Charizard is a very powerful Fire/Flying Pokémon and is the final evolution of Charmander. Charizard is a Fire/Flying-type in both Normal and Mega Charizard Y. However, it becomes a Fire/Dragon-type upon Mega Evolving into Mega Charizard X; additionally, Super Smash Bros. 4 and Ultimate refer to it and treat it like a dragon on several occasions despite its standard typing. In Pokémon Sword and Shield, Charizard gains a new form, that being Gigantamax Charizard. During the transformation, it also gains access to the move G-Max Wildfire.
As Pokédex entries describe, Charizard breathes out fire that reaches incredible temperatures, hot enough to melt boulders and quickly melt glaciers weighing 10,000 tons. It is said the temperature increases as it experiences harsh battles. When expelling a blast of superhot fire, its tail flame burns more intensely, and if it becomes furious, its tail flame flares up in a whitish-blue color. Charizard is known to cause forest fires unintentionally. However, a wild Charizard will never turn its fiery breath on any opponent weaker than itself. It flies about in search of powerful opponents, with its wings carrying it close to an altitude of 4,600 feet.
Super Smash Bros.
Super Smash Bros. Brawl marks the third appearance of Charizard in the series and its first as a playable character. It is one of Pokémon Trainer's three Pokémon, alongside Squirtle and Ivysaur.
Charizard returns in Super Smash Bros. 4 as a playable character. However, in SSB4, Charizard is a standalone character, unlike in Brawl, where it was one of Pokémon Trainer's Pokémon. To reflect this, Pokémon Change has been replaced by a new side special move, Flare Blitz, while Rock Smash has been reassigned to being its own special move. Charizard also has a new Final Smash, which consists of it undergoing Mega Evolution to become Mega Charizard X.
Charizard returns as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, but unlike in Super Smash Bros. 4, it returns as part of Pokémon Trainer alongside Squirtle and Ivysaur. Due to this, Rock Smash has been replaced by Pokémon Change. Like Squirtle and Ivysaur, it is no longer subject to stamina and thus remains effective throughout a fight. Unlike Brawl, where Pokémon Trainer is a starter character, and Smash 4, where Charizard is, Pokémon Trainer is now an unlockable character.
- Charizard was the first playable Fire-type and fully-evolved starter Pokémon in Super Smash Bros.
- Charizard and Pikachu are the only playable Pokémon that are game mascots.
- Charizard and Mewtwo are currently the only Pokémon with two Mega Evolved forms.