Grimer (ベトベター Betobetaa) is a Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I. It has a Poison/Dark-type Alolan Form in Generation VII.

Biology

Physiology

Grimer was created when sludge in a dirty stream was exposed to the moon's X-rays. It is composed primarily of putrid, hardened sludge and grime. It smells incredibly foul, and can influence the abandonment of entire cities due to its polluting nature-even weeds don't grow where a Grimer has appeared. Grimer thrives in filthy areas, such as factories, garbage dumps, sewers and polluted water systems. It survives and matures by sucking up polluted sludge that is pumped out of factories, adding toxic waste to its already toxic girth.

The Grimers that are from the Kanto region are colored purple, but the Grimers that are from the Alola region are colored with dark green on its body, yellow for the jawline and blue for the tongue, also it has two crystal that are sticking on the roof of it's mouth acts like teeth.

Behavior

It enters sewers and other areas with great ease due to its rubbery, semi-viscous body; for example, it can enter barred-off areas by slipping between the narrow bars. If one stick his/her hand in a Grimer, it will be very hard to get it out.

An Alolan Grimer is brought to the Alolan region to deal with the increase of garbage, as well as keeping the Trubbish and Garbodor populations in check. It has adapted into eating solid waste instead of liquid waste. Grimer has a huge obsession of garbage, eating huge amounts at a fast pace; eating garbage constantly has caused Grimer to form crystallized toxins in its mouth.

Natural abilities

Grimer can have the ability Stench or the ability Sticky Hold. Stench decreases the chances of encountering a wild Pokémon when Grimer is the first party Pokémon. Sticky Hold prevents the theft of Grimer's held item.

Evolution

Grimer evolves into Muk at level 38.

Game info

Game locations

Locations
Version(s) Area(s) Rarity
Red and Blue Pokémon Mansion Rare (Blue) Common (Red)
Yellow Pokémon Mansion and Power Plant Common
Gold and Silver Route 16-18, Celadon City Common
Crystal Route 16-18, Celadon City Common
Ruby and Sapphire Fiery Path Rare (Ruby) Common (Sapphire)
FireRed and LeafGreen Pokémon Mansion, Celadon City Rare (FireRed) Common (LeafGreen)
Emerald Fiery Path Rare
Diamond and Pearl Route 212 (PokéRadar) Rare
Platinum Route 212 (PokéRadar) Rare
HeartGold and SoulSilver Route 16-18, Celadon City Common
Black and White Poké Transfer or Dream World None
Black 2 and White 2 Castelia Sewers Common
X and Y Breed Muk None


Side game locations

Locations
Game(s) Area(s)
Pokémon Snap Cave
Pokémon Pinball Ruby & Sapphire Cave
Pokémon Trozei! Phobosphere, Endless Level 35, Trozei Battle, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team 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)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Waterfall Cave (B1-B8)
Pokémon Ranger Underground Waterways


Pokédex entries

  • Red and Blue

    Appears in filthy areas. Thrives by sucking up polluted sludge that is pumped out of factories.

  • Yellow

    Made of hardened sludge. It smells too putrid to touch. Even weeds won't grow in its path.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Emerald

    Born from polluted sludge in the sea, Grimer's favorite food is anything filthy. They feed on wastewater pumped out from factories.

  • Diamond

    It was born when sludge in a dirty stream was exposed to the moon's X-rays. It appears among filth.

  • Pearl

    It was born when sludge in a dirty stream was exposed to the moon's X-rays. It appears among filth.

  • Platinum

    It was born when sludge in a dirty stream was exposed to the moon's X-rays. It appears among filth.

  • 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.

  • Black

    It was born when sludge in a dirty stream was exposed to the moon's X-rays. It appears among filth.

  • White

    It was born when sludge in a dirty stream was exposed to the moon's X-rays. It appears among filth.

  • Black 2

    Born from sludge, these Pokémon now gather in polluted places and increase the bacteria in their bodies.

  • White 2

    It was born when sludge in a dirty stream was exposed to the moon's X-rays. It appears among filth.

