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Charmander
Lizard Pokémon
ヒトカゲ
Hitokage
#0004
Charmander



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Type
Fire Unknown
Unknown Unknown
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Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Blaze Cacophony
Cacophony
Solar Power
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
87.5% male, 12.5% female
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Monster and Dragon
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
2'00" 0.6 m
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Weight
18.7 lbs. 8.5 kg
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
65
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
62
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Slow
EV yield
Total: 1
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HP
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Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
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Footprint
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Pokédex color
Red
Base friendship
70
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Charmander (Japanese: ヒトカゲ Hitokage) is a Fire-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

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

Along with Bulbasaur and Squirtle, Charmander is one of three starter Pokémon of Kanto available at the beginning of Pokémon Red, Green, Blue, FireRed, and LeafGreen.

Biology

Charmander is a bipedal, reptilian Pokémon with a primarily orange body and blue eyes. Its underside from the chest down and the soles of its feet are cream-colored. It has two small fangs visible in its upper jaw and two smaller fangs in its lower jaw. A fire burns at the tip of this Pokémon's slender tail and has blazed there since Charmander's birth. The flame can be used as an indication of Charmander's health and mood, burning brightly when the Pokémon is strong, weakly when it is exhausted, wavering when it is happy, and blazing when it is enraged. It is said that Charmander dies if its flame goes out. However, if the Pokémon is healthy, the flame will continue to burn even if it gets a bit wet and is said to steam in the rain.

Charmander can be found in hot, mountainous areas. However, it is found far more often in the ownership of Trainers. As shown in Pokémon Snap and New Pokémon Snap, Charmander exhibits pack behavior, calling others of its species if it finds food, and watching the flames on each other's tails to ensure they don't go out.

In the anime

Main series

Charmander in the anime

Major appearances

Ash's Charmander

Charmander physically debuted in Charmander - The Stray Pokémon, where Ash, Misty, and Brock found him after he was abandoned by his Trainer, Damian, who only cared about raising strong Pokémon. At first, Charmander refused to leave the spot he was at, believing Damian would return for him. However, when a rainstorm picked up, Charmander grew ill and Ash took him to a Pokémon Center. Charmander realized that Damian was no good, and allowed Ash to catch him. He has since evolved into Charmeleon, and then Charizard.

Ash's Charmander also appeared in I Choose You!, which is set in a different continuity from the main series. In this continuity, it previously belonged to Cross and evolved into Charmeleon after defeating a Jigglypuff in battle. It later evolved into Charizard after battling Cross's Lycanroc.

Zippo

Ritchie owned a Charmander nicknamed Zippo, which debuted in A Friend In Deed. It would evolve into Charmeleon by its appearance in A Parent Trapped!.

Team Go-Getters

A Charmander starred in Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters Out of the Gate! as the leader of Team Go-Getters.

Alain's Charmander

A Charmander appeared in a flashback in Mega Evolution Special I as the unevolved form of Alain's Charizard.

Trevor's Charmander

Trevor's Charmander first appeared in Summer of Discovery!. It would evolve into Charmeleon by A Legendary Photo Op!, and then into Charizard during A League of His Own!.

Other

In Journey to the Starting Line!, Gilbert 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 to find the three missing Pokémon. The Charmander was the first one to be found.

In A Six Pack Attack!, a Charmander went with Professor Oak on his trip to Hoenn along with a Bulbasaur and Squirtle.

In The Right Place and The Right Mime, another Charmander was seen in Professor Oak's possession, along with another Bulbasaur and Squirtle.

In The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!, a Charmander was part of Professor Oak's demonstration of the Kanto starters during the Kanto Fair. Another Charmander was owned by the Kanto Fair Host. Seeing it inspired Ash to bring his Charizard back onto his team.

In Sword and Shield: The Darkest Day!, Leon's Charizard was revealed to have been a Charmander in a flashback. It has since made more flashback appearances in Pokémon Journeys: The Series.

Minor appearances

Charmander made its debut in Pokémon - I Choose You!, where Ash dreamed about one as his prospective starter.

