2000 March 17, Kyran Foxfire <kyran2@NOSPAMTAGnetscape.net>, “Re: Ack! [Kenetic RP]”, in alt.fan.dragons, Usenet, message-ID <38D2CB55.F2FBA494@NOSPAMTAGnetscape.net>:
Kyran, within the room the entire time decides to calm Charizard. Good thing he knows a charizard's needs well.*
There. You need not burn the place down, Charizard, there is a time and place for immolation. *Team Rocket walks up to the two. Kyran and Charizard both face them.*
2000 July 13, Shadow <email@example.com>, “[Lemon] The Adventures of Indianapolis Charmander”, in alt.games.final-fantasy.hentai, alt.games.nintendo.pokemon.hentai, Usenet, message-ID <wFrb5.3835$MT.firstname.lastname@example.org>:
The temple itself looked like a stone dragon, more like a Charizard than anything.
But we're not talking about holographic Charizard cards here — Tyler's eye was on a Van Gogh painting, an antique bed owned by Canada's first prime minister, John A. McDonald, and a Florida medical office.
2002, Jim Dodge, Rain on the River, Selected Poems and Short Prose, Grove Press, ISBN0802138969, page 121:
He turned fifty on a half-moon in early March, and after a dreamless decade —empty, inaccessible, or simply not memorable— he dreamed, that birthday night, of the pocket monster Charizard.
Pikachu is in it, Charzard[sic] and there's going to be Baby Charzard[sic] and Squirtle and I'm going to have one more and that's called Charmander. I'm going to do one more and that's going to be Bulbasaur.