Ash first found his Charmeleon as a Charmander. It's trainer had left him in the rain about to die. Luckily Ash found it and brought it to the Pokemon Center. After being nursed to full strength, it battled Team Rocket and won. After seeing Charmander's true power, the trainer wanted him back. Ash kept the Charmander, evolved it into Charmeleon, then into Charizard.
- It is the second evolution of Charmander.