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Dewgong #087: Dewgong
Pokémon
#089: Muk Muk
Grimer
Sludge Pokémon
ベトベター
Betbeter
#088
Kantonian Grimer
Kantonian Grimer
Alolan Grimer
Alolan Grimer



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Types
Poison Unknown
Kantonian Grimer
Poison Dark
Alolan Grimer
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Stench or Sticky Hold
Kantonian Grimer
Poison Touch or Gluttony
Alolan Grimer
Cacophony
Poison Touch
Kantonian Grimer Hidden Ability
Power of Alchemy
Alolan Grimer Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Alolan Grimer
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (35.2%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Amorphous
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
2'11" 0.9 m
Kantonian Grimer
2'04" 0.7 m
Alolan Grimer
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
66.1 lbs. 30.0 kg
Kantonian Grimer
92.6 lbs. 42.0 kg
Alolan Grimer
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
[[|]] [[|]]
Base experience yield
90
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
65
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Kantonian Grimer
1
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Alolan Grimer
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Shape
Body04.png BodyUnknown.png
Alolan Grimer
Footprint
F088.png None.png
Alolan Grimer
Pokédex color
Purple
Other forms may have other colors.
Base friendship
70
External Links

Grimer (Japanese: ベトベター Betbeter) is a Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.

It evolves into Muk starting at level 38.

In Alola, Grimer has a Poison/Dark-type regional form. It evolves into Alolan Muk starting at level 38.

Contents

Biology

Grimer is a slimy, amorphous Pokémon whose body was animated because of lunar radiation. It has two large eyes with beady pupils and a gaping mouth with a gray tongue. While it lacks any visible legs, it does have two arms with three digits on each hand. Its purple sludge body contains a variety of pungent bacteria, which are so potent that it renders soil barren and incapable of supporting plant life. It is constantly oozing a bacteria-rich fluid from all parts of its body. Pieces of it often break off during travel and go on to become new Grimer. When combined with another Grimer, it produces new poisonous compounds.

Due to its lack of a solid form, Grimer is capable of squeezing into any space or crevices with relative ease. It uses this to penetrate sewage pipes and feed off of the filthy wastewater inside. Its population fluctuates based on the availability of waste. It can be found in polluted lakes and streams, as well as within cities and factories where trash and industrial waste can be found.

Grimer was brought to Alola to deal with the excess waste generated by the region's increased population. Alolan Grimer eats solid garbage instead of sludge; this new diet has caused its body composition and form to change. Alolan Grimer's body is green with a line of yellow sludge along its lower lip that extends around behind its head, a bright blue tongue, and a small black space behind its eyes. It also has two blunt "teeth" in its upper jaw, which are actually crystallized toxins formed by its diet. It is not known how to break down these toxic crystals, but direct contact with them is known to be dangerous. Lethal poisons leak out of Grimer's body when these crystals fall out. Because it produces and stores its toxins within its body, Alolan Grimer does not produce a foul stench like the standard version.[1]

Alolan Grimer is perpetually hungry and must constantly eat trash. If no trash is readily available, it will eat other manufactured products instead.[2] In addition to garbage, Alolan Grimer preys on Trubbish and Garbodor; its introduction to Alola caused their populations to decrease in the region.

In the anime

In the main series

Grimer in the anime
Alolan Grimer in the anime

Major appearances

Grimer debuted in a flashback in Pokémon Scent-sation!. Celadon City Gym Leader Erika told a story about when she was a youngster, where she got lost one day and ran into a Grimer. However, a Gloom chased the Grimer off and saved her.

In Sparks Fly for Magnemite, Ash and his friends encountered multiple Grimer and a Muk when they were gumming up the turbines in the power plant in Gringey City, causing a citywide power loss. This was eventually resolved when Ash caught Muk.

In Camping It Up!, a Grimer was assigned to Dawn by the Pokémon Summer Academy. She temporarily trained it, though its low self-esteem proved difficult. They worked through it, and she was able to teach it the Counter Shield tactic. Grimer later battled a Venonat assigned to Conway.

Minor appearances

In Pikachu Re-Volts, a Grimer was controlled by Cassidy and Butch at Mandarin Island North.

A Grimer appeared in the Japanese credits of Pikachu's Rescue Adventure.

In a flashback in The Joy of Water Pokémon, four Grimer lived in Lake Lucid before it became the clean lake it is now.

