From the Super Mario Wiki
Jump to: navigation, search
This article is about the fire Pokémon featured in the Super Smash Bros. series, who is known as Lizardon in Japan. For information about the enemy from Wario's Woods, see Lizardon.
Pokemon Emblem.png
Super Smash Bros. Character
Game Appearances
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Special Moves
Standard:  Flamethrower
Side:  Rock Smash (SSBB), Flare Blitz (SSB4)
Up:  Fly
Down:  Pokémon Change (SSBB), Rock Smash (SSB4)
Final Smash:  Triple Finish (Fire Blast) (SSBB), Mega Evolution (SSB4)

“I caught you, Charizard!”
Pokémon Trainer, Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Charizard is a Fire/Flying-type Pokémon. It appears in Super Smash Bros. and Super Smash Bros. Melee as a Poké Ball Pokémon, and in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Super Smash Bros. for Wii Uas a playable character. In the Pokémon series, it evolves from Charmeleon, which evolves from Charmander, and is one of the three fully-evolved starter Pokémon of the Kanto region. Charizard Mega Evolves into Mega Charizard X or Mega Charizard Y, the former of which appears as its Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. for 3DS/Wii U.


Super Smash Bros.[edit]

Charizard in Super Smash Bros..
Main article: SmashWiki:Charizard

Charizard appears in Super Smash Bros. as a Poké Ball Pokémon. When summoned, its turns from side to side, using Flamethrower to attack opponents.

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Charizard as it appears in Super Smash Bros. Melee.

In Super Smash Bros. Melee Charizard once again appears as a Poké Ball Pokémon, retaining its attack and pattern from the original game, but this time using a 3D model ported from the Nintendo 64 Pokémon Stadium games instead of a 2D sprite, like all other Poké Ball Pokémon.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Charizard's artwork, from Super Smash Bros. Brawl.

Charizard appears as one of the Pokémon used by the Pokémon Trainer, who remains in the background of a stage while Charizard fights. The Pokémon Trainer uses Squirtle and Ivysaur in addition to Charizard, and when Pokémon Change is used while Ivysaur is out, Charizard replaces Ivysaur in battle. If the move is used again, Squirtle replaces Charizard. Charizard, the heaviest of the three Pokémon, is the only one able to glide.

In the Subspace Emissary, Charizard is the last Pokémon that the Pokémon Trainer collects. Lucas and the trainer first see Charizard flying into a mountain, and Pokémon Trainer points out to Lucas that it is the third Pokémon he must collect. After traveling through the mountain, Pokémon Trainer and Lucas find Charizard, who attacks them. The two battle the large Pokémon, which is turned into a trophy upon its defeat. The trainer collects the trophy, and Charizard joins the party.

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]

“Charizard Fires it Up!”
Introduction, Super Smash Bros. Direct

Charizard returns as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. However, in this game, it is a standalone fighter, rather than being one of the Pokémon Trainer's Pokémon, due to the elimination of in-battle transformation moves. One of Charizard's Mega Evolutions, Mega Charizard X, is its Final Smash move.[1]

Like all the other playable Pokémon, Charizard can be equipped with the X Attack, X Defense, and X Speed equipment. Additionally, Charizard can use the Fake Nails equipment, making it the only fighter in the game who can use three different attack equipment sub-types.

Special moves[edit]


Flamethrower being used by Charizard.
Main article: SmashWiki:Flamethrower

Flamethrower has been Charizard's attack since Super Smash Bros. In the first two games, Super Smash Bros. and Super Smash Bros. Melee, Charizard uses Flamethrower when released from the Poké Ball, damaging any characters who touched it (except for the one who released Charizard). In Super Smash Bros. Brawl, it is Charizard's standard Special Move. When used, Charizard will shoot fire in the direction it is facing, similar to Bowser's Fire Breath, though Charizard's attack has greater range and deals more damage. Kirby can use this move after copying Charizard's powers. He also uses Flamethrower during his down throw move.

Rock Smash[edit]

Charizard's Rock Smash.
Main article: SmashWiki:Rock Smash

Rock Smash is Charizard's side special move. When used, Charizard will pull out a large rock and smash it with its head, devastating any players hit by the "exploding" rock. The attack is based on the actual Pokémon attack called Rock Smash. It is a close range attack. In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, it was changed to be his down special move and replaced with Flare Blitz.

Flare Blitz[edit]

Main article: SmashWiki:Flare Blitz

Flare Blitz is Charizard's side special move in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, replacing its down special from Super Smash Bros. Brawl. When used, Charizard flies forward, engulfed in flames, exploding as soon as it connects with an opponent. In addition to damaging the opponent, however, the move also damages Charizard whenever it is used.


Fly in action.
Main article: SmashWiki:Fly

Fly is the Up special move of Charizard. All that happens is that every time the attack code is pressed, Charizard flaps its wings once to fly upwards. It is also engulfed in fire to launch and burn foes above it. Like the Super Dedede Jump, it has little horizontal distance. Charizard will be put into a brief helpless state afterward if he finishes the move in the air.

Pokémon Change[edit]

Pokémon Change in action.
Main article: SmashWiki:Pokémon Change

Pokémon Change is Charizard's down special move in Super Smash Bros. Brawl. When used, Charizard is called back into its , and Squirtle is sent out in its place.

Fire Blast[edit]

Main article: Pokémon Trainer#Triple Finish
Main article: SmashWiki:Triple Finish

In the move Triple Finish, Charizard continually blasts the foe with Fire Blast. This attack is the finisher of the Final Smash; the other two rack up damage.

