Pokémon Red and Green Versions (1996)

Console of origin

Game Boy





Charizard (Japanese: リザードン Lizardon) is a dual-type Fire/Flying Pokémon.

It evolves from Charmeleon starting at level 36. It is the final form of Charmander. It can Mega Evolve into two forms: Mega Charizard X using Charizardite X and Mega Charizard Y using Charizardite Y.

Charizard is the version mascot of Pokémon Red and FireRed Versions. It also makes an appearance on the Pokémon Ranger, Pokémon Stadium, and Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky boxarts.


Charizard is a draconic, bipedal Pokémon. It is primarily orange in coloration with a cream underside from the chest to the tip of the tail. It has a long snout and neck, small blue eyes, and two horns protruding from the back of its head. There are large wings with teal undersides sprouting from its back. Its arms are short and skinny, and its hands have three clawed fingers. Its feet have three clawed toes and cream-colored soles.

As Mega Charizard X, it becomes visibly more bulky than its normal form. Its skin turns black with a blue underside from the lower jaw to the tip of the tail. It gains two curved, blue spikes on each shoulder and the tips of its horns turn blue as well. There are now two curved spikes on the back of its neck. The edges of its wings are divided into large, rounded sections and the joint has a curved spike on it. Mega Charizard X breathes blue flames out the sides of its mouth, and the flame on its tail now burns blue with increased heat as well.

When Mega Evolved as Mega Charizard Y, this Pokémon becomes more sleek in appearance and grows a third horn on the back of its head between the original two, which are now shorter. Small wings develop on its wrists, while the ones on its back become larger and now have ragged edges. There are several spines along the length of its tail. It retains its cream underside, but it now extends up to its lower jaw. Mega Charizard Y is said to have incredible flying prowess, being able to reach incredible heights.

This Pokémon flies in search of powerful opponents to battle, and its fire will burn hotter as it gains experience. Its fiery breath is capable of melting boulders, massive glaciers, and has been known to accidentally cause forest fires. Charizard typically inhabit mountains and valleys.