Mega Charizard X

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Mega Charizard X
SSB4 - Mega Charizard X.jpg
User Charizard
Universe Pokémon
Article on Bulbapedia Mega Evolution
Evolve into Mega Charizard X. Breathe fire with B.
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Mega Charizard X (メガリザードンX, Mega Lizardon X), known officially as Mega Evolution (メガシンカ, Mega Evolution), is Charizard's Final Smash in Super Smash Bros. 4.

Overview[edit]

This move is similar to Super Dragon, in that it causes the newly transformed Charizard to constantly fly; Mega Charizard X will slowly move forward if no buttons are pressed.

Origin[edit]

Charizard Mega Evolving into Mega Charizard X in Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon.

Mega Evolution is a mechanic introduced in Pokémon X and Y. Only a relatively small amount of fully evolved Pokémon can Mega Evolve, and to do so they must hold a special Mega Stone unique to their species. A single Pokémon on a trainer's team can Mega Evolve once during each battle (or in Contest Spectaculars as of Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire). Mega Evolution dramatically boosts the Pokémon's stats (and sometimes decreases stats in favor of others) and changes the Pokémon's appearance, cry, and sometimes its ability or even its typing. Charizard can Mega Evolve by holding onto a Charizardite X or a Charizardite Y as its item. Charizard is one of two Pokémon (the other being Mewtwo) that have two Mega Evolution forms, the two forms being an "X" form and a "Y" form, with the particular Mega Stone only appearing in Pokémon X and Pokémon Y respectively.

Mega Charizard X specifically induces the most drastic color change of all Mega Evolutions, turning Charizard from orange to black with blue flames. It also changes type from Fire/Flying to Fire/Dragon, and its Attack, Defense and Special Attack stats are increased. Additionally, its Ability changes from Blaze or Solar Power to Tough Claws, which increases the power of all direct-contact attacks.

Fire Blast (だいもんじ, Daimonji) is a Fire-type special attack with a base power of 110 (120 in Generations prior to VI) and a base accuracy of 85% that's parallel to a few other moves (along with a 30% chance to burn a target). Charizard's evolution line is one of the select Fire-types that can only learn this through TM38 in all generations, while others may learn it naturally through leveling up. Its Japanese name is a term for an "uppercase/big letter", hence the kanji for 大 (dai/ō; lit. "big" or "great") is what the attack takes the shape of.

Meanwhile, Dragon Rush is a Dragon-type physical attack that debuted in Generation IV, and is also used as one of the custom move variations for Flare Blitz in Smash. This makes Charizard one of the few Smash characters that includes a custom move variation in its base moveset and from a Final Smash.

In Smash 4[edit]

Mega Charizard X has two attacks: a physical one where it uses Dragon Rush to spin in the direction the Circle Pad or Control Stick is tilted (which is set to the standard attack button), and a projectile, allowing Charizard to shoot Fire Blasts at opponents which traps them in a multi-hitting flame in the shape of the kanji, 大 ("big" in Japanese) (which is set to the special attack button). Dragon Rush deals 24% while Fire Blast deals 16% damage, and both can KO at around 110%.

Unlike Super Dragon, however, Charizard is not invincible for the duration, as it can still take damage (albeit only half of the normal damage sustained), which will cause it to change back to normal sooner. However, it has infinite super armor, thus rendering it impossible to launch Charizard or even make it flinch while it is Mega Evolved.

If it hasn't taken any damage, Mega Charizard X will last up to 12 seconds before returning to normal.

Trophy Descriptions[edit]

Mega Charizard X's Trophy in Super Smash Bros. for Wii U
Mega Evolution (Charizard)
North America In this powerful Final Smash, Charizard Mega Evolves into Mega Charizard X and takes to the air. In this form, it charges violently in any direction or shoot horizontal blasts of fire that launch foes. Mega Charizard X isn't invulnerable, though-in fact, taking damage will actually reduce the time you can stay transformed.
Europe For this powerful Final Smash, Charizard Mega Evolves into Mega Charizard X and takes to the air. In this form, it can charge violently in any direction and shoot horizontal blasts of fire that launch foes. Mega Charizard X isn't invulnerable, though - taking attacks will reduce the length of time it stays transformed.

In Ultimate[edit]

While Mega Charizard X does not make a playable return in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, as Charizard now instead participates in the Pokémon Trainer's Triple Finish again, it does reappear as a spirit.

Spirit[edit]

No. Image Name Type Class Slot Ability Series
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Mega Charizard X Spirit.png
Mega Charizard X
Attack
★★★ 1 Fire Attack ↑ Pokémon Series

Gallery[edit]

Trivia[edit]

  • Mega Charizard X is also unique in that it is one of the moves in Smash 4 that allows access to a Custom Special move variation by default outside of the standard customization means.
  • Charizard X is one of the few Final Smashes to be a Spirit.
  • Mega Evolution was last seen in Ultimate before their removal in Pokémon Sword and Shield.



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