Can Charizard Be Shiny In the Wild? (Can You Catch a Shiny Charizard in the Wild?)

As a huge Charizard fanatic, having its shiny variant has been my dream for many years. In one of the online Pokémon communities, some people argued that it is impossible to catch a Shiny Charizard in the wild.

Out of sheer determination, I set out to catch one. I failed multiple times before I could lay my eyes on my first Shiny Charmander that I evolved into a Shiny Charizard 😊.

If you would like to know more about catching a shiny Charizard in the wild, this article is for you.

Can You Catch a Shiny Charizard in the Wild?

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Yes, you can catch a shiny Charizard in the wild by first catching a Shiny Charmander and evolving it into a Shiny Charizard.

Alternatively, you can obtain one when you participate in either the Mega Charizard Y or Mega Charizard X raids.

Usually, you have a 1/500 chance of catching a Shiny Charmander in the wild. This means that for you to catch one, it will take you a few failed attempts 😐.

Once you secure a Shiny Charmander, the next step is to evolve it to a Shiny Charmeleon. You need 25 Charmander Candy, and you can obtain these by catching multiple Charmander, participating in certain in-game activities like raids, and completing special research tasks.

To further evolve into a Shiny Charizard, you need an additional 100 Charmander candies.

To increase your chances of catching a Shiny Charmander, be keen on sunny days since it is a fire-type Pokémon ☀. Also, you can expect them to show up once in a while during Raids.

Also, participate in research activities, as you may get one as a reward. To catch the Shiny Mega Charizard Y or Shiny Mega Charizard X, you need 200 mega energy.

However, these are superior and are obtained from evolving the Shiny Charizard.

How Rare Is a Shiny Charizard?

Is the chance of encountering a Shiny Charizard present in the wild?
Shiny Charizard. Image source: Pinterest

Encountering a Shiny Charizard is very rare. Many Pokémon players have spent years in search of this coveted Pokémon.

Laying your hands on a shiny Charizard is mostly attributed to luck and probability. You will likely never encounter a Shiny Charizard during raids or in the wild.

You have the best chances of catching a Shiny Charmander and evolving it into a Shiny Charizard.

Smart trainers keep playing over and over again to increase their chances of catching one. However, you may have a better chance of catching a Shiny Charmander during special in-game events, so you should be on the lookout for these.

The table below shows an approximate summary of the chances of encountering Shiny Pokémon.



Generally, all Shiny Pokémon

1/125 – 1/125

Shiny Charmander


Shiny Charmeleon


Shiny Charizard


How Rare Is a Wild Charizard in Pokémon?

Can you find and capture a Shiny Charizard in the wild?
Wild Charizard in Pokémon. Image source: Pinterest

The spawn rate for a Wild Charizard is 0.0031%, which makes it very rare to encounter one in Pokémon. If you are out hunting for one, ensure you have saved enough Pokeballs.

You want to be ready so as not to miss out on catching one. If you happen to spot a Charmander nest, hover around. You may be lucky to catch one 😇.

Feed them enough berries before trying to catch them with the Pokeballs.

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