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When [[Celadon City]] Gym Leader [[Erika]] was a youngster, she got lost one day and ran into a Grimer. However, a {{p|Gloom}} chased the Grimer off and saved her.
 
When [[Celadon City]] Gym Leader [[Erika]] was a youngster, she got lost one day and ran into a Grimer. However, a {{p|Gloom}} chased the Grimer off and saved her.
   
[[Ash]] and co. first encountered this flith-ridding Pokémon in [[EP030]]. They were gumming up the turbines in the powerplant in Gringy City. Grimer and {{p|Muk}} chased Ash, [[Misty]] and [[Brock]] after a negative comment on how they smelled was made. {{p|Magnemite}} and {{p|Magneton}} chased them off, leaving Ash to capture the Muk.
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[[Ash]] and co. first encountered this flith-ridding Pokémon in [[EP030]]. They were gumming up the turbines in the powerplant in Gringy City. Grimer and {{p|Muk}} chased Ash, [[Misty]] and [[Brock]] after a negative comment on how they smelled was made. {{p|Magnemite}} and {{p|Magneton}} chased them off, leaving Ash to capture the [[Ash's Muk|Muk]].
   
 
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Revision as of 19:12, 21 March 2007

000 #{{{prevnum}}}: Dewgong
Pokémon
#{{{nextnum}}}: Muk 000
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
Sinnoh
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Regional Browser numbers
Height
2'11"
Imperial
0.9 m
Metric
Weight
66.1 lbs.
Imperial
30 kg
Metric
Dex color
Purple
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Body style
BodyUnknown.png
Footprint
 F088.png 
Gender ratio
Genderless
Breeding
Indeterminate group 1 cycles
(255 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
0
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 Poison-type Pokémon.

Biology

Physiology

Grimer is a purple pile of poisonous sludge.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Grimer (As well as Muk) emit a very pungent, disgusting smell.

Behavior

Habitat

Diet

Main article: Pokémon food

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 flith-ridding Pokémon in EP030. They were gumming up the turbines in the powerplant in Gringy 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.

Pokédex entries

Pokémon Red and Blue
Appears in filthy areas. Thrives by sucking up polluted sludge that is pumped out of factories.
Pokémon Yellow
Made of hardened sludge. It smells too putrid to touch. Even weeds won't grow in its path.
Pokémon Gold
As it moves, it loses bits of its body from which new Grimer emerge. This worsens the stench around it.
Pokémon Silver
Wherever Grimer has passed, so many germs are left behind that no plants will ever grow again.
Pokémon Crystal
When two of these Pokémon's bodies are combined together, new poisons are created.
Pokémon 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.
Pokémon 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.
Pokémon Emerald
Born from polluted sludge in the sea, Grimer's favorite food is anything filthy. They feed on wastewater pumped out from factories.
Pokémon FireRed
Sludge exposed to X rays from the moon transformed into Grimer. It loves feeding on filthy things.
Pokémon LeafGreen
Appears in filthy areas. It thrives by sucking up polluted sludge that is pumped out of factories.

Game locations

In side games

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
80
140 - 187 270 - 364
80
76 - 145 148 - 284
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
40
40 - 101 76 - 196
50
49 - 112 94 - 218
25
27 - 84 49 - 163
Total:
325
Other Pokémon with this total
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and (if applicable) a hindering nature.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.
  • 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

In Generation I, the effectiveness of Bug-type moves is 200.

Learnset

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By leveling up

Game Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV
Start Pound
Disable
Poison Gas
Pound
Poison Gas
Pound
Poison Gas
Pound
4     Harden Harden
5   Harden    
7       Mud Slap
8     Disable  
10   Disable    
12       Disable
13     Sludge  
16   Sludge    
17       Minimize
19     Minimize  
20       Sludge
23   Minimize   Mud Bomb
26     Screech  
28       Hurl
30 Poison Gas      
31   Screech    
33 Minimize     Screech
34     Acid Armor  
36       Sludge Bomb
37 Sludge      
39       Acid Armor
40   Acid Armor    
42 Harden      
43     Sludge Bomb  
44       Dust Shoot
48 Screech      
49       Memento
50   Sludge Bomb    
53     Memento  
55 Acid Armor      

By TM/HM

Game Generation I Generation II Generation III Generation IV
TM01   Dynamicpunch    
TM03   Curse    
TM06 Toxic Toxic Toxic Toxic
TM07   Zap Cannon    
TM08 Body Slam      
TM10   Hidden Power Hidden Power Hidden Power
TM11   Sunny Day Sunny Day Sunny Day
TM12     Taunt Taunt
TM13   Snore    
TM17   Protect Protect Protect
TM18   Rain Dance Rain Dance Rain Dance
TM19   Giga Drain Giga Drain Giga Drain
TM20 Rage Endure    
TM21 Mega Drain Frustration Frustration Frustration
TM24 Thunderbolt   Thunderbolt Thunderbolt
TM25 Thunder Thunder Thunder Thunder
TM27   Return Return Return
TM28 Dig Dig Dig Dig
TM30       Shadow Ball
TM31 Mimic Mud Slap    
TM32 Double Team Double Team Double Team Double Team
TM33   Ice Punch    
TM34 Bide Swagger Shock Wave Shock Wave
TM35   Sleep Talk Flamethrower Flamethrower
TM36 Selfdestruct Sludge Bomb Sludge Bomb Sludge Bomb
TM38 Fire Blast Fire Blast Fire Blast Fire Blast
TM39     Rock Tomb Rock Tomb
TM41   Thunderpunch Torment Torment
TM42     Facade Facade
TM43     Secret Power Secret Power
TM44 Rest Rest Rest Rest
TM45   Attract Attract Attract
TM46   Thief Thief Thief
TM47 Explosion      
TM48   Fire Punch    
TM50 Substitute      
TM56       Hurl
TM58       Endure
TM64       Explosion
TM66       Quick Revenge
TM78       Entice
TM80       Rock Slide
TM82       Sleep Talk
TM83       Nature Blessing
TM84       Poison Stab
TM87       Swagger
TM90       Substitute

Special moves

In Pokémon XD: Gale of Darkness, Grimer knows Shadow Blitz and Shadow Hold as a Shadow Pokémon, and learns Helping Hand after being purified.

Evolution

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Trivia

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, Sliema, sounds like Slimer; a slimey ghost from "Ghostbusters".

In other languages

  • German: Sleima
  • French: Tadmorv - morveaux means snotty, or clogged with mucous.
  • Korean: 질퍽이 Jilpeogi

External links

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