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Grimer
ベトベター Betbeter
#088
088Grimer
Art by Ken Sugimori from FireRed and LeafGreen
Type
Poison Unknown
Species
Sludge Pokémon
Abilities
Stench or Sticky Hold Poison Touch
Hidden Ability
Exp. at Lv. 100
1,000,000
Regional Pokédex numbers
Kanto
#088
Johto
#117
Hoenn
#106
Unova
#064
Regional Browser numbers
Fiore
R-087
Height
2'11"
Imperial
0.9 m
Metric
Weight
66.1 lbs.
Imperial
30.0 kg
Metric
Dex color
Purple
Catch rate
190 (24.8%)
Body style
Body04
Footprint
 File:F088.png 
Gender ratio
50% male, 50% female
Breeding
Amorphous group 21 cycles
(5355 minimum steps)
EV yield
HP
1
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.

It evolves into Muk starting at level 38.

Biology

Physiology

Grimer is a purple pile of poisonous sludge with two arms that have hands with three fingers. It has saucer-like eyes and a gray mouth. Grimer may be distantly related to Koffing, another Pokémon that is associated with pollution.

Gender differences

None.

Special abilities

Grimer emits a very pungent, noisome odor due to the billions of malodorous bacteria contained within its sludge. Since Grimer's body lacks a solid form, it can slip through the smallest of openings. Grimer's germ-infested entrails can also cause the ground that it passes over to be unable to bear any plant life.

As far as Grimer's skills in battle are concerned, Grimer mainly attacks by flinging poisonous Sludge (or mud) at its foes. Grimer can also wield {{fire}}, {{electric}}ity, and various Ghost-type attacks. Grimer is part of one of the four Pokémon evolutionary lines that can use Gunk Shot.

Behavior

As it moves, it loses bits of its body from which new Grimer emerge. This is said to worsen the stench around it.

Habitat

Urban

Urban Pokémon

Grimer thrive anywhere there is pollution, such as in very murky water and drains for example. They are most common in Kanto.

Diet

Grimer tend to feed on sludge, sewage, and other filthy things.

Pokédex entries

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
Appears in filthy areas. It thrives by sucking up polluted sludge that is pumped out of factories.
Generation II
Johto
As it moves, it loses bits of its body from which new Grimer emerge. This worsens the stench around it.
 ???
No Pokédex data is available.


Game locations

This Pokémon was unavailable prior to Generation I.
Generation I
Kanto
Common Pokémon Mansion, Celadon City
Generation II
Johto
None Trade

Stats

Base stats

Stat Range
At Lv. 50 At Lv. 100
HP: 80
140 - 187 270 - 364
Attack: 80
76 - 145 148 - 284
Defense: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Sp.Atk: 40
40 - 101 76 - 196
Sp.Def: 50
49 - 112 94 - 218
Speed: 25
27 - 84 49 - 163
Total: 325   Other Pokémon with this total  
  • Minimum stats are calculated with 0 EVs, IVs of 0, and a hindering nature, if applicable.
  • Maximum stats are calculated with 252 EVs, IVs of 31, and a helpful nature, if applicable.
  • This Pokémon's  Special  base stat in Generation I was 40.


Pokéathlon stats

Speed
1/1
Power
3/4 ★★★
Skill
2/2 ★★
Stamina
4/5 ★★★★
Jump
2/2 ★★
Total
12/14 ★★

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
Notes:

Learnset

By leveling up

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
BW B2W2 Move Type Cat. Power Accuracy PP
00Start 00Start Poison Gas Poison Status 0000 080}}80% 40
00Start 00Start Pound Normal Physical 04040 100}}100% 35
044 044 Harden Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 30
077 077 Mud-Slap Ground Special 02020 100}}100% 10
1212 1212 Disable Normal Status 0000 100}}100% 20
2020 1515 Sludge Poison Special 06565 100}}100% 20
1717 1818 Minimize Normal Status 0000 —}}—% 20
2323 2121 Mud Bomb Ground Special 06565 085}}85% 10
3636 2626 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 09090 100}}100% 10
2828 2929 Fling Dark Physical 0000 100}}100% 10
3333 3232 Screech Normal Status 0000 085}}85% 40
4444 3737 Sludge Wave Poison Special 09595 100}}100% 10
3939 4040 Acid Armor Poison Status 0000 —}}—% 40
4949 4343 Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120120 070}}70% 5
5252 4848 Memento Dark Status 0000 100}}100% 10
  • A level of "Start" indicates a move that will be known by a Grimer obtained at level 1 in Generation V
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Grimer
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Grimer
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see level-up moves from other generations

