Want One? The Who and The How!

If you are looking for powerful Pokémon to help defend your gym, then a Charizard is an important monster that you will want to add to your collection. Originally known as Lizaron in Japan, this fire-breathing Dragon-like creature was first seen in Nintendo’s Game Boy game entitled “Pokémon Red and Blue”. Charizard is the final evolution of Charmander, and a hybrid Fire-type and Flying-type Pokémon that can be a rather powerful addition to your team.


Charizard : Statistics and Evolution

Charizard is a creature that stands five feet seven inches high and weighs nearly 200 pounds. He has a decently high level of stamina and defense, but his true attribute that shines above the rest is his attack. With an attack power of 212, this power makes him the Pokémon with the 11th highest attack power. He also has the 14th highest CP of all the Pokémon, with a maximum CP of 2,602.

When it comes to strengths, both flying-type and fire-type Pokémon are extremely powerful when fighting Bug-type and Grass-type Pokémon, so it only makes sense that Charizard would dominate opponents of these types. On the other hand, Charizard is weak against Electric-type, Water-type, and Rock-type Pokémon.

Insofar as Charizard evolution, this little guy is actually the final form of a tri-tier evolution that begins with Charmander. Collect 25 pieces of Charmander candy to evolve your Pokémon into its second form, which is Charmeleon. With 100 additional pieces of Charmander candy, you can evolve Charmeleon into Charizard, which is your goal. Both of the pre-evolution forms are Fire-type monsters, but Charizard is capable of flying.

Charizard Evolution
Charizard Evolution

Moves and Abilities

As with most of the Pokémon in Pokémon Go, Charizard has five different abilities in his arsenal. Two of these moves are normal moves that do not require much effort, while the other three are special moves that take more time to complete. Let’s take a look at Charizard’s abilities and see which ones are useful in battle.
Ember: Ember is a Fire-type attack that uses small flames to cause damage to Charizard’s opponents. It is a quick ability that can be used every 1.05 seconds; in addition, it restores seven energy each time that it is used.
Wing Attack: This is a Flying-type ability that has a cooldown that lasts a mere 0.75 seconds, which means that it can be utilized frequently to help restore Charizard’s energy; each time that the ability is used, seven energy is restored. With STAB (same type attack bonus), this ability can do 15 DPS (damage per second).
Dragon Claw: Dragon Claw is the first special ability that Charizard has access too. He is not a dragon by any means, but this ability is a Dragon-type move where Charizard slashes his opponent for big damage. Using the ability will cost 50 energy, but it is a great ability to use against Dragon-type Pokémon.
Fire Blast: Fire Blast, which is Charizard’s most powerful ability, is an all consuming breath of fire that melts everything in its path. This ability is actually ranked as the sixth most powerful special move in Pokémon Go. In fact, with STAB, Fire Blast does 30.5 DPS each time it is used, though it does requires 100 energy and it has a 4.1 second cooldown after each use.

Flamethrower: This ability effectively scorches the ground around Charizard, which means that it is great against grass-type and bug-type Pokémon who are vulnerable to fire-based attacks. It is not as strong as Fire Blast, but it does about 23.7 DPS when the extra damage from STAB is considered. In addition, this ability consumes 50 energy each use.

Charizard Attacks
Charizard Attacks

How To Get Your Own Charizard

Obtaining a Charizard is a difficult task; partly because it is a third-tier evolution and partly because it is a rare creature to find. The easiest way to capture a Charizard of your own is to evolve a Charmander that you already have in your Pokédex. As stated above it will require 125 Charmander candies to acquire a Charizard. If you do not have any Charmanders available to you, you can hatch them from two kilometer eggs. This process is long, but it’s well worth it in the end. Remember, if you are short on candy, trade extra Charmanders to Professor Willow for more.

If you are looking for this fire-breathing dragon, they can be found in the wild, but finding one may be a rare occurrence. Charizard’s have been spotted on or near mountainous areas in the world. If you are lucky enough to find a Charizard in the world, then take precautions while trying to capture it because the capture rate is quite low, making it difficult to catch.

Charizard is a beloved Pokémon that everyone who plays Pokémon Go wants to add to their Pokédex. If you are lucky enough to find one, you are a lucky individual; most Pokémon trainers utilize the hatch and evolve method. If you have any information on the location of a Charizard nest, please share it with us!