Charizard

Updated for New Gym Update
Pokemon Rating:
8.5
Charizard
90.50 kg Weight
1.70 m Height
Pokemon Max CP
2686
ATK 223
DEF 176
STA 156
Movesets Grades

* Legacy Moveset

Offensive Moves Explanation
  • Air Slash and Wing Attack are preferred over Fire Spin and Ember. Although all perform similarly, the former two provide much sought after Fighting-type coverage.

  • Fire Spin and Air Slash are superior versions of Ember and Wing Attack, respectively. In addition, the latter two are legacy moves.  

  • Overheat is clearly superior to Fire Blast and Flamethrower, wielding a massive DPS advantage. However, Flamethrower does have the advantage of being more flexible.

  • Dragon Claw is inferior as it contradicts his role as a Bug/Grass slayer.
Defensive Moves Explanation
  • Air Slash is generally superior to Fire Spin due to its neutral damage to Water-type Pokemon, which are common Charizard counters.

  • 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 bar nature.

  • Flamethrower is a decent alternative, being a 2 bar move with an early damage window, but has less favorable matchups and is a legacy move.

  • Fire Blast and Overheat are generally inferior due to their late damage windows and 1 bar nature.
Quick Moves
14
True DPS:
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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
1.10
0.20
9.09
12.73
15.91
14
True DPS:
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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
1.20
0.20
8.33
11.67
14.58
Charge Moves
50
True DPS:
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Dragon

1.4x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
.714x DamageVS
0.7 secs
CD DW EPS EPU DPS DPS w/STAB
1.70
0.20
0.00
-33
29.41
36.76
140
True DPS:
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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
4.20
0.80
0.00
-100
33.33
41.67
160
True DPS:
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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
4.00
1.20
0.00
-100
40.00
50.00

Legacy Quick Moves
10
True DPS:
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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
1.00
0.20
10.00
10.00
12.50
8
True DPS:
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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
0.80
0.20
11.25
10.00
12.50
Legacy Charge Moves
70
True DPS:
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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
2.20
0.20
0.00
-50
31.82
39.77
Rating Explanation:

Possibly the second most iconic Pokemon of all time behind Pikachu, Charizard swoops into Pokemon GO with a flourish. Fire / Flying dual typing is fairly unique and allows everyone’s favorite starter to ravage Bug and Grass-types while rebuffing with double resistances.

Though similar in stats to archetypal Fire-type attackers like Arcanine, Charizard has access to Fire Spin and Overheat, currently the two best Fire moves in the game. Unfortunately, from a Fire perspective, Flareon and Moltres hold the same moveset while possessing higher stats, leaving Charizard rather outclassed.

What gives Charizard a niche is his access to STAB Flying-type quick moves, a novelty that grants him a slot as an attacker in Machamp raids, as Fighting-type coverage is few and far between in the current meta.

Raid Boss Counters
SupremeOverall best counter always. Almost always top in DPS and very high in survivability. The Pokemon you want for the job.
GoodThe next best if you don’t have Supreme Pokemon.
TankWhen you’re down to your 5-6th Pokemon and need to hold the line and not suck while doing it. Tanks always have more survivability than Supreme, but less DPS than Good.
GlassMore DPS than Good with significantly less survivability. Note: Less DPS than Supreme.
Supreme Counters
Good Counter
Quick Move Charge Move
Bite Stone Edge
Quick Move Charge Move
Water Gun Hydro Pump
Quick Move Charge Move
Water Gun Hydro Pump
Glass Counters
Quick Move Charge Move
Thunder Shock Thunderbolt
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

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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