September 28th marks the 22nd anniversary of Pokemon Red and Blue's release in North America. While Pikachu quickly became known as the face of the franchise, fans have a lot of appreciation for the original three starting Pokemon: Bulbasaur, Squirtle, and Charmander. As fans around North America have begun reminiscing about their first starter, it seems that Charmander has stood out from the pack, resulting in the fire-type trending for the second time in just over a month! In honor of the original game's anniversary, fans have taken to social media to share their love for the Pokemon. It's clear that, after all these years, Charmander remains a favorite.
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Keep reading to see what fans are saying about Charmander!
All day everyday.
Charmander is the only correct answer pic.twitter.com/2yjAUrHq38— E.C. Deez (@eclarsonbooks) September 29, 2020
Call Officer Jenny, because this is a crime.
Pokemon Red! Had to share with my older brother (but it was MY game boy colour MOM!). He made me pick Charmander. When he wasn’t looking I restarted and picked Bulbasaur pic.twitter.com/7f1DGoX2yR— Ashton C Johnston (@TrickyWalrus1) September 29, 2020
Some younger fans knew Charmander outside of the game, first!
Happy birthday my precious boi, I wore hats with you on it before I even knew who you were!
(all 3 Kanto starters are great, I have many more memories with Squirtle but Charmander was trending) pic.twitter.com/0EucqAhGrK— ~Jonathan Dusk~ (@Dusknohr) September 29, 2020
Not everyone takes the easy path.
charmander and squirtle trending? no love for bulbasaur I see :(— 🎃Spookymao🎃 (@Kunnmao) September 29, 2020
Clearly the best.
Charmander is trending so i give u a tiny charmander pic.twitter.com/I3VU00jXkl— SociallyFrightened (@frightenedmind) September 29, 2020
It has great evolved forms, too!
Y’all already know I started with charmander but my favorite Pokémon all time was this guy right here pic.twitter.com/zmBTc3muEb— Arthur Westside (@1ArthurWestside) September 29, 2020
Pokemon fans take their first starter very seriously.
Team Charmander for life. pic.twitter.com/0rQQtMilez— •Gina²³°NCT 2020☘️💎 (@nzentxt) September 29, 2020
Of course, some prefer an option outside of those three!
Gen 1 is good and all but why pick out of Charmander, Bulbasaur, and Squirtile when you could get Pokemon Yellow and get a surfing Pikachu! (Yellow > Red and Blue) pic.twitter.com/uMnmMVGUp5— RymationYT (@RymationYT) September 29, 2020