Charmeleon #005

Charmeleon is a reptile bipedal Pokémon. From the breast down, it has dark red scales and a cream underbelly. Blue eyes and a long nose with a slightly hooked tip distinguish it. A single horn-like projection protrudes from the rear of its head. It has three strong claws on its rather lengthy limbs. It has plantigrade feet with three claws and cream-colored soles on its short legs. A flame is glowing on the tip of its long, strong tail. If Charmeleon swings its tail, the temperature increases to excruciating levels.

Charmeleon is a violent creature that is continuously on the lookout for opponents. This Pokémon gets enraged by strong opponents, prompting it to erupt in bluish-white flames that scorch its surrounds. It will, however, rest if it has won a combat. Although it is uncommon in the wild, it may be found in hilly locations.

The Pokemon Charmeleon is one of the numerous creatures that may be captured in Pokemon Go.
Charmander’s family may be discovered in the game as a shiny.

Combat Moves

When in battle, touch the screen to attack with combat moves, and the Pokemon will release their attacks as quickly as they can. Attacks that are repeated will fill the bars on their specific meter. When any or all of the bars are full, press and hold the screen for a few seconds to unleash a special move.
Possible Attack Moves
Name Type Damage
Ember Fire 10
Fire Fang Fire 11
Possible Special Moves
Name Type Damage Number of Special Bars
Flame Burst Fire 70 3
Flame Punch Fire 55 2
Flamethrower Fire 70 1


  • Evolves Into: Charizard

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Pokemon Charmeleon is the fifth generation Pokemon in the Pokedex… He is from the Kanto area and is a fiery type. This Pokemon develops into Charizard after consuming 100 candies.

This Flame Pokémon annihilates foes savagely with its razor-sharp claws. When he encounters a powerful foe, he gets hostile. The flame at the tip of the tail shines bluish-white in this agitated condition.

Parameters and characteristics of Pokemon Chameleon

Max PC 1868
Attack 158
Defense 126
Stamina 151

How to find and catch Pokémon Chameleon?

You can meet this Pokemon in residential areas, places with warm climates and on beaches. There is a chance to catch him in parks, sometimes in parking lots and gas stations, as well as in stadiums and in areas near volcanoes.

Pokemon Charmeleon rarely appears on the map. One of the most realistic ways to get a Chameleon is to evolve. Charmander. Can sometimes be found in raids and field research.


Evolution family

Charmeleon is part of a three-member family.

Regular Version


#004 Charmander

25 Charmander_candy
#005 Charmeleon
#006 Charizard
Mega Charizard X
Mega Charizard Y


Shiny Version



#004 Charmander

25 Charmander_candy
#005 Charmeleon
#006 Charizard
Mega Charizard X
Mega Charizard Y


Event Pokémon forms

Since 6th Anniversary, this Event Charmeleon form can be obtained from evolving respective costumed Charmander, and it can evolve retaining its costume.

Sprites Release
Charmeleon_party_hat Charmeleon_party_hat_shiny Party hat Charmeleon was released at the start of 6th Anniversary on July 6th, 2022.
Shiny_Pokemon_icon Shiny form of party hat Charmeleon was released on the same day.Since then, this Charmeleon can be obtained from evolving respective costumed Charmander.


  • Charmeleon was released along with the game launch on July 6th, 2016.
  • Shiny_Pokemon_icon Shiny form of Charmeleon was released at the start of the fifth Community Day on May 19th, 2018.
  • Icon_Shadow_Pokemon Shadow form of Charmeleon was released on July 22nd, 2019.
    • Shiny form of Shadow Charmeleon was released on Battle Weekend on July 9th, 2022.
Method Maximum CP Details

(weather boosted)
In wild since 2016 Jul 6Increased spawns in:
Pokémon TCG Crossover Event: 2022 Jun 16 – 30
Lunar New Year 2021: Feb 9 – 14
Lunar New Year 2020: Jan 24 – Feb 3
Solstice Week: 2017 Jun 13 – 22
Holiday 2016: Dec 25 – Jan 3
Raid Battles

(weather boosted)
Tier 2 CP 8,715Visit List of Raid Bosses changes for complete appearance
Special Raid Challenge:
2019 Dec 7[1]
Research tasks
708 Field Research:
Catch 15 Pokémon: Pokémon TCG Crossover Event
Make 3 Great Curveball Throws in a row: 2018 Apr
Special Research/Timed Research:
A Tale of Tails – 2nd part: Transfer 10 Pokémon
Team GO Rocket

(weather boosted)
Rescuing from Grunts:
2021 Nov 9 – 2022 Jan 24
2019 Jul 22 – 2020 Feb 3
GO Battle League
944 Obtainable starting from rank:
1 (Season 9)


 Best moveset for Charmeleon

The best moves for Charmeleon are Fire Fang and Flamethrower when attacking Pokémon in Gyms. This move combination has the highest total DPS and is also the best moveset for PVP battles.


  Fire Fang 16 dps
  Flamethrower 38.2 dps


  Fire Fang 16 dps
  Fire Punch 30 dps


 All moves

Quick move Damage EPS DPS
 Ember 10 10 12
 Fire Fang 12 8.9 16
 Scratch Elite TM 6 8 12
Main move Damage EPS DPS
 Flamethrower 70 -22.7 38.2
 Flame Burst 70 -19.2 32.3
 Fire Punch 55 -15 30
 Frustration Shadow 10 -16.5 5
 Return Purified 35 -47.1 50

The moves highlighted in green benefit from the Same Type Attack Bonus, and deal 20% more damage.


What counters Charmeleon?

Charmeleon is a Fire type Pokémon, which makes it weak against GroundRock and Water moves.

The 5 strongest Pokémon you can use to beat Charmeleon are:

  • Rampardos,
  • Kingler,
  • Landorus (Therian),
  • Kyogre,
  • Excadrill.


  • Normally, evolved stages of Pokémon cannot be shiny at the encounter screen, but Charmeleon might be during the Special Raid Challenge.
  • Charmeleon was been promoted to Tier 1 Raid Boss. However, it was once a category 2.