Blue's Charizard (Japanese: グリーンのリザードン Green's Lizardon) is a Pokémon that Blue owns in Pokémon Adventures and his second overall. He was given to him by his grandfather, Professor Oak. As of A Vicious Cycle of Possibilities, he is at level 89, and his Characteristic is that he has "good endurance."
Prior to the start of the manga, Blue received Charizard as a Charmander from his grandfather Professor Oak. Although he was given as a starter Pokémon, Charmander was not Blue's first Pokémon, as he already owned Scyther. Charmander was with Blue when he went to Chuck for intensive training.
Charizard first appeared as a Charmander in A Glimpse of the Glow. Blue tried using him against a Mew, but failed and withdrew him partly due to Red accidentally catching his attention, which resulted in Poli's embarrassing defeat.
At some point before Onix Is On!, Charmander evolved into Charmeleon, and battled Brock in the Pewter Gym, which he apparently won, as Red states that he and Blue were the only ones to win the Boulder Badge.
In That Awful Arbok!, Blue and Charmeleon became possessed in the Pokémon Tower by a Gastly. Red showed up and managed to save the two, at which point they headed further into the tower. They eventually ran into Koga and his Arbok. Blue had Charmeleon attack Koga, but it proved to only be a projection, with Koga being elsewhere. Koga sent Arbok after them and attacked with Acid. Charmeleon countered with Reflect, and outside the tower, Koga observed the battle from a Golbat-shaped screen and commanded another Acid attack that appeared to break past Charmeleon's defense and corroded him. Koga gloated at his victory but was soon surprised as Charmeleon sliced Arbok cleanly in two.
In A Tale of Ninetales, Charmeleon was accidentally traded to Red alongside Blue's other Pokémon. During the three days that Red has them, he attempted to get them to relax and open up to him, with little success. They later traded back, while keeping the caring attitude that Red instilled in them.
In Kalling Kadabra, it was revealed that Charmeleon has evolved into Charizard. He was seen being used by Blue to try and fly into Saffron City. He later helped defeat Koga by melting his ice-cold Blizzard room by setting the whole building on fire. After this, Charizard was used alongside Saur and Blasty to help defeat Thu-Fi-Zer.
In A Charizard...and a Champion, Charizard was Blue's first choice in his battle against Red and his Venusaur, Saur, during the Pokémon League. Blue ordered a Fire Spin that Saur barely dodged, but as Charizard lunged in for a follow-up attack Saur surprised him with a burst of Poison Powder. Red followed with a Razor Leaf flurry that Blue was forced to assist his addled Charizard in dodging, before switching for Machamp to continue. He was later sent back out to fight against Saur once again, but was defeated due to a combo attack from Poli, Saur, and Pika, who had created a thundercloud that struck Charizard from Saur's Vine Whip.
In Striking Golduck, Charizard was used alongside the rest of Blue's team to attack Agatha's Gengar. Despite a group attack, Gengar escaped into Blue's shadow and attacked Charizard. Not wanting to give Gengar more places to hide Blue called all his Pokémon back.
In the Sevii Islands during My, My, My Mimic, Charizard learned the move exclusive to the Fire-type starter families, Blast Burn, after training on Ultima's Jump Path, Catch Path, and Battle Path courses. Afterwards, the two boys' inability to perfect their respective move's accuracy would come to haunt them in the battle against Sird, Carr, and Orm.
In Put Your Beast Foot Forward, Blue sent Charizard out to use Flamethrower on Orm's Shuckle, but failed due to their hard shells. Several Shuckle soon popped out of the ground and attacked him with Toxic.
Charizard still managed to gather the strength to fight and participated in the battle on Trainer Tower in Meet Deoxys, and Deoxys, and Deoxys, and... against Organism No. 2's clones. Charizard then agreed to be traded to Red again to allow Red to Fly and defeat the evil leader as Red's Aerodactyl, Aero, was too badly injured from its earlier encounter with Organism No. 2 and therefore couldn't use Fly in his current condition.
In Distant Relation Deoxys and Storming the Forretress, Charizard was seen joining Red's other Pokémon and Chuchu to take down the ten Forretress that Carr had placed inside the Team Rocket airship. After Giovanni's defeat, Charizard was traded back to his original owner, but the two soon found themselves petrified by Sird with the four other Pokédex holders and their Pokémon.
Charizard appeared with Blue in PS582, helping Blue rescue Diantha. He, along with Rhyperior, later lead X's group to Anistar City. While doing so they were admired by Salamè and Rhyrhy and after exiting Route 17 they left them and return to Blue.
In PS589, on the route to the Pokémon Village, the group was attacked by Xerosic. During the battle, Blue assisted X in the fight and revealed to everyone that he also possesses a Key Stone given to him from Gurkinn. Together with X's Salamè, Blue and X used their Key Stones to Mega Evolve both of their Pokémon into Mega Charizard Y for Blue and Mega Charizard X for X. The combined might of both Mega-Evolved Pokémon easily defeated Xerosic. Charizard later tried to help suppress Mewtwo's rage at the Pokémon Village alongside Rhyperior, Marisso, and Salamè. Despite their numbers, Mewtwo kept the advantage, easily knocking them away with Psywave.
Personality and characteristics
As a Charmeleon, Charizard was shown as a very serious Pokémon, ignoring those he didn't respect. After evolving, Charizard became more friendly and relaxed, now being able to work with people other than his Trainer, most particularly Red throughout the latter two of three temporary trades after having been dismissive of his Trainer's rival during the first occasion as a Charmeleon. Charizard is also very brave and outgoing. He is very loyal and has an extremely strong relationship with Blue.
- See also: Mega Evolution
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- As a Charmander, he is shown to have spines on his back. This is the same as on Generation I sprites and early artwork, but is absent in those of future generations.
- At level 89, Charizard is tied with Snor for being the highest leveled Pokémon belonging to a Pokédex holder.
- Out of all the Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga, Charizard has been traded the most, being traded a total of six times.
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