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 1.1 m (3′07″)
Weight 19.0 kg (41.9 lbs)
Abilities 1. 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)
005 (Let's Go Pikachu/Let's Go Eevee)
379 (Sword/Shield)

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 (4,884–5,140 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.
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Tough fights could excite this Pokémon. When excited, it may breathe out bluish-white flames.
Sword It has a barbaric nature. In battle, it whips its fiery tail around and slashes away with sharp claws.
Shield If it becomes agitated during battle, it spouts intense flames, incinerating its surroundings.

Moves learned by Charmeleon

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1EmberFire 40 100
1GrowlNormal 100
1ScratchNormal 40 100
1SmokescreenNormal 100
12Dragon BreathDragon 60 100
19Fire FangFire 65 95
24SlashNormal 70 100
30FlamethrowerFire 90 100
37Scary FaceNormal 100
42Fire SpinFire 35 85
48InfernoFire 100 50
54Flare BlitzFire 120 100

Egg moves

Charmeleon does not learn any moves by breeding in Pokémon Sword & Shield.

Moves learnt by TM

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

Moves learnt by TR

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

Moves learnt by level up

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

Lv.
Move
Type
Cat.
Power
Acc.
1EmberFire 40 100
1GrowlNormal 100
1ScratchNormal 40 100
1SmokescreenNormal 100
4GrowlNormal 100
9SmokescreenNormal 100
13EmberFire 40 100
20Fury SwipesNormal 18 80
26Dragon RageDragon 100
33Fire SpinFire 35 85
39SlashNormal 70 100
46FlamethrowerFire 90 100

Moves learnt by TM

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

Charmeleon sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7 Generation 8
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
Let's Go Pikachu
Let's Go Eevee
Evolve Charmander
Sword
Shield
Location data not yet available

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