GamePress

Charizard

Submit Feedback or Error

Table of Contents

How Shiny is Acquired
Evolution, Raids

Pokemon Ratings

Attacker Tier List See all Tier 7
PvE Attacker Rating 4 / 5
Great League PVP Rating See all 3 / 5
Ultra League PVP Rating See all 4 / 5
Master League PVP Rating See all 2 / 5

Pokemon Stats

90.50 kg Weight
1.70 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
2889
ATK 223
DEF 173
STA 186

Pokemon Family

PVE Movesets Grades

Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

PVE Offensive Moves Explanation

  • Fire Spin is Charizard’s best fast move and strictly superior to Ember.

  • Wing Attack is preferable to Air Slash and equal to Fire Spin if both have the same effectiveness.

  • Blast Burn makes Charizard one of the strongest Fire-type attackers.

  • Overheat is Charizard's best non-exclusive charged move and beats Fire Blast soundly.

  • Flamethrower has less cycle DPS than Overheat and is just a worse Blast Burn, but has advantages due to multiple charge bars.

  • Dragon Breath and Dragon Claw can work as a pseudo-dragon attacker, but are best reserved for Mega Charizard X.
  • Return has no purposes on offensive Charizard.

PVE Defensive Moves Explanation

  • Attackers may be inclined to throw Water-types at Charizard, in which case Air Slash edges out Fire Spin.

  • Ember and Wing Attack are worse versions of Fire Spin and Air Slash, respectively.

  • Dragon Claw is the preferred charge move due its early damage window, wide neutral coverage, and 3 bars.

  • Return is inferior in terms of damage, but is much harder to dodge. 

  • Flamethrower is a decent alternative, but Blast Burn is decisively better.

  • Fire Blast and Overheat are poor due to their late damage windows and charge time.
  • Dragon Breath is inferior on defense.

PVE Overview

As one of the most iconic Pokemon of all time, does Charizard live up to the hype? With Power Creep over the years, Charizard has steadily dropped in terms of viability and absolute power, and has become a bit of an obscure Fire Type attacker overall in the face of powerful Legendaries and Shadows. That said, it's near the top of the non-legendary/non-shadow Fire Type list, and can definitely hold its own so long as it has its signature Blast Burn.

PVP Movesets Grades

Quick Charge ATK
A
B
B

PvP Moveset Explanation

Fire Spin or Wing Attack* or Dragon Breath* + Blast Burn* and Dragon Claw

Fire Spin is the more preferable fast move for Charizard, with slightly better energy gains than Air Slash, and offers Fire-type coverage. Wing Attack features the most energy generation, though by a small lead, at the cost of less damage output. Dragon Breath is a powerful move, but lacks STAB, and generally falls behind against neutral opponents. 

Blast Burn is a limited move obtained through Community Day events, but it's mandatory for optimal usage of Charizard. An incredible 2.2 DPE (Damage Per Energy) rating allows Charizard to output huge amounts of damage without paying high energy costs. Even when resisted, Blast Burn would still have a greater DPE value than neutral Dragon Claw, but not when it would be doubly resisted. Dragon Claw is recommended for its cheaper energy cost and Dragon-type coverage. The update to Overheat following the Dec 2019 rebalance makes it a decent choice if Blast Burn is unavailable, but a significant self debuff of -2 ATK makes it more risky and less reliable. Fire Blast costs too much energy, and Flamethrower is a direct downgrade of Blast Burn

PvP Rating Explanation

Great League: 3 / 5

A fan-favorite from other Pokemon games, Charizard first gained popularity in PvP during the Silph Arena's Kingdom Cup. While a relatively high ATK stat offers good offensive capabilities, a lack of bulk combined with a risky typing and a double weakness makes Charizard difficult to use. In addition, Charizard also requires access to the legacy Blast Burn obtained from its Community Day in order to perform optimally in most cases, which limits its accessibility. 

