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* Charmeleon and {{p|Charizard}} share the same [[species]] name as {{p|Flareon}}, {{p|Moltres}}, and {{p|Infernape}}. They are all known as Flame Pokémon.
 
* Charmeleon and {{p|Charizard}} share the same [[species]] name as {{p|Flareon}}, {{p|Moltres}}, and {{p|Infernape}}. They are all known as Flame Pokémon.
* Charmeleon can learn {{m|Metal Claw}} via leveling up in {{game|FireRed and LeafGreen|s}}, but in Generation IV it can only learn it as an Egg move.
 
   
 
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===Origin===

Revision as of 00:44, 1 April 2013

Charmander #004: Charmander
Pokémon
#006: Charizard Charizard
This article is about the species. For a specific instance of this species, see Charmeleon (disambiguation).
Charmeleon
リザード Lizardo
#005
005Charmeleon.png
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Fire Unknown
Category
Flame Pokémon
Abilities
Blaze Solar Power
Hidden Ability
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 Fire-type Pokémon.

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

Biology

Physiology

Charmeleon is a tailed 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 Fire-type Pokémon, especially the Charmander evolutionary line. If its tail is extinguished, it will also die like its prior evolution, though this has never happened in the anime or in game. Its skull has developed a horn-like protrusion to the rear and its mouth has elongated into a snout. It has a cream underside and an expansive cream coloration on the sole of its foot. 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 hotheaded. Due to their incredible power at such a low level, they can easily feel they are better than their Trainers are 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

Charmeleon in the anime

Major appearances

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.

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

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

Minor appearances

A Charmeleon was seen on TV in The Breeding Center Secret.

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

A Charmeleon also appeared under the ownership of a Trainer named Jimmy in Judgment Day.

Charmeleon also appeared in Once More With Reeling.

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.

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. When Red and Blue collided in Celadon City, Red mistakenly picked up the Poké Ball of Blue's Charmeleon, but he managed to give it back to Blue later. 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

Main article: Satoshi's Charizard (Zensho)

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 In the rocky mountains where Charmeleon live, their fiery tails shine at night like stars.
White
Black 2 In the rocky mountains where Charmeleon live, their fiery tails shine at night like stars.
White 2
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 Evolve Charmander
Yellow
None Evolve Charmander
Generation II
Gold Silver
None Time Capsule
Crystal
None Time Capsule
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 Poké Transfer
Black 2 White 2
None Poké Transfer
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Snap Volcano
Pokémon Pinball Evolve Charmander
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
Fire Temple
Pokémon Rumble Fiery Furnace Normal Mode C & A
Pokémon Rumble Blast Cave: Everspring Valley
Pokémon Conquest Ignis

