Charizard, Go!

Charizard, Go!
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ISBN: 9780439154215
Published: February 2000
Publisher: Scholastic
Author: Tracey West
Preceded By: Team Rocket Blasts Off!
Succeeded By: Splashdown in Cerulean City

Charizard, Go! by Tracey West is the sixth book of the adaptation of the Pokémon anime. This book was published by Scholastic.


Spoiler warning: this article may contain major plot or ending details.

This book mostly follows the plot of the anime episode Friend and Foe Alike. It has flashbacks from Charmander - the Stray Pokémon when Ash first meets his Charmander, along with many from adventures they had together on the way to the Pokémon League. Some included are The Problem with Paras when they meet Cassandra and her Paras after Charmander evolves into Charmeleon, Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon when Charmeleon evolves into Charizard, along with Riddle Me This and Volcanic Panic when Ash battles Blaine and wins his Volcano Badge. It ends with Ash losing the Pokémon League battle against Ritchie.


It is the biggest Pokémon competition of Ash's life. And he doesn't want to lose. Fire fights Fire, but can Ash trust Charizard to battle for him?

Ash raised Charizard from a stray Charmander - but Charizard is stubborn and never listens to Ash. When the competition heats up, will Charizard come through for Ash?

Major events



Pokémon debuts





  • Ritchie's name is spelled without the "t", making it Richie.
  • Sparky, Ritchie's Pikachu, is named Leon (its Japanese name) in this adaptation.


In other languages

Pokémon anime novelizations
Original series: I Choose You!Island of the Giant PokémonAttack of the Prehistoric PokémonNight in the Haunted Tower
Team Rocket Blasts Off!Charizard, Go!Splashdown in Cerulean CityReturn of the Squirtle Squad
Orange Islands: Journey to the Orange IslandsSecret of the Pink PokémonThe Four-Star ChallengeScyther, Heart of a Champion
Race to DangerTalent ShowdownPsyduck Ducks OutThundershock in Pummelo Stadium
The Johto Journeys: Go West, Young AshAsh Ketchum, Pokémon DetectivePrepare for TroubleBattle for the Zephyr Badge
The Chikorita ChallengeAll Fired UpAsh to the RescueSecrets of the GS BallPrize Pokémon
Teaming Up With TotodileTough EnoughWinner Takes All
Advanced Generation: Haunted!Phantom UnmaskedTeam Rocket TruceCelebi RescueGrovyle TroubleDeoxys in Danger
Diamond & Pearl: Pokémon AcademyThe Lost RioluCoal Badge BattleWorld of Sinnoh
Movies: The Art of Pokémon The First MovieThe Art of Pokémon the Movie 2000The Art of Pokémon the Movie 3: Spell of the Unown
Mewtwo Strikes BackMewtwo ReturnsPokémon the Movie 2000Pokémon the Movie 3Pokémon 4Ever
Destiny DeoxysLucario and the Mystery of MewPokémon Ranger and the Temple of the SeaThe Rise of Darkrai
Pikachu's VacationPikachu's Rescue AdventurePikachu and Pichu
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