Grimer (Pokémon)

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Dewgong #087: Dewgong
Pokémon
#089: Muk Muk
Grimer
Sludge Pokémon
ベトベター
Betbeter
#088
Grimer
Grimer
Alolan Grimer
Alolan Grimer



Images on the Bulbagarden Archives
Types
Poison Unknown
Grimer
Poison Dark
Alolan Grimer
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Unknown Unknown
Abilities
Stench or Sticky Hold
Grimer
Poison Touch or Gluttony
Alolan Grimer
Cacophony
Poison Touch
Grimer Hidden Ability
Power of Alchemy
Alolan Grimer Hidden Ability
Cacophony
Alolan Grimer
Cacophony
Gender ratio
Unknown
50% male, 50% female
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Breeding
Egg Group
Amorphous
Hatch time
5140 - 5396 steps
Height
2'11" 0.9 m
Grimer
2'04" 0.7 m
Alolan Grimer
0'0" 0 m
{{{form3}}}
0'0" 0 m
{{{form4}}}
Weight
66.1 lbs. 30.0 kg
Grimer
92.6 lbs. 42.0 kg
Alolan Grimer
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form3}}}
0 lbs. 0 kg
{{{form4}}}
Mega Stone
Regional numbers
Pokédex
#088
Kanto
#117
Johto
#111
Hoenn
#000
Sinnoh
#064
Unova
#000
Kalos
#050
Alola
Not in any regional Pokédex
Browser
R-087
Fiore
R-000
Almia

Oblivia
Not in any Browser
Base experience yield
90
Gen. I-IV
Unknown
IV
65
V+
Leveling rate
Medium Fast
EV yield
Total: 1
Grimer
1
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Alolan Grimer
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
0
HP
0
Atk
0
Def
0
Sp.Atk
0
Sp.Def
0
Speed
Body style
Body04.png BodyUnknown.png
Alolan Grimer
Footprint
F088.png None.png
Alolan Grimer
Pokédex color
Purple
Other forms may have other colors.
Base friendship
70
External Links

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

It evolves into Muk starting at level 38.

In Alola, Grimer has a regional variant that is Poison/Dark. It evolves into Alolan Muk starting at level 38.

Biology

Grimer is a slimy, amorphous blob-like Pokémon, made of living purple sludge. Its body contains a variety of pungent bacteria, which are so potent that it renders soil barren and incapable of supporting plant life. It has two large eyes with beady pupils, and a gaping mouth with a grey tongue. While it lacks any visible legs, it does have two arms with three digits on each hand. It is constantly oozing; endlessly leaking a bacteria-rich fluid from all parts of its body. Pieces of it often breaks off during travel, and from these pieces new Grimer will begin to grow. When combined with another Grimer, it produces new poisonous compounds.

Due to its lack of a solid form, it is capable of squeezing into any space or crevices with relative ease. It uses this to penetrate sewage pipes so that it may feed off of the filthy waste water inside. It happily consumes and thrives off nearly any form of waste or refuse. It can be found in polluted lakes and streams, as well as within cities and factories where trash and industrial waste can be found.

Grimer was brought to Alola to deal with the excess waste generated by the region's increased population. However, with little liquid sludge to feed on, it took to eating solid garbage instead; this steady diet of trash caused its form to change. This variant's body is green with a line of yellow sludge along its lower lip. It also has two "teeth" in its upper jaw; these are actually crystallized toxins formed from the garbage that Grimer has been eating. It is not known how to break down these toxic crystals, but direct contact with them is known to be dangerous. Lethal poisons leak out of Grimer's body when these crystals fall out. Grimer is perpetually hungry and must constantly eat trash; if none is readily available, it will eat other manufactured products instead. Because it stores its toxins inside its body, Alolan Grimer does not produce a foul stench like the standard version.

In the anime

In the main series

Grimer in the anime

Major appearances

In Pokémon Scent-sation!, Celadon City Gym Leader Erika told a story about when she 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 his friends first encountered Grimer in Sparks Fly for Magnemite. A Muk and a large group of angry Grimer were gumming up the turbines in the power plant in Gringey City, causing a city-wide power loss.

Dawn temporarily trained a Grimer in Camping It Up!.

Minor appearances

A Grimer was among the Pokémon controlled by Cassidy and Butch in Pikachu Re-Volts.

Four Grimer appear in a flashback in The Joy of Water Pokémon as former inhabitants of Lake Lucid before becoming the clean lake it is now.

