Charizard (SSBV)CharizardHeadSSBV.png
Universe Pokemon
Other Super Smash Bros. Appearances SSBB/SSB4
Availability Starter
Final Smash Mega Charizard X

Charizard (リザードン, Lizardon) returns as a playable character in Super Smash Bros. V. It was confirmed on November 7, 2018 after the direct for the “3rd 7th gen Pokemon Game, Pokemon Mid”, along with Lucario, Greninja, Weavile, and Genesect.

Charizard is confirmed to have no alternate costume.

Charizard is once again voiced by Shinichiro Miki.

Changes from Smash 4


  • Like every other veteran, Charizard now appears much more vibrant and his appearance is more based off its appearance in its games with a small realistic touch.


  • Charizard is faster in the air

  • Charizard now has 4 strong “jumps”.

Ground Attacks

  • Tilt attacks except down tilt have decreased damage but come out faster. Down tilt is 1% stronger and it KOs at higher percents.

Aerial Attacks

  • No changes.

Grabs and Throws

  • No changes

Special Moves

  • Default Side Special changed to Heat Wave. Flare Blitz is an alternate.

Special Moves

Name Damage Description
Neutral Special Flamethrower 2% (clean), 1% (late) Charizard spits repeated flames that gradually weaken if the attack is held, similar to Bowser's Fire Breath.
Alternate 1 Fire Fang 2% (flames), 8% (finish) A short-range fire-breathing attack that hits quickly. Releasing the button finishes the move with a small explosion.
Alternate 2 Flame Burst 9% (clean), 7% (late) Similar to Bowser’s Fire Shot but moves faster, smaller and doesn’t have as much start up lag.
Side Special Heat Wave 15%/4% (hit 1/tip), 13%/3% (hit 2/tip), 11%/2% (hit 3/tip), 9%/1% (hit 4/tip) Charizard shoots a flurry of flames with its wings. Deals 25% if all hits connect. Slow start-up, but has a strong horizontal knockback than can easily gimp characters' recoveries. Propels Charizard a bit backwards when used in midair.
Alternate 1 Flare Blitz 4% (collision), 15% (explosion) Charizard does a very powerful dashing tackle that causes recoil damage at the beginning of the move and again on contact. Has heavy armor (14%)
Alternate 2 Dragon Rush 1.2% (per hit) Charizard is now surrounded in a purple aura while performing Dragon Rush. Does multiple hits with less power overall, but Charizard takes no recoil damage and will not stop moving if it hits an opponent.
Up Special Fly 5% (hit 1), 2% (loop hits), 4% (last hit) Charizard rises upward while performing a corkscrew. The final hit has great knockback. Has super armor.
Alternate 1 Fire Spin 8% (hit 1), 3% (loop hits), 4% (last hit) A more powerful version of Fly in which Charizard is surrounded in fire. Has less range, however.
Alternate 2 Wing Attack 8% Sacrifices multi-hits and damage for diagonal movement. Charizard cuts upwards with one wing doing damage. Has slightly more range than Fly.
Down Special Rock Smash 14% (headbutt), 3% (fragments) Charizard pulls out a giant rock and headbutts it, breaking it into pieces. Has super armor.
Alternate 1 Overheat 4% (clean), 2% (late) Works similar to Flamethrower but Charizard exerts a burning flame in all directions. Noticeable lag but slightly stronger than Flamethrower.
Alternate 2 Dragon Dance 1.4x (9% min) A counter. Charizard hops twice then counter attacks
Final Smash Mega Charizard X 2% (charge loop), 10% (charge last), 5% (blast collision), 1% (blast loop), 5% (blast last) charizard transforms into its powerful Mega Evolution from Pokémon X. Similar to Super Dragon, Charizard consistently hovers around the stage. It has two attacks: a physical one where it spins in any given direction, and a projectile, allowing Charizard to shoot Fire Blasts at opponents.

Animations and Misc.



SIDE - Stomps and growls, and also flaps its wings once.

UP - Stomps and roars to the sky, while flapping its wings. DOWN - Stomps violently.

Character Selection Screen Animation

Looks up and roars

On Screen Appearance

Charizard is released from a Poké Ball, then stomps.

Victory Animations

  • Roars and does a pose.

  • Stomps forward, roars upwards with flames coming out of its mouth, then poses.

  • Uses Flare Blitz into the ground, then poses.

Losing Animation

Charizard is seen clapping with its mouth open.

Crowd Cheer


Victory Fanfare

A remix of the music that would be play at the start of Pokémon Red, Blue and Green Versions. Would go on to become the Pokemon Main Theme. This is shared with Pikachu.

Fighting Stance

Retains its fighting stance from SSB4.

Idle Poses

  • Leans back and stomps the ground

  • Spits fire onto the ground


Retains  its walking animation from SSB4.


Retains its dashing animation from SSB4.


To be added.

Palette Swaps and Alternate Colors

  1. Orange: Default color
  2. Red: Based on the color of Charmeleon.
  3. Yellow: Based on the shiny color of Charmander and Charmeleon.
  4. Pink
  5. Green
  6. Blue: Based on the colors of Zubat and Golbat.
  7. White: Based on its alternate color in Pokken Tournament.
  8. Purple: Based on its shiny color in Generation II.
  9. Gray: Based on the colors of Aerodactyl.
  10. Black: Based on its shiny color from Generation III onward.
  11. Cyan: Based on the color of Swablu and Altaria.
  12. Teal: Based on the shiny color of Mega Charizard X.


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