Grimmsnarl (オーロンゲ Ooronge) is a Dark/Fairy-type Pokémon introduced in Generation VIII. It evolves from Morgrem and is the final form of Impidimp. It has a Gigantamax form known as Gigantamax Grimmsnarl.

Biology

Physiology

Grimmsnarl is a large, muscular, humanoid Pokémon with light green ears, feet and stomach sides. It has dark purple hair on its head and partially its shoulders and legs. A red gem rests on its chest. In its mouth comes with two large fangs.

Its Gigantamax form is covered with hair, save for its head and gem, and becomes much slimmer and taller.

Behavior

Grimmsnarl are extremely strong, able to overwhelm even Machamp by using their hair to boost their muscle power. The hair also doubles as tentacles to ensnare foes with.

Natural Abilities

Their Gigantamax form have rather flexible hair which can be deformed into drills on their legs to dig big holes. Like Blaziken, their Gigantamax form can leapfrog high buildings.

Game info

Game locations

Pokédex entries

  • Sword

    With the hair wrapped around its body helping to enhance its muscles, this Pokémon can overwhelm even Machamp.
    Gigantamax: By transforming its leg hair, this Pokémon delivers power-packed drill kicks that can bore huge holes in Galar's terrain.

  • Shield

    Its hairs work like muscle fibers. When its hairs unfurl, they latch on to opponents, ensnaring them as tentacles would.
    Gigantamax: Gigantamax energy has caused more hair to sprout all over its body. With the added strength, it can jump over the world's tallest building.


Stats

Base Stats
HP
95
Atk
120
Def
65
Sp. Atk
95
Sp. Def
75
Speed
60
Total
510


Learnset

By leveling up

Generation VIII
Level Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
Evo. Spirit Break Type Fairy.gif Physical 75 100% 15
1 Spirit Break Type Fairy.gif Physical 75 100% 15
1 False Surrender Type Dark.gif Physical 80 100% 10
1 Bulk Up Type Fighting.gif Status 100% 20
1 Power-Up Punch Type Fighting.gif Physical 40 100% 20
1 Fake Out Type Normal.gif Physical 40 100% 10
1 Confide Type Normal.gif Status 100% 20
1 Bite Type Dark.gif Physical 60 100% 25
1 Flatter Type Dark.gif Status 100% 15
12 Fake Tears Type Dark.gif Status 100% 20
16 Assurance Type Dark.gif Physical 60 100% 10
20 Swagger Type Normal.gif Status 85% 15
24 Sucker Punch Type Dark.gif Physical 70 100% 5
28 Torment Type Dark.gif Status 100% 15
35 Dark Pulse Type Dark.gif Special 80 100% 15
40 Nasty Plot Type Dark.gif Status 100% 20
48 Play Rough Type Fairy.gif Physical 90 90% 10
56 Foul Play Type Dark.gif Physical 95 100% 15
64 Hammer Arm Type Fighting.gif Physical 100 90% 10
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By TM

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TM00 Mega Punch Type Normal.gif Physical 80 85% 20
TM01 Mega Kick Type Normal.gif Physical 120 75% 5
TM03 Fire Punch Type Fire.gif Physical 75 100% 15
TM04 Ice Punch Type Ice.gif Physical 75 100% 15
TM05 Thunder Punch Type Electric.gif Physical 75 100% 15
TM08 Hyper Beam Type Normal.gif Special 150 90% 5
TM09 Giga Impact Type Normal.gif Physical 150 90% 5
TM14 Thunder Wave Type Electric.gif Status 90% 20
TM17 Light Screen Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 30
TM18 Reflect Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 20
TM21 Rest Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 10
TM23 Thief Type Dark.gif Physical 60 100% 25
TM24 Snore Type Normal.gif Special 50 100% 15
TM25 Protect Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TM26 Scary Face Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TM31 Attract Type Normal.gif Status 100% 15
TM39 Facade Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 20
TM42 Revenge Type Fighting.gif Physical 60 100% 10
TM43 Brick Break Type Fighting.gif Physical 75 100% 15
TM47 Fake Tears Type Dark.gif Status 100% 20
TM58 Assurance Type Dark.gif Physical 60 100% 10
TM60 Power Swap Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 10
TM63 Drain Punch Type Fighting.gif Physical 75 100% 10
TM65 Shadow Claw Type Ghost.gif Physical 70 100% 15
TM71 Wonder Room Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 10
TM75 Low Sweep Type Fighting.gif Physical 65 100% 20
TM76 Round Type Normal.gif Special 60 100% 15
TM79 Retaliate Type Normal.gif Physical 70 100% 5
TM87 Draining Kiss Type Fairy.gif Special 50 100% 10
TM98 Stomping Tantrum Type Ground.gif Physical 75 100% 10
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By TR

Generation VIII
Machine Move Type Category Power Accuracy PP
TR01 Body Slam Type Normal.gif Physical 85 100% 15
TR07 Low Kick Type Fighting.gif Physical ? 100% 20
TR13 Focus Energy Type Normal.gif Status 100% 30
TR14 Metronome Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR18 Leech Life Type Bug.gif Physical 80 100% 10
TR20 Substitute Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR26 Endure Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR27 Sleep Talk Type Normal.gif Status 100% 10
TR32 Crunch Type Dark.gif Physical 80 100% 15
TR35 Uproar Type Normal.gif Special 90 100% 10
TR37 Taunt Type Dark.gif Status 100% 20
TR38 Trick Type Psychic.gif Status 100% 10
TR39 Superpower Type Fighting.gif Physical 120 100% 5
TR48 Bulk Up Type Fighting.gif Status 100% 20
TR58 Dark Pulse Type Dark.gif Special 80 100% 15
TR64 Focus Blast Type Fighting.gif Special 120 70% 5
TR68 Nasty Plot Type Dark.gif Status 100% 20
TR72 Power Whip Type Grass.gif Physical 120 85% 10
TR81 Foul Play Type Dark.gif Physical 95 100% 15
TR90 Play Rough Type Fairy.gif Physical 90 90% 10
TR92 Dazzling Gleam Type Fairy.gif Special 80 100% 10
TR93 Darkest Lariat Type Dark.gif Physical 85 100% 10
TR95 Throat Chop Type Dark.gif Physical 80 100% 15
TR99 Body Press Type Fighting.gif Physical 80 100% 10
Bold indicates that this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.
Italic indicates that an evolved or alternate form of this Pokémon receives STAB from this move.


By breeding

Grimmsnarl learns no moves via breeding.


By tutoring

Grimmsnarl learns no moves via tutoring.


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Trivia

  • Its line are the only Dark and Fairy-type Pokémon to be exclusively male.
  • Its line are the first male-only Pokémon introduced since Generation V.
  • It could be considered a relative of the Hatterene line because they are both a small Pokémon who uses their hair to make them seem bigger or stronger.
  • Although its Gigantamax form can turn its leg hair into drills, it can't learn drill-based moves, like Horn Drill.
  • Although its Gigantamax can jump over tall buildings, it can't learn Bounce.

Origin

Grimmsnarl is based on trolls and ogres. It may also take inspiration from the Oni, a Japanese youkai that is often depicted as a demon, sometimes sporting large amounts of hair. It may take inspiration from the Grendel, a monster in "Beowulf" who was known for its pure darkness and extreme strength. Judging by its signature move False Surrender and green skin, it might be based on the Green Knight from "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight".

Etymology

Grimmsnarl comes from the words 'grim', 'grimm' (from the Brothers Grimm), 'grimoire' (a type of spell book, hence the Fairy-type), 'Grímnismál' (a mythical poem), and 'snarl'.

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