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Charizard (Pokémon)

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Charmeleon #005: Charmeleon
Pokémon
#007: Squirtle Squirtle
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Charizard (disambiguation).
Charizard
Flame Pokémon
リザードン
Lizardon
#006
Charizard
Charizard
Mega Charizard X
Mega Charizard X
Mega Charizard Y
Mega Charizard Y

Charizard

Charizard

Charizard
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Types
Fire Flying
Charizard
Fire Dragon
Mega Charizard X
Fire Flying
Mega Charizard Y
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Blaze
Charizard
Cacophony
X
Cacophony
Y
Solar Power
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability
Tough Claws
Mega Charizard X
Drought
Mega Charizard Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Monster and Dragon
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
5'07" 1.7 m
Charizard
5'07" 1.7 m
Mega Charizard X
5'07" 1.7 m
Mega Charizard Y
0'0" 0 m
{{{forme4}}}
Weight
199.5 lbs. 90.5 kg
Charizard
243.6 lbs. 110.5 kg
Mega Charizard X
221.6 lbs. 100.5 kg
Mega Charizard Y
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{forme4}}}
Mega Stone
Charizardite X Charizardite Y
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#006
Kanto
#236
Johto
#208
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Central
#085
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-142
Fiore
R-139
Almia
R-208
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
209
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
240
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 3
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
3
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
X
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Y
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
X
Footprint
F006.png None.png
X
Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
70
External Links

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. It can Mega Evolve into two forms: Mega Charizard X using Charizardite X and Mega Charizard Y using Charizardite Y.

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

Mega Charizard X and Mega Charizard Y.

Charizard is a draconic, bipedal Pokémon. It is primarily orange in coloration with a cream underside from the chest to the tip of its tail, which burns with a sizable flame. Charizard has a long neck, stern-looking blue eyes, raised nostrils, and two blunt horns protruding from the back of its rectangular head. Two fangs are visible when its mouth is closed. Two large wings with teal undersides sprout from its back, and a horn-like appendage juts out from the third joint of each wing. Charizard's arms are short and skinny compared to its robust belly, and each limb has three white claws. It has stocky legs and cream-colored soles under its feet.

As Mega Charizard X, its body and legs appear more physically fit, though its arms remain thin. Its skin turns black with a sky blue underside from the lower jaw to the tip of the tail. Two spikes with blue tips curve upward from the front and back of each shoulder, while the tips of its horns sharpen, turn blue, and curve slightly upward. Its brow and claws are larger, its snout is shorter, and its eyes are now red with white pupils. It has two small, fin-like spikes under each horn and two more down its lower neck. The lower trims of its wings are divided into large, rounded points and each third joint is adorned with a claw-like spike. Mega Charizard X breathes blue flames out the sides of its mouth, and the flame on its tail now burns blue with increased heat.[1]

When Mega Evolved as Mega Charizard Y, this Pokémon becomes more sleek and expansive in appearance, but retains its normal coloration, except for white pupils. It has three pointed horns, the middle of which is longer than the rest of its skull. Its shorter snout has larger fangs and a ridge on the nose. Its neck is shorter and its hands are much smaller, but its torso and legs are longer. Small wings develop on its wrists, while the ones on its back become larger and now have ragged edges. The back of its tail has a large thorn at the base and three smaller ones near the tip, which now burns with a longer flame. Mega Charizard Y is said to have incredible flying prowess, being able to reach incredible heights.[1]

This Pokémon flies in search of powerful opponents to battle, and its fire will burn hotter as it gains experience. Its fiery breath is capable of melting boulders, massive glaciers, and has been known to accidentally cause forest fires. Charizard typically inhabit mountains and valleys. The anime has shown that only a weak Charizard would show off its power, and that a group of Charizard resides in the Charicific Valley in Johto. It has been shown in the anime to lick its trainer similarly to how a dog will lick its owner.

In the anime

Charizard in the anime
Mega Charizard X 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.

Charla

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

Other

A Charizard borrowed from Battle Park was used by Jessie in a battle against Ash's Totodile as part of an elaborate plan to capture Pikachu in One Trick Phony!.

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 they were meant for Cassidy and Butch.

