Charizard’s Final Smash In Super Smash Bros. Is Mega Charizard X

By Ishaan . May 13, 2014 . 10:31am

Charizard’s side-special in the new Super Smash Bros. game is Flare Blitz. Director Masahiro Sakurai explained on Miiverse: “It’s a very powerful attack—however, you’ll take recoil damage if you make contact. Pretty true to the original game, huh?

 

Sakurai added, “Flare Blitz is Charizard’s side special move, and Rock Smash is the down special move.”

 

Then, in a follow-up comment, Sakurai revealed that Charizard’s Final Smash is one of his Mega Evolutions from Pokémon X/Y, Mega Charizard X.

 

Sakurai did not say whether or not his other Mega Evolution, Mega Charizard Y, will be in the game as well.


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  • Abysswalker90

    MegaCharizamon X

  • Cazar

    No one saw this coming.

  • Slickyslacker

    I wonder how much recoil damage will amount to.

    Maybe 30% or so…or maybe, for a challenge, 50% and upwards.

    • doubleO7

      That seems awfully high for his side special. I’d guess more like 5-15%

  • http://mewisthebest.deviantart.com/ AnotherDeadArtist

    ALL HAIL THE BLACK FLAMING DRAGON OF DEATH!

    • TheGioG
      • CptPokerface

        They’re like “I get only MORE bad ass in the future? My god..”

    • God

      I hope he is better than his game version… His looks are badass enough to compensate, but it’d be awesome if he was badass and strong.

      • AndyLC

        “True to the game, Charizard will be instantly KO’d by a thrown rock”

        • Aaron K Stone

          Do any of the other characters have rock type moves though?

          • AndyLC

            Kirby turns into a stone.

          • Last Star

            Kirby.

        • God

          I was refering to how useless Charizard X is due to him being a physical atk. pokemon, as opposed to regular Charizard being a special atk. pokemon, wich means that for him to be half decent (since charizard doesn’t have that many physical attacks to begin with), your regular Charizard becomes way weaker than he could be, while Charizard Y is an enhancement of the regular Charizard, but sure, the rock works too.

          • 하세요

            That’s been changed once they found better sets for Zard X. He’s a monstrosity now, exceeding Zard Y in terms of power and sweep potential.

          • KaiYamato

            Yeah. The big bad dragon is loaded. He can learn rock, fighting, steel, ground, and ghost moves. There’s always a variation on Mega Charizard X builds.

          • God

            I either was wrong, or they changed him, but a quick google search showed me that Charizard X has proficency for both special attacks and physical attacks… but his sp atk. is still a joke when compared Charizard Y, and since regular Charizard is a sp atk. oriented pokemon, Charizard Y is the obvious choice, since that way your Charizard will be strong as a simple pokemon, and a death machine as a mega.

          • Akemi Homura

            Charizard Y. Drought, Sp. Atk investment, Solar Beam, Fire Blast.

            Charizard X. Tough Claws, Atk investment, Dragon Dance, Dragon Claw, Earthquake, Flare Blitz.

            Charizard has the movepool to be a complete monster in both forms. Neither is the obvious choice, as they perform completely different roles. Charizard Y hits like a truck on the special side of things, meanwhile Charizard X is the best phyiscal DD in the game, outclassing even SALAMENCE. Charizard X’s passable sp. atk simply means it can also run a mixed set.

            EDIT: Just to be clear, Charizard has had these options since X/Y came out. It just took a little longer to piece together X’s set, since it’s less straightforward than Y’s.

  • MaskedHeroxx

    Mmm this is what I was afraid of.The mega evolutions being final smashes .im mad cus since we dont play items in tournament play we cant use the coolest thing for pokemon right now. This is a deal breaker im not playing this game thTs jus me .and I might miss out but dude fucked it up

  • Land of Green Pasture

    Rock Smash? With that short hand? I’m curious…

    • PhPhill

      He had it in Brawl…

      • God

        And it was awful, didn’t they learn anything?

        • Aaron K Stone

          Maybe they made it better? I mean it’s not out of the realms of possibility.

          • God

            I remain sceptical.

  • chroma816

    Coughoverratedpokemoncough.

    Kinda cool, though. I guess.

    • God

      Coughthatsjustyouropinioncough.
      Kinda? You guess? Dude, it’s a badass looking black dragon that spits blue flames, it doesn’t get much cooler than that.