In Battle Aboard the St. Anne, multiple Charmander were aboard the St. Anne.

In Hypno's Naptime, a Charmander was in HopHopHop Town's Pokémon Center.

In Pokémon Fashion Flash, a Charmander was on Scissor Street.

In The Ultimate Test, a Charmander appeared as an image in the dubbed version, while another was owned by the Pokémon League Admissions Exam instructor.

In The Breeding Center Secret, a Charmander was seen evolving on TV for a commercial about Cassidy's and Butch's breeding center, while another one appeared in said center.

In Pikachu's Vacation, a Charmander was at the Pokémon Theme Park.

In Friends to the End, a Trainer's Charmander was at the closing ceremonies of the Indigo Plateau Conference.

A Charmander appeared in the Japanese credits of Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.

A starter Charmander appeared in a flashback in Don't Touch That 'dile.

A Charmander appeared in Gonna Rule The School!, under the ownership of the Pokémon Trainers' School. It was temporarily loaned to one of the school's underage students for use.

In The Right Place and the Right Mime, a Charmander was at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

In Meloetta's Moonlight Serenade, a Charmander was watching Meloetta's concert.

In a flashback in I Choose You!, a Charmander was chosen by Tierno as his starter Pokémon.

In A Crowning Moment of Truth!, a Trainer's Charmander attended the Wela Fire Festival‎.

In Alola, Kanto!, a wild Charmander was sleeping at Professor Oak's Laboratory.

A Trainer's Charmander appeared in The Power of Us.

A Trainer's Charmander appeared in the Where Are You Going, Eevee? segment at the end of Lillier and the Staff!. It reappeared during a flashback in We Know Where You're Going, Eevee!.

In Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, a Charmander was at Old Shore Wharf.

In Legend? Go! Friends? Go!, a Charmander was one of the starter Pokémon Professor Cerise offered to Goh, but it was rejected.

A Charmander appeared in a fantasy alongside the other starter Pokémon in Getting More Than You Battled For!.

A Trainer's Charmander appeared in Crowning the Chow Crusher!.

A Trainer's Charmander appeared in Sobble Spies a Stealthy Strategy!.

A Charmander appeared in JN136.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP011 Charmander Ash's Pokédex 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.
EP025 Rage Ash's Pokédex Charmander's special attack, Rage. It gains more power the more it is attacked. It will continue to fight until its opponent falls.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
BW116 Charmander Ash's Pokédex Charmander, the Lizard Pokémon. Charmander's health can be gauged by the fire on the tip of its tail, which burns intensely when it's in good health.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
XY039 Charmander Serena's Pokédex Charmander, the Lizard Pokémon. When the tip of Charmander's tail burns brightly, that indicates it's in good health.

Pokémon Origins

Red's Charmander in Pokémon Origins

Red's Charmander

In Pokémon Origins, a Charmander was one of the three Pokémon Professor Oak gave Red and Blue to choose from to start their journey, with Red choosing Charmander. It later evolved into a Charmeleon between File 1: Red and File 2: Cubone and then a Charizard between File 2: Cubone and File 3: Giovanni.

Other

In File 1: Red, a Charmander was seen in Professor Oak's introduction.

In File 3: Giovanni, a Charmander was seen at Silph Co., while another was seen in a flashback, under the ownership of Giovanni.

Pokémon Generations

A Charmander appeared in the game intro-like opening sequence for The Adventure.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

In Buddy, a Firebreather's Charmander was seen alongside its Trainer as they were putting on a fire-breathing display for a crowd.

GOTCHA!

A Charmander briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

Pokémon Evolutions

A Charmander briefly appeared in The Discovery, inside Professor Oak's Laboratory. It was seen playing with its fellow starter Pokémon.

POKÉTOON

A Charmander appeared in The Pancham Who Wants to Be a Hero, where it was trapped in a cave.

