Best Charizard Moveset in Pokémon Go

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Charizard is regarded as one of the strongest Pokémon in the original lineup and is still considered as such today. Veteran Pokémon fans remember him in the anime as the first Pokémon Ash had a problem controlling because his power level was beyond Ash's trainer level. If this isn't a hint as to how strong it can be, there isn't much that would convince you. In this guide, we're going over the best moves and basic stats for this fire-breathing Pokémon.

Best Charizard Moveset in Pokémon Go

The best movesets for Charizard sometimes depend on the technique you use as a player and the Pokémon the opponent is using. However, in this guide, we will cover the top-ranking movesets based on their average stats for damage and success.

Before we list the movesets, we're going to cover a few basic stats about Charizard, so you can adequately prepare your playstyle and pick the appropriate movesets.

Basic Stats

  • Type(s): Fire, Flying
  • Heavy Weakness(es): Rock
  • Weakness(es): Electric, Water
  • Resistance(s): Fairy, Fighting, Fire, Ground, Steel
  • Strong Resistance(s): Bug, Grass
  • Boosted By: Sunny and Windy Weather
  • Max CP: 3266
  • Attack | Defense | Stamina: 223 | 173 | 186

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Best Movesets

The following two moves reflect the attacks that show up the most frequently on the top five movesets. While this generally means this is the best move of that type, it's not guaranteed.

  • #1 Fast Attack: Fire Spin
  • #1 Charge Attack: Blast Burn

The remaining movesets are the top 10 movesets for Charizard, ranked by DPS (damage per second).

  • #1
    • DPS: 16.67
    • Fast Attack: Fire Spin
    • Charge Attack: Blast Burn
  • #2
    • DPS: 16.09
    • Fast Attack: Air Slash
    • Charge Attack: Blast Burn
  • #3
    • DPS: 15.96
    • Fast Attack: Fire Spin
    • Charge Attack: Overheat
  • #4
    • DPS: 15.73
    • Fast Attack: Wing Attack
    • Charge Attack: Overheat
  • #5
    • DPS: 15.42
    • Fast Attack: Fire Spin
    • Charge Attack: Flamethrower
  • #6
    • DPS: 15.32
    • Fast Attack: Dragon Breath
    • Charge Attack: Blast Burn
  • #7
    • DPS: 15.08
    • Fast Attack: Wing Attack
    • Charge Attack: Blast Burn
  • #8
    • DPS: 14.79
    • Fast Attack: Fire Spin
    • Charge Attack: Fire Blast
  • #9
    • DPS: 14.57
    • Fast Attack: Ember
    • Charge Attack: Blast Burn
  • #10
    • DPS: 14.48
    • Fast Attack: Air Slash
    • Charge Attack: Overheat

Attack Types

Similar to Pokémon, attacks have a type (i.e., Fighting, Fairy, Psychic, etc.). In the list below, we list the attack type of every attack mentioned in the movesets for Charizard above. Use this list to determine the best moves against the Pokémon your Charizard is fighting.

  • Fire-type Attacks
    • Charizard's Moves
      • Fire Spin
      • Blast Burn
      • Overheat
      • Flamethrower
      • Ember
      • Fire Blast
    • Super Effective Against: Bug, Grass, Ice, Steel
    • Not Very Effective Against: Dragon, Fire, Rock, Water
  • Dragon-type Attacks
    • Charizard's Moves
      • Dragon Breath
    • Super Effective Against: Dragon
    • Not Very Effective Against: Fairy, Steel
  • Flying-type Attacks
    • Charizard's Moves
      • Air Slash
      • Wing Attack
    • Super Effective Against: Bug, Fighting, Grass
    • Not Very Effective Against: Electric, Rock, Steel

With these lists, you'll know when to use Charizard and how to use him most effectively. Good luck battling!

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