Competitive Information for Charizard [Ruby/Sapphire]

Competitive Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire Movesets and Strategies for Charizard charizard
Base Stats for Charizard

Fire / Flying

Abilities:
BlazeBlaze: At 1/3 or less of its max HP, this Pokemon's Fire-type attacks have 1.5x power.


Evolutions / Family:
Charmander
Charmeleon
Charizard

Weakness Chart for Fire/Flying-type:
Bug
Dark
Dragon
Electric
Fighting
Fire
Flying
Ghost
Grass
0.25x
  
  
2x
0.5x
0.5x
  
  
0.25x
Ground
Ice
Normal
Poison
Psychic
Rock
Steel
Water
0x
  
  
  
  
4x
0.5x
2x
  
¼x
½x
2x
4x


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Movesets for Singles


What is a good competitive moveset for Charizard? These builds have been optimized for Pokemon competing in Ruby/Sapphire 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 Ruby/Sapphire generation metagame.


Common team mates for Charizard in Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire:

SwampertBreloomBlisseySnorlaxForretressJirachiRaikouRegiceJynxGardevoir


Charizard is an astounding Fire and Flying-typed Pokemon. It's pretty common to see Charizard show up as a Ruby/Sapphire opponent. Charizard is weak to Electric, Rock, and Water-typed attacks.


Species: Charizard
Item: Leftovers / Petaya Berry
Ability: Blaze
Nature: Hasty (+Spe, -Def)
EVs: 4 Atk / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Focus Punch
- Fire Blast
- Dragon Claw
- Substitute / Belly Drum

Special Sweeper Charizard (Analytic)

Charizard is an astounding Special Sweeper. It is primarily designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Remember prior to Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Charizard last longer regaining it's HP every turn. With Blaze, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Charizard's fire-type attacks have 1.5x power.

Focus Punch is a physical 150-base power Fighting-type move (fails if your Charizard takes damage before it hits).
Fire Blast is a special STAB-boosted 120-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Dragon Claw is a special 80-base power Dragon-type move that deals a good amount of damage.
Substitute is a status move (Charizard takes 1/4 its max hp to put in a substitute).
Belly Drum is a status move (Charizard loses 50% max hp; This also maximizes Charizard's attack stat).




Species: Charizard
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Blaze
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Overheat / Flamethrower
- Outrage / Dragon Claw
- Bite / Beat Up
- Defense Curl

Special Sweeper Charizard (Blaze)

Charizard is a decent Special Sweeper. The purpose of this moveset is to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. Previously before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. With Blaze, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Charizard's fire-type attacks have 1.5x power.

Overheat is a special STAB-boosted 140-base power Fire-type move (lowers your Charizard's special attack by 2 stages).
Flamethrower is a special STAB-boosted 95-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).
Outrage is a special 90-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Charizard afterwards).
Dragon Claw is a special 80-base power Dragon-type move that deals a considerable amount of damage.
Bite is a special 60-base power Dark-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Beat Up is a special 10-base power Dark-type move (all healthy allies aid in damaging the target).
Defense Curl is a status move (raises your Charizard's defense by 1 stage).




Species: Charizard
Item: Leftovers
Ability: Blaze
Nature: Jolly (+Spe, -SpA)
EVs: 252 Atk / 4 Def / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Belly Drum
- Substitute
- Earthquake
- Fire Punch

Charizard Physical Sweeper (Firey Drummer)

Charizard is popular Physical Sweeper. It's purpose is to take down the opponent's team with brute physical power. Leftovers are always a great recovery option to ensure Charizard last longer regaining it's life every turn. With Blaze, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Charizard's fire-type attacks have 1.5x power.

Belly Drum is a status move (Charizard loses 50% max hp; This also maximizes Charizard's attack stat).
Substitute is a status move (Charizard takes 1/4 its max hp to put in a substitute).
Earthquake is a physical 100-base power Ground-type move (hits adjacent pokemon. power doubles on dig).
Fire Punch is a special STAB-boosted 75-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the target).



Movesets for Doubles


What is a good doubles moveset for Charizard? These builds have been optimized for Ruby/Sapphire Double Battles. They have movesets and EVs specifically calibrated to generally work best versus multiple Pokemon at once as well as helping to support other team members and allys in the Ruby/Sapphire generation metagame.


Common team mates for Charizard in Pokemon Ruby/Sapphire:

SwampertBreloomBlisseySnorlaxForretressJirachiRaikouRegiceJynxGardevoir


Species: Charizard
Item: Life Orb
Ability: Blaze
Nature: Modest (+SpA, -Atk)
Nature: Timid (+Spe, -Atk)
EVs: 4 Hp / 252 SpA / 252 Spe
Moveset:
- Heat Wave / Overheat
- Outrage / Dragon Claw
- Bite / Beat Up
- Defense Curl

Doubles Special Sweeper Charizard (Blaze)

Charizard is pretty popular Special Sweeper. It is designed to take down the opponent's team with high-damaging special attacks. In the old days before Generation IV, a move's damage category was determined by its type. With Blaze, at 1/3 or less of its max hp Charizard's fire-type attacks have 1.5x power.