In the manga

Charmander in Pokémon Adventures

The Electric Tale of Pikachu

Main article: Ash's Charmander

Ash's Charmander makes a few appearances in The Electric Tale of Pikachu.

The capture of Ash's Charmander diverges considerably from the anime. In the manga, Damian seems to have abandoned his Charmander at the beginning of the chapter Pikachu's Excellent Adventure, but it turns out that he had just been injured and went to the hospital.

Ash is shown to own a Charmander despite this, his own Charmander first appears in You Gotta Have Friends. Ash's Charmander's capture is not shown in the manga, instead, when Charmander first appears from its Poké Ball, it is simply stated that "Ash has been busy since the last comic".

Ash's Charmander reappears as a Charizard in the chapter The Indigo Finals at the Indigo Plateau Conference. In this chapter, Charizard battles Charley, Ritchie's own Charizard.

Magical Pokémon Journey

Main article: Peanut's Charmander
Main article: Mandy (MPJ)

In Magical Pokémon Journey, the sickly Trainer Peanut owns an aggressive Charmander. Peanut's Charmander first appears in Charmander's Peanut.

Movie adaptations

A Charmander appeared in a flashback in ICYR1, under the ownership of Professor Oak.

Pokémon Journeys: The Series

A Charmander appeared in a flashback in Sword and Shield... The Legends Awaken! (Part 1), under the ownership of Leon. It is now his Charizard in the present day.

Pokémon - The Legend of the Dragon King

Akira owns a Charmander, as seen in LDK1. It evolved into a Charizard in the same chapter.

Pokémon Adventures

Red, Green & Blue chapter

Main article: Blue's Charmander

Charmander debuted in A Glimpse of the Glow. It first appeared in Red's fantasy, then as one of Blue's first Pokémon, received from his grandfather Professor Oak. He has since evolved into Charmeleon before facing off against Brock of Pewter City, and then to Charizard before the Silph Co. battles against Team Rocket.

In The Jynx Jinx, a Charmander appeared as a silhouette when Green talked about Mew.

X & Y chapter

Main article: Salamè

After X's Chespin, Marisso, lost to her in a battle, X decided to take her and named her Salamè in Chespin Sows the Seeds of Change. She later evolved into a Charmeleon alongside Marisso, who evolved into a Quilladin in PS577.

Pokémon Gotta Catch 'Em All

A Charmander appeared in a background collage in Catch the Poliwag!.

A Charmander appeared in GDZ23.

A Charmander first appeared in GDZ33, under the ownership of a researcher.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

Main article: Green's Charmander

In Pokémon Pocket Monsters, Red's rival, Green, chose Charmander as his starter Pokémon. Green's Charmander is mischievous and has a rivalry with Red's Clefairy. Green's Charmander has evolved into Charizard. It seems to be able to skip the Charmeleon stage, as it was seen evolving directly into Charizard. Although it has devolved back to the Charmander stage, it currently seems to have permanently evolved back into Charizard.

Blue also owns a Charmander.

Pokémon Zensho

Main article: Satoshi's Charmander (Zensho)

In Pokémon Zensho, Satoshi chooses Charmander as his starter Pokémon.

In the TCG

Main article: Charmander (TCG)

Other appearances

Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Charmander appears as a trophy.

Trophy information

"A Lizard Pokémon. It just downright likes hot stuff. The always-burning tail indicates its mood--waving gently when content and burning intensely when angry. If the tail were to go out, it would be the end of Charmander's life. Its tail is believed to emit steam when it rains. Charmander evolves into Charmeleon by leveling up."

Super Smash Bros. Ultimate

Charmander appears as a Spirit.

Detective Pikachu

Multiple Charmander appeared in Detective Pikachu.

Celestial

Charmander in the music video for Celestial

Charmander appeared in the music video for Celestial.

Game data

NPC appearances

  • In PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure Charmander is one of Pikachu's best friends. After falling through the mysterious tunnel, he almost lands into a pool of molten lava only to be saved by the zone leader, Blaziken. He was then taken in as Blaziken's pupil and trained to become stronger. After he's been found, he journeys to the Meeting Place where he helps Piplup mend the balloon, and makes fireworks. He later accompanies Pikachu to the Sky Pavilion along with Piplup and Chikorita where he meets Mew. Once the Sky Prism has been restored, Charmander celebrates by firing off the fireworks he made.

