Solar Power (Hidden)
|Pokédex color||Egg groups|
|18.7 lbs.||8.5 kg||2'00"||0.6 m|
|Generation IV||Generation V|
- 1 Appearance
- 2 Special abilities
- 3 Evolution
- 4 In the anime
- 5 Game info
- 6 Gallery
- 7 Origins
- 8 References
Charmander is a small, bipedal, dinosaur-like Pokémon. Most of its body is colored orange, while its underbelly is a light yellow color. Charmander, along with all of its evolved forms, has a flame that is constantly burning on the end of their tails.
Charmander has the ability Blaze, which allows their -type attacks to cause 150% more damage if their health drops below 30%.
As a natural ability, Charmander can produce flames inside of itself and project them from its mouth, meaning that it can breathe fire. The power of its flame attacks can be gauged by the size of the flame on its tail.
In the anime
- Main article: Ash's Charizard
Ash Ketchum obtained a Charmander in the episode Charmander - The Stray Pokémon. This Charmander was first seen waiting on a rock when it was abandoned by its original trainer, Damian. Ash became angry for seeing this Pokémon so neglected. Even with the risk of dying, this Charmander waited in harsh weather conditions for its trainer, though the trainer never came. Ash helped in its recovery by taking it to a Pokémon Center, where it would later leave, only to find Ash and become his Pokémon. Ash had Charmander for thirty-two episodes. After beating a herd of Exeggutor in The March of the Exeggutor Squad, it evolved into Charmeleon. Ritchie owned a Charmander, first seen in the episode "A Friend in Deed". He nicknamed this Charmander "Zippo". It is also seen in Friend and Foe Alike and "Friends in the End". He is later seen as an evolved Charmeleon.
A Charmander appears as one of the main characters in the special Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters out of the Gate!.
Charmander also appears in the opening for the Indigo League season, otherwise known as the first season, of the anime.
|Red/Blue||Starter Pokémon from Professor Oak in Pallet Town|
|Yellow||Received from a Trainer on Route 24|
|FireRed/ LeafGreen||Starter Pokémon from Professor Oak in Pallet Town|
|HeartGold/SoulSilver||Reward from Professor Oak after defeating Red|
|Black/White||Poké Transfer, Dream World|
|Black 2/White 2||Poké Transfer|
|X/Y||Received as a gift from Professor Sycamore after battling him|
Spin-off game locations
|Pokémon Channel||Mt. Snowfall|
|Pokémon Trozei!||Huge Storage 5, Mr. Who's Den|
|Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team||Starter Pokémon, Fiery Field (5F-8F)|
|Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness||Starter Pokémon, Giant Volcano (1F-19F), Dark Crater (B1F-B10F)|
|Pokémon Ranger||Jungle Relic|
|Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia||Ranger School, Volcano Cave|
|Pokémon Rumble||Fiery Furnace|
|Red||Obviously prefers hot places. When it rains, steam is said to spout from the tip of its tail.|
|Yellow||The flame at the tip of its tail makes a sound as it burns. You can only hear it in quiet places.|
|Stadium||Even the newborns have flaming tails. Unfamiliar with fire, babies are said to accidentally burn themselves.|
|Gold||The flame on its tail shows the strength of its life force. If it is weak, the flame also burns weakly.|
|Silver||The flame on its tail indicates Charmander's life force. If it is healthy, the flame burns brightly.|
|Crystal||If it's healthy, the flame on the tip of its tail will burn vigorously, even if it gets a bit wet.|
|Ruby||The flame that burns at the tip of its tail is an indication of its emotions. The flame wavers when Charmander is enjoying itself. If the Pokémon becomes enraged, the flame burns fiercely.|
|Emerald||The flame that burns at the tip of its tail is an indication of its emotions. The flame wavers when Charmander is happy, and blazes when it is enraged.|
|FireRed||From the time it is born, a flame burns at the tip of its tail. Its life would end if the flame were to go out.|
|LeafGreen||It has a preference for hot things. When it rains, steam is said to spout from the tip of its tail.|
|Diamond||The fire on the tip of its tail is a measure of its life. If healthy, its tail burns intensely.|
- Main article: Charmander/Learnset Generation I
- Main article: Charmander/Learnset Generation II
- Main article: Charmander/Learnset Generation III
- Main article: Charmander/Learnset Generation IV
|Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.|
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
- Main article: Charmander/Learnset Generation VI
- Japanese: ヒトカゲ (Hitokage in Romaji) from the Japanese words Hi (火) which means fire and Tokage (蜥蜴) which means lizard, when joined it is Hitokage (火蜥蜴) which means a fire lizard or salamander.
- English: Charmander's English name comes from combining the words "Char" from charcoal and the latter half of "Salamander".
- French: "Salamèche" is a combination of the words "salamandre" (salamander) and "mèche"(wick).
- German: Glumanda