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Charizard

Updated for Gen 3
Attacker Rating
3.5
How Shiny is Acquired
Evolution
90.50 kg Weight
1.70 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
2686
ATK 223
DEF 176
STA 156
Movesets Grades

* Legacy Moveset

X = Sub-optimal moveset with zero viability

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 Claw has no purpose on offensive Charizard.
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.

  • 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.
Rating Explanation

As one of the most iconic Pokemon of all time, does Charizard live up to the hype? It’s a perfectly usable Fire-type attacker, although Charizard is hopelessly outclassed by Moltres, who has the same Fire / Flying typing... until Community Day rolled around. Even with a powerful Blast Burn, Charizard is still slightly edged out by Moltres, who has similar DPS but better bulk.

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
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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
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

Legacy 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
Legacy Charge Moves
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
Exclusive 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
Other
Female Ratio 12.5 %
Male Ratio 87.5 %
Flee Rate 5.0 %
Buddy Distance 3 km
Capture Rate5.0 %
Pokemon Weakness/Resistance Chart

Flying/Fire

.51x - -
1.4x .714x .714x
.714x - -
.51x .714x -
- - -
1.96x .714x 1.4x

.714x Resists Type 1.4x Weak to Type
.51x Double Resists Type 1.96x Double Weak to Type

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, and its maximum level is equal to your trainer level + 1.5.

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

StardustLevelMin CPMax CP
20013238
2001.56778
2002102119
2002.5137159
4003171200
4003.5206240
4004241281
4004.5276321
6005311362
6005.5346402
6006380443
6006.5415483
8007450524
8007.5485565
8008520605
8008.5555646
10009589686
10009.5624727
100010659767
100010.5692806
130011725844
130011.5758882
130012791921
130012.5824959
160013857997
160013.58901036
1600149231074
160014.59561113
1900159891151
190015.510221189
19001610551228
190016.510881266
22001711201304
220017.511531343
22001811861381
220018.512191419
25001912521458
250019.512851496
25002013181535
250020.513511573
30002113841611
300021.514171650
30002214501688
300022.514831726
35002315161765
350023.515491803
35002415821842
350024.516151880
40002516481918
400025.516811957
40002617141995
400026.517472034
45002717802072
450027.518132110
45002818462149
450028.518792187
50002919122226
500029.519452264
50003019782302
500030.519942321
60003120112341
600031.520272360
60003220442379
600032.520602398
70003320772417
700033.520932437
70003421102456
700034.521262475
80003521432494
800035.521592513
80003621762532
800036.521922552
90003722082571
900037.522252590
90003822412609
900038.522582628
100003922742648
1000039.522912667
100004023072686
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