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#004
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 Johto
#229
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 Hoenn
#—
Kanto
#004
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 enraged, the flame burns fiercely.
Sapphire
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 Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#234
Diamond The fire on the tip of its tail is a measure of its life. If healthy, its tail burns intensely.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold The flame on its tail shows the strength of its life force. If it is weak, the flame also burns weakly.
SoulSilver The flame on its tail indicates Charmander's life force. If it is healthy, the flame burns brightly.
Generation V Unova
#—
Black The fire on the tip of its tail is a measure of its life. If healthy, its tail burns intensely.
White
Black 2 The fire on the tip of its tail is a measure of its life. If healthy, its tail burns intensely.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
Central #083
Hoenn
#—
X The flame on its tail indicates Charmander's life force. If it is healthy, the flame burns brightly.
Y 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.
Omega 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 enraged, the flame burns fiercely.
Alpha Sapphire
Generation VII Alola
#—
Kanto
#004
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon.
Let's Go Pikachu The flame at the tip of its tail makes a sound as it burns. You can only hear it in quiet places.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
#378
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Legends: Arceus.
Sword It has a preference for hot things. When it rains, steam is said to spout from the tip of its tail.
Shield 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.
Brilliant Diamond The fire on the tip of its tail is a measure of its life. If the Pokémon is healthy, its tail burns intensely.
Shining Pearl
Generation IX Paldea
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation IX.


Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Starter Pokémon from Professor Oak in Pallet Town
Blue (Japan)
Starter Pokémon from Professor Oak in Pallet Town
Yellow
Received from a Trainer on Route 24
Generation II
Gold Silver
Time Capsule, Event
Crystal
Time Capsule, Event
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Trade, Event
Emerald
Trade, Event
FireRed LeafGreen
Starter Pokémon from Professor Oak in Pallet Town
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Trade
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Trade, Event
Platinum
Trade, Event
HeartGold SoulSilver
Received from Professor Oak in Pallet Town after defeating Red
Pal Park
Field
Generation V
Black White
Global Link Event
Black 2 White 2
Poké Transfer, Event
Generation VI
X Y
Received from Professor Sycamore in Lumiose City after defeating him
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Trade, Event
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trade
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Route 3 (Island Scan)Su
Let's Go Pikachu Let's Go Eevee
Route 3, Route 4, Rock Tunnel
Route 24 (Only one)
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Received from Leon at his house in Postwick after becoming Champion (Gigantamax Factor)
Hammerlocke Hills, Lake of Outrage (Max Raid Battle)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Grand Underground - Volcanic Cave, Sandsear Cave, Typhlo Cavern (After obtaining the National Pokédex)
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Breed Poké Portal News Charizard


In side games

Generation I
Snap
Volcano
Pinball
Red Field: Pallet Town
Stadium
Gym Leader Castle
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Channel
Mt. Snowfall
Trozei!
Huge Storage 5, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Starter Pokémon, Partner Pokémon, Fiery Field (5F-8F)
Ranger
Jungle Relic
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Starter Pokémon, Partner Pokémon, Dark Crater (B1F-B10F), Giant Volcano (1F-10F)
MD Sky
Starter Pokémon, Partner Pokémon, Dark Crater (B1F-B10F), Giant Volcano (1F-10F)
Ranger: SoA
Ranger School, Volcano Cave
Rumble
Fiery Furnace (Normal Mode C & A)
PokéPark Wii
Lava Zone, Meeting Place*
Ranger: GS
Faldera Island, Fire Temple
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Cave: Everspring Valley
Conquest
Ignis
Rumble U
Dream Gate: Flame Dance, Variety Battle: Get 1,000 Combos!
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Blade-and-Shield Path: Stage 2
Shuffle
Puerto Blanco: Stage 4
Blau Salon: Stage 406
Event: Special Daily Pokémon (First release; Winking)
Rumble World
Ember Mountains: Furnace Mountain (All Areas)
Super MD
Starter Pokémon
Picross
Area 05: Stage 03
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Tutroial, Charizard Sea2019, Jirachi Sea, Gengar Sea, Mewtwo Sea, Butterfree Sea, Charizard Sea2020, Bulbasaur Sea, Rayquaza Sea, Charizard SeaFinal, Jirachi SeaFinal, Mewtwo SeaFinal
Generation VIII
MD DX
Starter Pokémon, Partner Pokémon
New Snap
Fireflow Volcano
Cross-Generation
Masters EX
Pokémon Egg (Scottie/Bettie's)


