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#088 Grimer

official Grimer artwork by Ken Sugimori

Quick facts

Name Grimer
Type Poison
Species Sludge Pokémon
Height 0.9 m (2' 11")
Weight 30 kg (66.1 lbs)
Catch rate 190

Grimer's description

Grimer is a Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Gen 1 and has the National Dex number #088. The Pokédex classifies it as the Sludge Pokémon.

Grimer's name in

Chinese (T / S) French German Japanese Korean
질퍽이 (Jilpeogi) Tadmorv Sleima ベトベター (Betbeter) 臭泥 / 臭泥 (Chòuní)

Grimer's resistances & weaknesses

Grimer's rearing

Training

Experience Growth Medium Fast
Base Happiness 70
EV yield 1 HP

Breeding

Gender ratio 50%50%
Egg Group(s) Amorphous
Egg Cycles 20 (approx. 5120 steps)

Grimer's abilities

1st Ability 2nd Ability Hidden Ability
Stench Sticky Hold Poison Touch

Grimer's base stats

Stats Lv. 50 Lv. 100
Min Max Min Max
HP 80
140 270 187 364
Attack 80
76 148 145 284
Defense 50
49 94 112 218
Sp. Atk 40
40 76 101 196
Sp. Def 50
49 94 112 218
Speed 25
27 49 84 163
Total 325

Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, 0 IVs, and (if applicable) a hindering nature. Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, 31 IVs, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Grimer's evolutions

Muk artwork by Ken Sugimori #089
Muk
Poison

Level 38

Level 38

Grimer's Pokédex entries

Gen Game Description
1Red, BlueAppears in filthy areas. Thrives by sucking up polluted sludge that is pumped out of factories.
1YellowMade of hardened sludge. It smells too putrid to touch. Even weeds won't grow in its path.
1StadiumSludge that was transformed when exposed to X-rays from the moon. Loves sludge, industrial waste and other refuse.
2GoldAs it moves, it loses bits of its body from which new Grimer emerge. This worsens the stench around it.
2SilverWherever Grimer has passed, so many germs are left behind that no plants will ever grow again.
2CrystalWhen two of these Pokémon's bodies are combined together, new poisons are created.
2Stadium 2As it moves, it loses bits of its body from which new Grimer emerge. This worsens the stench around it.
3RubyGrimer'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.
3SapphireGrimer 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.
3EmeraldBorn from polluted sludge in the sea, Grimer's favorite food is anything filthy. They feed on wastewater pumped out from factories.
3FireRedSludge exposed to X rays from the moon transformed into Grimer. It loves feeding on filthy things.
3LeafGreenAppears in filthy areas. It thrives by sucking up polluted sludge that is pumped out of factories.
4Diamond, Pearl, PlatinumIt was born when sludge in a dirty stream was exposed to the moon's X-rays. It appears among filth.
4HeartGoldAs it moves, it loses bits of its body from which new Grimer emerge. This worsens the stench around it.
4SoulSilverWherever Grimer has passed, so many germs are left behind that no plants will ever grow again.
5Black, WhiteIt was born when sludge in a dirty stream was exposed to the moon's X-rays. It appears among filth.
5Black 2, White 2Born from sludge, these Pokémon now gather in polluted places and increase the bacteria in their bodies.
6XSludge exposed to X-rays from the moon transformed into Grimer. It loves feeding on filthy things.
6YAppears in filthy areas. It thrives by sucking up polluted sludge that is pumped out of factories.
6Omega RubyGrimer'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.
6Alpha SapphireGrimer 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.
7SunIts main source of food is the slimy industrial waste of factories. This Pokémon's numbers have been decreasing in recent years.
7MoonIt was born from sludge transformed by exposure to X-rays from the moon. When its internal load of germs decreases, it dies.
7Ultra SunIt was born from sludge on the ocean floor. In a sterile environment, the germs within its body can't multiply, and it dies.
7Ultra MoonThe wastewater coming from factories is clean these days, so Grimer have nothing to eat. They're said to be on the verge of extinction.
7Let's Go, Pikachu!, Let's Go, Eevee!Made of congealed sludge. It smells too putrid to touch. Even weeds won't grow in its path.

Grimer's variants

Alolan Grimer

official Alolan Grimer artwork by Ken Sugimori

Quick facts

Name Alolan Grimer
Type PoisonDark
Species Sludge Pokémon
Height 0.7 m (2' 4")
Weight 42 kg (92.6 lbs)
Catch rate190

Alolan Grimer's description

Alolan Grimer is a Poison- / Dark-type Pokémon introduced in Gen 7. The Pokédex classifies it as the Sludge Pokémon.

Alolan Grimer's resistances & weaknesses

GrassPoisonGroundGhostDark
x ½x ½x 2x ½x ½

Alolan Grimer's rearing

Training
Experience Growth Medium Fast
Base Happiness 70
EV yield 1 HP
Breeding
Gender ratio 50%50%
Egg Group(s) Amorphous
Egg Cycles 20 (approx. 5120 steps)

Alolan Grimer's abilities

1st Ability 2nd Ability Hidden Ability
Gluttony Poison Touch Power of Alchemy

Alolan Grimer's base stats

Stats Lv. 50 Lv. 100
Min Max Min Max
HP 80
140 270 187 364
Attack 80
76 148 145 284
Defense 50
49 94 112 218
Sp. Atk 40
40 76 101 196
Sp. Def 50
49 94 112 218
Speed 25
27 49 84 163
Total 325

Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, 0 IVs, and (if applicable) a hindering nature. Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, 31 IVs, and (if applicable) a helpful nature.

Alolan Grimer's Pokédex entries

Game Pokédex entry
SunA Grimer, which had been brought in to solve a problem with garbage, developed over time into this form.
MoonThe crystals on Grimer’s body are lumps of toxins. If one falls off, lethal poisons leak out.
Ultra SunThere 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 MoonBrought to Alola to solve the garbage problem, Grimer seems to relish any and all kinds of trash.
Let's Go, Pikachu!It has a passion for trash above all else, speedily digesting it and creating brilliant crystals of sparkling poison.
Let's Go, Eevee!It has a passion for trash above all else, speedily digesting it and creating brilliant crystals of sparkling poison.