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    Charmander

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    Charmander is the fire-type starter Pokémon first seen in Pokémon Red/Blue. Charmander uses the power of its fiery tail to attack the enemy and eventually evolves into Charmeleon.

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    Charmander last edited by Marino on 11/02/21 07:36PM View full history

    Overview

    Charmander is one of three starter Pokémon offered to the player by Professor Oak in the original Pokémon Red/Blue and the release of Pokémon Leaf Green/Fire Red along with Bulbasaur and Squirtle.

    Charmander is a Fire-type Pokémon, and resembles a small dinosaur, its red skin and flaming tail giving it an appearance indicative of its type. Typical moves include Ember and Tail Whip.

    As a Fire-type Pokémon, Charmander only takes half of the normal damage from Fire, Ice, Grass, Bug, and Steel-types. However, it takes double the normal damage from Water, Ground, and Rock-types. If the player chooses Charmander as the starter Pokémon, then the player's rial will choose Squirtle, the Water-type Pokémon.

    Evolution

    Charmander evolves into Charmeleon at level 16, and Charmeleon evolves into Charizard at level 36.

    Data

    Vitals

    Pokédex #TypeHeightWeightJapanese Name
    004Fire2'00"18.7 lbs.ヒトカゲ
    ClassificationAbility
    Lizard PokémonBlaze: When Charmander's HP is below 1/3, the power of its Fire-type moves increases 1.5x.
    Base HappinessCapture RateExp. GrowthGender RatioSafari Zone Flee Rate
    70451,059,860 pts.Male: 87.5%
    Female: 12.5%
    0

    Base Stats

    HPAttackDefenseSp. AttackSp. DefenseSpeed
    395243605065

    Locations

    Generation I

    GameLocationNumber in Game
    Red/BlueReceive from Professor Oak as a starter Pokémon.One
    YellowReceive from a Trainer, Damien, on Route 24One

    Generation II

    GameLocationNumber in Game
    Gold/Silver (Crystal)Time CapsuleNone

    Generation III

    GameLocationNumber in Game
    Ruby/Sapphire (Emerald)Trade (from FireRed or Leaf Green)None
    FireRed/LeafGreenReceive as starter Pokémon from Professor OakOne
    Colosseum/XDTrade (from FireRed or LeafGreen)None

    Generation IV

    GameLocationNumber in Game
    Diamond/Pearl (Platinum)Pal Park (Field) or Trade from HeartGold/SoulSilverNone
    HeartGold/SoulSilverReceive from Professor Oak after defeating Red.One

    Generation V

    GameLocationNumber in Game
    Black/WhitePokéshifter or Dream WorldNone

    Side Game Locations

    GameLocation
    Pokémon SnapVolcano
    Pokémon StadiumGym Leader Castle
    Pokémon ChannelMt. Snowfall
    Pokémon PinballPallet Town
    Pokémon Trozei!Huge Storage 5 - "Mr. Who's Den"
    Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
    Red/Blue Rescue Team
    Fiery Field (5F-8F)
    Starter Pokémon
    Pokémon Mystery Dungeon:
    Explorers of Time/Darkness
    Starter Pokémon
    Dark Crater (B1-B10)
    Giant Volcano (1F-19F)
    Pokémon RangerJungle Relic
    Pokémon Ranger:
    Shadows of Almia
    Ranger School
    Volcano Cave
    Pokémon Ranger:
    Guardian Signs
    Faldera Island
    Fire Temple
    Pokémon RumbleFiery Furnace
    PokéPark Wii:
    Pikachu's Adventure
    Lava Zone

    Pokedex Entries

    Generation I

    • Red/Blue:

      'Obviously prefers hot places. When it rains, steam is said to spout from the tip of its tail.'

    • Yellow:

      'The flame at the tip of its tail makes a sound as it burns. You can only hear it in quiet places.'

    Generation II

    • 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.

    Generation III

    • Ruby/Sapphire:

      '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.'

    • 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

    • Diamond/Pearl (Platinum):

      'The fire on the tip of its tail is a measure of its life. If healthy, its tail burns intensely.'

    • 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

    • Black/White:

      'The fire on the tip of its tail is a measure of its life. If healthy, its tail burns intensely.

    Additional Facts and Trivia

    • When it rains, steam spurts from Charmander's tail. If the flame ever goes out completely, Charmander might never be able to battle again.
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