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Why Charizard is the Greatest Pokemon of All Time

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1. Design

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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  1. Kagerou's Avatar
    I also love Charizard. <3
  2. Mißingnåen's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by cRussian
    I also love Charizard. <3
    Samesies. Charizard is so awesome I figured he deserved a blog.
  3. Oswin's Avatar
    o u
  4. Dragonfyre's Avatar
    Is there a fanclub or anything? Because I freakin' love Charizard.
    Updated 3rd September 2012 at 12:00 PM by Dragonfyre
  5. Mißingnåen's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by PkmnGreen
    o u
    What? No, Charizard isn't OU, but it's okay because no one actually takes the metagame into account when picking their favorite pokemon.
  6. Ebail's Avatar
    I dunno if I'd call Charizard the greatest, cause it is no Litwick (which we all know is the best Pokemon ever, due to its resemblance to a cupcake), but it is still pretty great.

    Litwick 4eva!
  7. Bubble Frog's Avatar
    Dragonite doesn't need wings proportioned to its body, because it's like the strongest Pokemon in Kanto and can fly with its little baby wings. Those cute horns, not to mention Dragonite can be badass when he wants to. Just take a look at Iris' :P

    Charizard is a badass though, he needs to return.
  8. Takaki's Avatar
    There are people that only play this game competitively or for use in speed runs. In which case Charizard sucks entirely. The other thread comes from that point of view so you are not really even disagreeing with it. Just telling us that it looks cool which most people will happily agree on. Sgme it's useless.
  9. Polkadot Jolteon's Avatar
    I wouldn't say "of all time", but Charizard is good. You've stacked up a lot of arguments here. Good job.
  10. Mißingnåen's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Takaki
    There are people that only play this game competitively or for use in speed runs. In which case Charizard sucks entirely. The other thread comes from that point of view so you are not really even disagreeing with it. Just telling us that it looks cool which most people will happily agree on. Sgme it's useless.
    What other thread?
  11. Bubble Frog's Avatar
    @Takaki; Charizard can be useful competitively with the sun shining and a speed/power boosting item. I know for a fact that a Fire Blast can eat away more than half of Blissey's health, that's an accomplishment in itself. Not to mention Solar Power is a blessing for it, just be wary of Stealth Rock :P
  12. Takaki's Avatar
    @TheMissingNo; The other blog which is the opposite of this.
    @Gotpika;It's niche is so small it is incredible. It is so close to being outclassed in every way by Victini.
  13. Mißingnåen's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by Takaki
    @TheMissingNo; The other blog which is the opposite of this.
    I'm not familiar with such a blog. I just randomly thought that Charizard was cool enough to deserve an appreciation blog.
  14. H-con's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by TheMissingno.
    I'm not familiar with such a blog. I just randomly thought that Charizard was cool enough to deserve an appreciation blog.

    Oh you.

    That said, my personal favorite Charizard set has Ember, Flamethrower, Blast Burn and Scratch for coverage reasons. Be a man, pick Charizard.
  15. PhilosophyPhlare's Avatar
    Charizard is better later on though
  16. Neosquid's Avatar
    Charizard is overrated. It's a nice design, but it's way too popular. :/
  17. Mißingnåen's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by H-con
    Oh you.

    That said, my personal favorite Charizard set has Ember, Flamethrower, Blast Burn and Scratch for coverage reasons. Be a man, pick Charizard.
    I go with the classic set: Flamethrower, Ember, Fire Blast and Fire Spin.

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