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Charmeleon (Pokémon)

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000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Charmander
Pokémon
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Charmeleon
リザード Lizardo
#005
005Charmeleon.png
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Fire '
Category
Flame Pokémon
Ability
Blaze
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,059,860
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#005
Johto
#230
Hoenn
#207
Regional Browser numbers
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
BodyUnknown.png
Footprint
 F005.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.: 142 Battle Exp.: 1421*

Charmeleon (Japanese: リザード Lizardo) is a Fire-type Pokémon.

Charmeleon comes with the Ability Blaze, which increases the power of Fire-type attacks by 50% once the Pokémon has less than one-third of its maximum HP.

Charmeleon evolves from Charmander starting at Level 16, and evolves into Charizard starting at Level 36.

Biology

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

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

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

One special trait of Charmeleon are it incredibly large claws compared to its body which it famously utilizes in the powerful Slash attack.

Behavior

Charmeleon tend to be stubborn, tempered and simply hot-headed. Due to their incredible power at such low level they can easily feel they are better then their trainers and will even disregard attack commands. Although when tame they are a formidable opponent and a loyal partner.

Habitat

Charmeleon are rare in the wild, but thrive in harsh environments such as craggy mountains and active volcanoes.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

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

In the anime

File:Zippo.jpg
Ritchie's Charmeleon, Zippo
Ash Ketchum'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.

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

The young Sammy Oak used a Charmeleon in Pokémon 4Ever to battle Vicious.

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

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

In the manga

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

In the Pokémon Special manga

Charmeleon debuts in Onix is On!, part of the Red, Green & Blue chapter, battling in the Pewter Gym as one of Green's Pokémon, it evolved from Charmander sometime between The Secret of Kangaskhan and this round. It has since evolved into Charizard.

In the TCG

Five Charmeleon cards have been released.

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 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.
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 In the rocky mountains where Charmeleon live, their fiery tails shine at night like stars.
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HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
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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
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
None
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 Fiery Field (26F-29F)
Pokémon Ranger Jungle Relic

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.


Type effectiveness

Template:DP type effectiveness

In Generation I, the effectiveness of Ice-type moves is 100.

Learnset

Template:Learnset introMoves in Italics aren't STAB for Charmeleon, but are for some/all evolutions.

By leveling up

Level Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV
RSE FRLG
Previous Scratch
Growl
Ember
Smokescreen
Leer
Scratch
Growl
Ember
Smokescreen
Scratch
Growl
Ember
Metal Claw
Scratch
Growl
Ember
Metal Claw
Scratch
Growl
Ember
Smokescreen
17       Dragon Rage
20   Rage Rage Smokescreen  
21       Scary Face
24 Rage      
27   Scary Face Scary Face  
28       Fire Fang
32       Slash
33 Slash    
34   Flamethrower Flamethrower  
39       Flamethrower
41   Slash Slash  
42 Flamethrower      
43       Fire Spin
48   Dragon Rage Dragon Rage  
55   Fire Spin Fire Spin  
56 Fire Spin      

By TM/HM

Number Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV
TM01 Mega Punch Dynamicpunch Focus Punch Focus Punch
TM02 Headbutt Dragon Claw Dragon Claw
TM03 Swords Dance Curse
TM05 Mega Kick
TM06 Toxic Toxic Toxic Toxic
TM08 Body Slam Rock Smash
TM09 Take Down
TM10 Double-Edge Hidden Power Hidden Power Hidden Power
TM11 Sunny Day Sunny Day Sunny Day
TM13 Snore
TM17 Submission Protect Protect Protect
TM18 Counter
TM19 Seismic Toss
TM20 Rage Endure
TM21 Frustration Frustration Frustration
TM23 Dragon Rage Iron Tail Iron Tail Iron Tail
TM24 Dragonbreath
TM27 Return Return Return
TM28 Dig Dig Dig Dig
TM31 Mimic Mud-Slap Brick Break Brick Break
TM32 Double Team Double Team Double Team Double Team
TM33 Reflect
TM34 Bide Swagger
TM35 Sleep Talk Flamethrower Flamethrower
TM38 Fire Blast Fire Blast Fire Blast Fire Blast
TM39 Swift Swift Rock Tomb
TM40 Skull Bash Defense Curl Aerial Ace Aerial Ace
TM42 Facade Facade
TM43 Secret Power Secret Power
TM44 Rest Rest Rest Rest
TM45 Attract Attract Attract
TM48 Fire Punch
TM49 Fury Cutter
TM50 Substitute Overheat Overheat
TM56 Fling
TM58 Endure
TM61 Will-O-Wisp
TM65 Shadow Claw
TM75 Swords Dance
TM78 Captivate
TM80 Rock Slide
TM82 Sleep Talk
TM83 Natural Gift
TM87 Swagger
TM90 Substitute
HM01 Cut Cut Cut Cut
HM04 Strength Strength Strength Strength
HM06 Rock Smash Rock Smash

By breeding

Move Father
Ancientpower Cranidos, Rampardos
Shieldon, Bastiodon
Beat Up* Ekans, Arbok
Nidoran♂, Nidorino, Nidoking
Belly Drum Snorlax
Bite Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise
Ekans, Arbok
Gyarados
Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr
Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar
Loudred, Exploud
Seviper
Bagon, Shelgon, Salamence
Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra
Crunch Arbok
Snorlax
Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr
Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar
Exploud
Seviper
Bagon, Shelgon, Salamence
Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra
Garchomp
Dragon Dance Horsea, Seadra, Kingdra
Gyarados
Dratini, Dragonair, Dragonite
Altaria
Dragon Rush Dratini, Dragonair, Dragonite
Gible, Gabite, Garchomp
Flare Blitz Charizard
Metal Claw Aron, Lairon, Aggron
Outrage Dratini, Dragonair, Dragonite
Rock Slide Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar
Swords Dance* Cubone, Marowak
Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Rhyperior
*Indicates moves only available through chain breeding.

By tutoring

In Pokémon FireRed, Pokémon LeafGreen, and Pokémon Emerald:

In Pokémon Emerald Only:

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:EvoChart Box

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Trivia

Origin

Charmeleon resembles a small dinosaur with some remnants of Charmander's salamander-like appearance.

Name origin

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

In other languages

  • German: Glutexo
  • French: Reptincel - Most likely a combination of Reptile, and Étincelle, meaning spark.
  • Korean: 리자드 Rijadeu - Hangul spelling of Lizard.
  • Chinese (Hong Kong and Taiwan): 火恐龍 Xíao Kông Lóng - "Fire dinosaur".

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