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Charizard Pokedex & learnset for reference.


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Charizard (M) @ Leftovers
Trait: Blaze
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Belly Drum
- Earthquake
- Fire Punch
- Substitute
Charmeleon (M) @ Salac Berry
Trait: Blaze
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)
- Belly Drum
- Fire Punch
- Crunch
- Brick Break
Charizards tier is nu.

Idk why it is very stupid of smogon.
It's NU for a reason.
Special Attack & Attack @ Charizardinite X

-Blast Burn
-Dragon Claw
My move set would be


solar beam



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EV-252 SP atk/252 Speed
Overheat/Blue burn/Flame thrower[stab,chose flame thrower if ur Pokemon have unsaturated moves]
Air slash [stab]
Solar beam [coverage,use on a sleeping or frozen Pokemon only as you will use it on a water/rock Pokemon which r super effective on charlizard]

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O.k. My Charizard has this moveset. His base Special Attack is better to work with than his base Attack.

Charizard (M)
Trait: Blaze
Modest Nature (+SAtk, -Atk)
- Heat Wave
- Dragon Pulse
- Roost
- Air Slash

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Physical attacker:
Item:Lum berry
Flare blitz
Thunder punch

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In my opinion, this is an amazing moveset.

Charizard  Characoal/Leftovers/Sheal Bell

Blast Burn (Surprised no one used it)
Overheat  (Great power,  but you may one to keep lookout for special attack)
Fire Blast/Flamethrower (Either power or accuaracy )
Final move desicion
Earthquake/Outrage/Solarbeam/Dragon Pulse /Dragon Rush(Attacks)
Dragon Dance/Swords Dance/Sunny Day (Status)
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My charizard is awesome!

Flame thrower :STAB.

Solar beam:covers rock/water

Dragon pulse

And roost


Solar power

Serious nature

Evs speed
specal atack


I do have a shiny

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Again why bull dose and try to keep one fire type move on charizard.

Other wise nice!
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A Strong and Brave charizard!

Trait: Brave
Ability: Blaze
-Dragon Claw
-Heat Wave
-Flare Blitz

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The perfect learnset for a charizard:

If it has solar power ability:

-air slash: STAB, may cause flinching, decent power, good accuracy.

-heat wave/flamethrower: STAB, good power, very good accuracy, powered up by solar power, flamethrower has better pp but heat wave can hit all opponents.

-solarbeam: very good power and accuracy, doesn't require 2 turns with solar power, great against rock types (due to the 4x weakness) and water types (2x weakness).

-counter/earthquake: counter would be great against a rock type causing an incredibly powerful counter-attack with double power, but only with a focus band/sash attached or rock moves could be lethal. And earthquake would be great agains electric types (2x weakness) and rock types too.
(earthquake might be a little better).

Item attached:
- if charizard knows counter, a focus band or focus sash should fit perfectly for a powerful combo.
- if not, leftovers can be good for restoring hp, charcoal to power (even more) up fire tipes, miracle seed to make solarbeam lethal, sharp beek to make air slash stronger, soft sand to increase earthquake's power, life orb, berries, etc.

Finally, iv's and ev's :
Personally, i'd rather train my charizard in special attack than in attack (knowing that solarbeam, heat wave, flamethrower and air slash are special), even though you should be aware of attack since charizard cannot learn a special ground-type move and earthquake is a fisical one. Also, instead of counter you can teach charizard superpower if you want to raise sp. atk. to it's maximum.
Speed is very important for a charizard, it must be pretty high. Train it.
The hp would probably require to be trained a little more, or instead raise defense more, if not rock-type attacks might, and will, be lethal.

Note: a charizard with solar power ability might be pretty rare, if don't have one, here could be a good learnset:

-air slash
-heat wave/flamethrower
-sunny day

If you think electric types are uncovered, take the risk and, instead of one less turn of solarbeam, replace sunny day for earthquake.

The truth is there isn't a rule for this, everyone has it's own playing style and techniques. and every choice you take will be great if you train hard and wisely.

First post, sorry for the length :)
Hope this helps!

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Personally a good move set for me would be

Ancient Power/AirSlash
Solar Beam
Dragon Pulse

Solar power Hidden Ability Peferred
Item Leftovers

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Charizard is a boss so why not give him a good set? I prefer a Special Sweeper.
Item : Charcoal
Ability: Blaze

252 Special Attack, 252 Speed, and 4 Defense.

Moveset : OUTRAGE - because it is amazing.
Flamethrower/Fire Blast - If you prefer more power or accuracy.
Air Slash - Easy Critical hits.
Focus Blast - for Rock types.

Hope this works out for you.

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Mega Charizard Y @ Charizardite Y
Ability: Drought
EVs: 252 sp. attack, 252 speed, 4 def
Nature: Timid
- Fire Blast
- Solar Beam
- Focus Blast
- Dragon Pulse / Air Slash

I personally like Mega Charizard Y more than the X alternative. Even if it still has the 4x Stealth Rocks weakness, and Drought's usefulness has been almost completely axed, this Pokemon still has base 159 special attack and should not be underrated.

This set is like the Choice Specs Ninetales, abusing max power Fire Blasts and Solar Beams, but with more overall Super Effective coverage with Focus Blast and Air Slash. Dragon Pulse can also be used, but only if dragon types are feared in whatever tier this Pokemon ends up in.

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This set really only works if you are using Charizard as a speed sweeper. Also I don't yet know if the mega evolutions are allowed in competitive battle yet.

