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Leon's Charizard
ダンデのリザードン Dande's Lizardon
Poké Ball
Leon Charizard.png
Leon's Charizard
Debuts in Flash of the Titans!
Caught at Galar
Evolves in Prior to Flash of the Titans!
Prior to Flash of the Titans!
Gender Male[1]
Ability Blaze[2]
Current location With Leon
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This Pokémon spent an unknown number of episodes as Charmander and an unknown number of episodes as Charmeleon.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Charmander N/A
As Charmeleon N/A
As Charizard Kenta Miyake

Leon's Charizard (Japanese: ダンデのリザードン Dande's Lizardon) is Leon's main battling Pokémon in the anime, games, and the Pokémon Adventures manga.

In the anime

In the main series

As a Charmander during Leon's childhood

Pre series

Leon obtained Charizard as a Charmander when he was young and was Leon's first Pokémon. It then accompanied him and Sonia on their journey when they became Trainers. During that time, Charmander evolved into a Charmeleon, and at some point, it evolved again into a Charizard.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

Charizard and Leon

Charizard debuted in Flash of the Titans!, where it was used to battle Lance and his Red Gyarados. Despite the type disadvantage, Charizard battled hard and both Lance and Leon Gigantamaxed their Pokémon. In the end, after a hard-fought battle, Charizard defeated Gyarados and emerged victorious.

In the next episode, it was used in Leon's battle against Ash. It battled Pikachu and eventually won using its G-Max Wildfire.

In Toughing It Out!, Charizard went up against Raihan and his Duraludon. After a close match, with both Pokémon Gigantamaxing, Charizard ultimately won the battle.

In Sword and Shield: Slumbering Weald!, Charizard helped defeat a Centiskorch that Gigantamaxed and was causing trouble. After defeating Centiskorch, Leon rode on Charizard to deal with other Pokémon that had unexpectedly Gigantamaxed.

In Sword and Shield: From Here to Eternatus!, Charizard took on Eternatus during the Darkest Day crisis. In Sword and Shield... The Legends Awaken!, Leon's attempt to catch Eternatus caused serious damage to Charizard, who had shielded Ash's Lucario and Goh's Cinderace. This forced Leon to recall Charizard to its Poké Ball.

In JN100, Leon used Charizard to battle Flint and his Infernape. Despite the high level of the opponent's Pokémon, Charizard manages to win the battle without much difficulty, thus keeping Leon's Monarch title. Later, Leon used Charizard in the first stage of his training with Ash, flying and dodging several trees that they found on the way and then climbing a waterfall. Charizard is seen again when Leon and Ash meet up with Sonia and Goh.

Charizard protecting Lucario and Cinderace

Personality and characteristics

Charizard is a powerful Pokémon, being able to defeat Pokémon belonging to Champions, such as Lance's Red Gyarados and Ash's Pikachu. Charizard is also close with Leon, as seen when it gave its Trainer a high five after their victory over Lance. After winning, Charizard tends to fire a Flamethrower into the sky.

Charizard is also protective of other Pokémon, as seen in Sword and Shield... The Legends Awaken!, when it shielded Ash's Lucario and Goh's Cinderace from Eternatus, resulting in it taking damage.

Appearance

See also: Gigantamax
As a Charmander As a Charmeleon As a Gigantamax Charizard
Leon Charmander.png Leon Charmeleon.png Leon Gigantamax Charizard.png

Moves used

Leon Charizard Thunder Punch.png
Using Thunder Punch
Leon Charizard Flare Blitz.png
Using Flare Blitz
Move First Used In
Flamethrower  Flash of the Titans!
Air Slash Flash of the Titans!
Fire Spin Flash of the Titans!
Thunder Punch Flash of the Titans!
Dragon Claw  Toughing It Out!
Dig Toughing It Out!
Brick Break Toughing It Out!
Rock Tomb Sword and Shield: Slumbering Weald!
Flare Blitz  JN100
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.
Max Moves and G-Max Moves used
Picture Max Move/G-Max Move First Used in Base Move
Leon Charizard Max Lightning 1.png
Leon Charizard Max Lightning 2.png
Max Lightning Flash of the Titans! Thunder Punch
Description: While Gigantamaxed, Charizard's body glows and sparks with yellow electricity. A storm cloud then forms in the sky and releases a massive lightning bolt that strikes the opponent.
Leon Charizard Max Airstream.png Max Airstream Flash of the Titans! Air Slash
Description: While Gigantamaxed, Charizard fires a tornado of wind from its mouth at the opponent.
Leon Charizard G-Max Wildfire.png
Leon Charizard G-Max Wildfire effect.png
G-Max Wildfire Flash of the Titans! Flamethrower or Fire Spin
Description: While Gigantamaxed, Charizard's fiery wings glow bright red and yellow. It then fires a giant bird-shaped flame from its back at the opponent. Even if the move is blocked, the bird will repeatedly swoop down and strike the opponent, dealing additional damage.
Leon Charizard Max Knuckle.png Max Knuckle Toughing It Out! Brick Break
Description: While Gigantamaxed, Charizard strikes the opponent with its fists.

