Charizard #006

Pokemon Charizard – Generation 1 Pokemon ranked sixth in the Pokedex… It resides in the Kanto area and is a member of the fiery and flying Pokémon species. This is the last evolution of the starter Pokemon Charmander.

Pokemon flame soars over the skies in pursuit of formidable foes. It sends forth strong flames capable of melting everything. However, he never directs his ferocious breath toward an opponent who is weaker than himself.

Parameters and characteristics of Pokémon Charizard

Max PC 3266
Attack 223
Defense 173
Stamina 186

Pokémon type and weaknesses

Fire – Fire
Flying – Flying
Vulnerability Resistance
Rock – Stone Bug – Insect
Electric – Electro Grass – Grass
Water – Water Fairy – Fairy
Fighting – Battle
Fire – Fire
Ground – Ground
Steel – Steel

How to find and catch Pokémon Charizard?

This Pokémon may be found in residential areas, warm temperatures, and on beaches. There’s a possibility you’ll see him at parks, parking lots, and petrol stations, as well as stadiums and regions near volcanoes.

Pokemon Charizard occurs rather seldom on the map. Chameleon evolution is one of the most plausible methods to get Charizard. Sometimes encountered during raids and field investigations.


Combat Moves

When in battle, touch the screen to attack with combat moves, and the Pokemon will release their attacks as quickly as they can. Attacks that are repeated will fill the bars on their specific meter. When any or all of the bars are full, press and hold the screen for a few seconds to unleash a special move.


Charizard is a bipedal draconic Pokémon. Its main color is orange, with a cream underbelly from the breast to the tip of its tail. It has a long neck, tiny blue eyes, nostrils that are slightly elevated, and two horn-like appendages that protrude from the rear of its rectangular head. When its mouth is closed, two fangs are visible in its upper jaw. Its back sprouts two huge wings with blue-green undersides, and a horn-like appendage protrudes from the top of the third joint of each wing. Each wing membrane has a single wing-finger showing through the middle. The limbs of a Charizard are small and slender in comparison to its strong belly, and each limb has three white claws. It has stocky legs and plantigrade feet with cream-colored soles. A large flame flares at the tip of its long, tapering tail.

Charizard soars about looking for tough opponents to combat, and its fire becomes hotter as it earns experience. Its ferocious breath is capable of melting rocks and large glaciers, as well as accidently starting forest fires. Though its flaming breath is hot, it never directs it towards an opponent who is weaker than it. Charizard like mountains and valleys, as as the Charicific Valley in Johto. Only a weak Charizard would show off its might in the anime. It also shown that Charizard can swim underwater, with Pokémon Origins demonstrating that the flame on the tip of the tail may continue to burn underwater. Charizard’s wings can lift it to a height of 4,600 feet (1,400 meters).

Charizard has two Mega Forms. Both have a shorter nose, white, vertical slit pupils, and a brilliant underbelly that extends all the way to the lower jaw.

Its torso and legs are more physically fit as Mega Charizard X, while its arms remain skinny. Its skin darkens, revealing a sky-blue underside and soles. The points of its horns sharpen, become blue, and curve slightly forward, while two spikes with blue tips curve upward from the front and rear of each shoulder. Its brow and claws have grown bigger, and its eyes have become crimson. It possesses two short, fin-like spikes beneath each of its horns, as well as two more along its lower neck. The finger is no longer attached to the wing membrane, and the bottom margins are separated into big, rounded points. Each wing-third arm’s joint is decorated with a claw-like spike. Mega Charizard X exhales blue flames from its mouth, and the flame on its tail has become blue. It is stated that its increased strength blackens it and causes more powerful flames.

It grows sleeker in form as Mega Charizard Y, but keeps its regular colour. On the rear of its head, it bears three pointed horns, the center of which is longer. Its snout includes longer fangs and a nasal ridge. It has a shorter neck, but a slimmer and longer torso. It has longer digitigrade feet. It has poorly developed hands, with very shortened fingers that are no longer separated from one another. Small wings form on its wrists, while those on its back grow bigger, lose the wing finger that passes through their membrane, and have ragged edges. It has a big spike at the base of its tail and three smaller ones towards the tip, which now glows with a longer flame. Mega Charizard Y is reported to have superior flying abilities than a jet fighter.