      • chroma816

        Well…yeah it does. There are a ton of cooler, more badass pokemon out there.

        • Ultima-X

          Oh shut up with you and your bitchy hipster attitude.

          • God

            His profile pic DOES make him seem like a hipster bitch…

          • Akemi Homura

            Hey man, Araragi’s a cool guy. Don’t be hatin’

            Now, I don’t particularly like Charizard either. I prefer elegance and cuteness in my Pokemon. My favourites are Mawile and Espeon. I can see why others like Charizard X, but it’s not my cup of tea. Black dragon with blue flames has been done to death. It bores me.

            I don’t have to be a hipster to have differing tastes. Calling someone names because they disagree with you is uncalled for.

          • God

            His picture looks like a hipster, just sayan, and i don’t care if other people mind about other opinions, but i have freedom of speech. And personaly my favourite pokemon is Umbreon, but i just find Charizard X badass, but i don’t know that many black dragons with blue flames, so it’s not that cliche to me.

          • Akemi Homura

            It’s true. You do have freedom of speech. As do I, and so does chroma. This is why I don’t like the freedom of speech defense, if everyone has it, what does it really mean in an argument?

            But that aside.. I happen to know what anime his pic comes from. That character is not a hipster. Feel free to call chroma a hipster, but I don’t like misinformation. Araragi Koyomi is not a hipster.

            I’m pretty sure I’ve said everything I needed to say (including a proper summary of Zard X and Zard Y’s competitive roles in another comment), so I won’t be replying anymore.

            Good day.

          • God

            Damn, i got good day’d, but whatever, You said you wouldn’t be replying anymore, but take the time to read this, i don’t know if it’s well written but it may be worth your time.

            You sounded quite self-righteous, so i just want to say that your opinion, mine, “yo’ mommas” (mandatory deadpool reference for every 50th comment), they are all just as worthless, freedom of speech means nothing, as such, your opinion means nothing, whatever anyone says, including me, is worth exactly the same, zero. “Respect”, “morals”, “ethics”, every person has a different set of them, and since no one is more or less “right”, none of these mean anything. If people find that something is worth their time, they will do it, and it’s neither wrong nor right, no matter what they decide to do. You can complain about their decisions, about their comments, and about what they do, everyone does, so be my guest, but try not to come off as someone too self-righteous, everyone is self-righteous, but there is no need to take it to the extreme, it’s annoying for some people (like me).

            PD: I know the character, i was just saying that he LOOKS like a hipster when he comments that with that profile pic.

            PPD: Here is something for your trouble http://www.permaculture.co.uk/sites/default/files/images/greek-potato.standard%20460×345.gif

          • Akemi Homura

            Since you took the time to reply, it’s only courteous that I do too. That’s kinda why I said I wouldn’t reply, I don’t think this discussion needs to continue.

            I’m not exactly sure what it means to be self-righteous, so I apologize if I came across that way. I certainly didn’t intend to.

            Really, I have no interest in debating opinions. It’s all relative anyways, and that doesn’t get anyone anywhere. I had an issue with your facts, though that has resolved itself (you know what you’re talking about, and you should now know the facts about Charizard’s competitive viability).

            So.. yeah, please don’t reply to this. We’ve settled this pretty amicably, I’d say. As such, I want to make sure you know I bear no ill will. I apologize for annoying you.

            Here’s a potato for your troubles as well.

            http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20130815012815/fairlyoddparents/en/images/3/39/Die_potato_by_anotherangryrainbow-d4r0yr6.png

          • chroma816

            The picture is from a fairly well known anime – Bakemonogatari. Nothing hipster about it. Unpopular opinions are unpopular, but there’s nothing inherently “hipster” about them. And it’s my opinion, since we’re getting into it, that
            >black dragons are boring
            >charizard is loved simply because of nostalgia
            >charizard X doesn’t look all that cool

            Also, bringing Freedom of Speech into a meaningless internet discussion is pretty stupid as a “defense”. Say what you will, whatever – these are open forums for everyone. No need to bring up a ‘murrican right for no reason.

          • God

            I know, i watched it, but koyomi’s expression looks quite hipster in that pic, at least to me, though i don’t know exactly why…

            To each their own i guess.

            I was just saying that as you can comment whatever you want, so can i, and there is nothing wrong with doing it, no matter the content of my words, due to reasons summarised on my comment below (the one that gifts you a potato for reading).