  • 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.

  • Sun

    Kantonian Form: Its main source of food is the slimy industrial waste of factories. This Pokémon's numbers have been decreasing in recent years.
    Alolan Form: A Grimer, which had been brought in to solve a problem with garbage, developed over time into this form.

  • Moon

    Kantonian Form: It was born from sludge transformed by exposure to X-rays from the moon. When its internal load of germs decreases, it dies.
    Alolan Form: The crystals on Grimer's body are lumps of toxins. If one falls off, lethal poisons leak out.

  • Ultra Sun

    Kantonian Form: It was born from sludge on the ocean floor. In a sterile environment, the germs within its body can’t multiply, and it dies.
    Alolan Form: There are a hundred or so of them living in Alola’s waste-disposal site. They’re all hard workers who eat a lot of trash.

  • Ultra Moon

    Kantonian Form: The wastewater coming from factories is clean these days, so Grimer have nothing to eat. They’re said to be on the verge of extinction.
    Alolan Form: Brought to Alola to solve the garbage problem, Grimer seems to relish any and all kinds of trash.

  • Let's Go, Pikachu!

    Kantonian Form: Made of congealed sludge. It smells too putrid to touch. Even weeds won't grow in its path.
    Alolan Form: It has a passion for trash above all else, speedily digesting it and creating brilliant crystals of sparkling poison.

  • Let's Go, Eevee!

    Kantonian Form: Made of congealed sludge. It smells too putrid to touch. Even weeds won't grow in its path.
    Alolan Form: It has a passion for trash above all else, speedily digesting it and creating brilliant crystals of sparkling poison.


Stats

Standard form

Grimer's Stats
HP
80
Attack
80
Defense
50
Sp. Atk
40
Sp. Def
50
Speed
25
Total
325

Alolan form

Grimer's Stats
HP
80
Attack
80
Defense
50
Sp. Atk
40
Sp. Def
50
Speed
25
Total
325

Learnset

Leveling

LevelingGeneration VII
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
1 Pound 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
1 Poison Gas 90% 40 Poison Status
4 Harden —% 30 Normal Status
7 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground Special
12 Disable 100% 20 Normal Status
15 Sludge 65 100% 20 Poison Special
18 Mud Bomb 65 85% 10 Ground Special
21 Minimize —% 10 Normal Status
26 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
29 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
32 Sludge Wave 95 100% 10 Poison Special
37 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status
40 Gunk Shot 120 80% 5 Poison Physical
43 Acid Armor —% 20 Poison Status
46 Belch 120 90% 10 Poison Special
48 Memento 100% 10 Dark Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration VI
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Pound 40 100% 35 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Poison Gas 90% 40 Poison Status Smart 3 0 ♥
4 Harden –% 30 Normal Status Tough 2 0 ♥
7 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3 0 ♥
12 Disable 100% 20 Normal Status Smart 2 0 ♥
15 Sludge 65 100% 20 Poison Special Tough 2 1 ♥
18 Minimize –% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
21 Mud Bomb 65 85% 10 Ground Special Cute 2 3 ♥
26 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special Tough 2 1 ♥
29 Fling –% 10 Normal Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
32 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status Smart 3 0 ♥
37 Sludge Wave 95 100% 10 Poison Special Tough 3 0 ♥
40 Acid Armor –% 20 Poison Status Tough 1 0 ♥
43 Gunk Shot 120 80% 10 Poison Special Tough 2 1 ♥
46 Belch 120 90% 10 Poison Special Tough 1 0 ♥
48 Memento 100% 10 Dark Status Tough 8 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration V
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Pound 40 100% 35 Normal Physical
Poison Gas 90% 40 Poison Status
4 Harden –% 30 Normal Status
7 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground Special
12 Disable 100% 20 Normal Status
17 Minimize –% 10 Normal Status
20 Sludge 65 100% 20 Poison Special
23 Mud Bomb 65 85% 10 Ground Special
28 Fling –% 10 Normal Physical
33 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status
36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
39 Acid Armor –% 20 Poison Status
44 Sludge Wave 95 100% 10 Poison Special
49 Gunk Shot 120 80% 10 Poison Special
52 Memento 100% 10 Dark Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration IV
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Pound 40 100% 35 Normal Physical Smart 3
Poison Gas 90% 40 Poison Status Tough 3
4 Harden –% 30 Normal Status Tough 2
7 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3
12 Disable 100% 20 Normal Status Smart 2
17 Minimize –% 10 Normal Status Cute 2
20 Sludge 65 100% 20 Poison Special Tough 2
23 Mud Bomb 65 85% 10 Ground Special Smart 0
28 Fling –% 10 Normal Physical Tough 1
33 Screech 85% 40 Normal Status Smart 2
36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special Tough 2
39 Acid Armor –% 20 Poison Status Tough 0
44 Gunk Shot 120 80% 10 Poison Special Cool 3
49 Memento 100% 10 Dark Status Tough 0
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration III
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Pound 40 100% 35 Normal Tough 4 0 ♥
Poison Gas 90% 40 Poison Smart 3 0 ♥
4 Harden –% 30 Normal Tough 2 0 ♥
8 Disable 100% 20 Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
13 Sludge 65 100% 20 Poison Tough 1 4 ♥
19 Minimize –% 10 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
26 Screech 85% 40 Normal Smart 1 3 ♥
34 Acid Armor –% 20 Poison Tough 1 0 ♥
43 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Tough 2 1 ♥
53 Memento 100% 10 Dark Tough 8 0 ♥

