Charmander (ヒトカゲ Hitokage) is a Fire-type Pokémon. It evolves into a Charmeleon starting at level 16. It is one of the three Starter Pokémon that can be chosen in the Kanto region.

Biology

Physiology

Charmander is a small, bipedal, dinosaur-like Pokémon. Most of its body is colored orange, while its underbelly is a pale light-yellow color. Charmander, like its evolved forms, has a flame that constantly burns on the end of its tail. However, If the flame on Charmander's tail goes out, Charmander's life will come to an end.

Characteristics

The power of Charmander's flame attacks can be gauged by the size of the flame on its tail.

Behavior

Charmander is easily the most mild-mannered and well-behaved of its evolution line. Its feelings and emotions can be read by the flame on the tip of its tail. It flares up in a fury when Charmander is angry. The flame will flicker and grow small and dim If Charmander is sick or hurt. If it growls that means it's angry or is about to attack.

Personality

Charmander doesn't do well with impatient people. It doesn't appreciate being rushed, and most of the time, will not allow it. It is a sweet Pokémon, but is feisty nonetheless. Charmander doesn't enjoy accepting favors, because it feels it owes something in return. It is extremely loyal to its loved ones, and knows a good thing when it sees it. It will treat those in its life accordingly.

Habitat

Charmander is rarely found in the wild since it's a Starter Pokémon. Sometimes they gather in extremely hot areas such as active volcanoes or in craggy mountains and in caves along the coast of the Sevii Islands.

Game data

Pokédex entries

  • Red and 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Diamond

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

  • Pearl

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

  • 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.

  • Black

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

  • White

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

  • Black 2

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

  • White 2

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

  • 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

    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.

  • 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

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

  • 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.


Locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red and Blue Starter Pokémon from Professor Oak in Pallet Town One
Yellow Received from a Trainer on Route 24 One
Gold and Silver Time Capsule None
Crystal Time Capsule None
Ruby and Sapphire Trade None
FireRed and LeafGreen Starter Pokémon from Professor Oak in Pallet Town One
Emerald Trade None
Diamond and Pearl Trade None
Platinum Trade None
HeartGold and SoulSilver Reward from Professor Oak after defeating Red One
Black and White Poké Transfer, Dream World None
Black 2 and White 2 Trade None
X and Y Received as a gift from Professor Sycamore One
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire Trade None
Sun and Moon Trade from Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon None
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon Island Scan - Alola Route 3 One
Let's Go, Pikachu! and Let's Go, Eevee! Kanto Route 3, Kanto Route 4 (East), Rock Tunnel, Received as gift at Kanto Route 24 Rare
Sword and Shield Gift from Leon at Potswick
Max Raid Battles: Hammerlocke Hills, Lake of Outrage
One


Spin-off game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
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


Stats

Charmander's Stats
HP
39
Attack
52
Defense
43
Sp. Atk
60
Sp. Def
50
Speed
65
Total
309

Learnset

By leveling up

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
7 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Special
10 Smokescreen 100% 20 Normal Status
16 Dragon Rage 100% 10 Dragon Special
19 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status
25 Fire Fang 65 95% 15 Fire Physical
28 Flame Burst 70 100% 15 Fire Special
34 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
37 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
43 Fire Spin 35 85% 15 Fire Physical
46 Inferno 100 50% 5 Fire 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.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
7 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Special Cute 4 0 ♥
10 Smokescreen 100% 20 Normal Status Clever 2 3 ♥
16 Dragon Rage 100% 10 Dragon Special Cool 3 0 ♥
19 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status Tough 3 0 ♥
25 Fire Fang 65 95% 15 Fire Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
28 Flame Burst 70 100% 15 Fire Special Cool 4 0 ♥
34 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
37 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
43 Fire Spin 35 85% 15 Fire Physical Beautiful 3 0 ♥
46 Inferno 100 50% 5 Fire Special Beautiful 1 4 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status
7 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Special
10 Smokescreen 100% 20 Normal Status
16 Dragon Rage 100% 10 Dragon Special
19 Scary Face 100% 10 Normal Status
25 Fire Fang 65 95% 15 Fire Physical
28 Flame Burst 70 100% 15 Fire Special
34 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
37 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special
43 Fire Spin 35 85% 15 Fire Physical
46 Inferno 100 50% 5 Fire 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.

