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I looked at Charizard in the games and anime. Charizard looks like a dragon Pokemon, but everyone says "Charizard is not a Dragon Pokemon." That's weird. Why does everyone say "Charizard is not a Dragon Pokemon." When its design looks like a dragon?

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That's like saying 'why is Altaria a dragon?'

GameFreaking logic
well, okay.

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  • At this time was made, GameFreak wanted to be the rarest and special type. In Generation 1, Dratini line were the only dragon. There was only one dragon move, Dragon Rage. It always deal 40 damage. Dratini and Dragonair had no weakness, Since the only Dragon move was Dragon Rage (It isn't affected by type weaknesses). While Mewtwo had the highest base stats (590), The only Dragon Dragonite and Legendary Pokemon Mew were second, with a base stats of 500.

  • Japanese dragons are mostly connected with Sea, Wind, Storms in Mythology. So a fire breathing dragon would be weird in point of a Japanese view.
    Charmander's Japanese name Hitokage comes from 火蜥蜴 (salamander): 火 hi (fire) and 蜥蜴 tokage (lizard). Literally meaning 'Fire Lizard'.
    Salamander is an European mythology creature of fire, and it was commonly called fire lizard. Not a fire Dragon.
    Charizard's Japanese name Lizardon(リザードン) is a combination of lizard and either dragon or don (Ancient Greek for tooth, commonly used in dinosaur names).
    There is no mention about dragon.

Source: My friend told me it.

Charizard's draconic design may be a reference to how various types of lizards are named after dragons, most notably Komodo dragons and flying dragons -- two categories of lizards with which Charizard shares loose physical similarities.

And yes, [Flying Dragons][3] can fly.

  • Do you think this Pokemon is a dragon? (It's Red sprite)

It looks like a Fire/Flying Pokemon to me. (Only me maybe)

Sorry if i'm wrong. The best answer is "GameFreak Logic".

Answer of Nuivo' s question: Because Charizard has wings.

[4]: https://cdn.bulbagarden.net/upload/5/59/Spr_1g_006.png

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This makes no sense.
Would you care to explain how? Stop voting people down if you're not willing to help them improve their content.
Okay so everything in his first bullet I put more specifically in my answer, which got downvotes for no reason, and the second bullet doesn't explain anything, saying its a lizard doesn't even explain why it's part flying, because lizards, can't fly, also dragons and lizards are both reptiles.
I did not downvote you.
Of course, the best answer is GameFreak Logic.
Mostly, Reptile Are weak to Cold as possible living?