The 'Shroom:Issue LXX/Brawl Tactics
Hello, Brawlers, welcome to this month's edition of BRAWL TACTICS!
This month, i will be wrapping up my three-month series on the Pokemon Trainer with his last Pokemon, Charizard!
Charizard is a large, fairly heavy Pokemon. Since it has wings, it has the ability to fly and it can also glide on its wings. Its jump is fairly good for its weight, but it's a pretty slow character overall.
Charizard's Standard Special is Flamethrower. In the Pokemon series, this is your next step up from Ember, pretty much. In Brawl, it's a charged up version of Bowser's Fire Breath. It reaches a bit further and does more damage. I would recommend using this move when you are surrounded and your foes are closing in one you. If you get a good enough rhythm going with your button-pressing, you can scorch your foes with an almost unending stream of fire.
Charizard's Side Special is Rock Smash. In the Pokemon series, this move used to be an HM move, which meant you could use it to smash rocks outside of battle and couldn't forget the move to make room for a new one. Now it's just a TM. But anyways, this move is not exactly what you might think it is. Charizard does not pull out a rock and smash an opponent with it. Rather, it pulls out a rock, smashes it, and the shrapnel is what will hit your opponents. It doesn't fly too terrible far, so this is another move to use when your opponent is close by. Although it doesn't have a big range, this move can be quite powerful if you're not careful, so watch out for it.
Charizard's Up Special is Fly. In the Pokemon series, this move is an HM. You can use it outside of battle it fly to any Pokemon Center that you have already visited before. Whether that is outside of Mt. Moon, the Pokemon league, or Victory Road, Fly will take you there. In Brawl, this move can be used as a final jump if you run out of jumps trying to get back to a ledge. You won't get a lot of range on it, so don't rely on it too much. Rather, it would be more useful during battle. You can drag your opponent upwards with it, so try a combo with Flamethrower or Rock Smash to take the damage all the way.
Charizard's Down Special is Pokemon Change. You will switch Charizard for Squirtle during this move or Venusaur for Charizard during this move.
Charizard contributes to the Triple Finish Final Smash by firing Fire Blasts at your opponent. In the Pokemon Series, Fire Blast is one of the highest Fire-type moves your Pokemon can learn. In Brawl, Charizard will fire the move at about 30 degrees to the horizontal, which is just enough to catch you as you're trying to avoid it and pull you in so the others can have a go at you. I would stay at least 20 feet away from this move until everything dies down.
That's all for me this month, Brawlers! Hope you have been inspired to break out your G1 Pokemon and have a ball! See you next month on Brawl Tactics!