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How Shiny is Acquired
Evolution

Pokemon Ratings

PvE Attacker Rating
3.5 / 5
PvP Attacker Rating
-
Defense Tier
5
Master League Tier
2
Ultra League Tier
3
Great League Tier
3

Pokemon Stats

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

Pokemon Family

Movesets Grades

PvP Grades

Quick Charge Grade
Legacy Quick Move PvP
Off
Quick Move PvP
Legacy Charge Move PvP
Off
Charge Move PvP
,
Legacy Charge Move PvP
Off
Charge Move PvP
A
Show Suboptimal/Unranked Movesets

Grade Key

*
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.

Pokemon Raid & Gym Overview

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.

PvP Rating Explanations

Fire Spin + Blast Burn and Dragon Claw

Charizard is a threat that you can not ignore. Fire Spin with 3.00 DPT (Damage Per Turn) and 3.33 EPT (Energy Per Turn) is a move made for the Great League. With this balanced DPT and EPT Charizard can pump out damage while gaining considerable charge move energy! Pairing that with his legacy move pool, things really start to heat up! Blast Burn, a Community Day move (110 Power/50 Energy), is one of the top 3 charge moves available in game! It can absolutely decimate the opponent if they choose to not shield! Pair both Fire Spin and Blast Burn and that in itself is scary, but giving him Dragon Claw just makes things ridiculous! Dragon Claw (50 Power/35 Energy) will help cover Dragons, do heavy neutral damage while having the potential to bait the opponent's shields!

Fire Spin + Fire Blast and Dragon Claw

Fire Spin 3.00 DPT (Damage Per Turn) and 3.33 EPT (Energy Per Turn) is still top dog when it comes to Charizard’s fast moves. However this move set is for those who don’t have access to Blast Burn. Fire Blast (140 Damage/80 Energy) is still a force to be reckoned with! Not as quick and flashy as Blast Burn, Fire Blast will still burn your enemies who choose to forgo their shields. Dragon Claw  (50 Power/35 Energy) is still a solid choice in Charizard’s move-pool, giving you Dragon coverage and quick neutral damage, while still having potential shield baiting capability to set up your team to sweep!

Great League: 3 / 5

Charizard is a beast when it comes to the Great League! Having such a strong move-set puts it at a solid 3 out of 5. However, it lacks bulky stats. Being a squishy and easily countered Pokemon, it’s hard for Charizard to really shine when Pokemon like Bastiodon and Altaria are lurking around. Hope is not lost though, he can still pump out some damage to these so-called “counters” before he goes down in a fight! Definitely worth tracking down and investing in a Community Day Charizard! Don’t forget to flex that Shiny Dragon!

Ultra League: 3 / 5

We see Charizard move up the ranks in the Ultra League according to PvPoke.com, this is due to him reaching his near full potential when it comes to his stats. He has some nice key matchups with Pokemon like Sceptile and Scizor. However, he still gets dominated by Pokemon like Giratina who is the King of the Ultra League!

Master League: 2 / 5

Master League is the Big Time! Charizard, however, isn’t as big time as some of the Meta dominating Legendary Pokemon! We start to see a drastic drop off as Charizard caps off at 2889 Combat Power, while his competitors can reach above 4k! He does still play a nice role versus Pokemon like Metagross and Scizor. Charizard is worth a try but be ready for the Smack Down coming your way from Tyranitar!

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

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
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

Secondary Charge Move Unlock Cost

Candy 25
Stardust 10,000

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
300021.515341774
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
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