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'''Ash's Charizard''' (Japanese: '''サトシのリザードン''' ''Satoshi's Lizardon'') was the fifth {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} acquired by [[Ash Ketchum]] in the [[Kanto]] region.
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'''Ash's Charizard''' (Japanese: '''サトシのリザードン''' ''Satoshi's Lizardon'') was the fourth {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} that {{Ash}} {{pkmn2|caught}} in the [[Kanto]] [[region]], and his fifth overall.
   
==History==
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==In the anime==
===Kanto===
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===In the main series===
====With Damian====
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====History====
[[File:Damian Charmander.png|thumb|200px|left|As a Charmander, with Damian]]
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=====[[Original series]]=====
Charmander originally belonged to a braggart Trainer named [[Damian]]. However, in ''[[EP011|Charmander - The Stray Pokémon]]'', Damian grew tired of Charmander being weak and abandoned it, leaving it on a rocky outcrop and telling it that he would come back later. Charmander's health deteriorated, but it was able to resist capture by {{Ash}} twice before explaining to {{AP|Pikachu}} that it was waiting for Damian. Later, Ash met Damian and learned of his plans that he would never return for it. Outraged but mostly concerned for Charmander, who was now stuck out in the rain loyally awaiting Damian, {{an|Brock}}, Ash and {{an|Misty}} rushed to its rescue, with Brock carrying it to the [[Pokémon Center]] whilst Ash sheltered the little remaining tail flame with his coat.
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======Kanto======
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[[File:Damian Charmander.png|thumb|250px|left|As a Charmander, with Damian]]
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;With Damian
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Charmander originally belonged to a boastful {{pkmn|Trainer}} named [[Damian]]. However, in ''[[EP011|Charmander - The Stray Pokémon]]'', Damian grew tired of Charmander being weak, and so he abandoned it, leaving it on a rocky outcrop and telling it that he would come back later. Charmander's health deteriorated, but it was able to resist capture by {{Ash}} twice before explaining to {{AP|Pikachu}} that it was waiting for Damian. Later, Ash met Damian and learned that he never planned to return for Charmander. Outraged but mostly concerned for Charmander, who was now stuck out in the rain loyally awaiting Damian, {{an|Brock}}, Ash, and {{an|Misty}} rushed to its rescue, with Brock carrying it to the [[Pokémon Center]] while Ash sheltered the little remaining tail flame with his coat.
   
Charmander recovered in ER and promptly left the Pokémon Center to resume its wait for Damian. However, it came across {{TRT}}, who had stolen Pikachu. Charmander ordered them to return Pikachu, and when they ignored it, it blasted them with {{m|Flamethrower}} to send them running away, leaving behind Pikachu. Ash invited Charmander to join them, but Damian turned up with a bunch of Poké Balls and said that he had abandoned Charmander on purpose in order to allow it to toughen up. Damian throws a Poké Ball at it but the lizard Pokémon deflected the Ball. Charmander, having seen Damian's character, staunchly refused and when Damian threatened to crush it with all of his other Pokémon, it attacked Damian with a Flamethrower attack alongside Pikachu. Damian fled and Charmander happily joined Ash's team.
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Despite the care shown to it, Charmander was unwilling to remain at the Pokémon Center and returned to the rock where it had been staying. However, it came across {{TRT}}, who had stolen Pikachu. Charmander ordered them to return Pikachu, and when they ignored it, it blasted them with Flamethrower to send them running away, leaving behind Pikachu. Ash invited Charmander to join them, but Damian turned up with a bunch of Poké Balls and said that he had abandoned Charmander on purpose to toughen it up. Damian threw a Poké Ball at it, but Charmander deflected the Ball in defiance. Having seen Damian's character, Charmander staunchly refused to return, and when Damian threatened to crush it with all of his other Pokémon, it attacked Damian with a Flamethrower attack alongside Pikachu, who used {{m|Thunder Shock}}. Damian fled and Charmander happily joined Ash's team instead.
   
====With Ash====
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[[File:Ash Charmander.png|thumb|240px|right|As a Charmander]]
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[[File:Ash Charmander.png|thumb|250px|As a Charmander]]
Charmander immediately became one of Ash's main Pokémon, being used in the [[EP012|very next episode]] as a torch to help Ash through the caves. Also, it ganged up with a group of other Charmander on the [[St. Anne]] in ''[[EP015|Battle Aboard the St. Anne]]'' to repel {{tc|Team Rocket Grunt}}s. In ''[[EP023|The Tower of Terror]]'', Ash sent it out to lead the way through the haunted tower, but was terrified of the {{type|Ghost|ghosts}} and Ash recalled it after it became paralyzed by {{TP|Sabrina|Haunter}}'s {{m|Lick}}.
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Charmander immediately became one of Ash's main Pokémon, being used in the [[EP012|very next episode]] as a torch to help Ash through the caves. Also, it joined with a group of other Charmander on the [[S.S. Anne|St. Anne]] in ''[[EP015|Battle Aboard the St. Anne]]'' to repel {{tc|Team Rocket Grunt}}s. [[EP016|Later]], Charmander used Flamethrower to torch a hole in the capsized St. Anne's hull, allowing the group and Team Rocket to escape the ship.
   
In ''[[EP025|Primeape Goes Bananas]]'', Charmander battled a berserk {{AP|Primeape}} which it finally subdued after learning {{m|Rage}}, which vastly increased its firepower and allowed it to knock Primeape out with a devastating Flamethrower. Charmander made its Gym Battle debut in [[EP026|the next episode]], where it defeated [[Erika]]'s {{p|Weepinbell}} after burning {{m|Razor Leaf}} and then striking a powerful {{m|Skull Bash}}. However, the pure stench emitting from her {{p|Gloom}} caused Charmander to choke and faint.
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In ''[[EP025|Primeape Goes Bananas]]'', Charmander battled a berserk {{AP|Primeape}}. It finally subdued its opponent by using {{m|Rage}} and Flamethrower. Charmander made its Gym Battle debut in [[EP026|the next episode]], where it defeated [[Erika]]'s {{p|Weepinbell}} after burning {{m|Razor Leaf}} and then striking a powerful Skull Bash. However in the next round, the pure stench emitting from her {{p|Gloom}} caused Charmander to choke and faint. Ash called on Charmander's assistance against [[Koga]] in ''[[EP032|The Ninja Poké-Showdown]]''. It went up against Koga's {{p|Venomoth}} briefly before their match was interrupted by Team Rocket. For the official Gym battle, Charmander went up against [[Koga's Golbat]] and defeated it with Ember and Fire Spin, earning Ash the {{Badge|Soul}}.
   
In ''[[EP032|The Ninja Poké-Showdown]]'', Charmander battled [[Koga]]'s {{p|Venomoth}} briefly before their match was interrupted by Team Rocket. For the official Gym battle, Charmander went up against [[Koga's Golbat]] and defeated it with {{m|Ember}} and {{m|Fire Spin}}. Charmander's power continued to grow, easily defeating a {{p|Golem}} owned by a biker named [[Chopper]], despite the type disadvantage in ''[[EP036|The Bike Bridge Gang]]''. The flames from Charmander's attack were so powerful that Golem continued to burn and the heat went through the Poké Ball.
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The rise in Charmander's battle experience reached its peak in ''[[EP043|March of the Exeggutor Squad]]'', where it helped stop a large number of rampaging {{p|Exeggutor}}. Subsequently, Charmander [[Evolution|evolved]] into {{p|Charmeleon}}. However, in ''[[EP044|The Problem with Paras]]'', it was revealed that Charmeleon was no longer [[obedience|loyal]] to Ash, attacking a {{p|Paras}} when Ash was trying to deliberately lose in order to help Paras evolve. [[Lacy (EP044)|Casandra's grandmother]] explained that Charmeleon's skill level had exceeded Ash's, and therefore it did not respect him. Ironically, a rampaging Charmeleon was stopped when Paras, desperately trying to avoid punishment, jabbed at it with a claw. After evolving into {{p|Parasect}}, it put Charmeleon to sleep with {{m|Spore}} and allowed Ash to recall it. Cassandra's grandmother warned Ash that he needed to learn to control Charmeleon.
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[[File:Ash Charmeleon.png|thumb|250px|left|As a {{p|Charmeleon}}]]
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Ash stopped using his disobedient Charmeleon, but tried again in ''[[EP046|Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon]]'' to repel wild Fossil Pokémon, which it refused to do. When an {{p|Aerodactyl}} swooped past, knocking Charmeleon over, Charmeleon attempted to fight back. It then jumped up and grabbed the escaping Aerodactyl's tail and followed it into the open air, but was soon shaken off. Upset, Charmeleon evolved into {{p|Charizard}} and flew after Aerodactyl to avenge its injured pride. It managed to catch Ash and put him on the ground, but unfortunately, retained its disobedience.
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[[File:Ash Charizard newly evolved.png|thumb|250px|As a newly evolved {{p|Charizard}}]]
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Charizard's disloyalty began to cause Ash some serious problems during his journey, losing the [[Cinnabar Gym]] battle against [[Blaine]] in ''[[EP058|Riddle Me This]]'', as it simply loafed off and allowed {{p|Rhydon}} an easy win with {{m|Horn Drill}}. In [[EP059|the next episode]], Charizard refused to help dam the volcano, but changed its mind after seeing Blaine's powerful {{TP|Blaine|Magmar}} contributing. After working together, the duo were left with a burning desire to test each other's strength. Blaine permitted a battle at the peak of the volcano, and the two seemed evenly matched. Magmar dropped Charizard into the lava, but Charizard regained the upper hand by dazing Magmar with an aerial Submission attack and then knocking it out with its powerful Seismic Toss.
   
The rise in battle experience reached its peak in ''[[EP043|March of the Exeggutor Squad]]'', where it single-handedly stopped a large number of rampaging {{p|Exeggutor}}. Subsequently, Charmander [[Evolution|evolved]] into {{p|Charmeleon}}.
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The most costly incidence of Charizard's disloyalty was in the battle against [[Ritchie]] during the [[Indigo Plateau Conference|Indigo League]] in ''[[EP079|Friend and Foe Alike]]''. Down to one Pokémon, Ash called Charizard into battle against [[Zippo]], and surprisingly decided to battle and force Zippo to flee from a far superior Flamethrower, causing Ritchie to recall it and concede the round. However, when [[Sparky]] came out, Charizard condescendingly stomped the ground and flapped its wings against the little Pikachu before going to sleep, refusing to battle. Due to this, Ash lost the round and Ritchie advanced to the next round.
   
In ''[[EP044|The Problem with Paras]]'', it was revealed that Charmeleon had lost its [[obedience]] to Ash, attacking a {{p|Paras}} when Ash was trying to deliberately lose in order to help Paras evolve. [[Cassandra]]'s grandmother explained that Charmeleon's skill level had exceeded Ash's, and therefore it didn't respect him. Ironically a rampaging Charmeleon was stopped when Paras, desperately trying to avoid punishment, jabbed at it with a claw. After evolving into {{p|Parasect}}, it put Charmeleon to sleep with {{m|Spore}} and allowed Ash to recall it. Cassandra's grandmother warned Ash that he needed to learn to control Charmeleon.
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======Orange Islands======
[[File:Ash Charmeleon.png|thumb|240px|left|As a {{p|Charmeleon}}]]
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Ash took Charizard with him to the [[Orange Archipelago|Orange Islands]], despite its refusal to obey him. Ash had noticeably stopped trying to use it in battles, although in ''[[EP093|Navel Maneuvers]]'', Charizard, Pikachu, and Bulbasaur were used in the second round of the match between Ash and [[Danny]]. Charizard was initially unwilling to participate, and Danny nearly won. However, Charizard inadvertently helped when it tried to use Flamethrower on Ash but missed and carved an ice pillar into a sled. This meant Ash won the round and was able to continue the match.
Ash stopped using his disobedient Charmeleon, but tried again in ''[[EP046|Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon]]'' to repel wild Fossil Pokémon, which it ignored to do. When an {{p|Aerodactyl}} swooped past knocking Charmeleon over, Charmeleon proudly fought back but was unable to do anything. It then jumped up and grabbed the escaping Aerodactyl's tail and followed it into the open air, but was shaken off. Upset, Charmeleon evolved into {{p|Charizard}} and flew after Aerodactyl to avenge its injured pride. It managed to catch Ash and put him on the ground, but unfortunately, retained its disobedience.
 
   
Charizard's disloyalty began to cost Ash in the business end of his journey, throwing away a round with [[Blaine]] in ''[[EP058|Riddle Me This]]'', as Charizard simply loafed off and allowed {{p|Rhydon}} an easy win with {{m|Horn Drill}}. In [[EP059|the next episode]], Charizard refused to help dam the volcano, but changed its mind after seeing Blaine's powerful {{TP|Blaine|Magmar}} contributing. After working together, the duo were left with a burning desire to test each others strength. Blaine permitted a battle at the peak of the volcano, and the two seem evenly matched. Magmar drops Charizard into the lava, but Charizard regains the upper hand by dazing Magmar with an aerial submission and then knocking it out with its powerful {{m|Seismic Toss}}.
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In ''[[EP098|A Way Off Day Off]]'', although it did not obey Ash, Charizard recognized the wisdom and formidable experience that [[Tracey's Scyther]] had, and the two teamed up to defeat Team Rocket. Scyther was the only Pokémon in the group whom Charizard respected.
[[File:Ash Charizard newly evolved.png|thumb|240px|right|As a newly evolved {{p|Charizard}}]]
 
In ''[[M01|Mewtwo Strikes Back]]'', Charizard played a significant role. It blatantly refused to listen to Ash, but took up the battle against {{an|Mewtwo}}'s cloned Charizard. It lasted longer than Bruteroot or Shellshocker had, but was ultimately defeated by being slammed into the ground. It was captured in a Clone Ball, much to Ash's anguish. Ash then helped to release Charizard and the others, and it ran back to continue fighting its clone. When Ash was petrified by Mewtwo and {{an|Mew}}, Charizard wept for its fallen master's sacrifice, its tears helping to regenerate him. Once things were back to normal, Charizard's memory was erased and it went back to its blatant disobedience.
 
