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Grimer (Pokémon)

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Origin: Added brief note regarding scientific reason for rainbow colours in oil slicks
Grimer appears to be a pile of living {{wp|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.
Alolan Grimer may be based on an {{wp|oil slick}}, particularly the multiplerainbow colors itthat producesare produced when ita mixesthin withlayer of oil floats on top of water, due to a phenomenon called {{wp|thin-film interference}}. In the real world, oil spills are a major threat to ecosystems in the world's oceans (a particular danger in Hawaii, which Alola is based on).
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