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General Information
Species Lizard Pokémon
Type Fire
Ability Blaze
Solar Power (Hidden Ability)
Gender Ratio 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Evolves into Charmeleon (Lv. 16)
Breeding Information
Egg Group Monster
Pokédex / Browser Numbers
National #004
Kanto #004
Johto #234 (Generation II only)
Kalos #083
Fiore R-140
Almia R-137
Oblivia R-206 (present)
N-062 (past)

Charmander is a Fire-type Pokémon that evolves into Charmeleon at Lv. 16, which evolves into Charizard at Lv. 36.


Charmander is a bipedal, reptilian Pokémon with a primarily orange body. Its underside from the chest down and soles are cream-colored. It has two small fangs visible in both its upper and lower jaws and blue eyes. Its arms and legs are short with four fingers and three clawed toes.

A fire burns at the tip of this Pokémon's slender tail from 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 Charmander is healthy, the flame will continue to burn if gets a bit wet and is said to steam in the rain.


Charmander exhibits pack behavior, calling other Charmander if it finds food.


Charmander can be found in hot, mountainous areas.

Notable Charmander[]

Name Canon Trainer Group(s) Note(s)
Charmander Anime Giovanni -
Charmander Anime Kanto Fair Host -
Charmander Anime Pokémon League entrance exam instructor -
Charmander Anime Professor Oak - Multiple.
Charmander Anime Professor Oak (formerly)
Charmander Anime None Team Go-Getters
Charmandertwo Anime Dr. Fuji (deceased) - Deceased.
The Partner Games None Team Poképals
The Player Games None Team Poképals
Charmander Origins Giovanni -

Forme​r Charmander[]

Name Canon Trainer Note(s)
Charizard Anime Professor Sycamore (formerly)
Evolved into a Charmeleon, then a Charizard.
Charizard Anime Damien (formerly)
Ash Ketchum
Evolved into a Charmeleon, then a Charizard.
Charizard Anime Trevor Evolved into a Charmeleon, then a Charizard.
Zippo Anime Ritchie Evolved into a Charmeleon.
Charizard Origins Professor Oak (formerly)
Evolved into a Charmeleon, then a Charizard.
Charizard Manga Professor Oak (formerly)
Evolved into a Charmeleon, then a Charizard.