How To Get Charmander In Pokemon Sword and Shield

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Good news for Gen 1 fans, as Charmander can be found in Pokemon Sword and Shield. If you have been wondering how to get your hands on this particular Fire-type, it is much easier than you might think. This guide will contain some spoilers, and while they might be obvious, I’m giving this warning anyway because that is just the nice thing to do. Read on at your peril.

How To Get Charmander In Pokemon Sword and Shield

The guaranteed way to get your hands on Charmander is to play through the story. After you battle and defeat Leon, you will automatically be returned home to Postwick. Head down the street to Hop’s house, then head inside to Leon’s bedroom.

On the floor in the middle of the room, you will find a Poke Ball that contains Charmander. This Charmander cannot be a Shiny, so no need to try save scumming this part.

If you are fortunate, you might run into a Charmander before this while taking part in Max Raid Battles. The chance of this happening is pretty slim, so thankfully, you can grab the guaranteed Charmander at the end of the story. You can evolve Charmander into Charmeleon at Level 16, and then evolve Charmeleon into Charizard at Level 36.

If you need more help with Pokemon Sword and Shield, we have a range of guides that you might find useful. From how to use the PC Box Link, how to change a Pokemon’s nature, and how to trade Pokemon.