In Saved by the Beldum, a Trainer's Grimer competed in the Ever Grande Conference. It reappeared in a flashback in Shocks and Bonds.

A Coordinator's Grimer appeared in May, We Harley Drew'd Ya!.

A Grimer appeared in Ghoul Daze!.

A Grimer appeared in I Choose You!.

Alolan Grimer debuted in a flashback in Turning Heads and Training Hard!, under the ownership of Tupp.

In Dreams Are Made of These!, Goh caught a Grimer during the Pokémon Orienteering competition. It has since made further appearances in Pokémon Journeys: The Series.

In A Little Rocket R & R!, a Trainer's Grimer was captured by the Matori Matrix but later freed by Ash and his friends.

A Trainer's Grimer appeared in JN033.

A Trainer's Grimer appeared in JN034.

A Trainer's Grimer appeared in JN038.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP030 Grimer Ash's Pokédex Grimer, a Sludge Pokémon. Born from sludge, these Pokémon specialize in Sludge attacks.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP088 Grimer Dawn's Pokédex Grimer, the Sludge Pokémon. It was born when sludge in a dirty stream was exposed to X-rays from the moon.

In Pokémon Generations

A Grimer appeared in The Lake of Rage, under the ownership of a Team Rocket Grunt. Along with Magnemite, Raticate, Golbat, and Houndoom, it was defeated by Lance's Dragonite during Lance and Ethan's infiltration of the Team Rocket HQ.

In the manga

Alolan Grimer in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl manga

A Grimer appeared in PDP01.

A Grimer appeared in PDP25.

In the Pocket Monsters DP manga

A Grimer appeared in PMDP24.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

In Go for the Golbat, Koga wore a Grimer on his shoulder in the form of a ninja outfit. He used it extensively to smother Blue, preventing him from breathing and restrict his movement so that he would be unable to call on his Pokémon. He used it again during the battle against Agatha, but to little effect.

In A Flaaffy Kerfuffle, a Grimer was in Professor Oak's fantasy when he explained that Trainers should only have six Pokémon with them.

Janine owns a Grimer in Notorious Noctowl. She used it against Falkner during the Gym Leader face-off; during the battle; it used its Minimize attack to outwit his Noctowl.

A Grimer appeared in The Last Battle XIII as one of the Pokémon sent to participate in the fight in Ilex Forest.

Multiple Grimer were used by Team Galactic Grunts in Cleaning Up Grimer.

In Softening Up Kakuna, Uprooting Seedot, and Outlasting Ledian, a Grimer was one of the Pokémon that Platinum rented during the Battle Factory challenge.

A Grimer appeared in Mr. Perfect.

A Grimer appeared in Omega Alpha Adventure 8, under the ownership of a Team Aqua Grunt.

Alolan Grimer debuted in The Decision and the Tournament of Six, where it was seen with its Trainer at a festival held in Iki Town.

An Alolan Grimer appeared in The Party Crasher and Guzma the Destroyer, under the ownership of Moon. He later evolved into a Muk.

An Alolan Grimer appeared in Unleashing the Incredible Z-Move.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Koga used a Grimer in Save The Chansey! to stop Red from getting to a group of Chansey. It reappeared in A Challenge to the Elite Four!.

A Grimer appeared in Clefairy Evolves... At Last?!.

