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Every Charizard Pokemon Card from Sword and Shield Ranked

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It’s safe to say that Charizard is the most popular Pokemon for collectors of the TCG.

The Flame Pokemon generally commands the highest fees of any Pokemon and therefore, has people chasing it.

This means that when The Pokemon Company can release a Charizard card, they do and there have been no fewer than 19 already in the Sword and Shield era.

Ahead of the Charizard Ultra Premium Collection’s release, which will contain three Charizard alternate art cards, we’ve ranked every card released this generation so far. Enjoy.

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19. Darkness Ablaze Charizard VMAX

  • Set: Darkness Ablaze
  • Set Number: 020/189
  • Rarity: Pokemon VMAX
  • Average Price: £35/$30

Charizard VMAX from Darkness Ablaze takes the dreaded bottom place on this list.

VMAX cards are generally uninteresting with their generic backgrounds and adding Charizard to it does nothing. It just looks very orange and very rotund.

Image Credit: The Pokemon Company TCG Database

18. Pokemon GO Charizard

  • Set: Pokemon GO
  • Set Number: 010/078
  • Rarity: Holo Rare
  • Average Price: £2/$3

The Pokemon GO set has to be one of this generation’s biggest letdowns. It had disappointing cards and even worse pull rates.

This Charizard card isn’t bad, with the Pokemon soaring amongst skyscrapers, however, it’s really nothing special.

Image Credit: The Pokemon Company TCG Database

17. Rainbow Charizard VMAX

  • Set: Champion’s Path
  • Set Number: 074/073
  • Rarity: Rainbow Secret Rare
  • Average Price: £160/$200

VMAX cards aren’t great and neither are rainbow rares.

Put the two together and you get this. It’s not bad, but it’s definitely not top-tier.

Image Credit: The Pokemon Company TCG Database

16. Lance’s Charizard V

  • Set: Black Star Promo (Lance’s Charizard V Box)
  • Set Number: SWSH133
  • Rarity: Black Star Promo
  • Average Price: £4/$4

There’s nothing particularly wrong with this Charizard Pokemon Card that was released as part of 2021’s Celebration set, it’s just a little too cartoony to the point where it looks a bit out of place.

Image Credit: The Pokemon Company TCG Database

15. Brilliant Stars Charizard V

  • Set: Brilliant Stars
  • Set Number: 017/172
  • Rarity: Pokemon V
  • Average Price: £7/$7

Standard V cards are pretty generic, and while this one’s fine, it does nothing to stand out from the crowd.

Image Credit: The Pokemon Company TCG Database

14. Darkness Ablaze Charizard V

  • Set: Darkness Ablaze
  • Set Number: 019/189
  • Rarity: Pokemon V
  • Average Price: £6/$8

A slightly better-looking V than the one above, but the same comments still apply.

Image Credit: The Pokemon Company TCG Database

13. Radiant Charizard

  • Set: Pokemon GO
  • Set Number: 011/078
  • Rarity: Radiant
  • Average Price: £30/$25

The Radiant cards are a great idea and Charizard is obviously a very good pick.

This card, however, has been let down by its super generic background that doesn’t really do it justice.

Image Credit: The Pokemon Company TCG Database

12. Rainbow Charizard VSTAR

  • Set: Charizard VSTAR
  • Set Number: 174/172
  • Rarity: Rainbow Secret Rare
  • Average Price: £80/$80

Definitely one of the better Rainbow Rares in the TCG, this Brilliant Stars Charizard is a good-looking card and one that’ll no doubt hold its value.

Image Credit: The Pokemon Company TCG Database

11. Vivid Voltage Charizard

  • Set: Vivid Voltage
  • Set Number: 025/185
  • Rarity: Non-Holo Rare
  • Average Price: £4/$5

Just outside of the top 10, this Charizard features Leon commanding it in battle.

A pretty nice looking card for a Non-holo rare.

Image Credit: The Pokemon Company TCG Database

10. Shining Fates: Shiny Vault Charizard

  • Set: Shining Fates (Shiny Vault)
  • Set Number: SV107/SV122
  • Rarity: Shiny Vault Subset
  • Average Price: £80/$100

A beefy shiny Charizard.

