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Riza(pronounced REE-zah) the Charizard is a character who appears in The Legend of Fox the Brave. He is a Charizard formerly owned by Lerry the Bear and was one of his most frequently used Pokemon, alongside Terry the Tyranitar, as well as his second Pokemon that can Mega Evolve, later being replaced by a Manectric named Ric when Riza left. He is very close to Maxwell Veschell, acting as his de facto protector.
Riza is a regular Charizard, and thus resembles an orange dragon with two horns, large wings, and thin arms with three claws on each hand and foot. He has blue eyes and a large flame at the end of his tail. Riza also wears both a Charizardite X and Y, making him the only known Pokemon to swap between Mega Evolutions depending on the situation.
Riza is fiery, hot-tempered, and fiercely loyal to the Storm Fighters. From On the Run to City of Storms, he has quickly bonded with Maxwell Veschell, becoming incredibly close to him, and acting as a protector of the young boy.
Riza spent most of his life with Lerry, becoming his second Pokemon to Mega Evolve, and one of his strongest. Riza remained with Lerry until the events of On the Run, where he quickly bonded with Max. Though not shown in the story itself, Lerry released Riza so that the Charizard could remain with Max. After the Battle for Storm Cloud City in City of Storms, Riza chose to stay in in the city with Max.
Riza's moveset is Flamethrower, Steel Wing, Dragon Claw, and Seismic Toss
Like all Charizard, Riza can fly and breath fire(likely due to his Flamethrower attack). His Abilities are Blaze in his base form, Tough Claws as Mega Charizard X, and Drought as Mega Charizard Y
In his base form and as Mega Charizard Y, Riza is weak to Water and Rock-Type Pokemon. As Mega Charizard X, Riza is weak to Water, Rock, Ground, and Dragon-Type Pokemon.
Like the rest of Lerry's Pokemon(save for Terry and maybe Jago), Riza is named after his final evolution(Charizard)
- Riza's name can also be derived from "Rizaadon", Charizard's Japanese name.
Riza is one of two non-English-speaking Pokemon to play a major role in a story, the other being Rocket's Sceptile
Riza is the only Pokemon known to swap between Mega Evolutions, as he wears both of Charizard's Mega Stones.
Riza is the first and so far only Pokemon Lerry has released, as Riza bonded with Max and wanted to remain with the boy. Riza's empty spot has since been filled in by a Shiny Metagross Lerry caught, named Meta, who can also Mega Evolve