Unlike its pre-evolutions, it has wings that can allow it to fly. Charizard is a very dragon-like Pokémon. Like its previousforms, it is bipedal and has a long tail with a fire burning at the tip. It has extremely sharp claws at the end of three, distinct digits, a long neck, and two horns protruding from the back of its head. The front of its two wings is teal, while the back is orange like the most of its body. Although hardly visible, Charizard's iris is light blue in color. Its belly and the undersides of its feet are cream-colored.
As its pre-evolutions could, it can use a variety of Fire-type moves. Being the last evolution of a Fire-typestarter Pokémon, Charizard has the ability to learn Blast Burn. Its fire is incredibly hot, and described to be hot enough to melt boulders. Because of the wings it has grown upon evolution, Charizard can fly and can use many Flying-type abilities, and its wings are able to carry it close to an altitude of 4,600 feet.
Generally, a Charizard will be competitive. It loves to battle, and spends a great amount of time training or looking for opponents. Its competitive spirit is also noteworthy, since it will never spit flames at a weaker foe unless provoked or commanded. When it gets very angered, the flames on its tail become a bluish-white color. It spits fire that is hot enough to melt boulders. It is known to have unintentionally caused massive forest fires with its flames. The more experienced a Charizard, the more intense its tail flame and breath are.
Charizard are mercifully rare in the wild; however, a valley is located somewhere in Johto wherein many Charizard reside. Charizard also inhabit craggy mountains and active volcanoes. One is also most likely able to find them in Kanto.
Its fierce appearance and disposition may suggest that it is mostly carnivorous, but like most Pokémon, it can subsist on the typical omnivorous diet most Pokémon share.
This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.