Kiawe's Charizard is Kiawe's Flying Poké Ride. It has a strap belt around its body to make it easier for people to ride on its back. Skull Gang attempted to take Charizard away from him but Kiawe's Turtonator
quickly dispatched them away in a battle.
In the Alola Pokémon League quarterfinals third match, Kiawe's Charizard
battled against Sophocles' Vikavolt
. Sophocles had thoroughly researched Kiawe’s battle strategies so that his Vikavolt would put on the pressure against Charizard, who was the stronger and more experienced battler in the match-up. Charizard endured a make-or-break moment when it burned off the Savage Spin-Out Z-Move. For a lot of the match, Vikavolt was really pressing its attack, while Charizard was only playing defense. Vikavolt had learned the new move Wild Charge and that surprised Kiawe
but totally met his every expectation for a good battle. Charizard and Kiawe used Supersonic Skystrike which was too strong for Vikavolt's Wild Charge and it was knocked out.