- For fighter info, see Charizard (SSBB).
Official artwork of Charizard from Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen Versions.
|Debut||Pokémon Red & Green Versions (1996)|
|Smash Bros. appearances||Brawl|
|Most recent appearance||Pokémon TV (2013)|
|Console of origin||Game Boy|
|Article on Bulbapedia||Charizard (Pokémon)|
Charizard, also known as Lizardon (リザードン, Rizādon), is a fictional creature from the Pokémon series. It can be released from a Poké Ball in Super Smash Bros. and Super Smash Bros. Melee. It also appears as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. Brawl via Pokémon Trainer along with Squirtle and Ivysaur.
Charizard is notable in that it is the first (and currently only) new playable character in the series to have made its debut as a significant in-game character prior to Brawl. While several of the newcomers, including Squirtle, appeared in Melee as trophies, Charizard is the only one that can lay claim to having played an important role in the previous games as a Pokémon that can be released from a Poké Ball.
 Creature description
Charizard is an Fire/Flying-type Pokémon resembling a European dragon. In the original Pokémon game Pokémon (Red, Green, the GBA remake, LeafGreen, FireRed), Charmander (which evolves into Charmeleon, which ultimately evolves into Charizard), is one of three choosable starter Pokémon (it is unavailable as a starter in the Yellow version, but is obtained during normal gameplay).
As Pokédex entries throughout every Pokémon RPG describe, Charizard breathes out fire that reaches incredible temperatures, hot enough to melt boulders and quickly melt glaciers weighing 10,000 tons, and it is said the temperature increases as it experiences harsh battles. When expelling a blast of super hot fire, its tail flame burns more intensely, and if it becomes furious, its tail flame flares up in a whitish-blue color. It is known to cause forest fires unintentionally. However, it never turns its fiery breath on any opponent weaker than itself unless ordered to do so. It flies about in search of powerful opponents, with its wings carrying it close to an altitude of 4,600 feet.
 In Super Smash Bros.
Charizard as a Pokémon release from a Poké Ball in Melee.
|Rarity||Common (SSB, SSBM)|
 As a Poké Ball Pokémon
Charizard makes its first appearance in the Super Smash Bros. series as one of the thirteen Poké Ball Pokémon that appear in the original game. When summoned, it uses its trademark Flamethrower attack, rotating its head to the left and right, breathing fire upon any nearby opponents of the player who summoned it, until it disappears. Any character, excluding the summoner, will take damage from the stream of flames, as well as from making contact with Charizard itself. The attack can be reflected by Fox's Reflector.
 In Super Smash Bros. Melee
 As a Poké Ball Pokémon
Charizard reprises its role in the sequel, Super Smash Bros. Melee, again utilizing Flamethrower as its attack. Aside from a graphical update, the Charizard in Melee is identical to the one in the first game.
 As a Collectible Trophy
Charizard also appears as a trophy in this game, unlocked as one of the 100+ trophies that can be collected randomly during normal play, such as in the Trophy Lottery and throughout the various Single-player Regular Matches. It reads as follows:
It's hard to believe, but this massive Flame Pokémon evolves from the tiny Charmander. Not only can it fly at heights of over 4,500 feet, but its flaming breath is hot enough to reduce almost anything to ashes in seconds. The flames at the end of a Charizard's tail are said to be a fairly accurate barometer of its power.
- Pokémon Red & Blue, 9/98 (GB)
 In Super Smash Bros. Brawl
 As a playable character
- Main article: Charizard (SSBB).
Super Smash Bros. Brawl marks the third appearance of Charizard in the series, its first as a playable character. As one of the three Pokémon used through Pokémon Trainer (the other two being Squirtle and Ivysaur), Charizard retains its Flamethrower move, delegated as its neutral special move. It functions in a manner similar to Bowser when he is using his Fire Breath attack.
 Trophy Info
A Flame Pokémon. Its fiery breath is hot enough to burn up rocks, and its wings let it fly up to 4,600 feet into the air. It's a proud Pokémon that will never use its flame breath on an opponent weaker than itself. The flame on its tail is a barometer of how much vitality it has remaining. Its signature move, Flamethrower, is a reliable technique.
