If you love Charizard, the fan-favorite Gen 1 Fire starter, there is a limited time to obtain one. Here's everything you need to know to secure your own Charizard in Pokemon Scarlet & Violet.

If you are a huge fan of Charizard, one of the most recognizable Pokemon (and dragons, for that matter), you may have been disappointed to hear the fan-favorite flying/fire type Pokemon isn’t readily available in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet. Fret not, however! There is still a way to get Charizard (although it is quite difficult), so read on and we’ll walk you through everything you need to catch the fiery Gen 1 starter.

Table of Contents [hide]

  • Charizard event times
  • Beat the game
    • Complete Victory Road
    • Complete the Path Of Legends
    • Complete Starfall Street
    • Complete The Way Home
  • Complete the post-game
    • Defeat the eight gym leaders again
    • Return to the school and beat the Academy Ace Tournament
    • Complete 10 different 5-Star Tera Raids
    • Find the black Dragon-type Charizard marker on the overworld

    Charizard event times

    Keep in mind this is a limited-time event. The times it will be available are as follows:

    • Dec. 1-4, 2022
    • Dec. 15-18, 2022

    Beat the game

    First, you’ll need to beat the game, and roll credits. In order to do that, you’ll have to complete the three story threads, and all the post-thread events.

    Here is everything you need to do to beat the game:

    Complete Victory Road

    For Nemona, beat every gym, then complete the Champion Assessment and beat the Elite Four and Geeta.

    Complete the Path Of Legends

    For Arven, find and defeat every Titan, feeding the Herba Mystica to Miraidon / Koraidon, powering it up and gaining new movement options in the open world.

    Complete Starfall Street

    For Cassiopeia, defeat every Team Star leader, then confront Cassiopeia themselves.

    Complete The Way Home

    After completing the original three storylines, meet up with Arven and travel to Area Zero and clear it, which will roll credits.

    Complete the post-game

    After you’ve completed the game, you’ll be prompted to join a new tournament, but Geeta will need help with something first.

    Now that you’ve completed the game, here is everything you’ll need to do to unlock the ability to challenge Charizard:

    Defeat the eight gym leaders again

    After the end of the credits, you’ll be able to go to the director’s office, where you’ll talk to the other main characters and be tasked with challenging the eight gym leaders for Chair Geeta. Luckily, you’ll be able to quickly fly to each gym and knock them out quickly.

    Return to the school and beat the Academy Ace Tournament

    Return and challenge the tournament at the school, which consists of four back-to-back fights. Beat that and you’ll get a phone call, leading to the next step.

    Complete 10 different 5-Star Tera Raids

    After beating the Academy Ace Tournament and getting a phone call from your homeroom teacher, you’ll be asked to challenge 10 different 5-Star Tera Raids.

    Unfortunately, there is no way to tell how many stars a Tera Raid has, so just run around in areas with lots of Tera Raids and click on them to determine how difficult they are. If they are 5-Star, complete them and then continue on.

    pokemon scarlet / pokemon violet, nintendo switch, how to

    Completing several raids is a lengthy but vital step.

    After completing all 10, you will unlock the black 6-Star raids around the world, as well as the reason we’re here; the ultra-difficult 7-Star raid Charizard is part of.

    Find the black Dragon-type Charizard marker on the overworld

    Once you’ve unlocked all of that, you’ll need to go find Charizard themself. But this is far from where the challenge ends, as 7-Star “Unrivaled” Charizard has the “Mightiest Mark” label, is Level 100 with perfect stats, a Dragon Tera Type, and lots of powerful moves that can include Sunny Day, Fire Blast, Overheat, Hurricane, Dragon Pulse, and more.

    A few more tips to help you on your way: Charizard is incredibly tough, deals tons of damage, and soaks up quite a bit before falling. Bring a very hardy pokemon that is both resistant to and super effective against Charizard like Azumarill with Huge Power and Belly Drum, or a pokemon with massive attack power and the ability to heal themself, like Iron Hands with Belly Drum and Drain Punch. Also, bring friends who also have powerful Pokemon, and use your cheers!