Artwork

Leon Raihan Artwork 1.png Leon Raihan Artwork 2.png Leon audio drama.png Master Class Artwork JN.png
Official artwork from
Pokémon Journeys: The Series
Official artwork from
Pokémon Journeys: The Series
Charizard and Leon from
Pokémon Journeys: The Series audio drama
Artwork from
Pokémon Journeys: The Series[3]

In Pokémon: Twilight Wings

Charizard Gigantamaxed in Pokémon: Twilight Wings

Charizard appeared in Letter, where it and Leon battled Bea and her Machamp in a televised battle in Wyndon Stadium. The Champion and his partner eventually emerged victorious. Charizard later appeared with Leon in a brief flashback Chairman Rose had while meeting John, a fan of Leon's.

In Training, Bea thought she saw Charizard in the Wild Area, only to realize it was actually a Rhydon. In Buddy, it was seen on television.

In Sky, Charizard was Leon's last Pokémon in his battle against Raihan, going up against his Gigantamaxed Duraludon.

In The Gathering of Stars, Leon used Charizard in a battle against Mustard's Mienshao. Despite it fighting a well-balanced battle, Mustard decided to stop the dispute.

Moves used

Leon Charizard Slash TW.png
Using Slash
Move First Used In
Flamethrower Letter
Slash Letter
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.
G-Max Moves used
Picture Max Move/G-Max Move First Used in Base Move
Leon Charizard G-Max Wildfire TW.png G-Max Wildfire Sky Flamethrower
Description: While Gigantamaxed, Charizard's fires a large stream of fire at the opponent.

In Pokémon Evolutions

Charizard in Pokémon Evolutions

Before the events of The Champion, Leon uses Charizard as a last resort to face Eternatus. However despite his efforts, Leon failed to capture the Gigantic Pokémon. During preparations for the decisive battle against Victor, Charizard tries to lift Leon's spirits, which was shaken after the previous battle.

Personality and characteristics

Similar to its counterpart in the main anime, Charizard is protective of others, putting itself at risk to protect Hop and Victor. Charizard is also seen to have a strong bond with his trainer.

Charizard is housed in an Ultra Ball.

Moves used

Leon Charizard Fire Blast Evolutions.png
Using Fire Blast
Move First Used In
Fire Blast The Champion
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the GOTCHA! music video

Leon's Charizard briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the games

In the core series

Charizard and Leon in the games

Charizard is Leon's main Pokémon in the games. It and Leon first took part in the Gym Challenge when Leon was ten years old and claimed the victory in the Champion Cup on their first attempt. Since that victory, Leon and Charizard have remained unbeaten in both League and exhibition matches until they were defeated by the player character. During the battle against Eternatus, Charizard was used to wear it down. When able to, Leon will Gigantamax Charizard at the first opportunity. In the Battle Tower, Leon will always use Charizard.