By TM/HM

Generation V
Other generations:
I - II - III - IV
 TM   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
Bag TM Poison Sprite TM06 Toxic Poison Status 90% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite TM09 Venoshock Poison Special 65 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM10 Hidden Power Normal Special 100% 15
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM11 Sunny Day Fire Status —% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite TM12 Taunt Dark Status 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM17 Protect Normal Status —% 10
Bag TM Water Sprite TM18 Rain Dance Water Status —% 5
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM21 Frustration Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Electric Sprite TM24 Thunderbolt Electric Special 95 100% 15
Bag TM Electric Sprite TM25 Thunder Electric Special 120 70% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM27 Return Normal Physical 100% 20
Bag TM Ground Sprite TM28 Dig Ground Physical 80 100% 10
Bag TM Ghost Sprite TM30 Shadow Ball Ghost Special 80 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM32 Double Team Normal Status —% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite TM34 Sludge Wave Poison Special 95 100% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM35 Flamethrower Fire Special 95 100% 15
Bag TM Poison Sprite TM36 Sludge Bomb Poison Special 90 100% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM38 Fire Blast Fire Special 120 85% 5
Bag TM Rock Sprite TM39 Rock Tomb Rock Physical 50 80% 10
Bag TM Dark Sprite TM41 Torment Dark Status 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM42 Facade Normal Physical 70 100% 20
Bag TM Psychic Sprite TM44 Rest Psychic Status —% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM45 Attract Normal Status 100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite TM46 Thief Dark Physical 40 100% 10
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM48 Round Normal Special 60 100% 15
Bag TM Dark Sprite TM56 Fling Dark Physical 100% 10
Bag TM Fire Sprite TM59 Incinerate Fire Special 30 100% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM64 Explosion Normal Physical 250 100% 5
Bag TM Dark Sprite TM66 Payback Dark Physical 50 100% 10
Bag TM Rock Sprite TM80 Rock Slide Rock Physical 75 90% 10
Bag TM Poison Sprite TM84 Poison Jab Poison Physical 80 100% 20
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM87 Swagger Normal Status 90% 15
Bag TM Normal Sprite TM90 Substitute Normal Status —% 10
Bag HM Normal Sprite HM04 Strength Normal Physical 80 100% 15
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Grimer
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Grimer
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see TM moves from other generations

By breeding

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Father   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
092MS093MS094MS Curse Ghost Status —% 10
109MS110MS Haze Ice Status —% 30
092MS093MS094MS Lick Ghost Physical 20 100% 30
092MS093MS094MS200MS429MS Mean Look Normal Status —% 5
Cofagrigus Scary Face Normal Status 100% 10
093MS094MS Shadow Punch Ghost Physical 60 —% 20
  • Moves marked with an asterisk (*) must be chain bred onto Grimer in Generation V
  • Moves marked with a double dagger (‡) can only be bred from a Pokémon who learned the move in an earlier generation.
  • Moves marked with a superscript game abbreviation can only be bred onto Grimer in that game.
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Grimer
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Grimer
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Egg moves from other generations

By tutoring

Generation V
Other generations:
II - III - IV
 Game   Move   Type   Cat.   Pwr.   Acc.   PP 
B W B2 W2 Fire Punch Fire Physical 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Giga Drain Grass Special 75 100% 10
B W B2 W2 Gunk Shot Poison Physical 120 70% 5
B W B2 W2 Ice Punch Ice Physical 75 100% 15
B W B2 W2 Pain Split Normal Status —% 20
B W B2 W2 Sleep Talk Normal Status —% 10
B W B2 W2 Snore Normal Special 40 100% 15
B W B2 W2 ThunderPunch Electric Physical 75 100% 15
  • A black abbreviation in a colored box indicates that Grimer can be tutored the move in that game
  • A colored abbreviation in a white box indicates that Grimer cannot be tutored the move in that game
  • Bold indicates a move that gets STAB when used by Grimer
  • Italic indicates a move that gets STAB only when used by an evolution of Grimer
  • Click on the generation numbers at the top to see Move Tutor moves from other generations

Evolution

088
Unevolved
Grimer
 Poison 
Bag Rare Candy Sprite
Level 38


089
First evolution
Muk
 Poison 

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