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[[File:Type Fire/Flying.gif|link=Fire/Flying type]]  
Species Flame Pokémon
Abilities Blaze
Solar Power (Dream World)
None ← 006 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves From [[Charmeleon]]
Evolves Into None
(リザードン Rizādon)
[[Generation I]]
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex Color Egg Group
<font color=Red>Red</font>
Shape Footprint
Charizard (Japanese: リザードン Rizaadon) is the Fire-type Starter Pokémon of the Kanto region, evolved from Charmeleon and the final evolution of Charmander. Charizard is the version mascot of Pokémon Red and its remake, Pokémon FireRed.



Pokémon Red Artwork

Charizard's Red & Blue Artwork

Charizard is a large dragon-like Pokémon that differs greatly from its pre-evolved form. The red skin color of Charmeleon is no longer apparent, as Charizard appears to have reverted back to the orange/yellow color of Charmander. The fire on Charizard's tail will change to a bluish-white color if it furious. The single horn that was on the back of its head is now two, one on either side. The most notable difference between Charizard and its pre-evolved forms are the large wings that have developed on its back, which give Charizard the capability of flying. Given its dragon-like appearance, it makes sense that Charizard is capable of learning many Dragon moves.

Special Abilities

Charizard is able to breathe fire, like its pre-evolved forms. However, unlike its pre-evolved forms, Charizard now has the ability to use Fly with the development of the large wings on its back. Charizard can also learn the Ghost-type move Shadow Claw.

In the anime

Ash Charizard

Ash's Charizard

Ash Ketchum owns a Charizard, who is currently in training in Charicific Valley. At one time, Ash's Charizard was disobedient, ignored his commands, and cost him several battles. After a battle with a Poliwrath, in which he was frozen by an Ice Beam, he was defrosted by Ash, and decided to help pay his loyalty back. Charizard is currently Ash's strongest Pokémon, albeit still training to become stronger. It has defeated legendaries, such as Articuno and Entei, and has much more potential.

Jessie was given a Charizard by the Team Rocket Delibird in the episode Grating Spaces. This however, was a mistake as it was meant to be given to Cassidy and was taken aback.

Liza of Charicific Valley owns a Female Charizard named Charla, who is seen in Charizard's Burning Ambition, Great Bowls of Fire!, and Better Eight Than Never. Her Charizard is also seen in the Pokémon movie, The Spell of the Unown.


Charizard evolves from Charmeleon as of level 36. Charizard is the final evolved form of Charmander.

Game info

Game locations

Charizard Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Red/Blue Evolve Charmeleon None
Yellow Evolve Charmeleon None
Gold/Silver Trade None
Crystal Trade None
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/LeafGreen Evolve Charmeleon None
Diamond/Pearl Pal Park None
Platinum Pal Park None
HeartGold/SoulSilver Evolve Charmeleon None
Black/White Poké Transfer, Dream World None

Pokédex entries



Generation I

Main article: Charizard/Learnset Generation I

Generation II

Main article: Charizard/Learnset Generation II

Generation III

Main article: Charizard/Learnset Generation III

Generation IV

Main article: Charizard/Learnset Generation IV

Generation V

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 [[Dragon type|Dragon]] [[Move#Physical Physical


1 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 [[Ghost type|Ghost]] [[Move#Physical Physical


1 Air Slash 75 95% 20 [[Flying type|Flying]] [[Move#Special Special


1 Scratch 40 100% 35 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


1 Growl 100% 40 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


1 Ember 40 100% 25 [[Fire type|Fire]] [[Move#Special Special


1 Smokescreen 100% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


7 Ember 40 100% 25 [[Fire type|Fire]] [[Move#Special Special


10 Smokescreen 100% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


17 Dragon Rage 100% 10 [[Dragon type|Dragon]] [[Move#Special Special


21 Scary Face - 100% 10 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


28 Fire Fang 65 95% 15 [[Fire type|Fire]] [[Move#Physical Physical


32 Flame Burst 70 100% 15 [[Fire type|Fire]] [[Move#Special Special


36 Wing Attack 60 100% 35 [[Flying type|Flying]] [[Move#Physical Physical


41 Slash 70 100% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


40 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 [[Fire type|Fire]] [[Move#Special Special


44 Fire Spin 35 85% 15 [[Fire type|Fire]] [[Move#Physical Physical


48 Inferno 100 50% 5 [[Fire type|Fire]] [[Move#Special Special


48 Heat Wave 100 90% 10 [[Fire type|Fire]] [[Move#Special Special


48 Flare Blitz 120 100% 15 [[Fire type|Fire]] [[Move#Physical Physical


Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
File:Charizard(RB)Sprite.png File:Charizard(Y)Sprite.png File:Charizard RG.png Charizard Back I
Gold Silver Crystal Back
File:Charizard(G)Sprite.png File:Charizard(S)Sprite.png File:Charizard(C)Sprite.gif Charizard Back II
Charizard(G)ShinySprite Charizard(S)ShinySprite Charizard(C)ShinySprite Charizard Shiny Back II
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
File:Charizard(RS)Sprite.png File:Charizard(E)Sprite.gif File:Charizard(FRLG)Sprite.png Charizard Back III
Charizard(RS)ShinySprite Charizard(E)ShinySprite Charizard(FRLG)ShinySprite Charizard Shiny Back III
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
File:Charizard DPPt.png File:Charizard DPPt.png File:Charizard HGSS.png Charizard Back IV
Charizard Shiny DPPt Charizard Shiny DPPt Charizard Shiny HGSS Charizard Shiny Back IV
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
File:Charizard BW.png File:Charizard Back V.png
File:Charizard Shiny BW.png File:Charizard Shiny Back V.png
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back


  • English: Charizard's name is a combination of the words char (to burn) and lizard.
  • Japanese: The Japanese name, Lizardon (リザードン Rizādon in Rōmaji), is probably a combination of a pronunciation of the word "Lizard" and "Dragon". Also, -don is a suffix in a few dinosaur names, meaning "foot". "Don" as the last part of its name would probably cause people to imagine it as a dinosaur-like Pokémon.
  • French:" Dracaufeu" is a combination of the words "dragon" and "feu" (fire).



  • With Charizard's base stat total at 534 in all Pokémon games except Red/Blue/Yellow, Charizard has the highest base stat total of the three fully evolved forms of the Generation I starter Pokémon (as compared to Blastoise's base stat total at 530, and Venusaur's at 525).
  • In the games, Rhyhorn has almost exactly the same cry as Charizard, albeit slightly different pitches.
  • Charizard is the only form of any starter to be part Flying-type.
    • Oddly, in Generation One, Charizard can't learn fly, despite it being part flying type.
  • Its shiny form is black rather than yellow unlike its previous forms.
  • A Charizard is a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, along with Squirtle and Ivysaur. 
  • Charizard's Shiny form has changed quite a few times. Originally, it was purple with blue-green eyes and had green inner-wings. Then, it was blue-ish black with red eyes and red inner wings and it's stomach color was a greener hue. Now, it looks the same as before, just it's slightly darker blue. In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Charizard's blue costume is assumed to be a remake of the Shiny form, just with blue inner wings, blue eyes, and very light purple/pinkish purple. Afterwards, it was remade to be black with a greener stomach, red eyes and red inner wings.
  • The version mascot for Generation 1's Pokemon Red.
  • Charazard is the only fire starter Pokémon that is duel type and the secondary type being anything besides fighting.


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