A Charizard that can Mega Evolve into Mega Charizard X appeared in Mega Evolution Special I under the ownership of Alain.

Minor appearances

Charizard first appeared in Island of the Giant Pokémon, but it was actually a 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.

Ash's Noctowl hypnotized an attacking Fearow into seeing it as a Charizard in Carrying On!.

Vitzo fantasized about a Charizard in The Screen Actor's Guilt.

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 fought in the feuding armies in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.

The Charizard from Team A.C.T. and 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 already on another mission.

A Charizard appeared in Alexa's magazine in The Journalist from Another Region!.

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.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW116 Charizard Ash's Pokédex Charizard, the Flame Pokémon. Charizard is a Flying and Fire-type. When competing in intense battles, Charizard's flame becomes more intense as well.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.


In Pokémon Origins

Charizard in Pokémon Origins
Mega Charizard X in Pokémon Origins

Red's Charizard

Red obtained Charizard as a Charmander from Professor Oak when he went out on his journey. It evolved into a Charizard some time after Red defeated Koga between File 2 - Cubone and File 3 - Giovanni. During the fight against Mewtwo in File 4 - Charizard, Red's Charizard Mega Evolved into Mega Charizard X. It was the first Mega Evolution seen in the anime.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Blue's Charizard
Charizard in Pokémon Adventures

One of Blue's main Pokémon, Charizard 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

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 Pokémon Battle Frontier manga

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

In the Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All manga

A Trainer named Nagi owns a Charizard who battled Shu and Skarmory.

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. First edition cards of this dwarfed this price at one point breaking the $1000 US price point. 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

Pokémon Trainer commanding Charizard to use Rock Smash in Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

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 the 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 character. It uses Fire Blast in the 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."

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS/Wii U

Charizard is set to return as a playable fighter, but will be on its own. To make up for this, Rock Smash is now its down special, replacing Pokémon Change, while it gains a new side special attack, Flare Blitz, which causes recoil damage when it successfully hits a opponent. Charizard is capable of Mega Evolving, taking on its X form.

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 When expelling a blast of superhot fire, the red flame at the tip of its tail burns more intensely.
Y Its wings can carry this Pokémon close to an altitude of 4,600 feet. It blows out fire at very high temperatures.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Evolve Charmeleon
Blue (Japan)
Evolve Charmeleon
Yellow
Evolve Charmeleon
Generation II
Gold Silver
Time Capsule
Crystal
Time Capsule
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade
Emerald
Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
Evolve Charmeleon
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Pal Park, Trade
Platinum
Pal Park, Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
Evolve Charmeleon
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black White
Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer
Generation VI
X Y
Evolve Charmeleon

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
Pokémon Conquest Evolve Charmeleon

In events

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Bitter Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Events* Charizardite X Charizardite X (100%) Charizardite Y Charizardite Y (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Charizard
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.


Mega Charizard X
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 78
138 - 185 266 - 360
Attack: 130
121 - 200 238 - 394
Defense: 111
104 - 179 204 - 353
Sp.Atk: 130
121 - 200 238 - 394
Sp.Def: 85
81 - 150 157 - 295
Speed: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Total: 634   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.


Mega Charizard Y
Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 78
138 - 185 266 - 360
Attack: 104
98 - 171 191 - 337
Defense: 78
74 - 143 144 - 280
Sp.Atk: 159
147 - 232 290 - 458
Sp.Def: 115
108 - 183 211 - 361
Speed: 100
94 - 167 184 - 328
Total: 634   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.



