Charmander
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Charmander, #016, The Lizard Pokemon
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Height: 2'0"
Weight: 18.7 lbs.
Length: 2'3" (head to tail)
Width: 6"
Egg Group: Monster / Dragon
Diet: Charmander are omnivores. At this point in their life they are still able to consume leaves, usually fireweed, although meat is by far preferable to plants.
Characteristics: Charmander aren't especially large. Standing at roughly 2' tall, they aren't a particularly imposing figure. Despite this, they have more than a few tricks. Both the claws on its hands and feet are razor sharp, allowing it to easily cut through many substances. At this point in its life a Charmander is often seen on all fours although it is more than capable of standing upright. The most distinctive trait of a Charmander is, of course, it's burning tail. Charmander's flames are created in a different method than most. While most Fire type Pokemon store their flammable liquid in a separate compartment, a Charmander's runs freely through its blood. This flammable liquid is toxic, hence the existence of the tail. Excess flammable liquid is purged from the body through its tail, burning away. Due to this, if a Charmander's tail ever goes out it is doomed to a quick but painful death as the liquid builds up in the veins of the Charmander. As they grow they learn more uses for this liquid, granting them even greater skill.
Behavior: Charmander are commonly a very proud Pokemon. They have been known to fight off Pokemon many times their size when backed into a corner. Their pride also extends to each other; young Charmander often have battles of supremacy with the rest of their clutch. As a trainer, one must be careful while training a Charmander. They will take personal affronts very seriously due to their pride, but it also makes them easier to motivate in battle. Some Charmander are more vicious at a young age, but almost all slowly grow a vicious streak as they reach higher levels.
Habitat: Charmander often live in high mountains, their hot tails staving off the cold. Other than that, caves are a semi-common place to find them and the few volcanic areas in Kanto have large numbers of Charmander.
Population: Charmander have a high population in both the wilds and civilization. They are prized as a starter, causing many Breeders to breed them for profit. In the wilds poachers are hesitant to hunt them due to the massive Charizard parents protecting them. Charmander are often found in clutches of seven to eight. Some may be evolved, and there is usually at least a single Charizard. Many times there are large fields of hundreds of Charmander families.
Relation with other Pokemon: There are not many other Pokemon in the same area as Charmander. Magmar and Fearow have been known to hunt them. In captivity Charmander rarely get along with others due to their competitive nature and pride.
In the World: Charmander are prized as a starter among many trainers. In addition, they are one of the three Pokemon commonly given by Oak to promising trainers. It is commonly seen as the strongest of the starters despite the nearest Gyms being a terrible match up for the Pokemon.
Lifespan: Charmander live around six years without evolution.
Egg: A Charmander egg is about a foot tall with a diameter of about eight inches. It is bright orange and perpetually warm.
Breeding: Charmander can't breed until they are mature, meaning Level 20 or evolved. When they can, they will rarely breed with Pokemon that they deem as weak or cowardly. They also will stay far away from aquatic Pokemon.

Special: If a Charmander's tail is extinguished for four consecutive rounds it falls unconscious. After eight rounds it must make a DST every round with a -10 cumulative penalty every round.

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