Are you more like Pikachu or more like Charmander? Play our fun spirited Pokémon character quiz and see! There are eight generations of Pokémon and with each new generation, the characters evolve to become more powerful. Charmander and Pikachu are part of the original Pokémons and are the most popular. Pokémon gym leaders train Pokémon and their trainers to become strong enough to enter the league. Both Charmander and Pikachu are devoted to master Ash Ketchum, who after twenty years, finally became a Pokémon master.

Pikachu is a friendly and powerful electric-type Pokémon, easily recognizable by his ruddy cheeks and lightning bolt-shaped tail. He stores electrical energy in those cheeks and recharges when asleep. His superpower is static, which means he creates a surge of electricity during battle, causing the paralysis of his opponents. Charmander is loyal and feisty and has a flaming tail that mirrors his moods. The tail blazes when he's angry, and he creates a ring of fire during battle.

Fun Facts

Although largely thought of as being male because of the gender of trainer Ash's Pikachu, there are also females Pikachus. Females have a dent in their tail toward the end along with a slight heart shape. In the earlier generations of Pokémon, there weren't as many clear-cut differences. Charmanders are widely considered to be male and don't have any identifying features that would indicate otherwise.

Although Pikachu is the unofficial mascot for Pokémon, he was never assigned this role. It was actually decided that Clefairy would take center stage as the official mascot for the franchise. When Pokémon was launched, the masses were quickly drawn to the vibrant yellow creature. In the older generations of Pokémon, Charmander could be used as a starter and not Pikachu. In the new Pokémon Go, Pikachu can be used as a starter.

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How to Play

Quizzes come in many different styles, and this style of quiz aims to match your individual characteristics to the closest possible match.

There is no right answer on this type of quiz, so relax, look inward, and try to choose the answer that most closely relates to you.

Once your responses are all in, we'll tabulate your results, and our algorithms will reveal your closest match. This quiz style is a ton of fun for us to make, and we love it when we get the right result for you!