In the TCG

Main article: Grimer (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

Generation I Kanto
#088
Red Appears in filthy areas. Thrives by sucking up polluted sludge that is pumped out of factories.
Blue
Yellow Made of hardened sludge. It smells too putrid to touch. Even weeds won't grow in its path.
Stadium Sludge that was transformed when exposed to X-rays from the moon. Loves sludge, industrial waste and other refuse.
Generation II Johto
#116
Gold As it moves, it loses bits of its body from which new Grimer emerge. This worsens the stench around it.
Silver Wherever Grimer has passed, so many germs are left behind that no plants will ever grow again.
Crystal When two of these Pokémon's bodies are combined together, new poisons are created.
Stadium 2 As it moves, it loses bits of its body from which new Grimer emerge. This worsens the stench around it.
Generation III Hoenn
#106
Kanto
#088
Ruby Grimer's sludgy and rubbery body can be forced through any opening, however small it may be. This Pokémon enters sewer pipes to drink filthy wastewater.
Sapphire Grimer emerged from the sludge that settled on a polluted seabed. This Pokémon loves anything filthy. It constantly leaks a horribly germ- infested fluid from all over its body.
Emerald Born from polluted sludge in the sea, Grimer's favorite food is anything filthy. They feed on wastewater pumped out from factories.
FireRed Sludge exposed to X rays from the moon transformed into Grimer. It loves feeding on filthy things.
LeafGreen Appears in filthy areas. It thrives by sucking up polluted sludge that is pumped out of factories.
Generation IV Sinnoh
#—
Johto
#117
Diamond It was born when sludge in a dirty stream was exposed to the moon's X-rays. It appears among filth.
Pearl
Platinum
HeartGold As it moves, it loses bits of its body from which new Grimer emerge. This worsens the stench around it.
SoulSilver Wherever Grimer has passed, so many germs are left behind that no plants will ever grow again.
Generation V Unova
B2W2: #064
Black It was born when sludge in a dirty stream was exposed to the moon's X-rays. It appears among filth.
White
Black 2 Born from sludge, these Pokémon now gather in polluted places and increase the bacteria in their bodies.
White 2
Generation VI Kalos
#—
Hoenn
#111
X Sludge exposed to X-rays from the moon transformed into Grimer. It loves feeding on filthy things.
Y Appears in filthy areas. It thrives by sucking up polluted sludge that is pumped out of factories.
Omega Ruby Grimer's sludgy and rubbery body can be forced through any opening, however small it may be. This Pokémon enters sewer pipes to drink filthy wastewater.
Alpha Sapphire Grimer emerged from the sludge that settled on a polluted seabed. This Pokémon loves anything filthy. It constantly leaks a horribly germ- infested fluid from all over its body.
Generation VII Alola
SM: #050
Alola
USUM: #057
Kanto
#088
Kantonian Grimer
Sun Its main source of food is the slimy industrial waste of factories. This Pokémon's numbers have been decreasing in recent years.
Moon It was born from sludge transformed by exposure to X-rays from the moon. When its internal load of germs decreases, it dies.
Ultra Sun It was born from sludge on the ocean floor. In a sterile environment, the germs within its body can't multiply, and it dies.
Ultra Moon The wastewater coming from factories is clean these days, so Grimer have nothing to eat. They're said to be on the verge of extinction.
Let's Go Pikachu Made of congealed sludge. It smells too putrid to touch. Even weeds won't grow in its path.
Let's Go Eevee
Alolan Grimer
Sun A Grimer, which had been brought in to solve a problem with garbage, developed over time into this form.
Moon The crystals on Grimer's body are lumps of toxins. If one falls off, lethal poisons leak out.
Ultra Sun There are a hundred or so of them living in Alola's waste-disposal site. They're all hard workers who eat a lot of trash.
Ultra Moon Brought to Alola to solve the garbage problem, Grimer seems to relish any and all kinds of trash.
Let's Go Pikachu It has a passion for trash above all else, speedily digesting it and creating brilliant crystals of sparkling poison.
Let's Go Eevee
Generation VIII Galar
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Generation VIII.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Pokémon Mansion
Blue (Japan)
Pokémon Mansion
Yellow
Pokémon Mansion, Power Plant
Generation II
Gold Silver
Routes 16, 17, and 18
Celadon City (Surfing)
Crystal
Routes 16, 17, and 18
Celadon City (Surfing)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Fiery Path
Emerald
Fiery Path
FireRed LeafGreen
Pokémon Mansion
Celadon City (Super Rod)
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Phenac City (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 212 (Poké Radar)
Platinum
Route 212 (Poké Radar)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Routes 16, 17, and 18, Safari Zone
Celadon City, Safari Zone (Surfing)
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
Town Outskirts
Generation V
Black White
Trade
Black 2 White 2
Castelia Sewers (walking, surfing/fishingSpringSummer)
Dream World
Dream Park
Generation VI
X Y
Breed Muk
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Fiery Path
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Trainers' School, Hau'oli City, Malie City
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Trainers' School, Hau'oli City, Malie City
Let's Go Pikachu
Pokémon Mansion, Power Plant Kantonian Form
Trade Grimer in Cinnabar Island Alolan Form
Let's Go Eevee
Trade
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Unobtainable

