Grimmsnarl (Pokémon)

For Pokémon GO information on this species, see the game's section.
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Pokémon
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Grimmsnarl
Bulk Up Pokémon
オーロンゲ
Ohlonge
#0861
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
20 cycles
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
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HP
3
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Gigantamax Grimmsnarl
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Speed
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HP
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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 can Gigantamax into Gigantamax Grimmsnarl if it has the Gigantamax Factor.

Biology

 
Grimmsnarl revealing its hand by untangling the hair around it

Grimmsnarl is a green-skinned humanoid Pokémon mostly covered in long, dark purple hair, except for part of its face, its abdomen, its feet, and a small red patch on its chest. Most of its 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. 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.

Like its pre-evolutions, Grimmsnarl has tall, large crescent-shaped ears with red insides, as well as a long, sharp, upturned nose with a single long red nostril. It has a blue tongue and six teeth protruding from its mouth: two pairs of flat front teeth on each jaw, and a pair of sharp fangs on the upper jaw. It has white eyes with red irises, black pupils, and gray eyelids. Its face ends in a small pointy chin. Grimmsnarl's hands and feet have three pointed digits each. Grimmsnarl and its pre-evolutions are male-only species. It lives in the forests, and retains the troublemaking behavior of its pre-evolved forms.

Grimmsnarl and its pre-evolved form, Morgrem, are the only known Pokémon capable of learning the move False Surrender. In Generation IX, Confide is also one of its signature moves. In Generation VIII, this was also true for Spirit Break.

Forms

Grimmsnarl has a Gigantamax form.

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. When in Gigantamax form, it is capable of creating a powerful drill with its leg hair, which can bore large holes within Galar's terrain. Thanks to its increased strength, Gigantamax Grimmsnarl can jump over the world's tallest building.

Gigantamax Grimmsnarl is the only known Pokémon capable of using the G-Max Move G-Max Snooze.

Gigantamax Grimmsnarl
 

Evolution

Grimmsnarl evolves from Morgrem and is the final form of Impidimp.

(For specifics on this Pokémon's evolution in the games, refer to Game data→Evolution data.)

 
Unevolved
Impidimp
 Dark  Fairy 

 
First evolution
Morgrem
 Dark  Fairy 

 
Second evolution
Grimmsnarl
 Dark  Fairy 

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII Galar
#240
Galar
Crown Tundra #039
Sinnoh
#—
Hisui
#—
This Pokémon has no Pokédex entries in Brilliant Diamond, Shining Pearl, and Legends: Arceus.
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.
Generation IX Paldea
#287
Kitakami
#192
Blueberry
#—
Scarlet This Pokémon has complete control over its hair. Grimmsnarl normally keeps its hair wrapped around its body to support its muscles.
Violet It lives deep within the forest. Even after evolving into this splendid form, it hasn't given up on its petty misdeeds and pranks.


   
Grimmsnarl in the Paldea Pokédex Grimmsnarl in the Kitakami Pokédex

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)
Brilliant Diamond Shining Pearl
Unobtainable
Legends: Arceus
Unobtainable
Generation IX
Scarlet Violet
Tera Raid Battles (5★)
The Hidden Treasure of Area Zero
Timeless Woods


In side games

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation VIII side games.
Cross-Generation
Masters EX
Seasonal sync pair scout: Marnie (Summer 2021) & Grimmsnarl


In events

Games Event Region Location Level Distribution period
SwSh Wonseok Jung's Grimmsnarl All Online 50 June 11 to 12, 2022
SV Chaiyawat Traiwichcha's Grimmsnarl All Online 50  July 27 to August 18, 2023
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
Poké Portal News
Games Event Tera Type Location Level Distribution period
SV A Show of Supporters Varies hide 75 August 17 to September 17, 2023

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 IX, 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 IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 False Surrender Dark Physical 08080 00——% 10
011 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00——% 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

Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM001  TM001 Take Down Normal Physical 09090 085}}85% 20
TM003  TM003 Fake Tears Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM006  TM006 Scary Face Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM007  TM007 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM012  TM012 Low Kick Fighting Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM018  TM018 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM020  TM020 Trailblaze Grass Physical 05050 100}}100% 20
TM022  TM022 Chilling Water Water Special 05050 100}}100% 20
TM025  TM025 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM037  TM037 Draining Kiss Fairy Special 05050 100}}100% 10
TM039  TM039 Low Sweep Fighting Physical 06565 100}}100% 20
TM043  TM043 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM047  TM047 Endure Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM058  TM058 Brick Break Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM061  TM061 Shadow Claw Ghost Physical 07070 100}}100% 15
TM062  TM062 Foul Play Dark Physical 09595 100}}100% 15
TM064  TM064 Bulk Up Fighting Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM066  TM066 Body Slam Normal Physical 08585 100}}100% 15
TM067  TM067 Fire Punch Fire Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM068  TM068 Thunder Punch Electric Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM069  TM069 Ice Punch Ice Physical 07575 100}}100% 15
TM070  TM070 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM073  TM073 Drain Punch Fighting Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM074  TM074 Reflect Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM075  TM075 Light Screen Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 30
TM079  TM079 Dazzling Gleam Fairy Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM080  TM080 Metronome Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM082  TM082 Thunder Wave Electric Status 0000 090}}90% 20
TM084  TM084 Stomping Tantrum Ground Physical 07575 100}}100% 10
TM085  TM085 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM087  TM087 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM089  TM089 Body Press Fighting Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM092  TM092 Imprison Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM094  TM094 Dark Pulse Dark Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM095  TM095 Leech Life Bug Physical 08080 100}}100% 10
TM103  TM103 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM108  TM108 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
TM109  TM109 Trick Psychic Status 0000 100}}100% 10
TM127  TM127 Play Rough Fairy Physical 09090 090}}90% 10
TM139  TM139 Misty Terrain Fairy Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM140  TM140 Nasty Plot Dark Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM152  TM152 Giga Impact Normal Physical 150150 090}}90% 5
TM158  TM158 Focus Blast Fighting Special 120120 070}}70% 5
TM163  TM163 Hyper Beam Normal Special 150150 090}}90% 5
TM171  TM171 Tera Blast Normal Special 08080 100}}100% 10
TM192  TM192 Focus Punch Fighting Physical 150150 100}}100% 20
TM195  TM195 Burning Jealousy Fire Special 07070 100}}100% 5
TM199  TM199 Lash Out Dark Physical 07575 100}}100% 5
TM221  TM221 Throat Chop Dark Physical 08080 100}}100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Grimmsnarl
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or an alternate form of Grimmsnarl

By breeding

Generation IX
Other generations:
VIII
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Parting Shot Dark Status 100% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Grimmsnarl
  • 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 IX
Other generations:
VIII
 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

Side game data

Pokémon GO
File:GO861.png Base HP: 216 Base Attack: 227 Base Defense: 139
Egg Distance: N/A km Buddy Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: N/A
Fast Attacks: Sucker Punch, Bite, Low Kick
Charged Attacks: Play Rough, Foul Play, Dark Pulse, Power-Up Punch

Form data

Gigantamax

 
Gigantamax Factor
 
Grimmsnarl
Grimmsnarl
 Dark  Fairy 

 
Dynamax Band


Lasts for three turns
 
Gigantamax Grimmsnarl
Grimmsnarl
 Dark  Fairy 

Evolution data

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


Sprites

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VIII.
Generation VIII
Sword Shield
Cross-Generation
HOME
   
   
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In the anime

Main series

 
Grimmsnarl in the anime
 
Gigantamax Grimmsnarl in the anime

Major appearances

Grimmsnarl debuted in Battling Turned Up to Eleven!, under the ownership of Marnie. He was used in a World Coronation Series match against Ash, but ended up losing to his Gengar. He is capable of Gigantamaxing.

Minor appearances

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
JN099 Grimmsnarl Goh's Rotom Phone Grimmsnarl, the Bulk Up Pokémon. A Dark and Fairy type. Grimmsnarl's hairs move like muscle fibers. When spread out, they can move on their own to tangle up opponents.

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

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

In the manga

 
Grimmsnarl in Pokémon Adventures
 
Gigantamax Grimmsnarl in Pokémon Adventures

Pokémon Adventures

Sword & Shield arc

A Gigantamaxed Grimmsnarl first appeared in a fantasy as a silhouette in Watch Out!! Strong Rivals.

Marnie's Grimmsnarl evolved from her Morgrem in PASS32.

In the TCG

Main article: Grimmsnarl (TCG)

Trivia

  • No Pokémon have the same type combination as Grimmsnarl and its pre-evolved forms.
  • 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.
    • Each Pokémon in each evolutionary line has the same base stat total, base experience yield and catch rate as their counterpart (e.g. Grimmsnarl and Hatterene both have a base stat total of 510), except for Hatenna and Impidimp's catch rate.
    • These two evolutionary lines are next to each other in the National Pokédex, the Galar Pokédex, the Crown Tundra Pokédex and the Paldea Pokédex.
    • Both Pokémon are based on mythical beings from European folklore and mythology: Grimmsnarl resembles trolls, ogres, and goblins, and Hatterene resembles witches.
    • Both Pokémon are Fairy-type Pokémon based around long hair that have their Speed drop upon evolution.
    • Both Pokémon are the signature Pokémon of a rival in Pokémon Sword and Shield who is a succeeding Gym Leader and Gigantamaxes it (Marnie's Grimmsnarl and Bede's Hatterene).
  • Grimmsnarl and its pre-evolved forms are the only Pokémon that are in the Fairy and Human-Like Egg Groups.

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. It may also be based on modern artwork of the Chimimōryō, a general term for monsters of the mountains and rivers, particularly of the large and hairy creatures. 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, Grimmsnarl 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.

Gigantamax Grimmsnarl, specifically its move G-Max Snooze, might be inspired by Aillen, a supernatural giant of Irish folklore that used music to put people to sleep.

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 travelled Europe gathering folklore and oral fairy tales and cataloguing 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; Grímnismál, a mythological poem in the Poetic Edda; and grimace, a term for a twisted facial expression which Grimmsnarl bears.

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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