In events

Games Event Language/Region Location Level Distribution period
GSC Gotta Catch 'Em All Station! Crunch Charmander English United States 5 December 28, 2001 to January 31, 2002;
January 17 to 23, 2003
GSC Pokémon Center Mystery Egg #3 Crunch Charmander Japanese Japan 5 April 27 to May 12, 2002
RSEFRLG Gather More Pokémon! Fourth Campaign Charmander Japanese Japan 10 February 11 to 28, 2006
DP 2007 Birthday Charmander Japanese Japan 40 July 20, 2007 to July 19, 2008
DP 2008 Birthday Charmander Japanese Japan 40 July 20, 2008 to July 19, 2009
DPPtHGSS 2009 Birthday Charmander Japanese Japan 40 July 20, 2009 to July 19, 2010
DPPtHGSS 2010 Birthday Charmander Japanese Japan 40 July 20 to November 3, 2010
B2W2 Sticker Promotional Kanto Starter Egg Charmander Japanese Japan 1 September 1 to 30, 2012
BWB2W2 Kanto Starter Egg Charmander Korean South Korea 1 November 8 to 11, 2012
B2W2 Kanto Starter Egg Charmander Korean Wi-Fi 1 February 14 to March 31, 2013
XYORAS Pokémon Lab Charmander Japanese region Online 5 July 8 to November 30, 2015
ORAS 2016 World Championships Charmander All United States 5 August 19 to 21, 2016
In-game events
Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
RGBY Gym Leader Castle Charmander Japanese hide 5 April 30, 1999 onwards
RBY Gym Leader Castle Charmander English hide 5 February 29, 2000 onwards
RBY Gym Leader Castle Charmander French hide 5 April 7, 2000 onwards
RBY Gym Leader Castle Charmander German hide 5 April 7, 2000 onwards
RBY Gym Leader Castle Charmander Italian hide 5 April 7, 2000 onwards
RBY Gym Leader Castle Charmander Spanish hide 5 April 7, 2000 onwards
HOME HOME Mobile Hidden Ability Charmander Worldwide hide 5 February 12, 2020 onwards
Wild Area News
Games Event Gigantamax Location Level Distribution period
SwSh Wild Area News No hide 17, 30, 40 February 27 to March 1, 2020
SwSh Wild Area News No hide 17 March 26 to April 28, 2020

Pokémon Global Link promotions

Games Event Language Location Level Distribution period
BW Global Link Charmander Japanese PGL 10 October 14, 2010 to May 31, 2011
BW Global Link Charmander Korean PGL 10 May 11, 2011 to May 11, 2013

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Bitter Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Stadium* Normal Box (100%)* Gorgeous Box (100%)*
Events* Lucky Egg Lucky Egg (100%) Charizardite Y Charizardite Y (100%)
Charizardite X Charizardite X (100%)

Stats

Base stats

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

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
3/3 ★★★
Power
1/5 ☆☆☆☆
Skill
3/4 ★★★
Stamina
1/3 ☆☆
Jump
3/3 ★★★
Total
11/18 ★★


