Do you remember the original 150 Pokemon? Do you by any chance remember the starters? The Kanto region? Or even Professor Oak? To incorporate this all, or most of it. In the Kanto region, with the original 150 Pokemon, you can get your start from Professor Oak. The grass type Bulbasaur, or the water type Squirtle? The main one that will be talked about in this article is the fire type Pokemon you can receive from Professor Oak, Charmander. Now Charmander has a long history for many things. In the anime, way in the beginning, it says that Charmander will die if the flame on his tail were to go out. This is fairly interesting, is this for all fire type Pokemon with flame on a body part? I wonder, probably not, it was only mentioned with Charmander.
Charmander you should already know as a fire type Pokemon. The first two gyms in the Kanto region or hard if that is the place you choose for your journey. This is only if you choose Charmander though. Because the first two gyms in the Kanto region are a Rock type gym, the leader is Brock, it is hard for Charmander to beat him unless you bring some potions. The second gym is a bit easier though it is a water type gym, the leader is Misty. It will be sort of hard for a Charmander, The only reason for it to be sort of is that you might have a few other Pokemon at the time to help you out. Charmander is a fire type Pokemon, and is therefore weak to the Rock and Water type Pokemon. He can get more powerful by evolving into Charmeleon.
A Charmeleon is more powerful then Charmander, but he evolves too. Charmeleon evolves into the mighty Charizard. Charizard is still a fire type Pokemon, but he has wings now, not only does he have access to a lot of new attacks. But Charizard is now a flying type. He is multi-typed, a fire type Pokemon and a flying type Pokemon. Charizard is the final evolution of Charmander and has a lot of power. Definitely a great addition to your Pokemon on the road to become a master!