LevelingGeneration II
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Pound 40 100% 35 Normal
Poison Gas 90% 40 Poison
5 Harden –% 30 Normal
10 Disable 100% 20 Normal
16 Sludge 65 100% 20 Poison
23 Minimize –% 10 Normal
31 Screech 85% 40 Normal
40 Acid Armor –% 20 Poison
50 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

LevelingGeneration I
Level Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Pound 40 100% 35 Normal
30 Poison Gas 90% 40 Poison
33 Minimize –% 10 Normal
37 Sludge 65 100% 20 Poison
42 Harden –% 30 Normal
48 Screech 85% 40 Normal
55 Acid Armor –% 20 Poison
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TM/HM

TMs and HMs Generation VII
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM34 Sludge Wave 95 100% 10 Poison Special
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM64 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM83 Infestation 20 100% 20 Bug Special
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation VI
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status Clever 3 0 ♥
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 60 100% 15 Normal Special Clever 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Clever 2 1 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 90 100% 15 Electric Special Cool 4 0 ♥
TM25 Thunder 110 70% 10 Electric Special Cool 1 0 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 4 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Clever 4 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 1 0 ♥
TM34 Sludge Wave 95 100% 10 Poison Special Tough 3 0 ♥
TM35 Flamethrower 90 100% 15 Fire Special Beautiful 4 0 ♥
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special Tough 2 1 ♥
TM38 Fire Blast 110 85% 5 Fire Special Beautiful 1 0 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 60 95% 15 Rock Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Tough 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 60 100% 25 Dark Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special Beautiful 2 0 ♥
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Cute 3 0 ♥
TM59 Incinerate 60 100% 15 Fire Special Tough 3 0 ♥
TM64 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical Beautiful 8 0 ♥
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 2 0 ♥
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 2 2 ♥
TM83 Infestation 20 100% 20 Bug Special Cute 3 0 ♥
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
TM88 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 1 0 ♥
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Cute 2 0 ♥
TM94 Secret PowerORAS 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Clever 1 0 ♥
TM98 Power-Up Punch 40 100% 20 Fighting Physical Tough 1 0 ♥
TM100 Confide —% 20 Normal Status Cute 3 0 ♥
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation V
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat.
TM06 Toxic 90% 10 Poison Status
TM09 Venoshock 65 100% 10 Poison Special
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status
TM34 Sludge Wave 95 100% 10 Poison Special
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM48 Round 60 100% 15 Normal Special
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM59 Incinerate 30 100% 15 Fire Special
TM64 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation IV
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Cat. Contest Cat. Appeal
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Status Smart 2
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Special Smart 1
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Status Beauty 2
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Status Smart 0
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Status Cute 0
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Status Tough 2
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 10 Grass Special Smart 1
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Special Cool 2
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Special Cool 2
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM28 Dig 80 100% 10 Ground Physical Smart 1
TM30 Shadow Ball 80 100% 15 Ghost Special Smart 2
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Status Cool 2
