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20BETTER: CHARMANDER TO CHARIZARD

One of the most important Pokémon, especially for those of us who opted for Pokémon Red, is Charmander. The little fire-tailed, blue-eyed, fang wielder is hard to imagine looking any more striking, but the evolutions of Charmander are incredible.

Charmander goes from a cute baby dragon to a bit of an

awkward teenager phase in his fist evolution, turning into Charmeleon. Charmeleon sounds like an unfortunate misreading of “chameleon” and doesn’t exactly bring promise, but that rambunctious teen eventually evolves into one of the most beautiful Pokémon: Charizard, which makes this gorgeous dragon an improvement over his earlier evolutions.

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