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Charizard (Pokémon)

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000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Charmeleon
Pokémon
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Charizard
リザードン Lizardon
#006
006Charizard.png
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Fire Flying
Category
Flame Pokémon
Ability
Blaze
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#006
Johto
#231
Hoenn
#208
Regional Browser numbers
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
BodyUnknown.png
Footprint
 F006.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Monster and
Dragon groups
1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 209 Battle Exp.: 2091*

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

Charizard comes with the ability Blaze, which increases the power of Fire-type attacks by 50% once the Pokémon has less than one-third of its maximum HP.

Charizard evolves from Charmeleon starting at Level 36.

Charizard is the version mascot of Pokémon Red and FireRed Versions, appearing on the boxart of both.

Biology

Physiology

Unlike its pre-evolution cousins, it has powerful wings that can allow it to fly at blinding speeds, although the faster it flies, the more strain is put on the Pokémon, and it must rest for a good while after doing so. It is also more vulnerable to attacks the more outspread its wings are, so its newfound flying ability should be treated with as much care as a flying Pokémon. It has a considerably higher defense than its cousins, though as noted before caution should be used about its wings, which have little defense. Its physical strength now matches the strength of its fire attacks, and it can withstand mid-high altitude pressure, allowing it to fly above mountains, and can even withstand the high pressure and extreme heat of volcanoes.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Because of the wings it has grown Charizard can fly and can use many other flying type abilities. Charizard can also use Flamethrower, likely because of it is stronger than Charmeleon.

Behavior

Generally, a Charizard will be competitive. It loves to battle and spend 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. When it gets very angered, the flames on its tail become a blueish-white color. It spits fire that is hot enough to melt boulders. It is known to have unintentionally caused massive forest fires. Charizard flies around in the sky searching for strong opponents. The more experienced a Charizard, the more intense its tail flame and breath are.

Habitat

Charizard is mercifully rare in the wild; however, there is a valley somewhere in Johto wherein many Charizard reside. Charizard also inhabit craggy mountains and active volcanoes.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

In the anime

File:AG136 022.jpeg
Ash's Charizard using DragonBreath.

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. From the time of its becoming Charmeleon to the Orange Islands episode Charizard Chills, Charizard refused to obey Ash. 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, however.

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

File:JnJCharizardAggron.jpg
Jessie and James with their Charizard and Aggron.

A trainer used a Charizard in the Verdanturf Pokémon Contest in Come What May.

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 a Jessie and James a Charizard and Aggron (James getting Aggron and Jessie getting Charizard, respectively). However, Delibird took the two Pokémon away at the end of the episode as the Charizard and Aggron were meant for Butch and Cassidy.

In the manga

In Pokémon Special, one of Green's main Pokémon is a Charizard, evolved from his Charmander. Tucker also has a Charizard in the Battle Frontier storyline.

In Electric Tale of Pikachu, Ritchie has a Charizard, which he pitted against Ash's Charizard in their battle in the Indigo League.

In Pocket Monsters Emerald: Challenge!! Battle Frontier, Rald, the main character's mentor has a Charizard.

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

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. 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.

In the TFG

One Charizard figure has been released.

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros.

Charizard makes an appearance as a Pokémon released from a Poké Ball. When released from a Poké Ball, Charizard will release a Flamethrower alternating between the left and right.

Super Smash Bros. Melee

Charizard returns as a Poké Ball Pokémon, releasing a Flamethrower, now diagonally, towards the ground, alternating between the left and right.

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.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Charizard is a playable Pokémon used by Pokémon Trainer. It will be able to use Flamethrower and Rock Smash. It also 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.

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 Template:M2, it can melt almost anything. Its breath inflicts terrible pain on enemies.
Crystal It uses its wings to Template:M2 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 Template:M2 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 Charizard Template:M2 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.
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 It is said that Charizard's fire burns hotter if it has experienced harsh battles.
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
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 Trade
Yellow
None Evolve Charmeleon
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
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
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Snap Volcano
Pokémon Trozei Endless Level 23
Forever Level 72
Pair Trozei
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Evolve from Charmeleon
Pokémon Ranger Jungle Relic (during mission)
Pokémon Ranger Batonnage Volcano Cave

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.


Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness In Generation I, the effectiveness of Ice-type moves is 2×.

