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Charmander (Pokémon)

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* Charmander is the only Fire-type starter Pokémon that is not a member of the {{egg3|Field}}.
* Charmander, {{p|Cyndaquil}}, and their respective evolutionary lines have exactly the same base stats.
* Charmander's hand has an inconsistent number of fingers in its designs. The original sprites designed by [[Atsuko Nishida]] for {{game|Red and Green|s}} featured three fingers, while the artwork [[Ken Sugimori]] drew based on those sprites had four fingers. Currently, the {{pkmn|Trading Card Game}}, {{pkmn|anime}} (including {{pkmn|movie}}s and specials), and artwork unrelated to games and merchandise use the three-fingered hand design; while the 3D models and the artwork based on those (such as the ones made for {{pkmn|Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!}}) feature the four-fingered hand design.
 
===Origin===
{{Bulbanews|On the Origin of Species: Charmander}}
Charmander's appearsdesign towas bebased predominantlyon {{wpp|reptilianCharizard}} in origin,such anda mayway that it was surprising to see how it would have beenevolved into the latter Pokémon.<ref name=Origin>[https://www.pokemon.co.jp/corporate/en/pikachu/ ''The Origin Story of Pikachu''].</ref> In particular, Charmander was designed as a lizard,<ref partiallyname=Origin/> inspiredpossibly byreferencing the mythical {{wp|Salamanders in folklore and legend|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 in the shape of a lizard.
 
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====Name origin====
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