Charmander. A flame burns on the tip of its tail from birth. It is said that a Charmander dies if its flame ever goes out.
– Ash’s Pokedex
I recently finished playing Pokemon Mystery Dungeon Blue Rescue team, so I’m putting up Charmander because Charmander was my partner in that game. His name was “Squiglekin” (10-character limit) as a tribute to the original Charizard I had in my HG game, who was named ~…~ because a friend gave him to me, and I called him Squigglekins. Anyway, he was a great help in Mystery Dungeon, since I was playing as Eevee, I didn’t have many useful Attacking moves.
Anyway, Charmander is one of my favourite starters. I picked him every time out of the three Kanto starters (though I like Bulbasaur and Squirtle quite a lot too). Charmander’s head is so round and shiny, haha. The flame on its tail is said to be its life force, yet it’s okay when it rains.
In the anime, Ash found a Charmander abandoned by its trainer, and decided to adopt it. It’s Ash’s only Kanto starter to evolve.
Stat-wise, Charmander is the fastest of the three starters, and has good Sp Attack; its Attack is decent too, to utilize some physical moves it learns by level-up, like Metal Claw in FRLG.