          • chroma816

            >but koyomi’s expression looks quite hipster in that pic, at least to me, though i don’t know exactly why…

            I think this is all stemming from the inability for most people tor really define what a “hipster” is anymore. “Hipsterdom” includes a certain attitude, fashion sense, set of beliefs, and a social group. Simply having a different opinion doesn’t make one “hipster”, nor does a questioning head-tilt like Koyomi has in my picture.

            >I was just saying that as you can comment whatever you want, so can i

            Sure, not arguing against that. But just pulling up the First Amendment out of nowhere on a small video game forum in what could best be described as a tepid misunderstanding is the same thing as pulling out an army tank when in a fist fight – useless and unnecessary.

          • God

            The actual definition of “hipster” is supposed to be “someone who follows the latest trends and fashions”, though the subcultural group has a longer definition. But for some reason that image gives me a hipster vibe, even if i know there is nothing really hipster about it.

            Really? i didn’t know it was such a big deal in the United States, where i live it’s a pretty common argument, but i guess you are right.

          • chroma816

            It’s a big deal simply because it’s a given – bringing up the freedom of speech in the midst of a conversation is just kinda stupid.

          • God

            Again i apologize, where i live, whenever someone complains about what you say, freedom of speech is the first thing that pops out, so it just felt natural to use it.

          • chroma816

            Fair enough. I guess we just have different environments.

          • God

            Well, i guess we could call this a peacefully resolved argument? (quite rare on the internet)

          • chroma816

            Sure, why not?

          • chroma816

            Thank you. Having an unpopular opinion doesn’t make one hipster.

            Also, PMMM is great. I noticed the pic/name.

          • chroma816

            Grazie.

            I don’t know why it’s hipster to dislike an overexposed pokemon. It’s “cool” simply because people are blinded by nostalgia.

          • God

            I gotta admit, that one was completely uncalled for…

        • God

          Who do you think is cooler? Not to mention Mega Charizard X is one of the few pokemon that looks quite different in his mega form.

          • chroma816

            >Not to mention Mega Charizard X is one of the few pokemon that looks quite different in his mega form.

            Opinions are opinions, I get that. If you like Charizard and Charizard X, more power to you. But are you seriously implying that Charizard X is “one of the few Megas that look different from their original forms”? Because that’s completely wrong. All that changed was his colors and wing shape. That’s it. It’s not an “opinion” to say he changed in any kind of unique or different way, it’s just wrong.

            Megas that truly look different are:
            >Alakazam (specific new pose, body/face changes)
            >Gengar (Now on the ground, gains a new body morphology, 3rd eye)
            >Medicham (head gear, multiple arms, body and face modifications galore)
            And, really, most of the rest changed in more significant way than going from one color to another.

          • God

            Gengar did change a lot… but most resemble their original appearences, and while phisicaly, Charizard X is pretty much the same, at least for me, the new color makes him looks completely different, even if it’s just a few changes and a different color.

          • chroma816

            …Sounds slightly delusional (“I know it’s just a color change, but this makes him completely different) but sure, go ahead.

      • KaiYamato

        At this point, Charizard’s popularity is no doubt big as Pikachu and Lucario. So it’s no surprise.

        • God

          At this point? Dude, it has been one of the most popular pokemons since Red/Blue/Green came out!

    • AndyLC

      Megafats Venasaur would’ve been a bizarre, fantastic addition…

      • chroma816

        MegaVenusaur would’ve been extremely welcome. Ivysaur was the best of the 3 in Brawl, and he’s cooler anyway.

  • J_Joestar

    It would be interesting if Customizations also went into Final Smashes and you could make is Mega Charizard Y if you want.

  • Strain42

    Awww, I like Charizard Y better :/ oh well.

    • God

      Charizard Y is better, but you gotta admit Charizard X looks more badass.

      • Strain42

        …No, I don’t. I disagree with that wholeheartedly. But to each their own. I certainly get why people would like X more, but I never will.

        • colorblindnightmare

          Can you elaborate? I’m asking as someone who hasn’t touched pokemon since gold/silver.

          • Strain42

            There are two Mega Charizards. Mega Charizard X (the black and blue one you see in this article) and Mega Charizard Y, which keeps the same color scheme as the original and just has a different design. Most people I know prefer the design of Mega Charizard X, but I prefer the Y one. I guess that’s really all there is to it.

        • God

          Why? I mean, he is weaker, but why don’t you dislike his looks so much?

