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Revision as of 14:13, 15 June 2008

000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Dewgong
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Grimer
ベトベター Betbeter
#088
088Grimer.png
Artwork from FR/LG
Type
Poison '
Category
Sludge Pokémon
Abilities
Stench or Sticky Hold
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#088
Johto
#116
Hoenn
#106
Regional Browser numbers
Height
2′11″
Imperial
0.9 m
Metric
Weight
66.1 lbs.
Imperial
30.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Purple
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Body style
Body04.png
Footprint
 F088.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Indeterminate group 1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
Base Exp.: 90 Battle Exp.: 901*

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

Biology

Physiology

Grimer is a purple pile of poisonous sludge. It has saucer-like eyes and a gray mouth. Grimer may be distantly related Koffing, another Pokémon that's themed with pollution.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Grimer emits a very pungent, noisome odor. Since Grimer's body lacks a solid form, it can slip through the smallest of openings. Grimer's germ-infested entrails cause the ground that it passes over to be unable to bear any plant life.

As far as Grimer's skills in battle are concerned, Grimer mainly attacks by flinging poisonous Sludge (or mud) at its foes. Grimer can also wield fire, electricity, and various Ghost-type attacks. Grimer is part of one of the four Pokémon evolutionary lines that can use Gunk Shot.

Behavior

Habitat

Grimer thrive anywhere there is pollution.

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

Grimer tend to feed on sludge, sewage, and other filthy things.

In the anime

File:Grimer anime.JPG
A group of Grimer in the anime.

When Celadon City Gym Leader Erika was a youngster, she got lost one day and ran into a Grimer. However, a Gloom chased the Grimer off and saved her.

Ash and co. first encountered this filth-ridding Pokémon in Sparks Fly for Magnemite. They were gumming up the turbines in the powerplant in Gringy City. Grimer and Muk chased Ash, Misty and Brock after a negative comment on how they smelled was made. Magnemite and Magneton chased them off, leaving Ash to capture the Muk making another strong battler.

In the manga

Koga wears a Grimer on his shoulder in the form of a ninja outfit in Pokémon Special. He used it extensively to smother Green, preventing him from breathing.

His daughter, Janine, is later seen with a Grimer. She uses it against Falkner during the Gym Leader faceoff, using its Minimize attack to outwit his Noctowl.

In the TCG

Main article: Grimer (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
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
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
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
Diamond It was born when sludge in a dirty stream was exposed to the moon's X-rays. It appears among filth.
Pearl It was born when sludge in a dirty stream was exposed to the moon's X-rays. It appears among filth.
Platinum {{{platinumdex}}}
HeartGold {{{heartgolddex}}}
SoulSilver {{{soulsilverdex}}}
Generation V
Black {{{blackdex}}}
White {{{whitedex}}}
Black 2 {{{black2dex}}}
White 2 {{{white2dex}}}
Generation VI
X Unknown
Y Unknown

Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Red Blue
Rare (Red)
Common (Blue)
Pokémon Mansion
Blue (Japan)
None Trade
Yellow
Common Pokémon Mansion and Power Plant
Generation II
Gold Silver
Common Routes 16, 17, and 18, Celadon City
Crystal
Common Routes 16, 17, and 18, Celadon City
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Rare (Ruby)
Common (Sapphire)
Fiery Path
Emerald
Rare Fiery Path
FireRed LeafGreen
Rare (FireRed)
Common (LeafGreen)
Pokémon Mansion
Colosseum
None Trade
XD
One Phenac City (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Rare Route 212 (Poké Radar)
Platinum
None Trade
HeartGold SoulSilver
None Trade
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
None
Generation V
Black White
None Trade
Black 2 White 2
None Trade
Dream World
None
Generation VI
X Y
None Trade


In side games

Game Location
Pokémon Snap Cave
Pokémon Pinball: Ruby & Sapphire Cave
Pokémon Trozei! Phobosphere
Endless Level 35
Trozei Battle
Mr. Who's Den
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon Magma Cavern (15F-21F)
Stormy Sea (20F-29F)
Silver Trench (20F-29F)
Wish Cave (80-85F)
Murky Cave (3F-5F)
Joyous Tower (80F-85F)
Far-off Sea (20F-29F)
Marvelous Sea (B20)
Fantasy Strait (B20-B29)
Pokémon Ranger Underground Waterways

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 80
140 - 187 270 - 364
Attack: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Defense: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Sp.Atk: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Def: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Speed: 25
27 - 84 49 - 163
Total: 325   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 40.


Type effectiveness

Under normal battle conditions in Generation V, 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
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting ½×
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug ½×
Ghost
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark
None

In Generation I, the effectiveness of Bug-type moves is 2x.

Learnset

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By leveling up

Generation I
Level Move Type
Start Pound normal
Disable Normal
30 Poison Gas poison
33 Minimize normal
37 Sludge poison
42 Harden Normal
48 Screech Normal
55 Acid Armor Poison
Generation II
Level Move Type
Start Poison Gas poison
Pound normal
5 Harden Normal
10 Disable Normal
16 Sludge poison
23 Minimize normal
31 Screech Normal
40 Acid Armor Poison
50 Sludge Bomb Poison
Generation III
Level Move Type
Start Poison Gas poison
Pound normal
4 Harden Normal
8 Disable Normal
13 Sludge poison
19 Minimize normal
26 Screech Normal
34 Acid Armor Poison
43 Sludge Bomb Poison
53 Memento dark
Generation IV
Level Move Type Cat.
Start Poison Gas poison status
Pound normal physical
4 Harden Normal status
7 Mud Slap Ground Special
12 Disable Normal status
17 Minimize normal status
20 Sludge poison Special
23 Mud Bomb Ground Special
28 Fling dark physical
33 Screech Normal status
36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special
39 Acid Armor Poison status
44 Gunk Shot Poison physical
49 Memento dark status