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Special Cool 2
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Special Beauty 2
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Special Tough 2
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Special Beauty 2
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Physical Smart 2
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Status Tough 0
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Cute 2
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Physical Smart 2
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Status Cute 0
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 0
TM56 Fling 100% 10 Dark Physical Tough 1
TM58 Endure —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2
TM64 Explosion 250 100% 5 Normal Physical Beauty 0
TM66 Payback 50 100% 10 Dark Physical Cool 1
TM78 Captivate 100% 20 Normal Status Beauty 2
TM80 Rock Slide 75 90% 10 Rock Physical Tough 3
TM82 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal Status Cute 3
TM83 Natural Gift 100% 15 Normal Physical Cool 2
TM84 Poison Jab 80 100% 20 Poison Physical Smart 2
TM87 Swagger 90% 15 Normal Status Cute 2
TM90 Substitute —% 10 Normal Status Smart 1
HM04 Strength 80 100% 15 Normal Physical Tough 3
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation III
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Cat. Appeal Jam
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison Smart 3 0 ♥
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal Smart 3 0 ♥
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire Beauty 1 0 ♥
TM12 Taunt 100% 20 Dark Smart 2 0 ♥
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM18 Rain Dance —% 5 Water Tough 1 0 ♥
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 5 Grass Smart 2 1 ♥
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric Cool 4 0 ♥
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric Cool 2 2 ♥
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
TM28 Dig 60 100% 10 Ground Smart 1 0 ♥
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal Cool 2 0 ♥
TM34 Shock Wave 60 —% 20 Electric Cool 2 0 ♥
TM35 Flamethrower 95 100% 15 Fire Beauty 4 0 ♥
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison Tough 2 1 ♥
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire Beauty 4 0 ♥
TM39 Rock Tomb 50 80% 10 Rock Smart 3 0 ♥
TM41 Torment 100% 15 Dark Tough 2 0 ♥
TM42 Facade 70 100% 20 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM43 Secret Power 70 100% 20 Normal Smart 1 0 ♥
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic Cute 2 0 ♥
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark Tough 1 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation II
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM01 DynamicPunch 100 50% 5 Fighting
TM03 Curse —% 10 ???
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM07 Zap Cannon 100 50% 5 Electric
TM10 Hidden Power 100% 15 Normal
TM11 Sunny Day —% 5 Fire
TM13 Snore 40 100% 15 Normal
TM17 Protect —% 10 Normal
TM19 Giga Drain 60 100% 5 Grass
TM20 Endure —% 10 Normal
TM21 Frustration 100% 20 Normal
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric
TM27 Return 100% 20 Normal
TM31 Mud-Slap 20 100% 10 Ground
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM33 Ice Punch 75 100% 15 Ice
TM34 Swagger 90% 15 Normal
TM35 Sleep Talk —% 10 Normal
TM36 Sludge Bomb 90 100% 10 Poison
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire
TM41 ThunderPunch 75 100% 15 Electric
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM45 Attract 100% 15 Normal
TM46 Thief 40 100% 10 Dark
TM48 Fire Punch 75 100% 15 Fire
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

TMs and HMs Generation I
TM/HM Move Power Accuracy PP Type
TM06 Toxic 85% 10 Poison
TM08 Body Slam 85 100% 15 Normal
TM20 Rage 20 100% 20 Normal
TM21 Mega Drain 40 100% 10 Grass
TM24 Thunderbolt 95 100% 15 Electric
TM25 Thunder 120 70% 10 Electric
TM31 Mimic —% 10 Normal
TM32 Double Team —% 15 Normal
TM34 Bide —% 10 Normal
TM36 Selfdestruct 130 100% 5 Normal
TM38 Fire Blast 120 85% 5 Fire
TM44 Rest —% 10 Psychic
TM47 Explosion 170 100% 5 Normal
TM50 Substitute —% 10 Normal
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Breeding

