Flamethrower (かえんほうしゃ Kaen Hōsha?, lit. "Flame Emission) is Charizard's Neutral Special Move in Super Smash Bros. Brawl and Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Charizard shoots a continuous stream of fire.


It appears visually similar to Bowser's Fire Breath, but with smaller flames, longer range and more damage. It would appear that they have more priority over Bowser's, as they defeat Bowser's Fire Breath when faced upon one another because these flames come out faster. The stream of flames can be directed up or down by tilting the control stick in a particular direction. The flame dies down the longer the attack is used, but it will never stop, despite the flames becoming extremely small as long as the player keeps holding the B button. This move is fitting to Charizard, and can be said to be its signature move.

Charizard's Special Moves
Brawl SSBWU/3DS Ultimate
Standard Special Flamethrower
Side Special Rock Smash Flare Blitz
Up Special Fly
Down Special (Pokémon Change) Rock Smash (Pokémon Change)
Final Smash Fire Blast (of Triple Finish) Mega Evolution Fire Blast (of Triple Finish)

Custom Variations

In Wii U/3DS, Charizard has 2 variations of Flamethrower.

Fire Fang

Fire Fang is one of Charizard's Neutral Special Moves that can be used via customizations. Charizard starts off by blowing fire for an incredibly short distance for as long as you hold the button, and when you let go, Charizard will chomp down delivering serious knockback and damage to anyone in the vicinity.

Fireball Cannon

Fireball Cannon is one of Charizard's Neutral Special Moves that can be used via customizations. Charizard sends out three bursts of fire. These will move randomly forwards or diagonally downwards, bouncing off the ground if necessary. These bursts are fairly weak, only doing 2% damage, but encompass a great distance, meaning that they can hit often.

Charizard's Custom Special Moves
Custom 1 Custom 2
Standard Special Fire Fang Fireball Cannon
Side Special Blast Burn Dragon Rush
Up Special Rising Cyclone Fly High
Down Special Sinking Skull Rock Hurl


Flamethrower is a very common Fire-typed attack in the Pokémon games due to its 100% accuracy and 95 Base Power (even if the move lost 5 BP points when Generation VI rolled around). Its animation usually depicts it as appearing in one unbroken line of fire, similar to its properties in the Super Smash Bros. series. It is also Charizard's attack as a Poké Ball summon in the previous two Super Smash Bros. games.

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