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General Information
Pokémon Charmander (formerly)
Charmeleon (formerly)
Trainer Damian (formerly)
Ash Ketchum
Gender Male
Current Status Residing at Professor Oak's lab
Other Information
Where Obtained Route 24, Kanto
Poké Ball Poké Ball
First Appearance Charmander – The Stray Pokémon
When Evolved March of the Exeggutor Squad
Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon
Voice Actor Michael Haigney (as Charmander)
Eric Stuart (as Charmeleon)
Shin'ichirō Miki (as Charizard)
Tom Wayland (flashbacks)

Charizard is a Charizard (former Charmander and Charmeleon) owned by Ash Ketchum, formerly Damian.


Charizard as a Charmander

The emotional turmoil of being abandoned by Damian defined Charizard when he was a Charmander. Despite the scorn he received from Damian, he remained loyal to him, convinced that it had a good relationship. Even when made to sit through a rain storm in hunger and fatigue and Ash and Brock have shown true kindness towards it, loyalty never wavered and Charmander almost lost its life doing so. Only a violent confrontation revealed to it the unhealthy nature of and its relationship with Damian.

Charizard as a Charmeleon

When Charmander evolved into Charmeleon, Charmeleon grew distant from Ash, scorning all of its former friends and seeking power alone. Charmeleon had grown to become obsessed with power and reputation while ignoring the value of friendship, loyalty and kindness. Charmeleon's battle with Aerodactyl was purely based on a bruised ego, just as Charizard's later battles with Blaine's Magmar, Zippo and Charizardtwo were. Despite this, however, it did, to an extremely small extent, retain some respect and loyalty to Ash, made especially apparent when Ash was petrified trying to stop Mew and Mewtwo's battle, where it was seen crying, but cheered when Ash was restored.

Once Ash made the selfless act to save Charizard from freezing, Charizard finally regained full loyalty to Ash. Its ability to work as part of a team was still hampered, but when working together with Pikachu to defeat Luana, it finally managed to overcome that difficulty.

However, Charizard maintained using Flamethrower as a sign of affection for Ash and while Charizard was loyal, its love of power and reputation remained. This was shown significantly in its departing episode, where it brashly challenged each of the Charizard at the Charicific Valley even though it was defeated every time.

During his training in the Charicific Valley, Charizard has significantly matured, despite retaining its fiery nature and fierce battling spirit. This was shown in A Pokémon of a Different Color, where he attempted to act as a peacemaker between Claire's Dragonite and Iris's Dragonite, despite failing.

Moves Used[]

Move First Use
Flamethrower Charmander – The Stray Pokémon
Leer The Tower of Terror
Rage Primeape Goes Bananas
Skull Bash Pokémon Scent-sation!
Ember The Ninja Poké-Showdown
Fire Spin The Ninja Poké-Showdown
Submission Volcanic Panic
Seismic Toss Volcanic Panic
Dragon Rage Charizard Chills
Take Down Charizard Chills
Tackle Pokémon Double Trouble
Dragon Breath The Symbol Life
Overheat The Symbol Life
Steel Wing Gathering the Gang of Four!
Wing Attack The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!
Slash The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!
Dragon Tail The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!

Mentioned Only Moves[]

Move First Mention
Mega Punch Charizard Chills
Fly Fighting Flyer with Fire

Improvised Moves[]

Move First Use
Flaming Seismic Toss Better Eight Than Never
Ash's Pokémon
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