          • Strain42

            I’m not really sure what you want me to say here. I just think Charizard Y looks cooler than Charizard X. It’s just sort of a subjective thing. I don’t really like X’s wings, the flames around his mouth, or the color scheme. I mean Y isn’t perfect either, I’m not a big fan of his tail serrations, but I still like him overall better than X.

          • God

            I meant why you dislike X, since your comment sounded like you profoundly disliked X.

          • Strain42

            No, I don’t have any particular dislike for X. I just like Y more. My disagreement came from being told that I have to admit X is more badass.

            But I’m not even really all that attached to Charizard in the first place, so it’s not like either of his forms are in my top 100 Pokemon or anything.

          • God

            Dude, i mean, one thing is to say Charizard is not in your top 10, wich is perfectly normal, but saying he ain’t even in the top 100 is a bold thing to say…

          • Sakurazaki

            You have 700+ Pokemon. It’s quite possible. I feel the same way about Ho-Oh and Raikou. I just don’t like how they look.

            Based on your comments here it seems like you like Charizard A LOT (X in particular), but you’re coming off really pushy about this.

            There are people who don’t like eating hamburgers or pizza, pretty popular foods.

          • God

            I don’t personaly mind/care about what other people think, and i don’t like Charizard (i like Y more by the way) that much, he is in my 20 though, and i meant it’s an extremely popular pokemon, so it’s quite rare to find someone who claims it’s not even in his top 100 (also, the 700+ becomes about 370+ when you only count last evolutions, who with a few exceptions like pikachu, are most people favourite’s)

        • Ultima-X

          That is why both you and Y shall always fail.

      • Go2hell66

        actually charizard x is always the one that wrecks me because i keep switching in my blissey expecting a charizard y

  • pokeroi

    So Lucario smash will be MegaLucario? plzzzzzzzz Hopefully MegaLucario with a giant aura sphere.

    • VietKnight

      They already said that his would be the mega form.

      • pokeroi

        Oh really? I missed some news than XD

      • Akemi Homura

        That’s actually false. Mega Lucario is confirmed to be in the game. That’s all we were told in the Direct.

        The natural assumption after this announcement is that Lucario will get the same treatment, but until it’s official, we don’t actually know.

        • RagingTiger44

          Actually he’s right. MegaLucario’s Aura abilities will maxed out for the duration of the Final Smash. The Aura Spheres get big when Lucario’s Aura is maxed out.

          • Akemi Homura

            “We also had some player expectations to fulfill. And that means a Mega Evolution. After its Mega Evolution, Lucario’s aura attacks will always do maximum damage.”

            That is transcribed straight from the Direct. This is all that was said. Notice how there’s no mention of it being his final smash? Even if it’s 99% likely to be his FS at this point, until it’s official, any discussion of Lucario’s FS is pure speculation.

            Here’s a theory that fits what we’ve been shown that doesn’t involve it being his FS. Once Lucario hits maximum power through taking damage, he becomes mega Lucario. I’ll admit, this is a terrible idea, but you see how there’s still room for error here? This is why people shouldn’t go around telling people Lucario’s FS is mega Lucario as if it were a fact. It simply isn’t confirmed yet.

          • RagingTiger44

            Sakurai always loves to drop hints in his trailers and direct. I have no doubt this is going to be Lucario’s final smash. It not uncommon for characters of the same franchise to share final smashes with different properties. Then there is the Greninja trailer that shows the two megaevolutions along with Greninja’s final smash together at the end of the trailer. We got 2 out of 3 so its only a matter of time. However, I do see how there is room for error. Sakurai has a tendancy to mislead, so I can understand your doubt.

  • Ruins72

    So what, Y gets left in the cold?

    It looks so much better!!!!!!!!!!

  • colorblindnightmare

    Looks cool!

  • Aaron K Stone

    Has the screenshots of Charaizard X only been on the Wii U version of Smash if so perhaps Y is exclusive to the 3DS version?

    • Strain42

      That would be pretty cool. I doubt it, but it would be cool.

    • 하세요

      Characters will be exactly the same for both, so I don’t see that happening. I’m guessing they went with X because:

      - Looks more “badass” with the blue flames and black color
      - Actually changes possibilities (all Mega Y did was add free switch-in Sun)

  • Vash bane

    i had a feeling it would end up as his smash

  • Arcliff7

    I like X and all, smexy design, good typing, but can we get some Y love?

  • Linhua

    … Charizard X…?

    … dream… come… true…

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