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Charmander (Pokémon)

Venusaur #003: Venusaur
Pokémon
#005: Charmeleon Charmeleon
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Charmander (disambiguation).
Charmander
Lizard Pokémon
ヒトカゲ
Hitokage
#004
Charmander

Charmander

Charmander

Charmander
Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fire Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Blue-Striped
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Blaze Cacophony
Cacophony
Solar Power
Hidden Ability

Hidden Ability

Mega Charmander

Mega Charmander Y
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Monster and Dragon
Hatch time
5355 - 5609 steps
Height
2'00" 0.6 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
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Weight
18.7 lbs. 8.5 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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0 lbs. 0 kg
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Mega Stone
{{{mega}}} {{{mega2}}}
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#004
Kanto
#234
Johto
#206
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh

Unova
Central
#083
Kalos
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-140
Fiore
R-137
Almia
R-206/N-062
Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
65
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
62
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
1
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body06.png BodyUnknown.png
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Footprint
F004.png None.png
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Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
70
External Links

Charmander (Japanese: ヒトカゲ Hitokage) is a Fire-type Pokémon.

It evolves into Charmeleon starting at level 16, which evolves into Charizard starting at level 36.

Along with Bulbasaur and Squirtle, Charmander is one of three starter Pokémon of Kanto available at the beginning of Pokémon Red, Green, Blue, FireRed, and LeafGreen.

Biology

Charmander is a bipedal, reptilian Pokémon with an orange body, though its underside and soles are cream-colored. It has two small fangs visible in its upper and lower jaws and blue eyes. Its arms and legs are short with four fingers and three clawed toes. A fire burns at the tip of this Pokémon’s slender tail, and has blazed there since Charmander’s birth. The flame can be used as an indication of Charmander's health and mood, burning brightly when the Pokémon is strong, weakly when it is exhausted, wavering when it is happy, and blazing when it is enraged. It is said that Charmander dies if its flame goes out.

Charmander can be found in hot, mountainous areas. However, it is found far more often in the ownership of Trainers. As shown in Pokémon Snap, Charmander exhibits pack behavior, calling others of its species if it finds food.

In the anime

Major appearances

Charmander in the anime

Ash's Charmander

In Charmander - The Stray Pokémon, Ash, Misty, and Brock came across a Charmander which had been abandoned by its Trainer, Damian, who only cared about strong Pokémon. At first, Charmander refused to leave the spot it was at, waiting for Damian to return. However, when a rainstorm picked up, Charmander grew ill and Ash took it to a Pokémon Center. Charmander realized that Damian was no good, and joined up with Ash. It has since evolved into Charmeleon, and then Charizard.

Zippo

Ritchie owned a Charmander named Zippo, which debuted in A Friend In Deed. It later evolved into Charmeleon.

Other

In Journey to the Starting Line, Gilbert was intended to start his journey as a Pokémon Trainer, but the trio of Kanto Starter Pokémon were scared off when Ash's Tauros stampeded through Professor Oak's house. Professor Oak, Tracey, Delia and Gilbert split up in order to find the three missing Pokémon. The Charmander was the first one to be found.

Another Charmander was seen with Professor Oak in A Six Pack Attack! along with a Bulbasaur and Squirtle. Another was seen in The Right Place and The Right Mime, along with another Bulbasaur and Squirtle.

A Charmander stars in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters out of the Gate! as the leader of Team Go-Getters.

A Charmander appeared in The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion! owned by the Kanto Fair Host. Seeing it inspired Ash to bring his Charizard back onto his team.

A Charmander appeared in Summer of Discovery!, under the ownership of Trevor.

Minor appearances

Charmander was mentioned in the first episode of the anime, Pokémon - I Choose You!, as one of the three starter Pokémon new Trainers in Pallet Town can choose from. Ash dreamed of owning one, although it was his last choice of a starter coming after Squirtle and Bulbasaur. However, when he arrived at Oak's lab, he found out it was too late, as another Trainer who started the same day had already taken it.

Multiple Charmander also appeared in Battle Aboard the St. Anne.

A Charmander was seen in a Pokémon Center in Hypno's Naptime.

