View Full Version : Charizard oversized compared to hieght description in the games

June 3rd, 2012, 11:38 AM
Has anybody noticed this? Charizard always looked HUGE in the anime, yet it says in the games that Charizard is like, 5 feet and something inches tall.

June 3rd, 2012, 12:44 PM
Charizard's not the only Pokémon in the anime to suffer from different sizes.
Bulbapedia has a list of Pokémon right here: http://bulbapedia.bulbagarden.net/wiki/Size_discrepancies_in_the_Pok%C3%A9mon_anime

My oppinion on the whole thing is that the size given in the Pokédex is just an avarage height, and that wild and trained Pokémon differ in size (like wild and domestic animals often do). Of course the Anime seems to not always keep the Pokedex' stats in mind. ovo' Dunsparce is one the most significant examples I've seen in the past year. I've seen it drawn very small (about 30 cm), while the Pokedex claims it's 1,5 m.

June 4th, 2012, 7:23 AM
Also, I feel that much of the height issue comes from the fact that in reality...it sort of just wouldn't make sense for many of these Pokemon to be this height.

My favorite Pokemon is Blastoise, which is 5'3. I'm 6'1...I feel a turtle with giant cannons jutting from it's shell should be a little taller than me.

June 4th, 2012, 9:27 PM
Or perhaps Ash and Co. are just really short.

June 5th, 2012, 6:30 AM
Or perhaps Ash and Co. are just really short.

That doesn't explain the fact that Charizard is taller than most (actually, probably all) of the adults in the Pokemon world. :P

Unless you're implying that the human inhabitants of the Pokemon world are a race of especially short humans.

June 5th, 2012, 12:03 PM
That's quite true. In fact, I noticed that Ash's Charizard kinda shrunk in size throughout each season. When his charmeleon first evolved into charizard, it was hugeee!