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Charmeleon (Pokémon)

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Origin
 
===Origin===
Charmeleon resembles a small dinosaur with remnants of {{p|Charmander}}'s {{wp|salamander}}-like appearance, with the body plan of a {{wp|Theropoda|theropod}} and a single horn on the top of the head, itself bearing a resemblance with theropod's crests such as the one of ''{{wp| Parasaurolophus}}''.
 
Although its nomenclature suggests commonality with the {{wp|chameleon}}, its Japanese name, ''Lizardo'', clarifies that Charmeleon is rather based on lizards, with the ''chameleon'' term being used to make a word play in the English name. As such, Charmeleon doesn't have the traits that set chameleons apart from lizards, with the main traits derived from it having an appearance which is intermediate between that of Charmander and that of {{p|Charizard}}, reflecting its role in Charmander's evolutionevolutionary family. As confirmed by ''[[M20|Pokémon the Movie: I Choose You!]]'', what seems to be a head crest is rather a horn that then becomes the twin horns of Charizard, similarly the snout is slightly more protruding than that of Charmander, but still rather short and rounded compared to Charizard's snout. The hands themselves are more developed compared to the original three-fingered ones of Charmander, having visible white claws while not yet having the separate fingers of Charizard. Finally, Charmeleon doesn't feature a {{wp|prehensile tail}}, said tail is rather used as a weapon.
 
As confirmed by ''[[M20|I Choose You!]]'', what seems to be a head crest is rather a horn that then becomes the twin horns of Charizard. Similarly, the snout is slightly more protruding than that of Charmander, but still rather short and rounded compared to Charizard's snout. The hands themselves are more developed compared to the original three-fingered ones of Charmander, having visible white claws while not yet having the separate fingers of Charizard. Finally, Charmeleon doesn't feature a {{wp|prehensile tail}}, and said tail is rather used as a weapon.
 
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