I’ve made it clear previously that I don’t particularly like the design of this Charizard, but the fact that it’s shiny gives it plenty of bonus points.

Image Credit: The Pokemon Company TCG Database

9. Brilliant Stars Charizard VSTAR

  • Set: Brilliant Stars
  • Set Number: 018/072
  • Rarity: VSTAR
  • Average Price: £15/$15

This Charizard VSTAR Pokemon Card isn’t bad.

The design of the Pokemon flying out of the card is pretty cool and I’m one of the minority who likes the design of the VSTARs.

Image Credit: The Pokemon Company TCG Database

8. Champion’s Path Elite Trainer Box Charizard Promo

  • Set: Black Star Promo (Champion’s Path ETB)
  • Set Number: SWSH050
  • Rarity: Black Star Promo
  • Average Price: £6/$5

This card is likely to be one of the most graded Pokemon cards of all time.

The combination of its good looks, the fact it’s Charizard and the ease of access to it are all contributing factors.

Image Credit: The Pokemon Company TCG Database

7. Champion’s Path Charizard

  • Set: Champion’s Path
  • Set Number: 079/073
  • Rarity: Secret Rare
  • Average Price: £130/$150

The highest ranking shiny Charizard card on this list and definitely the chase card from the underwhelming Champion’s Path set.

While the Charizard model is the same as that from the promo above, its shininess gives it the edge.

Image Credit: The Pokemon Company TCG Database

6. Celebrations Charizard

  • Set: Celebrations Classic Collection
  • Set Number: 4/102
  • Rarity: Classic Collections Subset
  • Average Price: £75/$70

It’s safe to say that the Base Set Charizard is one of the most popular cards ever created, and this Celebrations reprint of it does it justice.

It’s only so far down on the list as it’s received multiple releases over the years.

Image Credit: The Pokemon Company TCG Database

5. Brilliant Stars – Charizard V

  • Set: Brilliant Stars
  • Set Number: 153/172
  • Rarity: Full Art Ultra Rare
  • Average Price: £35/$35

One of five Charizard cards released in Brilliant Stars, this full art is a banger.

One of the best designs of the actual Charizard on any SWSH card and the background contrasts nicely.

Image Credit: The Pokemon Company TCG Database

4. Vivid Voltage Promo Charizard

  • Set: Black Star Promo (Vivid Voltage Pre-Release)
  • Set Number: SWSH066
  • Rarity: Black Star Promo
  • Average Price: £75/$50

Released as one of the four Vivid Voltage pre-release promos, this Charizard is well deserving of fourth place.

A great card that was released as part of a very solid pre-release, joining Donphan, Snorlax and Lugia.

Image Credit: The Pokemon Company TCG Database

3. Special Delivery Charizard

  • Set: Black Star Promo (Pokemon Center UK Opening)
  • Set Number: SWSH075
  • Rarity: Black Star Promo
  • Average Price: £45/$70

One of the more recent releases, the Special Delivery Charizard was released to commemorate the opening of the UK Pokemon Center store.

It follows Special Delivery Pikachu and Bidoof in the series and is a very cool card.

Image Credit: The Pokemon Company Pokemon Center

2. Lost Origin Charizard

  • Set: Lost Origin
  • Set Number: TG03/TG30
  • Rarity: Trainer Gallery Subset
  • Average Price: £10/$10

The Trainer Gallery Charizard card is very nice.

It depicts Sword and Shield’s Leon chilling out with his Charizard on what looks like a sofa. It might not be the most valuable, but it’s definitely one of the best looking.

Image Credit: The Pokemon Company TCG Database

1. Brilliant Stars – Charizard V

  • Set: Brilliant Stars
  • Set Number: 154/172
  • Rarity: Alternate Art
  • Average Price: £130/$170

Not only the best Charizard card in Sword and Shield but arguably in all of the TCG.

The card depicts two Gen 1 titans going head-to-head in battle. It looks to be an earlier scene in the battle that featured between the two from a previous XY Promo.

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