In side games

Generation I
Snap
Cave
Pinball
Red and Blue Field: Cinnabar Island
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Cave (Both Fields)
Trozei!
Phobosphere, Endless Level 35, Trozei Battle, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
Magma Cavern (B15F-B21F), Stormy Sea (B20F-B29F), Silver Trench (B20F-B29F), Wish Cave (B80F-B85F), Murky Cave (B3F-B5F), Joyous Tower (80F-85F), Far-off Sea (B20F-B29F), Marvelous Sea (B20F), Fantasy Strait (B20F-B29F)
Ranger
Waterworks
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Waterfall Cave (B1F-B8F)
MD Sky
Waterfall Cave (B1F-B8F)
Rumble
Eternal Tower (Normal Mode A)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Cave: Everspring Valley
Rumble U
Melodious Woodland: Major Clean-Up
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 1Fr
Shuffle
Albens Town: Stage 231 Kantonian Form
Event: The Daily Pokémon (#8) Alolan Form
Rumble World
Dark Land: Forgotten Forest (All Areas)
Generation VII
Rumble Rush
Celebi Sea, Mimikyu Sea, Mewtwo Sea, Bulbasaur Sea, Celebi SeaFinal, Mimikyu SeaFinal, Mewtwo SeaFinal Kantonian Form
Rowlet Sea, Buzzwole Sea, Rowlet SeaFinal, Buzzwole SeaFinal Alolan Form

In events

Alolan Grimer
Games Event Region Location Level Distribution period
SM Pokémon Sun & Moon Alolan Grimer Korean region Online 10 May 2 to June 30, 2017

Held items

Grimer

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Gold Silver Nugget Nugget (2%)
Crystal
Ruby Sapphire Nugget Nugget (5%)
Emerald
Diamond Pearl Nugget Nugget (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver Nugget Nugget (5%)
Black 2 White 2 Black Sludge Black Sludge (5%)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Black Sludge Black Sludge (5%)

Alolan Grimer

Game Held Item(s)
Sun Moon Black Sludge Black Sludge (5%)
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon Black Sludge Black Sludge (5%)

Stats

Kantonian Grimer

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
80
140 - 187 270 - 364
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
25
27 - 84 49 - 163
Total:
325
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.
  • This Pokémon's Special base stat in Generation I was 40.

Alolan Grimer

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
80
140 - 187 270 - 364
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
25
27 - 84 49 - 163
Total:
325
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.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
1/1
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
2/2 ★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
12/14 ★★

Type effectiveness

Grimer

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

Alolan Grimer

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

Learnset

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
This Pokémon is unavailable within Generation VIII.
Click on the generation numbers above to see Grimer's learnsets from other generations.


Side game data

Grimer

Pokémon Pinball
Pin088.png Pinani088.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS088.png PinRSani088.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani088.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 12.2%
Friend Area: Poison Swamp
Phrases
51%-100% HP I'll attack with Sludge! Hahaha!
26%-50% HP My HP's down to half. It's no laughing matter!
1%-25% HP I'm beat... Sink me in a sea of sludge...
Level up Leveled up! Hahaha!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP E 088.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: G
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Poison
Poké Assist: Poison PA.png
Poison
Field move: None
Loops: 5 Min. exp.: 27 Max. exp.: 39
Browser entry R-087
Grimer hurls blobs of sludge. Also beware of the sludge trail it leaves behind.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●
Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush088Body.png Walking Speed: 2.22 seconds Base HP: 55
Base Attack: 70 Base Defense: 48 Base Speed: 50
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Poison
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT088.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Poison
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#325
Shuffle088.png

Crowd Control
Increases damage when there are more Grimer in the puzzle area.


Pokémon GO
GO088.png Base Stamina: 190 Base Attack: 135 Base Defense: 90
Egg Distance: 5 km Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Grimer Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Poison Jab*, Mud-Slap, Acid×
Charged Attacks: Sludge, Mud Bomb, Sludge Bomb, Frustration, Return

Alolan Grimer

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Dark
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 100 Raise Max Level.png 5

#325
Shuffle088A.png

Last-Ditch Effort
Increases damage when things are looking desperate.


