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Charizard

October 6th, 2011

by Richard

CHARIZARD

OVERVIEW

Usually a popular choice, Charizard has an immense sp. att. and a pretty good movepool. He has access to about every good fire attack out there and some other cool moves so he has enough to make a few sets.

ABILITIES

Blaze: When HP is lower than 1/3, power of  all Fire type attacks is raised by 1.5. I like it because it gives Charizard a good boost considering his bad defense.

Solar Power: Much, much better. In sunshine, Charizard’s sp. att. is raised by 1.5. That makes his BASE sp.att. to 163.5. 163.5! That is sick. Plus fire type attacks work better in sunshine, so Overheat would be like diving into the center of the sun. I don’t care do the math. Yeah, this is a wall smasher.

BASE STATS

HP 78

Attack 84

Defense 78

Special Attack 109

Special Defense 85

Speed 100

SWEEPIZARD

  • Fire Blast, Overheat, Heat Wave
  • Sunny Day
  • Solarbeam
  • Earthquake, Focus Blast
  • Ability: Solar Power
  • Item: Leftovers

This is a set using Charizard’s best attacks. Fire Blast is a great fire type move. Overheat is better, but then you would be weaker in attacking due to losing 2 sp.att. Heat Wave has less power than Fire Blast, but more accuracy. Sunny Day raises the power of fire type attacks and makes Solarbeam attack faster. Solarbeam takes care of waters, rocks, and grounds. Earthquake takes care of other fires, but Focus Blast hits steel types hard.

PHYSICAL

  • Swords Dance
  • Earthquake
  • Flare Blitz
  • Brick Break, Return, Dragon Claw, Shadow Claw, Rock Slide, Dragon Tail
  • Ability: Blaze
  • Item: ?

Charizard has a lot of physical attacks, but lacks a good attack stat. Swords Dance boosts your attack, which you dreadfully need. Earthquake is an awesome move that Charizard has access to. Flare Blitz is your main move here. Other than that you have lots of options. Brick Break is a cool fighting type move. Return can be really strong. Dragon Claw… is another physical move. Shadow Claw can take out Psychics. Rock Slide is good against flying and fire types, but Earthquake already takes out fires. Dragon Tail can ruin your opponents strategies.

Hmm…

  •  Toxic, Will-o-Wisp
  • Protect
  • Fire Blast
  • Earthquake
  • Ability: Blaze
  • Item: Wide Lens, Zoom Lens

This  is a support set. I’m not sure if it will work, but go ahead and try it out. Toxic deals more damage every turn. Will-o-wisp is another option. Protect stalls for Toxic/Will-o-wisp damage. Fire Blast gets a boost of accuracy from the Wide Lens. Earthquake is awesome. Wide Lens raises your accuracy by 10%, whereas the Zoom Lens raises your accuracy by 20% if you attack second.

OTHER OPTIONS

Hone Claws boost attack and accuracy.

Flame Charge is a good move as it boosts speed.

Fire Spin is a good trapping move.

Inferno burns, but has horrible accuracy.

Air Slash is a special flying type move.

DOUBLE AND TRIPLE BATTLE OPTIONS

Charizard is immune to Earthquake, but gets hit hard by Rock Slide and Surf. He does have Earthquake himself, though, which is nice. He also gets Heat Wave. Flame Burst also hits multiple opponents. Fire Spin can trap. He can burn and poison which works well with Fire Spin. I’d say he’s pretty well off in doubles and triples, but watch out for Rock Slide and Surf.

FOLLOWUP

Charizard is an awesome Pokemon, but he doesn’t get very many special attacks, which is his forte. He has some competition, too, against Ninetales, Volcarona, and Reshiram. But his Dream World ability lets him rock the house. He truly is the king of Fire Type Pokemon.

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