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Revision as of 03:07, 14 July 2010

Charmander #004: Charmander
Pokémon
#006: Charizard Charizard
Charmeleon
リザード Lizardo
#005
005Charmeleon.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Fire '
Category
Flame Pokémon
Ability
Blaze
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#005
Johto
#235
Hoenn
#207
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-141
Almia
R-138
Oblivia
R-207 N-063
Height
3'07"
Imperial
1.1 m
Metric
Weight
41.9 lbs.
Imperial
19.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Red
Catch rate
45 (5.9%)
Body style
Body06.png
Footprint
 F005.png 
Gender ratio
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Breeding
Monster and
Dragon groups
21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
1
Sp.Def
0
Speed
1
Base Exp.: 142 Battle Exp.: 1421*

Charmeleon (Japanese: リザード Lizardo) is a Template:Type2 Pokémon.

It evolves from Charmander starting at level 16, and evolves into Charizard starting at level 36.

Biology

Physiology

Charmeleon is a bipedal, reptilian creature similar to Charmander. It has crimson scales that are much darker than that of the bright orange Charmander. It has a tail with the tip burning with fire, a trait seen in many Template:Type2 Pokémon, especially the Charmander evolutionary line. Its skull has developed a horn-like protrusion to the rear and its mouth has elongated into a snout. Its front and back claws are far sharper and longer than Charmander.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Charmeleon can breathe fire. This fire is much hotter than Charmander's. This is a result of a larger flame burning at the tip of its tail than that of Charmander's.

It possesses incredibly large claws which it utilizes in its powerful Slash attack. Its tail is also very powerful, having enough strength to lift an adult man.

Behavior

Charmeleon tend to be stubborn, bad-tempered, and simply hot-headed. Due to their incredible power at such a low level, they can easily feel they are better than their trainers and will sometimes disregard attack commands. When tame, however, they are a formidable opponent and a loyal partner. Wild Charmeleon are ready to evolve when they begin to travel in different areas battling random opponents, and the flames on their tails begin to flash larger.

Habitat

Charmeleon are rare in the wild, but thrive in harsh environments such as craggy mountains and active volcanoes. Charmeleon also dwell in large numbers in abandoned mines and heated valleys. It is most likely to be found in Kanto.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Charmeleon when in the wild will hunt solitary much unlike Charmander who hunt in packs. Their diet consists that of the average omnivorous Pokémon diet.

In the anime

Major appearances

File:Charmeleon.png
Charmeleon in the anime

Ash's Charmeleon

Ash's Charmander evolved into Charmeleon in March of the Exeggutor Squad. It quickly grew unruly and disobedient and evolved into Charizard soon after, in Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon.

Ritchie's Charmeleon (Zippo)

Ritchie's Charmander, nicknamed Zippo, evolved into a Charmeleon off-screen and was first seen in its evolved form in A Parent Trapped.

Other

In The Crystal Onix, Mateo used a Charmeleon to make glass and battle the titular Crystal Onix.

Sam used a Charmeleon in Celebi: Voice of the Forest to battle the Iron-Masked Marauder.

A Charmeleon also appeared under the ownership of a trainer named Jimmy in Judgement Day.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP043 Charmeleon Ash's Pokédex Charmeleon, the Flame Pokémon. It has razor sharp claws and its tail is exceptionally strong.
This concludes the entries from the original series.
File:Charmeleon Adventures.png
Charmeleon in Adventures

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Main article: Blue's Charizard

Charmeleon debuts in Onix is On!, part of the Red, Green & Blue chapter, battling in the Pewter Gym as one of Blue's Pokémon. It evolved from Charmander sometime between The Secret of Kangaskhan and this round. It has since evolved into Charizard with Blue's harsh training, and became even more powerful, assisting in the defeat of both the Team Rocket triads Koga and Sabrina, and continued to act as the powerhouse for both Blue and Red, in the two times it was (temporarily) traded to him since then.

In the Pokémon Zensho manga

In Pokémon Zensho, Satoshi has a Charmeleon that evolved from the Charmander he received from Professor Oak. It later evolves again into Charizard.

In the TCG

Main article: Charmeleon (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red When it swings its burning tail, it elevates the temperature to unbearably high levels.
Blue
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.
Generation II
Gold It is very hot-headed by nature, so it constantly seeks opponents. It calms down only when it wins.
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.
Stadium 2 It is very hot-headed by nature, so it constantly seeks opponents. It calms down only when it wins.
Generation III
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.
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.
LeafGreen When it swings its burning tail, it elevates the air temperature to unbearably high levels.
Generation IV
Diamond In the rocky mountains where Charmeleon live, their fiery tails shine at night like stars.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold It is very hot-headed by nature, so it constantly seeks opponents. It calms down only when it wins.
SoulSilver It has a barbaric nature. In battle, it whips its fiery tail around and slashes away with sharp claws.
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
None Evolve Charmander
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
None Evolve Charmander
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Trade
Crystal
None Trade
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
None Trade
Emerald
None Trade
FireRed LeafGreen
None Evolve Charmander
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
None Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
None Pal Park, Trade
Platinum
None Pal Park, Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Evolve Charmander
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 Snap Volcano
Pokémon Trozei! Endless Level 1
Endless Level 4
Forever Level 50
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red/Blue Rescue Team
Fiery Field (26F-29F)
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Dark Crater (B1-B15)
Dark Crater Pit (B1-B5)
Pokémon Ranger Jungle Relic
Pokémon Ranger:
Shadows of Almia
Volcano Cave
Pokémon Ranger:
Guardian Signs
Faldera Island
Flame Temple
Pokémon Rumble Fiery Furnace

