
17/18 ★★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ¼×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ¼×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100100% 15
00Start Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100100% 15
00Start Air Slash Flying Special 07575 09595% 20
00Start Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
00Start Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
00Start Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
00Start SmokeScreen Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
077 Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
1010 SmokeScreen Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
1717 Dragon Rage Dragon Special 0000 100100% 10
2121 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
2828 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 09595% 15
3232 Flame Burst Fire Special 07070 100100% 15
3636 Wing Attack Flying Physical 06060 100100% 35
4141 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
4747 Flamethrower Fire Special 09595 100100% 15
5656 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 08585% 15
6262 Inferno Fire Special 100100 05050% 5
7171 Heat Wave Fire Special 100100 09090% 10
7777 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Charizard obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Charizard
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Charizard
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Dragon Sprite.png TM02 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM05 Roar Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 SolarBeam Grass Special 120120 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM26 Earthquake Ground Physical 100100 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 120120 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 05050 080}}80% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM43 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM50 Overheat Fire Special 140140 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM52 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM58 Sky Drop Flying Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 03030 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 075}}75% 15
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM78 Bulldoze Ground Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Dragon Sprite.png TM82 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Flying Sprite.png HM02 Fly Flying Physical 09090 095}}95% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Charizard
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Charizard
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
CranidosRampardosShieldonBastiodon AncientPower Rock Special 60 100% 5
EkansArbokNidoran♂NidorinoNidoking Beat Up* Dark Physical 100% 10
Snorlax Belly Drum Normal Status —% 10
SquirtleWartortleBlastoiseEkansArbokGyarados
TotodileCroconawFeraligatrLarvitarPupitarTyranitar
LoudredExploudSeviperBagonShelgonSalamence
TurtwigGrotleTorterraDruddigonDeinoZweilous
Hydreigon
Bite Dark Physical 60 100% 25
Nidoran♂NidorinoNidokingRhyhornRhydonRhyperior
SnorlaxChikoritaBayleefMeganiumMudkipMarshtomp
SwampertShieldonBastiodonScraggyScraftyAxew
FraxureHaxorus
Counter* Fighting Physical 100% 20
ArbokSnorlaxTotodileCroconawFeraligatrLarvitar
PupitarTyranitarExploudSeviperBagonShelgon
SalamenceTurtwigGrotleTorterraGarchompScraggy
ScraftyDruddigonDeinoZweilousHydreigon
Crunch Dark Physical 80 100% 15
HorseaSeadraKingdraGyaradosDratiniDragonair
DragoniteAltariaAxewFraxureHaxorus
Dragon Dance Dragon Status —% 20
HorseaSeadraKingdraSwabluAltariaAxew
FraxureHaxorusDeinoZweilousHydreigon
Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 90 100% 10
DratiniDragonairDragoniteGibleGabiteGarchomp
DeinoZweilousHydreigon
Dragon Rush Dragon Physical 100 75% 10
Charizard Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120 100% 15
ScraggyScrafty Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150 100% 20
AronLaironAggron Metal Claw Steel Physical 50 95% 35
DratiniDragonairDragoniteAxewFraxureHaxorus
DruddigonDeinoZweilousHydreigon
Outrage Dragon Physical 120 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Charizard in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Charizard in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Charizard
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Charizard
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Blast Burn Fire Special 150 90% 5
B W B2 W2 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 90 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Fire Pledge Fire Special 50 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Fire Punch Fire Physical 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Heat Wave Fire Special 100 90% 10
B W B2 W2 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
B W B2 W2 Outrage Dragon Physical 120 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Roost Flying Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Tailwind Flying Status —% 30
B W B2 W2 ThunderPunch Electric Physical 75 100% 15
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Charizard can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Charizard cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Charizard
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Charizard
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
004 False Swipe Normal Physical 40 100% 40
004 Block Normal Status —% 5
004 Acrobatics Flying Physical 55 100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Charizard
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Charizard
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin006.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani006.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP006.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: Evolve
Friend Area: Mt. Cleft
Phrases
51%-100% HP Leave it to me! I'll raze everything!
26%-50% HP My body's cooling down. My health is down to half.
1%-25% HP I can't... There's no power left in my flame...
Level up I leveled up! My flame is burning even hotter now!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up I leveled up! My flame is burning even hotter now!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP006.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -12%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Fire  Poké Assist: Fire PA.png
( Fire )
Field move: Burn fm.pngBurn fm.pngBurn fm.png
(Burn ×3)
Loops: 11 Min. exp.: 0 Max. exp.: 0
Browser entry  
Charizard breathes super-hot flames that melt ice and incinerate even steel.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Fire  Poké Assist: Fire PA.png
( Fire )
Field move: Burn 4 field move.png
(Burn ×4)
Browser entry  
It spits blobs of fire. It also lets loose expanding rings of fire to attack.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Fire  Fire Assist.png
( Fire )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Crush 4 field move.png
(Crush ×4)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It attacks by launching fireballs as it flies around quickly.
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●●
Defense ●●●
Speed ●●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW006.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Charizard values the ancient promise in the Granite Zone. Watch him whoosh through the sky playing Salamence's Air Ace.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
PPW006.png Strong: Pikachu icon.pngOshawott icon.png Weak: Snivy icon.pngTepig icon.png
PokéPark Pad entry:
He loves nature and the Pokémon in the Arcane Area. He wants to protect the Arcane Area.
PCP006.png HP: ★★★ Move: Flamethrower
Attack: ★★★★ Ability 1: Blaze
Defense: ★★★ Ability 2: Hero
Speed: ★★★★ Ability 3: Last Bastion
Evolves from Charmeleon when Attack reaches 83
Range: 2 Perfect Links: Yukimura, Masakage