A Charmander also appeared in Pokémon Fashion Flash.

In The Ultimate Test, a Charmander was one of the Pokémon owned by the Pokémon League entrance exam instructor.

Two Charmander appeared in The Breeding Center Secret. One was seen evolving on TV for a commercial about Cassidy's and Butch's breeding center, while the other one appeared in the said center.

A Charmander under the ownership of an unknown Trainer, appeared in Friends to the End, during the closing ceremonies of the Indigo League.

A Charmander appeared in A Better Pill to Swallow as a fantasized Pokémon.

A Charmander was used by one of the students of the Pokémon Trainer's School in Gonna Rule The School!.

One also appeared in Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade.

A Charmander appeared in Alexa's magazine in The Journalist from Another Region!.

A Charmander appeared in a flashback in Mega Evolution Special I as the unevolved form of Alain's Charizard

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP011 Charmander Ash's Pokédex Charmander. A flame burns on the tip of its tail from birth. It is said that a Charmander dies if its flame ever goes out.
EP025 Rage Ash's Pokédex Charmander's special attack, Rage. It gains more power the more it is attacked. It will continue to fight until its opponent falls.
This concludes the entries from the original series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW116 Charmander Ash's Pokédex Charmander, the Lizard Pokémon. Charmander's health can be gauged by the fire on the tip of its tail, which burns intensely when it's in good health.
This concludes the entries from the Best Wishes series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY039 Charmander Serena's Pokédex Charmander, the Lizard Pokémon. When the tip of Charmander's tail burns brightly, that indicates it's in good health.
This concludes the entries from the X & Y series.

In Pokémon Origins

Red's Charmander in Pokémon Origins

Red's Charmander

Charmander was one of the three Pokémon Professor Oak gave Red and Blue to choose from to start their journey, with Red choosing Charmander. It later evolved into a Charmeleon between File 1 - Red and File 2 - Cubone and then a Charizard between File 2 - Cubone and File 3 - Giovanni.

Giovanni's Charmander

Giovanni's Charmander in Pokémon Origins

Giovanni was shown to have once had a Charmander during a flashback in File 3 - Giovanni.


In the manga

In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Main article: Ash's Charizard

Ash's Charmander makes a few appearances in the manga The Electric Tale of Pikachu.

The capture of Ash's Charmander diverges considerably from the anime. In the manga, Damian seems to have abandoned his Charmander at the beginning of the chapter Pikachu's Excellent Adventure, but it turns out that he had just been injured and went to the hospital.

Ash is shown to own a Charmander despite this, his own Charmander first appears in You Gotta Have Friends. Ash's Charmander's capture is not shown in the manga, instead, when Charmander first appears from its Poké Ball, it is simply stated that "Ash has been busy since the last comic".

Ash's Charmander reappears as a Charizard in the chapter The Indigo Finals at the Indigo Plateau Conference. In this chapter, Charizard battles Charley, Ritchie's own Charizard.

In the Magical Pokémon Journey manga

Main article: Peanut's Charmander
Main article: Mandy (MPJ)

In Magical Pokémon Journey, the sickly Trainer Peanut owns an aggressive Charmander. Peanut's Charmander first appears in the chapter Charmander's Peanut.

Mandy is a female Charmander from the Magical Pokémon Journey manga.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Blue's Charmander
Charmander in Pokémon Adventures

Charmander debuted in the first round of the Red, Green & Blue chapter, A Glimpse of the Glow, where one appeared in a fantasy explanation of Red and as one of Blue's first Pokémon, received from his grandfather Professor Oak. It has since evolved into Charmeleon before facing Brock of Pewter City, and then to Charizard before the Silph Co. battles against Team Rocket. The major powerhouse of his team with its newly learned Blast Burn attack, its battle skills (able to defeat Red's Poliwhirl easily even before evolving) are complimented by its fast flight, for which it was traded to Red twice, during both the Gold, Silver & Crystal chapter and the FireRed & LeafGreen chapter. It is worth noting that, as Charmeleon, it was accidentally traded to Red many years earlier.

Another Charmander appeared as a silhouette when Green explains about Mew in The Jynx Jinx.