   
Charizard's disloyalty cost Ash greatly in the battle against [[Ritchie]] in ''[[EP079|Friend and Foe Alike]]''. Down to one Pokémon, Ash called Charizard into battle against [[Zippo]], and surprisingly decided to battle and force Zippo to flee from a far superior Flamethrower, causing Ritchie to concede the round. However, when [[Sparky]] came out, Charizard condescendingly stomped the ground and flapped his wings against the little Pikachu, before going to sleep, refusing to battle. Ash lost the round and Ritchie advanced onto the next round.
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Charizard continued to ignore Ash during battles, such as in ''[[EP099|The Mandarin Island Miss Match]]''. Charizard took down a boy's {{p|Tauros}} with a single attack, before flying away and rampaging the city. Ash was unable to recall it and only the intervention of [[Lorelei|Prima]] and her {{p|Slowbro}} using {{m|Disable}} allowed Ash to stop Charizard.
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[[File:Ash Charizard frozen.png|thumb|250px|left|Being taken care of by Ash]]
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In ''[[EP105|Charizard Chills]]'', Charizard battled [[Tad]]'s {{p|Poliwrath}}. It blatantly refused to listen to Ash's commands, continuing to use Flamethrower despite it having no effect on Poliwrath. Tad and Poliwrath resisted all of them until Poliwrath responded with a {{m|Water Gun}} that nearly doused the flame on Charizard's tail. It was then encased in ice by Poliwrath's {{m|Ice Beam}}, much to Ash's horror. Ash managed to smash the ice encasing Charizard's head, and Tad walked away scornfully, telling Ash that they would have a rematch when he could control Charizard. Ash lit a fire and thawed Charizard out, before rubbing Charizard all over to help it regain its body heat. Pikachu pointed out that Ash's hands were rubbed raw, but Ash replied that he didn't mind, and redoubled his efforts upon seeing that Charizard's tail flame was so small. Charizard woke up in a panic and tried to attack, but it was so cold that it could not produce a flame and passed out again. Misty provided a blanket and Tracey kept the fires up while Pikachu watched the flame, but Ash himself worked throughout the entire night to help Charizard recover.
   
===Orange Islands===
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The selfless act reminded Charizard of everything Ash had done for it since it was a Charmander. By morning, Charizard's respect and loyalty to Ash had returned, and it helped Ash rescue Pikachu from Team Rocket. Ash and Pikachu were briefly knocked out during the rescue, and Charizard became so incensed it learned Dragon Rage. In a rematch with Tad and Poliwrath, Charizard learned to dodge Ice Beam and knocked Poliwrath into the air before defeating it with Seismic Toss.
Ash took Charizard with him to the Orange Islands, despite its refusal to obey him. Noticeably Ash had stopped trying to use it in battles, although in the episode ''[[EP093|Navel Maneuvers]]'', Charizard, {{AP|Pikachu}} and Bulbasaur were used in the second round of the match between Ash and [[Danny]]. Charizard was initially unwilling to participate, and Danny nearly won. However, Charizard unwillingly helped when it tried to use {{m|Flamethrower}} on Ash but missed and carved an ice pillar into a sled. This meant Ash won the round and was able to continue the match.
 
   
In ''[[EP098|A Way Off Day Off]]'', although refusing to listen to Ash, it recognized the wisdom and formidable experience that [[Tracey's Scyther]] had, and the two teamed up to defeat Team Rocket. Scyther was the only one of any of the group whom Charizard respected.
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It participated in Ash's Gym battle against [[Luana]] in ''[[EP108|Double Trouble]]''. It fought Luana's {{p|Alakazam}} and {{p|Marowak}} alongside Ash's Pikachu in the series' first official [[Double Battle]]. The two Pokémon initially had trouble collaborating, but eventually managed to work together: Pikachu helped to free Charizard from Alakazam's {{m|Psychic}} attack and Charizard caught Pikachu after it was hit by Marowak's {{m|Body Slam}} attack. Charizard's skillful flying caused Marowak and Alakazam to knock each other out, earning Ash the Jade Star Badge.
   
Charizard continued to go off on its own agenda during battles, such as in ''[[EP099|The Mandarin Island Miss Match]]''. Charizard took down a boy's {{p|Tauros}} with a single attack, before flying away and attempting to burn everything. Ash was unable to recall him and only the intervention of [[Lorelei|Prima]] and her {{p|Slowbro}} using {{m|Disable}} allowed Ash to recall it.
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Charizard was also used in Ash's Orange League battle against {{OBP|Drake|Orange League}} in ''[[EP112|Enter the Dragonite]]''. Charizard defeated Drake's {{p|Electabuzz}} by blocking its electricity with Fire Spin and knocking it out with Seismic Toss. It also fought {{TP|Drake|Dragonite}}, but was hit by a powerful {{m|Water Gun}} and then {{m|slam}}med into the ground. After a clash of Dragon Rages, Charizard fainted, but its attacks had begun to wear Dragonite down, paving the way for Pikachu to finish it off and give Ash the victory. Charizard was inducted into the Orange Islands Hall of Fame with Ash's other Pokémon.
   
[[File:Ash Charizard frozen.png|thumb|240px|left|Being taken care of by Ash]]
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======Johto======
In ''[[EP105|Charizard Chills]]'', Charizard battled [[Tad]]'s {{p|Poliwrath}}. It blatantly refused to listen to Ash's commands, continuing to try Flamethrowers despite them having no effect on Poliwrath. Tad and Poliwrath shrugged all of them off until Poliwrath responded with a Water Gun that nearly doused the flame on Charizard's tail. It was then encased in ice by Poliwrath's {{m|Ice Beam}}, much to Ash's horror. Ash managed to smash the ice encasing Charizard's head, and Tad walked away scornfully, telling Ash that they would have a rematch when he could control Charizard.
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[[File:ValleyShipping.png|thumb|250px|With Charla]]
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Charizard also accompanied Ash on his journey to the [[Johto]] region, although it became apparent that it was unfairly superior to most of Ash's early competition. This was shown especially in ''[[EP118|The Double Trouble Header]]'', where Charizard easily defeated all three of {{an|Casey}}'s Pokémon, despite the disapproval of Misty and Brock. Team Rocket later capitulated on Casey's frustration, calling Charizard an illegal choice by Ash.
   
Ash lit a fire and thawed Charizard out, before rubbing Charizard all over to help it regain its body heat. Pikachu pointed out that Ash's hands were rubbed raw, but Ash replied that he didn't mind, Charizard's flame was so small that Ash redoubled his efforts. Charizard woke up in a panic and tried to attack, but it was so cold that it couldn't produce a flame and passed out again. Misty provided a blanket and Tracey kept the fires up whilst Pikachu watched the flame, but Ash himself worked throughout the entire night to help Charizard recover.
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Charizard was used to weaken and help Ash capture a {{AP|Chikorita}} in ''[[EP126|The Chikorita Rescue]]''. Its massive size compared to her came into effect when Chikorita ran towards it and tried to attack, Charizard responding by placing its foot out and blowing a small puff of fire after being instructed by Ash to only weaken her. Charizard's puff of fire ended up on Chikorita's single leaf and caused her to run around for a short amount of time before using {{m|Vine Whip}} to attack Charizard. Charizard was recalled by Ash after it and Chikorita fell into a large canvas of rocks.
   
The selfless act reminded Charizard of everything Ash had done for it since it was a Charmander. By morning, Charizard's respect for and loyalty to Ash had returned, and it helped Ash rescue Pikachu from Team Rocket. Ash and Pikachu were knocked senseless during the rescue, and Charizard became so incensed it learned {{m|Dragon Rage}}. In a rematch with Tad and Poliwrath, Charizard learned to dodge Ice Beam and knocked Poliwrath into the air, before defeating it with Seismic Toss.
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In ''[[EP131|Fighting Flyer with Fire]]'', it participated in Ash's first Johto Gym battle against [[Falkner]], where it battled Falkner's {{p|Pidgeot}}. Due to the latter's impressive {{stat|Speed}}, Charizard started at a disadvantage, with Pidgeot's {{m|Whirlwind}} reflecting its Flamethrower back onto it. It was then knocked back down by a combination of Wing Attack and {{m|Quick Attack}}. Falkner told Ash to surrender but Ash refused and Charizard gained the strength to fight back and fly above Quick Attack. Charizard then baited Pidgeot, spinning around in midair when Pidgeot flew behind it and hitting it with Fire Spin, before seizing it and hurling it into the ground with Seismic Toss. Pidgeot was knocked out and Ash won the Zephyr Badge.
   
It participated in Ash's Gym battle against [[Luana]] in ''[[EP108|Double Trouble]]''. It fought Luana's {{p|Alakazam}} and {{p|Marowak}} alongside Ash's Pikachu in the series' first [[Double Battle]]. The two Pokémon initially had trouble collaborating, but eventually managed to work together: Pikachu helped to free Charizard from Alakazam's {{m|Psychic}} attack and Charizard caught Pikachu after it was hit by Marowak's {{m|Body Slam}} attack. Charizard's skillful flying caused Marowak and Alakazam to knock each other out, giving Ash the Jade Star Badge.
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In ''[[EP134|Charizard's Burning Ambitions]]'', Misty criticized Ash for using Charizard too often against fresh young Trainers, making him unbeatable but in an unfair way. Ash then met {{Jo|Liza}}, who taught Ash and Charizard how to fly together. After arriving in the [[Charicific Valley]], Charizard was humiliated by Liza's insults and proudly tried to show off its power, but was shown to be smaller and weaker than the wild Charizard who lived there. Charizard continued to pick fights and kept getting itself beaten until Liza locked them out of the Valley, having [[Charla]] throw Charizard into the lake and telling it and Ash to stay away until they had trained and reflected. Team Rocket sympathized with Charizard and helped it to stay awake in the lake, as well as making a false attempt to break into the Valley, allowing Charizard to defeat them and win acclaim from Liza, Charla, and the wild Charizard. Facing an emotional battle, Ash told Charizard that he did not want a weakling on his team and he would be fine without it, forcing Charizard to stay at the Valley to train and become more powerful. He then ran away from the Valley, knowing that if he stopped, he would not be able to say goodbye. Pikachu wished Charizard well and followed Ash, leaving its teammate and friend behind.
   
In ''[[M02|The Power of One]]'', Charizard helped Ash complete his dangerous journey to Ice Island. It used its powerful Flamethrower to repel an attack from {{an|Moltres}}, but Ash recalled it when his sleigh was destroyed and a tidal wave came crashing down.
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During its time in the Charicific Valley, Charizard took the role of Charla's bodyguard, and the two seem to have a sort of [[ValleyShipping|romantic relationship]] with each other. Liza occasionally visited the [[Dragon Holy Land]] in [[Blackthorn City]] with the two Charizard. One such visit was in ''[[EP253|Great Bowls of Fire!]]'', which coincidentally occurred when Ash was there for his final [[Johto]] Gym battle. Charizard helped Ash, [[Clair]], Pikachu and {{TP|Clair|Dragonair}} calm the wild {{p|Dragonite}} that was rampaging in the Dragon Holy Land.
   
Charizard was also used in Ash's Orange League battle against {{OBP|Drake|Orange League}} in ''[[EP112|Enter the Dragonite]]''. Charizard defeated Drake's {{p|Electabuzz}} by blocking its electricity with {{m|Fire Spin}} and the knocking it out with Seismic Toss. It also fought {{TP|Drake|Dragonite}}, but was hit by a powerful {{m|Water Gun}} and then {{m|slam}}med into the ground. After a clash of Dragon Rages, Charizard fainted, but its attacks had begun to wear Dragonite down, paving the way for Pikachu to finish it off and give Ash victory. Charizard was inducted into the Orange Islands Hall of Fame with Ash's other Pokémon.
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In ''[[EP254|Better Eight Than Never]]'', Charizard battled against Clair's Dragonair in Ash's [[rematch]]. It caused the water in the Gym's pool to evaporate with its Flamethrower and Fire Spin, thus depriving Dragonair of her protection. It then caught Dragonair with Seismic Toss and used Fire Spin to create a flaming twister to wear down Dragonair's defenses before she hit the ground and was knocked out. Ash surprised Liza by sending it back for training, knowing that Charizard still had a lot to learn.
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[[File:Ash and Charizard.png|thumb|left|250px|Charizard and Ash]]
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Ash later used Charizard in the [[Silver Conference]] during his fight against [[Gary Oak]] in ''[[EP270|Can't Beat the Heat!]]'', as Brock had made a late night call to Liza requesting Charizard for the battle. [[Gary's Blastoise]] and {{p|Scizor}} cut Ash's team down to only Charizard, who had to fight three opponents single-handedly. It managed to match Scizor's speed and took advantage of its significant type advantage, defeating Scizor with a single Flamethrower. Despite Golem's weight preventing Charizard from using its Seismic Toss, Charizard overcame it with a powerful Dragon Rage. Charizard struggled against Gary's Blastoise, as it had supreme defensive capabilities and could keep Charizard at bay with Hydro Pump. Thinking outside the box, Ash told Charizard to superheat the field, which forced Blastoise to spend time cooling the molten rock. This created a huge steam cloud and allowed Charizard to seize Blastoise at close range. Blastoise could still use {{m|Withdraw}} to dodge Dragon Rage, so Charizard hurled Blastoise into the ground with Seismic Toss, defeating it and leaving Ash as the winner.
   
