Since Pokemon first was created, Charizard
has been one of the most popular and desired Pokemon in existence. It seems that with every New Pokemon
Game, players both new and old want to capture it during their journey and use it as a member of their Party on their way to becoming the Champion of a Region. In Pokemon Sword & Shield
, players can once again find and catch Charizard during the Main Story.
However, it's not as easy as finding it or one of its Pre-Evolutions (Charmander/Charmeleon) in the Wild like previous games. Instead, players will have to look to Max Raid Battles (in the Lake of Outrage Wild Area) in order find either Charmander, Charmeleon or Charizard.
Charmander can be found as the Raid Boss for 2-Star Max Raid Battles in various Wild Areas
, while Charmeleon can be found as the Raid Boss for 3-Star Max Raid Battles. Should a player capture either of these two Pokemon from a Max Raid Battle
, they can then raise it to eventually obtain Charizard at Level 36. Furthermore, players can also capture Charizard directly from a 5-Star Max Raid Battle.
In addition to finding the Charizard
Evolution Chain in the Lake Outrage Max Raid Battles
, players can also obtain Charmander as a Gift Pokemon after completing the Main Story.
Like the ones found in Max Raid Battles, this Charmander will be able to Gigantamax
when in battles that allow it once it has fully evolved into Charizard. This Charmander Gift Pokemon can be found in Leon
's room within their family house in Postwick.