Charizard and Dragonite are first-generation Pokémon that resemble dragons with orange bodies, light stomachs, blue wings and tails, although Charizard's tail has a flame at the end of it. Dragonite is a dragon and flying-type Pokémon, whereas Charizard is a dual-fire and flying-type Pokémon. In the sixth Pokémon generation, Charizard gained a mega evolution that replaced the flying-type characteristic with classification as a dragon Pokémon.
Charizard evolves from Charmeleon at level 36. Dragonite evolves from Dragonair at level 55. They are both the third and final evolution in their respective Pokémon families. Among the first generation of Pokémon, Dragonair's evolution into Dragonite takes place at the highest level out of any Pokémon in the game.
In the first generation of "Pokémon" games, players can choose Charmanader, a pre-evolutionary form of Charizard, as their starter Pokémon. Charizard is also the mascot of the first-generation game "Pokémon Red."
Comparing the six base stats of these Pokémon, Charizard has higher special attack and powerful fire-based moves. Dragonite has a higher attack and does more damage with physical moves. The sum of Dragonite's base stats is 600, making it a pseudo-legendary Pokémon. Charizard's base stats only reach 534, although its mega evolutions boost that number to 634.