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Red's Charizard
レッドのリザードン Red's Lizardon
Poké Ball
Red Charizard PO.png
Red's Charizard
Red Mega Charizard X PO.png
As a Mega Charizard X
Debuts in File 1: Red
Caught at Professor Oak's Laboratory
Evolves in File 2: Cubone
File 3: Giovanni
Gender Male[1]
Ability Blaze[2]
Current location With Red
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This Pokémon spent 1 episode as Charmander and 1 episode as Charmeleon.
Voice actor Japanese English
As Charmander Shin'ichirō Miki
As Charmeleon Shin'ichirō Miki
As Charizard Shin'ichirō Miki

Red's Charizard (Japanese: レッドのリザードン Red's Lizardon) was the first Pokémon acquired by Red in the Kanto region. Red obtained Charmander from Professor Oak when he was sent out to fill up the Pokédex.

Contents

In the anime

In Pokémon Origins

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As a Charmander

Charmander originally belonged to Professor Oak as a potential starter for new Trainers, along with Bulbasaur and Squirtle. In File 1: Red, Red picked it as his because it fit his name and his burning desire to be a Trainer. Its first battle was against a wild Pidgey, which escaped. Charmander was then used in Red's first battle against Blue's Squirtle. Due to Red's inexperience and Squirtle's type advantage, Charmander was easily defeated.

During Red's Gym battle against Brock, Charmander was Red's initial choice, but when learning about the advantage that Brock's Geodude has on Fire-type Pokémon, it was soon recalled. However, it would still end up as Red's last healthy Pokémon against Onix. Red and Charmander emerged victorious thanks to Red's strategy.

It was revealed in File 2: Cubone that Charmander evolved into Charmeleon some time after Red's Gym battle against Misty.

As a Charmeleon

In that same episode, Red used Charmeleon in Lavender Town to face the ghost who terrorized the inhabitants of the city, which was later to be revealed to be the spirit of a Marowak who was killed by members of Team Rocket.

It was revealed in File 3: Giovanni that Red used Charmeleon again in his battle against Erika, and it managed to get him his fourth Badge. After several battles, Charmeleon evolved into a Charizard. Red used Charizard in his first battle against Giovanni at Silph Co. Even though the Fire-type Pokémon tried its best, it was easily subdued by Giovanni's Nidoqueen.

Charizard was used again in the final battle against Giovanni, where it faced Giovanni's Rhydon. After a hard battle, Charizard managed to win and Giovanni decided to change his attitude.

Charizard and Red

In File 4: Charizard, at the Pokémon League in the final battle against Blue, Charizard was the final Pokémon Red used. It went against Blue's Blastoise. The two Pokémon fought hard, but Charizard ultimately proved victorious with a combination of Fire Blast and Fire Spin, landing them in the Hall of Fame as Champion.

From then on, Red resolved to capture all the Pokémon in the Kanto region. Charizard was used in a battle against a Moltres, which ended up being captured by Red.

During Red's battle against Mewtwo, Red sent out Charizard as his last hope, after the rest of his team had been defeated. Initially, Charizard was no match for Mewtwo either, being defeated by being thrown into a lake together with its Trainer. With the use of a Mega Stone, given to Red by Mr. Fuji and its great bond with Red, it was able to Mega Evolve into Mega Charizard X. With this new level of power, Charizard was able to match Mewtwo's power. And so, after a series of powerful moves, it was able to defeat Mewtwo, allowing Red to catch it.

Personality and characteristics

Charizard's Charizardite X

As mentioned by many Trainers, Red and Charizard have a great bond between them. Charizard is very loyal to Red, even when it was still a Charmander and its Trainer was rather inexperienced. In terms of power, it is one of Red's strongest Pokémon, even being able to beat powerful opponents that its type is usually weak against.

Thanks to this union and its power, Charizard is able to Mega Evolve, something that is rarely seen in the Kanto region.

