|This article explicitly refers to this character in regards to their appearance in Super Smash Bros. Strife. For information on this character in other contexts, see Charizard.|
|Debut title||Pokémon Red and Green Versions|
|System of origin||Nintendo Game Boy|
|Year of debut||1996|
Charizard (Japanese: リザードン Lizardon) is a creature from the Pokémon, and is a veteran fighter to the Super Smash Bros. series. He was introduced as a Poké Ball Pokémon in Melee and as a playable character as one of the Pokémon Trainer's three usable Pokémon in Brawl, he was made a standalone fighter in subsequent titles.
Shinichiro Miki voices Charizard, reprising this role from previous Super Smash Bros. titles.
Changes from Super Smash Bros. 4 Edit
Flare Blitz now travels slightly further.
Flamethrower now travels slightly further.
Charizard now dashes at a slower speed (2.0 → 1.92).
Flare Blitz now deals more recoil damage the more it is used in succession. At most, Flare Blitz can deal 8% (no collision) and 13% (collision).
Charizard is a Fire and Flying-type Pokémon and the final evolution of Charmander, one of the three Starter Pokémon Professor Oak gifts new trainers. Using either the Charizardite X or Charizardite Y, Charizard is capable of Mega Evolving into the Fire/Dragon-type Mega Charizard X or Fire/Flying-type Mega Charizard Y.
Charizard is one of the most popular Pokémon in the Pokémon series; and due to its popularity, it is one of only two Pokémon to receive two Mega Evolutions in Pokémon X and Y.
|Neutral Special Move||Flamethrower||Charizard breathes a stream of fire that deals damage on touch. By holding the attack button, Charizard will continue breathing the stream of fire, but it will slowly run out, and must recharge over time.|
|Custom Variants||Fire Fang||Charizard bites, chomping multiple times with a fiery power. Extremely short range, but starts very quickly. Letting go of the button ends the move with a small explosion.|
|Fireball Cannon||Charizard breathes a large fireball that does not dissipate over time and travels further, but deals less damage.|
|Super Fang||Charizard chomps once to deal massive damage at someone near him. Missing the attack deals recoil damage to Charizard. The attack has much less range, even shorter than the Fire Fang.|
|Side Special Move||Flare Blitz||Charizard travels forwards in a fiery blitz, exploding back when he hits an opponent. Charizard takes recoil damage from the attack, which is slightly increased should he come in contact with an opponent.|
|Custom Variants||Dragon Rush||Charizard travels further and travels through opponents, but at the cost of less damage. He also does not take recoil damage from the attack.|
|Blast Burn||Slower to charge up, Charizard travels at a slower speed and a shorter distance. The attack deals much more damage and knockback, but at the same time deals more recoil damage to Charizard.|
|Aerial Ace||Charizard travels a much further distance, but can not deal damage. However, due to not dealing damage, he does not take any recoil damage as well.|
|Up Special Move||Fly||Charizard flies upwards as he spins around, drilling opponents as he travels upwards.|
|Custom Variants||Rising Cyclone||Charizard does not travel as high, but sucks opponents in to deal damage and knockback.|
|Fly High||Charizard travels higher, but does not deal any damage.|
|Sky Drop||Charizard travels slightly upwards, not dealing damage, before slamming down into the ground to deal damage and knockback to those close enough to him. Landing atop an opponent will bury them.|
|Down Special Move||Rock Smash||Charizard breaks a rock with his head. The initial destruction of the rock deals damage, and the shards produced from the impact also deal damage.|
|Custom Variants||Sinking Skull||Charizard headbutts forwards, burying opponents.|
|Rock Hurl||The shards produced from the destruction of the rock do not deal as much damage, but travel in an upwards arc.|
|Rock Throw||Charizard throws the rock forwards. The attack has much longer startup time and range, but deals much more damage and knockback.|
|Final Smash||Mega Charizard X||Charizard temporarily transforms into Mega Charizard X. Mega Charizard X can fly around the stage, and has two attacks: Dragon Rush, which is performed by tilting the control pad in a certain direction while the standard attack button is pressed; and Fire Blast, which is activated by pressing the special attack button. Fire Blasts explode in the shape of the kanji for "big" (大), and travel further than flamethrower does. Dragon Rush can travel through multiple opponents, dealing damage multiple times.|
|Up taunt||Faces the screen, lowering its head, then roars towards the sky while flapping its wings.|
|Side taunt||Faces the screen while growling and extending its wings, flapping them at the screen.|
|Down taunt||Looks at the screen while growling and stomping viciously.|
On-Screen Appearance Edit
Charizard emerges from a Poké Ball, before stomping the ground.
Victory Fanfare Edit
The victory fanfare used by characters of the Pokémon series in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U is reused for Super Smash Bros. Strife. The fanfare is a cover of an excerpt of the Pokémon Red, Blue, Yellow, and Green Versions title screen theme.
Victory Poses Edit
All three of Charizard's victory poses are reused from Super Smash Bros. for Wii U.
- Strikes a pose after roaring.
- Roars into the air as fire is emitted from its mouth after stomping; before posing.
- Crashes into the ground using Flare Blitz before posing.
Alternate Costumes Edit
|Charizard's alternate costumes|
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|00||Based off Charizard's appearance, with fixed proportions to render his appearance closer to his Ken Sugimori artwork than his model from Pokémon X and Y.|
|01||Based off the sprite for Charizard's Shiny coloration from the Generation III Pokémon titles.|
|02||Based off the colour scheme of Golbat, a Poison/Flying-type Pokémon from Generation I. Also very similar to his blue palette swap from Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U.|
|03||Based off the colour scheme of Dragonite, a Dragon/Flying-type Pokémon from Generation I.|
|04||Based off the colour scheme of Aerodactyl, a Rock/Flying-type Fossil Pokémon from Generation I.|
|05||Based off the colour scheme of Zygarde, a Dragon/Ground-type Legendary Pokémon from Generation VI.|
|06||Based off the colour scheme of Noivern, a Flying/Dragon-type Pokémon from Generation VI.|
|07||Based off the colour scheme of Garchomp, a Dragon/Ground-type Pokémon from Generation I.|
|08||Based off the sprite for Charizard's Shiny coloration from the Generation II Pokémon titles.|