Evolution

Charmander
Unevolved
Charmander
 Fire 
Rare Candy
Level 16


Charmeleon
First evolution
Charmeleon
 Fire 
Rare Candy
Level 36


Charizard
Second evolution
Charizard
 Fire  Flying 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 006.png Spr 1y 006.png Spr 1g 006.png Spr b g1 006.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 006.png Spr 2s 006.png Spr 2c 006.gif Spr b 2g 006.png
Spr 2g 006 s.png Spr 2s 006 s.png Spr 2c 006 s.gif Spr b 2g 006 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 006.png Spr 3e 006.png Spr 3f 006.png Spr b 3r 006.png
Spr 3r 006 s.png Spr 3e 006 s.png Spr 3f 006 s.png Spr b 3r 006 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 006.png Spr 4d 006.png Spr 4h 006.png Spr b 4d 006.png
Spr 4d 006 s.png Spr 4d 006 s.png Spr 4h 006 s.png Spr b 4d 006 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 006.png Spr 5b 006.png Spr b 5b 006.png
Spr 5b 006 s.png Spr 5b 006 s.png Spr b 5b 006 s.png
Charizard For other sprites and images, please see Charizard images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Other sprites

Spr b 3f 006.png
Spr b 3f 006 s.png
Spr 3f Charizard credits.png
Spr b 4d 006.png
Spr b 4p 006 s.png
FireRed/LeafGreen back and credits' sprites HeartGold/SoulSilver back sprites

Trivia

  • Charizard and Typhlosion, along with their respective evolutionary line, have exactly the same base stats.
    • Charizard and Typhlosion have the same total base stat total, along with Infernape. They are fully-evolved Fire-type starter Pokémon.
  • Charizard has the same exact cry as Rhyhorn.
  • Charmeleon, Charizard, Flareon, Moltres, and Infernape are all known as Flame Pokémon.
  • Charizard holds the distinction of being the first Pokémon to appear in the Japanese version of the Pokémon anime; it is the first one to appear in the original opening credits. However, outside of Japan, this honor belongs to Mewtwo.
  • Charizard is the only Pokémon in the Super Smash Bros. series that transitioned from a Poké Ball Pokémon to a playable character.
    • It is the only playable Stage-2 Pokémon in the Super Smash Bros. series.
    • Despite having a higher base Speed than both Squirtle and Ivysaur, Charizard is the slowest of the Pokémon used by Pokémon Trainer. This was done for gameplay purposes, however.
  • Charizard was the focus of a Pokémon Center promotion in April 2010.
  • Of all dual-type Fire-type starter Pokémon, Charizard is the only one whose secondary type is not Fighting.
  • Charizard is the first Pokémon in National Pokédex order to gain a type upon evolution.
  • Charizard was unable to learn Fly through HM02 in Red and Blue. This was changed starting with Yellow, making it possible to still get a Charizard with Fly in the original games by trading one from a later version.
  • Charizard was voted as the favorite Pokémon by Official Nintendo Magazine readers in February 2012 as well as the number one Pokémon in IGN's "Top 100 Pokemon" list in late 2011.

Origin

Charizard resembles the European dragon, certainly one of many forms told and rendered in legends. Charizard's prominence as a dragon without being of the Dragon type is further reinforced in the video game Pokémon Ranger, where one makes a cameo as one of four prominently featured patron elemental dragon Pokémon. The other three Pokémon sharing this distinguishing trait are legitimate Dragon-type Pokémon: Salamence, Kingdra, and Flygon. The patronage of these four dragons is inspired from the four classical elements: Air, Water, Earth, and Fire, with Charizard being the representative of Fire. It shares some evolutionary traits with Charmeleon in its distinctive horns; also a distinct trait in some dragons.

Name origin

Charizard is a portmanteau of the words char (to burn) and lizard.

Lizardon is a combination of lizard and either dragon or don (Ancient Greek for tooth, commonly used in dinosaur names).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese リザードン Lizardon Combination of lizard and either dragon or don
France Flag.png French Dracaufeu From draco and feu
Spain Flag.png Spanish Charizard Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Glurak From Glut and Drache and/or Rakete
Italy Flag.png Italian Charizard Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 리자몽 Rijamong Transliteration of Japanese name



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