Pokédex entries

Episode Pokémon Source Entry
EP030 Grimer Ash's Pokédex Grimer, a Sludge Pokémon. Born from sludge, these Pokémon specialize in sludge attacks.
This concludes the entries from the original series.
Episode Pokémon Source Entry
DP088 Grimer Dawn's Pokédex Grimer, the Sludge Pokémon. It was born when sludge in a dirty stream was exposed to X-rays from the moon.
This concludes the entries from the Diamond & Pearl series.

In Pokémon Generations

A Grimer made an appearance in The Lake of Rage, under the ownership of a Team Rocket Grunt.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Koga wears a Grimer on his shoulder in the form of a ninja outfit in Go for the Golbat. He used it extensively to smother Blue, preventing him from breathing and restrict his movement so that he would be unable to call on his Pokémon. He again used it in the battle with the evil Elite Four Agatha, to little effect.

In A Flaaffy Kerfuffle, a Grimer appeared as one of the Pokémon in Professor Oak's fantasy when he explains that Trainers should only have six Pokémon with them.

Koga's 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.

A Grimer was one of the Pokémon sent to help the fight in Ilex Forest in The Last Battle XIII.

In the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga

Koga owns a Grimer in the Pokémon Pocket Monsters manga.

In the TCG

Main article: Grimer (TCG)

Game data

Pokédex entries

Grimer

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
Platinum
HeartGold As it moves, it loses bits of its body from which new Grimer emerge. This worsens the stench around it.
SoulSilver Wherever Grimer has passed, so many germs are left behind that no plants will ever grow again.
Generation V
Black It was born when sludge in a dirty stream was exposed to the moon's X-rays. It appears among filth.
White
Black 2 Born from sludge, these Pokémon now gather in polluted places and increase the bacteria in their bodies.
White 2
Generation VI
X Sludge exposed to X-rays from the moon transformed into Grimer. It loves feeding on filthy things.
Y Appears in filthy areas. It thrives by sucking up polluted sludge that is pumped out of factories.
Omega 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.
Alpha 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.
Generation VII
Sun Its main source of food is the slimy industrial waste of factories. This Pokémon's numbers have been decreasing in recent years.
Moon It was born from sludge transformed by exposure to X-rays from the moon. When its internal load of germs decreases, it dies.

Alolan Grimer

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation VII.
Generation VII
Sun A Grimer, which had been brought in to solve a problem with garbage, developed over time into this form.
Moon The crystals on Grimer's body are lumps of toxins. If one falls off, lethal poisons leak out.

Game locations

Generation I
Red Blue
Pokémon Mansion
Blue (Japan)
Pokémon Mansion
Yellow
Pokémon Mansion, Power Plant
Generation II
Gold Silver
Routes 16, 17, and 18
Celadon City (Surfing)
Crystal
Routes 16, 17, and 18
Celadon City (Surfing)
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire
Fiery Path
Emerald
Fiery Path
FireRed LeafGreen
Pokémon Mansion
Celadon City (Super Rod)
Colosseum
Trade
XD
Phenac City (Shadow)
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl
Route 212 (Poké Radar)
Platinum
Route 212 (Poké Radar)
HeartGold SoulSilver
Routes 16, 17, and 18, Safari Zone
Celadon City, Safari Zone (Surfing)
Pal Park
Field
Pokéwalker
Town Outskirts
Generation V
Black White
Trade
Black 2 White 2
Castelia Sewers (walking, surfing/fishingSpringSummer)
Dream World
Dream Park
Generation VI
X Y
Breed Muk
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Fiery Path
Generation VII
Sun Moon
Route 1, Hau'oli City, Malie City

In side games

Generation I
Snap
Cave
Pinball
Cinnabar Island
Generation II
This Pokémon is unavailable in Generation II side games.
Generation III
Pinball: R&S
Cave (Both Fields)
Trozei!
Phobosphere, Endless Level 35, Trozei Battle, Mr. Who's Den
MD Red MD Blue
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)
Ranger
Waterworks
Generation IV
MD Time MD Darkness
Waterfall Cave (B1-B8)
MD Sky
Waterfall Cave (B1-B8)
Rumble
Eternal Tower (Normal Mode A)
Generation V
Rumble Blast
Cave: Everspring Valley
Rumble U
Melodious Woodland: Major Clean-Up
Generation VI
Battle Trozei
Safari Jungle: Stage 1Fr
Shuffle
Albens Town: Stage 231
Rumble World
Dark Land: Forgotten Forest (All Areas)

Held items

Game Held Item(s)
Red* Blue* Berry (100%)
Yellow*
Gold Silver Nugget Nugget (8%)
Crystal
Ruby Sapphire Nugget Nugget (5%)
Emerald
Diamond Pearl Nugget Nugget (5%)
Platinum
HeartGold SoulSilver Nugget Nugget (5%)
Black 2 White 2 Black Sludge Black Sludge (5%)
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Black Sludge Black Sludge (5%)

Stats

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.


