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Revision as of 02:11, 15 December 2008

000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Venusaur
Pokémon
#{{{nextnum}}}: Charmeleon 000
Charmander
ヒトカゲ Hitokage
#004
004Charmander.png
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Fire '
Category
Lizard Pokémon
Ability
Blaze
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#004
Johto
#229
Hoenn
#206
Regional Browser numbers
Height
2′00″
Imperial
0.6 m
Metric
Weight
18.7 lbs.
Imperial
8.5 kg
Metric
Dex color
Red
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body06.png
Footprint
 F004.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Monster and
Dragon groups
1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 65 Battle Exp.: 651*

Charmander (Japanese: ヒトカゲ Hitokage) is a Template:Type2 Pokémon.

It evolves into Charmeleon starting at level 16, whom evolves into Charizard at level 36.

Along with Bulbasaur and Squirtle, it is one of three starter Pokémon the player receives at the beginning of Pokémon Red, Green, Blue, FireRed, and LeafGreen.

Biology

Physiology

Charmander is a reptilian creature resembling a bipedal salamander with some dinosaur qualities. Its most notable feature is the flame burning on the tip of its tail, which is there even at birth. It is said that if this flame goes out, the Pokémon dies, although this has never happened in the anime, manga, or video games. It could perhaps be distantly related to some Template:Type2 Pokémon, and also Magmar, due to both Pokémon possessing a flame at the tips of their tails, but Charmander seems to only be closely related to its evolutions.

Despite the small size of its claws, they should be regarded with caution, since even they are strong and sharp enough that a Charmander can learn to use Slash.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Charmander can breathe fire, which allows them to use a wide range of Template:Type2 attacks. However, the strength of these are very closely connected to the strength and health of the Charmander, since it draws on the life force which fuels the flame on its tail to fuel the flames of its attacks. With time, it can learn powerful Fire-type techniques like Flamethrower and Fire Blast. It can even learn to breathe the blue flames of Dragon Rage, but Charmander can only use this move in the Second Generation games and beyond. It can also use the flame on its tail to attack by swinging it about. However, these attacks are usually weaker than those from the flames Charmander breathes.

Behavior

Charmander is easily the most mild-mannered of its evolution line. Its health and emotions can be easily read by paying attention to the flame on the tip of its tail. For example, if the flame grows suddenly, the Charmander is probably angered, and perhaps even using a Rage attack. It is scarce in the wild. Most are domestic Pokémon, raised to be distributed as starters by Professor Oak. As such, they are regarded as well-behaved Pokémon. It is often regarded as the most difficult Pokémon to start with because it has a disadvantage against the first two Gym Leaders in Kanto (Brock and Misty).

There are some who choose it anyway under the impression that it is stronger than Bulbasaur or Squirtle. However, while a Charmander can certainly grow to be a very powerful Pokémon, its strength in battle is very closely connected to its condition and health. Therefore, like a real fire, it must be tended to regularly and not strained or neglected. Most trainers shouldn't have a problem with this, though impatient ones who expect it to be very strong right off the bat will have severe difficulty raising this Pokémon. In Charmander the Stray Pokémon, a trainer named Damian abandoned his completely because of this. They are also stubbornly loyal. In that same episode, Charmander wouldn't move from the rock, because Damian told it to wait. Ash had to carry it because it refused to move, even in the rain.

Habitat

Charmander is rarely found in the wild. Sometimes they can gather in extremely hot areas, such as active volcanoes. They can also thrive in craggy mountains. They also dwell in rocky-heated Crags and caves along the coast of the Sevii Islands.Their final evolution, Charizard, also inhabits the Charicific Valley or near mountain chains. However they are found far more often in the ownership of trainers.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Their diet is the usual omnivorous diet of a Pokémon. The few places where Charmander can be seen in the wild, they usually hunt and gather in small packs, and will call others over if any sort of food is found.

In the anime

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 Squirtle and Bulbasaur. 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.

In Charmander the Stray Pokémon, Ash, Misty, and Brock 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 Charmeleon and then Charizard.

Ritchie owned a Charmander named Zippo, which debuted in A Friend In Deed. Sometime before the Whirl Islands story arc, Zippo evolved into a Charmeleon.

In Journey to the Starting Line, Gilbert 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 Professor Oak's house. Professor Oak, Tracey, Delia and Gilbert split up in order to find the three missing Pokémon. The Charmander was the first one to be found. Tracey attempted to save the Salamander Pokémon from falling in a river, but Mimey saved both of them by using Psychic to lift them on to dry land.

Another Chamander was seen with Professor Oak in A Six Pack Attack! along with a Bulbasaur and Squirtle. Another was seen in The Right Place and The Right Mime, along with another Bulbasaur and Squirtle.

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

Pokédex Entries

  • EP011: Charmander - A flame burns on the tip of its tail from birth. It is said that a Charmander dies if its flame ever goes out.

In the manga

In Pokémon PiPiPi Adventure, the sickly trainer Peanut has an abrasive Charmander who is always getting into fights with other Pokémon.

In Pokémon Zensho, Satoshi is given a Charmander as his starter Pokémon, while Shigeru chooses a Squirtle.

In the Pocket Monsters manga, Green (the rival) had a mischievous Charmander that goes along with whatever his trainer wants him to do. It tends to be very antagonistic toward Red's Clefairy.

Ash's Charmander is shown once or twice in the Electric Tale of Pikachu. Oddly enough, it appears to be an entirely different Charmander than the one owned by Damian, as Damian and his Charmander were reunited.