After X's Marisso lost to it in a battle X decided to take it and named it Salamè in PAXY04.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Main article: Green's Charizard

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga series, Red's rival, Green, chose Charmander as his starter Pokémon. Green's Charmander is mischievous and has a rivalry with Red's Clefairy.

Green's Charmander has evolved into Charizard. It seems to be able to skip the Charmeleon stage, as it was seen evolving directly into Charizard. Although it has devolved back to the Charmander stage, it currently seems to have permanently evolved back into Charizard.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

Main article: Satoshi's Charizard (Zensho)

In Pokémon Zensho, Satoshi chooses Charmander as his starter Pokémon, while Shigeru chooses a Squirtle.

In the TCG

Main article: Charmander (TCG)

Other appearances

Charmander appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a trophy.

Trophy Information

"A Lizard Pokémon. It just downright likes hot stuff. The always-burning tail indicates its mood--waving gently when content and burning intensely when angry. If the tail were to go out, it would be the end of Charmander's life. Its tail is believed to emit steam when it rains. Charmander evolves into Charmeleon by leveling up."

Game data

NPC appearances

  • In PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Charmander is one of Pikachu's best friends. After falling through the mysterious tunnel, he almost lands into a pool of molten lava only to be saved by the zone leader, Blaziken. He was then taken in as Blaziken's pupil and trained to become stronger. After he's been found, he journeys to the Meeting Place where he helps Piplup mend the balloon, and makes fireworks. He later accompanies Pikachu to the Sky Pavilion along with Piplup and Chikorita where he meets Mew. Once the Sky Prism has been restored, Charmander celebrates by firing off the fireworks he made.

Pokédex entries

Generation I
Red Obviously prefers hot places. When it rains, steam is said to spout from the tip of its tail.
Blue
Yellow The flame at the tip of its tail makes a sound as it burns. You can only hear it in quiet places.
Stadium Even the newborns have flaming tails. Unfamiliar with fire, babies are said to accidentally burn themselves.
Generation II
Gold The flame on its tail shows the strength of its life force. If it is weak, the flame also burns weakly.
Silver The flame on its tail indicates Charmander's life force. If it is healthy, the flame burns brightly.
Crystal If it's healthy, the flame on the tip of its tail will burn vigorously, even if it gets a bit wet.
Stadium 2 The flame on its tail shows the strength of its life force. If it is weak, the flame also burns weakly.
Generation III
Ruby The flame that burns at the tip of its tail is an indication of its emotions. The flame wavers when Charmander is enjoying itself. If the Pokémon becomes enraged, the flame burns fiercely.
Sapphire
Emerald The flame that burns at the tip of its tail is an indication of its emotions. The flame wavers when Charmander is happy, and blazes when it is enraged.
FireRed From the time it is born, a flame burns at the tip of its tail. Its life would end if the flame were to go out.
LeafGreen It has a preference for hot things. When it rains, steam is said to spout from the tip of its tail.
Generation IV
Diamond The fire on the tip of its tail is a measure of its life. If healthy, its tail burns intensely.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold The flame on its tail shows the strength of its life force. If it is weak, the flame also burns weakly.
SoulSilver The flame on its tail indicates Charmander's life force. If it is healthy, the flame burns brightly.
Generation V
Black The fire on the tip of its tail is a measure of its life. If healthy, its tail burns intensely.
White
Black 2 The fire on the tip of its tail is a measure of its life. If healthy, its tail burns intensely.
White 2
Generation VI
X The flame on its tail indicates Charmander's life force. If it is healthy, the flame burns brightly.
Y From the time it is born, a flame burns at the tip of its tail. Its life would end if the flame were to go out.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Starter Pokémon from Professor Oak in Pallet Town
Blue (Japan)
Starter Pokémon from Professor Oak in Pallet Town
Yellow
Received from a Trainer on Route 24
Generation II
Gold Silver
Time Capsule, Event
Crystal
Time Capsule, Event
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade, Event
Emerald
Trade, Event
FireRed LeafGreen
Starter Pokémon from Professor Oak in Pallet Town
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Trade, Event
Platinum
Trade, Event
HeartGold SoulSilver
Reward from Professor Oak after defeating Red
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black White
Global Link event
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer, Event
Generation VI
X Y
Received from Professor Sycamore in Lumiose City after battling him