Learnset

Template:Learnset intro

By leveling up

Generation I
Level Move Type
Previous Scratch Normal
Growl Normal
Ember Fire
Smokescreen Normal
Leer Normal
Rage Normal
Slash Normal
36 Slash Normal
46 Flamethrower Fire
55 Fire Spin Fire
Generation II
Level Move Type
Previous Scratch Normal
Growl Normal
Ember Fire
Smokescreen Normal
Rage Normal
Scary Face Normal
Flamethrower Fire
36 Wing Attack Flying
44 Slash Normal
54 Dragon Rage Dragon
64 Fire Spin Fire
Generation III
Level Move Type
Previous Scratch Normal
Growl Normal
Heat Wave
(FR/LG only)
Fire
Ember Fire
Metal Claw
(FR/LG only)
Steel
Smokescreen
(FR/LG only)
Normal
Rage Normal
Scary Face Normal
Flamethrower Fire
36 Wing Attack Flying
44 Slash Normal
54 Dragon Rage Dragon
64 Fire Spin Fire
Generation IV
Level Move Type Cat.
Previous Dragon Claw Dragon Physical
Shadow Claw Ghost Physical
Air Slash Flying Special
Scratch Normal Physical
Growl Normal Status
Ember Fire Special
Smokescreen Normal Status
Dragon Rage Dragon Special
Scary Face Normal Status
Fire Fang Fire Physical
Slash Normal Physical
36 Wing Attack Flying Physical
42 Flamethrower Fire Special
49 Fire Spin Fire Special
59 Heat Wave Fire Special
66 Flare Blitz Fire Physical

By TM/HM

Generation I Y
# Move Type
TM01 Mega Punch Normal
TM03 Swords Dance Normal
TM05 Mega Kick Normal
TM06 Toxic Poison
TM08 Body Slam Normal
TM09 Take Down Normal
TM10 Double-Edge Normal
TM17 Submission Fighting
TM18 Counter Fighting
TM19 Seismic Toss Fighting
TM20 Rage Normal
TM23 Dragon Rage Dragon
TM28 Dig Ground
TM31 Mimic Normal
TM32 Double Team Normal
TM33 Reflect Psychic
TM34 Bide Normal
TM38 Fire Blast Fire
TM39 Swift Normal
TM40 Skull Bash Normal
TM44 Rest Psychic
TM50 Substitute Normal
HM01 Cut Normal
HM02 Fly (Yel only) Flying
HM04 Strength Normal
Generation II
# Move Type
TM01 DynamicPunch Fighting
TM02 Headbutt Normal
TM03 Curse Unknown
TM05 Roar Normal
TM06 Toxic Poison
TM08 Rock Smash Fighting
TM10 Hidden Power Normal
TM11 Sunny Day Fire
TM13 Snore Normal
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal
TM17 Protect Normal
TM20 Endure Normal
TM21 Frustration Normal
TM23 Iron Tail Steel
TM24 DragonBreath Dragon
TM26 Earthquake Ground
TM27 Return Normal
TM28 Dig Ground
TM31 Mud-Slap Ground
TM32 Double Team Normal
TM34 Swagger Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk Normal
TM37 Sandstorm Rock
TM38 Fire Blast Fire
TM39 Swift Normal
TM40 Defense Curl Normal
TM44 Rest Psychic
TM45 Attract Normal
TM47 Steel Wing Steel
TM48 Fire Punch Fire
TM49 Fury Cutter Bug
HM01 Cut Normal
HM02 Fly Flying
HM04 Strength Normal
HM05 Flash Normal
Generation III
# Move Type
TM01 Focus Punch Fighting
TM02 Dragon Claw Dragon
TM05 Roar Normal
TM06 Toxic Poison
TM10 Hidden Power Normal
TM11 Sunny Day Fire
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal
TM17 Protect Normal
TM21 Frustration Normal
TM23 Iron Tail Steel
TM26 Earthquake Ground
TM27 Return Normal
TM28 Dig Ground
TM31 Brick Break Fighting
TM32 Double Team Normal
TM35 Flamethrower Fire
TM38 Fire Blast Fire
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying
TM42 Facade Normal
TM43 Secret Power Normal
TM44 Rest Psychic
TM45 Attract Normal
TM47 Steel Wing Steel
TM50 Overheat Fire
HM01 Cut Normal
HM02 Fly Flying
HM04 Strength Normal
HM06 Rock Smash Fighting
Generation IV
# Move Type Cat.
TM01 Focus Punch Fighting Physical
TM02 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical
TM06 Toxic Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status
TM15 Hyper Beam Normal Special
TM17 Protect Normal Status
TM21 Frustration Normal Physical
TM22 SolarBeam Grass Special
TM23 Iron Tail Steel Physical
TM27 Return Normal Physical
TM28 Dig Ground Physical
TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special
TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical
TM42 Facade Normal Physical
TM43 Secret Power Normal Physical
TM44 Rest Psychic Status
TM45 Attract Normal Status
TM47 Steel Wing Steel Physical
TM50 Overheat Fire Special
TM51 Roost Flying Status
TM56 Fling Dark Physical
TM58 Endure Normal Status
TM59 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special
TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status
TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical
TM68 Giga Impact Normal Physical
TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status
TM78 Captivate Normal Status
TM82 Rock Slide Rock Physical
TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status
TM83 Natural Gift Normal Physical
TM87 Swagger Normal Status
TM90 Substitute Normal Status
HM01 Cut Normal Physical
HM02 Fly Flying Physical
HM04 Strength Normal Physical
HM05 Defog Flying Status
HM06 Rock Smash Fighting Physical