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation IX, 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
Fairy ½×
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
Fairy ½×
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
Fairy ½×
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
Fairy ½×
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Scratch Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Growl Normal Status 0000 100100% 40
044 Ember Fire Special 04040 100100% 25
088 Smokescreen Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
1212 Dragon Breath Dragon Special 06060 100100% 20
1717 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 09595% 15
2020 Slash Normal Physical 07070 100100% 20
2424 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100100% 15
2828 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100100% 10
3232 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 08585% 15
3636 Inferno Fire Special 100100 05050% 5
4040 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Charmander
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Charmander
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation IX
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM006Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM008Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM008 Fire Fang Fire Physical 06565 095}}95% 15
TM024Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM024 Fire Spin Fire Special 03535 085}}85% 15
TM025Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM031Bag TM Steel SV Sprite.png TM031 Metal Claw Steel Physical 05050 095}}95% 35
TM032Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM032 Swift Normal Special 06060 00—}}—% 20
TM036Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM036 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM038Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM038 Flame Charge Fire Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM043Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM044Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM044 Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 06060 090}}90% 10
TM047Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM049Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM049 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM055Bag TM Ground SV Sprite.png TM055 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM057Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM057 False Swipe Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 40
TM058Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM061Bag TM Ghost SV Sprite.png TM061 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM066Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM067Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM067 Fire Punch Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM068Bag TM Electric SV Sprite.png TM068 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM070Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM078Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM078 Dragon Claw Dragon Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM085Bag TM Psychic SV Sprite.png TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM086Bag TM Rock SV Sprite.png TM086 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM088Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM088 Swords Dance Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM100Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM100 Dragon Dance Dragon Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM103Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM107Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM107 Will-O-Wisp Fire Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM108Bag TM Dark SV Sprite.png TM108 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM115Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM115 Dragon Pulse Dragon Special 08585 100}}100% 10
TM118Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM118 Heat Wave Fire Special 09595 090}}90% 10
TM125Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM125 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM130Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM130 Helping Hand Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
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TM144Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM144 Fire Pledge Fire Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM156Bag TM Dragon SV Sprite.png TM156 Outrage Dragon Physical 120120 100}}100% 10
TM157Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM157 Overheat Fire Special 130130 090}}90% 5
TM158Bag TM Fighting SV Sprite.png TM158 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM165Bag TM Fire SV Sprite.png TM165 Flare Blitz Fire Physical 120120 100}}100% 15
TM171Bag TM Normal SV Sprite.png TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Charmander
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Charmander
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI - VII - VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Ancient Power Rock Special 60 100% 5
SlowpokeSlowpoke Belly Drum* Normal Status —% 10
LarvitarPupitarTyranitarSeviperBagonShelgon
SalamenceGibleGabiteGarchompAxewFraxure
HaxorusDeinoZweilousHydreigonBergmiteAvalugg
AvaluggNoibatNoivernChewtleDrednawDreepy
DrakloakDragapultFrigibaxArctibaxBaxcalibur
Bite Dark Physical 60 100% 25
ChewtleDrednaw Counter Fighting Physical 100% 20
DratiniDragonairDragoniteGibleGabiteGarchomp
DeinoZweilousHydreigonFlappleDrakloakDragapult
Dragon Rush Dragon Physical 100 75% 10
DratiniDragonairDragoniteSalamenceFrigibax
ArctibaxBaxcalibur
Dragon Tail Dragon Physical 60 90% 10
Goodra Iron Tail Steel Physical 100 75% 15
CharmanderGibleGabiteGarchomp Metal Claw Steel Physical 50 95% 35
  • 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 Charmander in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Charmander
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Charmander
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

TCG-only moves

Move Card
Slam Charmander (McDonald Pack 4)

