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Solar Power (Hidden)
|Pokédex color||Egg groups|
|41.9 lbs.||19.0 kg||3'07"||1.1 m|
|Generation IV||Generation V|
Charmeleon is a small, bipedal, dinosaur-like Pokémon with an appearance similar to that of its pre-evolved form, Charmander. Charmeleon differs from Charmander in that it has a much darker skin color, a larger structure, claws and a horn-like protrusion on the back of its head, similar to that of an ornithopod's.
Charmeleon like its other evolutionary forms, can breathe fire. Its powers though, are much greater than Charmander's but lesser than Charizard's.
In the anime
- Main article: Ash's Charizard
Ash Ketchum owned a Charmeleon early on in his travels. His Charmeleon had evolved from a Charmander that Ash had befriended. Unlike the obedient Charmander, Charmeleon was rebellious and never listened to Ash's commands, even attacking him sometimes. It only spent three episodes as a Charmeleon, The March of the Exeggutor Squad, The Problem with Paras, and Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon. Since it evolved from a Charmander into a Charmeleon in The March of the Exeggutor Squad, the first episode it had been featured in, and from Charmeleon into a Charizard in Attack of the Prehistoric Pokémon, the third episode it had been featured, it had been only Charmeleon for one entire episode, The Problem with Paras.
|FireRed/ LeafGreen||Evolve Charmander||None|
|Diamond/ Pearl||Pal Park||None|
|Black 2/White 2||Poké Transfer||None|
|X/Y||-type Friend Safari||Uncommon|
|Red||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.|
|Stadium||It appears to be very vicious. It attacks with razor-sharp claws and won't stop until the enemy is defeated.|
|Gold||It is very hot-headed 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||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.|
|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.|
|FireRed||It lashes about with its tail to knock down its foe. It then tears up the fallen opponent with sharp claws.|
|Diamond||In the rocky mountains where Charmeleon live, their fiery tails shine at night like stars.|
- Main article: Charmeleon/Learnset Generation I
- Main article: Charmeleon/Learnset Generation II
- Main article: Charmeleon/Learnset Generation III
- Main article: Charmeleon/Learnset Generation IV
|Level||Move||Power||Accuracy||PP||Type||Damage Type||Contest Type||Appeal||Jam|
|Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.|
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
- -Japanese: リザード (Rizādo in Romaji) means lizard.
- -English: Charmeleon's English name comes from combining the words char (burn) and chameleon.
- -French: "Reptincel" comes form the combination of the words "reptile"(reptile) and "étincelle" (sparkle).
- In Generation I, Charmeleon learns Slash at level 22, and is given the chance to learn Slash again when it evolves to Charizard at level 32.