By TM/HM

Generation I
# Move Type
TM06 Toxic poison
TM08 Body Slam Normal
TM20 Rage Normal
TM21 Mega Drain grass
TM24 Thunderbolt electric
TM25 Thunder electric
TM28 Dig ground
TM31 Mimic Normal
TM32 Double Team Normal
TM34 Bide Normal
TM36 Selfdestruct Normal
TM38 Fire Blast fire
TM44 Rest psychic
TM47 Explosion Normal
TM50 Substitute Normal
Generation II
# Move Type
TM01 DynamicPunch fighting
TM03 Curse unknown
TM06 Toxic poison
TM07 Zap Cannon Electric
TM10 Hidden Power normal
TM11 Sunny Day fire
TM13 Snore normal
TM17 Protect normal
TM18 Rain Dance water
TM19 Giga Drain grass
TM20 Endure Normal
TM21 Frustration normal
TM25 Thunder electric
TM27 Return normal
TM28 Dig ground
TM31 Mud Slap ground
TM32 Double Team Normal
TM33 Ice Punch ice
TM34 Swagger Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk normal
TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison
TM38 Fire Blast fire
TM41 ThunderPunch electric
TM44 Rest psychic
TM45 Attract Normal
TM46 Thief dark
TM48 Fire Punch fire
Generation III
# Move Type
TM06 Toxic poison
TM10 Hidden Power normal
TM11 Sunny Day fire
TM12 Taunt dark
TM17 Protect normal
TM18 Rain Dance water
TM19 Giga Drain grass
TM21 Frustration normal
TM10 Thunderbolt electric
TM25 Thunder electric
TM27 Return normal
TM28 Dig ground
TM32 Double Team Normal
TM34 Shock Wave electric
TM35 Flamethrower fire
TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison
TM38 Fire Blast fire
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock
TM41 Torment dark
TM42 Facade normal
TM43 Secret Power normal
TM44 Rest psychic
TM45 Attract Normal
TM46 Thief dark
Generation IV
# Move Type cat.
TM06 Toxic poison Status
TM10 Hidden Power normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day fire Status
TM12 Taunt dark Status
TM17 Protect normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance water Status
TM19 Giga Drain grass Special
TM21 Frustration normal Physical
TM10 Thunderbolt electric Special
TM25 Thunder electric Special
TM27 Return normal Physical
TM28 Dig ground Physical
TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team Normal Status
TM34 Shock Wave electric Special
TM35 Flamethrower fire Special
TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special
TM38 Fire Blast fire Special
TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical
TM41 Torment dark Status
TM42 Facade normal Physical
TM43 Secret Power normal Physical
TM44 Rest psychic Status
TM45 Attract Normal Status
TM46 Thief dark Physical
TM56 Fling Normal Physical
TM58 Endure Normal Status
TM64 Explosion Normal Physical
TM66 Payback dark Physical
TM78 Captivate Normal Status
TM80 Rock Slide rock Physical
TM82 Sleep Talk Normal Status
TM83 Natural Gift Normal Physical
TM84 Poison Jab poison Physical
TM87 Swagger Normal Status
TM90 Substitute Normal Status
HM04 Strength Normal Physical

By breeding

By tutoring

In Pokémon Crystal only:

In Pokémon FireRed, Pokémon LeafGreen, and Pokémon Emerald:

In Pokémon Emerald only:

Special moves

In Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, Grimer knows Shadow Blitz and Shadow Hold as a Shadow Pokémon, and learns Helping Hand after being purified.

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:EvoChart Box

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Sprites

Gen Game
I Red Blue Yellow Red (Ja) Green Back
Spr 1b 088.png Spr 1y 088.png Spr 1g 088.png Spr b g1 088.png
II Gold Silver Crystal   Back
Spr 2g 088.png Spr 2s 088.png Spr 2c 088.gif Spr b 2g 088.png
Spr 2g 088 s.png Spr 2s 088 s.png Spr 2c 088 s.gif Spr b 2g 088 s.png
III Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen Back
Spr 3r 088.png Spr 3e 088.png Spr 3f 088.png Spr b 3r 088.png
Spr 3r 088 s.png Spr 3e 088 s.png Spr 3f 088 s.png Spr b 3r 088 s.png
IV Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver Back
Spr 4d 088.png Spr 4d 088.png Spr 4h 088.png Spr b 4d 088.png
Spr 4d 088 s.png Spr 4d 088 s.png Spr 4h 088 s.png Spr b 4d 088 s.png
V Black White Black 2 White 2 Back
Spr 5b 088.png Spr 5b 088.png Spr b 5b 088.png
Spr 5b 088 s.png Spr 5b 088 s.png Spr b 5b 088 s.png
Grimer For other sprites and images, please see Grimer images on Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • Grimer and Gastly are the only Pokémon who don't change weight during evolution.
  • in Pokémon Stadium 2, Grimer was black instead of purple.

Origin

It appears to be a pile of living sludge.

Name origin

Grimer's name seems to be a corruption of grime, dirt. Its Japanese name may be derived from べとべと betobeto and べたべた betabeta, both meaning sticky. The German name, Sleima, sounds like "Slimer", a slimy ghost from Ghostbusters.

In other languages

  • German: Sleima
  • French: Tadmorv - From tas de morve, meaning heap of mucous.
  • Korean: 질퍽이 Jilpeogi

External links

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