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 3
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Status Cute 2
7 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Special Beauty 3
10 Smokescreen 100% 20 Normal Status Smart 2
16 Dragon Rage 100% 10 Dragon Special Cool 3
19 Scary Face 90% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
25 Fire Fang 65 95% 15 Fire Physical Beauty 3
28 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cool 3
34 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special Beauty 2
37 Fire Spin 35 70% 15 Fire Physical Beauty 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal Tough 4 0 ♥
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
7 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire Beauty 4 0 ♥
13FRLG Metal Claw 50 95% 35 Steel Cool 4 0 ♥
13RSE • 19FRLG Smokescreen 100% 20 Normal Smart 3 0 ♥
19RSE Rage 20 100% 20 Normal Cool 3 0 ♥
25 Scary Face 90% 10 Normal Tough 2 1 ♥
31 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Beauty 4 0 ♥
37 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal Cool 3 0 ♥
43 Dragon Rage 100% 10 Dragon Cool 1 0 ♥
49 Fire Spin 35 70% 15 Fire Beauty 3 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration II
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal
Growl 100% 40 Normal
7 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire
13 SmokeScreen 100% 20 Normal
19 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal
25 Scary Face 90% 10 Normal
31 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire
37 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal
43 Dragon Rage 100% 10 Dragon
49 Fire Spin 15 70% 15 Fire
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration I
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
1 Scratch 40 100% 35 Normal
1 Growl 100% 40 Normal
9 Ember 40 100% 25 Fire
15 Leer 100% 30 Normal
22 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal
30 Slash 70 100% 20 Normal
38 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire
49 Fire Spin 15 70% 15 Fire
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

By breeding

Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Air Cutter Charizard, Dragonite, Swablu, Altaria, Tropius, Salamence 60 95% 25 Flying Special
Ancient Power Cranidos, Rampardos, Shieldon, Bastiodon, Tyrunt, Tyrantrum, Amaura, Aurorus 60 100% 5 Rock Special
Beat Up * Ekans, Nidoran♂ 10 100% 10 Dark Physical
Belly Drum Snorlax, Kommo-o —% 10 Normal Status
Bite Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise, Ekans, Arbok, Gyarados, Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar, Loudred, Exploud, Seviper, Bagon, Shelgon, Salamence, Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra, Druddigon, Deino, Zweilous, Hydreigon, Tyrunt, Tyrantrum, Bergmite, Avalugg 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
Counter * Nidoran♂, Rhyhorn, Snorlax, Chikorita, Mudkip, Shieldon, Scraggy, Axew, Goomy, Jangmo-o 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Crunch Arbok, Snorlax, Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar, Exploud, Seviper, Bagon, Shelgon, Salamence, Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra, Garchomp, Scraggy, Scrafty, Druddigon, Deino, Zweilous, Hydreigon, Tyrunt, Tyrantrum, Avalugg 20% 100 Dark Physical
Dragon Dance Horsea, Seadra, Kingdra, Gyarados, Dratini, Dragonair, Dragonite, Altaria, Axew, Fraxure, Haxorus, Jangmo-o, Hakamo-o, Kommo-o —% 20 Dragon Status
Dragon Pulse Horsea, Seadra, Kingdra, Swablu, Altaria, Axew, Fraxure, Haxorus, Deino, Zweilous, Hydreigon, Skrelp, Dragalge, Goomy, Sliggoo, Goodra, Salandit, Turtonator, Drampa 85 100% 10 Dragon Special
Dragon Rush Dratini, Dragonair, Dragonite, Gible, Gabite, Garchomp, Deino, Zweilous, Hydreigon 100 75% 10 Dragon Physical
Flare Blitz Charizard, Marowak (Alolan) 120 100% 15 Fire Physical
Focus Punch Scraggy, Scrafty 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Metal Claw Aron, Lairon, Aggron 50 95% 35 Steel Physical
Outrage Dratini, Dragonair, Dragonite, Gible, Gabite, Garchomp, Druddigon, Deino, Zweilous, Hydreigon, Goodra, Drampa, Jangmo-o, Hakamo-o, Kommo-o 120 100% 15 Dragon Physical

