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Charizard (Gigantamax) - How To Get
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Charizard (Gigantamax) - How To Get

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Read this Pokemon Sword and Shield guide on how to get Charizard (Gigantamax). Includes how to reset to get one with the best IVs, how to evolve Charmander, and more!

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Charizard (Gigantamax) - How To Get

Go Through Story & Defeat Champion Leon

Go Through Story & Defeat Champion Leon

Before you're able to get Charizard in Pokemon Sword and Shield, you need to complete the whole story and defeat Champion Leon!

Check Out All Story Walkthrough List!

Head Back To Postwick & Go To Leon's Room

Head Back To Postwick & Go To Leon

After beating the game, fly back to Postwick and head into Hop's house. There will be a Poke Ball inside Leon's room with a Charmander inside it.

Evolve Gigantamax Charmander Into Charizard

Evolve Charmander Into Charizard

When you receive Charmander, train and level up! At the level of 36, you will get Charizard!

Check Out Charizard's Stats Here!

Charizard - How To Get A Better Charmander

1. Turn Off Auto-Save!

Autosave

The most important thing here is to turn off autosave. This can be accessed from the options menu. This will allow you to manually save the game whenever you want.

2. Save Before You Pick Up The Pokeball!

Leon

Save outside of Leon's room before you pick up the Pokeball! This will allow you to reset the software if you get a weak Charmander.

3. Reset Until You Get An Ideal Charmander

2 Charmanders

Once you've captured your Charmander, check out its stats and decide if you want to keep it or reset until you get a better one. Try to get a Charmander with maximum Special Attack, Attack, and Speed if you can.

Judge Function Is Necessary

The Judge Function allows you to see a summary of a Pokemon's Individual Strengtsh (IVs). It can be unlocked at the Battle Tower by reaching Pokeball Tier!

Learn More About Individual Strengths (IVs) Here!

Charizard Overview

Original Starter Pokemon In Kanto Region

Original Starter Pokemon In Kanto Region

Charizard is one of the original starter Pokemon in the first Pokemon games. First appearing in Pokemon Red, it has always been a Fire- and Flying- type Pokemon from the start.

Dual-Type Change Is A Common Misconception

A common misconception is that Charizard was only changed into Fire- and Flying- type Pokemon after dual-type system was introduced later in the series. Charizard however, was always a Fire- & Flying- type Pokemon at launch.

Can Gigantamax In Sword And Shield

Can Gigantamax In Sword And Shield

In Pokemon Sword and Shield, Charizard is a Gigantamax Pokemon, making it a more powerful version of its Dynamax self. It also has a special G-Max Move called G-Max Wildfire.

Check Out What Is Dynamax & Gigantamax!

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