The complete Pokemon RBY pokedex, part 1

Pokémon Name: Charmeleon
Type: Fire
Classification: Flame Pokemon
Pokédex Number: 005
Ability: Blaze – Increases power of Fire-type moves by 1.5 if Pokemon has less than 1/3 HP remaining
Dream World ability: Solar Power – Boosts Special Attack by 1.5 during intense sunlight, but drains 1/8 HP each turn while in effect
Useful Attacks: Fire Fang
Location Found:
D/P/P: Kanto starter - transfer from FireRed or LeafGreen, evolve from Charmander
HG/SS: Evolve from Charmander
B/W: Poke Transfer, Evolve from Charmander

The cutesy demeanor is dropped in favor of angry eyes and an even larger tail flame. Despite being named after a color-changing lizard, Charmeleon sticks to just one lifestyle - burning rage. Charmeleon's moves are more aggressive than his predecessor, but much like Ivysaur, he's lost in between two more popular monsters. Just scoot on along to level 36 and be happy you did.

Evolution: From Charmander at 16, to Charizard at 36

Brett Elston

A fomer Executive Editor at GamesRadar, Brett also contributed content to many other Future gaming publications including Nintendo Power, PC Gamer and Official Xbox Magazine. Brett has worked at Capcom in several senior roles, is an experienced podcaster, and now works as a Senior Manager of Content Communications at PlayStation SIE.