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This article is about the fire Pokémon featured in the Super Smash Bros. series, who is known as Lizardon in Japan. For the boss from Wario's Woods, see Lizardon.
Full name Charizard
Species Charizard
First appearance Pokémon Red Version / Pokémon Green Version (1996, Pokémon series)
Super Smash Bros. (1998, Mario series crossovers)
Latest appearance Pokémon Ultra Sun / Pokémon Ultra Moon (2017, Pokémon series)
Super Mario Maker (2015, Mario series, as a Costume Mario costume)

Charizard is a Fire/Flying-type Pokémon resembling a winged European dragon. 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. As of Generation VI, Charizard is also capable of Mega Evolving into Mega Charizard X or Mega Charizard Y, the former of which appears as its Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. Charizard 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 U as a playable character. When playable, its fighting style is similar to Bowser's, as a slow, powerful, heavy reptile with some fast movement options and the ability to breathe fire.


Super Smash Bros. series[edit]

Merge-right.svg A proposal has decided that Flamethrower (move), Rock Smash, Fly (Pokémon), Flare Blitz, Rock Smash, Mega Evolution (Charizard), Pokémon Change and Triple Finish shall be merged with this section. (discuss)
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Super Smash Bros. Character
Game Appearances
Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate
Special Moves
Standard:  Flamethrower
Side:  Rock Smash (SSBB), Flare Blitz (SSB4, SSBU)
Up:  Fly
Down:  Pokémon Change (SSBB, SSBU), Rock Smash (SSB4)
Final Smash:  Triple Finish (Fire Blast) (SSBB, SSBU), Mega Evolution (SSB4)

Super Smash Bros.[edit]

Charizard in Super Smash Bros..
SmashWiki article: Charizard

Charizard appears in Super Smash Bros. as a Poké Ball Pokémon. When summoned, it 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]

SmashWiki article: Charizard (SSBB)
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. Charizard is the heaviest of the three Pokémon, but is also the strongest and the fastest, though it walks the slowest. It is also capable of gliding, one of three characters in the entire game with this ability. Like in the Pokémon games Charizard is also affected by an emulation of the series' type effectiveness; it takes more damage from water attacks but less from grass attacks. Charizard also has a limited stamina, which decreases as it is on the field but replenishes while it is not, but its attacks are weaker as its stamina decreases.

Charizard's neutral special move is Flamethrower, which involves Charizard breathing a continuous stream of fire. Its side special move is Rock Smash, which has it break a rock with its head to damage opponents, and its up special is Fly, which has Charizard fly directly up into the air. When its down special Pokémon Change is used, Charizard is switched out with Squirtle, and is switched in when used as Ivysaur. Its Final Smash, shared amongst all three Pokémon, is Triple Finish, in which Charizard performs Fire Blast.

The Subspace Emissary[edit]

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]

SmashWiki article: Charizard (SSB4)

“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 removing of in-battle transformation moves. As such, Rock Smash takes the place of Pokémon Change as its down special move, while its new side special move is Flare Blitz, which involves Charizard flying directly forward, covered in fire which also damages itself. Charizard's new final Smash is Mega Evolution, which involves it Mega Evolving into its Mega Charizard X form[1]. In addition, the glide and type effectiveness mechanics have also been removed.

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 types.

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

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Charizard is set to appear, along with Squirtle and Ivysaur, as part of the Pokémon Trainer's team in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Its moveset is going to be similar to that seen in Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, with Rock Smash being replaced by Pokémon Change. Furthermore, its stamina mechanics is going to be removed, allowing it to be used for the whole fight. Just like in Super Smash Bros. Brawl, its final Smash is Triple Finish and no longer has it Mega Evolving into its Mega Charizard X form.[2]

Super Mario Maker[edit]

Charizard appears as an amiibo costume for Costume Mario in Super Mario Maker. The costume turns Mario into a sprite of Charizard based upon the Nintendo DS Pokémon games. While Mario's appearance changes with the costume, like with the other Pokémon costumes, the sound effects remain the default Super Mario Bros. sounds. Charmander, one of its pre-evolved forms, appears as a DLC costume as well; unlike with the fully-evolved Charizard, Charmander uses Pokémon-themed sound effects.

Official profiles and statistics[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]


Name 3DS Image Wii U Image Appears in NTSC-U Description PAL Description
Charizard CharizardTrophy3DS.png CharizardTrophyWiiU.png GB Pokémon Red & Pokémon Blue (09/1998)
3DS Pokémon X & Pokémon Y (10/2013)
The 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, a Fire- and Flying-type Pokémon, can burn through anything with the flames it breathes. It is constantly on the lookout for powerful opponents. And where better to find them than in this game? Its huge build and special moves mean it can inflict massive damage, and its Flare Blitz is so powerful, it even hurts Charizard itself!
Charizard (Alt.) CharizardAllStarTrophy3DS.png CharizardAltTrophyWiiU.png GB Pokémon Red & Pokémon Blue (09/1998)
3DS Pokémon X & Pokémon Y (10/2013)
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... When using Charizard's Flamethrower move, hold the button to keep breathing fire. The flames gradually die down, but you just need to rest for a bit before doing it again. If you get hit while you're using the down special Rock Smash, you won't flinch, but someone else can break the rock instead, making your attack fail.
Mega Evolution (Charizard) N/A 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. For 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 and shoot horizontal blasts of fire that launch foes. Mega Charizard X isn't invulnerable, though - taking attacks will reduce the length of time it stays transformed.

Blue indicates exclusive to the Wii U version.

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.


  • Charizard is the iconic Fire- and Flying-type Pokémon. Its scorching fiery breath can melt anything in its path. Charizard is known to fly around the sky in search of powerful opponents. However, it never turns its fire on opponents weaker than itself.

Name in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japanese リザードン
A portmanteau of "lizard" and "odon" (meaning "tooth" in Ancient Greek, used as a common suffix for dinosaur names); officially romanized as Lizardon.[3]
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 and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, or if it is raining, its flame will still not go out.
  • 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. ^ Miiverse post about Charizard's Mega Evolution.
  2. ^ Nintendo (June 14, 2018). Super Smash Bros. Ultimate Gameplay Pt. 5 - Nintendo Treehouse: Live | E3 2018. YouTube. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  3. ^