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation VI
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Air Cutter Charizard, Dragonite, Swablu, Altaria, Tropius, Salamence 60 95% 25 Flying Special Cool 4 0 ♥
Ancient Power Cranidos, Rampardos, Shieldon, Bastiodon, Tyrunt, Tyrantrum, Amaura, Aurorus 60 100% 5 Rock Special Tough 1 0 ♥
Beat Up * Ekans, Nidoran♂ 10 100% 10 Dark Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
Belly Drum Snorlax —% 10 Normal Status Cute 6 0 ♥
Bite Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise, Ekans, Arbok, Gyarados, Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar, Loudred, Exploud, Seviper, Bagon, Shelgon, Salamence, Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra, Druddigon, Deino, Zweilous, Hydreigon, Tyrunt, Tyrantrum, Bergmite, Avalugg 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Tough 2 3 ♥
Counter * Nidoran♂, Rhyhorn, Snorlax, Chikorita, Mudkip, Shieldon, Scraggy, Axew, Goomy 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
Crunch Arbok, Snorlax, Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar, Exploud, Seviper, Bagon, Shelgon, Salamence, Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra, Garchomp, Scraggy, Scrafty, Druddigon, Deino, Zweilous, Hydreigon, Tyrunt, Tyrantrum, Avalugg 20% 100 Dark Physical Tough 1 4 ♥
Dragon Dance Horsea, Seadra, Kingdra, Gyarados, Dratini, Dragonair, Dragonite, Altaria, Axew, Fraxure, Haxorus —% 20 Dragon Status Cool 1 0 ♥
Dragon Pulse Horsea, Seadra, Kingdra, Swablu, Altaria, Axew, Fraxure, Haxorus, Deino, Zweilous, Hydreigon, Skrelp, Dragalge, Goomy, Sliggoo, Goodra 85 100% 10 Dragon Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Dragon Rush Dratini, Dragonair, Dragonite, Gible, Gabite, Garchomp, Deino, Zweilous, Hydreigon 100 75% 10 Dragon Physical Tough 3 0 ♥
Flare Blitz Charizard 120 100% 15 Fire Physical Cool 6 0 ♥
Focus Punch Scraggy, Scrafty 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
Metal Claw Aron, Lairon, Aggron 50 95% 35 Steel Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Outrage Dratini, Dragonair, Dragonite, Gible, Gabite, Garchomp, Druddigon, Deino, Zweilous, Hydreigon, Goodra 120 100% 15 Dragon Physical Cool 6 0 ♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation V
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Ancient Power Cranidos, Rampardos, Shieldon, Bastiodon 60 100% 5 Rock Special
Beat Up * Ekans, Nidoran♂ 10 100% 10 Dark Physical
Belly Drum Snorlax —% 10 Normal Status
Bite Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise, Ekans, Arbok, Gyarados, Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar, Loudred, Exploud, Seviper, Bagon, Shelgon, Salamence, Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra, Druddigon, Deino, Zweilous, Hydreigon 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
Counter * Nidoran♂, Rhyhorn, Snorlax, Chikorita, Mudkip, Shieldon, Scraggy, Axew 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Crunch Arbok, Snorlax, Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar, Exploud, Seviper, Bagon, Shelgon, Salamence, Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra, Garchomp, Scraggy, Scrafty, Druddigon, Deino, Zweilous, Hydreigon 20% 100 Dark Physical
Dragon Dance Horsea, Seadra, Kingdra, Gyarados, Dratini, Dragonair, Dragonite, Altaria, Axew, Fraxure, Haxorus —% 20 Dragon Status
Dragon Pulse Horsea, Seadra, Kingdra, Swablu, Altaria, Axew, Fraxure, Haxorus, Deino, Zweilous, Hydreigon 90 100% 10 Dragon Special
Dragon Rush Dratini, Dragonair, Dragonite, Gible, Gabite, Garchomp, Deino, Zweilous, Hydreigon 100 75% 10 Dragon Physical
Flare Blitz Charizard 120 100% 15 Fire Physical
Focus Punch Scraggy, Scrafty 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Metal Claw Aron, Lairon, Aggron 50 95% 35 Steel Physical
Outrage Dratini, Dragonair, Dragonite, Gible, Gabite, Garchomp, Druddigon, Deino, Zweilous, Hydreigon 120 100% 15 Dragon Physical

