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リザード Rizaado
Flame Pokémon
Ability Gender
Solar Power (Hidden)
12.5% ♀
87.5% ♂
Pokédex color Egg groups
Red Monster
Weight Height
41.9 lbs. 19.0 kg 3'07" 1.1 m
Body style Footprint
Body06.png F005.png
Azurilland Pokédex
HP Attack Defense
58 64 58
Sp. Attack Sp. Defense Speed
80 65 80

Charmeleon (pronunciation: chahr-MEE-lee-uhn) is a Fire-type Starter Pokémon of the Kanto region, evolved from Charmander.


Charmeleon is a small, bipedal, dinosaur-like Pokémon with an appearance similar to that of its pre-evolved form, Charmander. Charmeleon differs from Charmander in that it has a much darker skin color, a larger structure, claws and a horn-like protrusion on the back of its head, similar to that of an ornithopod's.

Special abilities

Charmeleon like its other evolutionary forms, can breathe fire. Its powers though, are much greater than Charmander's but lesser than Charizard's.


Charmeleon evolves from Charmander starting at level 16 and evolves into Charizard once it reaches level 36.

In the anime

Main article: Ash's Charizard

Ash Ketchum owned a Charmeleon early on in his travels. His Charmeleon had evolved from a Charmander that Ash had befriended. Unlike the obedient Charmander, Charmeleon was rebellious and never listened to Ash's commands, even attacking him sometimes. It only spent three episodes as a Charmeleon, The March of the Exeggutor Squad, The Problem with Paras, and Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon. Since it evolved from a Charmander into a Charmeleon in The March of the Exeggutor Squad, the first episode it had been featured in, and from Charmeleon into a Charizard in Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon, the third episode it had been featured, it had been only Charmeleon for one entire episode, The Problem with Paras.

Ritchie's Charmeleon is seen in A Parent Trapped!, A Promise is a Promise, Oaknapped, and Celebi And Joy!.

In the Pokémon movie Pokémon 4Ever - Celebi: Voice of the Forest, it is revealed that Professor Oak had a Charmeleon as a kid.

Game info


Version(s) Location
Red/Blue Evolve Charmander
Yellow Evolve Charmander
Gold/Silver Trade
Crystal Trade
Ruby/ Sapphire Trade
Emerald Trade
FireRed/ LeafGreen Evolve Charmander
Diamond/ Pearl Pal Park
Platinum Pal Park
HeartGold/SoulSilver Evolve Charmander
Black/White Poké Transfer
Black 2/White 2 Poké Transfer
X/Y Fire-type Friend Safari

Pokédex Entries

Red When it swings its burning tail, it elevates the temperature to unbearably high levels. 
Yellow Tough fights could excite this Pokémon. When excited, it may blow out bluish-white flames.
Stadium It appears to be very vicious. It attacks with razor-sharp claws and won't stop until the enemy is defeated.
Gold It is very hot-headed by nature, so it constantly seeks opponents. It calms down only when it wins. 
Stadium 2 
Silver It has a barbaric nature. In battle, it whips its fiery tail around and slashes away with sharp claws. 
Crystal If it becomes agitated during battle, it spouts intense flames, incinerating its surroundings.
Ruby Charmeleon mercilessly destroys its foes using its sharp claws. If it encounters a strong foe, it turns aggressive. In this excited state, the flame at the tip of its tail flares with a bluish white color. 
Omega Ruby 
Alpha Sapphire
Emerald Without pity, its sharp claws destroy foes. If it encounters a strong enemy, it becomes agitated, and the flame on its tail flares with a bluish white color.
FireRed It lashes about with its tail to knock down its foe. It then tears up the fallen opponent with sharp claws. 
Diamond In the rocky mountains where Charmeleon live, their fiery tails shine at night like stars. 
Black 2 
White 2


Generation I

Main article: Charmeleon/Learnset Generation I

Generation II

Main article: Charmeleon/Learnset Generation II

Generation III

Main article: Charmeleon/Learnset Generation III

Generation IV

Main article: Charmeleon/Learnset Generation IV

Generation V

Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Damage Type Contest Type Appeal Jam
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical

1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status

1 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Special

7 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Special

10 Smokescreen 100% 20 Normal Status

17 Dragon Rage 100% 10 Dragon Special

21 Scary Face - 100% 10 Normal Status

28 Fire Fang 65 95% 15 Fire Physical

32 Flame Burst 70 100% 15 Fire Special

39 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical

43 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special

50 Fire Spin 35 85% 15 Fire Physical

54 Inferno 100 50% 5 Fire Special

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


I Red (JP) Green (JP) Red Blue Yellow Back
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II Gold Silver Crystal Back
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III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
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IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
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File:Charmeleon HGSS.gif
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V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
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VI X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back
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  • -Japanese: リザード (Rizādo in Romaji) means lizard.
  • -English: Charmeleon's English name comes from combining the words char (burn) and chameleon.
  • -French: "Reptincel" comes form the combination of the words "reptile"(reptile) and "étincelle" (sparkle).


  • In Generation I, Charmeleon learns Slash at level 22, and is given the chance to learn Slash again when it evolves to Charizard at level 32.