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Also, would Charizardite Y be better in this case or..

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Zard Y is much better in this case for a Timid nature, as it's a special attacker. The Timid nature lowers attack but raises speed, which wouldn't work on the physical Zard X. Even though Zard X has base 130 attack and special attack, running a special set would waste it's ability; Tough Claws, which benefits physical attackers.

If you insist on running a special Zard X though, here's a set.

Charizard @ Charizardite X
Ability: Blaze --> Tough Claws
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
IVs: 0 Atk
- Will-O-Wisp/Hidden Power of your choice/Focus Blast
- Fire Blast
- Dragon Pulse
- Roost

A flat out special sweeper, with Will-O-Wisp to surprise things. Fire Blast and Dragon Pulse are dual STABs. Roost is for keeping Zard alive.

And I'll give you the standard Zard Y if you decide on that instead.

Charizard @ Charizardite Y
Ability: Blaze --> Drought
EVs: 4 Def / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Timid Nature
- Fire Blast
- Solar Beam
- Focus Blast
- Dragon Pulse/Air Slash

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As Timid Nature raises speed and lowers physical attack, Charizard Y would be able to use these stats much better than X. Charizard Y is a very good special attacker with an ability that very well supports it's type and movepool.

Charizard @ Charizardite Y
Timid Nature
252 Sp Atk / 252 Speed / 4 Defense
Fire Blast (or Heat Wave if you plan to do doubles): Explanatory, one or two shots near anything.
Solar Beam: Sorry water types >: )
Focus Blast: Sorry Heatran and Tyranitar >: )
Dragon Pulse: Sorry Lati Twins and Dragonite >: )

I use this set and it works well. Good Luck :]

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Focus blast is powerful, but flamethrower in the sun actually does more to normal and dark types. Solar Beam takes care of rock, so Focus Blast really adds nothing except a 30% miss. That's why for Char Y ancient power is better. It may be a weak move, but if you have an opportunity, you can try for the boost.
Man, I was an idiot when I wrote this...editing answer.