  • Alolan Grimer has the same stats as a regular Grimer.

Pokéathlon stats

Speed
1/1
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
2/2 ★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
12/14 ★★

Type effectiveness

Grimer

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

Alolan Grimer

Under normal battle conditions in Generation VI, this Pokémon is:
Damaged
normally by:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Weak to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Immune to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Resistant to:
Normal
Fighting
Flying
Poison ½×
Ground
Rock
Bug
Ghost ½×
Steel
Fire
Water
Grass ½×
Electric
Psychic
Ice
Dragon
Dark ½×
Fairy
None
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Grimer
Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Pound Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Poison Gas Poison Status 0000 09090% 40
044 Harden Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
077 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100100% 10
1212 Disable Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
1515 Sludge Poison Special 06565 100100% 20
1818 Mud Bomb Ground Special 06565 08585% 10
2121 Minimize Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
2626 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100100% 10
2929 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100100% 10
3232 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100100% 10
3737 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
4040 Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120120 08080% 5
4343 Acid Armor Poison Status 0000 00——% 20
4646 Belch Poison Special 120120 09090% 10
4848 Memento Dark Status 0000 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Grimer
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Grimer
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations
Alolan Grimer
Generation VII
Other generations:
None
 Level   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP
011 Pound Normal Physical 04040 100100% 35
011 Poison Gas Poison Status 0000 09090% 40
044 Harden Normal Status 0000 00——% 30
077 Bite Dark Physical 06060 100100% 25
1212 Disable Normal Status 0000 100100% 20
1515 Acid Spray Poison Special 04040 100100% 20
1818 Poison Fang Poison Physical 05050 100100% 15
2121 Minimize Normal Status 0000 00——% 10
2626 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100100% 10
2929 Knock Off Dark Physical 06565 100100% 20
3232 Crunch Dark Physical 08080 100100% 15
3737 Screech Normal Status 0000 08585% 40
4040 Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120120 08080% 5
4343 Acid Armor Poison Status 0000 00——% 20
4646 Belch Poison Special 120120 09090% 10
4848 Memento Dark Status 0000 100100% 10
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Grimer
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Grimer

By TM/HM

Grimer
Generation VII
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV - V - VI
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM09Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM11Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM12Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM18Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM21Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM24Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM25Bag TM Electric VI Sprite.png TM25 Thunder Electric Special 110110 070}}70% 10
TM27Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM30Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM34Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM34 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10
TM35Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM36Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM38Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM39Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM41Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM56Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM64Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM64 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
TM66Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM80Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM83Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM83 Infestation Bug Special 02020 100}}100% 20
TM84Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
TM88Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Grimer
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Grimer
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations
Alolan Grimer
Generation VII
Other generations:
None
   TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
TM06Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM06 Toxic Poison Status 0000 090}}90% 10
TM09Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 10
TM10Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM11Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM12Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM12 Taunt Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 20
TM17Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM17 Protect Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM18Bag TM Water VI Sprite.png TM18 Rain Dance Water Status 0000 00—}}—% 5
TM21Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM27Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM27 Return Normal Physical 0000 100}}100% 20
TM30Bag TM Ghost VI Sprite.png TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 08080 100}}100% 15
TM32Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM32 Double Team Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 15
TM34Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM34 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10
TM35Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 09090 100}}100% 15
TM36Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
TM38Bag TM Fire VI Sprite.png TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 110110 085}}85% 5
TM39Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 06060 095}}95% 15
TM41Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM41 Torment Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM42Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM42 Facade Normal Physical 07070 100}}100% 20
TM44Bag TM Psychic VI Sprite.png TM44 Rest Psychic Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM45Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM45 Attract Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM46Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM46 Thief Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 25
TM48Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM48 Round Normal Special 06060 100}}100% 15
TM56Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM56 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
TM59Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM59 Brutal Swing Dark Physical 06060 100}}100% 20
TM60Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM60 Quash Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM63Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM63 Embargo Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 15
TM64Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM64 Explosion Normal Physical 250250 100}}100% 5
TM66Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM66 Payback Dark Physical 05050 100}}100% 10
TM69Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM69 Rock Polish Rock Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
TM71Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM71 Stone Edge Rock Physical 100100 080}}80% 5
TM80Bag TM Rock VI Sprite.png TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 07575 090}}90% 10
TM83Bag TM Bug VI Sprite.png TM83 Infestation Bug Special 02020 100}}100% 20
TM84Bag TM Poison VI Sprite.png TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 08080 100}}100% 20
TM87Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM87 Swagger Normal Status 0000 090}}90% 15
TM88Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM88 Sleep Talk Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM90Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM90 Substitute Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 10
TM95Bag TM Dark VI Sprite.png TM95 Snarl Dark Special 05555 095}}95% 15
XTM100Bag TM Normal VI Sprite.png TM100 Confide Normal Status 0000 00—}}—% 20
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Grimer
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Grimer