===Johto===
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Charizard was then used in Ash's fight against {{jo|Harrison}} in ''[[EP271|Playing with Fire!]]'', where it went up against [[Harrison's Blaziken]]. Charizard's aerial advantage was negated by Blaziken's powerful legs and ability to maneuver in midair. Each Pokémon hit hard blows on the other, and their Flamethrowers were shown to be equal in power. Blaziken even managed to get up after a devastating Seismic Toss, while Charizard took a {{m|Blaze Kick}} to the neck and continued on. A fiery clash between Flamethrower and Dragon Rage knocked both Pokémon down, but only Blaziken could get up, eliminating Ash from the tournament. Charizard once again returned to Charicific Valley, and it was later revealed that it had injured Blaziken so badly that Harrison had to rest his primary battler in the next round, which contributed to his later loss.
[[File:ValleyShipping.png|thumb|220px|With Charla]]
 
Charizard also accompanied Ash on his journey to the Johto region, although it became apparent that it was unfairly superior to most of Ash's early competition. This was shown especially in ''[[EP118|The Double Trouble Header]]'', where {{an|Casey}}'s {{p|Pidgey}} was beaten by Charizard exhaling and {{p|Rattata}} was defeated merely by bouncing of Charizard's stomach. A single Flamethrower beat {{TP|Casey|Chikorita}} and allowed Charizard to win in the sweep, despite the disapproval of Misty and Brock. Team Rocket later capitulated on Casey's frustration, calling Charizard an illegal choice by Ash.
 
   
Charizard was used to weaken and help Ash capture a {{p|Chikorita}} in ''[[EP126|The Chikorita Rescue]]''. His massive size compared to it came into effect when Chikorita ran toward him and tried to attack, Charizard responding by placing his foot out and blowing a small puff of fire after being instructed by Ash to only weaken it. Charizard's puff of fire ended up on Chikorita's single leaf and caused it to run around for a short amount of time before using {{m|Vine Whip}} to attack Charizard. Charizard was recalled by Ash after he and Chikorita fell into a large canvas of rocks.
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In ''[[AG136|The Symbol Life]]'', it returned for Ash's first {{Gdis|Battle Frontier|III}} battle, where it took on [[Noland's Articuno]] at the {{gdis|Battle Factory|III}}. Ash and Charizard flew together, where Charizard demonstrated a far improved Flamethrower and that it had learned {{m|Dragon Breath}}. In battle, it showed that it was a match even for the Legendary Pokémon, using Flamethrower to burn through {{m|Ice Beam}} and strike Articuno. However, Articuno did not take much damage from Flamethrower or Dragon Breath, blinding Charizard with {{m|Mist}} and then knocking it to the ground with {{m|Steel Wing}}. Articuno then inflicted serious damage with {{m|Water Pulse}} and froze Charizard's wing tip, crippling its movements. Finally, Charizard used Overheat, which it had just learned, to melt the ice, then it caught Articuno as it tried to use Steel Wing and struck with a Seismic Toss. Charizard collapsed, but managed to get up just as Articuno passed out, giving Ash and Charizard the victory.
   
It participated in Ash's first Johto Gym battle against [[Falkner]], where it battled Falkner's {{p|Pidgeot}}. Due to the latter's impressive {{stat|Speed}}, Charizard was put on the back foot, with Pidgeot's {{m|Whirlwind}} reflecting its Flamethrower back onto it. It was then knocked back down by a combination of {{m|Wing Attack}} and {{m|Quick Attack}}. Falkner tells Ash to surrender but Ash refuses and Charizard gains the strength to fight back and fly above Quick Attack. Charizard then baited Pidgeot, spinning around in midair when Pidgeot flew behind it and hitting it with Fire Spin, before seizing it and hurling it into the ground with Seismic Toss. Pidgeot was knocked out and Ash won the Zephyr Badge.
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Charizard also battled alongside Pikachu, Bulbasaur, and Squirtle in a four-on-four battle against {{FB|Pyramid King|Brandon}}'s Pokémon in ''[[AG189|Gathering the Gang of Four!]]''. It went up against {{p|Dusclops}}. Charizard had been training since its battle with Articuno and learned Steel Wing, but was put at a disadvantage when Dusclops used {{m|Confuse Ray}} and {{m|Mean Look}}, forcing Charizard to keep battling in its baffled state, all the while taking damage from {{m|Will-O-Wisp}}. Finally, Charizard snapped out of its confusion and attacked with Dragon Breath, wearing both Pokémon down. However, an attempt to use Seismic Toss to finish the match cost Ash dearly, as the {{type|Ghost}} simply dissipated and re-emerged safely at a distance, where a single {{m|Shadow Punch}} took Charizard out and put Ash at a supreme disadvantage. However, Pikachu, Bulbasaur, and Squirtle managed to win the battle and the Brave Symbol. After the match against Brandon, Charizard returned to Charicific Valley.
   
In ''[[EP134|Charizard's Burning Ambitions]]'', Misty criticized Ash for using Charizard too often against fresh young Trainers, making him unbeatable but in an unfair way. Ash then met {{Jo|Liza}}, who taught Ash and Charizard how to fly together. After arriving in the [[Charicific Valley]], Charizard was humiliated by Liza's insult and proudly tried to show off its power, but was shown to be smaller and weaker than the wild Charizard who lived there. Charizard continued to pick fights and got beaten until Liza locked them out of the Valley, having [[Charla]] throw Charizard into the lake and telling it and Ash to stay away until they had trained and reflected. Team Rocket sympathized with Charizard and helped it to stay awake in the lake, as well as making a false attempt to break into the Valley, allowing Charizard to defeat them and win acclaim from Liza, Charla and the wild Charizard.
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====={{series|Best Wishes}}=====
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======Unova======
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[[File:Pikachu and Charizard.png|thumb|250px|Charizard reuniting with Pikachu]]
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In ''[[BW116|The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!]]'', Ash and {{ashfr}} attended a [[Kanto Fair]], where one of the presentations featured the local [[starter Pokémon]], involving a live action show with a Charmander. This made Ash remember his own Charmander, prompting him to tell {{an|Iris}}, {{an|Cilan}}, and {{an|N}} about his Charizard. Filled with a desire to see his old friend again, Ash called Professor Oak, who, in exchange for [[Ash's Unfezant]], sent Charizard over to him. While being introduced to Iris, Cilan, N, and their Pokémon, Charizard immediately started a fiery rivalry with [[Iris's Dragonite]], which encouraged Ash and Iris to have a battle with their two stubborn Pokémon. During the battle, Charizard was shown to have learned Wing Attack, Slash, and Dragon Tail. It quickly gained the upper hand as not even Dragonite's Dragon Rush was able to hurt it, while Dragonite was taking serious damage from Charizard's Dragon Tail. Before it could be settled, the battle was called off by N. Ash then corrected Iris's misconception that Charizard was a {{type|Dragon}}, upsetting her since she had wanted to train one as well.
   
Facing an emotional battle, Ash told Charizard that he didn't want a weakling on his team and he would be fine without it, forcing Charizard to stay at the Valley to train and become more powerful. He then ran away from the Valley, knowing that if he stopped he would not be able to say goodbye. Pikachu wished Charizard well and followed Ash, leaving its long lasting teammate behind.
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In ''[[BW117|Team Plasma's Pokémon Manipulation!]]'', it was called out by Ash in order to once again fight Iris's Dragonite, who was this time being controlled by [[Colress]].
   
In ''[[M03|Spell of the Unown]]'', Charizard witnessed the plight of [[Greenfield]] on Liza's TV and immediately left Charicific Valley to come to Ash's aid. It arrived just in time to catch Ash as he was blasted off the cliff by {{OBP|Entei|M03}}. Charizard put up a fight against Entei and was nearly killed, but seeing the bond between Ash and Charizard changed [[Molly Hale]]'s heart and she ordered Entei to stop fighting. Charizard then helped Pikachu and Entei to break through the Unown's forcefield and to break the spell. At the end of the movie, Charizard returned to the Valley.
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In ''[[BW119|Meowth, Colress and Team Rivalry!]]'', Charizard was called out to help [[Ash's Pignite]], which had difficulty breathing through his nostrils because something was blocking it. Charizard lifted him up into the air and tossed him to help, but it did not work. Eventually, the blockage was removed, much to everyone's delight.
   
While there, it took the role of bodyguard for Liza's Charizard, [[Charla]], and the two seem to have struck up a [[ValleyShipping|romantic relationship]]. Liza occasionally visits the [[Dragon's Den|Dragon's Valley]] in [[Blackthorn City]] alongside the two Charizard. One such visit was in ''[[EP253|Great Bowls of Fire!]]'', which coincidentally occurred when Ash was there for his final [[Johto]] Gym battle. Charizard helped Ash, Clair, Pikachu and {{TP|Clair|Dragonair}} calm the wild {{p|Dragonite}} that was rampaging in the Dragon Holy Land.
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Later, in ''[[BW121|Team Plasma and the Awakening Ceremony!]]'', Charizard was sent out alongside the rest of Ash's team to help Ash and N dig up to the surface of the {{an|White Ruins}} after they had fallen into a pit. Charizard cleverly improvised a spinning Dragon Tail to help {{AP|Krookodile}} {{m|dig}} through the earth that {{AP|Oshawott}} had softened with {{m|Hydro Pump}}. While battling Team Plasma again, Charizard withstood many of Team Plasma's attacks before Pignite came to its aid. The two then launched an incredibly powerful double Flamethrower at Team Plasma's Pokémon. However, when Colress turned his mind control machine on them, Charizard was quickly recalled to its Poké Ball along with Ash's other Pokémon.
   
In ''[[EP254|Better Eight Than Never]]'', Charizard battled against Clair's Dragonair in his rematch with her by causing the water in the Gym's pool to evaporate with its {{m|Flamethrower}} and {{m|Fire Spin}}, thus depriving Dragonair of its protection. It then caught Dragonair with Seismic Toss and used Fire Spin to create a flaming twister to wear down Dragonair's defenses before it hit the ground and was knocked out. Ash surprised Liza by sending it back for training, knowing that Charizard still has a lot to learn.
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======Decolore Islands======
[[File:Ash and Charizard.png|thumb|left|220px|Ash and his Charizard]]
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In ''[[BW136|A Pokémon of a Different Color!]],'' Charizard and Iris's Dragonite set off to search for Clair's Dragonite, who had been separated from Clair on an [[Cave Island|island]] in the Decolore Archipelago. After Iris's Dragonite found Clair's, Charizard brought the group over to them, only to find the pair squabbling. Although Charizard attempted to stop the fighting, the two Dragonite knocked it away. Later on, Charizard continued to unsuccessfully act as a peacemaker. Ash eventually thanked it for trying and returned Charizard to its Poké Ball.
Ash later used Charizard in the [[Silver Conference]] during his fight against [[Gary Oak]] in ''[[EP270|Can't Beat the Heat!]]'', as Brock had made a late night call to Liza requesting Charizard for the battle. [[Gary's Blastoise]] and {{p|Scizor}} cut Ash's team down to only Charizard who had to fight three opponents single-handedly. It managed to match Scizor's speed and took advantage of its significant type advantage, blasting Scizor with Flamethrower. Despite Gary's Golem's weight preventing Charizard from using its Seismic Toss, Charizard overcame it with a powerful Dragon Rage. Charizard struggled against Blastoise, as it had supreme defensive capabilities and could keep Charizard at bay with Hydro Pump. Thinking outside the square, Charizard superheated the field and forced Blastoise to cool the molten rock. This created a huge steam cloud and allowed Charizard to seize Blastoise at close range. Blastoise could still use {{m|Withdraw}} to dodge Dragon Rage, so Charizard hurled Blastoise into the ground with Seismic Toss, taking Blastoise out and leaving Ash as the winner.
 
   
Charizard was then used in Ash's fight against {{jo|Harrison}}, where it came out against [[Harrison's Blaziken]]. Charizard's aerial advantage was negated by Blaziken's powerful legs and ability to maneuver in midair. Each Pokémon hit hard blows on the other, and their Flamethrowers were shown to be equal in power. Blaziken even managed to get up after a devastating Seismic Toss, whilst Charizard took a {{m|Blaze Kick}} to the neck and continued on. A fiery clash between Flamethrower and Dragon Rage knocked both Pokémon down, but only Blaziken could get up, eliminating Ash from the tournament.
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In ''[[BW141|Best Wishes Until We Meet Again!]]'', Charizard, along with all of Ash's Pokémon, was stolen by Team Rocket. Later, after recovering all of their Pokémon, Ash used Charizard to attack [[Jessie's Frillish]], who was using {{m|Bubble Beam}} on Ash and company. Charizard easily defeated Frillish with Wing Attack and scorched [[James's Amoonguss]] with a super-effective Flamethrower. Charizard, alongside Pikachu, {{TP|Iris|Axew}}, and {{TP|Cilan|Pansage}}, subsequently sent Team Rocket blasting off.
   