Pokéathlon stats

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

Type effectiveness

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

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100100% 15
00Start Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 09090% 10
00Start Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100100% 15
00Start Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100100% 15
00Start Air Slash Flying Special 07575 09595% 15
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 09090 100100% 15
5656 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 08585% 15
6262 Inferno Fire Special 100100 05050% 5
7171 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 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 VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Charizard
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by a Mega Evolution of Charizard
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 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 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 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 Flying Sprite.png TM19 Roost Flying Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Grass Sprite.png TM22 Solar Beam 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 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
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 130130 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Steel Sprite.png TM51 Steel Wing Steel Physical 07070 090}}90% 25
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 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 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 —}}—% 20
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 TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
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 TM Fighting Sprite.png TM98 Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
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 a Mega Evolution of Charizard
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
CharizardDragoniteSwabluAltariaTropiusSalamence Air Cutter Flying Special 60 95% 25
CranidosRampardosShieldonBastiodonTyruntTyrantrum
AmauraAurorus
Ancient Power Rock Special 60 100% 5
EkansNidoran♂ Beat Up* Dark Physical 100% 10
Snorlax Belly Drum Normal Status —% 10
SquirtleWartortleBlastoiseEkansArbokGyarados
TotodileCroconawFeraligatrLarvitarPupitarTyranitar
LoudredExploudSeviperBagonShelgonSalamence
TurtwigGrotleTorterraDruddigonDeinoZweilous
HydreigonTyruntTyrantrumBergmiteAvalugg
Bite Dark Physical 60 100% 25
Nidoran♂RhyhornChikoritaScraggy Counter* Fighting Physical 100% 20
ArbokSnorlaxTotodileCroconawFeraligatrLarvitar
PupitarTyranitarExploudSeviperBagonShelgon
SalamenceTurtwigGrotleTorterraGarchompScraggy
ScraftyDruddigonDeinoZweilousHydreigonTyrunt
TyrantrumAvalugg
Crunch Dark Physical 80 100% 15
HorseaSeadraKingdraGyaradosDratiniDragonair
DragoniteAltariaAxewFraxureHaxorus
Dragon Dance Dragon Status —% 20
HorseaSeadraKingdraAmpharosSwabluAltaria
AxewFraxureHaxorusDeinoZweilousHydreigon
SkrelpDragalgeGoomySliggooGoodra
Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 85 100% 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
DruddigonDeinoZweilousHydreigonGoodra
Outrage Dragon Physical 120 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Charizard in Generation VI
  • 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 a Mega Evolution of Charizard
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
X Y Blast Burn Fire Special 150 90% 5
X Y Fire Pledge Fire Special 80 100% 10
  • A black or white 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 a Mega Evolution of Charizard
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Charizard
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or alternate form of Charizard

By events

Generation VI
Other generations:
IV - V
 Event   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
CoroCoro Charizardite Y CharizardLv.36
Serial code Olleh TV Charizardite Y CharizardLv.36
GAME 2014 Charizardite Y CharizardLv.36
Infrared Olleh TV Charizardite Y CharizardLv.36
XY Charizardite Y CharizardLv.36
GameStop 2014 Charizardite Y CharizardLv.36
Inferno Fire Special 100 50% 5
  • A superscript level indicates that Charizard can learn this move normally in Generation VI at that level
  • 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 event 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 its Attack is 83 or higher
Range: 2 Perfect Links: Masakage and Yukimura

Evolution

004Charmander.png
Unevolved
Charmander
 Fire 
Rare Candy
Level 16
005Charmeleon.png
First evolution
Charmeleon
 Fire 
Rare Candy
Level 36
006Charizard.png
Second evolution
Charizard
 Fire  Flying 

Sprites

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

Other sprites

Spr 3f Charizard credits.png
FireRed/LeafGreen credits

Trivia

  • Prior to Generation VI, Charizard and Rhyhorn shared the same cry. This cry is later updated and reused for Mega Charizard Y.
  • 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.
  • Charizard was the focus of a Pokémon Center promotion in April 2010.
  • 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.
  • Charizard and Typhlosion, along with their respective evolutionary lines, have exactly the same base stats.
  • Charizard and its pre-evolution share their species name with Flareon, Moltres, and Infernape. They are all known as the Flame Pokémon.
  • Mega Charizard Y has the highest Special Attack of all Fire-type Pokémon and Flying-type Pokémon.
  • Charizard's Mega Evolutions have the highest base stat total of all final evolved starters, as well as the highest base stat total of all non-legendary Fire-types.
    • Mega Charizard Y has the highest base stat total of all non-legendary Flying-type Pokémon.
  • Charizard is the final evolved starter with the most abilities, four, due to its two alternate Mega Evolutions.

Origin

Charizard resembles a European dragon, certainly one of many forms told and rendered in legends.

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 From English words lizard, monster


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Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 http://www.pokemonxy.com/en-us/pokemon/mega_pokemon/#Charizard

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