Friede's Charizard

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Friede's Charizard
フリードのリザードン Friede's Lizardon
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Friede's Charizard
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Charizard Terastallized
Debuts in The Pendant That Starts It All: Part One
Caught at Unknown
Gender Unknown
Ability Unknown
Nature Unknown
Current location With Friede
This Pokémon is fully evolved.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Charizard Kenta Miyake Unknown

Friede's Charizard (Japanese: フリードのリザードン Friede's Lizardon) is Friede's first known Pokémon. It is also used as a means of transportation for both Friede and Captain Pikachu. It's also co-leader of the Pokémon who belong to Friede's teammates and the group that live on the Brave Olivine.

In the anime



Charizard was likely Friede's first Pokémon, as it knew its Trainer's childhood friend Orla, his teacher Lucca, and his mentor Ludlow.

As shown in Flying Pikachu, Rising Higher and Higher!, Charizard was in the Paldea region on Ludlow's boat relaxing while Friede was fishing until its Trainer got a call to met up with Lucca. Through Lucca, Charizard met a wild Pikachu that tried to fly and tried to become friends with him, but to no avail. However, after flying Friede to the sky with Pikachu, Charizard help its Trainer save the Mouse Pokémon from falling and he joined their team. After that, Charizard reunited with Orla in Hoenn as she converted Ludlow's ship into an airship, which became the Brave Olivine, and its teammate was nicknamed Captain Pikachu. Also, Charizard joined Friede when he with Orla and Ludlow formed the Rising Volt Tacklers.

Sometime later, Charizard met a wild Fuecoco and befriended it when it came to live on the Brave Olivine, and the Fire Croc Pokémon came to admire it.

Pokémon Horizons: The Series

Charizard and Friede

Charizard was first seen in The Pendant That Starts It All: Part One when Friede came to Liko's rescue after Amethio tried to get her pendant from her. Friede used Charizard in his battle against Amethio's Ceruledge. Charizard dodges Ceruledge's Psycho Cut, only for it to nearly hit Liko who was trying to escape sending her flying off the Indigo Academy's roof. In the next episode, Charizard caught Liko and her Sprigatito and flew them with Friede back to the Brave Olivine for safety. Using its Flamethrower, Charizard helped get the Brave Olivine moving, only for the Brave Olivine to come under attack from the Explorers. Once the Explorers boarded, Friede rode on Charizard to confront them in battle.

In Found You, Fuecoco!, Charizard was used in the battle against Amethio's Corviknight. Corviknight managed to keep the battle fairly even despite having a type disadvantage. The battle ended without a winner when Amethio decided to go after Liko and her pendant again.

Charizard facing Amethio's Ceruledge

In Fly! Wattrel!, Charizard and Friede pursued Spinel's Magneton, who was the cause behind the Brave Olivine's failure to reboot its system. They chased it all the way to Levincia, where they were cornered in a dark alleyway by Magneton and Beheeyem. Despite getting outmatched at first by the combined efforts of Magneton and Beheeyem, Friede Terastallized Charizard into a Dark type to fight off Beheeyem's Psychic, and ultimately forced them to retreat after firing off a Tera Blast.

In Special Training Time!, Charizard was used in a training battle with Captain Pikachu. Upon seeing its idol's performance in battle, Fuecoco was motivated to participate in a training battle alongside Wattrel against Cap.

In HZ022, Charizard participated in a battle against Amethio's Ceruledge. This time, however, it struggled to keep up with Ceruledge's increased Speed due to the activation of its Weak Armor Ability. The battle was interrupted as Liko, Roy, and an injured Captain Pikachu passed by them in a minecart while being pursued by a Galarian Moltres that had an Ancient Poké Ball. In the next episode, Charizard and Friede met up with them at the Motostoke Pokémon Center after they had managed to escape the Galar Mine. Later, Charizard was among the Pokémon that battled Moltres in order to calm it down, teaming up with Wattrel to help blow some of Liko's Sprigatito's aromatic Leafage to sooth the Legendary Pokémon. After Moltres was calmed down, the Legendary Pokémon returned to its Ancient Poké Ball.

In HZ024, Charizard was sent out by Friede to confront the Explorers when they infiltrated the Old castle‎ where Diana was living. In the following episode, Charizard faced off against Amethio's Ceruledge once again. Despite initially attacking more carefully and from a distance this time, Amethio tricked them into activating Ceruledge's Weak Armor, which allowed it to land a flurry of Night Slash attacks. Seemingly overwhelmed and about to be hit by a Psycho Cut, Friede Terastallized Charizard into a Dark type, rendering the opposing attack useless, and finished off the battle with a single Tera Blast. After Sango set off her Glalie's Self-Destruct, Friede and his Pokémon managed to barely escape the explosion and reunited with the Rising Volt Tacklers.

Personality and characteristics

Charizard and Roy's Fuecoco

Charizard is shown to be a strong Pokémon, as seen in The Pendant That Starts It All: Part One when it was used to battle Amethio's Ceruledge. Despite this, Charizard is shown to be friendly and playful with other Pokémon, as seen in Found You, Fuecoco! when it used its tail so that Fuecoco could jump over it. The friendship between Fuecoco and Charizard was shown again in The Ancient Poké Ball, where realizing how close Fuecoco had become to Roy, Charizard gave Fuecoco a Poké Ball so that both could begin their journey.

Charizard and Captain Pikachu

Charizard shares a strong bond with Friede and enjoys spending time with him. They also work well together in battle, as Charizard won't hold back no matter who the opponent is. In addition to Friede, Charizard is great friends with Captain Pikachu, as it often hangs out with it and would train with him in battle whenever they could.

As co-leader of both the Pokémon that belong to Friede's teammates and the group that live on the Brave Olivine, Charizard would act as the peace maker of both groups. Although Captain Pikachu is more in charge of both groups, Charizard nevertheless takes its leadership seriously and would take over whenever its teammate wasn't around.

Moves used

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Using Tera Blast
Move First Used In
Flamethrower The Pendant That Starts It All: Part One
Dragon Claw The Pendant That Starts It All: Part One
Tera Blast Fly! Wattrel!
Air Slash Special Training Time!
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.


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Shopping in Paldea[1] Artwork from "After the story"[2] Artwork from "After the story" [3]

In the manga

Charizard in Pocket Monsters

Pocket Monsters

Charizard was first seen in HZM1, playing the same role as it does in the anime. It was used to battle Amethio's Ceruledge on the rooftops of Indigo Academy. It is also used as a means of transportation.

Moves used

Move First Used In
Flamethrower HZM1
Dragon Claw HZM1
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

Pocket Monsters ~Pucchigumi SP~

Charizard appeared in Pocket Monsters ~Pucchigumi SP~, playing the same role as it does in the anime.

In the games

Pokémon Mezastar

Charizard appears in Pokémon Mezastar as one of Friede's Pokémon. It appears as an opponent during the first Gorgeous Star set.

As an opponent
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Mezastar Fire type.png Flamethrower

Tag No. Name Type Grade
4-1-024 Charizard FireFlying
P Charizard FireFlying


Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Charizard.


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