Charizard once again returned to Charicific Valley, and it was revealed that it had injured Blaziken so badly that Harrison had to rest it in the next round, contributing to his loss.
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Charizard was reunited with all of Ash's Unova Pokémon at [[Professor Oak's Laboratory]] in ''[[BW142|The Dream Continues!]]''. It joined the others in a group attack on Team Rocket with its Flamethrower to send them blasting off for the last time in the ''Best Wishes'' series. Charizard was left at the lab before Ash set off for the [[Kalos]] region. It later posed with the rest of Ash's Pokémon in a group photo with him.
   
===Kanto Battle Frontier===
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In ''[[AG136|The Symbol Life]]'', it returned for Ash's first {{Gdis|Battle Frontier|III}} battle, where it took on [[Noland's Articuno]] at the {{DL|Battle Frontier (Generation III)|Battle Factory}}. Ash and Charizard flew together, where Charizard demonstrated a far improved {{m|Flamethrower}} and that it had learned {{m|DragonBreath}}. In battle it showed that it was a match even for the legendary Pokémon, using Flamethrower to burn through {{m|Ice Beam}} and strike Articuno. However, Articuno did not take damage from Flamethrower or DragonBreath, flattening Charizard by blinding it with {{m|Mist}} and then knocking it to the ground with {{m|Steel Wing}}. Articuno then inflicted serious damage with {{m|Water Pulse}} and froze Charizard's wing tip, crippling its movements. Finally, Charizard used {{m|Overheat}}, which it had just learned, to melt the ice, then it caught Articuno as it tried to use {{m|Steel Wing}}; before striking with a Seismic Toss. Charizard collapsed, but managed to get up just as Articuno passed out, giving Ash and Charizard the victory.
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Charizard reappeared in a flashback in ''[[SM042|Alola, Kanto!]]''.
   
Charizard also battled alongside Squirtle, Bulbasaur, and Pikachu in a four-on-four battle against {{FB|Pyramid King|Brandon}}'s Pokémon in ''[[AG189|Gathering the Gang of Four!]]''. It went up against {{p|Dusclops}}. Charizard had been training since its battle with Articuno and learned {{m|Steel Wing}}, but was put on the back foot when Dusclops uses {{m|Confuse Ray}} and {{m|Mean Look}}, forcing Charizard to keep battling in its baffled state, all the while taking damage from {{m|Will-O-Wisp}}. Finally Charizard snapped out of confusion and attacked with DragonBreath, wearing both Pokémon down. However, an attempt to use Seismic Toss to finish the match costs Ash dearly, as the {{type|Ghost}} simply dissipated and re-emerged safely at a distance, where a single {{m|Shadow Punch}} took Charizard out and put Ash at a supreme disadvantage. However, Squirtle, Pikachu and Bulbasaur managed to win the battle and the Symbol. After that, Charizard returned to Charicific Valley.
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====Personality and characteristics====
 
===Unova===
 
[[File:Pikachu and Charizard.png|thumb|220px|Charizard reuniting with Pikachu]]
 
In ''[[BW116|The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!]]'', Ash and his friends visited a Kanto-based festival, where one of the presentations featured the local [[starter Pokémon]], involving a live action show with a Charmander. This made Ash remember his own Charmander, prompting him to tell the story how he got his Charmander, and how it eventually became Charizard and won many battles with him, eventually leaving for training. Interested by the idea of seeing his old friend again, Ash called Professor Oak, who, in exchange for [[Ash's Unfezant]], sent Charizard over to him. While being introduced to all of the gang's new Pokémon, Charizard almost immediately started a fiery rivalry with [[Iris's Dragonite]], encouraging Ash and {{an|Iris}} to have a battle with their Pokémon. During the battle, Charizard was shown to have learned {{m|Wing Attack}}, {{m|Slash}}, and {{m|Dragon Tail}}. After a while, the battle was called off by {{an|N}}. Ash then also corrected Iris's misconception that Charizard would be a {{type|Dragon}}, saying that it is actually {{2t|Fire|Flying}}, much to Iris's shocking surprise.
 
 
In ''[[BW117|Team Plasma's Pokémon Manipulation!]]'', it was called out by Ash in order to once again fight Iris's Dragonite, who was this time being controlled by [[Colress]].
 
 
In ''[[BW119|Meowth, Colress and Team Rivalry!]]'', it was called out to help [[Ash's Pignite]], which had difficulty breathing through his nostrils because something was blocking it. Charizard lifted him up into the air and tossed him to help, but it did not work. Eventually the blockage was removed, much to everyone's delight.
 
 
Later, in ''[[BW121|Team Plasma and the Awakening Ceremony!]]'', Charizard was sent out alongside the rest of Ash's team to help Ash and {{an|N}} dig up to the surface of the [[White Ruins]] after they had fallen into a pit. Charizard cleverly improvised a spinning Dragon Tail to help {{AP|Krookodile}} {{m|Dig}} through the earth that {{AP|Oshawott}} had softened with {{m|Hydro Pump}}. While battling Team Plasma again, Charizard withstood many of Team Plasma's attacks before Pignite came to its aid. The two then launched an incredibly powerful double Flamethrower at Team Plasma's Pokémon. However, when Colress turned his mind control machine on them, Charizard was quickly recalled to its Poké Ball along with Ash's other Pokémon.
 
 
==Personality and characteristics==
 
 
{{bulbanews|Personality & Development: Ash's Charizard}}
 
{{bulbanews|Personality & Development: Ash's Charizard}}
The emotional turmoil of being abandoned by Damian defined Ash's Charizard whilst it was a Charmander. Despite the scorn it received from Damian, it remained loyal to him, convinced that it had a good relationship where in fact none existed. Even when made to sit through a rain storm in hunger and fatigue and Ash and Brock have shown true kindness towards it, loyalty never wavered and Charmander almost lost its life doing so. Only a violent confrontation revealed to it the unhealthy nature of his and Damian's relationship. Charmander struggled with this abandonment, as seen in ''[[EP017|Island of the Giant Pokémon]]'', it became discouraged when {{AP|Bulbasaur}} suggested that Ash had abandoned them all.
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The emotional turmoil of being abandoned by [[Damian]] defined Charizard when it was a Charmander. Despite the scorn it received from Damian, it loyally waited outside for his return, convinced that it had a good relationship where in fact none existed. Only a violent confrontation revealed to it the unhealthy nature of and its relationship with Damian. Charmander struggled with this abandonment, as seen in ''[[EP017|Island of the Giant Pokémon]]'', it became discouraged when {{AP|Bulbasaur}} suggested that Ash had abandoned them all. Charmander was markedly shy and shown to be anxious, though its confidence quickly grew under Ash's guidance.
   
 
[[File:Ash Charizard disobedience.png|thumb|240px|left|Refusing to battle against [[Sparky]]]]
 
[[File:Ash Charizard disobedience.png|thumb|240px|left|Refusing to battle against [[Sparky]]]]
Despite being one of Ash's most often used Pokémon, Charmander's evolution saw Charmeleon grow distant from Ash, scorning all of its former friends and seeking power alone. Charmeleon had grown to become like Damian, obsessed with power and reputation whilst ignoring the value of friendship, loyalty and kindness. Charmeleon's battle with {{p|Aerodactyl}} was purely based on a bruised ego, just as Charizard's later battles with {{TP|Blaine|Magmar}}, [[Zippo]] and the clone Charizard were. Despite this, however, it did, to an extremely small extent, retain some respect and loyalty to its master, made especially apparent when Ash was killed trying to stop Mew and Mewtwo's battle, where it was seen weeping for Ash before its tears revived him.
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Despite being one of Ash's most often used Pokémon, Charmander's evolution saw Charmeleon grow distant from Ash, scorning all of its former friends and seeking power alone. Charmeleon had grown to become like Damian, obsessed with power and reputation while ignoring the value of friendship, loyalty and kindness. Charmeleon's battle with {{p|Aerodactyl}} in ''[[EP046|Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon]]'' was purely based on a bruised ego, just as Charizard's later battles with {{TP|Blaine|Magmar}} and [[Zippo]] were.
   
[[File:Ash and Charmeleon.png|thumb|240px|right|As a Charmeleon, with Ash]]
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Once Ash made the selfless act to save Charizard from freezing in ''[[EP105|Charizard Chills]]'', Charizard finally shook off the poisonous personality traits left by Damian and regained full loyalty to Ash. Its ability to work as part of a team was still hampered but when working together with {{AP|Pikachu}} to defeat [[Luana]], it finally managed to overcome that difficulty. Since this point, Charizard has been willing to assist Ash in any battle, ranging from [[Casey's Chikorita]] to [[Falkner]]'s Pidgeot with no complaint. However, Charizard maintained the rebellious Flamethrower attacks as a sign of affection for its master and while Charizard was loyal, its love of power and reputation remained. This was shown significantly in its departure in ''[[EP134|Charizard's Burning Ambitions]]'', where it brashly challenged each of the wild Charizard at [[Charicific Valley]] even though it was defeated every time.
Once Ash made the selfless act to save Charizard from freezing, Charizard finally shook off the poisonous personality traits left by Damian and regained full loyalty to Ash. Its ability to work as part of a team was hampered but when working together with {{AP|Pikachu}} to defeat [[Luana]], it finally managed to overcome that difficulty. However, Charizard maintained the rebellious Flamethrower attacks as a sign of affection for his master and whilst Charizard was loyal, its love of power and reputation remained. This was shown significantly in its departing episode, where it brashly challenged each of the wild Charizard at Charicific Valley even though it was defeated every time.
 
   
Ash's Charizard is universally accepted to be one of his most powerful Pokémon. Most of Ash's significant victories were thanks to Charizard - his victories over [[Koga]], [[Blaine]], [[Danny]], [[Falkner]], [[Gary Oak]], and [[Noland's Articuno]] would all have been impossible without Charizard. Its loyalty to Ash stemmed so far that it was willing to fly all the way to Greenfield just in time to save Ash from falling to certain death, and put its life on the line to save the day.
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Despite retaining its fiery nature and fierce battling spirit, Charizard's return to Ash's regular command in the {{series|Best Wishes}} showed that it had significantly matured throughout {{jo|Liza}}'s training regime. This was displayed in ''[[BW136|A Pokémon of a Different Color!]]'', where it attempted to act as a peacemaker between [[Clair]] and {{an|Iris}}'s two squabbling {{p|Dragonite}}.
   
==Moves used==
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====Moves used====
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=====Main series=====
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{{anmov|fire|Flamethrower|EP011|Charmander – The Stray Pokémon|rec=yes}}
 
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{{anmov|fire|Overheat|AG136|The Symbol Life}}
 
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===Moves improvised===
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[[File:Ash Charizard Flaming Seismic Toss.png|thumb|220px|right|Using Flaming Seismic Toss]]
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===In ''I Choose You!''===
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[[File:Ash Charizard M20.png|thumb|250px|Ash's Charizard in ''I Choose You!'']]
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[[File:Ash Charmander M20.png|thumb|250px|left|As a Charmander]]
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Charizard appeared in ''[[M20|I Choose You!]]'', which is set in a different continuity from the main series. In this continuity, it was the second Pokémon {{OBP|Ash Ketchum|M20|Ash}} caught on his journey.
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As a {{p|Charmander}}, it originally belonged to a Pokémon Trainer named [[Cross]]. Cross deemed Charmander too weak however, and abandoned it and told it to stop following him. Charmander was eventually found in the rain by Ash and [[Verity]]. After arguing briefly with Cross over his decision to abandon Charmander, they took it and went inside a cave to seek shelter from the rain. There, they found [[Sorrel]], who brought Charmander back to good health.
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[[File:Ash Charmeleon M20.png|thumb|250px|As a Charmeleon]]
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The following day, Charmander had fully recovered and Ash offered it to join his team. Charmander accepted, despite still feeling loyalty towards Cross. Charmander joined Ash, Verity, and Sorrel on their journey towards the [[Mount Tensei|Raizen Mountains]] to meet {{an|Ho-Oh}}. After a battle against a {{pkmn|Trainer}}'s {{p|Jigglypuff}}, Charmander evolved into Charmeleon. Soon after, Ash encountered Cross again and started a battle with him. Ash used Charmeleon against its former Trainer and his {{p|Incineroar}}. Charmeleon proved to be no match for Incineroar however and was defeated. Ash started to question himself and faulted the loss on Charmeleon, but later apologized when he realized his errors.
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Finally reaching the Raizen Mountains, Ash tried to place his [[Rainbow Wing]] atop Rainbow Rock. He was stopped by Cross however, who wanted to take the Rainbow Wing for himself. Ash battled Cross again, once again using his Charmeleon against Cross and his Incineroar. In the midst of a fierce battle, Charmeleon evolved into Charizard, and this time, it managed to defeat it. Distraught of losing against his former Pokémon, Cross started to realize the error in his ways.
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====Moves used====
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{{anmov/h|fire|flying|Ash {{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 3}}|0=Charmeleon Seismic Toss|1=Charmeleon Slash|2=Charizard Dragon Rage}} M20.png|Using {{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 3}}|0=Seismic Toss<br>as a Charmeleon|1=Slash<br>as a Charmeleon|2=Dragon Rage}}}}
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{{anmov|fire|Flamethrower|M20|I Choose You!}}
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{{anmov|fighting|Seismic Toss|M20|I Choose You!}}
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{{anmov|dragon|Dragon Rage|M20|I Choose You!}}
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{{anmov/f|flying}}
   
 
==In the games==
 
==In the games==
A Charmander is given to the player in {{game|Yellow}} (which is highly based on the anime) by a Trainer on {{rt|24|Kanto}}.
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A Charmander is given to the player in {{game|Yellow}}, [[Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!|Let's Go, Pikachu!, and Let's Go, Eevee!]] — games which contain several references to the {{series|original}} of the anime — from a [[Damian|boy]] on {{rt|24|Kanto}}. In Yellow, the boy will give the player the Charmander with no extra prerequisites, but in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, the player can only obtain Charmander if they have caught 50 or more individual Pokémon.
   
