Charizard is NOT overrated its just loved by many fans! Charizard is personally my favorite pokémon ever. Since gen 1, it was my go to pokemon to get me out of sticky situations whether i lost or not. Alot of people say it is super overrated but I think its just one of those pokemon that kids as well as adults seem to like just by looks alone! Charizard is not a dragon type pokemon unlessen of course you mega evolve it, however, its physical characteristics strongly takes after a dragon. If you hold up a picture of a turtle and a dragon and ask someone which creature do they think would win in a death match. Most people would point to the dragon, so physically it is VERY ATTRACTIVE! As far as power...It is not the strongest pokémon, however it is a decently powerful pokémon. And for all of you competitive players out there, Charizards strongest stats are its special attack and its speed as most of us competitive players know. But when the first pokemon games sold in america( Red and Blue) Blue actually had more sells than Red, by almost 2000 sells to be exact, but I think most of Charizards fame came from the anime and the trading card game. In the anime, Charizard is arguably ash's strongest pokemon in the first gen. Despite Charizard's disobidiance towards ash, Charizard eventually came around to like ash and when it did, boy was it powerful! It took down articuno, magmar, even blastoise despite its type advantage! Most people will say that, in that specific moment when Charizard beat Blastoise, Charizard became overrated because technically it should not have won. However i believe the anime wanted to make a message to kids and people in general that despite the obstacles(in life) that may appear to have an advantage and even the capabilities to defeating you, trusting in your pokémon as well as yourself can create many many victories for you. Now on to the trading spectrum, Charizard is the most sought after pokémon card in history. Its uper rare and it looks awesome in my opinion, it is also quite useful and powerful granted one knows how and when to use it. So all in all I don't think Charizard is overrated( like pikachu lol) but rather it tends to grab alot of peoples attention with either via its history or its striking good looks!