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Charmander (Pokémon)

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* 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), 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.
* Charmander and its evolutionary line are the only non-Galarian starter Pokémon to make an appearance in {{pkmn|Sword and Shield}}.
 
===Origin===
Charmander's design was based on Charizard in such a way that it was surprising to see it evolving 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 {{wp|lizard}},<ref name=Origin/> possibly referencing the mythical {{wp|Salamanders in folklore|salamander}} (as opposed to {{wp|Salamander|the real-world amphibian of the same}} name that 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.
 
Its draconic evolutionary line may be a reference to Europeanlizard species that are likened to dragons, such as {{wp|bearded dragon}}s and {{wp|flying dragon}}s.
 
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