==={{game|Yellow}}===
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|{{Pokémon/1
 
|game=Yellow
 
|game=Yellow
 
|ndex=004
 
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|move2=Growl|move2type=Normal
 
|move2=Growl|move2type=Normal
 
|move3=Ember|move3type=Fire}}
 
|move3=Ember|move3type=Fire}}
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|{{Pokémon/7
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|ndex=004
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|pokemon=Charmander
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|level=14
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|gender=both
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|type1=Fire
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|move1=Scratch|move1type=Normal|move1cat=Physical
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|move2=Growl|move2type=Normal|move2cat=Status
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|move3=Smokescreen|move3type=Normal|move3cat=Status
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|move4=Ember|move4type=Fire|move4cat=Special}}
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===I Choose You! Ash's Charizard===
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{{bulbanews/2|Mew, Movie 20 Pokémon codes to be available at 7-Eleven in Japan|Mew, Movie 20 Pokémon codes to be available at Pokémon Centers, Stores in Japan}}
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A Japanese event [http://7spot-info.jp/pokemon_rally_2017/ distributed] an in-game representation of Ash's Charizard from ''[[M20|Pokémon the Movie 20: I Choose You!]]'', along with [[Sorrel]]'s {{p|Lucario}} and [[Verity]]'s {{p|Piplup}} via serial code and local wireless.
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The serial codes could be obtained by collecting two different virtual stamps via [http://webapp.7spot.jp/shops/ 7-SPOT] at {{wp|7-Eleven}} stores in Japan. The serial codes were available from August 1 to 20, 2017 at 7 am to 7 pm, and can be redeemed from August 1 to 28, 2017. The local wireless were available at {{OBP|Pokémon Center|store}} stores and [[Pokémon Store]]s in Japan from August 22 to September 3, 2017.
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|type=Fire
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|type2=Flying
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|ot=サトシ
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|id=170715
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|ability=Blaze
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|nature=Adamant
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|fateful=yes
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|met=2017 Pokémon Movie
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|ribbon=Wishing
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|move1=Flamethrower|move1type=Fire|move1cat=Special|move1rel=yes
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|move2=Dragon Rage|move2type=Dragon|move2cat=Special|move2rel=yes
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|move3=Slash|move3type=Normal|move3cat=Physical|move3rel=yes
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|move4=Seismic Toss|move4type=Fighting|move4cat=Physical|move4rel=yes
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==In the manga==
 
==In the manga==
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===In the Ash & Pikachu manga===
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[[File:Ash Charizard AP.png|thumb|200px|Charizard in the Ash & Pikachu manga]]
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Ash's Charizard appeared in ''[[SP33|Off To The Battle Frontier!!]]''. It was excited to see Ash when he called it over as it was sent for training earlier. After arrival, Ash sent it out to battle [[Noland's Articuno]]. During the battle, it struggled to keep up with Articuno despite the type advantage due to the fact that Articuno's speed was quicker than Charizard's in terms of reflexes. However, Charizard focused in on where Articuno was going to strike next and defeated it, earning Ash the Knowledge Symbol.
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====Moves used====
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{{anmov/h|fire|flying|Ash Charizard {{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 3}}|0=Overheat|1=DragonBreath|2=Flamethrower}} AP.png|Using {{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 3}}|0=Overheat|1=Dragon Breath|2=Flamethrower}}}}
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{{anmov|dragon|Dragon Breath|SP33|Off To The Battle Frontier!!}}
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{{anmov|fire|Overheat|SP33|Off To The Battle Frontier!!}}
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{{anmov/f|flying}}
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===In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga===
 
===In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga===
[[File:Ash Charmander EToP.png|thumb|140px|right|As a Charmander]]
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[[File:Ash Charmander EToP.png|thumb|140px|As a Charmander]]
[[File:Ash Charizard EToP.png|thumb|230px|left|Ash's Charizard in The Electric Tale of Pikachu]]
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[[File:Ash Charizard EToP.png|thumb|230px|left|Charizard in The Electric Tale of Pikachu]]
[[Ash Ketchum (EToP)|Ash]]'s Charizard makes a few appearances in the {{pkmn|manga}} series [[The Electric Tale of Pikachu]]; however the circumstances of its capture seem to differ in this series. While [[Damian]] appears in ''[[ET07|Pikachu's Excellent Adventure]]'', he was separated from his Charmander because he was injured, not because he abandoned it. At the end of the chapter, the two reunite in the [[Hidden Village]].
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[[Ash Ketchum (EToP)|Ash]]'s Charizard makes a few appearances in [[The Electric Tale of Pikachu]]; however, the circumstances of its capture seem to differ in this series. While [[Damian]] appears in ''[[ET07|Pikachu's Excellent Adventure]]'', he was separated from his Charmander because he was injured, not because he abandoned it. At the end of the chapter, the two reunite in the [[Hidden Village]].
   
Despite this difference, Ash is still seen owning a Charmander, which first appears in ''[[ET08|You Gotta Have Friends]]''. Charmander's capture is not shown in the manga, instead, it is explained that "Ash has been busy since the last comic!" when Charmander first appears from its [[Poké Ball]]. Charmander is first seen when a lonely Ash decides to play with his other Pokémon while Pikachu is off playing with a group of Pikachu. Charmander simply sets Ash on fire while his {{p|Oddish}} paralyzes him with {{m|Stun Spore}}.
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Despite this difference, Ash is still seen owning a Charmander, which first appears in ''[[ET08|You Gotta Have Friends]]''. Charmander's capture is not shown in the manga, instead, it is explained that "Ash has been busy since the last comic!" when Charmander first appears from its {{i|Poké Ball}}. Charmander is first seen when a lonely Ash decides to play with his other Pokémon while {{AP|Pikachu|Pikachu (EToP)}} is off playing with a group of Pikachu. Charmander simply sets Ash on fire while his {{p|Oddish}} {{status|paralysis|paralyzes}} him with {{m|Stun Spore}}.
   
 
Later, at the 88th Pokémon League, Ash presents his Charmander, now fully evolved into a Charizard, to Brock and Misty. Despite the fact that Ash wanted to use Charizard as a secret weapon, Charizard refuses to listen to him unless he holds a special flare that burns with the fire of a {{p|Moltres}}. Due to the fact that the flare burns out quickly and Ash could lose points for using a prop, he decides to not use it and use his other Pokémon instead.
 
Later, at the 88th Pokémon League, Ash presents his Charmander, now fully evolved into a Charizard, to Brock and Misty. Despite the fact that Ash wanted to use Charizard as a secret weapon, Charizard refuses to listen to him unless he holds a special flare that burns with the fire of a {{p|Moltres}}. Due to the fact that the flare burns out quickly and Ash could lose points for using a prop, he decides to not use it and use his other Pokémon instead.
   
[[File:Ash Charizard violent.png|thumb|230px|right|Ash's Charizard violently attacking Ritchie's Charley]]
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[[File:Ash Charizard violent.png|thumb|230px|Charizard violently attacking Ritchie's Charley]]
In the fifth round of the Pokémon League, Ash sends out Charizard as third and last Pokémon in his match against Ritchie. Ritchie counters with his own Charizard, named [[Zippo|Charley]]. Though evenly matched at first, Charizard goes into a violent frenzy and mercilessly starts scratching, biting, and burning Charley. Ash attempts to stop this mauling with his flare but Charizard ignores it and continues to attack Charley, heavily injuring it and splattering its blood everywhere.
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In the fifth round of the Pokémon League, Ash sends out Charizard as his third and last Pokémon in his match against Ritchie. Ritchie counters with his own Charizard, named [[Zippo|Charley]]. Though evenly matched at first, Charizard goes into a violent frenzy and mercilessly starts scratching, biting, and burning Charley. Ash attempts to stop this mauling with his flare but Charizard ignores it and continues to attack Charley, heavily injuring it and splattering its blood everywhere.
   
Ash decides to return Charizard to its Poké Ball, forfeiting the match and making Ritchie the winner in the process. Overwhelmed with guilt, Ash leaves the arena and apologizes to Ritchie who states that it's alright and that his Charley will be fine after a trip to the Pokémon Center.
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Ash decides to return Charizard to its Poké Ball, forfeiting the match and making Ritchie the winner in the process. Overwhelmed with guilt, Ash leaves the arena and apologizes to Ritchie who states that it's alright and that his Charley will be fine after a trip to the Pokémon Center.
   
 
Charizard appeared again in ''[[ET16|You Bet Your Wife]]'' where Ash decided to use it in a dance competition in his Gym battle against [[Rudy]]. After flying around in circles, Charizard set Ash aflame as it did in its first appearance.
 
Charizard appeared again in ''[[ET16|You Bet Your Wife]]'' where Ash decided to use it in a dance competition in his Gym battle against [[Rudy]]. After flying around in circles, Charizard set Ash aflame as it did in its first appearance.
   
Charizard appeared one last time in ''[[ET18|Pikachu's Plan]]'' where it was used to battle [[Drake (Orange League)|Drake]] in the [[Orange League]] finals. Charizard, now listening to Ash perfectly, battles against [[Drake's Dragonite]]. Despite being much larger and putting up a good fight, Charizard is eventually defeated, leaving Ash with only Pikachu left to use.
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Charizard appeared one last time in ''[[ET18|Pikachu's Plan]]'' where it was used to battle {{OBP|Drake|Orange League}} in the [[Orange League]] finals. Charizard, now listening to Ash perfectly, battles against [[Drake's Dragonite]]. Despite being much larger and putting up a good fight, Charizard is eventually defeated, leaving Ash with only Pikachu left to use.
   
 
====Moves used====
 
====Moves used====
{{anmov/h|fire|flying|Ash Charizard {{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 3}}|0=Flamethrower|1=Swords Dance|2=Dragon Rage}} EToP.png|Using {{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 3}}|0=Flamethrower|1=Swords Dance|2=Dragon Rage}}}}
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{{anmov/h|fire|flying|Ash {{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 3}}|0=Charmander Flamethrower|1=Charizard Flamethrower|2=Charizard Dragon Rage}} EToP.png|Using {{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 3}}|0=Flamethrower<br>as a Charmander|1=Flamethrower|2=Dragon Rage}}}}
 
{{anmov|fire|Flamethrower|ET08|You Gotta Have Friends}}
 
{{anmov|fire|Flamethrower|ET08|You Gotta Have Friends}}
{{anmov|normal|Swords Dance|ET18|Pikachu's Plan}}
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{{anmov|fire|Fire Spin|ET18|Pikachu's Plan{{tt|*|Used off-panel}}}}
{{anmov|fighting|Seismic Toss|ET18|Pikachu's Plan}}
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{{anmov|fighting|Seismic Toss|ET18|Pikachu's Plan{{tt|*|Used off-panel}}}}
 