Moves used

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Using Flamethrower as
a Charmeleon
Red Charmander Scratch PO.png
Using Scratch as
a Charmander
Move First Used In
Growl File 1: Red
Scratch File 1: Red
Ember File 1: Red
Flamethrower File 3: Giovanni
Mega Punch  File 3: Giovanni
Mega Kick File 3: Giovanni
Seismic Toss File 3: Giovanni
Fire Spin File 4: Charizard
Fire Blast  File 4: Charizard
Slash  File 4: Charizard
Swift  File 4: Charizard
A shows that the move was used recently, unless all moves fit this case or there are fewer than five known moves.

In the GOTCHA! music video

Red's Charizard briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the games

In the core series

As a starter

In the Kanto-based games (excluding Pokémon Yellow and Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!), the player has the option to choose Charmander as their starter Pokémon.

Starting moveset
Pokémon Red and Blue Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen
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Type:
Fire Unknown
Charmander Lv.5
Scratch
Normal
Growl
Normal
  --  
   
  --  
   
Spr 3f 004.png
Type:
Fire Unknown
Ability:
Blaze
Held item:
None
Charmander/ Lv.5
Scratch
Normal
Growl
Normal
  --  
   
  --  
   

As an opponent

Red's game counterpart uses a Charizard in a majority of his teams, along with the other fully evolved Kanto starters. The only exception to this is Pokémon: Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!, where he only uses Venusaur.

Pokémon Gold, Silver, and Crystal Pokémon HeartGold and SoulSilver Pokémon Black 2 and White 2
Pokémon World Tournament
Pokémon Sun, Moon,
Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
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Types:
Fire Flying
Held item:
None
Charizard Lv.77
Flamethrower
Fire
Wing Attack
Flying
Slash
Normal
Fire Spin
Fire
Spr 4h 006.png
Types:
Fire Flying
Ability:
Blaze
Held item:
None
Charizard Lv.84
Blast Burn
Fire Special
Flare Blitz
Fire Physical
Air Slash
Flying Special
Dragon Pulse
Dragon Special
Spr 5b 006.png
Types:
Fire Flying
Ability:
Blaze
Held item:
Bag Focus Sash Sprite.png Focus Sash
Charizard/ Lv.50
Fire Blast
Fire Special
Air Slash
Flying Special
Focus Blast
Fighting Special
Dragon Pulse
Dragon Special
006Charizard.png
Types:
Fire Flying
Ability:
Blaze
Held item:
None.png None None.png
Charizard Lv.66/70
Will-O-Wisp
Fire Status
Fire Blast
Fire Special
Air Slash
Flying Special
Focus Blast
Fighting Special
Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon
Battle Tree
Single Battle and Multi Battle Super Single Battle and Super Multi Battle
006Charizard.png
Types:
Fire Flying
Ability:
Blaze
Held item:
Bag Salac Berry Sprite.png Salac Berry
Charizard/ Lv.50
Dragon Claw
Dragon Physical
Fire Fang
Fire Physical
Belly Drum
Normal Status
Shadow Claw
Ghost Physical
006Charizard.png
Types:
Fire Flying
Ability:
Blaze
Held item:
Bag Charti Berry Sprite.png Charti Berry
Charizard/ Lv.50
Dragon Claw
Dragon Physical
Shadow Claw
Ghost Physical
Rock Slide
Rock Physical
Dragon Dance
Dragon Status
006Charizard.png
Types:
Fire Flying
Ability:
Blaze
Held item:
Bag Charizardite Y Sprite.png Charizardite Y
Charizard/ Lv.50
Heat Wave
Fire Special
Solar Beam
Grass Special
Air Slash
Flying Special
Focus Blast
Fighting Special
006Charizard.png
Types:
Fire Flying
Ability:
Blaze
Held item:
Bag Charizardite X Sprite.png Charizardite X
Charizard/ Lv.50
Dragon Rush
Dragon Physical
Flare Blitz
Fire Physical
Dragon Dance
Dragon Status
Rock Slide
Rock Physical

In the side series

In Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Red (Masters)#Charizard

Red's Charizard appears alongside Red as a sync pair.

