Grimer (Fossil 48)

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Grimer LV.17
ベトベター Betbeter
Illus. Mitsuhiro Arita
Evolution stage Basic Pokémon
Card name Grimer
Type Grass
Hit Points 50
retreat cost
English expansion Fossil
Rarity Common
English card no. 48/62
Japanese expansion Mystery of the Fossils
Japanese rarity Common
Card GB set Laboratory
Card GB ID D07
Card GB 2 set Island of Fossil
Card GB 2 ID C12
Expansion Legendary Collection
Rarity Common
English card no. 78/110
For more information on this Pokémon's species, see Grimer.

Grimer (Japanese: ベトベター Betbeter) is a Grass-type Basic Pokémon card. It was first released as part of the Fossil expansion.

Card text

Colorless Nasty Goo
Flip a coin. If heads, the Defending Pokémon is now Paralyzed.
Grass Minimize
All damage done by attacks to Grimer during your opponent's next turn is reduced by 20 (after applying Weakness and Resistance).

Pokédex data

Grimer - Sludge Pokémon
No. Height Weight
088 2'11" (0.9 m) 66 lbs. (30 kg)
Pokédex entry
Appears in filthy areas. Thrives by sucking up polluted sludge that is pumped out of factories.

Release information

This card was included in the Fossil expansion, first released in the Japanese Mystery of the Fossils expansion. It was later reprinted in the Legendary Collection expansion.



Minimize is a move in the Pokémon games that Grimer can learn. This card's English Pokédex entry comes from Pokémon Red and Blue, whereas the Japanese entry comes from Pokémon Red and Green.

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