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation IV
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Ancient Power Cranidos, Rampardos, Shieldon, Bastiodon 60 100% 5 Rock Special Tough 2
Beat Up * Ekans, Nidoran♂ 10 100% 10 Dark Physical Smart 2
Belly Drum Snorlax —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
Bite Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise, Ekans, Arbok, Gyarados, Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar, Loudred, Exploud, Seviper, Bagon, Shelgon, Salamence, Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Tough 3
CounterHGSS * Nidoran♂, Rhyhorn, Rhydon, Rhyperior, Chikorita 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 2
Crunch Arbok, Snorlax, Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar, Exploud, Seviper, Bagon, Shelgon, Salamence, Turtwig, Grotle, Torterra, Garchomp 20% 100 Dark Physical Tough 2
Dragon Dance Horsea, Seadra, Kingdra, Gyarados, Dratini, Dragonair, Dragonite, Altaria —% 20 Dragon Status Cool 0
Dragon Rush Dratini, Dragonair, Dragonite, Gible, Gabite, Garchomp 100 75% 10 Dragon Physical Cool 2
Flare Blitz Charizard 120 100% 15 Fire Physical Smart 2
Metal Claw Aron, Lairon, Aggron 50 95% 35 Steel Physical Cool 2
Outrage Dratini, Dragonair, Dragonite, Bagon, Shelgon, Salamence, Gible, Gabite, Garchomp 90 100% 15 Dragon Physical Cool 2
Rock Slide Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 3
Swords Dance* Cubone, Rhyhorn, —% 30 Normal Status Beauty 0

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation III
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Ancient Power* Totodile 60 100% 5 Rock Tough 1 0 ♥
Beat Up * Ekans, Nidoran♂ 10 100% 10 Dark Smart 2 1 ♥
Belly Drum Snorlax —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
Bite Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise, Ekans, Arbok, Gyarados, Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar, Seviper, Bagon, Shelgon, Salamence 60 100% 25 Dark Tough 1 3 ♥
Dragon Dance Horsea, Seadra, Kingdra, Gyarados, Altaria —% 20 Dragon Cool 1 0 ♥
Outrage Dratini, Dragonair, Dragonite 90 100% 15 Dragon Cool 4 4 ♥
Rock Slide Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar 75 90% 10 Rock Tough 1 3 ♥
Swords Dance* Rhyhorn —% 30 Normal Beauty 1 0 ♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation II
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type
Ancient Power * Cubone, Chikorita, Totodile, Larvitar 60 100% 5 Rock
Beat Up * Ekans, Nidoran♂ 10 100% 10 Dark
Belly Drum Snorlax —% 10 Normal
Bite Squirtle, Wartortle, Blastoise, Ekans, Arbok, Gyarados, Totodile, Croconaw, Feraligatr, Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar 60 100% 25 Dark
Outrage Dratini, Dragonair, Dragonite 90 100% 15 Dragon
Rock Slide Larvitar, Pupitar, Tyranitar 75 90% 10 Rock

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

By TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal Physical
TM05 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM07 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM08 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM09 Reflect —% 20 Psychic Status
TM10 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM11 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status
TM12 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM13 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM15 Seismic Toss 100% 20 Fighting Physical
TM19 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical
TM22 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM23 Thunder Punch 75 100% 15 Electric Physical
TM27 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status
TM31 Fire Punch 75 100% 15 Fire Physical
TM34 Dragon Pulse 85 100% 10 Dragon Special
TM37 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
TM39 Outrage 120 100% 10 Dragon Physical
TM46 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire 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.

