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Charmeleon (Pokémon)

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000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Charmander
Pokémon
#{{{nextnum}}}: Charizard 000
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
Body06.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 Template:Type2 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

Physiology

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 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 famously utilizes in its 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 than their trainers and will even disregard attack commands, although when tame they are a formidable opponent and a loyal partner. Also when wild Charmeleon are ready to evolve common signs are they began to travel in different areas battling random opponents, also the flame on their tails begin to flash larger occasionally.

Habitat

Charmeleon are rare in the wild, but thrive in harsh environments such as craggy mountains and active volcanoes, other environments where Charmeleon dwell is commonly abandoned mines and heated valleys in large numbers.

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

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

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.

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 received 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

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 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.
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
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
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 and Blue)
Fiery Field (26F-29F)
Pokémon Ranger Jungle Relic
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
(Time and Darkness)
Dark Crater (B1-B15)
Dark Crater Pit (B1-B5)
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Volcano Cave

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

Learnset

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

By leveling up

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By TM/HM

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By tutoring

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|- style="background:#9DC1B7" | 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

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/2

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.gif Spr b 2g 005.png
Spr 2g 005 s.png Spr 2s 005 s.png Spr 2c 005 s.gif 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

  • Although Charmeleon's name is based on the word chameleon, it does not physically share traits with these reptiles.
  • Charmeleon and Charizard share the same species name as Flareon, Moltres, and Infernape. They are all known as Flame Pokémon.
  • Charmeleon is the only member of its evolution family which is not to be represented in any way in the Super Smash Bros. series.

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 - a combination of Glut, meaning "ember" and Echse, meaning "lizard".
  • 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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