Radiant Charizard
Radiant Charizard

Radiant Charizard – Pokemon Go

Date Reviewed:  June 9, 2023

Ratings Summary:
Standard: 4.0
Expanded: 4.0
Limited: N/A

Ratings are based on a 1 to 5 scale. 1 is horrible. 3 is average. 5 is great.

Reviews Below:

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Radiant Charizard is another Radiant Pokemon that we’ll be reviewing. A Basic Fire-type with 160 HP, Water weakness, and a retreat cost of CCC, it has an ability and an attack. Its Exciting Heart states that this Pokemon’s attacks cost one (C) less for each prize card your opponent has taken. Combustion Blast costs RCCCC for 250 damage with the clause stating that it can’t use that attack on your next turn.

While not as exciting as Radiant Greninja’s draw-based ability, Radiant Charizard is just as useful. As the game progresses and your opponent is eventually down to just two prizes remaining, Combustion Blast becomes extremely cheap to afford. Combustion Blast will cost just a Fire energy and it still does 250 damage! This is enough to OHKO all baseline Pokemon, most Basic Pokemon-ex and almost all Basic Pokemon-V! It makes for a great single-prize Pokemon that can dish out a lot of damage and can benefit from the prize trade.

There are decklists that used Radiant Charizard, but unlike yesterday’s card, the range isn’t that large.

-Inteleon with Shady Dealings
-Lost Zone variants
-Inteleon and Beedrill
-Lugia VSTAR with Archeops (appears on most of that particular search result)
-Arceus VSTAR with Gallade

Not a lot of variety of decks, but enough that Radiant Charizard can be useful in its own right. Enjoy for what Radiant Charizard does in Standard and Expanded and experiment to see if it’s worth dropping Radiant Greninja. Radiant Charizard doesn’t appear in any main expansions, so no Limited score there. Pokemon GO and Crown Zenith are side expansions in a similar fashion to Generations (2016) and Hidden Fates, just to name a few.


Standard: 4/5
Expanded: 4/5
Limited: N/A

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