Grimmsnarl (Pokémon)

Morgrem #860: Morgrem
Pokémon
#862: Obstagoon Obstagoon
Grimmsnarl
Bulk Up Pokémon
オーロンゲ
Ohlonge
#861
Grimmsnarl
Grimmsnarl
Gigantamax Grimmsnarl
Gigantamax Grimmsnarl



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Type
Dark Fairy
Unknown Unknown
Gigantamax Grimmsnarl
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Abilities
Prankster or Frisk Cacophony
Gigantamax Grimmsnarl
Cacophony
Pickpocket
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Gigantamax Grimmsnarl
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
100% male
Catch rate
45 (11.9%)
Breeding
Egg Groups
Fairy and Human-Like
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
4'11" 1.5 m
Grimmsnarl
105'00"+ 32.0+ m
Gigantamax Grimmsnarl
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Weight
134.5 lbs. 61.0 kg
Grimmsnarl
??? lbs. ??? kg
Gigantamax Grimmsnarl
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Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
Unknown
Gen. IV
Unknown
IV
255
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 3
Grimmsnarl
0
HP
3
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Gigantamax Grimmsnarl
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HP
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0
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Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
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Footprint
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Gigantamax Grimmsnarl
Pokédex color
Purple
Base friendship
50
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Grimmsnarl (Japanese: オーロンゲ Ohlonge) is a dual-type Dark/Fairy Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII.

It evolves from Morgrem starting at level 42. It is the final form of Impidimp.

Grimmsnarl has a Gigantamax form.

Biology

Grimmsnarl is a green-skinned humanoid Pokémon with most of its body covered in dark purple hair, except part of its face, its abdomen, its feet and a small red patch on its chest. Like its pre-evolutions, Grimmsnarl has large crescent-shaped ears with red insides, albeit they are longer on this form. Its long, sharp nose points upward and has a single long red nostril. It has a blue tongue and six teeth protruding from its mouth, the front four of which are flat, two on each jaw, while its upper jaw also has one sharp fang on each side. It has white eyes with red irises and black pupils, and grey eyelids. Its face ends in a small pointy chin.

Grimmsnarl's hands and feet have three pointed digits each. Most of its long hair wraps around its body, except for a lock on each side of its face, a few spikes raised on its shoulders and some locks draping from behind its legs resembling a cape. While being bulkier than its pre-evolutions, Grimmsnarl is more slender than it appears to be, with its hair giving the appearance of a muscular body. It is a male-only species.

While in its Gigantamax form, it becomes much taller and all of its body except its face and chest mark is covered in hair. Its limbs become longer, and its hair now makes up its hands and feet, each with three and two digits respectively. Its eyes are red with white pupils, and the hair from around its neck and shoulders is raised in a pointy collar shape surrounding its head as the two longer rear locks join in a single spike waving above the head. Three red clouds surround the back hair that pointed up.

Grimmsnarl's hair works like muscle fibers and helps enhance its strength. Grimmsnarl is able to move its hair, and uses them to ensnare opponents in a tentacle-like fashion. By using its hair in this way, Grimmsnarl is powerful enough to overwhelm Machamp.

When in Gigantamax form, it creates a powerful drill with its leg hair. This drill can create large holes within Galar's terrain. Thanks to its increased strength, Gigantamax Grimmsnarl can jump over the world's tallest building.

Grimmsnarl and its pre-evolved form Morgrem are the only known Pokémon capable of using the move False Surrender, as well as the only Pokémon, in addition to Impidimp, to currently learn Confide by leveling up. In addition, Grimmsnarl is the only Pokémon capable of using the move Spirit Break and the exclusive G-Max Move G-Max Snooze.

In the anime

In the main series

Major appearances

Minor appearances

In Pokémon: Twilight Wings

A Grimmsnarl appeared in The Gathering of Stars, under the ownership of Marnie.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A Gigantamaxed Grimmsnarl first appeared in a fantasy as a silhouette in PASS06.

