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Grimsley

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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 Trainer
Generation V
Games Black and White
Elite Four of Pokémon League (Unova)
Specializes in Template:Type2s

Grimsley (Japanese: ギーマ Giima) is a master Template:Type2 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 has fallen into ruin. As such, he has developed a gambling habit.

Pokémon

Battle one (pre-National Pokédex)


Battle two (post-National Pokédex)


Quotes

Pokémon Black and White

Initial fight
  • 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 (initial nonlethal strike)
"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 (initial nonlethal strike)
"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 VSGrimsley.png
Grimsley's sprite from
Generation V
Grimsley's VS sprite from
Generation V


Trivia

  • Grimsley's appearance seems to be inspired by vampires, backed up by his ominous candlelit room, styled with influence from vampire backdrop such as Bram Stoker's Dracula. It also maybe inspired by Gaston Leroux's Phantom of the Opera.
    • His clothing predominantly features red and black, the colors of roulette. This may be a reference to his gambling habits.
  • 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 Bisharp is underleveled in the first match against him; Pawniard does not evolve until level 52.
  • Grimsley's Liepard is the only Pokémon without a unique type combination in the first match against him.
  • Grimsley's Liepard is his only Pokémon that isn't dual-typed.
  • None of Grimsley's Pokémon use Special moves.
  • 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 or possibly grime.
French Pieris From 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.


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