- Pokémon Red/Blue (GB)
- Pokémon FireRed/LeafGreen (GBA)
- Charizard is currently the heaviest playable Pokémon in the Super Smash Bros. series. Many Pokémon that appeared in Super Smash Bros. are either middleweight (such as Lucario) or lightweight (such as Pikachu).
Characters in the Super Smash Bros. series
|Super Smash Bros.||Mario · Donkey Kong · Link · Samus · Yoshi · Kirby · Fox · Pikachu · Luigi · Captain Falcon · Ness · Jigglypuff|
|New in Melee||Bowser · Peach · Zelda · Sheik · Ice Climbers · Mewtwo · Marth · Mr. Game & Watch · Dr. Mario · Ganondorf · Falco · Young Link · Pichu · Roy|
|New in Brawl||Diddy Kong · Ike · King Dedede · Lucario · Lucas · Meta Knight · Olimar · Pit · Pokémon Trainer (Ivysaur · Squirtle · Charizard) · R.O.B. · Snake · Sonic · Toon Link · Wario · Wolf · Zero Suit Samus|
|New in SSB4||Mega Man · Villager · Wii Fit Trainer|
Poké Ball Pokémon in the Super Smash Bros. Series
|SSB||Beedrill · Blastoise · Chansey · Charizard · Clefairy · Goldeen · Hitmonlee · Koffing · Meowth · Mew · Onix · Snorlax · Starmie|
|SSBM||Articuno · Bellossom · Blastoise · Celebi · Chansey · Charizard · Chikorita · Clefairy · Cyndaquil · (Ditto) · Electrode · Entei · Goldeen · Ho-Oh · Lugia · Marill · Mew · Moltres · Porygon2 · Raikou · Scizor · Snorlax · Staryu · Suicune · Togepi · Unown · Venusaur · Weezing · Wobbuffet · Zapdos|
|SSBB||Bellossom · Bonsly · Celebi · Chikorita · Deoxys · Electrode · Entei · Gardevoir · Goldeen · Groudon · Gulpin · Ho-Oh · Jirachi · Kyogre · Latias and Latios · Lugia · Manaphy · Metagross · Mew · Meowth · Moltres · Munchlax · Piplup · Snorlax · Staryu · Suicune · Togepi · Torchic · Weavile · Wobbuffet|
Non-Playable Pokémon in Super Smash Bros. (N64)
|Poké Ball||Beedrill · Blastoise · Chansey · Charizard · Clefairy · Goldeen · Hitmonlee · Koffing · Meowth · Mew · Onix · Snorlax · Starmie|
|Stage Hazard||Chansey · Charmander · Electrode · Porygon · Venusaur|
|Background||Butterfree · Fearow · Moltres · Pidgey|
Non-Playable Pokémon in Super Smash Bros. Melee
|Poké Ball||Articuno · Bellossom · Blastoise · Celebi · Chansey · Charizard · Chikorita · Clefairy · Cyndaquil · (Ditto) · Electrode · Entei · Goldeen · Ho-Oh · Lugia · Marill · Mew · Moltres · Porygon2 · Raikou · Scizor · Snorlax · Staryu · Suicune · Togepi · Unown · Venusaur · Weezing · Wobbuffet · Zapdos|
|Poké Floats||Chansey · Chikorita · Geodude · Goldeen · Lickitung · Onix · Porygon · Psyduck · Seel · Slowpoke · Snorlax · Sudowoodo · Squirtle · Unown · Venusaur · Weezing · Wobbuffet · Wooper|
|Trophy only||Bulbasaur · Cleffa · Crobat · Ditto · Eevee · Heracross · Igglybuff · Meowth · Poliwhirl · Steelix · Totodile|
|Characters||Pikachu (SSB · SSBM · SSBB · SSB4) · Jigglypuff (SSB · SSBM · SSBB) · Pichu (SSBM) · Mewtwo (SSBM) · Pokémon Trainer (SSBB) / Charizard (SSBB) / Ivysaur (SSBB) / Squirtle (SSBB) · Lucario (SSBB)|
|Side characters||Bosses: Rayquaza|
|Stages||SSB: Saffron City|
SSBM: Pokémon Stadium · Poké Floats
SSBB: Pokémon Stadium 2 · Spear Pillar · Melee Stages: Pokémon Stadium
|Trophies & Stickers||Trophies in Melee · Trophies in Brawl · Stickers in Brawl|
|Music||Music in Brawl|