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Charmander (Pokémon)

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{{Bulbanews|On the Origin of Species: Charmander}}
Charmander is predominantly {{wp|reptilian}} in origin, and mayis have been partiallyparticularly inspired by the mythical {{wp|Salamander#Mythology and popular culture|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, {{a|Solar Power}}, may have drawn inspiration from the {{wp|Spotted Salamander}}. In the July and August of 2010, this species was identified as the first known {{wp|Photosynthesis|photosynthetic}} vertebrate animal, capable of converting energy from sunlight.
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