In the Super Smash Bros. series

Main article: Charizard (Super Smash Bros.)
Red in Super Smash Bros. Brawl with his Charizard and other Pokémon
Red's Charizard in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

In the Super Smash Bros. series, the Pokémon Trainer character, an incarnation of Red by default, uses a Charizard as his powerhouse. It uses heavy-hitting moves, above-average dash speed (slightly faster than Pikachu), and long-range attacks. Charizard's drawbacks include large weight, subpar aerial game, and slow walking speed. Its varied arsenal of attacks includes Rock Smash, a powerful frontal attack, and Fly, a recovery move that sends Charizard skyward and allows it to glide. It can also use Flamethrower to attack from a short distance, but its power decreases over time. It uses Fire Blast in the Pokémon Trainer's Final Smash, Triple Finish.

In the Subspace Emissary, Charizard is found shortly after Ivysaur, completing the Trainer's team.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl:

Standard Special Move Side Special Move Up Special Move Down Special Move Final Smash

Flamethrower

Rock Smash

Fly

Pokémon Change

Triple Finish
(Fire Blast)

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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate:

Standard Special Move Side Special Move Up Special Move Down Special Move Final Smash

Flamethrower

Flare Blitz

Fly

Pokémon Change

Triple Finish
(Fire Blast)

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Artwork

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Red and Charmander concept art for ArtFx-J

In the TCG

Artwork

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Artwork from the
Bandai Carddass card
Artwork from the
Bandai Carddass card

Merchandise

December 2012 accessories

Pokémon Centers and participating Animate stores began to sell a range of exclusive TCG merchandise from December 26, 2012. Each of the products available at this time came in two varieties: one set features illustrations of original core series protagonist Red and his rival Blue alongside their Charizard and Venusaur as created by Hitoshi Ariga.

Card boxes: Each long card box can store up to 750 cards and contain card 3 dividers.

Official Red & Blue Long Card Box (Japanese: オフィシャルロングカードボックス レッド・グリーン Official Long Card Box: Red•Green)

Deck cases: Each deck case has the capacity to store 180 cards and include 2 dividers that can be used to organize them.

Official Red & Blue Deck Case (Japanese: オフィシャルデッキケース レッド・グリーン Official Deck Case: Red•Green)

Files: Each file has 30 fixed four-pocket pages that can store and display up to 240 cards.

Official Red & Blue Card File (Japanese: オフィシャルカードファイル レッド・グリーン Official Card File: Red•Green)

Sleeves: Each pack contains 62 card sleeves.

Official Red & Blue Sleeves (Japanese: オフィシャルデッキシールド レッド・グリーン Official Deck Shield: Red•Green)
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Official Red Blue Long Card Box
Official Red Blue Deck Case.jpg
Official Red & Blue Deck Case
Official Red Blue Card File.jpg
Official Red & Blue Card File
Official Red Blue Sleeves.jpg
Official Red & Blue Sleeves
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The Sneak-Peek Tins


November 2018 accessories

From November 22, 2018, Pokémon Centers and the Pokémon Center Online made numerous products that had previously sold out available to purchase again, albeit with "version 2" appended to their names.

Red & Blue Version 2 Long Card Box (Japanese: ロングカードボックス レッド&グリーン ver.2 Long Card Box: Red & Green ver. 2)

Long card box images:

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Red & Blue Version 2 Long Card Box
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The Sneak-Peek Tins
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The Sneak-Peek Tins
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The Sneak-Peek Tins


Trivia

Charmander and Red on the first Pokémon Power
  • Red and Charmander appeared on the cover of the first Pokémon Power magazine.

Related articles

For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Charmander, Charmeleon, and Charizard.

References

  1. Confirmed in games only. Randomized in the Pokémon World Tournament or Battle Tree.
  2. Confirmed in games only. Can be Tough Claws after becoming a Mega Charizard X, or Drought after becoming a Mega Charizard Y when fought in the Battle Tree.


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