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Charizard Concept



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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