Pokémon Rumble Rush
Rush088ABody.png Walking Speed: 2.22 seconds Base HP: 55
Base Attack: 70 Base Defense: 48 Base Speed: 50
Pokémon GO
GO088A.png Base Stamina: 190 Base Attack: 135 Base Defense: 90
Egg Distance: N/A Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement: Grimer Candy 50
Fast Attacks: Poison Jab, Bite
Charged Attacks: Crunch, Gunk Shot, Sludge Bomb

Evolution

Grimer

088Grimer.png
Unevolved
Grimer
 Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 38
089Muk.png
First evolution
Muk
 Poison 

Alolan Grimer

088Grimer-Alola.png
Unevolved
Grimer
 Poison  Dark 
Rare Candy
Level 38
089Muk-Alola.png
First evolution
Muk
 Poison  Dark 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 088.png Spr b g1 088.png Spr 1y 088.png Spr b g1 088.png Spr 1g 088.png Spr b g1 088.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 088.png Spr b 2g 088.png Spr 2s 088.png Spr b 2g 088.png Spr 2c 088.png Spr b 2c 088.png
Spr 2g 088 s.png Spr b 2g 088 s.png Spr 2s 088 s.png Spr b 2g 088 s.png Spr 2c 088 s.png Spr b 2c 088 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 088.png Spr b 3r 088.png Spr 3e 088.png Spr b 3r 088.png Spr 3f 088.png Spr b 3f 088.png
Spr 3r 088 s.png Spr b 3r 088 s.png Spr 3e 088 s.png Spr b 3r 088 s.png Spr 3f 088 s.png Spr b 3f 088 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 088.png Spr b 4d 088.png Spr 4d 088.png Spr b 4d 088.png Spr 4h 088.png Spr b 4h 088.png
Spr 4d 088 s.png Spr b 4d 088 s.png Spr 4d 088 s.png Spr b 4d 088 s.png Spr 4h 088 s.png Spr b 4d 088 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 088.png Spr b 5b 088.png Spr 5b 088.png Spr b 5b 088.png
Spr 5b 088 s.png Spr b 5b 088 s.png Spr 5b 088 s.png Spr b 5b 088 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 088.png Spr b 6x 088.png Spr 6x 088.png Spr b 6x 088.png
Spr 6x 088 s.png Spr b 6x 088 s.png Spr 6x 088 s.png Spr b 6x 088 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Spr 7s 088.png Spr b 7s 088.png Spr 7s 088.png Spr b 7s 088.png
Spr 7s 088A.png Spr b 7s 088A.png Spr 7s 088A.png Spr b 7s 088A.png
Spr 7s 088 s.png Spr b 7s 088 s.png Spr 7s 088 s.png Spr b 7s 088 s.png
Spr 7s 088A s.png Spr b 7s 088A s.png Spr 7s 088A s.png Spr b 7s 088A s.png
Front Back Front Back
088MSPE.png For other sprites and images, please see Grimer images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • In Sparks Fly for Magnemite, Grimer's anime debut, Grimer had a very strong odor that made most people around the Grimer cover their noses from the smell. However, in recent episodes, Grimer's smell has seemingly ceased to exist. This is most obvious in Camping It Up!, where Dawn is given a Grimer to train, and it immediately hugs her, but no one complains about any smell.
  • Grimer shares similar traits to Koffing and Trubbish. All three Pokémon are pure Poison-type Pokémon with a single evolved form, roughly the same base stat totals and evolution levels, and appear to be based on a different kind of pollution; Grimer being water pollution.
  • Alolan Grimer and its Alolan evolution were designed by Hitoshi Ariga.
  • Alolan Grimer has the lowest base Speed stat of all non-Mega Evolved Dark-types.

Origin

Grimer appears to be a pile of living sludge. It may also be based on the imagined fear that heavy pollution, caused by the leakage and/or improper disposal of toxic/radioactive waste, may result in the creation of new and undesirable life. It may also be based on Dorotabō, a one-eyed, three-fingered yōkai that rises from the mud of neglected, overgrown rice fields.

Alolan Grimer may be based on an oil slick, particularly the rainbow colors that are produced when a thin layer of oil floats on top of water; this is due to a phenomenon called thin-film interference. In the real world, oil spills are a major threat to ecosystems in the world's oceans and particularly in Hawaii, which Alola is based on. Its reduced size may reference insular dwarfism or, since its Alolan Form was brought about by human influence, dwarfing.

Name origin

Grimer is derived from grime (dirt or filth).

Betbeter may be derived from べとべと betobeto and べたべた betabeta, both meaning sticky.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ベトベター Betbeter From べとべと betobeto and べたべた betabeta, both meaning sticky
France Flag.png French Tadmorv From tas de morve
Spain Flag.png Spanish Grimer Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Sleima From Schleim and Matsch
Italy Flag.png Italian Grimer Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 질퍽이 Jilpeogi From 질퍽하다 Jilpeoghada
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 爛泥獸 Laahnnàihsau Means "Ooze beast"
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 臭泥 Chòuní Means "Foul sludge"


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