Breeding Generation VII
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Acid Spray Grimer, Muk, Gulpin, Swalot, Eelektrik 40 100% 20 Poison Special
Curse Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Shuppet, Banette, Duskull, Dusclops, Dusknoir, Spiritomb, Yamask, Cofagrigus, Litwick, Lampent, Phantump, Trevenant —% 10 Ghost Status
Haze Koffing, Weezing, Yamask, Cofagrigus —% 30 Ice Status
Imprison Ralts, Kirlia, Gardevoir, Litwick, Lampent —% 10 Psychic Status
Lick Gastly, Haunter, Gengar 30 100% 30 Ghost Physical
Mean Look Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Misdreavus, Duskull, Dusclops, Dusknoir, Yamask, Cofagrigus —% 5 Normal Status
Power-Up PunchUSUM * Phantump 40 100% 20 Fighting Physical
Scary Face Cofagrigus, Pumpkaboo, Gourgeist 100% 10 Normal Status
Shadow Punch Haunter, Gengar, Dusclops, Dusknoir 60 —% 20 Ghost Physical
Shadow Sneak Shuppet, Banette, Duskull, Dusclops, Dusknoir, Spiritomb, Pumpkaboo, Gourgeist, Mimikyu 40 100% 30 Ghost Physical
Spit Up Gulpin, Swalot, Drifloon, Drifblim 100% 10 Normal Special
Stockpile Gulpin, Swalot, Drifloon, Drifblim —% 20 Normal Status
Swallow Gulpin, Swalot, Drifloon, Drifblim —% 10 Normal Status

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation VI
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Acid Spray Gulpin, Swalot, Eelektrik 40 100% 20 Poison Special Beautiful 2 1 ♥
Curse Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Shuppet, Banette, Duskull, Dusclops, Dusknoir, Spiritomb, Yamask, Cofagrigus, Litwick, Lampent, Phantump, Trevenant —% 10 Ghost Status Tough 3 0 ♥
Haze Koffing, Weezing, Yamask, Cofagrigus —% 30 Ice Status Beautiful 3 0 ♥
Imprison Ralts, Kirlia, Gardevoir, Litwick, Lampent —% 10 Psychic Status Clever 3 0 ♥
Lick Gastly, Haunter, Gengar 30 100% 30 Ghost Physical Cute 2 3 ♥
Mean Look Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Misdreavus, Duskull, Dusclops, Dusknoir, Yamask, Cofagrigus —% 5 Normal Status Beautiful 2 0 ♥
Scary Face Cofagrigus, Pumpkaboo, Gourgeist 100% 10 Normal Status Tough 3 0 ♥
Shadow Punch Haunter, Gengar, Dusclops, Dusknoir 60 —% 20 Ghost Physical Clever 2 0 ♥
Shadow Sneak Shuppet, Banette, Duskull, Dusclops, Dusknoir, Spiritomb, Pumpkaboo, Gourgeist 40 100% 30 Ghost Physical Clever 3 0 ♥
Spit Up Gulpin, Swalot, Drifloon, Drifblim 100% 10 Normal Special Tough 1 0 ♥
Stockpile Gulpin, Swalot, Drifloon, Drifblim —% 20 Normal Status Tough 1 0 ♥
Swallow Gulpin, Swalot, Drifloon, Drifblim —% 10 Normal Status Tough 2 0 ♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation V
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Acid Spray Gulpin, Swalot, Eelektrik 40 100% 20 Poison Special
Curse Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Shuppet, Banette, Duskull, Dusclops, Dusknoir, Spiritomb, Yamask, Cofagrigus, Litwick, Lampent —% 10 Ghost Status
Haze Koffing, Weezing, Yamask, Cofagrigus —% 30 Ice Status
Imprison Ralts, Kirlia, Gardevoir, Gallade, Litwick, Lampent —% 10 Psychic Status
Lick Gastly, Haunter, Gengar 20 100% 30 Ghost Physical
Mean Look Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Misdreavus, Duskull, Dusclops, Dusknoir, Yamask, Cofagrigus —% 5 Normal Status
Scary Face Cofagrigus 100% 10 Normal Status
Shadow Punch Haunter, Gengar, Dusclops, Dusknoir 60 —% 20 Ghost Physical
Shadow Sneak Shuppet, Banette, Duskull, Dusclops, Dusknoir, Spiritomb 40 100% 30 Ghost Physical
Spit Up Gulpin, Swalot, Drifloon, Drifblim 100% 10 Normal Special
Stockpile Gulpin, Swalot, Drifloon, Drifblim —% 20 Normal Status
Swallow Gulpin, Swalot, Drifloon, Drifblim —% 10 Normal Status