Pokémon Sword and Shield
Championship Match Battle Tower
Beginner Tier Poké Ball Tier Great Ball Tier
006Charizard-Gigantamax.png
Types:
Fire Flying
Ability:
Blaze
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Charizard Lv.65
Fire Blast
Fire Special
Air Slash
Flying Special
Solar Beam
Grass Special
Ancient Power
Rock Special
006Charizard-Gigantamax.png
Types:
Fire Flying
Ability:
Blaze or Solar Power
Held item:
Bag Charti Berry Sprite.png Charti Berry
Charizard/ Lv.50
Fire Pledge
Fire Special
Dragon Pulse
Dragon Special
Air Slash
Flying Special
Will-O-Wisp
Fire Status
006Charizard-Gigantamax.png
Types:
Fire Flying
Ability:
Blaze or Solar Power
Held item:
Bag Charti Berry Sprite.png Charti Berry
Charizard/ Lv.50
Heat Wave
Fire Special
Dragon Pulse
Dragon Special
Air Slash
Flying Special
Protect
Normal Status
006Charizard-Gigantamax.png
Types:
Fire Flying
Ability:
Blaze or Solar Power
Held item:
Bag Charti Berry Sprite.png Charti Berry
Charizard/ Lv.50
Fire Pledge
Fire Special
Dragon Pulse
Dragon Special
Air Slash
Flying Special
Protect
Normal Status
Battle Tower Champion Cup rematch
/Galarian Star Tournament
Ultra Ball Tier Master Ball Tier
006Charizard-Gigantamax.png
Types:
Fire Flying
Ability:
Blaze or Solar Power
Held item:
Bag Charti Berry Sprite.png Charti Berry
Charizard/ Lv.50
Heat Wave
Fire Special
Solar Beam
Grass Special
Hurricane
Flying Special
Hyper Beam
Normal Special
006Charizard-Gigantamax.png
Types:
Fire Flying
Ability:
Blaze or Solar Power
Held item:
Bag Charti Berry Sprite.png Charti Berry
Charizard/ Lv.50
Fire Blast
Fire Special
Solar Beam
Grass Special
Hurricane
Flying Special
Weather Ball
Normal Special
006Charizard-Gigantamax.png
Types:
Fire Flying
Ability:
Blaze
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Charizard Lv.70/80
Fire Blast
Fire Special
Air Slash
Flying Special
Solar Beam
Grass Special
Ancient Power
Rock Special

Artwork

Sword Shield Leon and Charizard artwork.png Leon Charizard Saito artwork.png Masters Team Charizard artwork.png
Key artwork of Charizard and Leon
in Sword and Shield
Naoki Saito artwork of Leon and his Charizard Artwork by Taz Saints of Leon, Bettie, Red and their Charizard in
Pokémon Masters EX

In spin-off games

The promotional Charizard tag in Pokémon Mezastar

In Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Leon (Masters)#Charizard

Leon forms a sync pair with Charizard in Pokémon Masters EX.

Pokémon Mezastar

Main article: Charizard (Pokémon Dynamax Band)

A promotional tag featuring Leon's Charizard was packaged with the Pokémon Dynamax Band, released on February 11, 2021.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Charizard in Pokémon Adventures
As a Gigantamax Charizard in Pokémon Adventures

Charizard first appeared in Crackle!! Practice Battle, where it helped Leon herd a flock of Wooloo.

Later, Leon used Charizard to battle Dynamax Pokémon that were rampaging due to the Darkest Day.

Moves used

Charizard is implied to know a Fire-type attack due to the use of G-Max Wildfire.

G-Max Moves used
Picture Max Move/G-Max Move First Used in Base Move
G-Max Wildfire Sword & Shield chapter N/A
Description: While Gigantamaxed, Charizard attacks the opponent.


In the Pokémon Journeys: The Series

In Flash of the Titans!, Charizard defeated Lance and his Gyarados during the finals of the World Coronation Series.

In The Climb to Be the Very Best!, Leon uses Charizard in a battle against Ash and Pikachu.

In JNM10, it defeated Raihan and his Duraludon in another World Coronation Series match.

In JNM13 and JNM14, Leon uses Charizard to help Ash solve the Pokémon cases that were out of control in the Galar region. Later, Leon and Charizard team up with Ash and Goh's Pokémon to stop the Darkest Day.

Appearance

See also: Gigantamax
As a Charmander As a Gigantamax Charizard
Young Leon and Sonia.png Leon Charizard Gigantamax JNM.png

Moves used

Move First Used In
Flamethrower Flash of the Titans!
Thunder Punch Flash of the Titans!
Dig Toughing It Out!
Brick Break Toughing It Out!
Rock Tomb  JNM13
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.
Max Moves and G-Max Moves used
Picture Max Move/G-Max Move First Used in Base Move
Max Lightning Flash of the Titans! Thunder Punch
Description: While Gigantamaxed, Charizard's body glows and sparks with electricity. A storm cloud then forms in the sky and releases a massive lightning bolt that strikes the opponent.
Max Airstream Flash of the Titans! Unknown
Description: While Gigantamaxed, Charizard fires a tornado of wind from its mouth at the opponent.
G-Max Wildfire Flash of the Titans! Flamethrower
Description: While Gigantamaxed, Charizard fires a giant bird-shaped flame from its back at the opponent.