{{anmov|dragon|Dragon Rage|ET18|Pikachu's Plan}}
 
{{anmov|dragon|Dragon Rage|ET18|Pikachu's Plan}}
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{{anmov/f|flying}}
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===In the movie adaptations===
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[[File:Ash Charizard M16 manga.png|thumb|200px|Charizard in ''{{ma|Genesect and the Legend Awakened}}'']]
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====In the Mirage Pokémon Lugia's Explosive Birth manga====
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Ash's Charizard first appeared in {{ma|Mirage Pokémon Lugia's Explosive Birth}}. Ash sent it out along with {{AP|Squirtle}} and {{AP|Bulbasaur}} to free the {{OBP|legendary birds|M02}} from their prisons.
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====In the Genesect and the Legend Awakened manga====
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Charizard reappeared in {{ma|Genesect and the Legend Awakened}}, where Ash sent it out along with his other Pokémon while he was in [[Pokémon Hills]].
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====In the I Choose You! manga====
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[[File:Ash Charizard M20 manga.png|thumb|200px|Charizard in ''{{ma|I Choose You!}}'']]
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[[File:Ash Charmander M20 manga.png|thumb|left|200px|As a Charmander]]
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[[File:Ash Charmeleon M20 manga.png|thumb|200px|As a Charmeleon]]
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Charizard appeared in {{ma|I Choose You!}}. It was first shown as a Charmander where [[Cross]] got it from {{an|Professor Oak}}. Later, Cross was revealed to have abandoned Charmander when {{OBP|Ash Ketchum|M20|Ash}} encountered it out in the rain. After Ash and [[Verity]] took Charmander in a cave to recover, [[Sorrel]] helped it back to good health.
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The next day, Ash offered Charmander to join his team and Charmander accepted. It then battled a {{p|Jigglypuff}} and defeated it, which resulted in it evolving into a Charmeleon. Charmeleon battled Cross's {{p|Incineroar}}. During the battle, it kept on damaging Incineroar, something that Cross allowed. However, it turned out to be part of Cross's plan as Incineroar's strength increased by every attack Charmeleon threw at it. Because of that, Incineroar was able to defeat Charmeleon with {{m|Cross Chop}}.
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After Ash and {{ashfr}} reached the [[Mount Tensei|Raizen Mountains]] and encountered Cross again, Charmeleon was used in the rematch against Cross's Incineroar. During the battle, Charmeleon evolved into Charizard and defeated Incineroar. When {{OBP|Marshadow|M20}} became corrupted by the evil tainting it because of Cross placing the Rainbow Wing on top of the rock instead of Ash, Charizard protected Cross from an attack coming from {{p|Lycanroc}} when Marshadow possessed it and took part in the battle against the other Pokémon possessed by Marshadow. After Ash disappeared from existence because of a combined attack coming from Marshadow's army, Charizard and the others were saddened to see that happen. Charizard became happy when Ash was revived.
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=====Moves used=====
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{{anmov/h|fire|flying|Ash {{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 3}}|0=Charmeleon Flamethrower|1=Charmeleon Slash|2=Charizard Flamethrower}} M20 manga.png|Using {{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 3}}|0=Flamethrower<br/>as a Charmeleon|1=Slash<br/>as a Charmeleon|2=Flamethrower}}}}
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{{anmov|fire|Flamethrower|I Choose You! (manga)|I Choose You!}}
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{{anmov|normal|Slash|I Choose You! (manga)|I Choose You!}}
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====In the Pocket Monsters the Movie: I Choose You! Remix manga====
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[[File:Ash Charizard ICYR.png|thumb|200px|Charizard in ''[[Pocket Monsters the Movie: I Choose You! Remix]]'']]
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[[File:Ash Charmeleon ICYR.png|thumb|left|200px|As a Charmeleon]]
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Charizard, as a Charmander, belonged to a Trainer named [[Cross]]. Cross released Charmander as he deemed it weak and then Ash eventually caught Charmander. Later, Charmander evolved into a Charmeleon.
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In [[ICYR3]], Charmeleon was sent out to take on three {{p|Nidoking}} at [[Mount Tensei]]. Charmeleon's {{m|Flamethrower}} caused the Nidoking to go running. Later, it was used to battle Cross's Incineroar. During the battle, Cross's Incineroar got the upper hand but Charmeleon evolved into Charizard when it was about to lose. Using its newfound power, Charizard defeated Incineroar with Seismic Toss. Charizard then faced off against Cross's Lycanroc but the outcome was unknown.
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=====Moves used=====
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{{anmov/h|fire|flying|Ash {{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 2}}|0=Charmeleon Flamethrower|1=Charizard Seismic Toss}} ICYR.png|Using {{#switch: {{#expr: {{#time: U}} mod 2}}|0=Flamethrower<br/>as a Charmeleon|1=Seismic Toss}}}}
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{{anmov|fire|Flamethrower|ICYR3}}
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{{anmov|fighting|Seismic Toss|ICYR3}}
 
{{anmov/f|flying}}
 
{{anmov/f|flying}}
   
 
==Trivia==
 
==Trivia==
 
[[File:Ash Charizard greeting.png|240px|thumb|Charizard greeting Ash with {{m|Flamethrower}}]]
 
[[File:Ash Charizard greeting.png|240px|thumb|Charizard greeting Ash with {{m|Flamethrower}}]]
* Out of all Pokémon in the anime, Charizard has used the most moves with its total of 17 (18 if the unused {{m|Mega Punch}} is included).
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* Out of all the Pokémon in the {{pkmn|anime}}, Charizard has used the most moves with its total of 17 (19 if the unused Mega Punch and Fly are included).
* During the dub of ''[[EP133|Tanks a Lot!]]'', Brock referred to Charizard as a male when he said that the Pokémon could use ''his'' {{m|Flamethrower}} to destroy the Arbo-Tank, but this is not considered canon since the Japanese version has never established Charizard's gender. However, Charizard's relationship with [[Charla]] may imply that it is male.
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* During the dub of ''[[EP133|Tanks a Lot!]]'', Brock referred to Charizard as a male when he said that the Pokémon could use his Flamethrower to destroy the Arbo-Tank, but this is not considered canon since the Japanese version has never established Charizard's gender.
 
* Charizard was the first of Ash's starter Pokémon to evolve to its final stage.
 
* Charizard was the first of Ash's starter Pokémon to evolve to its final stage.
* Charizard became the first Pokémon in the {{pkmn|anime}} to defeat a [[legendary Pokémon]] when it beat [[Noland's Articuno]] in a battle.
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* Charizard became the first Pokémon in the anime to defeat a [[Legendary Pokémon]] when it beat [[Noland's Articuno]] in a battle.
* Charizard is the only Pokémon Ash has had that refused to obey him after evolving. This behavior was also seen post-evolution in [[Dawn's Mamoswine]] and [[Iris's Excadrill]].
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* Charizard is the only Pokémon Ash has had that refused to obey him after evolving. This behavior was also seen post-evolution in [[Dawn's Mamoswine]] and [[Iris's Excadrill]].
* Until the episode ''[[EP105|Charizard Chills]]'', Charizard only seemed to obey Ash when fighting another Fire-type Pokémon. It was obedient when battling against [[Blaine's Magmar]], [[Mewtwo (anime)#Pokémon|Mewtwo's cloned Charizard]], and [[Zippo]].
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* Until the episode ''[[EP105|Charizard Chills]]'', Charizard only seemed to obey Ash when fighting another Fire-type Pokémon. It was obedient when battling against [[Blaine's Magmar]], {{OBP|Mewtwo|original series}}'s cloned {{p|Charizard}}, and [[Zippo]].
* The {{series|Diamond & Pearl}} is the only series so far in which Charizard did not make an appearance.
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* It has become a running gag in the anime that whenever Charizard returns to Ash, it greets him by scorching him with its Flamethrower.
* It has become a running gag in the anime that whenever Charizard returns to Ash, it greets him by scorching him with its {{m|Flamethrower}}.
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* Out of all of Ash's Pokémon, Charizard holds the record for having the most amount of episodes between its capture and being left in Professor Oak's care, at 788 episodes.
   
 
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Latest revision as of 05:13, 11 November 2019

Ash's Charizard
サトシのリザードン Satoshi's Lizardon
Poké Ball
Ash Charizard.png
Ash's Charizard
Debuts in Charmander – The Stray Pokémon
Caught at Route 24
Evolves in March of the Exeggutor Squad
Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon
Gender Unknown*
Ability Unknown
Current location At Professor Oak's Laboratory
Charmander Charmeleon Charizard
This Pokémon spent 32 episodes as Charmander and 3 episodes as Charmeleon.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Charmander Shin'ichirō Miki Michael Haigney
(EP011-EP043)
Tom Wayland (BW116)
Billy Bob Thompson (M20)
As Charmeleon Shin'ichirō Miki Eric Stuart (EP043-EP046)
Tom Wayland (BW116)
Billy Bob Thompson (M20)
As Charizard Shin'ichirō Miki

Ash's Charizard (Japanese: サトシのリザードン Satoshi's Lizardon) was the fourth Pokémon that Ash caught in the Kanto region, and his fifth overall.

In the anime

In the main series

History

Original series
Kanto
As a Charmander, with Damian
With Damian

Charmander originally belonged to a boastful Trainer named Damian. However, in Charmander - The Stray Pokémon, Damian grew tired of Charmander being weak, and so he abandoned it, leaving it on a rocky outcrop and telling it that he would come back later. Charmander's health deteriorated, but it was able to resist capture by Ash twice before explaining to Pikachu that it was waiting for Damian. Later, Ash met Damian and learned that he never planned to return for Charmander. Outraged but mostly concerned for Charmander, who was now stuck out in the rain loyally awaiting Damian, Brock, Ash, and Misty rushed to its rescue, with Brock carrying it to the Pokémon Center while Ash sheltered the little remaining tail flame with his coat.

Despite the care shown to it, Charmander was unwilling to remain at the Pokémon Center and returned to the rock where it had been staying. However, it came across Team Rocket, who had stolen Pikachu. Charmander ordered them to return Pikachu, and when they ignored it, it blasted them with Flamethrower to send them running away, leaving behind Pikachu. Ash invited Charmander to join them, but Damian turned up with a bunch of Poké Balls and said that he had abandoned Charmander on purpose to toughen it up. Damian threw a Poké Ball at it, but Charmander deflected the Ball in defiance. Having seen Damian's character, Charmander staunchly refused to return, and when Damian threatened to crush it with all of his other Pokémon, it attacked Damian with a Flamethrower attack alongside Pikachu, who used Thunder Shock. Damian fled and Charmander happily joined Ash's team instead.

With Ash
As a Charmander

Charmander immediately became one of Ash's main Pokémon, being used in the very next episode as a torch to help Ash through the caves. Also, it joined with a group of other Charmander on the St. Anne in Battle Aboard the St. Anne to repel Team Rocket Grunts. Later, Charmander used Flamethrower to torch a hole in the capsized St. Anne's hull, allowing the group and Team Rocket to escape the ship.

In Primeape Goes Bananas, Charmander battled a berserk Primeape. It finally subdued its opponent by using Rage and Flamethrower. Charmander made its Gym Battle debut in the next episode, where it defeated Erika's Weepinbell after burning Razor Leaf and then striking a powerful Skull Bash. However in the next round, the pure stench emitting from her Gloom caused Charmander to choke and faint. Ash called on Charmander's assistance against Koga in The Ninja Poké-Showdown. It went up against Koga's Venomoth briefly before their match was interrupted by Team Rocket. For the official Gym battle, Charmander went up against Koga's Golbat and defeated it with Ember and Fire Spin, earning Ash the Soul Badge.

The rise in Charmander's battle experience reached its peak in March of the Exeggutor Squad, where it helped stop a large number of rampaging Exeggutor. Subsequently, Charmander evolved into Charmeleon. However, in The Problem with Paras, it was revealed that Charmeleon was no longer loyal to Ash, attacking a Paras when Ash was trying to deliberately lose in order to help Paras evolve. Casandra's grandmother explained that Charmeleon's skill level had exceeded Ash's, and therefore it did not respect him. Ironically, a rampaging Charmeleon was stopped when Paras, desperately trying to avoid punishment, jabbed at it with a claw. After evolving into Parasect, it put Charmeleon to sleep with Spore and allowed Ash to recall it. Cassandra's grandmother warned Ash that he needed to learn to control Charmeleon.

Ash stopped using his disobedient Charmeleon, but tried again in Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon to repel wild Fossil Pokémon, which it refused to do. When an Aerodactyl swooped past, knocking Charmeleon over, Charmeleon attempted to fight back. It then jumped up and grabbed the escaping Aerodactyl's tail and followed it into the open air, but was soon shaken off. Upset, Charmeleon evolved into Charizard and flew after Aerodactyl to avenge its injured pride. It managed to catch Ash and put him on the ground, but unfortunately, retained its disobedience.

As a newly evolved Charizard

Charizard's disloyalty began to cause Ash some serious problems during his journey, losing the Cinnabar Gym battle against Blaine in Riddle Me This, as it simply loafed off and allowed Rhydon an easy win with Horn Drill. In the next episode, Charizard refused to help dam the volcano, but changed its mind after seeing Blaine's powerful Magmar contributing. After working together, the duo were left with a burning desire to test each other's strength. Blaine permitted a battle at the peak of the volcano, and the two seemed evenly matched. Magmar dropped Charizard into the lava, but Charizard regained the upper hand by dazing Magmar with an aerial Submission attack and then knocking it out with its powerful Seismic Toss.

The most costly incidence of Charizard's disloyalty was in the battle against Ritchie during the Indigo League in Friend and Foe Alike. Down to one Pokémon, Ash called Charizard into battle against Zippo, and surprisingly decided to battle and force Zippo to flee from a far superior Flamethrower, causing Ritchie to recall it and concede the round. However, when Sparky came out, Charizard condescendingly stomped the ground and flapped its wings against the little Pikachu before going to sleep, refusing to battle. Due to this, Ash lost the round and Ritchie advanced to the next round.

Orange Islands

Ash took Charizard with him to the Orange Islands, despite its refusal to obey him. Ash had noticeably stopped trying to use it in battles, although in Navel Maneuvers, Charizard, Pikachu, and Bulbasaur were used in the second round of the match between Ash and Danny. Charizard was initially unwilling to participate, and Danny nearly won. However, Charizard inadvertently helped when it tried to use Flamethrower on Ash but missed and carved an ice pillar into a sled. This meant Ash won the round and was able to continue the match.

In A Way Off Day Off, although it did not obey Ash, Charizard recognized the wisdom and formidable experience that Tracey's Scyther had, and the two teamed up to defeat Team Rocket. Scyther was the only Pokémon in the group whom Charizard respected.

Charizard continued to ignore Ash during battles, such as in The Mandarin Island Miss Match. Charizard took down a boy's Tauros with a single attack, before flying away and rampaging the city. Ash was unable to recall it and only the intervention of Prima and her Slowbro using Disable allowed Ash to stop Charizard.

Being taken care of by Ash

In Charizard Chills, Charizard battled Tad's Poliwrath. It blatantly refused to listen to Ash's commands, continuing to use Flamethrower despite it having no effect on Poliwrath. Tad and Poliwrath resisted all of them until Poliwrath responded with a Water Gun that nearly doused the flame on Charizard's tail. It was then encased in ice by Poliwrath's Ice Beam, much to Ash's horror. Ash managed to smash the ice encasing Charizard's head, and Tad walked away scornfully, telling Ash that they would have a rematch when he could control Charizard. Ash lit a fire and thawed Charizard out, before rubbing Charizard all over to help it regain its body heat. Pikachu pointed out that Ash's hands were rubbed raw, but Ash replied that he didn't mind, and redoubled his efforts upon seeing that Charizard's tail flame was so small. Charizard woke up in a panic and tried to attack, but it was so cold that it could not produce a flame and passed out again. Misty provided a blanket and Tracey kept the fires up while Pikachu watched the flame, but Ash himself worked throughout the entire night to help Charizard recover.

