Grimer (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
Dewgong #087: Dewgong
Pokémon
#089: Muk Muk
Grimer
Sludge Pokémon
ベトベター
Betbeter
#088
Grimer
Grimer
Alolan Grimer
Alolan Grimer



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Types
Poison Unknown
Grimer
Poison Dark
Alolan Grimer
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Stench or Sticky Hold
Grimer
Poison Touch or Gluttony
Alolan Grimer
Cacophony
Poison Touch
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
Grimer
2'04" 0.7 m
Alolan Grimer
0'0" 0 m
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0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
66.1 lbs. 30.0 kg
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
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
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 dual-type Poison/Dark regional form. It evolves into Alolan Muk starting at level 38.

Biology

Grimer is a slimy, amorphous Pokémon, born from sludge in dirty streams or seabeds that are exposed to 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. Should it run out of internal germs, Grimer will die. 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, which is Grimer's main diet. It can be found in polluted lakes and streams, as well as within cities and factories where trash and industrial waste can be found. In recent years, thanks to efforts in environmental improvements and a decrease in their food source of waste, Grimer is now facing extinction.

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 small black crescent-shaped spaces 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 Alolan 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 Kantonian Grimer.[1][2]

There are usually about one hundred Alolan Grimer found living near waste-disposal sites in Alola, assisting people in dealing with garbage. Alolan Grimer is perpetually hungry and must constantly eat trash. If no trash is readily available, it will eat other manufactured products instead.[3] 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

Main series

 
Grimer in the anime
 
Alolan Grimer in the anime

Major appearances

Goh's Grimer

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.

Other

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.

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 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 Trade, Borrow, and Steal!.

A Trainer's Grimer appeared in Solitary and Menacing!.

A Trainer's Grimer appeared in Restore and Renew!.

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.

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

Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl

A Grimer appeared in PDP01.

A Grimer appeared in PDP25.

Pocket Monsters DP

A Grimer appeared in PMDP24.

Pokémon Adventures

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.

In The Last Battle XIII, a Grimer was 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.

Pokémon Pocket Monsters

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
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
#—
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Sword, Shield, and Legends: Arceus.
Brilliant Diamond It was born when sludge in a dirty stream was exposed to the moon's X-rays. It appears among filth.
Shining Pearl


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 Stadium (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 212 (Poké Radar)
Platinum
Route 212 (Poké Radar)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Routes 16, 17, and 18
Celadon City (Surfing)
Safari Zone (tall grass in Marshland, defaultMorningDay; Surfing in Marshland, default)
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 Alolan Form
Pokémon Bank Kantonian Form
Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
Trainers' School, Hau'oli City, Malie City Alolan Form
Pokémon Bank Kantonian Form
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
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Route 212 (Poké Radar) Kantonian Form
Grand Underground - Swampy Caves, Dazzling Caves, Stargleam Cavern, Bogsunk Cavern (After obtaining the National Pokédex) Kantonian Form
Unobtainable Alolan Form
Legends: Arceus
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
Generation VIII
MD DX
Magma Cavern (20F-25F), Stormy Sea (20F-29F), Silver Trench (20F-29F), Wish Cave (80F-85F), Far-Off Sea (20F-29F), Joyous Tower (80F-85F), Purity Forest (81F-85F), Oddity Cave (4F), Remains Island (4F), Marvelous Sea (4F), Fantasy Strait (4F)
Masters EX
Pokémon Egg (Scottie/Bettie's)


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 (2%)
Crystal
Ruby Sapphire   Nugget (5%)
Emerald
Diamond Pearl   Nugget (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver   Nugget (5%)
Black 2 White 2   Black Sludge (5%)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire   Black Sludge (5%)

Alolan Grimer

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

Stats

Base stats

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

Alolan Grimer has the same base stats as Kantonian Grimer.

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

Grimer is available in Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl.