Charizard @ Charizardite
Trait: Drought
EVS: 4 hp /252 s.atk/ 252 speed
nature: Timid (+speed/-attack)

Overheat (STAB)
Solarbeam (weakness coverage)
Roost /Flamethrower(healing as needed/lower power STAB that doesnt reduce stats)
Dragon Pulse (anti-dragon/coverage)

Given that the mega evolution for charizard in Y drastically improves its S. ATK and gives it the drought ability which increases the damage from fire moves and gets rid of the charge turn of solar beam it is ideal for those that want a charizard that quickly gets rid of opponents. Also makes it so you dont have to waste a turn on sunny day while the increased stat boost make up for the not using an item that increases those stats like the "choice items"

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I assume the item is Charizardite Y?
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here is a physical one


Ability: Solar Power
Item: Leftovers
Nature: Adamant/Jolly
Ev: 252 Att/252 Spd/4 Def

Flare Blitz
Dragon Rush
Swords Dance

Thunderpunch is to deal with Water types
Flare Blitz for some awesome STAB, Leftovers will heal you
Dragon Rush to deal with OU Dragons
Swords Dance for some powerfull sweeping

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Well lucky for you Im the Charizard KING!!! I made alot of egg using charizard

So Charizard is one of the old classic But THE BEAST!XD This is what my Charizard knows
mines is a physical sweeper

Thunder Punch-To get rid of water type
Earthquake- Every one should know WHY! XP
Fire Punch- Good Stab +.5 bonus attack because of same type
Roost-If you dont want to make your Charizard Bye Bye get some rest.

I think Mega Charizard X is good with this class set because of tough claw dealing 33% more damage that make contact like punches. also I like to do is 252 on attack 126 on defense 63 on sp Def. and speed 63 Hope it helps.

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Gen 6:

Role: Physical Sweeper!

Mega Charizard X @ Charizardite X

Trait: Tough Claws

EVs: 252 Atk / 252 Spd / 6 HP

Jolly Nature (+Spd, -Sp.Atk)

  • Dragon Claw / Outrage
  • Flare Blitz / Fire Fang
  • Shadow Claw / Arial Ace / Earthquake / Dragon dance
  • Dragon Dance / Roost

A pretty good Moveset for Mega Charizard X!
Dragon Claw and Flare Blits are both stab and gets the 30% Damage boost from Tough Claw ability, Shadow Claw also gets the Tough Claw Boost but its not STAB. Roost is for healing offcourse. Dragon Dance is Buff and then you could maybe choose and of the other 3 attacking moves!

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I run 2 types of Charizard's. Physical and Special. Here is a moveset for each type.

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Jolly Nature
252 Atk, 252 Spd, 4 Def
Arial Ace- Never Miss, Stab
Fire Punch- 100% accuracy, stab, good damage
Substitute/Earthquake- Use on a predicted switch only! EQ gives good coverage
Belly Drum- Maxes attack and activates Salac berry to raise speed and sweep

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Timid Nature
252 Sp. Atk, 252 Spd, 4 Hp
Air Slash: Good accuracy, chance to flinch
Roost/HP Ground: Roost if life orb, HP deals with rock and electric weakness
Fire Blast/Flamethrower: Damage or accuracy, your choice
Dragon Pulse: Deals with dragons which are always a problem

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run acrobatics it is better after salac activates
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this is a great lead, it will set up on common leads with SR and other entry hazards
Charizard (Malfoy)@
salac berry
92 hp 164 attack 252 speed
belly drum
fire punch
the salac berry is activated with sub belly drum combo + the HP EVs, like I mentioned earlier this thing messes up ferros, fortress, etc. Fire punch is stab and flare blitz will kill you. EQ is for rocks, heatran, basically anything resisting fire and weak to ground, or you can run acrobatics, because it is stab and you lost your item already. this 2HKOs a specially defensive rotom does around 80%. when behind a sub you take out rotom before it takes you out. This set demolishes everything!

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Charizard-Mega-Y @ Charizardite Y
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Ability: Drought
EVs: 252 SAtk / 252 HP / 4 SDef
Modest Nature
- Roost
- SolarBeam
- Inferno
- Air Slash

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Charizard @Charizardite X
Trait: Blaze --> Tough Claws
EVs 252Atk \ 252Spe / 4Def
Jolly Nature

~Dragon Dance
~Dragon Claw
~Brick Break
~Thunder Punch

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Other than Brick Break, this is just standard. And brick break is pretty much useless anyway, unless you know you are going against a team that uses screens a lot
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Charizard (M) @ Charizardite X
Trait: Tough Claws
EVs: 4 HP / 252 Atk / 252 Spd
Jolly Nature (+Spd, -SAtk)

  • Subsitute
  • Focus Punch
  • Dragon Claw
  • Fire Punch

A fast physical SubPunch set. I would start with Substitute then use Focus Punch (Which will be powered by Tough Claws). Then do it again if your Substitute is broken. Dragon Claw and Fire Punch is for STAB + Tough Claws boost = Massive Damage.

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Charizard (M) @ Charizardite Y
Trait: Drought
EVs: 4 HP / 252 SAtk / 252 Spd
Timid Nature (+Spd, -Atk)

  • Solar Beam
  • Heat Wave / Flamethrower
  • Air Slash / Dragon Pulse
  • Hidden Power [Ground]
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Trait: Solar Power
Modest Nature
EVs: 252 SpA, 252 Spe, 4 HP
Sunny Day
Solar Beam

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