Charmander is a fire type Pokemon species. He was first ‘spotted’ in the original Red/Blue Pokemon games. He was created by Ken Sugimori and has appeared in most Pokemon things within the franchise. He is a small red ‘dinosaur’ type creature that has a flame at the end of his tail.
The flame represents his physical health conditions and emotions. The size of the flame is usually an indicator to a happy, larger flames, to an unhappy, smaller flames, Charmander.
He was one of the original 151 Pokemon created for the Pokemon franchise. In the anime, Ash obtains Charmander in the earlier series and became a highly used Pokemon for him.
Charmander the first in an evolutionary process. He evolves to a Charmeleon and soon a Charizard. There is also Mega Charizard version for the Pokemon X and Y.