Solar Power (Hidden)
|Pokédex color||Egg groups|
|41.9 lbs.||19.0 kg||3'07"||1.1 m|
|Generation IV||Generation V|
Appearance[edit | edit source]
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.
Special abilities[edit | edit source]
Charmeleon like its other evolutionary forms, can breathe fire. Its powers though, are much greater than Charmander's but lesser than Charizard's.
Evolution[edit | edit source]
In the anime[edit | edit source]
- 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.
Game info[edit | edit source]
Locations[edit | edit source]
Pokédex Entries[edit | edit source]
|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.|
Learnset[edit | edit source]
Generation I[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Charmeleon/Learnset Generation I
Generation II[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Charmeleon/Learnset Generation II
Generation III[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Charmeleon/Learnset Generation III
Generation IV[edit | edit source]
- Main article: Charmeleon/Learnset Generation IV
Generation V[edit | edit source]
|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.
Sprites[edit | edit source]
Origins[edit | edit source]
- -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).
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- 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.