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|The Flame Pokémon|
|#006 - Charizard|
|Debut|| Pokémon: Red Version|
Pokémon: Green Version
|Height||1.7 m (5'07")|
|Weight||90.5 kg (199.5 lbs.)|
|Gender Ratio||7♂ : 1♀|
|Hidden Ability||Solar Power|
|Egg Group||Dragon / Monster|
|Catch Rate||045||Hatch Steps||5,120|
|Base Exp.||209||Effort Points||SpA|
|Kanto #||Johto #||Hoenn #||Sinnoh #|
|< 006 >||< 231 >|
|Unova #||Johto (IV) #|
|< 236 >|
Charizard is a winged-dragon like fire-breathing Pokémon that was introduced in the first generation games. It is the third and ultimate form in Charmander's evolutionary mode. It was featured as the version mascot for the Red Version and the remake, FireRed.
Charizard is a powerful flame Pokémon that evolves from a Charmeleon at Level 36. In this evolutionary process, Charizard becomes larger and more mature than it was in its early Charmander stage. Most notably Charizard also grows wings in this stage and becomes capable of flight. This gives the Pokémon a generally dragon-liken appearance, although it is not classified as a dragon-type Pokémon (although it can learn some Dragon-type moves in later games, and the dragon trainer Lance once had a Charizard in his team).
Charizard's flames are reportedly hot enough to melt nearly any material, although they still retain their weakness against rock-type Pokémon. They have been known to accidentally cause forest fires as well. The flame on Charizard's tail will also burn intensely and even turn a whitish-blue color when it is angered. Charizard apparently spends most of its time flying through the sky in search of strong opponents (and can fly at an altitude of about 4,600 feet), and will not purposely attack weaker opponents.
Charizard have yet to be found in the wild and can only be obtained by evolving a Charmeleon. The dragon trainer Lance had a Charizard in his team during the championship battle of Pokémon Gold, Silver and Crystal. In the same games, Red also has a Charizard in his team (as Red had the evolved forms of all of the starter Pokémon from the first generation games).
Charizard has the following special moveset in Super Smash Bros. Brawl:
- Standard Special Move: Flamethrower - Charizard breathes a steady stream of fire towards its opponents.
- Side Special Move: Rock Smash - Charizard produces a rock and smashes it with its head, knocking over any opponent that it makes contact with.
- 'Up Special Move: Fly - Charizard swerves upward into the air with its wings, harming any opponent that gets in its way. Charizard can also naturally glide through the air.
- Down Special Move: Pokémon Switch - This is not an actual move; rather the Pokémon Trainer will at this point switch out Charizard for the next available Pokémon, Squirtle.
- Final Smash: Triple Finish - The three Pokémon come out at the same time and use their most powerful moves at the same time. Charizard uses Fire Blast. This move can only be used with a Smash Ball.
Charizard can also be obtained through evolution in Pokémon Pinball. In Pokémon Snap, it is possible to evolve a Charmeleon located in the Volcano area by using a Pester Ball to knock it into a lava pool. This will cause a flash, and the Charmeleon emerges from the lava as Charizard. Within the Pokémon e-Reader games, Charizard makes a cameo appearance flying through the sky in the beginning of the Metronome short.
In Pokémon Trozei! it can be trozeied in Endless Levels 23 and 49, and Forever Level 72 as well as in Pair Trozei. Charizard can only be obtained through evolution in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon, although several non-playable Charizard appear throughout the game, including one that is a member of the Gold rank rescue team Team A.C.T.. It is also possible to capture several Charizard in some missions of Pokémon Ranger at the Jungle Relic and Sekra Mountain Range areas. In Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Time and Darkness, Charizard could be found in the first fifteen basement floors of Spacial Rift, the first nine basement floors of Deep Spacial Rift and the sixth through fourteenth basement floors of Dark Crater Pit.
In Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, Charizard can only be found in the Volcano Cave, while in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, it can be obtained at Rand's House. In Pokémon Rumble, it appears at Fiery Furnace.
- Charizard appears in both Super Smash Bros. and Super Smash Bros. Melee as one of the randomly-chosen Pokémon that can be summoned from a Pokéball. In both games it attacks with Flamethrower, torching enemies to the left and right as it swivels its head from side to side. A Charizard trophy also appears in Melee. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Charizard is one of Red's three Pokemon that is actually playable to fight as. A trophy of Charizard can be acquired by beating Classic Mode with Red and having Charizard deliver the final blow to Master Hand, and a sticker of Charizard also appears.
- Within "The Subspace Emissary", Charizard is one of Red's two Pokémon to have gone missing. However, it seems Charizard does not want to be captured as it flies away from Red and into the Ruins. After being found by Red and Lucas, Charizard must be defeated in battle. Red then catches Charizard in a Pokéball, at which point Charizard becomes playable in that mode.
In Other Media
- A Charizard appeared in the Pokémon anime, where it was the final evolution of Ash's Charmander. However the Charmander had turned rebellious after evolving into Charmeleon and only grew more disobedient as Charizard. Ash's Charizard spent lots of time taking naps, ignoring Ash's orders and sometimes torching Ash with Flamethrower. Although Charizard came through for Ash several times, it caused Ash to lose the Indigo League tournament when it fell asleep during Ash's final battle with Richie. Ash later let Charizard go to live with more of its kind in the Charrific Valley, but it has returned to aid Ash on several occasions.
- In the Pokémon Adventures manga, Blue's Charmeleon evolves into a Charizard by the time of the battles with Team Rocket in Saffron City. Charizard remains as one of the main members of Blue's team in later arcs, being briefly lent to Red during Gold/Silver/Crystal and learning the ultimate Fire-type attack Blast Burn during the FireRed/LeafGreen arc. A Charizard also appears in the Emerald arc as one of Tucker's main Pokémon.
- Its name is derived from a combination of the English word "char" (meaning to burn something, in association with Charizard's type) and "lizard" (the species Charizard resembles).
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