In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Snap Volcano
Pokémon Stadium Gym Leader Castle
Pokémon Channel Mt. Snowfall
Pokémon Pinball Pallet Town
Pokémon Trozei! Huge Storage 5
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Starter Pokémon
Fiery Field (5F-8F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Starter Pokémon
Giant Volcano (1F-19F)
Dark Crater (B1-B10)
Pokémon Ranger Jungle Relic
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Ranger School
Volcano Cave
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Faldera Island
Fire Temple
Pokémon Rumble Fiery Furnace Normal Mode C & A
Pokémon Rumble Blast Cave: Everspring Valley
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Lava Zone, Meeting Place *
Pokémon Conquest Ignis

In events

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Crunch Charmander English United States 5 December 28, 2001 to January 31, 2002;
January 17 to 23, 2003
GSC Pokémon Center Mystery Egg #3 Crunch Charmander Japanese Japan 5 April 27 to May 12, 2002
RSEFRLG Gather More Pokémon! Fourth Campaign Charmander Japanese Japan 10 February 11 to 28, 2006
DP 2007 Birthday Charmander Japanese Japan 40 July 20, 2007 to July 19, 2008
DP 2008 Birthday Charmander Japanese Japan 40 July 20, 2008 to July 19, 2009
DPPtHGSS 2009 Birthday Charmander Japanese Japan 40 July 20, 2009 to July 19, 2010
DPPtHGSS 2010 Birthday Charmander Japanese Japan 40 July 20 to November 3, 2010
B2W2 Sticker Promotional Kanto Starter Egg Charmander Japanese Japan 1 September 1 to 30, 2012
BWB2W2 Kanto Starter Egg Charmander Korean South Korea 1 November 8 to 11, 2012
B2W2 Kanto Starter Egg Charmander Korean Wi-Fi 1 February 14 to March 31, 2013
In-game events
Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RGBY Gym Leader Castle Charmander Japanese hide 5 April 30, 1999 onwards
RBY Gym Leader Castle Charmander English hide 5 February 29, 2000 onwards
RBY Gym Leader Castle Charmander French hide 5 April 7, 2000 onwards
RBY Gym Leader Castle Charmander German hide 5 April 7, 2000 onwards
RBY Gym Leader Castle Charmander Italian hide 5 April 7, 2000 onwards
RBY Gym Leader Castle Charmander Spanish hide 5 April 7, 2000 onwards

Pokémon Global Link promotions

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BW Global Link Charmander Japanese PGL 10 October 14, 2010 to May 31, 2011
BW Global Link Charmander Korean PGL 10 May 11, 2011 to May 11, 2013

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Bitter Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Stadium* Normal Box (100%)* Gorgeous Box (100%)*
Events* Lucky Egg Lucky Egg (100%)

