How GOOD was Charizard ACTUALLY? - History of Charizard in Competitive Pokemon

CHARIZARD is today’s Pokemon for our competitive history series! Join False Swipe Gaming in this not so brief overview of Charizard in competitive Pokemon!



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0:00 - Intro
2:25 - RBY/Gen 1
4:35 - GSC/Gen 2
7:25 - ADV/Gen 3
12:28 - DPP/Gen 4
15:22 - BW/Gen 5
17:35 - XY/Gen 6
23:31 - Gen 6 VGC - VGC 2014
32:54 - Gen 6 VGC - VGC 2015
39:21 - SM/Gen 7
42:54 - Gen 7 VGC
48:32 - SS/Gen 8
52:31 - Gen 8 VGC - VGC 2020
59:37 - Gen 8 VGC - VGC 2021
1:03:54 - Outro

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Notice I said POPULAR formats, meaning a format where there is a significant amount of people who compete in it for tournaments and so on and so forth.

For the record, I do not care what rules or formats people play their battles by nor am I saying these formats are the only formats that should be played. The way you play Pokemon is between you and your opponent. I just like examining popular tournament formats.

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