|“||I had a Charmander, but that puny thing was so weak, it couldn't even beat the weakest opponents! So I left it on some rock in the woods. That thing is so stupid! No matter what I do to it, it keeps on following me. I finally got rid of it by promising I'd come back for it. It fell for it! It's probably still there waiting for me! (laughs)||„|
|~ Damian explaining that he abandoned Charmander by promising that he'd return for it, which he has no intention of doing.|
Though Damian looks like a stylish guy, he's actually very cruel. He is mostly interested in catching strong Pokémon, and expresses no legitimate interest in raising Pokémon himself. He owned a Charmander but he thought that it was too weak, so he abandoned him and left him on a rock, lying that he would eventually return for him. While Ash & his friends were at the Pokemon Center, Damian was bragging with his crew about how he abandoned his Charmander. Brock furiously confronts Damian and demands him to reclaim Charmander because he might die in the rain. Damien callously refused and attempted to battle Ash and his friends, but Nurse Joy intervenes, breaking up the fight, saying that using Pokémon to settle arguments is wrong. Angrily, Damian and his crew left.
After Charmander defeated Team Rocket, Damian returned to take Charmander back, apparently impressed by his power, and said that he didn't have to go through all the trouble raising Charmander himself, much to the gang's disgust. Damian then throws his Poke Ball at Charmander. Seeing the callous and uncaring jerk Damian truly is, Charmander smacks the Poke Ball back at Damian's face. Enraged, Damian attempted to attack the group with his other Pokémon, but Charmander and Pikachu defeated him with a combination of Flamethrower and Thunder Shock. The singed Damian then runs away sobbing, never to be seen again.
- Damian is the first character in the Pokémon anime series to have shown to have abandoned a Pokémon.
- Damian is has similar hair color, similar personality, and even the same name as Damian Hart from the Beyblade Metal Masters series.