CHARIZARD is today’s Pokemon for our competitive history series! Join False Swipe Gaming in this not so brief overview of Charizard in competitive Pokemon!



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0:00 – Intro
2:25 – RBY/Gen 1
4:35 – GSC/Gen 2
7:25 – ADV/Gen 3
12:28 – DPP/Gen 4
15:22 – BW/Gen 5
17:35 – XY/Gen 6
23:31 – Gen 6 VGC – VGC 2014
32:54 – Gen 6 VGC – VGC 2015
39:21 – SM/Gen 7
42:54 – Gen 7 VGC
48:32 – SS/Gen 8
52:31 – Gen 8 VGC – VGC 2020
59:37 – Gen 8 VGC – VGC 2021
1:03:54 – Outro

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VFX Intro By
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Notice I said POPULAR formats, meaning a format where there is a significant amount of people who compete in it for tournaments and so on and so forth.

For the record, I do not care what rules or formats people play their battles by nor am I saying these formats are the only formats that should be played. The way you play Pokemon is between you and your opponent. I just like examining popular tournament formats.

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    11 replies to "How GOOD was Charizard ACTUALLY? – History of Charizard in Competitive Pokemon"

    • The Natto Meister

      I’m waiting for the remake of Venusaur’s video. ;;

    • I Live To Fight

      charizard aka my cinccino's favorite morning snack

    • Antwan Brown

      I loved using mega charizard y over x cause it got me through so many battles during the battle tower and online battles plus it having the drought ability increased with it's insane special attack stat made it so good.

    • PleasecallmeDavid Djs

      So Charizard got better and generation 8 because of the new move pool it received right?

    • Ibuki (forever single)

      MegaZard X. King of sweeps.

    • King of Derp Kv 2
    • Tan Hong

      55:34 even STAB rock slide?(I'm assuming it's pre dynamax)

    • Vinícius Lima

      Up for other Kanto Starters remake!

    • DarkWasTaken

      Haha yeah, i really hope Charizard Doesn't get more attention

    • TopazLynx22

      Watches video
      Welp, if only this actually mattered to me.
      The only real reason I'd ever play a game with Charizard as my starter was for to be the Hard mode.
      After all, playing competitive is not exactly fun ever since, well, ever.

    • Mike16 Apha1

      that's my boi

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