The selfless act reminded Charizard of everything Ash had done for it since it was a Charmander. By morning, Charizard's respect and loyalty to Ash had returned, and it helped Ash rescue Pikachu from Team Rocket. Ash and Pikachu were briefly knocked out during the rescue, and Charizard became so incensed it learned Dragon Rage. In a rematch with Tad and Poliwrath, Charizard learned to dodge Ice Beam and knocked Poliwrath into the air before defeating it with Seismic Toss.

It participated in Ash's Gym battle against Luana in Double Trouble. It fought Luana's Alakazam and Marowak alongside Ash's Pikachu in the series' first official Double Battle. The two Pokémon initially had trouble collaborating, but eventually managed to work together: Pikachu helped to free Charizard from Alakazam's Psychic attack and Charizard caught Pikachu after it was hit by Marowak's Body Slam attack. Charizard's skillful flying caused Marowak and Alakazam to knock each other out, earning Ash the Jade Star Badge.

Charizard was also used in Ash's Orange League battle against Drake in Enter the Dragonite. Charizard defeated Drake's Electabuzz by blocking its electricity with Fire Spin and knocking it out with Seismic Toss. It also fought Dragonite, but was hit by a powerful Water Gun and then slammed into the ground. After a clash of Dragon Rages, Charizard fainted, but its attacks had begun to wear Dragonite down, paving the way for Pikachu to finish it off and give Ash the victory. Charizard was inducted into the Orange Islands Hall of Fame with Ash's other Pokémon.

Johto
With Charla

Charizard also accompanied Ash on his journey to the Johto region, although it became apparent that it was unfairly superior to most of Ash's early competition. This was shown especially in The Double Trouble Header, where Charizard easily defeated all three of Casey's Pokémon, despite the disapproval of Misty and Brock. Team Rocket later capitulated on Casey's frustration, calling Charizard an illegal choice by Ash.

Charizard was used to weaken and help Ash capture a Chikorita in The Chikorita Rescue. Its massive size compared to her came into effect when Chikorita ran towards it and tried to attack, Charizard responding by placing its foot out and blowing a small puff of fire after being instructed by Ash to only weaken her. Charizard's puff of fire ended up on Chikorita's single leaf and caused her to run around for a short amount of time before using Vine Whip to attack Charizard. Charizard was recalled by Ash after it and Chikorita fell into a large canvas of rocks.

In Fighting Flyer with Fire, it participated in Ash's first Johto Gym battle against Falkner, where it battled Falkner's Pidgeot. Due to the latter's impressive Speed, Charizard started at a disadvantage, with Pidgeot's Whirlwind reflecting its Flamethrower back onto it. It was then knocked back down by a combination of Wing Attack and Quick Attack. Falkner told Ash to surrender but Ash refused and Charizard gained the strength to fight back and fly above Quick Attack. Charizard then baited Pidgeot, spinning around in midair when Pidgeot flew behind it and hitting it with Fire Spin, before seizing it and hurling it into the ground with Seismic Toss. Pidgeot was knocked out and Ash won the Zephyr Badge.

In Charizard's Burning Ambitions, Misty criticized Ash for using Charizard too often against fresh young Trainers, making him unbeatable but in an unfair way. Ash then met Liza, who taught Ash and Charizard how to fly together. After arriving in the Charicific Valley, Charizard was humiliated by Liza's insults and proudly tried to show off its power, but was shown to be smaller and weaker than the wild Charizard who lived there. Charizard continued to pick fights and kept getting itself beaten until Liza locked them out of the Valley, having Charla throw Charizard into the lake and telling it and Ash to stay away until they had trained and reflected. Team Rocket sympathized with Charizard and helped it to stay awake in the lake, as well as making a false attempt to break into the Valley, allowing Charizard to defeat them and win acclaim from Liza, Charla, and the wild Charizard. Facing an emotional battle, Ash told Charizard that he did not want a weakling on his team and he would be fine without it, forcing Charizard to stay at the Valley to train and become more powerful. He then ran away from the Valley, knowing that if he stopped, he would not be able to say goodbye. Pikachu wished Charizard well and followed Ash, leaving its teammate and friend behind.

During its time in the Charicific Valley, Charizard took the role of Charla's bodyguard, and the two seem to have a sort of romantic relationship with each other. Liza occasionally visited the Dragon Holy Land in Blackthorn City with the two Charizard. One such visit was in Great Bowls of Fire!, which coincidentally occurred when Ash was there for his final Johto Gym battle. Charizard helped Ash, Clair, Pikachu and Dragonair calm the wild Dragonite that was rampaging in the Dragon Holy Land.

In Better Eight Than Never, Charizard battled against Clair's Dragonair in Ash's rematch. It caused the water in the Gym's pool to evaporate with its Flamethrower and Fire Spin, thus depriving Dragonair of her protection. It then caught Dragonair with Seismic Toss and used Fire Spin to create a flaming twister to wear down Dragonair's defenses before she hit the ground and was knocked out. Ash surprised Liza by sending it back for training, knowing that Charizard still had a lot to learn.

Charizard and Ash

Ash later used Charizard in the Silver Conference during his fight against Gary Oak in Can't Beat the Heat!, as Brock had made a late night call to Liza requesting Charizard for the battle. Gary's Blastoise and Scizor cut Ash's team down to only Charizard, who had to fight three opponents single-handedly. It managed to match Scizor's speed and took advantage of its significant type advantage, defeating Scizor with a single Flamethrower. Despite Golem's weight preventing Charizard from using its Seismic Toss, Charizard overcame it with a powerful Dragon Rage. Charizard struggled against Gary's Blastoise, as it had supreme defensive capabilities and could keep Charizard at bay with Hydro Pump. Thinking outside the box, Ash told Charizard to superheat the field, which forced Blastoise to spend time cooling the molten rock. This created a huge steam cloud and allowed Charizard to seize Blastoise at close range. Blastoise could still use Withdraw to dodge Dragon Rage, so Charizard hurled Blastoise into the ground with Seismic Toss, defeating it and leaving Ash as the winner.

Charizard was then used in Ash's fight against Harrison in Playing with Fire!, where it went up against Harrison's Blaziken. Charizard's aerial advantage was negated by Blaziken's powerful legs and ability to maneuver in midair. Each Pokémon hit hard blows on the other, and their Flamethrowers were shown to be equal in power. Blaziken even managed to get up after a devastating Seismic Toss, while Charizard took a Blaze Kick to the neck and continued on. A fiery clash between Flamethrower and Dragon Rage knocked both Pokémon down, but only Blaziken could get up, eliminating Ash from the tournament. Charizard once again returned to Charicific Valley, and it was later revealed that it had injured Blaziken so badly that Harrison had to rest his primary battler in the next round, which contributed to his later loss.

Advanced Generation series

In The Symbol Life, it returned for Ash's first Battle Frontier battle, where it took on Noland's Articuno at the Battle Factory. Ash and Charizard flew together, where Charizard demonstrated a far improved Flamethrower and that it had learned Dragon Breath. In battle, it showed that it was a match even for the Legendary Pokémon, using Flamethrower to burn through Ice Beam and strike Articuno. However, Articuno did not take much damage from Flamethrower or Dragon Breath, blinding Charizard with Mist and then knocking it to the ground with Steel Wing. Articuno then inflicted serious damage with Water Pulse and froze Charizard's wing tip, crippling its movements. Finally, Charizard used Overheat, which it had just learned, to melt the ice, then it caught Articuno as it tried to use Steel Wing and struck with a Seismic Toss. Charizard collapsed, but managed to get up just as Articuno passed out, giving Ash and Charizard the victory.

Charizard also battled alongside Pikachu, Bulbasaur, and Squirtle in a four-on-four battle against Brandon's Pokémon in Gathering the Gang of Four!. It went up against Dusclops. Charizard had been training since its battle with Articuno and learned Steel Wing, but was put at a disadvantage when Dusclops used Confuse Ray and Mean Look, forcing Charizard to keep battling in its baffled state, all the while taking damage from Will-O-Wisp. Finally, Charizard snapped out of its confusion and attacked with Dragon Breath, wearing both Pokémon down. However, an attempt to use Seismic Toss to finish the match cost Ash dearly, as the Ghost-type simply dissipated and re-emerged safely at a distance, where a single Shadow Punch took Charizard out and put Ash at a supreme disadvantage. However, Pikachu, Bulbasaur, and Squirtle managed to win the battle and the Brave Symbol. After the match against Brandon, Charizard returned to Charicific Valley.

Best Wishes series
Unova
Charizard reuniting with Pikachu

In The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!, Ash and his friends attended a Kanto Fair, where one of the presentations featured the local starter Pokémon, involving a live action show with a Charmander. This made Ash remember his own Charmander, prompting him to tell Iris, Cilan, and N about his Charizard. Filled with a desire to see his old friend again, Ash called Professor Oak, who, in exchange for Ash's Unfezant, sent Charizard over to him. While being introduced to Iris, Cilan, N, and their Pokémon, Charizard immediately started a fiery rivalry with Iris's Dragonite, which encouraged Ash and Iris to have a battle with their two stubborn Pokémon. During the battle, Charizard was shown to have learned Wing Attack, Slash, and Dragon Tail. It quickly gained the upper hand as not even Dragonite's Dragon Rush was able to hurt it, while Dragonite was taking serious damage from Charizard's Dragon Tail. Before it could be settled, the battle was called off by N. Ash then corrected Iris's misconception that Charizard was a Dragon-type, upsetting her since she had wanted to train one as well.

In Team Plasma's Pokémon Manipulation!, it was called out by Ash in order to once again fight Iris's Dragonite, who was this time being controlled by Colress.

In Meowth, Colress and Team Rivalry!, Charizard was called out to help Ash's Pignite, which had difficulty breathing through his nostrils because something was blocking it. Charizard lifted him up into the air and tossed him to help, but it did not work. Eventually, the blockage was removed, much to everyone's delight.

Later, in Team Plasma and the Awakening Ceremony!, Charizard was sent out alongside the rest of Ash's team to help Ash and N dig up to the surface of the White Ruins after they had fallen into a pit. Charizard cleverly improvised a spinning Dragon Tail to help Krookodile dig through the earth that Oshawott had softened with Hydro Pump. While battling Team Plasma again, Charizard withstood many of Team Plasma's attacks before Pignite came to its aid. The two then launched an incredibly powerful double Flamethrower at Team Plasma's Pokémon. However, when Colress turned his mind control machine on them, Charizard was quickly recalled to its Poké Ball along with Ash's other Pokémon.

Decolore Islands

In A Pokémon of a Different Color!, Charizard and Iris's Dragonite set off to search for Clair's Dragonite, who had been separated from Clair on an island in the Decolore Archipelago. After Iris's Dragonite found Clair's, Charizard brought the group over to them, only to find the pair squabbling. Although Charizard attempted to stop the fighting, the two Dragonite knocked it away. Later on, Charizard continued to unsuccessfully act as a peacemaker. Ash eventually thanked it for trying and returned Charizard to its Poké Ball.

In Best Wishes Until We Meet Again!, Charizard, along with all of Ash's Pokémon, was stolen by Team Rocket. Later, after recovering all of their Pokémon, Ash used Charizard to attack Jessie's Frillish, who was using Bubble Beam on Ash and company. Charizard easily defeated Frillish with Wing Attack and scorched James's Amoonguss with a super-effective Flamethrower. Charizard, alongside Pikachu, Axew, and Pansage, subsequently sent Team Rocket blasting off.

Charizard was reunited with all of Ash's Unova Pokémon at Professor Oak's Laboratory in The Dream Continues!. It joined the others in a group attack on Team Rocket with its Flamethrower to send them blasting off for the last time in the Best Wishes series. Charizard was left at the lab before Ash set off for the Kalos region. It later posed with the rest of Ash's Pokémon in a group photo with him.

Sun & Moon series

Charizard reappeared in a flashback in Alola, Kanto!.

Personality and characteristics

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The emotional turmoil of being abandoned by Damian defined Charizard when it was a Charmander. Despite the scorn it received from Damian, it loyally waited outside for his return, convinced that it had a good relationship where in fact none existed. Only a violent confrontation revealed to it the unhealthy nature of and its relationship with Damian. Charmander struggled with this abandonment, as seen in Island of the Giant Pokémon, it became discouraged when Bulbasaur suggested that Ash had abandoned them all. Charmander was markedly shy and shown to be anxious, though its confidence quickly grew under Ash's guidance.

Refusing to battle against Sparky

Despite being one of Ash's most often used Pokémon, Charmander's evolution saw Charmeleon grow distant from Ash, scorning all of its former friends and seeking power alone. Charmeleon had grown to become like Damian, obsessed with power and reputation while ignoring the value of friendship, loyalty and kindness. Charmeleon's battle with Aerodactyl in Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon was purely based on a bruised ego, just as Charizard's later battles with Magmar and Zippo were.

Once Ash made the selfless act to save Charizard from freezing in Charizard Chills, Charizard finally shook off the poisonous personality traits left by Damian and regained full loyalty to Ash. Its ability to work as part of a team was still hampered but when working together with Pikachu to defeat Luana, it finally managed to overcome that difficulty. Since this point, Charizard has been willing to assist Ash in any battle, ranging from Casey's Chikorita to Falkner's Pidgeot with no complaint. However, Charizard maintained the rebellious Flamethrower attacks as a sign of affection for its master and while Charizard was loyal, its love of power and reputation remained. This was shown significantly in its departure in Charizard's Burning Ambitions, where it brashly challenged each of the wild Charizard at Charicific Valley even though it was defeated every time.

