What Moves Does Ash’s Charizard Know? (What Moves Did Ash’s Charizard Learn?)

I have a confession. Charizard wasn’t always my favorite Pokémon 🤷. I first saw him in episode 11 and thought nothing of him. Over time, I warmed up to him and saw his value to Ash’s team.

His moves and character arc impressed me the most. Charizard is arguably one of the best Pokémon in the series. As such, I thought it would be a good idea to chronicle his moves in the anime. So, here goes…

How many moves has Ash’s Charizard got?

What Moves Does Ash’s Charizard Know? 
Ash’s Charizard. Image source: Pinterest

Ash’s Charizard displayed over 16 moves in the anime. Most of these were learned, while others were natural and manifested after each evolution.

Charizard first appeared in episode 11. At the time, he was a Charmander belonging to Damian, a proud trainer. Damian had abandoned Charmander because he deemed him weak.

However, Ash and his friends found and nursed him. Charmander soon joined Ash’s team, where he displayed his first and arguably favorite move, the Flamethrower 🔥.

How can Ash’s Charizard use dragon-type moves?

Ash’s Charizard repeatedly learns and uses dragon-type moves despite being a fire/flying-type Pokémon. It’s unclear how he does this 🤷, but some attribute it to the shared similarities with dragon-type Pokémon.

For instance, Charizard learns and uses Dragon Rage against Team Rocket when he helps Ash rescue Pikachu in episode 49. Later, he used Dragon Rage to beat Golem in the Silver Conference.

What moves did Ash’s Charizard learn? 🤷


Throughout his life, Charizard learned different moves. Some came naturally, others resulted from evolution, and others from training.

He learned Flamethrower, Ember, Skull Bash, and Rage as a Charmander and Dragon Rage, Firespin, Overheat, Dragon Breath, Slash, Dragon Tail, Wing Attack, Seismic Toss, and Submission as a Charizard.

He learned most of these moves at Charicific Valley and used them in the Kanto Battle Frontier and Unova.

All Ash’s Charizard moves

What Moves Does Ash’s Charizard Know?
Ash’s Charizard moves. Image source: Pinterest

As mentioned, Charizard displayed over 16 moves in the anime. Here’s a table breaking down these moves and when we first saw them:




Dragon Breath

The Symbol of Life

Charizard shoots a green and yellow or blue light beam from his mouth.

Dragon Rage

Charizard Chills

Charizard’s tail flame grows. He forms a fireball in his mouth and launches it at the opponent.

Dragon Tail 

The Fires Of a Red-Hot Reunion

Charizard’s tail glows blue. He then uses it to hit his opponent.


The Ninja-Poke Showdown

Charmander spins quickly, firing sparks from his tail at the opponent.

Fire Spin

The Ninja-Poke Showdown

Charizard fires a trail of yellow-orange flames from his tail, which circles his opponent.


Charmander – The Stray Pokemon

Charmander fires red-orange flames from his mouth


The Tower of Terror

Charmander glares at his opponent.

Mega Punch

Charizard Chills

Charizard’s fist is surrounded by fire as he hits his opponent.


The Symbol of Life

Charizard’s body glows red before he releases a spiraling flame from his mouth. The blast grows weaker when used repeatedly.


Primeape Goes Bananas

Charmander’s tail flame grows when attacked, and his attack power increases. His eyes become fiery, and he bites his opponent.

Seismic Toss

Volcanic Panic

Charizard grabs his opponent, flies into the sky, spins, flies back down, and tosses his opponent to the ground.

Skull Bash

Pokemon Scent-sation

Charmander charges at his opponent and uses his head to strike him.


The Fires Of a Red-Hot Reunion

Charmander’s claws glow white before using them to slash his opponent.

Steel Wing

Gathering the Gang of Four

Charizard’s wings glow white before using them to strike his opponent.


Volcanic Panic

Charizard grabs his opponent, flies up, and spins.

Wing Attack 

The Fires Of a Red-Hot Reunion

Both wings glow white with white energy at the tips. Charizard uses one of them to slam into his opponent.

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