Red's Charizard

From Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia.
Jump to: navigation, search
Red's Charizard
レッドのリザードン Red's Lizardon
Poké Ball
Red Charizard PO.png
Red's Charizard
Red Mega Charizard X PO.png
As a Mega Charizard X
Debuts in File 1: Red
Caught at Professor Oak's Laboratory
Evolves in File 2: Cubone
File 3: Giovanni
Gender Male[1]
Ability Blaze*
Tough Claws*
Drought*
Current location With Red
Charmander Charmeleon Charizard
This Pokémon spent 1 episode as Charmander and 1 episode as Charmeleon.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Charmander Shin'ichirō Miki
As Charmeleon Shin'ichirō Miki
As Charizard Shin'ichirō Miki

Red's Charizard (Japanese: レッドのリザードン Red's Lizardon) was the first Pokémon acquired by Red in the Kanto region. Red obtained Charmander from Professor Oak when he was sent out to fill up the Pokédex.

History

As a Charmander

Charmander is a Pokémon originally belonging to the laboratory of Professor Oak, Red got it by choosing to be appropriate to his name and his burning desire to be a Trainer. Its first battle was against a wild Pidgey, which managed to get away before Red could catch it.

Charmander was used in Red's first Pokémon battle against Blue's Squirtle. Due to Red's inexperience and Squirtle's type advantage, Charmander was easily defeated.

During Red's Gym battle against Brock, Charmander was Red's initial choice but when learning about the advantage that Brock's Geodude has on Fire-type Pokémon it was soon recalled. It was used again later in the battle as Red's last healthy Pokémon against Onix. Thanks to a strategy that Red came up with, Red and Charmander were victorious.

Charmander evolved into Charmeleon some time after Red's Gym battle against Misty.

As a Charmeleon

Red used Charmeleon in Lavender Town to face the ghost who terrorized the inhabitants of the city, which was later to be revealed to be the spirit of a Marowak who was killed by members of Team Rocket.

Red used Charmeleon again in his battle against Erika, and it managed to get him his fourth Badge. After several battles, Charmeleon evolved into a Charizard.

Red used Charizard in his first battle against Giovanni at Silph Co.. Even though the Fire-type Pokémon tried its best, it was easily subdued by Giovanni's Nidoqueen.

Charizard was used again in the final battle against Giovanni, where it faced Giovanni's Rhydon. After a hard battle, Charizard managed to win and Giovanni decided to change his attitude.

Charizard and Red

At the Pokémon League in the final battle against Blue, Charizard was the final Pokémon Red used. It was pitted against Blue's Blastoise. The two Pokémon were up for a tough battle, but Charizard ultimately proved victorious with a combination of Fire Blast and Fire Spin. Thanks to this victory, Red became the new Champion of the Pokémon League.

From then on, Red left on a journey to capture all the Pokémon in the Kanto region. Charizard was used in a battle against a Moltres, which ended up being captured by Red.

During Red's battle against Mewtwo, Red sent out Charizard as his last hope, after the rest of his team had been defeated. Initially, Charizard was no match for Mewtwo either, being defeated by being thrown into a lake together with its Trainer. With the use of a Mega Stone, given to Red by Mr. Fuji and its great bond with Red, it was able to Mega Evolve into Mega Charizard X. With this new level of power, Charizard was able to match Mewtwo's power. And so, after a series of powerful moves, it was able to defeat Mewtwo, allowing Red to catch it.

Personality and characteristics

Charizard's Charizardite X

As mentioned by many Trainers, Red and Charizard have a great bond between them. Charizard is very loyal to Red, even when it was still a Charmander and its Trainer was rather inexperienced. In terms of power, it is one of Red's strongest Pokémon, even able to beat powerful opponents its type is usually weak against.

Thanks to this union and its power, Charizard is able to Mega Evolve, something rarely seen in the Kanto region.

Moves used

Erika Vileplume PO.png
Using Flamethrower as
a Charmeleon
Red Charmander Scratch PO.png
Using Scratch as
a Charmander
Move First Used In
Growl File 1: Red
Scratch File 1: Red
Ember File 1: Red
Flamethrower File 3: Giovanni
Mega Punch  File 3: Giovanni
Mega Kick File 3: Giovanni
Seismic Toss File 3: Giovanni
Fire Spin File 4: Charizard
Fire Blast  File 4: Charizard
Slash  File 4: Charizard
Swift  File 4: Charizard
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

In the core series

As a starter

In the Kanto-based games (excluding Pokémon Yellow), the player has the option to choose Charmander as their starter Pokémon.