Pokémon Special

Charmander debuted in the first round of the Red, Green & Blue chapter, A Glimpse of the Glow, as one of Green's first Pokémon, likely received from his grandfather Professor Oak. It has since evolved into Charmeleon and then Charizard, and is part of his Gym team.

In the TCG

Main article: Charmander (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Obviously prefers hot places. When it rains, steam is said to spout from the tip of its tail.
Blue
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.
Generation II
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.
Stadium 2 The flame on its tail shows the strength of its life force. If it is weak, the flame also burns weakly.
Generation III
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 Template:M2, the flame burns fiercely.
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.
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.
Generation IV
Diamond The fire on the tip of its tail is a measure of its life. If healthy, its tail burns intensely.
Pearl The fire on the tip of its tail is a measure of its life. If healthy, its tail burns intensely.
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
One Starter Pokémon from Professor Oak in Pallet Town
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
One Received from a trainer on Route 24
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
One Starter Pokémon from Professor Oak in Pallet Town
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Pal Park
Platinum
None Pal Park
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Stadium Gym Leader Castle
Pokémon Snap Volcano
Pokémon Channel Mt. Snowfall
Pokémon Trozei! Huge Storage 5
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Red and Blue)
Starter Pokémon
Fiery Field (5F-8F)
Pokémon Ranger Jungle Relic
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Time and Darkness)
Starter Pokémon
Giant Volcano (1F-19F)
Dark Crater (B1-B10)
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Ranger School
Volcano Cave

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 39
99 - 146 188 - 282
Attack: 52
51 - 114 98 - 223
Defense: 43
43 - 104 81 - 203
Sp.Atk: 60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Sp.Def: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Speed: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Total: 309   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 50.


Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness

Learnset

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By tutoring

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Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only from an evolution of this Pokémon
A colored initial indicates that the move is not available to be tutored in this game,
while a colored background indicates that the move is available.
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By events

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Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/2

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 004.png Spr 1y 004.png Spr 1g 004.png Spr b g1 004.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 004.png Spr 2s 004.png Spr 2c 004.gif Spr b 2g 004.png
Spr 2g 004 s.png Spr 2s 004 s.png Spr 2c 004 s.gif Spr b 2g 004 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 004.png Spr 3e 004.png Spr 3f 004.png Spr b 3r 004.png
Spr 3r 004 s.png Spr 3e 004 s.png Spr 3f 004 s.png Spr b 3r 004 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 004.png Spr 4d 004.png Spr 4h 004.png Spr b 4d 004.png
Spr 4d 004 s.png Spr 4d 004 s.png Spr 4h 004 s.png Spr b 4d 004 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 004.png Spr 5b 004.png Spr b 5b 004.png
Spr 5b 004 s.png Spr 5b 004 s.png Spr b 5b 004 s.png
Charmander For other sprites and images, please see Charmander images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • In the film Austin Powers in Goldmember, in the scene where the 'Godzilla' moves about destroying everything, an actor in the foreground, wearing a Charmander suit, and another actor, in the background wearing a Pikachu suit, can be seen trying to move away from the ensuing chaos.
  • Charmander is the first Fire Pokémon and the first single-type Pokémon in National Dex order.
  • In the first generation, Charmander's "back" is depicted as having a small line of spikes. The spikes were not shown in the sprites of later generations. Charmander also had these spikes in the Pokémon Special manga, the spikes were larger and easier to see. The spikes were also seen on Kai Midorikawa's Charmander from the Pocket Monsters manga.
  • Charmander is the least seen Kanto starter Pokémon in the anime, only being owned by Ash (after adopting it) and Ritchie.
  • In the US T.V show, Malcolm in the Middle, a Charmander doll can be seen sitting on the bed in some episodes, along with a Squirtle doll.
  • Charmander is the tallest of the Fire-type starters.
  • Charmander is the only Fire-type starter that is in the Monster Egg Group.

Origin

Charmander may have been inspired by the mythical salamanders, which were fire-spirits in the shape of lizards who were said survive in extreme heat or flames.

Name origin

Charmander is a combination of the words char, to burn, and salamander. Hitokage, on the other hand, comes from 火蜥蜴, which is also salamander. 火 hi and 蜥蜴 tokage separately means "fire lizard".

In other languages

  • German: Glumanda - Derived from Glut (ember, also the German translation for the Template:M2) and Salamander.
  • French: Salamèche - From Salamandre (salamander) and mèche (wick).
  • Korean: 파이리 Fili - Derived from the English words fire (파이어) and lizard (리자드).
  • Chinese (Hong Kong and Taiwan): 小火龍 Xíao Hűo Lóng - "Little fire dragon".

Related articles

External links

Notes



Starter Pokémon
Kanto
Bulbasaur
Bulbasaur
Charmander
Charmander
Squirtle
Squirtle
Johto
Chikorita
Chikorita
Cyndaquil
Cyndaquil
Totodile
Totodile
Hoenn
Treecko
Treecko
Torchic
Torchic
Mudkip
Mudkip
Sinnoh
Turtwig
Turtwig
Chimchar
Chimchar
Piplup
Piplup
Unova
Snivy
Snivy
Tepig
Tepig
Oshawott
Oshawott
Kalos
Chespin
Chespin
Fennekin
Fennekin
Froakie
Froakie
Yellow
Pikachu
Pikachu (player)
Eevee
Eevee (rival)
Colosseum
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Espeon and Umbreon
XD
Eevee
Eevee
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