Heat Wave is a special STAB-boosted 100-base power Fire-type move (10% chance to burn the foes).
Overheat is a special STAB-boosted 140-base power Fire-type move (lowers your Charizard's special attack by 2 stages).
Outrage is a special 90-base power Dragon-type move (lasts 2-3 turns. confuses your Charizard afterwards).
Dragon Claw is a special 80-base power Dragon-type move that deals a considerable amount of damage.
Bite is a special 60-base power Dark-type move (30% chance to flinch the target).
Beat Up is a special 10-base power Dark-type move (all healthy allies aid in damaging the target).
Defense Curl is a status move (raises your Charizard's defense by 1 stage).



Movepool


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.


Cat
Type
Movename
Damage
Accuracy
PP
Effect
Beat Up
10
100%
10
All healthy allies aid in damaging the target.
Bite
60
100%
25
30% chance to flinch the target.
Blast Burn
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Dragon Claw
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Dragon Rage
--
100%
10
Deals 40 HP of damage to the target.
Ember
40
100%
25
10% chance to burn the target.
Fire Blast
120
85%
5
10% chance to burn the target.
Fire Punch
75
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Fire Spin
15
70%
15
Traps and damages the target for 2-5 turns.
Flamethrower
95
100%
15
10% chance to burn the target.
Heat Wave
100
90%
10
10% chance to burn the foe(s).
Outrage
90
100%
15
Lasts 2-3 turns. Confuses the user afterwards.
Overheat
140
90%
5
Lowers the user's Sp. Atk by 2.
Aerial Ace
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy.
Ancient Power
60
100%
5
10% chance to raise all stats by 1 (not acc/eva).
Body Slam
85
100%
15
30% chance to paralyze the target.
Brick Break
75
100%
15
Destroys screens, even if the target is immune.
Counter
--
100%
20
If hit by physical attack, returns double damage.
Cut
50
95%
30
No additional effect.
Dig
60
100%
10
Digs underground turn 1, strikes turn 2.
Double-Edge
120
100%
15
Has 1/3 recoil.
Dynamic Punch
100
50%
5
100% chance to confuse the target.
Earthquake
100
100%
10
Hits adjacent Pokemon. Power doubles on Dig.
Facade
70
100%
20
Power doubles if user is burn/poison/paralyzed.
Fly
70
95%
15
Flies up on first turn, then strikes the next turn.
Focus Punch
150
100%
20
Fails if the user takes damage before it hits.
Frustration
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at minimum Happiness.
Fury Cutter
10
95%
20
Power doubles with each hit, up to 160.
Hyper Beam
150
90%
5
User cannot move next turn.
Iron Tail
100
75%
15
30% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Mega Kick
120
75%
5
No additional effect.
Mega Punch
80
85%
20
No additional effect.
Metal Claw
50
95%
35
10% chance to raise the user's Attack by 1.
Mud-Slap
20
100%
10
100% chance to lower the target's accuracy by 1.
Rage
20
100%
20
Raises the user's Attack by 1 if hit during use.
Return
--
100%
20
Max 102 power at maximum Happiness.
Rock Slide
75
90%
10
30% chance to flinch the foe(s).
Rock Smash
20
100%
15
50% chance to lower the target's Defense by 1.
Scratch
40
100%
35
No additional effect.
Secret Power
70
100%
20
Effect varies with terrain. (30% paralysis chance)
Seismic Toss
--
100%
20
Does damage equal to the user's level.
Slash
70
100%
20
High critical hit ratio.
Snore
40
100%
15
User must be asleep. 30% chance to flinch target.
Steel Wing
70
90%
25
10% chance to raise the user's Defense by 1.
Strength
80
100%
15
No additional effect.
Swift
60
--
20
This move does not check accuracy. Hits foes.
Wing Attack
60
100%
35
No additional effect.
Attract
--
100%
15
A target of the opposite gender gets infatuated.
Belly Drum
--
--
10
User loses 50% max HP. Maximizes Attack.
Defense Curl
--
--
40
Raises the user's Defense by 1.
Double Team
--
--
15
Raises the user's evasiveness by 1.
Dragon Dance
--
--
20
Raises the user's Attack and Speed by 1.
Endure
--
--
10
User survives attacks this turn with at least 1 HP.
Growl
--
100%
40
Lowers the foe(s) Attack by 1.
Mimic
--
--
10
The last move the target used replaces this one.
Protect
--
--
10
Prevents moves from affecting the user this turn.
Rest
--
--
10
User sleeps 2 turns and restores HP and status.
Roar
--
100%
20
Forces the target to switch to a random ally.
Scary Face
--
90%
10
Lowers the target's Speed by 2.
Sleep Talk
--
--
10
User must be asleep. Uses another known move.
Smokescreen
--
100%
20
Lowers the target's accuracy by 1.
Substitute
--
--
10
User takes 1/4 its max HP to put in a substitute.
Sunny Day
--
--
5
For 5 turns, intense sunlight powers Fire moves.
Swagger
--
90%
15
Raises the target's Attack by 2 and confuses it.
Swords Dance
--
--
30
Raises the user's Attack by 2.
Toxic
--
85%
10
Badly poisons the target.

Combo List


These are a list of several common move combinations Charizard can perform in Ruby/Sapphire. 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 RS Move and Ability Combos for Charizard

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