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Charmander FTW

You know when I was a younger man I thought FTW was just another version of WTF.  I think it works better that way in some situations, but that’s me, I’m weird.  Any Hootie and the Blowfish, a student at the University of Leicester, Thomas Codd, decided to use real, actual science to measure the power of the 3 Original Pokemon starters.  His choice – Charmander, by a landslide.


And not just because Charmander evolve into the coolest of all the starters across all the generations – Charizard, no, according to his research, (which is cited!), Charizard’s titular move, Flamethrower, puts out 7 billion (with a B) kilojoules of energy.  To put that into terms us normal people understand, that is enough to power a 60 watt light bulb for over 3,000 years!

Blastoise comes in 2nd at a devistating 386 kilojoules, and Venusaur is last at 194 kilojoules, but really, those two are minuscule.  And now you have the scientific answer as to why you choose Charmander from Professor Oak all those years ago…


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