Charizard (チャリザード, Chārizādo) is a dual Fire/Flying-type Flame Pokémon that is known to be the evolved form of Charmeleon when leveled up up at level 36. It is also the final evolved form of Charmander.
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Unlike its pre-evolutions, it has wings that can allow it to fly. Charizard is a very dragon-like Pokémon. Like its previous forms, it is bipedal and has a long tail with a fire burning at the tip. It has extremely sharp claws at the end of three, distinct digits, a long neck, and two horns protruding from the back of its head. The front of its two wings is teal, while the back is orange like most of its body. Although hardly visible, Charizard's iris is light blue in color. Its belly and the undersides of its feet are cream-colored. Its height is 5'07" and weight is 199.5 lbs.
As its pre-evolutions could, it can use a variety of Fire moves. Being the last evolution of a Fire-type starter Pokémon, Charizard has the ability to learn Blast Burn. Its fire is incredibly hot, and described to be hot enough to melt boulders. Because of the wings it has grown upon evolution, Charizard can fly and can use many Flying abilities, and its wings are able to carry it close to an altitude of 4,600 feet.
Even though Charizard is not a Dragon-type Pokémon, it has access to Dragon moves, such as Dragon Claw, DragonBreath, and Dragon Rage as well as Dragon Pulse. It also is able to use many variations of clawing moves such as Slash, Cut, and Shadow Claw, and can expel obscuring smoke to lower the accuracy of its opponent.
Generally, a Charizard will be in a competitive mood. It loves to battle with other Pokémon and spends a great amount of time training or looking for opponents. Its competitive spirit is also noteworthy, since it will never spit flames or attack in any manner a weaker foe unless provoked or commanded. When it gets very angered, the flames on its tail become a bluish-white color. It spits fire that is hot enough to melt boulders. It is known to have unintentionally caused massive forest fires with its flames. The more experienced a Charizard is, the more intense its tail flame and breath are.
Charizard has been depicted in Great Bowls of Fire! to repeatedly lick the people and Pokémon it is fond of, in a similar manner to a dog.
Charizard are mercifully rare in the wild like all other forms of starter Pokémon; however, a valley is located somewhere in Johto wherein many Charizard and their pre-evolved forms reside. Charizard also inhabit craggy mountains and active volcanoes. One is also most likely able to find them in Kanto.
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Its fierce appearance and disposition may suggest that it is a hybrid between carnivorous and omnivorous diet.
Ash Ketchum has a Charizard that he obtained as a Charmander in Charmander – The Stray Pokémon. It evolved into Charmeleon in March of the Exeggutor Squad and quickly evolved again into Charizard in Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon, where Charizard saved Ash from the claws of an Aerodactyl.
In Grating Spaces, Delibird gave Jessie, Jake and James a Charizard and an Aggron, with Jessie getting Charizard and James getting Aggron. However, Delibird took the two Pokémon away at the end of the episode as the Charizard and Aggron were meant for Cassidy and Butch.
Charizard first appeared in Island of the Giant Pokémon, however it was a fake mechanical robot.
A real Charizard made its debut in a flashback in Primeape Goes Bananas.
A Charizard was seen on TV in The Breeding Center Secret.
A Charizard appeared in the opening of Destiny Deoxys.
Multiple Charizard appeared in Lucario and the Mystery of Mew as part of the feuding armies.
The Charizard from Team A.C.T. along with its teammates had a cameo in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate!. They were considered for the job of rescuing Big Brother Pikachu but were unavailable as they were already on another mission.
Charizard, Flame Pokémon. The evolved form of Charmeleon. Charizard is a Fire and Flying-type. When competing in intense battles, Charizard's powerful flame that can melt absolutely anything, becomes more intense as well.