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
2001 32.65 38.01
2001.5 67.48 78.55
2002 102.31 119.09
2002.5 137.14 159.64
4003 171.97 200.18
4003.5 206.80 240.73
4004 241.63 281.27
4004.5 276.46 321.81
6005 311.29 362.36
6005.5 346.12 402.90
6006 380.95 443.44
6006.5 415.78 483.99
8007 450.61 524.53
8007.5 485.44 565.08
8008 520.27 605.62
8008.5 555.10 646.16
10009 589.93 686.71
10009.5 624.76 727.25
100010 659.59 767.80
100010.5 692.55 806.16
130011 725.51 844.52
130011.5 758.46 882.88
130012 791.42 921.25
130012.5 824.38 959.61
160013 857.33 997.97
160013.5 890.29 1036.33
160014 923.25 1074.70
160014.5 956.20 1113.06
190015 989.16 1151.42
190015.5 1022.12 1189.78
190016 1055.07 1228.15
190016.5 1088.03 1266.51
220017 1120.99 1304.87
220017.5 1153.94 1343.24
220018 1186.90 1381.60
220018.5 1219.85 1419.96
250019 1252.81 1458.32
250019.5 1285.77 1496.69
250020 1318.72 1535.05
250020.5 1351.68 1573.41
300021 1384.68 1611.82
300021.5 1417.64 1650.19
300022 1450.64 1688.60
300022.5 1483.59 1726.96
350023 1516.59 1765.38
350023.5 1549.55 1803.74
350024 1582.55 1842.15
350024.5 1615.51 1880.52
400025 1648.51 1918.93
400025.5 1681.46 1957.29
400026 1714.46 1995.70
400026.5 1747.42 2034.07
450027 1780.42 2072.48
450027.5 1813.38 2110.84
450028 1846.38 2149.26
450028.5 1879.33 2187.62
500029 1912.33 2226.03
500029.5 1945.29 2264.40
500030 1978.29 2302.81
500030.5 1994.77 2321.99
600031 2011.24 2341.17
600031.5 2027.72 2360.35
600032 2044.20 2379.53
600032.5 2060.68 2398.71
700033 2077.16 2417.90
700033.5 2093.63 2437.08
700034 2110.11 2456.26
700034.5 2126.59 2475.44
800035 2143.07 2494.62
800035.5 2159.55 2513.80
800036 2176.02 2532.98
800036.5 2192.50 2552.16
900037 2208.98 2571.34
900037.5 2225.46 2590.53
900038 2241.94 2609.71
900038.5 2258.42 2628.89
1000039 2274.89 2648.07
1000039.5 2291.37 2667.25
1000040 2307.85 2686.43
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