OH MY GOD THE FEELS. His mama died so a ditto turned into a charizard to take care of him until he could protect himself ; <--- Or Ditto is actually his dad, and his mom was the Charizard in the relationship
My first pokemon game was fire red. I still remember the day I bought it at Target. Which was your first game? (Mine was also Firered. My friend gave it to me cuz she lost her gameboy and asked the class who wanted it.