Flamethrower is Charizard's standard special move in all of his Super Smash Bros. appearances, starting with Super Smash Bros. Brawl. Flamethrower originates from the Pokémon franchise as a Fire-type move. Similar to Bowser's Fire Breath, Charizard spits a stream of fire from its mouth for as long as the player holds down the special move button, but it becomes shorter and weaker over time. The direction of the stream of fire can be adjusted by tilting the control stick.
In addition to Charizard as a playable character, Flamethrower is also used by Charizard as a Poké Ball Pokémon in Super Smash Bros. and Super Smash Bros. Melee, and by Charmander when it appears on the Saffron City stage in Super Smash Bros. and Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
In Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U, Flamethrower has two custom variants: Fire Fang and Fireball Cannon. Fire Fang, also a move from the Pokémon games, breathes a continuous short stream of fire that hits more quickly and ends with a bite attack that deals higher damage and knockback, while Fireball Cannon breathes fireballs that travel further and do not get much weaker, but deal less damage overall. Finally, Charizard also uses Flamethrower while using its down throw.
Charizard using Flamethrower on Fox in Super Smash Bros. Brawl
Names in other languages
From (Kaen hōshaki), meaning "flamethrower."