Charizard

Charizard is a Fire/Flying type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Flame Pokémon.

Charizard has two Mega Evolutions, available from X & Y onwards.

Pokédex data

National № 006
Type Fire Flying
Species Flame Pokémon
Height 1.7 m (5′07″)
Weight 90.5 kg (199.5 lbs)
Abilities 1. Blaze
Solar Power (hidden ability)
Local № 006 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
231 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
006 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
236 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
085 (X/Y — Central Kalos)
006 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
380 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 3 Special Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 240
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Dragon, Monster
Gender 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 78
266 360
Attack 84
155 293
Defense 78
144 280
Sp. Atk 109
200 348
Sp. Def 85
157 295
Speed 100
184 328
Total 534 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Charizard.

Pokédex data

National № 006
Type Fire Dragon
Species Flame Pokémon
Height 1.7 m (5′07″)
Weight 110.5 kg (243.6 lbs)
Abilities 1. Tough Claws
Local № 006 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
231 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
006 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
236 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
085 (X/Y — Central Kalos)
006 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
380 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 3 Special Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 285
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Dragon, Monster
Gender 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 78
266 360
Attack 130
238 394
Defense 111
204 353
Sp. Atk 130
238 394
Sp. Def 85
157 295
Speed 100
184 328
Total 634 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Charizard.

Pokédex data

National № 006
Type Fire Flying
Species Flame Pokémon
Height 1.7 m (5′07″)
Weight 100.5 kg (221.6 lbs)
Abilities 1. Drought
Local № 006 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
231 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
006 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
236 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
085 (X/Y — Central Kalos)
006 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
380 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 3 Special Attack
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 285
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Dragon, Monster
Gender 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 78
266 360
Attack 104
191 337
Defense 78
144 280
Sp. Atk 159
290 458
Sp. Def 115
211 361
Speed 100
184 328
Total 634 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Charizard.

Evolution chart

(Level 16) (Level 36)

Charizard changes

Pokédex entries

Charizard

Red
Blue
Spits fire that is hot enough to melt boulders. Known to cause forest fires unintentionally.
Yellow When expelling a blast of super hot fire, the red flame at the tip of its tail burns more intensely.
Gold If CHARIZARD becomes furious, the flame at the tip of its tail flares up in a whitish-blue color.
Silver Breathing intense, hot flames, it can melt almost anything. Its breath inflicts terrible pain on enemies.
Crystal It uses its wings to fly high. The temperature of its fire increases as it gains experience in battle.
Ruby
Sapphire
CHARIZARD flies around the sky in search of powerful opponents. It breathes fire of such great heat that it melts anything. However, it never turns its fiery breath on any opponent weaker than itself.
FireRed Its wings can carry this POKéMON close to an altitude of 4,600 feet. It blows out fire at very high temperatures.
LeafGreen It spits fire that is hot enough to melt boulders. It may cause forest fires by blowing flames.
Emerald A CHARIZARD flies about in search of strong opponents. It breathes intense flames that can melt any material. However, it will never torch a weaker foe.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
It is said that CHARIZARD’s fire burns hotter if it has experienced harsh battles.
HeartGold If CHARIZARD becomes furious, the flame at the tip of its tail flares up in a light blue shade.
SoulSilver Breathing intense, hot flames, it can melt almost anything. Its breath inflicts terrible pain on enemies.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
It is said that Charizard’s fire burns hotter if it has experienced harsh battles.
X When expelling a blast of superhot fire, the red flame at the tip of its tail burns more intensely.
Y Its wings can carry this Pokémon close to an altitude of 4,600 feet. It blows out fire at very high temperatures.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Charizard flies around the sky in search of powerful opponents. It breathes fire of such great heat that it melts anything. However, it never turns its fiery breath on any opponent weaker than itself.
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
When this Pokémon expels a blast of superhot fire, the red flame at the tip of its tails burns more intensely.
Sword It spits fire that is hot enough to melt boulders. It may cause forest fires by blowing flames.
Shield Its wings can carry this Pokémon close to an altitude of 4,600 feet. It blows out fire at very high temperatures.

Gigantamax

Sword This colossal, flame-winged figure of a Charizard was brought about by Gigantamax energy.
Shield The flame inside its body burns hotter than 3,600 degrees Fahrenheit. When Charizard roars, that temperature climbs even higher.

Mega Charizard X

Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
The overwhelming power that fills its entire body causes it to turn black and create intense blue flames.

Mega Charizard Y

Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Its bond with its Trainer is the source of its power. It boasts speed and maneuverability greater than that of a jet fighter.

Moves learned by Charizard

Moves learnt by level up

Charizard learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Air SlashFlying 75 95
1Dragon ClawDragon 80 100
1EmberFire 40 100
1GrowlNormal 100
1Heat WaveFire 95 90
1ScratchNormal 40 100
1SmokescreenNormal 100
12Dragon BreathDragon 60 100
19Fire FangFire 65 95
24SlashNormal 70 100
30FlamethrowerFire 90 100
39Scary FaceNormal 100
46Fire SpinFire 35 85
54InfernoFire 100 50
62Flare BlitzFire 120 100

Moves learnt on evolution

Charizard learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Sword & Shield (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Air SlashFlying 75 95

Egg moves

Charizard learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Charizard egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ancient PowerRock 60 100
Belly DrumNormal
BiteDark 60 100
CounterFighting 100
Dragon RushDragon 100 75
Dragon TailDragon 60 90
Metal ClawSteel 50 95
Wing AttackFlying 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

Charizard is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Charizard is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by level up

Charizard learns the following moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1CounterFighting 100
1CrunchDark 80 100
1EmberFire 40 100
1GrowlNormal 100
1Heat WaveFire 95 90
1ScratchNormal 40 100
1SmokescreenNormal 100
1Wing AttackFlying 60 100
4GrowlNormal 100
9SmokescreenNormal 100
13EmberFire 40 100
20Fury SwipesNormal 18 80
26Dragon RageDragon 100
33Fire SpinFire 35 85
43SlashNormal 70 100
54FlamethrowerFire 90 100
62Air SlashFlying 75 95
75Flare BlitzFire 120 100

Moves learnt on evolution

Charizard learns the following moves when it evolves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee (regardless of level).

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Wing AttackFlying 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

Charizard is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee:

Charizard sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
Normal Charizard  sprite from Red & Blue Charizard  sprite from Silver Charizard  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Charizard  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Charizard  sprite from Black & White Charizard  sprite from X & Y Charizard  sprite from Sword & Shield
Shiny Charizard Shiny sprite from Silver Charizard Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Charizard Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Charizard Shiny sprite from Black & White Charizard Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Charizard

Red
Blue
Yellow
Evolve Charmander/Charmeleon
Gold
Silver
Crystal
Trade/migrate from another game
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Evolve Charmander/Charmeleon
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Trade/migrate from another game
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Evolve Charmander/Charmeleon
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Evolve Charmander/Charmeleon
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Evolve Charmander/Charmeleon
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Route 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25
Sword
Shield
Trade/migrate from another game

Other languages

English Charizard
Japanese リザードン (Lizardon)
German Glurak
French Dracaufeu

Name origin

char
to burn or singe
lizard
a reptile