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Ash's Charizard

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Johto
Charizard was used to weaken and help Ash capture a {{AP|Chikorita}} in ''[[EP126|The Chikorita Rescue]]''. Its massive size compared to her came into effect when Chikorita ran towards it and tried to attack, Charizard responding by placing its foot out and blowing a small puff of fire after being instructed by Ash to only weaken her. Charizard's puff of fire ended up on Chikorita's single leaf and caused her to run around for a short amount of time before using {{m|Vine Whip}} to attack Charizard. Charizard was recalled by Ash after it and Chikorita fell into a large canvas of rocks.
 
ItIn ''[[EP131|Fighting Flyer with Fire]]'', it participated in Ash's first Johto Gym battle against [[Falkner]], where it battled Falkner's {{p|Pidgeot}}. Due to the latter's impressive {{stat|Speed}}, Charizard started at a disadvantage, with Pidgeot's {{m|Whirlwind}} reflecting its Flamethrower back onto it. It was then knocked back down by a combination of Wing Attack and {{m|Quick Attack}}. Falkner told Ash to surrender but Ash refused and Charizard gained the strength to fight back and fly above Quick Attack. Charizard then baited Pidgeot, spinning around in midair when Pidgeot flew behind it and hitting it with Fire Spin, before seizing it and hurling it into the ground with Seismic Toss. Pidgeot was knocked out and Ash won the Zephyr Badge.
 
In ''[[EP134|Charizard's Burning Ambitions]]'', Misty criticized Ash for using Charizard too often against fresh young Trainers, making him unbeatable but in an unfair way. Ash then met {{Jo|Liza}}, who taught Ash and Charizard how to fly together. After arriving in the [[Charicific Valley]], Charizard was humiliated by Liza's insults and proudly tried to show off its power, but was shown to be smaller and weaker than the wild Charizard who lived there. Charizard continued to pick fights and kept getting itself defeated until Liza locked them out of the Valley, having [[Charla]] throw Charizard into the lake and telling it and Ash to stay away until they had trained and reflected. Team Rocket sympathized with Charizard and helped it to stay awake in the lake, as well as making a false attempt to break into the Valley, allowing Charizard to defeat them and win acclaim from Liza, Charla, and the wild Charizard. Facing an emotional battle, Ash told Charizard that he did not want a weakling on his team and he would be fine without it, forcing Charizard to stay at the Valley to train and become more powerful. He then ran away from the Valley, knowing that if he stopped, he would not be able to say goodbye. Pikachu wished Charizard well and followed Ash, leaving its teammate and friend behind.
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