By breeding

Grimer
Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
GulpinSwalotEelektrik Acid Spray Poison Special 40 100% 20
GastlyHaunterGengarShuppetBanetteDuskull
DusclopsDusknoirSpiritombYamaskCofagrigusLitwick
LampentPhantumpTrevenant
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
KoffingWeezingYamaskCofagrigus Haze Ice Status —% 30
RaltsKirliaGardevoirLitwickLampent Imprison Psychic Status —% 10
GastlyHaunterGengar Lick Ghost Physical 30 100% 30
GastlyHaunterGengarMisdreavusDuskullDusclops
DusknoirYamaskCofagrigus
Mean Look Normal Status —% 5
CofagrigusPumpkabooGourgeist Scary Face Normal Status 100% 10
HaunterGengarDusclopsDusknoir Shadow Punch Ghost Physical 60 —% 20
ShuppetBanetteDuskullDusclopsDusknoirSpiritomb
PumpkabooGourgeistMimikyu
Shadow Sneak Ghost Physical 40 100% 30
GulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim Spit Up Normal Special 100% 10
GulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim Stockpile Normal Status —% 20
GulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim Swallow Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Grimer in Generation VI
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Grimer in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Grimer
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Grimer
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations
Alolan Grimer
Generation VII
Other generations:
None
 Parent   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
KoffingWeezing Assurance Dark Physical 60 100% 10
KoffingWeezingSlugmaMagcargo Clear Smog Poison Special 50 —% 15
GastlyHaunterGengarShuppetBanetteDuskull
DusclopsDusknoirSpiritombYamaskCofagrigusLitwick
LampentPhantumpTrevenant
Curse Ghost Status —% 10
RaltsKirliaGardevoirLitwickLampent Imprison Psychic Status —% 10
GastlyHaunterGengarMisdreavusDuskullDusclops
DusknoirYamaskCofagrigus
Mean Look Normal Status —% 5
DuskullDusclopsDusknoir Pursuit Dark Physical 40 100% 20
CofagrigusPumpkabooGourgeist Scary Face Normal Status 100% 10
ShuppetBanetteDuskullDusclopsDusknoirSpiritomb
PumpkabooGourgeistMimikyu
Shadow Sneak Ghost Physical 40 100% 30
GastlyHaunterGengarMisdreavusMismagiusShuppet
BanetteSpiritomb
Spite Ghost Status 100% 10
GulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim Spit Up Normal Special 100% 10
GulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim Stockpile Normal Status —% 20
GulpinSwalotDrifloonDrifblim Swallow Normal Status —% 10
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Grimer in Generation VI
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Grimer in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Grimer
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Grimer

By tutoring

Generation VII
Other generations:
II - III - IV - V - VI
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
This Pokémon learns no moves by tutoring.
  • A black or white abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Grimer can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Grimer cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Grimer
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution or alternate form of Grimer
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Side game data

Pokémon Pinball
Pin088.png Pinani088.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Pinball RS
PinRS088.png PinRSani088.png
Acquisition: Catch
Pokémon Trozei!
Trozeiani088.png
Rarity: Common
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Red Rescue Team and Blue Rescue Team
MDP088.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 12.2%
Friend Area: Poison Swamp
Phrases
51%-100% HP I'll attack with Sludge! Hahaha!
26%-50% HP My HP's down to half. It's no laughing matter!
1%-25% HP I'm beat... Sink me in a sea of sludge...
Level up Leveled up! Hahaha!
Pokémon Mystery Dungeon
Explorers of Time, Explorers of Darkness, and Explorers of Sky
MDP088.png Body size: 1
Recruit rate: 6.4%
IQ group: G
Pokémon Ranger
Group:
Poison
Poké Assist: Poison PA.png
Poison
Field move: None
Loops: 5 Min. exp.: 27 Max. exp.: 39
Browser entry
Grimer hurls blobs of sludge. Also beware of the sludge trail it leaves behind.
Pokémon Rumble
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●
Pokémon Rumble Blast
Attack ●●
Defense ●●
Speed ●●
Pokémon Battle Trozei
Poison
Attack Power: ★★★★

BT088.png

Pokémon Shuffle
None.png
Poison
None.png Attack Power: 50 - 70 Raise Max Level.png 0

#325
Shuffle088.png

Crowd Control
The more Grimer in the puzzle area, the more damage.