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Work Up —% 15 Normal Status
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM43 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM50 Overheat 130 90% 5 Fire Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM59 Incinerate 60 100% 15 Normal Status
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 100 Normal Status
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 2 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical Cool 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM50 Overheat 130 90% 5 Fire Special Beautiful 6 0 ♥
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
TM59 Incinerate 60 100% 15 Normal Status Tough 3 0 ♥
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 85% 15 Fire Status Beautiful 3 0 ♥
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 100 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94XY Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM94ORAS Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM98 Power-Up Punch 40 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
HM06ORAS Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM01 Hone Claws —% 15 Dark Status
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM43 Flame Charge 50 100% 20 Fire Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM49 Echoed Voice 40 100% 15 Normal Special
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM59 Incinerate 30 100% 15 Fire Special
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 75% 15 Fire Status
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Physical
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 100 Normal Status
TM94 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical
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TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM01 Focus Punch 150 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 1
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Physical Cool 2
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beauty 2
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Physical Cool 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Smart 1
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Physical Cool 3
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special Beauty 2
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special Beauty 2
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical Smart 2
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Physical Cool 2
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Special Beauty 2
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 1
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 1
TM61 Will-O-Wisp 75% 15 Fire Status Beauty 2
TM65 Shadow Claw 70 100% 15 Ghost Status Cute 2
TM75 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal Status Beauty 1
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 3
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Physical Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 100 Normal Status Smart 1
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Physical Cool 3
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
HM06 Rock Smash 40 100% 15 Fighting Physical Tough 2
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TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM01 Focus Punch 150 100% 20 Fighting Tough 3 0 ♥
TM02 Dragon Claw 80 100% 15 Dragon Cool 2 1 ♥
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Smart 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Smart 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel Cute 1 4 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground Smart 1 0 ♥
TM31 Brick Break 75 100% 15 Fighting Cool 1 4 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Beauty 4 0 ♥
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Beauty 4 0 ♥
TM40 Aerial Ace 60 —% 20 Flying Cool 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 200 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Smart 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Cute 2 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM50 Overheat 140 90% 5 Fire Beauty 6 0 ♥
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal Cool 2 1 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Tough 2 1 ♥
HM06 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting Tough 1 3 ♥
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TMs and HMs Generation II
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM01 Dynamic Punch 100 50% 5 Fighting
TM02 Headbutt 70 100% 15 Normal
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM08 Rock Smash 20 100% 15 Fighting
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM23 Iron Tail 100 75% 15 Steel
TM24 DragonBreath 60 100% 20 Dragon
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground
TM31 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM40 Defense Curl —% 40 Normal
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal
TM48 Fire Punch 75 100% 15 Fire
TM49 Fury Cutter 10 95% 20 Bug
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal
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TMs and HMs Generation I
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM01 Mega Punch 80 85% 20 Normal
TM03 Swords Dance —% 30 Normal
TM05 Mega Kick 120 75% 5 Normal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM08 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal
TM09 Take Down 90 85% 20 Normal
TM10 Double-Edge 100 100% 15 Normal
TM17 Submission 80 80% 25 Fighting
TM18 Counter 100% 20 Fighting
TM19 Seismic Toss 100% 20 Fighting
TM20 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal
TM23 Dragon Rage 100% 10 Dragon
TM28 Dig 100 100% 10 Ground
TM31 Mimic —% 10 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM33 Reflect —% 20 Psychic
TM34 Bide —% 10 Normal
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire
TM39 Swift 60 —% 20 Normal
TM40 Skull Bash 100 100% 15 Normal
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM50 Substitute —% 10 Normal
HM01 Cut 50 95% 30 Normal
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal
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Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
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Tutoring Generation VI
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Tutoring Generation V
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Tutoring Generation IV
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Tutoring Generation III
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Tutoring Generation II
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Sprites


Battle animation sprites

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Appearances

Anime

Ash's Charmander.

Trivia

  • According to Ash's Pokédex (known as 'Dexter'), Charmander is known as the Salamander Pokémon.
  • Charmander is the tallest out of the fire-type Starter Pokémon.
  • According to many Pokédex entries, if the fire on Charmander's tail goes out, it will die.
  • Charmander is one of the 16 Pokémon to be made into a puppet in Japan.
  • Charmander is one of the collectable spirits in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.
  • In the official Butterfree vs Charmander artwork which only appeared in the Japan-exclusive Jumbo Carddass card set, Charmander had spikes on its back, which was a detail that has gotten permanently removed since Generation II.

Origin

Charmander appears to be predominantly reptilian in origin, and may have been partially inspired by the mythical salamander (as opposed to the real-world amphibian of the same name which 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.

Physically, Charmander has a slender body, a short nose, and a long tail, as well as other lizard-like characteristics. The fact that it does not undergo a metamorphosis stage (beyond its own evolutionary pattern) but instead grows into a larger version of itself as it matures indicates, among other things, that Charmander has more in common with reptiles (such as lizards) than with amphibians (such as real-world salamanders).

Etymology

Charmander is combination of 'char' (to burn) and 'salamander'.

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 literally means "fire lizard" or "fire salamander".
  • French: "Salamèche" is a combination of the words "salamandre" (salamander) and "mèche"(wick).
  • German: Glumanda

Gallery

See also

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