Starting moveset
Pokémon Red and Blue Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen
Spr 1b 004.png
Type:
Fire Unknown
Charmander Lv.5
Scratch
Normal
Growl
Normal
  --  
   
  --  
   
Spr 3f 004.png
Type:
Fire Unknown
Ability:
Blaze
Held item:
None
Charmander/ Lv.5
Scratch
Normal
Growl
Normal
  --  
   
  --  
   

As an opponent

Red's game counterpart uses a Charizard in each of his teams, along with the other fully evolved Kanto starters.

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Pokémon Black 2 and White 2
Pokémon World Tournament
Pokémon Sun and Moon
Spr 2c 006.png
Types:
Fire Flying
Held item:
None
Charizard Lv.77
Flamethrower
Fire
Wing Attack
Flying
Slash
Normal
Fire Spin
Fire
Spr 4h 006.png
Types:
Fire Flying
Ability:
Blaze
Held item:
None
Charizard Lv.84
Blast Burn
Fire Special
Flare Blitz
Fire Physical
Air Slash
Flying Special
Dragon Pulse
Dragon Special
Spr 5b 006.png
Types:
  Fire     Flying  
Ability:
Blaze
Held item:
Bag Focus Sash Sprite.png Focus Sash
Charizard/ Lv.50
Fire Blast
Fire Special
Air Slash
Flying Special
Focus Blast
Fighting Special
Dragon Pulse
Dragon Special
006Charizard.png
Types:
Fire Flying
Ability:
Blaze
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Charizard Lv.66
Will-O-Wisp
Fire Status
Fire Blast
Fire Special
Air Slash
Flying Special
Focus Blast
Fighting Special
Pokémon Sun and Moon
Battle Tree
006Charizard.png
Types:
Fire Flying
Ability:
Blaze
Held item:
Bag Salac Berry Sprite.png Salac Berry
Charizard/ Lv.50
Dragon Claw
Dragon Physical
Fire Fang
Fire Physical
Belly Drum
Normal Status
Shadow Claw
Ghost Physical
006Charizard.png
Types:
Fire Flying
Ability:
Blaze
Held item:
Bag Charti Berry Sprite.png Charti Berry
Charizard/ Lv.50
Dragon Claw
Dragon Physical
Shadow Claw
Ghost Physical
Rock Slide
Rock Physical
Dragon Dance
Dragon Status
006Charizard.png
Types:
Fire Flying
Ability:
Blaze
Held item:
Bag Charizardite Y Sprite.png Charizardite Y
Charizard/ Lv.50
Heat Wave
Fire Special
Solar Beam
Grass Special
Air Slash
Flying Special
Focus Blast
Fighting Special
006Charizard.png
Types:
Fire Flying
Ability:
Blaze
Held item:
Bag Charizardite X Sprite.png Charizardite X
Charizard/ Lv.50
Dragon Rush
Dragon Physical
Flare Blitz
Fire Physical
Dragon Dance
Dragon Status
Rock Slide
Rock Physical

In Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Main article: Charizard (Super Smash Bros.)
Red in Super Smash Bros. Brawl with his Charizard and other Pokémon
Red's Charizard in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Charizard is the Pokémon Trainer's powerhouse, boasting heavy-hitting moves, above-average dash speed (slightly faster than Pikachu), and long-range attacks. Charizard's drawbacks include large weight, subpar aerial game, and slow walking speed. Its varied arsenal of attacks includes Rock Smash, a powerful frontal attack, and Fly, a recovery move that sends Charizard skyward and allows it to glide. It can also use Flamethrower to attack from a short distance, but its power decreases over time. It uses Fire Blast in the Pokémon Trainer's Final Smash, Triple Finish.

In the Subspace Emissary, Charizard is found shortly after Ivysaur, completing the Trainer's team.

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

Flamethrower

Rock Smash

Fly

Pokémon Change

Triple Finish
(Fire Blast)

[[File:{{{SpeImg}}}|100px]]

[[File:{{{SpeSImg}}}|100px]]

[[File:{{{SpeUImg}}}|100px]]

[[File:{{{SpeDImg}}}|100px]]

[[File:{{{FSImg}}}|100px]]


Related articles

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

Notes

  1. Confirmed in games only. Randomized in the Pokémon World Tournament or Battle Tree.


Project CharacterDex logo.png This game character article is part of Project CharacterDex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each character found in the Pokémon games.