Charizard (Pokémon)

Charizard (Japanese: Lizardon) is a Pokémon with both Fire and Flying types. It was first seen in Generation I.

At level 36, it changes from a Charmeleon. It is the last form Charmander can take.

There are three other forms of Charizard.

  1. Using Charizardite X, it can Mega Evolve into Mega Charizard X.
  2. Charizardite Y is used to make Mega Charizard Y.
  3. It looks like a Gigantamax.
  4. Charizard is the mascot for both Pokémon Red and Pokémon FireRed.

The Charizard may be based on European dragons, which are often associated with fire in European folklore.

Mega Charizard X’s type, Fire/Dragon, reflects this dragon-like appearance. It may take ideas from lizards, dinosaurs, and the mythical salamander, just like its ancestors did.

Its English and Japanese names may be a nod to how lizards and other reptiles are a big inspiration for dragons in the West.

Charizard may come from the words “to burn” (char) and “lizard.”

Lizardon could be a combination of either lizard and dragon or lizard and -don (a common suffix in dinosaur names derived from the Ancient Greek word for tooth).

Biology

Charizard is a dragon Pokémon that walks on two legs. It is mostly orange, but the bottom of its body, from its chest to the end of its tail, is cream.

It has a long neck, small blue eyes, nostrils that are slightly raised, and two horn-like things sticking out of the back of its rectangular head.

When its mouth is closed, you can see two fangs on its upper jaw. It has two big wings with blue-green undersides. At the top of the third joint of each wing, there is a horn-like part that sticks out. In the middle of each wing membrane, you can see a single wing finger.

Compared to its big belly, Charizard’s arms are short and skinny, and each one has three white claws. It has thick legs and plantigrade feet with cream-colored soles. A big flame burns at the end of its long, narrow tail.

Charizard flies around looking for strong opponents to fight, and as it gains experience, its fire will get hotter. Its fiery breath can melt boulders and huge glaciers, and it has even started forest fires by accident. Even though its fire breath is very hot, it never uses it on a weaker opponent.

Charizard lives in places like valleys and mountains, like the Charicific Valley in Johto. The anime has shown that a Charizard would only show off its power if it was not very strong.

It also showed that Charizard can swim underwater, and Pokémon Origins showed that the flame at the end of Charizard’s tail can keep burning even when it’s underwater. Charizard’s wings can take it to a height of 4,600 feet (1,400 meters).

There are two Mega Forms for Charizard. Both have a shorter nose, white eyes with vertical slits, and a bright underside that goes all the way to the bottom jaw.

As Mega Charizard X, its legs and body are stronger, but its arms are still thin. Its skin turns black, and its bottom and soles turn a sky-blue color. From the front and back of each shoulder, there are two spikes with blue tips that curve up.

The tips of its horns are sharp, turn blue, and curve up a little. Its eyes are now red, and its brow and claws are now bigger. It has two small spikes that look like fins under each horn and two more on the back of its neck.

The finger is no longer attached to the membrane of the wing, and the lower edges are split into big, round points. Each wing arm’s third joint has a spike that looks like a claw. Mega Charizard X blows blue flames out of the sides of its mouth, and the flame on its tail now burns blue. People say that its new power makes it black and makes the flames stronger.

As Mega Charizard Y, it has a smoother look, but its normal color stays the same. On the back of its head, there are three pointed horns, with the middle one being the longest.

Its nose has a ridge and its teeth are bigger. It has a shorter neck, but its body is thinner and longer in the middle. It has longer feet with more toes. Its hands aren’t as well-developed as the rest of its body.

Its fingers are also very short and no longer separate from each other. Small wings grow on their wrists, while the ones on their back get bigger, lose the ring finger that goes through their membrane, and end up with rough edges.

The back of its tail has a big spike at the base and three smaller ones near the tip, which now burns with a longer flame. Mega Charizard Y is said to be a great flyer, even better than a jet fighter.

As Gigantomax Charizard, it grows bigger and is in better shape. The bottom of its body glows white, and there are a few yellow diamonds on the bottom of its belly. On the front legs, there are also diamond-shaped spots.

Its claws get longer and sharper on its hands and feet. The toes get longer and more digitized, but the soles under the forefeet stay small and glow. The wings change into flame wings that go all the way to the shoulder blade, and two flames grow out of the horns.

The power of Gigantamaxing was used to make the huge flame-covered wings. The white part of the eye (sclera) turns yellow. When the mouth is closed, the lower front teeth and three teeth in the middle now stick out. When the mouth is open, the mouth glows like a flame.

The flame on its tail goes out and is surrounded by three red clouds, just like most other Gigantamax Pokémon. Gigantomax Charizard has flames that burn hotter than 3,600 degrees Fahrenheit (2,000 degrees Celsius).

When it roars, the temperature can go even higher. Charizard can make its wings hotter than magma and use that to burn its enemies.

G-Max Wildfire can only be used by Gigantamax Charizard, which is the only Pokémon known to be able to use it.

Trivia

  1. In English, Charmeleon, Charizard, Flareon, Kantonian Moltres, and Infernape all belong to the same group called “Flame Pokémon.”
  2. Flareon is called a Hon Pokémon (Flame Pokémon) in Japanese, while the other four Pokémon are all Kaen Pokémon (Flame Pokémon).
  3. Before Generation VI, the sounds that Charizard and Rhyhorn made were almost the same. This cry was changed for Mega Charizard Y and used again.
  4. Charizard was the first Pokémon to show up in the Japanese version of the Pokémon anime since it was the first one to show up in the opening. Outside of Japan, however, Mewtwo is the first to show up.
  5. Charizard is the only Pokémon in the Super Smash Bros. series that went from being in a Poké Ball to being a playable character.
  6. Base stats for Charizard, Johtonian Typhlosion, and their respective evolutionary lines are all the same and are spread out in the same way.
  7. In April 2010, a Pokémon Center event was all about Charizard.
  8. Mega Charizard Y is the only Fire-type Pokémon with the highest base Special Attack stat.
  9. Chilicola Charizard is a species of bees that nest in stems. It was named after Charizard. Spencer K. Monckton named the species after Charizard because it lives in mountains and the first one he saw was orange.
  10. Charizard is the only Pokémon that isn’t in the Alola Pokédex that can be used as a Ride Pokémon in Sun, Moon, and Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon. However, you can’t get it by playing normally in Sun and Moon.
  11. In the base game of Sword and Shield, Charizard is the only non-Galar starter Pokémon in the Galar Pokédex.
  12. Four Champions have Charizard, making it the most common Pokémon among Champions.
  13. Driftveil Drawbridge is also called Charizard Bridge because of how beautiful and classy it is.
  14. Atsuko Nishida was the one who made Charizard, its forms before it evolved, and Mega Charizard X.
  15. Nishida’s favorite Pokémon is Charizard, which is number 5.
  16. The Pokémon Company held a poll for Pokémon of the Year in 2020. Charizard got 93,968 votes, making it the most popular Generation I Pokémon. Overall, it was the fourth most popular Pokémon.
  17. Shiny Charizard’s current look was first seen in an official piece of art from 2001. This was between the releases of Pokémon Crystal and Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire.
  18. Pokémon Battle Chess has Charizard in it. It acts as the bishop piece in chess, but it can also go backward one square.
  19. The only anime series that doesn’t have a Charizard in any way is Pokémon: Diamond and Pearl.