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Charmander (ヒトカゲ, Hitokage) is a species of Pokémon in the series of the same name. It is a Fire Pokémon that made its first appearance in the first generation games Red and Blue as one of the original Starter Pokémon. It evolves into Charmeleon at level 16 and then into Charizard

Physiology and Behaviour

Appearances

Main Pokémon games

Other Pokémon games

Super Smash Bros. series

It appears in Super Smash Bros. Brawl as a trophy

"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."

In the anime

The main one first appears in episode 11 of the original season where it was abandoned by its trainer but, was later rescued

Origin and inspiration

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
English Charmander From char (to burn) and salamander
Japanese ヒトカゲ Hitokage From 火 hi(Fire) and トカゲ tokage(lizard)
French Salamèche From Salamandre(Salamander) and mèche(Wick)
Spanish Charmander Same as English name
German Glumanda From Glut(Ember) and Salamander
Italian Charmander Same as the English name
Korean 파이리 Fairit From 파이어 paieo(fire) and 꼬리 kkori(tail)
Mandarin Chinese 小火龍 / 小火龙 Xiǎohǔolóng Literally Little fiery dragon
Cantonese Chinese 小火龍 Síufólùhng Literally Little fiery dragon

In-game information

Pokédex entries

Title Entry
First Pokémon generation
Pokémon Red and Blue Obviously prefers hot places. When it rains, steam is said to spout from the tip of its tail.
Pokémon Yellow The flame at the tip of its tail makes a sound as it burns. You can only hear it in quiet places.
Pokémon Stadium Even the newborns have flaming tails. Unfamiliar with fire, babies are said to accidentally burn themselves.
Second Pokémon generation
Pokémon Gold The flame on its tail shows the strength of its life force. If it is weak, the flame also burns weakly.
Pokémon Silver The flame on its tail indicates Charmander's life force. If it is healthy, the flame burns brightly.
Pokémon Crystal If it's healthy, the flame on the tip of its tail will burn vigorously, even if it gets a bit wet.
Third Pokémon generation
Pokémon 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.
Pokémon Sapphire 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.
Pokémon 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.
Pokémon 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.
Pokémon LeafGreen It has a preference for hot things. When it rains, steam is said to spout from the tip of its tail.
Fourth Pokémon generation
Pokémon Diamond The fire on the tip of its tail is a measure of its life. If healthy, its tail burns intensely.
Pokémon Pearl The fire on the tip of its tail is a measure of its life. If healthy, its tail burns intensely.
Pokémon Platinum The fire on the tip of its tail is a measure of its life. If healthy, its tail burns intensely.
Pokémon HeartGold The flame on its tail shows the strength of its life force. If it is weak, the flame also burns weakly.
Pokémon SoulSilver The flame on its tail indicates Charmander's life force. If it is healthy, the flame burns brightly.
Fifth Pokémon generation
Pokémon Black The fire on the tip of its tail is a measure of its life. If healthy, its tail burns intensely.
Pokémon White The fire on the tip of its tail is a measure of its life. If healthy, its tail burns intensely.
Pokémon Black 2 The fire on the tip of its tail is a measure of its life. If healthy, its tail burns intensely.
Pokémon White 2 The fire on the tip of its tail is a measure of its life. If healthy, its tail burns intensely.
Sixth Pokémon generation
Pokémon X The flame on its tail indicates Charmander's life force. If it is healthy, the flame burns brightly.
Pokémon Y 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.
Pokémon Omega 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.
Pokémon Alpha Sapphire 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.
Seventh Pokémon generation
Pokémon Let's Go
Pikachu
The flame at the tip of its tail makes a sound as it burns. You can only hear it in quiet places.
Pokémon Let's Go
Eevee
The flame at the tip of its tail makes a sound as it burns. You can only hear it in quiet places.
Eighth Pokémon generation
Pokémon Sword It has a preference for hot things. When it rains, steam is said to spout from the tip of its tail.
Pokémon Shield 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.


Game locations

Title Location(s)
Pokémon Red and Blue
Starter Pokémon from Professor Oak in Pallet Town
Pokémon Yellow
Received from a Trainer on Route 24
Third Pokémon generation
Pokémon Ruby
Trade
Pokémon FireRed
Starter Pokémon from Professor Oak in Pallet Town
Pokémon LeafGreen
Starter Pokémon from Professor Oak in Pallet Town
Fourth Pokémon generation
Pokémon Platinum
Trade
Pokémon HeartGold
Reward from Professor Oak after defeating Red
Pokémon SoulSilver
Reward from Professor Oak after defeating Red
Sixth Pokémon generation
Pokémon X
Received from Professor Sycamore in Lumiose City after battling him
Pokémon Y
Received from Professor Sycamore in Lumiose City after battling him
Seventh Pokémon generation
Pokémon Sun
Trade
Pokémon Ultra Sun
Route 3 (Island Scan)Sun
Pokémon Ultra Moon
Route 3 (Island Scan)Sun
Pokémon Let's Go
Pikachu
Routes 3, 4, Rock Tunnel
Route 24
Pokémon Let's Go
Eevee
Routes 3, 4, Rock Tunnel
Route 24
Eighth Pokémon generation
Pokémon Sword
Received at Hop's house in Postwick after becoming Champion
Hammerlocke Hills, Lake of Outrage (Max Raid Battles)
Pokémon Shield
Received at Hop's house in Postwick after becoming Champion
Hammerlocke Hills, Lake of Outrage (Max Raid Battles)


Evolution

Charmander
Reach level 16.
Charmeleon
Reach level 36.
Charizard
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Base Stats

Base Stats
HP 39
Attack 52
Defense 43
Sp. Attack 60
Sp. Defense 50
Speed 65
Total 309

Moveset

Main article: Charmander/moveset

Gallery

Sprites

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