Why Charizard is the Greatest Pokemon of All Time
by, 3rd September 2012 at 11:14 AM (972 Views)
Charizard looks fucking badass. Although Blastoise is my favorite Gen 1 starter, I do not deny that Charizard's design is a lot cooler. He's the easiest dragon-looking pokemon you can get in game, and when your Charmeleon evolves you just feel like a boss.
2. You need to be a real man to start with Charmander
As we all know, in Pokemon Red and Blue, the first two gyms are rock and water. This obvs makes Charmander's type ineffective for the first leg of the game. If you start with Charmander in a gen 1 game, it means you're the kind of person that does not fuck around and likes to kick ass first and ask questions later.
3. Wing area
Some of you might be familiar with the fact that Dragonite is my favorite pokemon of all time and always will be. While this is true, even I admit that Charizard's wing area puts Dragonite's to shame. Dragonite looks kind of like a fatass with humerously small wings, while Charizard actually looks like a well proportioned dragon.
4. Ash's Charizard
Now I'm not a big fan of the anime, but I did watch it when Ash had his Charizard, and I have to say it was awesome. He was so cool, he didn't even obey Ash. That really struck a chord for me because I too realized that Ash was a crappy trainer, and I felt like I could relate to Charizard because we agreed on something.
5. The original trading card
Anyone who was around when the first batch of TCG came out knows exactly why Charizard is so popular. It's because of the card. It's the card that everyone wanted: Shiny, cool looking, 120 HP, an attack that did 100. If you owned a Charizard card, then you were cool. You could trade it for whatever you want, but you're never going to. It also made us assume that Charizard is the most powerful pokemon there is, even if that may not necessarily hold true in game. I think this is something that newer gamers have lost sight of, and may be the root of much of the current Charizard hate.
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