Ultra League: 4 / 5

Charizard is a considerable option against common Steel-types in Ultra League, as well as the best wall to Registeel, in addition to various meta counterpicks like Togekiss. Risky vulnerabilities and unspectacular bulk are still major problems for Charizard though. Access to Dragon-type moves is valuable against popular Dragon-types like Giratina. 

Master League: 2 / 5

With a max CP of 2889, Charizard lacks sufficient stats to perform well in Master League. Unspectacular energy gains often make Charizard too slow to keep up with Pokemon with faster movesets, not to mention numerous losses against Pokemon with legendary stats and common Dragon-types, despite access to Dragon-type moves.

Fast Moves

14
More Info

Fire

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.10
0.20
9.09
12.73
15.91
14
More Info

Flying

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.20
0.20
8.33
11.67
14.58

Elite Fast Moves

10
More Info

Fire

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
1.00
0.20
10.00
10.00
12.50
8
More Info

Flying

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.80
0.20
11.25
10.00
12.50
6
More Info

Dragon

1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB True DPS
0.50
0.20
8.00
12.00
15.00

Charge Moves

50
More Info

Dragon

1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
1.70
0.20
0.00
1.52
29.41
36.76
44.56
140
More Info

Fire

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
4.20
0.80
0.00
1.40
33.33
41.67
46.67
160
More Info

Fire

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
4.00
1.20
0.00
1.60
40.00
50.00
64.00

Elite Charge Moves

110
More Info

Fire

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
3.30
0.45
0.00
2.20
33.33
41.67
73.33
70
More Info

Fire

1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
2.20
0.20
0.00
1.40
31.82
39.77
44.55

Purified Charge Moves

35
More Info

Normal

.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.51x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS DPE DPS DPS w/STAB DPE*DPS
0.70
0.25
0.00
1.06
50.00
62.50
53.03

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy 25
Stardust 10,000

Purification Cost

Candy 3
Stardust 3000

Other

Female Ratio 12.5 %
Male Ratio 87.5 %
Flee Rate 5.0 %
Buddy Distance 3 km
Capture Rate5.0 %

Pokemon Type Chart

Vulnerable

160% damage
256% damage
160% damage

Resistant

39.1% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage
39.1% damage
62.5% damage
62.5% damage

Raid Boss Catch Rate

Fire Medal

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold

Flying Medal

None
Bronze
Silver
Gold
Normal Nice! Great! Excellent!
No Berry -
Curve
Razz Berry -
Curve
Golden Razz Berry -
Curve

Pokemon Min/Max CP Values

How to use: You need to know your Pokemon's exact level. To find exactly what level your Pokémon is, power up your Pokémon following this chart until you're certain of your level from Stardust cost changes.

A Pokémon's minimum level is 1.

Every time you power up, your Pokémon gains half a level.

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20013540
2001.57384
2002110128
2002.5148171
4003186215
4003.5223258
4004261302
4004.5299346
6005336389
6005.5374433
6006412476
6006.5450520
8007487564
8007.5525607
8008563651
8008.5600695
10009638738
10009.5676782
100010714825
100010.5749867
130011785908
130011.5821949
130012856990
130012.58921032
1600139281073
160013.59631114
1600149991155
160014.510351197
19001510701238
190015.511061279
19001611421321
190016.511771362
22001712131403
220017.512491444
22001812841486
220018.513201527
25001913561568
250019.513911609
25002014271651
250020.514631692
30002114991733
300021.515341775
30002215701816
300022.516061857
35002316411898
350023.516771940
35002417131981
350024.517482022
40002517842064
400025.518202105
40002618562146
400026.518912187
45002719272229
450027.519632270
45002819982311
450028.520342353
50002920702394
500029.521052435
50003021412476
500030.521592497
60003121772518
600031.521952538
60003222132559
600032.522302580
70003322482600
700033.522662621
70003422842642
700034.523022662
80003523202683
800035.523372703
80003623552724
800036.523732745
90003723912765
900037.524092786
90003824272807
900038.524442827
100003924622848
1000039.524802868
100004024982889
Show All