Anime-only moves

Move Type Episode
Tackle  Normal  Friend and Foe Alike

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin004.png Pinani004.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani004.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 11.7%
Friend Area: Mt. Cleft
Phrases
51%-100% HP My flame's small, but I'll do my best!
26%-50% HP My health is down to half. The flame is getting small, too.
1%-25% HP My flame is about to go out...
Level up I leveled up. The flame on my tail grew bigger, too.
Partner phrases
51%-100% HP The fire on my tail's blazing! Let's go for it, <name>!
26%-50% HP It's getting tougher...
1%-25% HP My fire's about to go out... <name>, help...
Level up Yay! I leveled up!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP RT 004.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 8.2%
IQ group: C
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Fire
Poké Assist: Fire PA.png
Fire
Field move: Burn fm.png
(Burn ×1)
Loops: 3 Min. exp.: 25 Max. exp.: 39
Browser entry R-140
Charmander shudders while breathing fire. It is the very picture of vitality.
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Group:
Fire
Poké Assist: Fire PA.png
Fire
Field move: Burn 1 field move.png
(Burn ×1)
Browser entry R-137
It attacks by spitting embers.
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Group:
Fire
Poké Assist:
(present)
Fire Assist.png
Fire
Field move:
(present)
Burn 1 field move.png
(Burn ×1)
Poké Assist:
(past)
Fire Assist.png
Fire
Field move:
(past)
Burn 1 field move.png
(Burn ×1)
Browser entry R-206/N-062
It attacks by spitting fire.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush004Body.png Walking Speed: 2.08 seconds Base HP: 45
Base Attack: 69 Base Defense: 47 Base Speed: 60
PokéPark Wii: Pikachu's Adventure
PPW004.png PokéPark Pad entry:
Charmander followed you through the Mysterious Tunnel, landing in the Lava Zone. He's one of your best friends. His great desire is to become stronger.
Pokémon Conquest
PCP004.png HP: Move: Ember
Attack: ★★ Ability 1: Blaze
Ability 2: Warm Blanket
Ability 3: Hero
Defense:
Speed: ★★★
Evolves into Charmeleon when its Attack is 50 or higher
Range: 4 Perfect Links: Masakage
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Fire
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT004.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Fire
None.png Attack Power: 40 - 125 Raise Max Level.png 20

#004
Shuffle004.png

Power of 4
Increases damage when you make a match of four.
Skill Swapper: Mega Boost+
Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Fire
None.png Attack Power: 40 - 90 Raise Max Level.png 5

#004
Shuffle004Winking.png

Barrier Bash+
Sometimes removes three barrier-type disruptions.


Pokémon GO
GO0004.png Base Stamina: 118 Base Attack: 116 Base Defense: 93
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Charmander Candy 25
Fast Attacks: Ember, Scratch
Charged Attacks: Flame Charge, Flame Burst, Flamethrower, ReturnAs Purified Pokémon, FrustrationAs Shadow Pokémon
New Pokémon Snap
NPS004.png
Photodex entry #149
Charmander live together in groups so they can all watch each other’s tail and make sure the flames never go out. If you can only see one Charmander, look around—its friends are sure to be nearby.


Costumes in Pokémon GO
GO0004Fall2019.png GO0004Jan2020.png GO0004Spring2020.png
Cubone costume Party hat Pikachu visor

In Pokémon GO, Charmander can be obtained by completing 1/4 of the Ticketed Special Research, A Tale of Tails.

Evolution

0004Charmander.png
Unevolved
Charmander
 Fire 
Rare Candy
Level 16
0005Charmeleon.png
First evolution
Charmeleon
 Fire 
Rare Candy
Level 36
0006Charizard.png
Second evolution
Charizard
 Fire  Flying 


Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 004.png Spr b g1 004.png Spr 1y 004.png Spr b g1 004.png Spr 1g 004.png Spr b g1 004.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 004.png Spr b 2g 004.png Spr 2s 004.png Spr b 2g 004.png Spr 2c 004.png Spr b 2c 004.png
Spr 2g 004 s.png Spr b 2g 004 s.png Spr 2s 004 s.png Spr b 2g 004 s.png Spr 2c 004 s.png Spr b 2c 004 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 004.png Spr b 3r 004.png Spr 3e 004.png Spr b 3r 004.png Spr 3f 004.png Spr b 3f 004.png
Spr 3r 004 s.png Spr b 3r 004 s.png Spr 3e 004 s.png Spr b 3r 004 s.png Spr 3f 004 s.png Spr b 3f 004 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 004.png Spr b 4d 004.png Spr 4d 004.png Spr b 4p 004.png Spr 4h 004.png Spr b 4p 004.png
Spr 4d 004 s.png Spr b 4d 004 s.png Spr 4d 004 s.png Spr b 4p 004 s.png Spr 4h 004 s.png Spr b 4p 004 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 004.png Spr b 5b 004.png Spr 5b 004.png Spr b 5b 004.png
Spr 5b 004 s.png Spr b 5b 004 s.png Spr 5b 004 s.png Spr b 5b 004 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 004.png Spr b 6x 004.png Spr 6x 004.png Spr b 6x 004.png
Spr 6x 004 s.png Spr b 6x 004 s.png Spr 6x 004 s.png Spr b 6x 004 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 004.png Spr b 7s 004.png Spr 7s 004.png Spr b 7s 004.png
Spr 7s 004 s.png Spr b 7s 004 s.png Spr 7s 004 s.png Spr b 7s 004 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee!
Spr 7p 004.png Spr 7p 004 s.png
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Spr 8s 004.png Spr 8s 004 s.png
HOME
HOME0004.png HOME0004 s.png
Menu SV 0004.png For other sprites and images, please see Charmander images on the Bulbagarden Archives.


Trivia

$1 coins from Niue
  • Niue released a one-dollar coin featuring Charmander as part of a commemorative promotion for the Pokémon franchise, with Charmander on one side and the nation's coat of arms on the other.
  • In Generation I, on its sprite and first artwork, Charmander's "back" is depicted as having a small line of spikes. The spikes were not shown in the sprites and artwork of later generations. Blue's Charmander also had these spikes in the Pokémon Adventures manga, where the spikes were larger and easier to see. The spikes were also seen on Green's Charmander from the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga.
  • Charmander, Cyndaquil, and their respective evolutionary lines have exactly the same base stats in the same distribution.
  • Charmander's hand has an inconsistent number of fingers in its designs. The original sprites designed by Atsuko Nishida for Pokémon Red and Green featured three fingers, while the artwork Ken Sugimori drew based on those sprites had four fingers. Currently, the Trading Card Game, anime (including movies and specials), artwork unrelated to games and merchandise use the three-fingered hand design; while the 3D models and the artwork based on those (such as the ones made for Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee!) feature the four-fingered hand design.

Origin

Bulbanews
Bulbanews has an article related to this subject:

Charmander's design was based on Charizard in such a way that it was surprising to see it evolving into the latter Pokémon.[1] In particular, Charmander was designed as a lizard,[1] possibly referencing the mythical salamander (as opposed to the real-world amphibian of the same name that inspired its mythical counterpart). This salamander was a fire spirit capable of surviving in extreme heat or flames, and it is sometimes creatively rendered or interpreted in the shape of a lizard. As Charizard is based on a European dragon, Charmander's lizardlike design seems to reference how Western dragons in folklore are heavily inspired by lizards and other reptiles, as well as how various types of lizards are likened to (and named after) dragons due to this connection. Its bipedal design resembles a baby theropod dinosaur.

Name origin

Charmander is a combination of charcoal (carbon residue produced by strongly heating wood) and Salamandra (a genus of salamander including four species of fire salamander).[2]

Hitokage may be a combination of 火 hi (fire) and 蜥蜴 tokage (lizard), forming together the word 火蜥蜴 hitokage (mythical salamander).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ヒトカゲ Hitokage From hi, 蜥蜴 tokage, and 火蜥蜴 hitokage
France Flag.png French Salamèche From salamandre and mèche
Spain Flag.png Spanish Charmander Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Glumanda From Glut and Salamander
Italy Flag.png Italian Charmander Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 파이리 Fairi From fire and 꼬리 kkori
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 小火龍 / 小火龙 Xiǎohǔolóng From xiǎo, huǒ, and 龍 / 龙 lóng
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 小火龍 Síufólùhng From síu, , and lùhng


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