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Template:PokémonPrevNext/Head Template:PokémonPrevNext/GO Template:PokémonPrevNext/Pokémon Template:PokémonPrevNext/Disambig |} Template:Pokémon Infobox Charmander (Japanese: ヒトカゲ Hitokage) is a Template:Type Template:OBP introduced in Generation I.

It evolves into Template:P starting at level 16, which evolves into Template:P starting at level 36.

Along with Template:P and Template:P, 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 a primarily orange body. Its underside from the chest down and soles are cream-colored. It has two small fangs visible in its upper jaw and two smaller fangs in its lower jaw. Charmander has 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. However, if the Pokémon is healthy, the flame will continue to burn if gets a bit wet and is said to steam in the rain.

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

In the anime

In the main series

Major appearances

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Ash's Charmander

In Charmander - The Stray Pokémon, Template:Ash, Template:An, and Template:An 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 Template:P, and then Template:AP.

Zippo

Ritchie owned a Charmander named Zippo, which debuted in A Friend In Deed. It was later revealed to have evolved into Charmeleon during A Parent Trapped!.

Team Go-Getters

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

Alain's Charmander

A Charmander appeared in a flashback in Mega Evolution Special I as the unevolved form of Alain's Template:P.

Trevor's Charmander

A Charmander appeared in Summer of Discovery!, under the ownership of Template:An. It was later revealed to have evolved into Charmeleon during A Legendary Photo Op! and into Charizard during A League of His Own!.

Other

In Journey to the Starting Line!, Template:OBP 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 Template:An's house. Professor Oak, Template:Tracey, Template: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 Template:P and Template:P. Another was seen in The Right Place and The Right Mime, along with another Template:P and Template:TP. Professor Oak showed off another Charmander along with a Bulbasaur and Squirtle during the Kanto Fair.

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.

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 Template:P and Template:P. 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 Template:DL 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 Template:Pkmn's Charmander appeared in Friends to the End, during the closing ceremonies of the Indigo Plateau Conference.

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 Loading the Dex! as a silhouette that Rotom Pokédex brought up.

Pokédex entries

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In Pokémon Origins

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Red's Charmander

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

Other

Another Charmander appeared in File 3: Giovanni at Silph Co.

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

In Pokémon Generations

A Charmander appeared in the opening sequence for The Adventure. Template:-

In the manga

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In The Electric Tale of Pikachu manga

Template:Main Template: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 Template:P 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

Template:Main Template:Main 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

Template:Main Template:Main Charmander debuted in the first round of the Template:Chap, A Glimpse of the Glow, where one appeared in a fantasy explanation of Red and as one of Template:Adv's first Pokémon, received from his grandfather Template:Adv. He has since evolved into Template:P before facing Brock of Pewter City, and then to Template:P before the Silph Co. battles against Team Rocket. The major powerhouse of his team with his newly learned Template:M attack, his battle skills (able to defeat Template:Adv's Poliwhirl easily even before evolving) are complimented by his fast flight, for which he was traded to Red twice, during both the Template:Chap and the Template:Chap. It is worth noting that, as Charmeleon, he was accidentally traded to Red many years earlier.

Another Charmander appeared as a silhouette when Template:Adv explains about Template:P in The Jynx Jinx.

After X's Marisso lost to him in a battle Template:Adv decided to take him and named him Salamè in Chespin Sows the Seeds of Change. He later evolved into a Charmeleon alongside Marisso who evolved into a Template:P in Quilladin Stands.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Template:Main In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga series, Template:OBP's rival, Template:OBP, 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 Template:P. It seems to be able to skip the Template:P 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

Template:Main In Pokémon Zensho, Template:Zensho chooses Charmander as his starter Pokémon, while Template:Zensho chooses a Template:P.

In the TCG

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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, Template:P. 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 Template:P mend the balloon, and makes fireworks. He later accompanies Pikachu to the Sky Pavilion along with Template:P and Template:P where he meets Template:P. Once the Sky Prism has been restored, Charmander celebrates by firing off the fireworks he made.

Pokédex entries

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Game locations

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In side games

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In events

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In-game events

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Held items

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Stats

Base stats

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Type effectiveness

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Learnset

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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Anime-only moves

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Side game data

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Evolution

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Sprites

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Trivia

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  • Template:Wp 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 Template:PPM's Template:TP 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 Template:Egg3.
  • Charmander, Template:P, and their respective evolutionary lines have exactly the same base stats.

Origin

Template:Bulbanews Charmander appears to be predominantly Template:Wp in origin, and may have been partially inspired by the mythical Template:Wp (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.

Physically, Charmander has a slender body, a short nose, and a long tail, as well as other 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 (such as lizards) than with amphibians (such as real-world salamanders).

Charmander's Hidden Ability, Template:A, may have drawn inspiration from the Template:Wp. In July and August 2010, this species was identified as the first known Template:Wp 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

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Related articles

Notes


External links

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