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 39
99 - 146 188 - 282
Attack: 52
51 - 114 98 - 223
Defense: 43
43 - 104 81 - 203
Sp.Atk: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Sp.Def: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Speed: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Total: 309   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 50.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/3 ★★★
Power
1/5 ☆☆☆☆
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
1/3 ☆☆
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
11/18 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
00Start Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
00Start Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
077 Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
1010 Smokescreen Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
1616 Dragon Rage Dragon Special 0000 100100% 10
1919 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
2525 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 09595% 15
2828 Flame Burst Fire Special 07070 100100% 15
3434 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
3737 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100100% 15
4343 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 08585% 15
4646 Inferno Fire Special 100100 05050% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Charmander obtained at level 1 in Generation VI
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Charmander
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Charmander
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Dragon Sprite.png TM02 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM43 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM50 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM98 Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Charmander
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Charmander
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
CharizardDragoniteSwabluAltariaTropiusSalamence Air Cutter Flying Special 60 95% 25
CranidosRampardosShieldonBastiodonTyruntTyrantrum
AmauraAurorus
Ancient Power Rock Special 60 100% 5
EkansNidoran♂ Beat Up* Dark Physical 100% 10
Snorlax Belly Drum Normal Status —% 10
SquirtleWartortleBlastoiseEkansArbokGyarados
TotodileCroconawFeraligatrLarvitarPupitarTyranitar
LoudredExploudSeviperBagonShelgonSalamence
TurtwigGrotleTorterraDruddigonDeinoZweilous
HydreigonTyruntTyrantrumBergmiteAvalugg
Bite Dark Physical 60 100% 25
Nidoran♂RhyhornChikoritaScraggy Counter* Fighting Physical 100% 20
ArbokSnorlaxTotodileCroconawFeraligatrLarvitar
PupitarTyranitarExploudSeviperBagonShelgon
SalamenceTurtwigGrotleTorterraGarchompScraggy
ScraftyDruddigonDeinoZweilousHydreigonTyrunt
TyrantrumAvalugg
Crunch Dark Physical 80 100% 15
HorseaSeadraKingdraGyaradosDratiniDragonair
DragoniteAltariaAxewFraxureHaxorus
Dragon Dance Dragon Status —% 20
HorseaSeadraKingdraAmpharosSwabluAltaria
AxewFraxureHaxorusDeinoZweilousHydreigon
SkrelpDragalgeGoomySliggooGoodra
Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 85 100% 10
DratiniDragonairDragoniteGibleGabiteGarchomp
DeinoZweilousHydreigon
Dragon Rush Dragon Physical 100 75% 10
Charizard Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120 100% 15
ScraggyScrafty Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150 100% 20
AronLaironAggron Metal Claw Steel Physical 50 95% 35
DratiniDragonairDragoniteAxewFraxureHaxorus
DruddigonDeinoZweilousHydreigonGoodra
Outrage Dragon Physical 120 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Charmander in Generation VI
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Charmander in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Charmander
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Charmander
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VI
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP   Contest   Appeal   Jamming 
X Y OR AS Fire Pledge Fire Special 80 100% 10 Cool 0   0  
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Charmander can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Charmander cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Charmander
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Charmander
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Slam Charmander (McDonald Pack 4)

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin004.png Pin004.gif 
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani004.gif 
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP004.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 11.7%
Friend Area: Mt. Cleft
Phrases
51%-100% HP My flame's small, but I'll do my best!
26%-50% HP My health is down to half. The flame is getting small, too.
1%-25% HP My flame is about to go out...
Level up I leveled up. The flame on my tail grew bigger, too.
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP The fire on my tail's blazing! Let's go for it, <name>!
26%-50% HP It's getting tougher...
1%-25% HP My fire's about to go out... <name>, help...
Level up Yay! I leveled up!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP004.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Fire  Poké Assist: Fire PA.png
( Fire )
Field move: Burn fm.png
(Burn ×1)
Loops: 3 Min. exp.: 25 Max. exp.: 39
Browser entry  
Charmander shudders while breathing fire. It is the very picture of vitality.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Fire  Poké Assist: Fire PA.png
( Fire )
Field move: Burn 1 field move.png
(Burn ×1)
Browser entry  
It attacks by spitting embers.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Fire  Fire Assist.png
( Fire )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Burn 1 field move.png
(Burn ×1)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
It attacks by spitting fire.
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW004.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Charmander followed you through the Mysterious Tunnel, landing in the Lava Zone. He's one of your best friends. His great desire is to become stronger.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PCP004.png HP: Move: Ember
Attack: ★★ Ability 1: Blaze
Defense: Ability 2: Warm Blanket
Speed: ★★★ Ability 3: Hero
Evolves into Charmeleon when its Attack is 50 or higher
Range: 4 Perfect Links: Masakage

