Charmander

Charmander is a Fire type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Lizard Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 004
Type Fire
Species Lizard Pokémon
Height 2′00″ (0.6 m)
Weight 18.7 lbs (8.5 kg)
Abilities 1. Blaze
Solar Power (hidden ability)
Local № 004 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
229 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
004 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
234 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
083 (X/Y — Central Kalos)
004 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)

Training

EV yield 1 Speed
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 62
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Dragon, Monster
Gender 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Egg cycles 20 (4,884–5,140 steps)

Base stats

HP 39
188 282
Attack 52
98 223
Defense 43
81 203
Sp. Atk 60
112 240
Sp. Def 50
94 218
Speed 65
121 251
Total 309 Min Max

The ranges shown on the right are for a level 100 Pokémon. Maximum values are based on a beneficial nature, 252 EVs, 31 IVs; minimum values are based on a hindering nature, 0 EVs, 0 IVs.

Type defenses

The effectiveness of each type on Charmander.

Evolution chart

(Level 16) (Level 36)

Charmander changes

Pokédex entries

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.
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
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
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.
Black
White
Black 2
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
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.

Moves learned by Charmander

Moves learnt by level up

Charmander learns the following moves in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GrowlNormal 100
1ScratchNormal 40 100
7EmberFire 40 100
10SmokescreenNormal 100
16Dragon RageDragon 100
19Scary FaceNormal 100
25Fire FangFire 65 95
28Flame BurstFire 70 100
34SlashNormal 70 100
37FlamethrowerFire 90 100
43Fire SpinFire 35 85
46InfernoFire 100 50

Egg moves

Charmander learns the following moves via breeding in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon. Details and compatible parents can be found on the Charmander egg moves page.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Air CutterFlying 60 95
Ancient PowerRock 60 100
Beat UpDark 100
Belly DrumNormal
BiteDark 60 100
CounterFighting 100
CrunchDark 80 100
Dragon DanceDragon
Dragon PulseDragon 85 100
Dragon RushDragon 100 75
Flare BlitzFire 120 100
Focus PunchFighting 150 100
Metal ClawSteel 50 95
OutrageDragon 120 100

Move Tutor moves

Charmander can be taught these attacks in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon from move tutors (details):

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Dragon PulseDragon 85 100
Fire PledgeFire 80 100
Fire PunchFire 75 100
Focus PunchFighting 150 100
Heat WaveFire 95 90
Iron TailSteel 100 75
SnoreNormal 50 100
Thunder PunchElectric 75 100

Moves learnt by TM

Charmander is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1Work UpNormal
2Dragon ClawDragon 80 100
6ToxicPoison 90
10Hidden PowerNormal 60 100
11Sunny DayFire
17ProtectNormal
21FrustrationNormal 100
27ReturnNormal 100
31Brick BreakFighting 75 100
32Double TeamNormal
35FlamethrowerFire 90 100
38Fire BlastFire 110 85
39Rock TombRock 60 95
40Aerial AceFlying 60
42FacadeNormal 70 100
43Flame ChargeFire 50 100
44RestPsychic
45AttractNormal 100
48RoundNormal 60 100
49Echoed VoiceNormal 40 100
50OverheatFire 130 90
56FlingDark 100
61Will-O-WispFire 85
65Shadow ClawGhost 70 100
75Swords DanceNormal
80Rock SlideRock 75 90
87SwaggerNormal 85
88Sleep TalkNormal
90SubstituteNormal
100ConfideNormal

Transfer-only moves

Charmander can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon.
Note: Generation 1 and 2 refer to the 3DS Virtual Console titles, not the physical cartridges.

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Method
LeerNormal 100 Generation 1 — Level up
BideNormal Generation 1 — TM
ReflectPsychic Generation 1 — TM
Skull BashNormal 130 100 Generation 1 — TM
SubmissionFighting 80 80 Generation 1 — TM
Take DownNormal 90 85 Generation 1 — TM
CurseGhost Generation 2 — TM
Dragon BreathDragon 60 100 Generation 2 — TM
RageNormal 20 100 Generation 3 — Level up
Body SlamNormal 85 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Defense CurlNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Double-EdgeNormal 120 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Dynamic PunchFighting 100 50 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega KickNormal 120 75 Generation 3 — Move tutor
Mega PunchNormal 80 85 Generation 3 — Move tutor
MimicNormal Generation 3 — Move tutor
Seismic TossFighting 100 Generation 3 — Move tutor
CaptivateNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
EndureNormal Generation 4 — TM
Natural GiftNormal 100 Generation 4 — TM
Fury CutterBug 40 95 Generation 4 — Move tutor
HeadbuttNormal 70 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
Mud-SlapGround 20 100 Generation 4 — Move tutor
SwiftNormal 60 Generation 4 — Move tutor
DigGround 80 100 Generation 6 — TM
Hone ClawsDark Generation 6 — TM
IncinerateFire 60 100 Generation 6 — TM
Power-Up PunchFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Rock SmashFighting 40 100 Generation 6 — TM
Secret PowerNormal 70 100 Generation 6 — TM
CutNormal 50 95 Generation 6 — HM
StrengthNormal 80 100 Generation 6 — HM

Moves learnt by level up

Charmander learns the following moves in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1ScratchNormal 40 100
4GrowlNormal 100
9SmokescreenNormal 100
13EmberFire 40 100
18Fury SwipesNormal 18 80
22Dragon RageDragon 100
27Fire SpinFire 35 85
31SlashNormal 70 100
36FlamethrowerFire 90 100

Moves learnt by TM

Charmander is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Let's Go Pikachu & Let's Go Eevee:

TM
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1HeadbuttNormal 70 100
5RestPsychic
7ProtectNormal
8SubstituteNormal
9ReflectPsychic
10DigGround 80 100
11Will-O-WispFire 85
12FacadeNormal 70 100
13Brick BreakFighting 75 100
15Seismic TossFighting 100
19Iron TailSteel 100 75
22Rock SlideRock 75 90
23Thunder PunchElectric 75 100
27ToxicPoison 90
31Fire PunchFire 75 100
34Dragon PulseDragon 85 100
37FlamethrowerFire 90 100
39OutrageDragon 120 100
46Fire BlastFire 110 85

Charmander sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Charmander  sprite from Red & Blue Charmander  sprite from Silver Charmander  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Charmander  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Charmander  sprite from Black & White Charmander  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Charmander Shiny sprite from Silver Charmander Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Charmander Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Charmander Shiny sprite from Black & White Charmander Shiny sprite from X & Y

Where to find Charmander

Red
Blue
Pallet Town
Yellow Route 24
Gold
Silver
Crystal
Trade/migrate from another game
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Pallet Town
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Trade/migrate from another game
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Pallet Town
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Lumiose City
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Route 3
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Route 3, 4, 24, Rock Tunnel

Other languages

English Charmander
Japanese ヒトカゲ (Hitokage)
German Glumanda
French Salamèche

Name origin

char
to burn or singe
salamander
lizard-like amphibian (also a mythical fire-dwelling creature)