🤗I’m a big fan of online communities that exchange ideas about Pokémon. I like to read people’s experiences and compare them to mine. I recently came across a player who said that his Charizard got its ass whopped through a ground-type move.
Since fire-flying types are immune to ground attacks, this was unusual. That’s why I decided to do some research to find out how often this happens.
Keep reading to find out if ground moves can hit Charizard.
Is Charizard a ground type?
No, Charizard is not a ground type. It is a fire-flying type that can easily defeat ground-type moves. However, some early evolutions of Charmeleon and Charmander (the less evolved versions of Charizard) are ground-bound.
That means that they are just fire types without the ability to fly👎. Still, Charmander and Charmeleon cannot be described as ground-type Pokémon.
After level 36 in Gen 1, Charmander finally evolves into Charizard. That’s when it gains the ability to fly and a bunch of other cool abilities.
A significant number of Pokémon fans have been pushing the narrative that Charizard is a dragon-type Pokémon.
Unfortunately for them, Charizard only resembles a dragon in appearance and not in typing where it matters most. Pokémon developers have, however, tried to include the dragon element in the Mega Evolution of Charizard.
You can choose to evolve your Charizard into a Mega Charizard X, which is a fire-dragon type. The other mega evolution is Mega Charizard Y, which is another fire-flying type.
Can ground moves hit Charizard?
It depends on which version of Charizard you’re talking about. Generally, flying types are immune to ground moves.
As mentioned earlier, Charmander and Charmeleon are ground-bound versions of Charizard. That makes them vulnerable to ground moves because they cannot fly away to escape or fight back.
As we will discuss later, Mega Charizard X is another version of Charizard that can be taken out by ground moves.
As a fire-flying type, Charizard is immune to ground attacks such as earthquakes. According to experienced players, there are extenuating circumstances when ground moves can affect your Charizard🤦.
For instance, if your opponent uses a previous turn and the SmackDown move on your Charizard, it could be affected by earthquakes. One of the Pokémon that can accomplish this is the Krookodile.
This Pokémon also excels against bug, grass, fire, steel, fairy and fire moves. Note that Charizard never fights an opponent that is weaker than it is. To avoid that, it flies around, hoping to find an equally powerful Pokémon to spar with.
How does Charizard X get hit by ground moves?
Charizard X is a Mega Evolution version of Charizard. Since it is a fire-dragon type, this Pokémon is susceptible to ground-type moves like earthquakes. Charizard X cannot fly🙄.
That means if your opponent launches a powerful ground-type attack against your Charizard X, it could weaken it significantly. Ironically, Charizard X is also susceptible to Dragon-type moves and rocks.
Its tough claws somewhat compete for these weaknesses through contact moves like Flare Blitz and Dragon Claw.
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