It’s time for another installment of Pokemon Horror! Check out our previous first 3, beginning with Bulbasaur and ending with Venusaur. Today, we start with the cute, little fire salamander! (Is that redundant? . . . Probably) Charmander is a bipedal, orange lizard. Most recognizable by it’s tail constantly on fire, what can go wrong?


The flame that burns at the tip of its tail is an indication of its emotions. The flame wavers when CHARMANDER is enjoying itself. If the POKéMON becomes enraged, the flame burns fiercely.

Playtime with Charmander!

The harder it became to move, the more he watched the tail. He knew it would get bored soon. The worry was what would come next. The next headbutt came from behind. A small crack echoed in his head as he rolled facedown against the first Charmander.

Dirt brushed against the burns. Scorched earth rubbed into his eyes. Maybe that’s why he never saw the second one? The overbearing pain spread constantly throughout his body and everything looked hazy.

The Pokemon Park never warned him about fire types roaming around. All his grass types never stood a chance. The flames on the tails flickered wildly in his peripheral. So close. He was so close to death. How long did they play with his oddish before eating it?

“Char-char. Char!” Teeth bit down on his ankle and dragged him like a rag doll. He began sobbing uncontrollably, breathing mindless pleads for mercy.

About an hour passed with him playing a soccer ball between the two. Pain dwindled to a dull thrum beneath the skin. Whatever noise he made was more a reflective grunt caused by air leaving his body. At some point, one of the Charmander shoved a clawed toe into one of his eyes and the other cauterized the gouge. It was harder to focus, but he kept his eye one their tails. The flame slowly began to steady. If he could laugh, he would.

“CHAR!” He saw the two in front of him with mouths closed. From behind he heard the pitter patter of little feet and a litany of chars. Just like that, the flames of the Charmander in front of him began to dance anew.

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