It becomes bigger and more physically fit as it evolves into Gigantamax Charizard. The bottom half of its body shines white, and there are many golden diamonds on the lower belly. Diamond-shaped markings may also be seen on the front legs. The claws on its hands and feet become larger and sharper. The feet become longer and more digitigrade, with little luminous soles beneath the forefeet. The wings become real flame wings that stretch to the shoulder blade, and two flames burst from the horns. The Gigantamaxing energy was used to produce the massive flamed wings. The sclera of the eyes yellows. The mouth glows like a flame, and the teeth develop, with the lower front teeth and three teeth in the centre projecting when the mouth is closed. The flame on the tail stretches out and is surrounded by three red clouds, much like the clouds on most other Gigantamax Pokémon. The flames inside Gigantamax Charizard burn at temperatures exceeding 3,600 degrees Fahrenheit (2,000 degrees Celsius). When it roars, the temperature may soar much higher. The wings may be hotter than the lava used by Charizard to scorch its opponents.

The only Pokémon known to be capable of utilizing the G-Max Move G-Max Wildfire is Gigantamax Charizard.


 Best moveset for Charizard

The best moves for Charizard are Fire Spin and Blast Burn when attacking Pokémon in Gyms. This move combination has the highest total DPS and is also the best moveset for PVP battles.


  Fire Spin 15.3 dps
  Blast Burn Elite TM 40 dps


  Fire Spin 15.3 dps
  Blast Burn Elite TM 40 dps


 All moves

Quick move Damage EPS DPS
 Air Slash 14 8.3 14
 Fire Spin 14 9.1 15.3
 Ember Elite TM 10 10 12
 Wing Attack Elite TM 8 11.3 12
 Dragon Breath Elite TM 6 8 12
Main move Damage EPS DPS
 Dragon Claw 50 -19.4 29.4
 Fire Blast 140 -23.8 40
 Overheat 160 -25 48
 Flamethrower Elite TM 70 -22.7 38.2
 Blast Burn Elite TM 110 -15.2 40
 Frustration Shadow 10 -16.5 5
 Return Purified 35 -47.1 50

The moves highlighted in green benefit from the Same Type Attack Bonus, and deal 20% more damage.


  • Charizard was released along with the game launch on July 6th, 2016.
  • Shiny_Pokemon_icon Shiny form of Charizard was released at the start of the fifth Community Day on May 19th, 2018.
  • Icon_Shadow_Pokemon Shadow form of Charizard was released on July 22nd, 2019.
    • Shiny form of Shadow Charizard was released on Battle Weekend on July 9th, 2022.
Method Maximum CP Details

(weather boosted)
In wild since 2016 Jul 6Increased spawns in:
Pokémon Air Adventures 2022: May 3–8
Pokémon GO Fest 2020: Jul 25 – 26
Detective Pikachu Celebration: 2019 May 7–17
Solstice Week: 2017 Jun 13 – 22
Holiday 2016: Dec 25 – Jan 3
Raid Battles

(weather boosted)
Tier 3 CP 19,579Visit List of Raid Bosses changes for complete appearance
Special Raid Challenge:
2019 Dec 7[1]
Research tasks
1,238 Field Research:
Catch 25 Pokémon: Pokémon TCG Crossover Event
Special Research/Timed Research:
Battle Weekend Challenge – Completing 3rd part (party part)
A Mega Moment – Completing 2nd part
A Tale of Tails – Completing 4th part
GO Fest 2020: Welcome!: Catch 20 Fire-type Pokémon
GO Snapshot
2,476 Obtainable during:
Mega Buddy Challenge: 2020 Sep 22 – 28 (1 per day)
Team GO Rocket

(weather boosted)
Rescuing from Grunts:
2019 Jul 22 – Aug 1
GO Battle League
1,651 Obtainable starting from rank:
1 (Season 9)

