Charizard has the Blaze Ability. With this Ability, the power of its Fire Type attacks increase by 1.5 times when its HP drops below one-third of its maximum. Its Hidden Ability is Solar Power, which increases the Special Attack Statistic by 1.5 times during periods of strong sunlight, but at the expense of losing Hit Points on each turn.
Charizard takes the appearance of a red dragon. The underside of its wings are blue. A fire burns on its tail, a feature consistent with the rest of its evolutionary line. Charizard gets its name from "Char" which is another word for fire, and "Zard" which is another meaning for lizard. Charizard's shiny form appears as a black dragon. The underside of its wings are red.
Charizard doesn't have any distinguished natural features that make it appear male or female.
Charizard can only be obtained by evolving a Charmeleon. This is consistent across all of its game appearances.
Charizard appears at Endless Level 23, Pair Trozei, Forever Level 72 and Mr. Who's Den in Pokémon Trozei!.
Charizard can only be obtained by evolving Charmeleon in the first Mystery Dungeon game. In Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness and Explorers of Sky, Charizard appears at Sky Rift B1-B15, DPB1-B9 and Dark Crater DPB6-B9 & DPB11-B14. Charizard is exclusive to Blazing Adventure Squad in Mystery Dungeon 3, appearing at Fire Mountains 21F-29F and Legendary Volcanic Island Floors 27-28, 30-39, 42, 44-45 & 49.
Charizard only shows up during missions in Pokémon Ranger. Charizard appears at the Volcano Cave in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia after defeating Heatran. Charizard is a Boss Pokémon in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs. Unlike other boss battles in the series, Charizard is one of the Boss Pokémon that you battle in the sky. a feature new to the third installment in the Ranger series. Charizard is unavailable in the Past Missions, however.
Charizard can be found at the Granite Zone in PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure. Battle it to obtain it. In PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond, Charizard appears at the Arcane Area's Lakeshore after befriending Scrafty. Battle Charizard to befriend it, after which you'll be able to call it into battle.
Charizard can be found at Everspring Valley Cave 4-2 in Pokémon Rumble Blast.
The only way to obtain a Charizard in Pokémon Conquest is to evolve a Charmeleon.
Trading Card Game
Charizard appears in 22 different sets and the DP Promo. The Charizard in the VS set is the only Charizard to be listed as a Common card. All other Charizard cards are listed as rare cards, but five are hidden cards: Neo Destiny (three star Rare), Skyridge, EX Dragon, and Stormfront, which is similar to the Charizard from the Base Set, and Plasma Storm.
Charizard appears in all three Super Smash Brothers game. It appears in both Super Smash Brothers and Super Smash Brothers Melee at random from a Poké Ball, and in both games it uses Flamethrower. Opponents that make physical contact with Charizard also take damage.
Ash's Charmeleon evolved into Charizard to chase down an Aerodactyl that had grabbed Ash in the episode Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon. Despite the evolution, it still continued to disobey Ash until it was frozen solid in the episode Charizard Chills. After getting Charizard out of the ice, which took the whole night to melt, Ash earned Charizard's respect and it started obeying him.
Charizard was left at the Charicific Valley in the episode Charizard's Burning Ambition; since then Ash has called upon it from time to time, including against Brandon in Ash's second rematch against Brandon. Ash's Charizard makes its return during Ash's journey in the Unova region after the Unova League's conclusion.
Ash's Charizard was featured in the Pikachu Short Pikachu's Vacation, along with the films Mewtwo Strikes Back, The Power of One and The Spell of the Unown. A Charizard aligned with Mewtwo also appeared in Mewtwo Returns. A Wild Charizard was featured in Destiny Deoxys, and another trainer used a Charizard in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew.
Green's Charmander would evolve into a Charizard prior to Chapter 27. He would use his Charizard in many chapters since, including many major battles.
Tucker of the Battle Dome uses his own Charizard in Chapters 323 and 324.
Charizard finds itself in the Neverused (NU) tier of competitive battling. With powerful attacks at its disposal and excellent offensive stats, Charizard manages to stand out as one of the tier's premier Fire-type Pokémon. It can outspeed a number of threats such as Lilligant, Primeape, and Rotom, and immediately threaten them with its powerful STAB attacks. It has decent coverage with access to moves like Focus Blast and Earthquake. Its bulk is decent, and it can take some hits thanks to some key resistances and access to reliable recovery in Roost. Its best set is a special attacker set that acts as a powerful wallbreaker with a Life Orb boosted Fire Blast being the key to tearing apart opposing teams while having solid coverage to handle many other Pokémon that could stand in its way. Another viable set is a Swords Dance Acrobatics set that uses Charizard's decent bulk to find key set up opportunities for it to use its powerful Flying STAB while burning opposing counters with Will-O-Wisp to wear them down. Unfortunately for Charizard, it has some notable weaknesses to Electric, Water, and Rock, with the latter being especially bad due to giving Charizard a x4 weakness to Stealth Rock. Therefore, Charizard needs to have entry hazard removal support in order to not be easily worn down and have half its HP taken away. The Rock weakness is also annoying against some Pokémon that carry Rock-type coverage for Charizard like Hidden Power Rock Lilligant and Stone Edge Hariyama.
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- Charizard was the first Pokémon to appear in the Japanese opening to the Anime. In the English opening, Mewtwo appears first.
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