Charmeleon

Charmeleon is a Fire type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Flame Pokémon.

Pokédex data

National № 005
Type Fire
Species Flame Pokémon
Height 3′07″ (1.1 m)
Weight 41.9 lbs (19.0 kg)
Abilities Blaze
Solar Power (hidden ability)
Local № 005 (Red/Blue/Yellow)
230 (Gold/Silver/Crystal)
005 (FireRed/LeafGreen)
235 (HeartGold/SoulSilver)
084 (X/Y — Central Kalos)

Training

EV yield 1 Special Attack, 1 Speed
Catch rate 45 (5.9% with PokéBall, full HP)
Base Friendship 70 (normal)
Base Exp. 142
Growth Rate Medium Slow

Breeding

Egg Groups Dragon, Monster
Gender 87.5% male, 12.5% female
Egg cycles 20 (base 5,120 steps)

Base stats

HP 58
226 320
Attack 64
119 249
Defense 58
108 236
Sp. Atk 80
148 284
Sp. Def 65
121 251
Speed 80
148 284
Total 405 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 Charmeleon.

Evolution chart

(Level 16) (Level 36)

Charmeleon changes

Pokédex entries

Red
Blue
When it swings its burning tail, it elevates the temperature to unbearably high levels.
Yellow Tough fights could excite this POKéMON. When excited, it may blow out bluish-white flames.
Gold It is very hotheaded by nature, so it constantly seeks opponents. It calms down only when it wins.
Silver It has a barbaric nature. In battle, it whips its fiery tail around and slashes away with sharp claws.
Crystal If it becomes agitated during battle, it spouts intense flames, incinerating its surroundings.
Ruby
Sapphire
CHARMELEON mercilessly destroys its foes using its sharp claws. If it encounters a strong foe, it turns aggressive. In this excited state, the flame at the tip of its tail flares with a bluish white color.
FireRed It lashes about with its tail to knock down its foe. It then tears up the fallen opponent with sharp claws.
LeafGreen When it swings its burning tail, it elevates the air temperature to unbearably high levels.
Emerald Without pity, its sharp claws destroy foes. If it encounters a strong enemy, it becomes agitated, and the flame on its tail flares with a bluish white color.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
In the rocky mountains where CHARMELEON live, their fiery tails shine at night like stars.
HeartGold It is very hotheaded by nature, so it constantly seeks opponents. It calms down only when it wins.
SoulSilver It has a barbaric nature. In battle, it whips its fiery tail around and slashes away with sharp claws.
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
In the rocky mountains where Charmeleon live, their fiery tails shine at night like stars.
X It lashes about with its tail to knock down its foe. It then tears up the fallen opponent with sharp claws.
Y When it swings its burning tail, it elevates the air temperature to unbearably high levels.
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Charmeleon mercilessly destroys its foes using its sharp claws. If it encounters a strong foe, it turns aggressive. In this excited state, the flame at the tip of its tail flares with a bluish white color.

Moves learned by Charmeleon

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1EmberFire 40 100
1GrowlNormal 100
1ScratchNormal 40 100
7EmberFire 40 100
10SmokescreenNormal 100
17Dragon RageDragon 100
21Scary FaceNormal 100
28Fire FangFire 65 95
32Flame BurstFire 70 100
39SlashNormal 70 100
43FlamethrowerFire 90 100
50Fire SpinFire 35 85
54InfernoFire 100 50

Egg moves

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

Charmeleon 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

Charmeleon 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

Charmeleon 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

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1EmberFire 40 100
1GrowlNormal 100
1ScratchNormal 40 100
7EmberFire 40 100
10SmokescreenNormal 100
17Dragon RageDragon 100
21Scary FaceNormal 100
28Fire FangFire 65 95
32Flame BurstFire 70 100
39SlashNormal 70 100
43FlamethrowerFire 90 100
50Fire SpinFire 35 85
54InfernoFire 100 50

Egg moves

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

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

Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
Fire PledgeFire 80 100

Moves learnt by TM

Charmeleon is compatible with these Technical Machines in Pokémon Sun & 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

Charmeleon can only learn these moves in previous generations. It must be taught the moves in the appropriate game and then transferred to Pokémon Sun & 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

Charmeleon sprites

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

Where to find Charmeleon

Red
Blue
Yellow
Evolve Charmander
Gold
Silver
Crystal
Trade/migrate from another game
Ruby
Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
FireRed
LeafGreen
Evolve Charmander
Emerald Trade/migrate from another game
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Trade/migrate from another game
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Evolve Charmander
Black
White
Black 2
White 2
Trade/migrate from another game
X
Y
Evolve Charmander
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Trade/migrate from another game
Sun
Moon
Trade/migrate from another game
Ultra Sun
Ultra Moon
Evolve Charmander

Other languages

English Charmeleon
Japanese リザード (Lizardo)
German Glutexo
French Reptincel

Name origin

char
to burn or singe
chameleon
a species of lizard