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation IV
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Curse Shuppet, Banette, Duskull, Dusclops, Dusknoir, Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Spiritomb —% 10 ??? Status Tough 0
Explosion Koffing, Weezing, Drifloon, Drifblim 250 100% 5 Normal Physical Beauty 0
Haze Koffing, Weezing —% 30 Ice Status Beauty 2
Imprison Ralts, Kirlia, Gardevoir —% 10 Psychic Status Smart 1
Lick Gastly, Haunter, Gengar 20 100% 30 Ghost Physical Tough 0
Mean Look Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Duskull, Dusclops, Dusknoir, Misdreavus, Mismagius —% 5 Normal Status Beauty 2
Shadow Punch Haunter, Gengar, Dusclops, Dusknoir 60 —% 20 Ghost Physical Smart 2
Shadow Sneak Shuppet, Banette, Duskull, Dusclops, Dusknoir, Spiritomb 40 100% 30 Ghost Physical Smart 2
Stockpile Gulpin, Swalot, Drifloon, Drifblim —% 20 Normal Status Tough 0
Spit Up Gulpin, Swalot, Drifloon, Drifblim 100% 10 Normal Special Tough 2
Swallow Gulpin, Swalot, Drifloon, Drifblim —% 10 Normal Status Tough 0

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation III
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Curse Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Shuppet, Banette, Duskull, Dusclops —% 10 ??? Tough 3 0 ♥
Explosion Koffing, Weezing 250 100% 5 Normal Beauty 8 0 ♥
Haze Koffing, Weezing —% 30 Ice Beauty 3 0 ♥
Imprison Ralts, Kirlia, Gardevoir —% 10 Psychic Smart 3 0 ♥
Lick Gastly, Haunter, Gengar 20 100% 30 Ghost Tough 1 4 ♥
Mean Look Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Misdreavus, Duskull, Dusclops —% 5 Normal Beauty 2 0 ♥
Shadow Punch Haunter, Gengar, Dusclops 60 —% 20 Ghost Smart 2 0 ♥

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Breeding Generation II
Move Father Power Accuracy PP Type
Haze Koffing, Weezing —% 30 Ice
Lick Gastly, Haunter, Gengar 20 100% 30 Ghost
Mean Look Gastly, Haunter, Gengar, Misdreavus —% 5 Normal

Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
* indicates this move requires chain breeding.
◊ indicates the father must learn this move in a previous generation.
♈ indicates the father must learn this move via a TM.