    Good luck!

    The products discussed here were independently chosen by our editors. GameSpot may get a share of the revenue if you buy anything featured on our site.

TECH NEWS RELATED

Age of Wonders 4 will reach consoles in May

The Age of Wonders is back! Nine years after the classic Age of Wonders 3, and four after Planetfall’s spinoff, Age of Wonders 4 was announced for consoles and PC. The new game will reach these platforms on May 2, allowing players to relive the tactical adventure. To those ...

View more: Age of Wonders 4 will reach consoles in May

Don't worry, Quordle is not going behind a paywall, says Merriam-Webster

The four-way Wordle competitor has a new owner and will stay free

View more: Don't worry, Quordle is not going behind a paywall, says Merriam-Webster

Deadpool will reach Marvel’s Midnight Suns later this month

“The good, the bad, and the undead”! Deadpool is about to reach Marvel’s Midnight Suns roster of characters. According to 2K, the popular anti-hero will reach the recently-released strategic game on January 26. That means, that in the next week, players will be able to enjoy this iconic character. As ...

View more: Deadpool will reach Marvel’s Midnight Suns later this month

The Witcher 3 will get a new patch for PS5 soon

After long months of promises, CD Projekt Red finally unveiled the next-gen version of The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt. The new version came with a lot of upgrades, extras, and bugs. Yes, the port didn’t escape the usual set of bugs that escape the testing phase. For that reason, the ...

View more: The Witcher 3 will get a new patch for PS5 soon

AYA NEO Pocket Air is an Android gaming handheld with OLED display

Android is now fully ready to be utilized in a gaming handheld console. We have already seen a couple of new Android handhelds from big companies last year. And now more companies are launching their handhelds. The one we are talking about today is the AYA NEO Pocket Air. This ...

View more: AYA NEO Pocket Air is an Android gaming handheld with OLED display

Jaguars vs Chiefs live stream: how to watch the NFL playoff game online

(Image: © Getty Images / David Eulitt) Swipe to scroll horizontally Jaguars vs Chiefs live stream Kick-off: Saturday, January 21, 4.30pm ET / 1.30pm PT / 9.30pm GMT TV channel: NBC Live stream: Peacock TV (US) | DAZN (CA) | Sky (UK) | 7Plus (AU) Use ExpressVPN to watch ...

View more: Jaguars vs Chiefs live stream: how to watch the NFL playoff game online

Word can’t do this because a dialog box is open

Microsoft Word is the best word editor available for users. While it is almost perfect, many users report a problem with the application where they encounter the error Word can’t do this because a dialog box is open. The error occurs while creating a new Word document or opening an ...

View more: Word can’t do this because a dialog box is open

A Twisted New Body Dysmorphia Romantic Film Looks Gruesomely Unique

Some movie trailers do their best to push all the information you might need before the premiere to let you properly gauge your interest. Other trailers don’t care about all that and only want to show you a series of odd sequences you cannot piece together, but know you’ll ...

View more: A Twisted New Body Dysmorphia Romantic Film Looks Gruesomely Unique

How to Disable Screenshot Thumbnail Previews on Mac

Persona 3 Portable: Shinjiro (Moon) social link choices & unlock guide

LG’s smart projector is the square cousin of Samsung’s cool The Freestyle

This Tiny MSI PC is Packed With Power

Persona 3 Portable: Nozomi (Moon) social link choices & unlock guide

Logitech’s New Colorful Keyboards and Mice Look Great

“Part of the Journey Is the End;” Marvel’s Avengers Seems to be Shutting Down

How To Find Your Laptop IP Address

How To Snip Screen On Your Laptop?

How To Connect AirPods To A Laptop?

Satechi Thunderbolt 4 Slim Hub review: A sleek and portable laptop hub

Wi-Fi routers are being hit by a dangerous new Android malware with extra DNS hacks

OTHER TECH NEWS

Top Car News Car News