Legendz is a media franchise created by WiZ and Bandai. The franchise began in 2003 with the release of a manga in Monthly Shōnen Jump. The anime, Legendz: Yomigaeru Ryūō Densetsu (レジェンズ 甦る竜王伝説), was animated by Studio Gallop and aired on Fuji TV from 2004 to 2005. A GBA game called Legendz: Island of Ordeal (レジェンズ甦る試練の島) was released on July 2004.
In contrast to series like Pokémon, the focus of the anime is on the backstory of the monsters instead of training them. The main character is a boy named Shuzo "Shu" Matsutani (シュウゾウ・マツタニ) accompanied by his Legendz Shiron the Windragon (シロン). For unknown reasons a company called The Dark Wiz (DWC) wishes to capture all of the Legendz and harness their power. Many monsters allied with DWC help them in this undertaking.
Episode 20: Take Me Out To The Sky
After removing his disguise, Salamander attacks Shuzo with his fire-spurting tail. He then inserts the hose into his mouth and inflates before using his ability "Shift Element".