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Grimsley is the second member of Unova's Elite Four who specializes in using Dark-type Pokémon.

Appearance

Grimsley is a tall, slender man, with black pointy hair and light blue eyes.

Black and White

Grimsley is notable for an odd appearance: a black suit with red outlines and yellow buttons, and a yellow scarf.

Sun and Moon

Concept artwork of Grimsley for Sun and Moon.

He also resembles the other variants but he wears another outfit that resembles a kimono and his expression is quite tired. His scarf is now black instead of yellow. He now has a streak of white hair.

Personality

Charming and mysterious, Grimsley displays similar behavior to that of an upper class gentleman. However his rather snide smile and scheming posture may indicate that he is somewhat of a schemer among his cohorts.

Since he was born in a fallen noble family, he has bad gambling habits, and regards life as a gamble. However, he prefers movesets that give him safety and a bigger advantage.

Biography

Black and White

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Black 2 and White 2

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Sun and Moon

Grimsley first appears in Alola Route 15. He gives the player character a Sharpedo jet to ride on to Po Town after the player manages to guess the side of his coin he has flipped. He also appears at the Battle Tree.

Other appearances

Sprites

Pokémon

Black and White

Black 2 and White 2

First Battle

Rematch

Sun and Moon

Battle Tree Options

Liepard XY.gif
Liepard
 Type Dark.gif 
Liepard XY.gif
Liepard
 Type Dark.gif 
Bisharp XY.gif
Bisharp
 Type Dark.gif Type Steel.gif 
Bisharp XY.gif
Bisharp
 Type Dark.gif Type Steel.gif 
Absol XY.gif
Absol
 Type Dark.gif 
Absol XY.gif
Absol
 Type Dark.gif 
Lv. 50 - Lv. 50 - Lv. 50 - Lv. 50 - Lv. 50 - Lv. 50 -
Ability: Limber or Unburden Ability: Limber or Unburden Ability: Defiant or Inner Focus Ability: Defiant or Inner Focus Ability: Pressure or Super Luck Ability: Pressure or Super Luck
Item: Red Card Item: Focus Sash Item: Chople Berry Item: Focus Sash Item: Focus Sash Item: Absolite
Sand Attack Shadow Ball Night Slash Iron Head Night Slash Stone Edge
Thunder Wave Grass Knot Sucker Punch Sucker Punch Play Rough Play Rough
Foul Play Dark Pulse Low Sweep Taunt Zen Headbutt Megahorn
Sucker Punch Nasty Plot Iron Head Metal Burst Sucker Punch Sucker Punch


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Houndoom
 Type Dark.gif Type Fire.gif 
Houndoom XY.gif
Houndoom
 Type Dark.gif Type Fire.gif 
Tyranitar XY.gif
Tyranitar
 Type Rock.gif Type Dark.gif 
Tyranitar XY.gif
Tyranitar
 Type Rock.gif Type Dark.gif 
Sharpedo XY.gif
Sharpedo
 Type Water.gif Type Dark.gif 
Sharpedo XY.gif
Sharpedo
 Type Water.gif Type Dark.gif 
Lv. 50 - Lv. 50 - Lv. 50 - Lv. 50 - Lv. 50 - Lv. 50 -
Ability: Early Bird or Flash Fire Ability: Early Bird or Flash Fire Ability: Sand Stream or Unnerve Ability: Sand Stream or Unnerve Ability: Rough Skin or Speed Boost Ability: Rough Skin or Speed Boost
Item: Air Ballon Item: Houndoominite Item: Tyranitarite Item: Chople Berry Item: Focus Sash Item: Sharpedonite
Shadow Ball Dark Pulse Earthquake Earthquake Poison Jab Dark Pulse
Flamethrower Fire Blast Payback Dragon Dance Ice Fang Ice Beam
Sludge Bomb Solar Beam Stone Edge Rock Slide Crunch Protect
Will-O-Wisp Sunny Day Ice Fang Crunch Aqua Jet Hydro Pump


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Scrafty
 Type Dark.gif Type Fighting.gif 
Scrafty XY.gif
Scrafty
 Type Dark.gif Type Fighting.gif 
Drapion XY.gif
Drapion
 Type Poison.gif Type Dark.gif 
Drapion XY.gif
Drapion
 Type Poison.gif Type Dark.gif 
Honchkrow XY.gif
Honchkrow
 Type Dark.gif Type Flying.gif 
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 Type .gif 
Lv. 50 - Lv. 50 - Lv. 50 - Lv. 50 - Lv. 50 - Lv. ? -
Ability: Shed Skin or Moxie Ability: Shed Skin or Moxie Ability: Battle Armor or Sniper Ability: Battle Armor or Sniper Ability: Insomnia or Super Luck Ability: Unknown
Item: Leftovers Item: Fightinium Z Item: Scope Lens Item: Razor Claw Item: Darkinium Z Item: ?
Bulk Up Substitute Night Slash Night Slash Dark Pulse -
Payback High Jump Kick Fire Fang Swords Dance Swagger -
Protect Foul Play Cross Poison Cross Poison Psychic -
Drain Punch Focus Punch Earthquake Earthquake Shadow Ball -



Trivia

The battle against Grimsley

  • In Black 2 & White 2, Grimsley's staircase has a mechanism of some sort with things that look like scythes, a weapon used by the Grim Reaper.
  • Grimsley's appearance is based on a vampire, partly because his room is similar to those in vampire castles, such as Dracula. This is confirmed by Ōmura Yūsuke, one of the designers from Game Freak.
  • Grimsley's hair looks like the whiskers of Liepard.
  • Grimsley's name comes from "grim" (dire) and "grimace" (a pained facial expression). Gīma may come from 魔 (ma, demon), "boogeyman," and possibly "gamer," as he enjoys gambling.
  • The first time one battles Grimsley, his Bisharp has a low level, for Pawniard doesn't evolve until level 52.
  • In Sun and Moon, it's revealed that he calls himself "Uncle Grimsley".
  • Strangely, in Sun and Moon, Grimsley's facial features appear to be tired and/or exhausted.
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