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The iconic Fire/Flying-type Pokémon. Charizard's scorching breath can melt anything in its path. It soars through the air, seeking only worthy foes to test itself against. In Smash Bros., Charizard unleashes the destructive Flare Blitz special move— a move so strong, it even injures the user!

Move Guide

Neutral Attack / Special Press the attack or special button only without using the Circle Pad.
Side Attack / Special Hold the circle pad to the left or right then press the attack / special buttons
Down Attack / Special Hold the circle pad down and press the attack / special buttons
Up Attack / Special Hold the circle pad up and press the attack / special buttons
Up/ Side / Down Smash Hold the circle pad to the corresponding direction and press the attack button at the same time. Smash attacks can be charged. It can be released prematurely or the character will release it after charging the move enough.
Dash Attack Tap left or right to dash then press the attack button.
Air Attacks Similar to basic attacks and specials, most characters perform different air attacks by using similar button and circle pad combinations.
Recovery This is the recommended move to get back to the edge of the stage ledge if ever you get blown off but not KO'd
Final Smash After successfully destroying a Smash Ball, press and hold the special button to unleash your character's Final Smash attack.

Basic Attacks

Neutral Attack

Using its claws, Charizard will perform a three-swipe attack that can knock an opponent at the last hit.

Side Attack

Charizard will swing its fiery tail to deal light fire damage to the opponent.

Up Attack

Charizard will flap its wings up, damaging any enemy above.

Down Attack

A low headbutt that can knock enemies at a good distance.

Dash Attacks

Rush kick!

Charizard will end its rush with a powerful kick.

Smash Attacks

Side Smash

Charizard charges up and swings its head toward the target, delivery considerable damage and sends enemies flying.

Up Smash

Charizard will use its wings wing to launch the enemies upward.

Down Smash

Charizard will perform a powerful ground stomp.

Special Attacks

Flamethrower (Neutral Special

Charizard will breath fire on the ground that can hit multiple targets continuously. However, the longer you use it, the shorter its range becomes. You need to give it a few more seconds before it fully recovers and achieve the same range again.

Flare Blitz (Side Special

Charizard will engulf itself to flames then use a powerful, side attack can cause a small explosion and send the target flying if it connects. The drawback for this powerful move is that Charizard will still take a little bit of damage whether the move connects to a target or not.

Fly (Up Special

Charizard launches itself up while spinning around. Charizard will have temporary invulnerability after using this attack.

Rock Smash (Down Special

Charizard will use its head to smash a large boulder. The fragments will damage any opponent caught within range. The closer the target, the higher the damage. Charizard can do this both on the ground or while airborne and he can't be flinched while performing this move.

Air Attacks

Mid-air, Neutral Attack

Charizard spins with its tail damaging anyone caught in it.

Mid-air, Front Attack
Mid-air, Back Attack

Charizard slashes with its claw up front or swings its tail to hit enemies at the back.

Mid-air, Down Attack

Charizard does a powerful one-legged stomp that can have a meteor effect.

Final Smash

Mega Evolution: Charizard X

Charizard transforms into Mega Charizard X. While in this form, Charizard can fly freely in any direction, use fireballs that deals considerable damage and trapping enemies hit by it in a fire column, giving you a chance to follow up with a powerful Up Special attack. Charizard can't be flinched while in this form as well.


Charizard has three jumps compared to the usual double jump capabilities of most characters. His Fly (Up Special) move is the only move to recover from a long drop off stage and his self-damaging Flare Blitz move seems to be the best option to recover horizontally.


Charizard has a good amount of powerful moves that can be potent in the hands of a skilled player. Charizard's ground attacks have good damage and knockback. It's back air attack has good range and its stomp can deal heavy damage and knock back enemies with a solid blow. Its Flamethrower attack has good range albeit dealing only a small amount of damage. However, this is good for distracting enemies and persuading them to attack you. Air-to-ground attacks can be countered by Charizard's excellent Fly skill with the benefit of having some kind of armor after using it. Charizard's main staple is its Flare Blitz. He gets damaged by 4% whether he hits an opponent or not but this is a fast, powerful move that can get you a KO if you managed to hit a severely damaged opponent.

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