Grimsley

Grimsley
ギーマ Giima
Sun Moon Grimsley.png
Concept art from Sun and Moon
Gender Male
Eye color Blue
Hair color Black
Hometown Unknown
Region Unova
Trainer class Elite FourBWB2W2
Pokémon TrainerSMUSUM
Generation V, VII
Games Black and White
Black 2 and White 2
Sun and Moon
Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, Masters EX
Elite Four of Pokémon League (Unova)
Specializes in Dark types
Game animation debut Pokémon Masters Animated Trailer
English voice actor Unknown (Masters EX)
Japanese voice actor Unknown (Masters EX)

Grimsley (Japanese: ギーマ Giima) is a Dark-type Trainer and member of the Unova Elite Four.

In the core series

In Pokémon Black, White, Black 2, and White 2, Grimsley appears as an Elite Four Trainer of Unova. He is the son of a distinguished family that fell into ruin. As a result, he developed a gambling addiction.

Grimsley, having stepped down as an Elite Four member, reappears in Pokémon Sun and Moon and Pokémon Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon at Route 15, where he assists the player by registering Sharpedo into their Ride Pager. He also participates as a Trainer in the Battle Tree. In Ultra Sun and Ultra Moon, Grimsley is an accomplished Mantine Surfer, where he competes under the name Big G (Japanese: ビッグG Big G) and holds a high ranking on the leaderboards of all four islands' beaches before the player has a chance to beat the records. He is noted to have developed skills for the sport surprisingly quickly, believing that it couldn't be much different from riding a Sharpedo. Samson Oak struggles to best his scores and views him as a rival — while Grimsley tends to hold the second-place position at the various beaches, Samson is usually the person in third place.

Pokémon

Pokémon Black and White

First battle (pre-National Pokédex)



Rematch (post-National Pokédex)



Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

First battle (Easy Mode/Normal Mode)



First battle (Challenge Mode)



Rematch (Easy Mode/Normal Mode)



Rematch (Challenge Mode)



Pokémon Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun, and Ultra Moon

Grimsley's Pokémon are kept in Ultra Balls.

Battle Tree

Grimsley uses three of these Pokémon in Single Battles, four in Double Battles, and two in Multi Battles in the Battle Tree.



In spin-off games

Pokémon Masters EX

Main article: Grimsley (Masters)

Grimsley forms a sync pair with Liepard in Pokémon Masters EX. He is also available in his sygna suit, where he partners alongside Sharpedo.

Artwork

   
Official artwork from
Black and White
Concept art of Grimsley from Sun and Moon
   
Concept art of Grimsley from Sun and Moon English Concept art of Grimsley from Sun and Moon

Sprites

         
Sprite from
Black and White
Sprite from
Black 2 and
White 2
VS sprite from
Generation V
In-battle model from Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun,
and Ultra Moon
VS model from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun,
and Ultra Moon
   
Overworld sprite from
Generation V
Overworld model from
Sun, Moon, Ultra Sun,
and Ultra Moon

Quotes

Main article: Grimsley/Quotes

In the anime

GOTCHA!

Grimsley briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

 
Grimsley in Pokémon Adventures

Grimsley first appears on Route 4 in disguise, where he plays a game of card flip with the Workers there in order to give them something to do on their breaks. He quickly gets acquainted with Black and challenges him to a game that involves guessing where the local Drilbur will pop up. When a Worker falls into a hole created by the Drilbur, Grimsley reveals that the person is an impostor in disguise, as Grimsley had told the Workers not to go on the side they were playing the game on. Grimsley battles the man and easily manages to win. He then removes the impostor's disguise, revealing the person to be a Team Plasma Grunt. Grimsley reveals to Black who he truly is and decides to have a battle with him, with the conditions that whoever loses has to give up something precious. Before Black can answer, he faints from mental stress at the thought of losing his Gym Badges and not being able to qualify for the League. Amused, Grimsley decides takes his leave, but he also binds up the Plasma Grunt and leaves a card instructing who reads it to punish the Grunt.

When the Pokémon League begins, he and Shauntal travel via Shauntal's Golurk to meet up with their fellow Elite Four members. When discussing what to do with Team Plasma, Grimsley declares that unless they attack first, he will not defend, because it's not his style. The four then watch as spectators for the tournament before their battles can begin. Although the tournament is won by Black, the event is interrupted by Team Plasma, who attacks the stadium by surrounding it with N's Castle. The Elite Four travel on Shauntal's Golurk to try and confront N at the top of the castle, but they are attacked by Hood Man, who uses Tornadus, Thundurus, and Landorus against them to try and figure out how to activate the three Pokémon's Therian Formes. Grimsley leaves the others to take care of three Legendary Pokémon while he goes to face Hood Man himself. The two battle each other for an extended period of time, but Hood Man eventually manages to escape using a Pokémon Grimsley could not see properly.

Pokémon

This listing is of Grimsley's known Pokémon in the Pokémon Adventures manga.

 
Bisharp
Bisharp is Grimsley's only known Pokémon. It first appeared with its Trainer on Route 4 where it helped Grimsley play card flip with the workers there. Later, it battled a disguised Team Plasma Grunt's Maractus and defeated it. During Team Plasma's attack on the League, Bisharp was used to battle Hood Man. It easily deflected Hood Man's Klinklang's attacks, but couldn't keep up when Hood Man used another Pokémon to escape at high speeds.

Bisharp's only known move is Fury Cutter, and its Ability is Defiant.

Debut Sandstorm

According to Black's notebook, he also has a Krookodile.

Pocket Monsters BW

 
Grimsley in Pocket Monsters BW

Grimsley appears in volume 3 of Pocket Monsters BW.

Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder

Grimsley appears in one panel alongside the other Elite Four members defeated by N's Zekrom at the destroyed Pokémon League.

In the TCG

 
Full Art print of Grimsley
Main article: Grimsley (Unified Minds 199)

Grimsley was introduced as a Supporter card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Sun & Moon Series (the Japanese SM Era). It was first released in the Japanese GG End subset before debuting in English in the Unified Minds expansion, with artwork by kodama. It was also released as a Full Art card in the same Japanese and English expansion, with artwork by the same artist. It allows the player to move up to three damage counters from one of their opponent's Pokémon to another.

Trivia

  • According to an interview with Yusuke Ohmura in Nintendo Dream, Grimsley's design is themed on both vampires (specifically Dracula himself) and gambling. While his clothes are meant to look refined, the blue-black and red color scheme is a reference to the colors of the roulette.[1]

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ギーマ Giima From ギーマ gīma (Vaccinium wrightii), 魔 ma (devil; evil influence), and ブギーマン boogeyman
English Grimsley From grim, grimace, and possibly sly
German Astor From Asteriden (Asterids) or the genus Astroloma and possibly the Astor family
Spanish Aza From azalea and azar (chance)
French Pieris From the genus Pieris
Italian Mirton From mirtillo (general term for the fruits of the genus Vaccinium)
Korean 블래리 Beullaeri From 블랙베리 blackberry
Chinese (Mandarin) 越橘 Yuèjú From 越橘 yuèjú / yuhtgwāt (lingonberry)
Chinese (Cantonese) 越橘 Yuhtgwāt
Brazilian Portuguese Funesto*
Grimsley*
From funesto (fatal) and possibly nefasto (detrimental, ill-omened)
Same as English name
Vietnamese Giima Transcription of his Japanese name


Big G

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese Big・Y Big Y
Mandarin Big・Y Big Y
  French Big P
  German Big A
  Italian Big M
  Korean 빅G Big G
  Spanish Big A


References

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