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 0.6 m (2′00″)
Weight 8.5 kg (18.7 lbs)
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)
378 (Sword/Shield)

Training

EV yield 1 Speed
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 50 (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.
Let's Go Pikachu
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.

Moves learned by Charmander

Moves learnt by level up

Charmander learns the following moves in Pokémon Sword & Shield at the levels specified.

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1GrowlNormalStatus 100
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
4EmberFireSpecial 40 100
8SmokescreenNormalStatus 100
12Dragon BreathDragonSpecial 60 100
17Fire FangFirePhysical 65 95
20SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
24FlamethrowerFireSpecial 90 100
28Scary FaceNormalStatus 100
32Fire SpinFireSpecial 35 85
36InfernoFireSpecial 100 50
40Flare BlitzFirePhysical 120 100

Egg moves

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Ancient PowerRockSpecial 60 100
Belly DrumNormalStatus
BiteDarkPhysical 60 100
CounterFightingPhysical 100
Dragon RushDragonPhysical 100 75
Dragon TailDragonPhysical 60 90
Metal ClawSteelPhysical 50 95
Wing AttackFlyingPhysical 60 100

Moves learnt by TM

Charmander is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

Moves learnt by TR

Charmander is compatible with these Technical Records in Pokémon Sword & Shield:

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.
1ScratchNormalPhysical 40 100
4GrowlNormalStatus 100
9SmokescreenNormalStatus 100
13EmberFireSpecial 40 100
18Fury SwipesNormalPhysical 18 80
22Dragon RageDragonSpecial 100
27Fire SpinFireSpecial 35 85
31SlashNormalPhysical 70 100
36FlamethrowerFireSpecial 90 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Charmander sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
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 Charmander  sprite from Sword & Shield
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
Sword
Shield
Location data not yet available

Other languages

English, Spanish, Italian 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)