How to Beat Charizard in Pokémon Go

Lits of Charizard Counterpicks in Pokémon Go
Last updated & Improved: 23.09.2016.
Quick Move:
Mud Slap
Special Move:
Stone Edge
Quick Move:
Rock Throw
Special Move:
Stone Edge
Quick Move:
Mud Slap
Special Move:
Stone Edge
Quick Move:
Rock Smash
Special Move:
Stone Edge
Quick Move:
Mud Shot
Special Move:
Stone Edge
Quick Move:
Water Gun
Special Move:
Hydro Pump
Quick Move:
Water Gun
Special Move:
Hydro Pump
Quick Move:
Water Gun
Special Move:
Hydro Pump
Quick Move:
Water Gun
Special Move:
Hydro Pump
Quick Move:
Poison Jab
Special Move:
Stone Edge
Quick Move:
Water Gun
Special Move:
Hydro Pump
Quick Move:
Fury Cutter
Special Move:
Stone Edge
Quick Move:
Bite
Special Move:
Stone Edge
Quick Move:
Bite
Special Move:
Hydro Pump
Quick Move:
Poison Jab
Special Move:
Hydro Pump
Quick Move:
Spark
Special Move:
Thunder
Quick Move:
Water Gun
Special Move:
Aqua Tail
Quick Move:
Bite
Special Move:
Hydro Pump
Quick Move:
Thunder Shock
Special Move:
Thunder
Quick Move:
Thunder Shock
Special Move:
Thunder
Quick Move:
Thunder Shock
Special Move:
Thunder



Charizard is the only 'Fire / Flying' Type Gym Defender in Pokémon Go if we don't count legendary Pokémon Moltres.

Charizard is 'Fire / Flying' Type Pokémon with above average amount of HP and strong Attacks.
Since it is 'Fire / Flying' Type Pokémon, Charizard has double-weakness to Rock Type Attacks.

Therefore, list of Charizard counters is filled up with Pokémon that have Rock, Water and Electric Type Attack since all of them are super effective against Charizard.

How Did We Select Pokémon Counterpicks?


There are 18 damage-type groups in Pokémon Go (like Water, Grass, Ice, Fire, Rock, etc...)
Every Pokémon has 1 or 2 Types.
Every Pokémon has 2 Attacks - Quick Move and Special Move.
Based on Pokémon Type and Attack Types it has - every Pokémon in Pokémon Go has it's strengths and weaknesses.

We developed ranking algorithms that create Pokémon counterpick lists based on:
1. Type(s) of Attacking Pokémon
2. Attack Types of Attacking Pokémon
3. Attacking Pokémon DPS (Damage per Second)
4. Type(s) of Defending Pokémon
5. Potential Attack Types of Defending Pokémon
6. Defending Pokémon DPS
* We have excluded legendary Pokémon (Mewtwo, Mew, Moltres, Articuno and Zapdos) from results because they are not available to all Pokémon Go players.

We spent over 2 month developing this tool (July and August 2016.)
The first algorithm we developed back in August was ok for the first version of tool but it wasn't what we really wanted...
Because of that algorithms were re-developed from scratch around September 1st 2016. and we are updating/improving counterpick lists on daily basis since then.