Competitive Information for Charizard [Red/Blue]
Movesets for Singles
What is a good competitive moveset for Charizard? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Red/Blue Single Battles. The movesets and EVs have been specifically calibrated to deal the most amount of damage to the largest group of potentially common opponents and typing threats for the Red/Blue generation metagame.
Charizard is a notable Fire and Flying-typed Pokemon. It's pretty usual to find yourself dealing with Charizard when battling in the 1st generation meta. There were no known abilities or equippable items back in the Red/Blue Pokemon games. Charizard is weak to Electric, Ice, Rock, and Water-typed attacks.
- Hyper Beam / Double-Edge
- Earthquake / Dig
- Seismic Toss / Counter
Physical Sweeper Charizard (Retro)
Charizard is an outstanding Physical Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. In gen one, Charizard played quite differently. Remember before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Double-Edge is a physical 100-base power Normal-type move (has 1/4 recoil).
♦ Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move that deals a phenomenal amount of damage.
♦ Dig is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2).
♦ Seismic Toss is a physical 1-base power Fighting-type move (damage = Charizard's level. can hit ghost types).
♦ Counter is a physical 0-base power Fighting-type move (if hit by physical attack, returns double damage).
♦ Fly is a physical STAB-boosted 70-base power Flying-type move (flies up on first turn, then strikes the next turn).
- Flamethrower / Ember
- Dragon Rage
Special Sweeper Charizard (Retro)
Charizard is an interesting Special Sweeper. It attempts to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. The original meta-game back in the RBY days was ridiculous. Keep in mind back before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type.
♦ Ember is a special STAB-boosted 40-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
♦ Dragon Rage is a special 1-base power Dragon-type move (deals 40 hp of damage to the target).
♦ Toxic is a status move (badly poisons the target).
♦ Reflect is a status move (while active, your Charizard's defense is doubled).
Wondering what moves can Charizard learn? Here is the list of moves this Pokemon can learn in this selected generation.
Sort and organize the learnset by move type, category, accuracy, and power. Bolded moves will gain the same-type attack bonus (STAB) if this Pokemon uses them.
These are a list of several common move combinations Charizard can perform in Red/Blue. Not every combo going to be game-changing, but some can be pretty fun to play with. Sometimes these can be easily overlooked or forgotten, hence why we find and list them here. Discover what items, abilities, and moves this Pokemon can use in combination with each other to gain a strategic advantage in competitive battles.
Competitive RB Move and Ability Combos for Charizard
Optimize Charizard's EVs for Red/Blue
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