In the TCG

Main article: Grimmsnarl (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII Galar
#240
Galar
Crown Tundra #039
Sword With the hair wrapped around its body helping to enhance its muscles, this Pokémon can overwhelm even Machamp.
Shield Its hairs work like muscle fibers. When its hairs unfurl, they latch on to opponents, ensnaring them as tentacles would.
Gigantamax Grimmsnarl
Sword By transforming its leg hair, this Pokémon delivers power-packed drill kicks that can bore huge holes in Galar's terrain.
Shield Gigantamax energy has caused more hair to sprout all over its body. With the added strength, it can jump over the world's tallest building.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Lake of Outrage
Stony Wilderness (Wanderer)
Bridge Field, Dusty Bowl, Giant's Mirror, Hammerlocke Hills, Lake of Outrage, Rolling Fields (Max Raid Battle)
Dusty Bowl (Max Raid Battle) Gigantamax Factor
Expansion Pass
Slippery Slope, Giant's Bed, Snowslide Slope (Wanderer)
Max Lair (Dynamax Adventure) Gigantamax Factor



In events

Wild Area News
Games Event Gigantamax Location Level Distribution period
Sw Wild Area News Yes hide 50, 60 February 7 to 16, 2020
Sw Wild Area News No hide 50, 60 February 16 to March 8, 2020
Sw Wild Area News Yes hide 50, 60 February 16 to March 8, 2020
Sw Wild Area News Yes hide 50, 60 February 27 to March 1, 2020
Sw Wild Area News Yes hide 50 June 2 to 29, 2020
Sw Wild Area News Yes hide 50 June 17 to 28, 2020
SwSh Wild Area News Yes hide 50, 60 October 1 to 31, 2020

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
95
155 - 202 300 - 394
120
112 - 189 220 - 372
65
63 - 128 121 - 251
95
90 - 161 175 - 317
75
72 - 139 139 - 273
60
58 - 123 112 - 240
Total:
510
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VIII, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ¼×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ¼×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ¼×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ¼×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Spirit Break Fairy Physical 07575 100100% 15
011 False Surrender Dark Physical 08080 00——% 10
011 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Power-Up Punch Fighting Physical 04040 100100% 20
011 Fake Out Normal Physical 04040 100100% 10
011 Confide Normal Status 0000 00——% 20
011 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
011 Flatter Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
Evo.Evo. Spirit Break Fairy Physical 07575 100100% 15
1212 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100100% 20
1616 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100100% 10
2020 Swagger Normal Status 0000 08585% 15
2424 Sucker Punch Dark Physical 07070 100100% 5
2828 Torment Dark Status 0000 100100% 15
3535 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100100% 15
4040 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00——% 20
4848 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 09090% 10
5656 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100100% 15
6464 Hammer Arm Fighting Physical 100100 09090% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Grimmsnarl
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Grimmsnarl

By TM/TR

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM00  TM00 Mega Punch Normal Physical 08080 085}}85% 20
TM01  TM01 Mega Kick Normal Physical 120120 075}}75% 5
TM03  TM03 Fire Punch Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM04  TM04 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM05  TM05 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM08  TM08 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM09  TM09 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM14  TM14 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM17  TM17 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM18  TM18 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM21  TM21 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM23  TM23 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM24  TM24 Snore Normal Special 05050 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM26  TM26 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM31  TM31 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM39  TM39 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM42  TM42 Revenge Fighting Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM43  TM43 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM47  TM47 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM58  TM58 Assurance Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 10
TM60  TM60 Power Swap Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM63  TM63 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM65  TM65 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM71  TM71 Wonder Room Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM75  TM75 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM76  TM76 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM79  TM79 Retaliate Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 5
TM87  TM87 Draining Kiss Fairy Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM98  TM98 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TR01  TR01 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TR07  TR07 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TR13  TR13 Focus Energy Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TR14  TR14 Metronome Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR18  TR18 Leech Life Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TR20  TR20 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR26  TR26 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR27  TR27 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TR32  TR32 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR35  TR35 Uproar Normal Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TR37  TR37 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TR38  TR38 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TR39  TR39 Superpower Fighting Physical 120120 100}}100% 5
TR48  TR48 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR58  TR58 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TR64  TR64 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TR68  TR68 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TR72  TR72 Power Whip Grass Physical 120120 085}}85% 10
TR81  TR81 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TR90  TR90 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TR92  TR92 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TR93  TR93 Darkest Lariat Dark Physical 08585 100}}100% 10
TR95  TR95 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TR99  TR99 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Grimmsnarl
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Grimmsnarl

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by breeding.
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Grimmsnarl in Generation VIII
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Grimmsnarl in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Grimmsnarl
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Grimmsnarl