Tutoring

Tutoring Generation VII
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Fire Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Fire Physical
Giga Drain USUM 75 100% 10 Grass Special
Gunk Shot USUM 120 80% 5 Poison Physical
Ice Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Ice Physical
Pain Split USUM —% 20 Normal Status
Shock Wave USUM 60 —% 20 Electric Special
Snore USUM 50 100% 15 Normal Special
Thunder Punch USUM 75 100% 15 Electric Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation VI
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal Jam
Fire Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Fire Physical Tough 4 0 ♥
Giga Drain ORAS 75 100% 10 Grass Special Clever 1 4 ♥
Gunk Shot ORAS 120 80% 5 Poison Physical Tough 2 1 ♥
Ice Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Ice Physical Beautiful 4 0 ♥
Pain Split ORAS —% 20 Normal Status Clever 1 0 ♥
Shock Wave ORAS 60 —% 20 Electric Special Cool 2 0 ♥
Snore ORAS 50 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 4 0 ♥
Thunder Punch ORAS 75 100% 15 Electric Physical Cool 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation V
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category
Fire Punch B2W2 75 100% 15 Fire Physical
Giga Drain B2W2 75 100% 10 Grass Special
Gunk Shot B2W2 120 70% 5 Poison Physical
Ice Punch B2W2 75 100% 15 Ice Physical
Pain Split B2W2 —% 20 Normal Status
Sleep Talk B2W2 —% 10 Normal Status
Snore B2W2 40 100% 15 Normal Special
ThunderPunch B2W2 75 100% 15 Electric Physical
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation IV
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Category Contest Category Appeal
Fire Punch HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Fire Physical Beauty 2
Gunk Shot HGSSPt 120 70% 5 Poison Physical Cool 3
Ice Punch HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Ice Physical Beauty 2
Mud-Slap HGSSPt 20 100% 10 Ground Special Cute 3
Pain Split HGSS —% 20 Normal Status Smart 2
Snore HGSSPt 40 100% 15 Normal Special Cute 3
ThunderPunch HGSSPt 75 100% 15 Electric Physical Cool 2
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation III
Move Power Accuracy PP Type Contest Category Appeal Jam
Body Slam FRLGEXD 85 100% 15 Normal Tough 1 4 ♥
DynamicPunch E 100 50% 5 Fighting Cool 2 1 ♥
Endure E —% 10 Normal Tough 2 0 ♥
Explosion FRLGE 250 100% 5 Normal Beauty 8 0 ♥
Fire Punch E 75 100% 15 Fire Beauty 4 0 ♥
Ice Punch E 75 100% 15 Ice Beauty 4 0 ♥
Mimic FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Cute 1 0 ♥
Mud-Slap E 20 100% 10 Ground Cute 2 1 ♥
Selfdestruct XD 200 100% 5 Normal Beauty 8 0 ♥
Sleep Talk E —% 10 Normal Cute 3 0 ♥
Snore E 40 100% 15 Normal Cute 4 0 ♥
Substitute FRLGEXD —% 10 Normal Smart 2 0 ♥
Swagger EXD 90% 15 Normal Cute 2 0 ♥
ThunderPunch E 75 100% 15 Electric Cool 4 0 ♥
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Tutoring Generation II
Move Power Accuracy PP Type
Flamethrower C 95 100% 15 Fire
Thunderbolt C 95 100% 15 Electric
Bold indicates this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.

Sprites


Anime

Goh's Grimer.

Grimer made their debut in TB030: Sparks Fly for Magnemite alongside their evolved form Muk Goh owns a Grimer that he caught in PJ020.

Trivia

  • In the Fleetway Comics Sonic the Hedgehog continuity, Dr. Robotnik has an assistant called Grimer.
  • Grimer and its next evolved form, Muk, are both homages to the monster Hedorah of the Japanese Godzilla Series.
  • Grimer and Alolan Grimer's colorings and shiny colorings are reversed. Normal Grimer's color is purple while its shiny is green and vice-versa for Alolan Grimer.
  • Grimer is said to have been created by X-rays from the moon. This would be impossible, as the moon doesn't produce any light of its own, instead reflecting light from the sun. Even still, most of the X-rays would either reflect off back into space or be blocked by Earth's atmosphere.
  • Grimer is one of the two pokemon that doesn't change its weight during evolution. Other is Gastly.

Origin

Grimer is based on a pool of sewage, liquid toxic waste, or acid. Alolan Grimer is likely based on an oil slick due to its rainbow colors.

Etymology

Grimer comes from "grime".

Betobetā comes from ベトベト and ベタベタ (betobeto and betabeta, both meaning sticky).

Gallery

Kantonian Form

Alolan Form

See also

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