In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Leon's Charizard in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Charizard Fire Vivid Voltage Rare Holo 025/185 Amazing Volt Tackle R 012/100
SWSH Black Star Promos   SWSH066      
 


Merchandise

Amazing Volt Tackle Pokémon Center & Pokémon Store Set

The Amazing Volt Tackle Pokémon Center & Pokémon Store Set (Japanese: 仰天のボルテッカー ポケモンセンター・ポケモンストアセット Amazing Volteccer Pokémon Center•Pokémon Store Set) was available to purchase from Pokémon Centers, Pokémon Stores, and the Pokémon Center Online upon the official release of Amazing Volt Tackle, the fourth Sword & Shield Era expansion, on September 18, 2020. This product includes two Amazing Volt Tackle booster boxes and accessories with exclusive designs:

The Leon Deck Case (Japanese: デッキシールド ダンデ Deck Case: Dande) and matching set of 64 Leon Sleeves (Japanese: デッキシールド ダンデ Deck Shield: Dande) feature Galar Champion Leon and his Charizard in Wyndon Stadium. The deck case can store 180 cards and comes with 2 card dividers.

Product images:

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Leon's Advice Trainer Card Collection

Another of the four Trainer Card Collections available from August 20, 2021 was the Leon's Advice Trainer Card Collection (Japanese: トレーナーカードコレクション ダンデの助言 Trainer Card Collection: Dande's Advice). This collection includes a card file and promotional Supporter card featuring artwork by Naoki Saito of Champion Leon enjoying a moment with his brother Hop. The Supporter card bears Leon's signature. The collection also includes a collector's guide, a Silver Lance booster pack, a Jet-Black Spirit booster pack, an Eevee Heroes booster pack, a Skyscraping Perfection booster pack, and a Blue Sky Stream booster pack.

Product images:

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Leon's Advice Trainer Card
Collection
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Vivid Voltage Theme Decks

Two Theme Decks were released alongside the Vivid Voltage expansion on November 13, 2020. The expansion focuses somewhat on Trainers from Pokémon Sword and Shield as they feature on a number of Supporter cards and are depicted in the art of their signature Pokémon. Two of these Pokémon formed the basis of the 60-card Theme Decks available: the Charizard Theme Deck and the Drednaw Theme Deck, which also respectively feature Champion Leon and Gym Leader Nessa. Each deck came with a deck box, damage counters and status markers, a coin, a playmat, a rules booklet, an information sheet, reference cards, and a code card for the Pokémon Trading Card Game Online.

Product images:

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December 2021 accessories

More TCG accessories were made available later in December 2021 from Pokémon Centers and the Pokémon Center Online.

Pokémon Trainers Off Shot! merchandise: The items released as part of this line utilize a detailed illustration by kirisAki that features an ensemble of key characters enjoying a Wyndon street fair "off camera". The TCG accessories were accompanied by other merchandise, such as badges, stickers, stationery, charms, and clothing. They were available first from the Pokémon Center Online on December 9 and were followed by a release in physical Pokémon Centers on December 11.

  • Pokémon Trainers Off Shot! Rubber Playmat (Japanese: ラバープレイマット POKÉMON TRAINERS Off Shot!)
  • Pokémon Trainers Off Shot! Collection File (Japanese: コレクションファイル POKÉMON TRAINERS Off Shot!) plus packs of ten Pokémon Trainers Off Shot! Collection Refill (Japanese: コレクションリフィル POKÉMON TRAINERS Off Shot!) sheets with similarly designed dividers

Product images:

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Rubber Playmat
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Collection File
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Related articles

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

References

  1. Confirmed in games only. Can be female in the Battle Tower.
  2. Confirmed in games only. Can be Solar Power in the Battle Tower.
  3. https://twitter.com/anipoke_PR/status/1522523066256936961