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Grimer (Pokémon)

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Dewgong #087: Dewgong
Pokémon
#089: Muk Muk
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
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Indeterminate group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
1
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 Template:Type2 Pokémon.

It evolves into Muk starting at level 38.

Biology

Physiology

Grimer is a purple pile of poisonous sludge. It has saucer-like eyes and a gray mouth. Grimer may be distantly related to Koffing, another Pokémon that is associated 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 Template:Type2 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 power plant in Gringey 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.

Dawn temporarily trained a Grimer in Camping It Up!.

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 It was born when sludge in a dirty stream was exposed to the moon's X-rays. It appears among filth.
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
Rare Route 212 (Poké Radar)
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
Red/Blue Rescue Team
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 Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time/Darkness
Waterfall Cave (B1-B8)
Pokémon Ranger Underground Waterways

Held items

Game Items
Gold, Silver, and Crystal Nugget (8%)
Berry (trade from Generation I)
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald Nugget (5%)
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum Nugget (5%)

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
Notes:

Learnset

Template:Learnset intro

By leveling up

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Special moves

Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness
Shadow moves Level 23+ Purified moves
Shadow Blitz Shadow Box XD 088.png Helping Hand Normal
Shadow Hold Shadow Sludge Bomb Poison
-- Shadow Punch Ghost
-- Minimize Normal

Side game data

Template:Side game

Evolution

Template:Evobox/1

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.png Spr b 2g 088.png
Spr 2g 088 s.png Spr 2s 088 s.png Spr 2c 088 s.png 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 Sparks Fly for Magnemite, Grimer's anime debut, Grimer had a very strong odor that made most people around the Grimer to cover their noses form the smell. However, in recent 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.
  • In recent 3D games, Grimer is black instead of purple.
  • Grimer is the only Pokémon to learn Shadow Punch through breeding. Coincidentally, Grimer and Muk are the only non-Template:Type2 Pokémon to learn this move.

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 - a tweaking of Schleim (slime)
  • French: Tadmorv - From tas de morve (heap of mucus).
  • Korean: 질퍽이 Jilpeogi

External links

Notes


Dewgong #087: Dewgong
Pokémon
#089: Muk Muk
Project Pokédex logo.png This Pokémon article is part of Project Pokédex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each Pokémon as a species.