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Sw Sh EP BD SP Burning Jealousy Fire Special 70 100% 5
Sw Sh EP BD SP Lash Out Dark Physical 75 100% 5
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Grimmsnarl
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Grimmsnarl

By a prior evolution

Generation VIII
Other generations:
None
 Stage   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon has no moves exclusive to prior evolutions.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Grimmsnarl
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Grimmsnarl


Evolution

 
Unevolved
Impidimp
 Dark  Fairy 
 
Level 32
 
First evolution
Morgrem
 Dark  Fairy 
 
Level 42
 
Second evolution
Grimmsnarl
 Dark  Fairy 


Forms

Gigantamax

 
Gigantamax Factor
 
Grimmsnarl
Grimmsnarl
 Dark  Fairy 

 
Dynamax Band


Lasts for three turns
 
Gigantamax Grimmsnarl
Grimmsnarl
 Dark  Fairy 

Trivia

  • No Pokémon have the same type combination as Grimmsnarl and its pre-evolved forms.
    • Grimmsnarl and its pre-evolved forms are also the only Fairy-type Pokémon to have a double resistance to Dark-type moves.
  • Grimmsnarl, Hatterene, and their evolutionary families can be considered counterparts.
    • Both are Generation VIII Pokémon evolving once at level 32 then at level 42.
    • Grimmsnarl and its pre-evolved forms are male only, while Hatterene and its pre-evolved forms are female only.
    • Their final evolved forms are both Fairy-type Pokémon with identical base experience and catch rates.
    • Each Pokémon in each evolutionary line have the same base stat total as their counterpart (e.g. Grimmsnarl and Hatterene both have a base stat total of 510).
    • Both Pokémon also have a Gigantamax form, a signature G-Max move, and use their body hair as their primary weapon.
    • In addition, both Pokémon are based on mythical beings from European folklore and mythology: Grimmsnarl resembles trolls, ogres, and goblins and Hatterene resembles witches.
    • Lastly, both are the signature Pokémon of two of the rivals in Pokémon Sword and Shield, Marnie with Grimmsnarl and Bede with Hatterene.
  • Grimmsnarl and its pre-evolved forms are the only Pokémon that are in the Fairy and Human-Like Egg Groups.
  • Grimmsnarl has the highest base Attack stat of all non-Legendary Fairy-type Pokémon.

Origin

Grimmsnarl may be based on ogres, trolls, and potentially oni, all large and malevolent humanoid creatures from folklore and mythology that are commonly depicted with grotesque appearances and abundant hair. Like its pre-evolutions, Grimmsnarl also shares traits with goblins. The fact that its strength comes from its hair may be a reference to Samson from the Book of Judges.

Considering its association with Hatterene, it may also be inspired by the bogeyman, bugbear, or coco, fictional creatures created throughout European cultures to frighten children that do not want to sleep or stay quiet. In addition, it resembles depictions of Grendel, a giant monster from the Old English epic poem Beowulf, described as a "creature of darkness" and known for his immense strength.

Name origin

Grimmsnarl may be a combination of grim and snarl. The spelling of Grimm- may also indicate Grimmsnarl was named after the Brothers Grimm, a duo of brothers who traveled Europe gathering folklore and oral fairy-tales and cataloging them all into a singular book, Grimms' Fairy Tales. Its name could also incorporate the words gnarly, referring to its mangled appearance or unpleasant behavior; grimoire, a type of spellbook; and Grímnismál, a mythological poem in the Poetic Edda.

Ohlonge may be a combination of ogre and ロン毛 ronge (long hair).

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
  Japanese オーロンゲ Ohlonge From ogre and ロン毛 ronge
  French Angoliath From angoisse, angora, and Goliath
  Spanish Grimmsnarl Same as English name
  German Olangaar From Oger, lang, and Haar
  Italian Grimmsnarl Same as English name
  Korean 오롱털 Orongteol From ogre, long, and teol
  Mandarin Chinese 長毛巨魔 / 长毛巨魔 Chángmáojùmó From 長毛 / 长毛 chángmáo, , and
  Cantonese Chinese 長毛巨魔 Chèuhngmòuhgeuihmō From 長毛 chèuhngmòuh, geuih, and


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External links

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