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Ash's Charizard

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[[File:Pikachu and Charizard.png|thumb|220px|Charizard reuniting with Pikachu]]
In ''[[BW116|The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!]]'', Ash and {{ashfr}} visited a [[Kanto Fair|Kanto-based festival]], where one of the presentations featured the local [[starter Pokémon]], involving a live action show with a Charmander. This made Ash remember his own Charmander, prompting him to tell {{an|Iris}}, {{an|Cilan}}, and {{an|N}} the story of how he first met his Charmander, and how it eventually became Charizard and won many battles with it until it was left behind in the Charicific Valley. Filled with a desire to see his old friend again, Ash called Professor Oak, who, in exchange for [[Ash's Unfezant]], sent Charizard over to him. While being introduced to Iris, Cilan, N, and their Pokémon, Charizard immediately started a fiery rivalry with [[Iris's Dragonite]], which encouraged Ash and Iris to have a battle with their two stubborn Pokémon. During the battle, Charizard was shown to have learned Wing Attack, Slash, and Dragon Tail. It quickly gained the upper hand as not even Dragonite's Dragon Rush was able to hurt it, while Dragonite was taking serious damage from Charizard's Dragon Tail. Before it could be settled, the battle was called off by N. Ash then corrected Iris's misconception that Charizard was a {{type|Dragon}}, upsetting her since she had wanted to train one as well.
In ''[[BW117|Team Plasma's Pokémon Manipulation!]]'', it was called out by Ash in order to once again fight Iris's Dragonite, who was this time being controlled by [[Colress]].
==={{series|Sun & Moon}}===
ItCharizard reappeared in a flashback in ''[[SM042|Alola, Kanto!]]''.
==Personality and characteristics==
[[File:Ash Charmander EToP.png|thumb|140px|As a Charmander]]
[[File:Ash Charizard EToP.png|thumb|230px|left|Charizard in The Electric Tale of Pikachu]]
[[Ash Ketchum (EToP)|Ash]]'s Charizard makes a few appearances in the {{pkmn|manga}} series [[The Electric Tale of Pikachu]]; however, the circumstances of its capture seem to differ in this series. While [[Damian]] appears in ''[[ET07|Pikachu's Excellent Adventure]]'', he was separated from his Charmander because he was injured, not because he abandoned it. At the end of the chapter, the two reunite in the [[Hidden Village]].
Despite this difference, Ash is still seen owning a Charmander, which first appears in ''[[ET08|You Gotta Have Friends]]''. Charmander's capture is not shown in the manga, instead, it is explained that "Ash has been busy since the last comic!" when Charmander first appears from its [[Poké Ball]]. Charmander is first seen when a lonely Ash decides to play with his other Pokémon while {{AP|Pikachu|Pikachu (EToP)}} is off playing with a group of Pikachu. Charmander simply sets Ash on fire while his {{p|Oddish}} {{status|paralysis|paralyzes}} him with {{m|Stun Spore}}.
Later, at the 88th Pokémon League, Ash presents his Charmander, now fully evolved into a Charizard, to Brock and Misty. Despite the fact that Ash wanted to use Charizard as a secret weapon, Charizard refuses to listen to him unless he holds a special flare that burns with the fire of a {{p|Moltres}}. Due to the fact that the flare burns out quickly and Ash could lose points for using a prop, he decides to not use it and use his other Pokémon instead.
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[[File:Ash Charizard greeting.png|240px|thumb|Charizard greeting Ash with {{m|Flamethrower}}]]
* Out of all Pokémon in the anime, Charizard has used the most moves with its total of 17 (19 if the unused Mega Punch and Fly are included).
* Charizard is the first {{type|Fire}} Pokémon owned by Ash.
* During the dub of ''[[EP133|Tanks a Lot!]]'', Brock referred to Charizard as a male when he said that the Pokémon could use ''his'' Flamethrower to destroy the Arbo-Tank, but this is not considered canon since the Japanese version has never established Charizard's gender. However, Charizard's relationship with [[Charla]] may imply that it is male.
* Charizard was the first of Ash's starter Pokémon to evolve to its final stage.
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