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

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
00Start Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
00Start Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
00Start Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
077 Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
1010 SmokeScreen Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
1717 Dragon Rage Dragon Special 0000 100100% 10
2121 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
2828 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 09595% 15
3232 Flame Burst Fire Special 07070 100100% 15
3939 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
4343 Flamethrower Fire Special 09595 100100% 15
5050 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 08585% 15
5454 Inferno Fire Special 100100 05050% 5
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Charmeleon obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Charmeleon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Charmeleon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM01 Hone Claws Dark Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Dragon Sprite.png TM02 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite.png TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM31 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09595 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 120120 085}}85% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 05050 080}}80% 10
Bag TM Flying Sprite.png TM40 Aerial Ace Flying Physical 06060 —}}—% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM43 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM49 Echoed Voice Normal Special 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM50 Overheat Fire Special 140140 090}}90% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 03030 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite.png TM61 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 075}}75% 15
Bag TM Ghost Sprite.png TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM75 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
Bag TM Rock Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
Bag TM Fighting Sprite.png TM94 Rock Smash Fighting Physical 04040 100}}100% 15
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM01 Cut Normal Physical 05050 095}}95% 30
Bag HM Normal Sprite.png HM04 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Charmeleon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Charmeleon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
CranidosRampardosShieldonBastiodon AncientPower Rock Special 60 100% 5
EkansArbokNidoran♂NidorinoNidoking Beat Up* Dark Physical 100% 10
Snorlax Belly Drum Normal Status —% 10
SquirtleWartortleBlastoiseEkansArbokGyarados
TotodileCroconawFeraligatrLarvitarPupitarTyranitar
LoudredExploudSeviperBagonShelgonSalamence
TurtwigGrotleTorterraDruddigonDeinoZweilous
Hydreigon
Bite Dark Physical 60 100% 25
Nidoran♂NidorinoNidokingRhyhornRhydonRhyperior
SnorlaxChikoritaBayleefMeganiumMudkipMarshtomp
SwampertShieldonBastiodonScraggyScraftyAxew
FraxureHaxorus
Counter* Fighting Physical 100% 20
ArbokSnorlaxTotodileCroconawFeraligatrLarvitar
PupitarTyranitarExploudSeviperBagonShelgon
SalamenceTurtwigGrotleTorterraGarchompScraggy
ScraftyDruddigonDeinoZweilousHydreigon
Crunch Dark Physical 80 100% 15
HorseaSeadraKingdraGyaradosDratiniDragonair
DragoniteAltariaAxewFraxureHaxorus
Dragon Dance Dragon Status —% 20
HorseaSeadraKingdraSwabluAltariaAxew
FraxureHaxorusDeinoZweilousHydreigon
Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 90 100% 10
DratiniDragonairDragoniteGibleGabiteGarchomp
DeinoZweilousHydreigon
Dragon Rush Dragon Physical 100 75% 10
Charizard Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120 100% 15
ScraggyScrafty Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150 100% 20
AronLaironAggron Metal Claw Steel Physical 50 95% 35
DratiniDragonairDragoniteAxewFraxureHaxorus
DruddigonDeinoZweilousHydreigon
Outrage Dragon Physical 120 100% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Charmeleon in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Charmeleon in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Charmeleon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Charmeleon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Fire Pledge Fire Special 50 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Fire Punch Fire Physical 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Heat Wave Fire Special 100 90% 10
B W B2 W2 Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
B W B2 W2 Outrage Dragon Physical 120 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 ThunderPunch Electric Physical 75 100% 15
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Charmeleon can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Charmeleon cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Charmeleon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Charmeleon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

By a prior evolution

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - VI
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
004 False Swipe Normal Physical 40 100% 40
004 Block Normal Status —% 5
004 Blast Burn Fire Special 150 90% 5
004 Acrobatics Flying Physical 55 100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Charmeleon
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Charmeleon
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see moves from other generations

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  
It attacks by spitting fire.
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack ●●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack Not
Available
Defense
Speed
Attack 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.
PCP005.png HP: ★★ Move: Fire Fang
Attack: ★★ Ability 1: Blaze
Defense: ★★ Ability 2: Warm Blanket
Speed: ★★★ Ability 3: Hero
Evolves from Charmander when its Attack is 50 or higher

Evolves into Charizard when its Attack is 83 or higher

Range: 3 Perfect Links: Masakage and Yukimura

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.

Other sprites

Spr b 3f 005.png
Spr b 3f 005 s.png
FireRed/LeafGreen back sprites
Spr b 4p 005.png
Spr b 4p 005 s.png
HeartGold/SoulSilver back sprites

Trivia

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 does not have 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 is a portmanteau of the word char (to burn) and chameleon.

Lizardo is a corruption of the katakana spelling of lizard.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese リザード Lizardo From the English Lizard
France Flag.png French Reptincel A combination of reptile and Étincelle
Spain Flag.png Spanish Charmeleon Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Glutexo A combination of Glut and Echse
Italy Flag.png Italian Charmeleon Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 리자드 Rijadeu Hangul spelling of Lizard



Related articles

External links


Charmander #004: Charmander
Pokémon
#006: Charizard Charizard


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