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Pound Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Poison Gas Poison Status 0000 09090% 40
044 Harden Normal Status 0000 —% 30
077 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100100% 10
1212 Disable Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
1515 Sludge Poison Special 06565 100100% 20
1818 Smog Poison Special 03030 07070% 20
2121 Minimize Normal Status 0000 —% 10
2626 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100100% 10
2929 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100100% 10
3232 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100100% 10
3737 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
4040 Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120120 08080% 5
4343 Acid Armor Poison Status 0000 —% 20
4646 Belch Poison Special 120120 09090% 10
4848 Memento Dark Status 0000 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Grimer
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Grimer
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM11  TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM12  TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM17  TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM18  TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 —}}—% 5
TM19  TM19 Giga Drain Grass Special 07575 100}}100% 10
TM24  TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM25  TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM28  TM28 Dig Ground Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM30  TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM32  TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 15
TM34  TM34 Shock Wave Electric Special 06060 —}}—% 20
TM35  TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM36  TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM38  TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM39  TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM41  TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM42  TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44  TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM45  TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46  TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM56  TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM58  TM58 Endure Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM64  TM64 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
TM66  TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM80  TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM82  TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM84  TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM87  TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 15
TM90  TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 10
TM96  TM96 Strength Normal Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Grimer
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Grimer
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
   Acid Spray Poison Special 40 100% 20
      
   
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
   Haze Ice Status —% 30
     Imprison Psychic Status —% 10
    Lick Ghost Physical 30 100% 30
      
  
Mean Look Normal Status —% 5
   Power-Up Punch^ Fighting Physical 40 100% 20
   Scary Face^ Normal Status 100% 10
     Shadow Punch Ghost Physical 60 —% 20
       Shadow Sneak Ghost Physical 40 100% 30
     Spit Up Normal Special 100% 10
     Stockpile Normal Status —% 20
     Swallow Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Grimer 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 Grimer in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Grimer
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Grimer
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation VIII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI - VII
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Grimer
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Grimer
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Grimer

Pokémon Pinball
   
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
   
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
 
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
  Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: G
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Poison
Poké Assist:  
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
  Walking Speed: 2.22 seconds Base HP: 55
Base Attack: 70 Base Defense: 48 Base Speed: 50
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Poison
Attack Power: ★★★★

 

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Poison
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#325
 

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


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

Alolan Grimer

Pokémon Shuffle
 
Dark
  Attack Power: 50 - 100   5

#325
 

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


Pokémon Rumble Rush
  Walking Speed: 2.22 seconds Base HP: 55
Base Attack: 70 Base Defense: 48 Base Speed: 50
Pokémon GO
  Base Stamina: 190 Base Attack: 135 Base Defense: 90
Egg Distance: 7 km Buddy Distance: 3 km Evolution Requirement:   50
Fast Attacks: Poison Jab, Bite
Charged Attacks: Crunch, Gunk Shot, Sludge Bomb

Evolution

Grimer

 
Unevolved
Grimer
 Poison 
 
Level 38
 
First evolution
Muk
 Poison 


Alolan Grimer

 
Unevolved
Grimer
 Poison  Dark 
 
Level 38
 
First evolution
Muk
 Poison  Dark 


Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
           
           
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Generation VII
Sun Moon Ultra Sun Ultra Moon
       
       
       
       
Front Back Front Back
Let's Go, Pikachu! Let's Go, Eevee!
   
   
Generation VIII
HOME
   
   
  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 later 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.[4]

Origin

Grimer appears to be a pile of living sludge, and may be based upon the general concept of living slime in popular culture. 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 may be 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
  Japanese ベトベター Betbeter From べとべと betobeto and べたべた betabeta
  French Tadmorv From tas de morve
  Spanish Grimer Same as English name
  German Sleima From Schleim and Matsch
  Italian Grimer Same as English name
  Korean 질퍽이 Jilpeogi From 질퍽하다 jilpeoghada
  Mandarin Chinese 臭泥 Chòuní From chòu and
  Cantonese Chinese 臭泥 Chaunàih*
爛泥怪 Laahnnàihgwaai*
From chau and nàih
From 爛泥 laahnnàih and gwaai


Related articles

Notes

  1. Pokémon Sun and Moon site | Alolan Muk
  2. Samson Oak: "Did you know that Alolan Grimer are in fact not native to the region at all, but instead are what we would call naturalized Pokémon? There is not so much sludge and pollution for Grimer to feed on here in Alola, though, so they have grown to feed on garbage instead. They do not give off a foul stench, thanks to the way they contain any poisons within their bodies, but their crystals are terribly poisonous!"
  3. Pokémon Sun and Moon site | Alolan Grimer
  4. Tweet by ありがひとし/ArigaHitoshi (@ariga_megamix). Posted on December 2, 2016.

External links


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