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Grimsley
ギーマ Giima
Black White Grimsley.png
Art from Black and White
Gender Male
Eye color Blue
Hair color Blue
Hometown Unknown
Region Unova
Trainer class Elite Four
Generation V
Games Black and White
Black 2 and White 2
Elite Four of Pokémon League (Unova)
Specializes in Dark types

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

In the games

In Pokémon Black and White, 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 habit.

Pokémon

Pokémon Black and White

Initial battle (pre-National Pokédex)


Rematch (post-National Pokédex)


Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Initial battle (Normal Mode)


Initial battle (Challenge Mode)


Rematch (Normal Mode)


Rematch (Challenge Mode)


Quotes

Pokémon Black and White

Initial battle
  •  Before battle
"Man oh man... What is going on today? Challengers coming one right after another. Well, no matter. I am Grimsley of the Elite Four, and I will fulfill my duty to be your opponent."
  •  During battle (the first non-KO hit)
"I never thought you would use that move... Not a bad choice at all."
  • After sending out last Pokémon
"Good, good... But I will never retreat from any battle."
  • During battle (less than half HP)
"Even in this situation, there must be a way to triumph!"
  • When defeated
"If somebody wins a battle, then, without doubt, someone else has lost the battle. That's the way of battle. A real warrior doesn't dash off in pursuit of the next victory, nor throw a fit when experiencing a loss. A real warrior ponders the next battle."
  • After being defeated
"Whether or not you get to fight at full strength, whether or not luck smiles on you--none of that matters. Only results matter. And a loss is a loss. See, victory shines like a bright light. And right now, you and your Pokémon are shining brilliantly."
  • General afterword
"Now, I'm nothing more than the guy who lost... Nothing more, nothing less. Sigh... You should take that strength and test it against the rest of the Elite Four."
  • If defeated last
"Astonishing! You have defeated every member of the Pokémon League's Elite Four. But it isn't over yet. There is one more opponent against whom you must prove your strength. The pinnacle of the Pokémon League, the Champion, Alder... Or, perhaps, that man called N has defeated him and taken his title. I don't know which one you will face, but check the statue in the central plaza, and continue to the final room."
Rematch
  • Before battle
"Life is a serious battle, and you have to use the tools you're given. It's more important to master the cards you're holding than to complain about the ones your opponents were dealt. Let us begin. And may the best Trainer win! Contests like this are proof that you are really living..."
  • During battle (the first non-KO hit)
"You use the move here... It's good. It's fascinating."
  • After sending out last Pokémon
"Well... I've never withdrawn from any battles."
  • During battle (less than half HP)
"Even in this situation, there must be a way...to win."
  • When defeated
"If somebody wins, the person who fought against that person will lose. That's battle. A good contender just seeks the next victory without bragging after winning, and without getting upset after losing."
  • After being defeated
"There are bad ways to win-- and good ways to lose. What's interesting and troubling is that it's not always clear which is which. A flipped coin doesn't always land heads or tails. Sometimes it may never land at all..."
  • General afterword
"Excellent! The nice thing about Pokémon battles is they teach the loser something, as well. That said... You should take that strength and test it against the rest of the Elite Four!"
  • If defeated last
"Astonishing! You have defeated every member of the Pokémon League's Elite Four. But it isn't over yet. There is one more opponent against whom you must prove your strength. Check the statue in the central plaza, and continue to the final room."

Sprites

Spr BW Grimsley.png Spr B2W2 Grimsley.png VSGrimsley.png Grimsley OD.png
Grimsley's sprite from
Black and White
Grimsley's sprite from
Black 2 and White 2
Grimsley's VS sprite from
Generation V
Grimsley's overworld sprite from
Generation V


In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Grimsley in the Pokémon Adventures manga

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 construction worker falls into a hole created by the Drilbur, Grimsley realizes that the person is an imposter in disguise (due to him telling the workers not to go on the side they were playing the game on) and battles him. Grimsley wins and removes the imposter's disguise, revealing the person to be a Team Plasma Grunt. He then explains 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, which leads to Grimsley deciding to bind up the Plasma Grunt and leaves a card telling to punish him.

Pokémon

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

Grimsley's Bisharp
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.

Bisharp's only known move is Fury Cutter.

Debut Sandstorm

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

In the Pokémon BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder manga

Grimsley in Pokémon 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.

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 shade and red of them are a reference to the colors of the roulette.[1]
  • Grimsley uses a male Scrafty upon battling him the first time. It is then replaced with a female Scrafty upon battling him a second time.
    • Notably, Sharpedo, who is in Scrafty's slot in subsequent battles, is the only male Pokémon on Grimsley's team, meaning that only the first Pokémon in Grimsley's party is male while the rest are female.
  • Grimsley's Liepard is the only Pokémon without a unique type combination, as well as being the only one who isn't dual-typed, in the first match against him.
  • Grimsley is the only member of the Unova Elite Four not to appear outside the Pokémon League.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ギーマ Giima From ギーマ (gīma), Vaccinium wrightii. Also from 魔 (ma), "devil" or "evil influence" and/or ブギーマン (bugīman), "boogeyman".
English Grimsley From the word "grim," "grimace," or possibly even "grime." The "sley" in his name may likely represent the word "sly."
French Pieris From the genus Pieris.
German Astor Possibly from the genus Aster or the family Asteraceae.
Italian Mirton Possibly from the genus Myrtus, as Mirto is made from myrtle.
Spanish Aza From Azalea. May also be derived from azar, chance.
Korean 블래리 Blarry From blackberry.


References

  1. ShellSpider's blog entry


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