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Charmander also appears in the opening for the [[Indigo League]] season, otherwise known as the first season, of the anime.
Charmander also appears in the opening for the [[Indigo League]] season, otherwise known as the first season, of the anime.
Another Charmander also appeared in [[BW118: The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!| The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!]]

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Type Fire  
Species Lizard Pokémon
Abilities Blaze
Solar PowerDW
[[Venusaur]] ← 004 → [[Charmeleon]]
Kanto 004 Johto 234
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves From None
Evolves Into None
(ヒトカゲ Hitokage)
[[Generation I]]
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Weight Height
18.7 lbs. 8.5kg 2'00" 0.6 m
Pokédex Color Egg Group
<font color=Red>Red</font> Monster
Shape Footprint

Charmander (Japanese: ヒトカゲ Hitokage) is the Fire-type Lizard Pokémon. It evolves into Charmeleon starting at level 16, which evolves into Charizard starting at level 36. It, along with Bulbasaur and Squirtle, is a Starter Pokémon in the Kanto region.



File:Old charmander.jpg

Charmander is a small, bipedal, dinosaur-like Pokémon. Most of its body is colored orange, while its underbelly is a light yellow color. Charmander, along with all of its evolved forms, has a flame that is constantly burning on the end of their tails.


Charmander has the ability Blaze, which allows their Fire-type attacks to cause 150% more damage if their health drops below 30%.

As a natural ability, Charmander can produce flames inside of itself and project them from its mouth, meaning that it can breathe fire. The power of its flame attacks can be gauged by the size of the flame on its tail.



Gender differences


Charmander evolves into Charmeleon once it reaches level 16. Charmander's final evolution is Charizard which it evolves into at Level 36.

Game info

Pokédex entries



Charmander Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Red/Blue Starter Pokémon from Professor Oak in Pallet Town One
Yellow Received from a Trainer on Route 24 One
Gold/Silver Time Capsule None
Crystal Time Capsule None
Ruby/Sapphire Trade None
Emerald Trade None
FireRed/LeafGreen Starter Pokémon from Professor Oak in Pallet Town One
Diamond/Pearl Trade None
Platinum Trade None
HeartGold/SoulSilver Reward from Professor Oak after defeating Red One
Black/White Poké Transfer, Dream World {{{bwrarity}}}
Black 2/White 2 Poké Transfer, Dream World {{{b2w2rarity}}}

Spin-off game locations

Charmander Locations
Game(s) Location
Pokémon Snap Volcano
Pokémon Channel Mt. Snowfall
Pokémon Trozei! Huge Storage 5, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Starter Pokémon, Fiery Field (5F-8F)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Starter Pokémon, Giant Volcano (1F-19F), Dark Crater (B1F-B10F)
Pokémon Ranger Jungle Relic
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Ranger School, Volcano Cave
Pokémon Rumble Fiery Furnace


Generation I

Main article: Charmander/Learnset Generation I

Generation II

Main article: Charmander/Learnset Generation II

Generation III

Main article: Charmander/Learnset Generation III

Generation IV

Main article: Charmander/Learnset Generation IV

Generation V

Leveling Generation VI
Level Move Power Acc. PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


1 Growl 100% 40 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


7 Ember 40 100% 25 [[Fire type|Fire]] [[Move#Special Special


10 Smokescreen 100% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


16 Dragon Rage 100% 10 [[Dragon type|Dragon]] [[Move#Special Special


19 Scary Face - 100% 10 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Status Status


25 Fire Fang 65 95% 15 [[Fire type|Fire]] [[Move#Physical Physical


28 Flame Burst 70 100% 15 [[Fire type|Fire]] [[Move#Special Special


34 Slash 70 100% 20 [[Normal type|Normal]] [[Move#Physical Physical


37 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 [[Fire type|Fire]] [[Move#Special Special


43 Fire Spin 35 85% 15 [[Fire type|Fire]] [[Move#Physical Physical


46 Inferno 100 50% 5 [[Fire type|Fire]] [[Move#Special Special


Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


Red Blue Yellow Red (JP) Green (JP) Back
File:Red-Blue Hitokage Sprite.png File:Yellow Hitokage Sprite.png File:Red-Green Hitokage Sprite.png File:Gen I Hitokage Back Sprite.png
Gold Silver Crystal Back
File:Gold Hitokage Sprite.png File:Silver Hitokage Sprite.png File:Hitogake Crystal Sprite.gif File:Gen II Hitokage Back Sprite.png
File:Gold Hitokage Sprite Shiny.png File:Silver Hitokage Sprite Shiny.png File:Cystal Hitokage Sprite Shiny.gif File:Gen II Hitokage Back Sprite Shiny.png
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
File:Ruby-Sapphire Hitokage Sprite.png File:Emerald Hitokage Sprite.gif File:FireRed-LeafGreen Hitokage Sprite.png File:Gen III Hitokage Back Sprite.png
File:Ruby-Sapphire Hitokage Sprite Shiny.png File:Emerald Hitokage Sprite Shiny.gif File:FireRed-LeafGreen Hitokage Sprite Shiny.png File:Gen III Hitokage Back Sprite Shiny.png
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
File:Diamond-Pearl Hitokage Sprite.png File:Diamond-Pearl Hitokage Sprite.png File:Charmander HGSS.png File:Charmander DPPHGSS Back.gif
File:Diamond-Pearl Hitokage Sprite Shiny.png File:Diamond-Pearl Hitokage Sprite Shiny.png Shiny Charmander HGSS File:Gen IV Hitokage Back Sprite Shiny.png
Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Charmander BW Charmander Back BW
File:Shiny Charmander BW.png File:Shiny Charmander Back BW.png
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Back


Anime appearances

Ash&#039;sCharmander anime

Ash's Charmander

Main article: Ash's Charmander

Ash Ketchum obtained a Charmander in the episode Charmander - The Stray Pokémon. This Charmander was first seen waiting on a rock when it was abandoned by its original trainer, Damian. Ash became angry for seeing this Pokémon so neglected. Even with the risk of dying, this Charmander waited in harsh weather conditions for its trainer, though the trainer never came. Ash helped in its recovery by taking it to a Pokémon Center, where it would later leave, only to find Ash and become his Pokémon. Ash had Charmander for thirty-two episodes. After beating a herd of Exeggutor in The March of the Exeggutor Squad, it evolved into Charmeleon.

File:Ash catching charizard.jpg

Ritchie owned a Charmander, first seen in the episode "A Friend in Deed". He nicknamed this Charmander "Zippo". It is also seen in Friend and Foe Alike and "Friends in the End". He is later seen as an evolved Charmeleon.

A Charmander appears as one of the main characters in the special Pokémon Mystery Dungeon: Team Go-Getters out of the Gate!.

Since Professor Oak gives out Charmander as a starter Pokémon, he is seen with one in Journey to the Starting Line, A Six Pack Attack! and The Right Place at the Right Mime.

Charmander also appears in the opening for the Indigo League season, otherwise known as the first season, of the anime.

Another Charmander also appeared in The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!


Name in other languages

  • Japanese: ヒトカゲ (Hitokage in Romaji) from the Japanese words Hi (火) which means fire and Tokage (蜥蜴) which means lizard, when joined it is Hitokage (火蜥蜴) which means a fire lizard or salamander.
  • English: Charmander's English name comes from combining the words "Char" from charcoal and the latter half of "Salamander".
  • French: "Salamèche" is a combination of the words "salamandre" (salamander) and "mèche"(wick).
  • German: Glumanda



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