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Ash's Charmander

Character Names
  • English / United States: Ash's Charmander
  • Japanese / Japan: サトシのヒトカゲ
  • Japanese (Romanized) / Japan: Satoshi no Hitokage
  • Japanese (Trans) / Japan: Satoshi's Hitokage
  • French / France: Sacha's Salamèche
Voice Actors
While on-route to Vermilion City, Ash stumbled upon a Charmander sitting on a rock in the pouring rain. It's flame on its tail was almost completely out and it looked like it was in bad shape. Ash Ketchum was always disappointed that he couldn't get a Charmander from Professor Samuel Oak on the first day of his journey and he was extremely disappointed. Ash Ketchum tried to catch the Charmander but eventually he came to realize that it was already owned by another trainer and that it was probably waiting for its master to return. Ash Ketchum decided to leave the Charmander and then arrived at the local Pokémon Center where Damian was boasting that he no longer had a Charmander as he left it at the mountain pass.

Ash Ketchum realized that the Charmander that Damian was talking about was the same one that he passed on the mountain pass on the way to the Pokémon Center. Ash Ketchum decided to return back to the mountain pass to rescue the Charmander. It's tail was almost completely out when he arrived but he quickly took it to Nurse Joy who treated it. During the night, it returned to the rock on the mountain pass to await for its trainer Damian to come and get it.

Team Rocket ended up encountering Damian's Charmander and were quite impressed with its strength. Damian overheard Team Rocket's comment about his Charmander being strong and decided that he wanted to keep it. Ash Ketchum managed to convince Damian's Charmander that it had waited enough for Damian and he had abandoned it once and would probably do it again if the circumstances changed again. Ash Ketchum gained the trust of Damian's Charmander and ended up getting it.

Gym Battle against Erika

Erika's Weepinbell was the second Pokémon that Erika sent out to battle in her Gym Battle with Ash Ketchum. Realizing that his Grass on Grass battle technique wasn't working against Erika, Ash Ketchum sent out his Charmander to battle Erika's Tangela. Erika's Weepinbell was sent out second to counter Ash's Charmander but its Flamethrower proved to be too much for it. Ash's Charmander turned Erika's Weepinbell's into raining fire after it lit the leaves on fire with its Flamethrower. Erika's Weepinbell was then sent flying with a Skull Bash that knocked it out.

Gym Battle against Koga

Just after Koga's Venonat evolved into Koga's Venomoth, Ash Ketchum recalled his Pigeon and sent out his Charmander to battle but Team Rocket interrupted the battle. After dealing with Team Rocket, Ash's Charmander started a new battle for the gym badge against Koga's Golbat. Ash's Charmander was able to endure Koga's Golbat Screech attack and then finished it off with a Fire Spin to give Ash Ketchum the victory and the badge. Brock said that Koga's Golbat's Screech attack gave him goosebumps while Misty stated that she couldn't stand the sound of it, so it shows just how much Ash's Charmander had to fight through to get the victory.

Formerly Damian's Pokémon. Click here to see info on Damian's Charmander
Known Moveset
Flamethrower Type
First Seen: PM 18
Presumably the fire attack used earlier, too.
Leer Type
First Seen: SL 23
Rage Type
First Seen: SL 25
Skull Bash Type
First Seen: SL 26
Ember Type
First Seen: SL 32
Fire Spin Type
First Seen: SL 32
Series Title
SL 11 Stray Pokémon Hitokage/はぐれポケモン・ヒトカゲ/Charmander the Stray Pokemon
SL 12 ゼニガメぐんだんとうじょう!/Enter the Zenigame Squad!/Here Comes the Squirtle Squad
SL 13 マサキのとうだい/Masaki's Lighthouse/Mystery at the Lighthouse
SL 15 Battle Aboard the St. Anne/サントアンヌごうのたたかい!/Battle Aboard the St. Anne!
SL 16 Pokemon Shipwreck/A Pokémon Robinsonade/ポケモンひょうりゅうき
SL 17 Island of the Giant Pokémon!?/The Island of Giant Pokemon/きょだいポケモンのしま!?
PM 18 Beauty and the BeachアオプルコのきゅうじつHoliday at Aopulco
SL 20 ゆうれいポケモンとなつまつり/Pokémon Ghosts and the Summer Festival/The Ghost of Maiden's Peak
SL 23 The Tower of Terror/Getting one in the Pokémon Tower!/ポケモンタワーでゲットだぜ!
SL 24 Haunter Versus Kadabra/ゴーストVSエスパー!/Ghost VS Psychic!
SL 25 Don't Get Mad, Okorizaru!/Primeape Goes Bananas/おこらないでねオコリザル!
SL 26 Pokemon Scent-sation/エリカとクサイハナ/Erika and Kusaihana
SL 29 The Punchy Pokemon/Fighting Pokémon! The Big Battle!/かくとうポケモン!だいバトル!
SL 31 Dig Those Diglett/ディグダがいっぱい!/Lots of Digda!
SL 32 The Ninja Poke-Showdown/セキチクにんじゃたいけつ!/Sekichiku Ninja Showdown!
SL 33 The Flame Pokemon-athon/The Blazing Pokémon Race!/ほのおのポケモンだいレース!
SL 34 ガルーラのこもりうた/Garura's Lullaby/The Kangaskhan Kid
SL 36 The Bridge Bike Gang/あらしのサイクリングロード/The Stormy Cycling Road
SL 43 March of the Nassy Squad!/ナッシーぐんだんだいこうしん!/March of the Exeggutor Squad
SL 65 ルージュラのクリスマス/Rougela's Christmas/Holiday Hi-Jynx
SL 66 An Iwark Bivouac/Snow Way Out/イワークでビバーク
SL 75 ガラガラのホネこんぼう/Bad to the Bone/Garagara's Bone Club
OI 25 Lizardon! I Choose You!!/Charizard Chills/リザードン!きみにきめた!!
AG 190 最初のポケモン!最後の戦い!!/The First Pokemon! The Last Battle!!/Gathering The Gang of Four!
Short 15 Meloetta's Moonlight SerenadeメロエッタのキラキラリサイタルMeloetta's Sparkling Recital
BWS2N 8 The Fires of a Red-Hot Reunion!燃えよリザードン!VSカイリュー!!Get Fired Up, Lizardon! VS Kairyu!!
Movie 20 キミにきめた!I Choose You!