Despite retaining its fiery nature and fierce battling spirit, Charizard's return to Ash's regular command in the Best Wishes series showed that it had significantly matured throughout Liza's training regime. This was displayed in A Pokémon of a Different Color!, where it attempted to act as a peacemaker between Clair and Iris's two squabbling Dragonite.

Moves used

Main series
Ash Charmander Rage.png
Using Rage as
a Charmander (Part 1)
Ash Charizard DragonBreath.png
Using Dragon Breath
Move First Used In
Flamethrower  Charmander – The Stray Pokémon
Leer The Tower of Terror
Rage Primeape Goes Bananas
Skull Bash Pokémon Scent-sation!
Ember The Ninja Poké-Showdown
Fire Spin The Ninja Poké-Showdown
Submission Volcanic Panic
Seismic Toss Volcanic Panic
Mega Punch Charizard Chills*
Dragon Rage Charizard Chills
Take Down Charizard Chills
Tackle × Pokémon Double Trouble
Fly Fighting Flyer with Fire*
Dragon Breath The Symbol Life
Overheat The Symbol Life
Steel Wing Gathering the Gang of Four!
Wing Attack  The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!
Slash  The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!
Dragon Tail  The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!
An × shows that the move cannot be legitimately learned by this Pokémon in the games.
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.
Moves improvised
Picture First Used In Moves Involved Partnered With
Ash Charizard Flaming Seismic Toss.png Better Eight Than Never Fire Spin/Seismic Toss and Dragon Rage Clair's Dragonair
Description: Flaming Seismic Toss is a combination of Charizard's Seismic Toss and Fire Spin along with Dragonair's Dragon Rage.

In I Choose You!

Ash's Charizard in I Choose You!
As a Charmander

Charizard appeared in I Choose You!, which is set in a different continuity from the main series. In this continuity, it was the second Pokémon Ash caught on his journey.

As a Charmander, it originally belonged to a Pokémon Trainer named Cross. Cross deemed Charmander too weak however, and abandoned it and told it to stop following him. Charmander was eventually found in the rain by Ash and Verity. After arguing briefly with Cross over his decision to abandon Charmander, they took it and went inside a cave to seek shelter from the rain. There, they found Sorrel, who brought Charmander back to good health.

As a Charmeleon

The following day, Charmander had fully recovered and Ash offered it to join his team. Charmander accepted, despite still feeling loyalty towards Cross. Charmander joined Ash, Verity, and Sorrel on their journey towards the Raizen Mountains to meet Ho-Oh. After a battle against a Trainer's Jigglypuff, Charmander evolved into Charmeleon. Soon after, Ash encountered Cross again and started a battle with him. Ash used Charmeleon against its former Trainer and his Incineroar. Charmeleon proved to be no match for Incineroar however and was defeated. Ash started to question himself and faulted the loss on Charmeleon, but later apologized when he realized his errors.

Finally reaching the Raizen Mountains, Ash tried to place his Rainbow Wing atop Rainbow Rock. He was stopped by Cross however, who wanted to take the Rainbow Wing for himself. Ash battled Cross again, once again using his Charmeleon against Cross and his Incineroar. In the midst of a fierce battle, Charmeleon evolved into Charizard, and this time, it managed to defeat it. Distraught of losing against his former Pokémon, Cross started to realize the error in his ways.

Moves used

Ash Charmeleon Slash M20.png
Using Slash
as a Charmeleon
Move First Used In
Flamethrower I Choose You!
Slash I Choose You!
Seismic Toss I Choose You!
Dragon Rage I Choose You!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the games

A Charmander is given to the player in Pokémon Yellow, Let's Go, Pikachu!, and Let's Go, Eevee! — games which contain several references to the original series of the anime — from a boy on Route 24. In Yellow, the boy will give the player the Charmander with no extra prerequisites, but in Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, the player can only obtain Charmander if they have caught 50 or more individual Pokémon.

Pokémon Yellow Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and
Let's Go, Eevee!
Spr 1y 004.png
Type:
Fire Unknown
Charmander Lv.10
Scratch
Normal
Growl
Normal
Ember
Fire
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004Charmander.png
Type:
Fire Unknown
Ability:
No ability
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Charmander/ Lv.14
Scratch
Normal Physical
Growl
Normal Status
Smokescreen
Normal Status
Ember
Fire Special

I Choose You! Ash's Charizard

A Japanese event distributed an in-game representation of Ash's Charizard from Pokémon the Movie 20: I Choose You!, along with Sorrel's Lucario and Verity's Piplup via serial code and local wireless.

The serial codes could be obtained by collecting two different virtual stamps via 7-SPOT at 7-Eleven stores in Japan. The serial codes were available from August 1 to 20, 2017 at 7 am to 7 pm, and can be redeemed from August 1 to 28, 2017. The local wireless were available at Pokémon Center stores and Pokémon Stores in Japan from August 22 to September 3, 2017.

#006 Charizard
Poké Ball summary IV.png Level 40 006Charizard.png
Type:
Fire Flying
Ability: Blaze
Held item: None
ID: 170715
OT: サトシ
Met: 2017 Pokémon Movie (fateful encounter)
Nature: Adamant
Ribbon: Wishing Ribbon Wishing Ribbon
Flamethrower
Fire Special
Dragon Rage
Dragon Special
Slash
Normal Physical
Seismic Toss
Fighting Physical
Games Method Region Location Duration
SM serial code Japanese online August 1 to 28, 2017
SM local wireless all Pokémon Center stores, Japan
Pokémon Stores, Japan
August 22 to September 3, 2017
Moves in bold can be taught again at the Move Reminder as a special move if forgotten.
Date received is the date on the system when the gift is picked up from the deliveryman.
This Pokémon is set to the same language as the game that received it.

In the manga

In the Ash & Pikachu manga

Charizard in the Ash & Pikachu manga

Ash's Charizard appeared in Off To The Battle Frontier!!. It was excited to see Ash when he called it over as it was sent for training earlier. After arrival, Ash sent it out to battle Noland's Articuno. During the battle, it struggled to keep up with Articuno despite the type advantage due to the fact that Articuno's speed was quicker than Charizard's in terms of reflexes. However, Charizard focused in on where Articuno was going to strike next and defeated it, earning Ash the Knowledge Symbol.

Moves used

Ash Charizard DragonBreath AP.png
Using Dragon Breath
Move First Used In
Flamethrower Off To The Battle Frontier!!
Dragon Breath Off To The Battle Frontier!!
Overheat Off To The Battle Frontier!!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

As a Charmander
Charizard in The Electric Tale of Pikachu

Ash's Charizard makes a few appearances in The Electric Tale of Pikachu; however, the circumstances of its capture seem to differ in this series. While Damian appears in Pikachu's Excellent Adventure, he was separated from his Charmander because he was injured, not because he abandoned it. At the end of the chapter, the two reunite in the Hidden Village.

Despite this difference, Ash is still seen owning a Charmander, which first appears in You Gotta Have Friends. Charmander's capture is not shown in the manga, instead, it is explained that "Ash has been busy since the last comic!" when Charmander first appears from its Poké Ball. Charmander is first seen when a lonely Ash decides to play with his other Pokémon while Pikachu is off playing with a group of Pikachu. Charmander simply sets Ash on fire while his Oddish paralyzes him with Stun Spore.

Later, at the 88th Pokémon League, Ash presents his Charmander, now fully evolved into a Charizard, to Brock and Misty. Despite the fact that Ash wanted to use Charizard as a secret weapon, Charizard refuses to listen to him unless he holds a special flare that burns with the fire of a Moltres. Due to the fact that the flare burns out quickly and Ash could lose points for using a prop, he decides to not use it and use his other Pokémon instead.

Charizard violently attacking Ritchie's Charley

In the fifth round of the Pokémon League, Ash sends out Charizard as his third and last Pokémon in his match against Ritchie. Ritchie counters with his own Charizard, named Charley. Though evenly matched at first, Charizard goes into a violent frenzy and mercilessly starts scratching, biting, and burning Charley. Ash attempts to stop this mauling with his flare but Charizard ignores it and continues to attack Charley, heavily injuring it and splattering its blood everywhere.

Ash decides to return Charizard to its Poké Ball, forfeiting the match and making Ritchie the winner in the process. Overwhelmed with guilt, Ash leaves the arena and apologizes to Ritchie who states that it's alright and that his Charley will be fine after a trip to the Pokémon Center.

Charizard appeared again in You Bet Your Wife where Ash decided to use it in a dance competition in his Gym battle against Rudy. After flying around in circles, Charizard set Ash aflame as it did in its first appearance.

Charizard appeared one last time in Pikachu's Plan where it was used to battle Drake in the Orange League finals. Charizard, now listening to Ash perfectly, battles against Drake's Dragonite. Despite being much larger and putting up a good fight, Charizard is eventually defeated, leaving Ash with only Pikachu left to use.

Moves used

Ash Charizard Flamethrower EToP.png
Using Flamethrower
Move First Used In
Flamethrower You Gotta Have Friends
Fire Spin Pikachu's Plan*
Seismic Toss Pikachu's Plan*
Dragon Rage Pikachu's Plan
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the movie adaptations

In the Mirage Pokémon Lugia's Explosive Birth manga

Ash's Charizard first appeared in Mirage Pokémon Lugia's Explosive Birth. Ash sent it out along with Squirtle and Bulbasaur to free the legendary birds from their prisons.

In the Genesect and the Legend Awakened manga

Charizard reappeared in Genesect and the Legend Awakened, where Ash sent it out along with his other Pokémon while he was in Pokémon Hills.

In the I Choose You! manga

Charizard in I Choose You!
As a Charmander
As a Charmeleon

Charizard appeared in I Choose You!. It was first shown as a Charmander where Cross got it from Professor Oak. Later, Cross was revealed to have abandoned Charmander when Ash encountered it out in the rain. After Ash and Verity took Charmander in a cave to recover, Sorrel helped it back to good health.

The next day, Ash offered Charmander to join his team and Charmander accepted. It then battled a Jigglypuff and defeated it, which resulted in it evolving into a Charmeleon. Charmeleon battled Cross's Incineroar. During the battle, it kept on damaging Incineroar, something that Cross allowed. However, it turned out to be part of Cross's plan as Incineroar's strength increased by every attack Charmeleon threw at it. Because of that, Incineroar was able to defeat Charmeleon with Cross Chop.

After Ash and his friends reached the Raizen Mountains and encountered Cross again, Charmeleon was used in the rematch against Cross's Incineroar. During the battle, Charmeleon evolved into Charizard and defeated Incineroar. When Marshadow became corrupted by the evil tainting it because of Cross placing the Rainbow Wing on top of the rock instead of Ash, Charizard protected Cross from an attack coming from Lycanroc when Marshadow possessed it and took part in the battle against the other Pokémon possessed by Marshadow. After Ash disappeared from existence because of a combined attack coming from Marshadow's army, Charizard and the others were saddened to see that happen. Charizard became happy when Ash was revived.

Moves used
Ash Charmeleon Slash M20 manga.png
Using Slash
as a Charmeleon
Move First Used In
Flamethrower I Choose You!
Slash I Choose You!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the Pocket Monsters the Movie: I Choose You! Remix manga

As a Charmeleon

Charizard, as a Charmander, belonged to a Trainer named Cross. Cross released Charmander as he deemed it weak and then Ash eventually caught Charmander. Later, Charmander evolved into a Charmeleon.

In ICYR3, Charmeleon was sent out to take on three Nidoking at Mount Tensei. Charmeleon's Flamethrower caused the Nidoking to go running. Later, it was used to battle Cross's Incineroar. During the battle, Cross's Incineroar got the upper hand but Charmeleon evolved into Charizard when it was about to lose. Using its newfound power, Charizard defeated Incineroar with Seismic Toss. Charizard then faced off against Cross's Lycanroc but the outcome was unknown.

Moves used
Ash Charmeleon Flamethrower ICYR.png
Using Flamethrower
as a Charmeleon
Move First Used In
Flamethrower ICYR3
Seismic Toss ICYR3
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Trivia

Charizard greeting Ash with Flamethrower
  • Out of all the Pokémon in the anime, Charizard has used the most moves with its total of 17 (19 if the unused Mega Punch and Fly are included).
  • During the dub of Tanks a Lot!, Brock referred to Charizard as a male when he said that the Pokémon could use his Flamethrower to destroy the Arbo-Tank, but this is not considered canon since the Japanese version has never established Charizard's gender.
  • Charizard was the first of Ash's starter Pokémon to evolve to its final stage.
  • Charizard became the first Pokémon in the anime to defeat a Legendary Pokémon when it beat Noland's Articuno in a battle.
  • Charizard is the only Pokémon Ash has had that refused to obey him after evolving. This behavior was also seen post-evolution in Dawn's Mamoswine and Iris's Excadrill.
  • Until the episode Charizard Chills, Charizard only seemed to obey Ash when fighting another Fire-type Pokémon. It was obedient when battling against Blaine's Magmar, Mewtwo's cloned Charizard, and Zippo.
  • It has become a running gag in the anime that whenever Charizard returns to Ash, it greets him by scorching him with its Flamethrower.
  • Out of all of Ash's Pokémon, Charizard holds the record for having the most amount of episodes between its capture and being left in Professor Oak's care, at 788 episodes.

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