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Charizard Concept by catandcrown Charizard Concept by catandcrown
working on a commission for :iconbriggoom: and i thought charizard might need a bit more attention. the rest of the team should be fine otherwise.

Charizard are adult charmanders and incredibly powerful fire types. After their elongated evolution into charmeleon, they sprout wings to match their now supple, agile frame. Compared to the other final evolutions of the kanto starters, Charizard is much lighter in weight, but far faster and with more attacking power. It has been known for charizard to hunt in numerous styles, from airborne stealth and snatching bird Pokémon out of the sky, to engaging in open fields with wild tauros, miltank and other large mammalian Pokémon. Whilst encounters like these do happen, they are rare, Charizard are not large enough to attack such large creatures often, many carry the scars of prideful attacks or failed hunts. For this reason, smaller prey such as raticate, pidgeotto and even household pets such as mightyena when their mood takes them.
Charizard are solitary hunters until breeding season, preferring to nest in dry, hot climates. Sheltered areas are suitable for them to lay their clutch of eggs and Charizard do not mate for life. Once the female and male have mated, the male is often recognised as a threat to the female clutch and scared off, or even killed.
Females are naturally much larger than males, and far more aggressive, but they are known to occasionally associate with each other in broods, with the largest, oldest female being the alpha.

These broods are rare, but not unheard of.

As a fire type, Charizard inherit the ability to spit flames, created from mixing several chemicals in their upper throats which then mix when spat from the mouth. The evolution of the Pokémon greatly enhances this ability; to the levels where they are considered an incredibly dangerous Pokémon If caught in the wild. Mercifully these are rare occurrences.

The flame on the tail is a secretion of the same fluids at the base of the tail. Because these fires are often burning, it’s a wildly believed myth that should you snub out a Charizards flame, you can kill it. This, as mentioned, is a myth. The flame is used for territorial displays, along with mating rituals, seeing as Charizards skin is flame retardant in nature.

With powerful claws and dexterous hands, it takes a very good trainer to be able to control this monster, but if done so correctly, they are fiercely loyal and can be relatively mild mannered if raised properly by the right trainer. Because of their sweet and gentle nature as Charmanders, they are often distributed to new trainers to provide a learning curve for each consecutive evolution, a test to keep the trainer on his or her toes. This method also keeps whatever population there are of charizard under control and well trained. There are few who have witnessed and faced the full wrath of a fully grown Charizard and lived to tell the tale.

any thoughts would be lovely :)

EDIT: touched it up a little more, the flame on the tail is far better now :)

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Witolman Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
If you remove front legs, you'll get a Rathalos!
UndeadKaijuQueen Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2014  Student General Artist
Wow this is really beautiful kitty 
Bryanguy Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2014  Student General Artist
BUZZING BEEDRILL! This is sooo cooooool!!! I love how Charizard looks like a mix between a horny toad, a rattlesnake, and a collared lizard. Looks like it could just unfold its wings and take to the skies any second!
rex8000 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
HOLY FLAMING MONKEY POKEMON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! that is one epic charizard my #1 favorite fire type from the Kanto region you did an epic job, btw is it possible to commission a drawing for free for my b-day on may 3rd, it's ok if you can't i'll understand
KaijuExodus Featured By Owner Oct 19, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This makes me froth at the mouth waiting for the final design.
Black-Rock-Gaara Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2013
One of my favorite Pokemon, so reallistic Dude... Really !
yayaartpop Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013   Photographer
JUST PERFECT ! Can you make Mega-Charizard ?
Sursion Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013
Love it. Definitely the best realistic Charizard you can find.
1422awoods Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013
Awesome! :D
warman546 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
favorite Pokemon for life
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