By breeding

Move Type Cat. Father
AncientPower Rock Special Cranidos, Rampardos
Shieldon, Bastiodon
Beat Up* Dark Physical Ekans, Arbok
Nidoran♂, Nidorino, Nidoking
Belly Drum Normal Status Snorlax
Bite Dark Physical Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise
Ekans, Arbok
Gyarados
Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr
Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar
Loudred, Exploud
Seviper
Bagon, Shelgon, Salamence
Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra
Crunch Dark Physical Arbok
Snorlax
Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr
Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar
Exploud
Seviper
Bagon, Shelgon, Salamence
Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra
Garchomp
Dragon Dance Dragon Status Horsea, Seadra, Kingdra
Gyarados
Dratini, Dragonair, Dragonite
Altaria
Dragon Rush Dragon Physical Dratini, Dragonair, Dragonite
Gible, Gabite, Garchomp
Flare Blitz Fire Physical Charizard
Metal Claw Steel Physical Aron, Lairon, Aggron
Outrage Dragon Physical Dratini, Dragonair, Dragonite
Rock Slide Rock Physical Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar
Swords Dance* Normal Status Cubone, Marowak
Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Rhyperior
*Indicates moves only available through chain breeding.

By tutoring

Move Type Cat. Version
Body Slam Normal Physical FR LG E
Counter Fighting Physical FR LG E
Double-Edge Normal Physical FR LG E
Mega Kick Normal Physical FR LG E
Mega Punch Normal Physical FR LG E
Mimic Normal Status FR LG E
Rock Slide Rock Physical FR LG E
Seismic Toss Fighting Physical FR LG E
Substitute Normal Status FR LG E
Swords Dance Normal Status FR LG E
Defense Curl Normal Status     E
DynamicPunch Fighting Physical     E
Endure Normal Status     E
Fire Punch Fire Physical     E
Fury Cutter Bug Physical     E
Mud-Slap Ground Special     E
Sleep Talk Normal Status     E
Snore Normal Physical     E
Swagger Normal Status     E
Swift Normal Special     E

In Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen and Diamond and Pearl Only:

Special moves

In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon, Charizard will learn Blast Burn at level 99 if it has at least 333 IQ points. If this requirement is not met until after reaching level 99, Blast Burn will still be available at the Move Relearner.

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

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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.

Trivia

  • Even though Charizard is supposed to evolve from Charmeleon through leveling up, in Pokémon Snap, a Charmeleon evolves by falling into a pit of lava. This may be due to the fact that Snap is more anime-based.
  • Charizard is the only evolution of a starter Pokémon that can learn Fly through HM02, but it can't in Red & Blue. This was changed starting with Yellow, making it possible to still get a Charizard with Fly in Red/Blue, by trading one from a Yellow/Gold/Silver/Crystal version.
  • Charizard has the same cry as Rhyhorn.
  • Charizard has the same base stats as Typhlosion.
  • Charizard is the first Flying Pokémon in National Dex order.
  • To date, Charizard is the only non-legendary Fire/Flying-type Pokémon. The other known two are Moltres and Ho-oh, legendary Pokémon.

Origin

Charizard resembles the European dragon, which had many forms in the legends that described it. It also closely resembles the fabled Jersey Devil from the Pine Barrens of New Jersey. Although it is a Template:Type2 Pokémon, it can learn Template:Type2 attacks, such as Dragon Rage.

Name origin

Charizard's name is a combination of the words char, to burn, and lizard. Lizardon, on the other hand, is a combination of lizard and don, which is a suffix commonly used in dinosaur names.

In other languages

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