Stage 2 Pokemon - Evolves from Charmeleon
Pokemon Power: Energy Burn As often as you like during your turn (before you attack), you may turn all Energy attached to Charizard into fire Energy for the rest of the turn. This power can't be used if Charizard is Asleep, Confused, or Paralyzed.
Fire Spin Discard 2 Energy cards attached to Charizard in order to use this attack. 100
Resistance: Fighting -30
Retreat Cost: 3 colorless energies
If you really want to win bad, then this card is the best and probably the fastest way to do that. It has high damage (100) at a low cost (2 fire energies). Not alot of Pokemon can stand 100HP of damage at once. The best thing is you can always add more energies of any kind your next turn!
Strategies and game play:
Once Charizard is in play, it is basically undefeatable as long as you have enough energies of any kind and super potions and potions. Charizard can be used as a shut-down card; all you have to do is make sure there is enough energies so Charizard can use its deadly attack Fire Spin.
Combos with other cards:
As long as Charizard is on the field, any other good strong Pokemon make a good combo with Charizard. For example, Venusaur is great with Charizard. Together, Charizard and the other Pokemon can be a beat-down team!
Ways to counteract it:
Well, various Pokemon can counteract the attacks of Charizard. Many Pokemon have the ability to Paralyze, Confuse, or make their opponents go to sleep. That may be an advantage if you have a Pokemon that can do some good high damage in one move. Once Charizard is Paralyzed, Asleep or Confused, it will not be able to change the energy so if there is no more energy attached to Charizard, it can't use the deadly attack, Fire Spin. The objective of putting Charizard to sleep, confusing it or paralyzing it is simple; attack it as much as you can so you can knock it out.
Charizard has great advantages if you really know how to use it. One of the greatest advantages is Pokemon Power: Energy Burn "As often as you like during your turn (before you attck), you may turn all Energy attached to Charizard into fire Energy for the rest of the turn. This power can't be used if Charizard is Asleep, Confused, or Paralyzed." If you have quite a few extra energies in your hand, well hey, don't waste them, attach them to Charizard, turn them all into fire Energies your next turn and heck, you can easily finish your opponent with a Fire Spin. If you want an easy way to win, well here it is, keep repeating the steps and you will be on your way to victory.
Like all other Pokemon, Charizard can too be put to sleep, be confused or paralyzed. When this happens, Charizard will not be able to use its Pokemon Power and might not even get to use the Fire Spin attack because you can pay for it. Also, water is Charizard's Weakness so make sure you get the potions ready trainers!
Charizard comes in 4 different languages, as far as I'm concerned, and they are usually foils (holos), if not, rares, and are available in the following sets: Base Set, Japanese Basic, Base Set 2, and Legendary (also available in reverse holo for Legendary collection). Other Charizards are available in pretty much all the other sets but I'm warning you guys, it has different effects and I am only writing a review on this particular Charizard (Base Set 4/102) because personally, I think it's the best one.
Artwork and aesthetics:
The picture of Charizard isn't bad at all, in fact, the orange foil part reflects really well how hot and intense the heat can get when Charizard blows fire. The size of Charizard in the picture really shows it strengths and wonderful powers and it gives the owner a powerful feeling inside his/her body.
Overall rating: 8.5/10