Pokémon GO
GO088.png Base Stamina: 160 Base Attack: 124 Base Defense: 110
Egg Distance: 5 km Evolution Requirement: GO Candy.png 50
Fast Attacks: Poison Jab*, Acid*, Mud-Slap
Special Attacks: Sludge, Mud Bomb, Sludge Bomb

Evolution

Grimer

088Grimer.png
Unevolved
Grimer
 Poison 
Rare Candy
Level 38
089Muk.png
First evolution
Muk
 Poison 

Alolan Grimer

088Grimer-Alola.png
Unevolved
Grimer
 Poison  Dark 
Rare Candy
Level 38
089Muk-Alola.png
First evolution
Muk
 Poison  Dark 

Sprites

Generation I
Red Blue Yellow Red Green
Spr 1b 088.png Spr b g1 088.png Spr 1y 088.png Spr b g1 088.png Spr 1g 088.png Spr b g1 088.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation II
Gold Silver Crystal
Spr 2g 088.png Spr b 2g 088.png Spr 2s 088.png Spr b 2g 088.png Spr 2c 088.png Spr b 2c 088.png
Spr 2g 088 s.png Spr b 2g 088 s.png Spr 2s 088 s.png Spr b 2g 088 s.png Spr 2c 088 s.png Spr b 2c 088 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation III
Ruby Sapphire Emerald FireRed LeafGreen
Spr 3r 088.png Spr b 3r 088.png Spr 3e 088.png Spr b 3r 088.png Spr 3f 088.png Spr b 3f 088.png
Spr 3r 088 s.png Spr b 3r 088 s.png Spr 3e 088 s.png Spr b 3r 088 s.png Spr 3f 088 s.png Spr b 3f 088 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation IV
Diamond Pearl Platinum HeartGold SoulSilver
Spr 4d 088.png Spr b 4d 088.png Spr 4d 088.png Spr b 4d 088.png Spr 4h 088.png Spr b 4h 088.png
Spr 4d 088 s.png Spr b 4d 088 s.png Spr 4d 088 s.png Spr b 4d 088 s.png Spr 4h 088 s.png Spr b 4d 088 s.png
Front Back Front Back Front Back
Generation V
Black White Black 2 White 2
Spr 5b 088.png Spr b 5b 088.png Spr 5b 088.png Spr b 5b 088.png
Spr 5b 088 s.png Spr b 5b 088 s.png Spr 5b 088 s.png Spr b 5b 088 s.png
Front Back Front Back
Generation VI
X Y Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire
Spr 6x 088.png Spr b 6x 088.png Spr 6x 088.png Spr b 6x 088.png
Spr 6x 088 s.png Spr b 6x 088 s.png Spr 6x 088 s.png Spr b 6x 088 s.png
Front Back Front Back
088MS.png For other sprites and images, please see Grimer images on the Bulbagarden Archives.

Trivia

  • In Sparks Fly for Magnemite, Grimer's anime debut, Grimer had a very strong odor that made most people around the Grimer cover their noses from 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.
  • Grimer shares similar traits to Koffing and Trubbish. All three Pokémon are pure Poison-types with a single evolution, roughly the same base stat totals and evolution levels, and appear to be based on a different kind of pollution; Grimer being water pollution.

Origin

It appears to be a pile of living sludge. Grimer 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.

Name origin

Grimer is derived from grime (dirt or filth).

Betbeter may be derived from べとべと betobeto and べたべた betabeta, both meaning sticky.

In other languages

Language Title Meaning
Japan Flag.png Japanese ベトベター Betbeter From べとべと betobeto and べたべた betabeta, both meaning sticky
France Flag.png French Tadmorv From tas de morve
Spain Flag.png Spanish Grimer Same as English name
Germany Flag.png German Sleima From Schleim
Italy Flag.png Italian Grimer Same as English name
South Korea Flag.png Korean 질퍽이 Jilpeogi From 질퍽하다 Jilpeoghada
Hong Kong Flag.png Cantonese Chinese 爛泥獸 Laahnnàihsau Means "Ooze beast"
China and Taiwan Flags.png Mandarin Chinese 臭泥 Chòuní Means "Foul sludge"


External links


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Pokémon
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