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 58
118 - 165 226 - 320
Attack: 64
62 - 127 119 - 249
Defense: 58
56 - 121 108 - 236
Sp.Atk: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Sp.Def: 65
63 - 128 121 - 251
Speed: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Total: 405   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 65.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/3 ★★★
Power
2/4 ★★☆☆
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
2/2 ★★
Jump
1/3 ☆☆
Total
11/16 ★★

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel ½×
Fire ½×
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice ½×
Dragon
Dark
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

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By tutoring

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|- style="background:#F5AC78" | colspan="13" | Bold indicates a move that gets STAB
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.
|} |}

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
 Pin005.png 
Acquisition: Evolve
Pokémon Pinball RS
 N/A 
Not available
Pokémon Trozei!
 Trozeiani005.gif 
Rarity: Rare
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP005.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -19%
Friend Area: Mt. Cleft
Phrases
51%-100% HP I'll KO foes with my burning tail!
26%-50% HP My health is down to half. My flame is weakening, too.
1%-25% HP The flame on my tail is about to go out...
Level up Yes! Leveled up!
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP <name>, my HP is between 51% and 100%.
26%-50% HP <name>, my HP is between 26% and 50%.
1%-25% HP <name>, my HP is between 1% and 25%.
Level up Yes! Leveled up!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness
,
and Explorers of Sky
MDP005.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: -10%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:  Fire  Poké Assist: Fire PA.png
( Fire )
Field move: Burn fm.pngBurn fm.png
(Burn ×2)
Loops: 5 Min. exp.: 40 Max. exp.: 60
Browser entry  
Charmeleon breaths a large ball of fire that can melt small pieces of Scrap Metal.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:  Fire  Poké Assist: Fire PA.png
( Fire )
Field move: Burn 2 field move.png
(Burn ×2)
Browser entry  
It attacks by spitting embers and blobs of fire.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group: Poké Assist: Field move:
 Fire  Fire Assist.png
( Fire )
Past
Electric Assist.png
( Normal )
Burn 2 field move.png
(Burn ×2)
Past
Electrify 1 field move.png
(Electrify ×1)
Browser entry  
This Pokémon does not have a browser entry.
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
N/A Not
Available
Defense
Speed
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
None.png PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
PokéPark 2: Wonders Beyond
None.png Strong: {{{Park2strong}}} Weak: {{{Park2weak}}}
PokéPark Pad entry:
This Pokémon has no PokéPark Pad entry.
None.png HP: Move: {{{ConquestMove}}}
Attack: Ability 1: {{{ConquestAbility1}}}
Defense: Ability 2: {{{ConquestAbility2}}}
Speed: Ability 3: {{{ConquestAbility3}}}
Does not evolve.
Range: 0 Perfect Links: {{{ConquestLink}}}

Evolution

Charmander
Unevolved
Charmander
 Fire 
Rare Candy
Level 16


Charmeleon
First evolution
Charmeleon
 Fire 
Rare Candy
Level 36


Charizard
Second evolution
Charizard
 Fire  Flying 

Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 005.png Spr 1y 005.png Spr 1g 005.png Spr b g1 005.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 005.png Spr 2s 005.png Spr 2c 005.png Spr b 2g 005.png
Spr 2g 005 s.png Spr 2s 005 s.png Spr 2c 005 s.png Spr b 2g 005 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 005.png Spr 3e 005.png Spr 3f 005.png Spr b 3r 005.png
Spr 3r 005 s.png Spr 3e 005 s.png Spr 3f 005 s.png Spr b 3r 005 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 005.png Spr 4d 005.png Spr 4h 005.png Spr b 4d 005.png
Spr 4d 005 s.png Spr 4d 005 s.png Spr 4h 005 s.png Spr b 4d 005 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 005.png Spr 5b 005.png Spr b 5b 005.png
Spr 5b 005 s.png Spr 5b 005 s.png Spr b 5b 005 s.png
Charmeleon For other sprites and images, please see Charmeleon images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Charmeleon and Charizard share the same species name as Flareon, Moltres, and Infernape. They are all known as Flame Pokémon.
  • Charmeleon is the one of the two members of an evolution family of a starter Pokémon not to have appeared in the Super Smash Bros. series. The other being Wartortle.
  • Charmeleon and its evolution family are the only Pokémon who have flames as part of their bodies that do not go out naturally (with the Pokémon still being alive).
  • Oddly, Charmelon could learn Metal Claw Via Level up in LG/FR [At Lv.13] but in Generation IV it could only learn this movie VIA egg move.

Origin

Charmeleon resembles a small dinosaur with remnants of Charmander's salamander-like appearance. Although its nomenclature suggests commonality with the chameleon, Charmeleon exhibits very few of the major physiologically distinguishing traits of the chameleon.

Charmeleon hasn't the specialized zygodactylic feet, separately mobile eyes, extrudable tongue, or the ability to change color like some members of the chameleon species.

The few characteristics it does share are the similarly looking snout, a prominent head crest (which resembles a small horn in its Generation I back sprite), and extensive use of its tail. Chameleons have prehensile tails used for climbing and grasping, while Charmeleon utilizes its tail as a weapon.

Name origin

Charmeleon's name is a portmanteau of the word char, to burn, and chameleon. Its Japanese name is the Katakana spelling of lizard.

In other languages

  • German: Glutexo - A combination of Glut (ember, also the German translation for the move of the same name) and Echse (lizard).
  • French: Reptincel - Most likely a combination of reptile and Étincelle (spark).
  • Korean: 리자드 Rijadeu - Hangul spelling of Lizard.
  • Chinese (Hong Kong and Taiwan): 火恐龍 Huǒ Kǒng Lóng - "Fire dinosaur."

Related articles

External links

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