The Best Nature for Charizard in Pokemon Scarlet and Violet

Best Nature for Charizard
Image by Anthony Yates

Charizard is one of the most popular Pokemon in the entire roster. This mighty Flying/Fire type has had a fanbase since Gen 1 and has applications throughout the entirety of Scarlet and Violet.

If you want to build Charizard yourself, let me show you the best Nature to use and powerful moves to go with it.

Best Nature for Charizard

Charizard excels as a Special Attacker and has decent stats in that area. As we build around this, I recommend a Modest Nature. This choice increases Charizard SP. ATK stat and decreases ATK, which we’re not using anyway.

There’s a case to be made for giving Charizard a Timid Nature to improve Speed, but there’s a catch. Charizard’s base speed is OK, but it will still be beaten by many other Pokemon. SP. ATK will come into play more often, especially if we plan to take a hit and go second anyway.

Best Moveset for Charizard

Best Nature for Charizard
Image by Anthony Yates

Tera Type: Dragon
Held Item: Solar Orb/Life Orb

  • Sunny Day
  • Flamethrower
  • Solar Beam
  • Dragon Pulse

Charizard works well in a Sunlight team, and our moveset reflects that. Sunny Day increases Fire damage by a whopping 50% and decreases Water damage by the same amount.

Flamethrower is arguably the best Fire SP. Attack in the game as it hits hard, has great accuracy, and is buffed by Sunny Day. Fire Blast is another popular Fire Attack we could use, but it’s got lousy accuracy. I’d rather take accuracy to guarantee the hit.

I love Solarbeam in this build, as it pairs well with Sunny Day. Solar Beam usually takes a turn to charge, but this doesn’t happen if the sun is shining. Solarbeam also gives us cheeky coverage against obvious Water and Rock counters.

Finally, Dragon Pulse pairs nicely with our Tera Type and gives us some utility against popular Dragon types. If another Pokemon in your squad is already setting up Sunny Day, you could swap it out for a move like Hurricane.

As Charizard is Fire/Flying, it gains STAB from Hurricane and gains even more coverage.

I like fitting Will-O-Wisp into Fire builds when possible, as it’s a nasty move that always inflicts a burn. It’s a move to consider if another Pokemon sets up Sunny Day.

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