Zombie Charizard pillow
Zombie Charizard pillow
Charizard (/ˈtʃɑːrɪzɑːrd/), known in Japan as Lizardon (リザードン, Rizādon), is a Pokémon in Nintendo and Game Freak‘s Pokémon franchise. Created by Atsuko Nishida, Charizard first appeared in the video games Pokémon Red and Blue (Pokémon Red and Green in Japan) and subsequent sequels. They have later appeared in various merchandise, spinoff titles and animated and printed adaptations of the franchise.
Charizard is known as the Flame Pokémon. Shin-ichiro Miki, the actor who voices James in the original Japanese version of the Pokémon anime, voices Charizard in both the Japanese and English-language versions of the anime. An orange, draconic Pokémon, Charizard is the evolved form of Charmeleon and the final evolution of Charmander. It also has two Mega Evolved forms, Mega Charizard X and Y, that were likely both designed by Tomohiro Kitakaze, the designer of Mega Charizard X, and are not permanent and always revert to the normal Charizard form once a battle is complete. It also has a Gigantamax form in Pokémon Sword and Shield, which changes its appearance and size for 3 turns, until it is knocked out, until it is returned, or until the battle ends.
Charizard is featured in the Pokémon anime series with the most recurring being from the main character Ash Ketchum. It is featured in printed adaptations such as Pokémon Adventures, in the possession of Blue, one of the main characters. Charizard appears in Pokémon Origins with main character Red as its trainer. In this series, Charizard is iconic, because it was the first Pokémon to Mega Evolve into Mega Charizard X and it helped beat Mewtwo. Charizard has received positive reception from the media, with GamesRadar describing it as “hands-down one of the coolest Pokémon out there”. Charizard is the version mascot of Pokémon Red and FireRed versions, and makes an appearance in the box art of Pokémon Stadium, Pokémon Ranger, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Red Rescue Team, Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Explorers of Sky, and Pokémon Super Mystery Dungeon. It has appeared in every entry of the Super Smash Bros. series, in an unplayable capacity in the first two games before becoming a playable character from Super Smash Bros. Brawl onwards. Charizard also appears in the live-action animated film Detective Pikachu.
Pokémon is a media franchise consisting of video games, television series and films, trading cards, countless pieces of merchandise, and various other products. The franchise takes place in a shared universe in which humans co-exist with creatures called Pokémon, a large variety of species endowed with special powers. The world of Pokémon has three primary goals. The first is to travel and explore new areas. The second is to discover and catch a specimen of each Pokémon species. The third is to train a small team of Pokémon from those caught, and have them battle with Pokémon of others players. The franchise’s target audience is boys and girls from 5 to 12, but it is known to attract people of all ages.
The franchise originates from Japan, where it started as a pair of role-playing games developed by Game Freak, following an original concept by its founder, Satoshi Tajiri. Released on the Game Boy on 27 February 1996, the games became surprise hits and were followed by manga series, a trading card game, and anime series and films. From 1998 to 2000, Pokémon was exported to the rest of the world, creating an unprecedented global sensation dubbed “Pokémania”. By 2002, the craze had ended, after which the brand became a fixture in children’s entertainment, with new products being released to this day. In the summer of 2016, the franchise spawned a second craze with the release of Pokémon Go, an augmented reality game developed by Niantic. Pokémon has since grown into one of the highest-grossing media franchise in the world, as well as one of the biggest gaming franchises.
Pokémon has an uncommon ownership structure. While most properties are managed by a single company, Pokémon is owned by three: Nintendo, Game Freak, and Creatures.Game Freak develops the role-playing games, which are considered the core of the Pokémon franchise. Nintendo publishes the Pokémon games exclusively on their consoles. Creatures produces the Pokémon card sets, creates some of the spin-off video games, and assists Game Freak with development. The Pokémon anime series and films are written and co-owned by Shogakukan. In 1998, The Pokémon Company (TPC) was established as a joint venture by Nintendo, Game Freak, and Creatures. This concern manages Pokémon in Asia. Since 2009, The Pokémon Company International (TPCi), a subsidiary of TPC, has managed the Pokémon franchise in all regions except Asia.