Mega Evolution[edit]

Main article: SmashWiki:Mega Charizard X
Mega Charizard X, as it appears in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.

Mega Evolution is Charizard's Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. When activated, Charizard will mega evolve into Mega Charizard X, where its body turns black and blue. This Final Smash operates in a similar manner as Yoshi's Super Dragon Final Smash, except for that Mega Charizard X can either spit out a powerful fireball, or attack opponents directly with Dragon Rush. Players can control the angle of Dragon Rush with the Circle Pad or Control Stick.

Mega Charizard X is impervious to flinching, but it can still take damage from attacks. Also, taking damage will shorten the duration of this Final Smash.

Official profiles and statistics[edit]

Trophy information[edit]

Super Smash Bros. Melee[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Charizard Trophy122.PNG Pokémon Red & Blue
It's hard to believe, but this massive flame Pokémon evolves from the tiny Charmander. Not only can it fly at heights of over 4,500 feet, but its flaming breath is hot enough to reduce almost anything to ashes in seconds. The flames at the end of a Charizard's tail are said to be a fairly accurate barometer of its power.

Super Smash Bros. Brawl[edit]

Name Image Game Description
Charizard BrawlTrophy039.png GB Pokémon Red/Blue A Flame Pokémon. Its fiery breath is hot enough to burn up rocks, and its wings let it fly up to 4,600 feet into the air. It's a proud Pokémon that will never use its flame breath on an opponent weaker than itself. The flame on its tail is a barometer of how much vitality it has remaining. Its signature move, Flamethrower, is a reliable technique.
GBA Pokémon FireRed/LeafGreen


Image Game Effect
BrawlCharizard.png Pokémon series [Arm, Leg] - Attack +10
Usable by: Pikachu, Pokémon Trainer, Lucario, Jigglypuff

Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U[edit]

Trophies (Both Versions)[edit]

Name Image Appears In Description
GB Pokémon Red and Pokémon Blue (9/1998)
3DS Pokémon X and Pokémon Y (10/2013)
This iconic Fire/Flying-type Pokémon. Charizard's scorching breath can melt anything in its path. It soars through the air, seeking only worthy foes to test itself against. In Smash Bros., Charizard unleashes the destructive Flare Blitz special move - a move so strong, it even injures the user!
Charizard (Alt.) CharizardAllStarTrophy3DS.png
N/A Charizard's Flamethrower attack can be sustained by holding the button. The flames will gradually die, but a short break will recharge them. Charizard's down special Rock Smash crushes a rock and his foes with the pieces. Charizard won't flinch while crushing, but others can break the rock...
GB Pokémon Red and Pokemon Blue (9/1998)
3DS Pokémon X and Pokémon Y (10/2013)

Red indicates exclusive to the Nintendo 3DS version.
Blue indicates exclusive to the Wii U version.

Trophies (Wii U version)[edit]

Name Image Description
Mega Evolution (Charizard) MegaCharizardTrophyWiiU.png In this powerful Final Smash, Charizard Mega Evolves into Mega Charizard X and takes to the air. In this form, it can charge violently in any direction or shoot horizontal blasts of fire that launch foes. Mega Charizard X isn't invulnerable, though-in fact, taking damage will actually reduce the time you can stay transformed.

Palutena's Guidance[edit]

  • Viridi: Oh, wow! It's Charizard! Just look at those majestic wings!
  • Pit: Those wings might be majestic to look at, but they don't help much in the flying or gliding department.
  • Palutena: A little short in the flight department? That sounds like a familiar predicament.
  • Pit: I have no idea what you're talking about.
  • Viridi: Oh, Pit, denial doesn't look good on you. At least Charizard can use its wings for attacking.
  • Pit: And I can use my wings to fly! ...When Lady Palutena grants me the power of flight, that is.
  • Palutena: You know, I've always wondered if the power of flight would work anywhere besides your wings. Like your hair, for instance.
  • Pit: That's not funny! I'd go bald!
  • Palutena: But I digress. Charizard has another attack, called Flare Blitz. It's powerful but dangerous, even to Charizard. Either way, dodge the attack and keep your distance while waiting for your chance to strike back.

Name in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese リザードン
A portmanteau of "lizard" and "don" (meaning "tooth" in Ancient Greek, used as a common suffix for dinosaur names); officially romanized Lizardon.
Spanish Charizard -
French Dracaufeu A portmanteau of draco (Latin for "dragon") and feu (French for "fire").
German Glurak A portmanteau of glut (ember) and drache (dragon). Also "-rak" come from raket (rocket).
Italian Charizard -
Russian Чаризард
Korean 리자몽
Comes from "lizard" and "monster" as well as the Korean words ryong (룡) and yong (용), which mean "dragon".
Chinese Hong Kong: 噴火龍
Taiwan / China: 噴火龍 (Traditional) / 喷火龙 (Simplified)
"Fire-breathing Dragon".


  • Charizard's name is a combination of the words char (meaning burnt) and lizard (since it's a lizard-like creature).
  • If Charizard's tail is ever submerged under the water in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, or if it is raining, its flame will still not go out.
    • If Charizard jumps into the water, it will start groaning as if it is in pain.
  • Charizard's name in Japan, Lizardon, is the same name as a character in Wario's Woods. Interestingly, Wario's Woods preceded the release of Pokémon Red and Green in Japan by a little over two years.


  1. ^