Evolution

004Charmander.png
Unevolved
Charmander
 Fire 
Rare Candy
Level 16
005Charmeleon.png
First evolution
Charmeleon
 Fire 
Rare Candy
Level 36
006Charizard.png
Second evolution
Charizard
 Fire  Flying 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 004.png Spr b g1 004.png Spr 1y 004.png Spr b g1 004.png Spr 1g 004.png Spr b g1 004.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 004.png Spr b 2g 004.png Spr 2s 004.png Spr b 2g 004.png Spr 2c 004.gif Spr b 2c 004.png
Spr 2g 004 s.png Spr b 2g 004 s.png Spr 2s 004 s.png Spr b 2g 004 s.png Spr 2c 004 s.gif Spr b 2c 004 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 004.png Spr b 3r 004.png Spr 3e 004.gif Spr b 3r 004.png Spr 3f 004.png Spr b 3f 004.png
Spr 3r 004 s.png Spr b 3r 004 s.png Spr 3e 004 s.gif Spr b 3r 004 s.png Spr 3f 004 s.png Spr b 3f 004 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 004.png Spr b 4d 004.png Spr 4d 004.png Spr b 4p 004.png Spr 4h 004.png Spr b 4p 004.png
Spr 4d 004 s.png Spr b 4d 004 s.png Spr 4d 004 s.png Spr b 4p 004 s.png Spr 4h 004 s.png Spr b 4p 004 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 004.png Spr b 5b 004.png Spr 5b 004.png Spr b 5b 004.png
Spr 5b 004 s.png Spr b 5b 004 s.png Spr 5b 004 s.png Spr b 5b 004 s.png
Front Back Front Back
004MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Charmander images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

$1 coins from Niue
  • Niue released a one-dollar coin featuring Charmander as part of a commemorative promotion for the Pokémon franchise, with Charmander on one side and the nation's coat of arms on the other.
  • In the first generation, on its sprite and first artwork, Charmander's "back" is depicted as having a small line of spikes. The spikes were not shown in the sprites and artwork of later generations. Blue's Charmander also had these spikes in the Pokémon Adventures manga, where the spikes were larger and easier to see. The spikes were also seen on Green's Charmander from the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga.
  • Charmander is the tallest Fire-type starter Pokémon.
  • Charmander has the longest name of all unevolved starter Pokémon.
  • Charmander is the only Fire-type starter Pokémon that is not a member of the Field Egg Group.

Origin

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Charmander is predominantly reptilian in origin, and may have been partially inspired by the mythical salamander (as opposed to the real-world amphibian of the same name which inspired its mythical counterpart). This salamander was a fire-spirit capable of surviving in extreme heat or flames, and it is sometimes creatively rendered or interpreted to be in the shape of a lizard.

Physically, Charmander has a slender body, a short nose, and a long tail, as well as other similar lizard-like characteristics. The fact that it does not undergo a metamorphosis stage (beyond its own evolutionary pattern) but instead grows into a larger version of itself as it matures, among other things, indicate that Charmander has more in common with reptiles (like lizards) than with amphibians (like real-world salamanders).

Charmander's Hidden Ability, Solar Power, may have drawn inspiration from the spotted salamander. In July and August 2010, this species was identified as the first known photosynthetic vertebrate animal, capable of converting energy from sunlight.

Name origin

Charmander is a portmanteau of the words char (to burn) and salamander.

Hitokage comes from 火蜥蜴 (salamander): 火 hi (fire) and 蜥蜴 tokage (lizard).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ヒトカゲ Hitokage Salamander (literally "Fire lizard")
France Flag.png French Salamèche From Salamandre and mèche
Spain Flag.png Spanish Charmander Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Glumanda From Glut and Salamander
Italy Flag.png Italian Charmander Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 파이리 Pairi From fire and 꼬리 kkori


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Notes

Starter Pokémon
Kanto
Bulbasaur
Bulbasaur
Charmander
Charmander
Squirtle
Squirtle
Johto
Chikorita
Chikorita
Cyndaquil
Cyndaquil
Totodile
Totodile
Hoenn
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Treecko
Torchic
Torchic
Mudkip
Mudkip
Sinnoh
Turtwig
Turtwig
Chimchar
Chimchar
Piplup
Piplup
Unova
Snivy
Snivy
Tepig
Tepig
Oshawott
Oshawott
Kalos
Chespin
Chespin
Fennekin
Fennekin
Froakie
Froakie
Yellow
Pikachu
Pikachu (player)
Eevee
Eevee (rival)
Colosseum
EspeonUmbreon
Espeon and Umbreon
XD
Eevee
Eevee


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