Mega Charizard

  • Mega Charizard was released at the start of along with Mega Evolution on August 27th, 2020.
  • Shiny_Pokemon_icon Shiny form of Mega Charizard was released on the same day.
Venusaur_mega_energy (1) Mega Energy required:
Initial Base Mega_Level High Mega_Level Mega_Level Max Mega_Level Mega_Level Mega_Level
200 40 20 10
Energy Sources Details
Mega Raid Battles
Obtain Mega Energy from Mega Raid Battle
Boss CP 41,255 (X)/47,739 (Y)Catch CP 1,651/2,064 (weather boosted)
Mega Charizard X:
2022 Jun 16 – Jul 7
2021 Jul 23 – Aug 6
2021 Feb 21 – Mar 1
2020 Aug 27 – 2021 Jan 1
Increased rate on 2020 Dec 13
Mega Charizard Y:
2022 Jul 7 – 14
2022 Jun 16 – Jul 1
2022 Mar 22 – Apr 5
2021 May 4–15
2021 Feb 21 – Mar 1
2021 Jan 1 – 19
2020 Aug 27 – Dec 1
Research tasks
Field Research:
10× – Catch 10 Fire-type Pokémon: Since 2021 Jun
10× – Power up Pokémon 5 times: Since 2021 Jun
25× – Make 6 Nice Throws: 6th Anniversary
25× – Power up Pokémon 5 times;
70× – Power up Pokémon 10 times: A Mega Moment
20× – Catch 3 Fire-type Pokémon: Festival of Colors 2022
20× – Catch 3 Pokémon: December 2021 Community Day
20× – Use 10 supereffective Charged Attacks: 2021 Aug
15× – Power up Pokémon 5 times: 2021 Jan – Mar
10× – Power up Pokémon 7 times: Charge Up
10× – Power up Pokémon 5 times: 2020 Nov – Dec
10× – Catch 3 Charmander: October 2020 Community Day
5× – Battle another trainer: Mega September
Special Research/Timed Research:
500× – A Mega Moment
40× – Kanto Celebration Event
105× – Kalos Celebration Event
300× – Community Day: Charmander
300× – A Tale of Tails



  • Charizard was been promoted to Tier 3 Raid Boss. However, it was once a category 4.
  • Normally, evolved stages of Pokémon cannot be shiny at the encounter screen, but Charizard may be during the Special Raid Challenge and following its Mega Evolution release.
  • Prior to the introduction of Mega Levels, Charizard could Mega Evolve into Mega Charizard X or Mega Charizard Y after being granted 200 Mega Energy at first, and 40 afterwards.
  • The Charizard silhouette may be seen on the Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto red medal Charizard was been promoted to Tier 3 Raid Boss. However, it was once a category 4. Normally, evolved stages of Pokémon cannot be shiny at the encounter screen, but Charizard may be during the Special Raid Challenge and following its Mega Evolution release. Prior to the introduction of Mega Levels, Charizard could Mega Evolve into Mega Charizard X or Mega Charizard Y after being granted 200 Mega Energy at first, and 40 afterwards. The Charizard silhouette may be seen on the Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto red medal. Kanto red medal.png, as well as the Raid Battle instructional symbols . Kanto red medal.png, as well as the Raid Battle instructional symbols DoubleTapYourBuddy Raid_tut_raid


Avatar Items

Charizard Pullover
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Wardrobe rework



Charizard Tank
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Wardrobe rework



Charizard Jacket
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Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto


Charizard Jacket
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Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto


Red version Cap
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Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto


Red version Cap
PokeCoin_Icon Ticketed

Pokémon GO Tour: Kanto



 What counters Charizard?

Charizard is a Fire/Flying type Pokémon, which makes it especially weak against Rock moves, and weak against Water and Electric moves.

The 5 strongest Pokémon you can use to beat Charizard are:

  • Rampardos,
  • Rhyperior,
  • Terrakion,
  • Gigalith,
  • Landorus (Therian).