Grimer—Pokemon #88

Grimer - Ken Sugimori's Official Artwork
Grimer. Nintendo

Grimer, Pokemon #88 is  known by the following names within the Pokemon series of video games:

  • English: Grimer
  • Japanese: Betbeter
  • German: Sleima
  • French: Tadmorv

Here are the numbers that Grimer is represented by in the various Pokedexes.

  • National: 88
  • Hoenn: 106
  • Johto: 116

Grimer Description from the Various Pokemon Games

Pokemon Red/Blue

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

Pokemon Yellow

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

Pokemon Gold

  • As it moves, it loses bits of its body from which new GRIMER emerge. This worsens the stench around it.

Pokemon Silver

  • Wherever GRIMER has passed, so many germs are left behind that no plants will ever grow again.

Pokemon Crystal

  • When two of these Pokemon's bodies are combined together, new poisons are created.

Pokemon Ruby

  • GRIMER's sludgy and rubbery body can be forced through any opening, however small it may be. This Pokemon enters sewer pipes to drink filthy wastewater.

Pokemon Sapphire

  • GRIMER emerged from the sludge that settled on a polluted seabed. This Pokemon loves anything filthy. It constantly leaks a horribly germ-infested fluid from all over its body.

Pokemon Emerald

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

Pokemon Fire Red

  • Sludge exposed to X rays from the moon transformed into GRIMER. It loves feeding on filthy things.

Pokemon Leaf Green

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

Pokemon Diamond

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

Pokemon Pearl

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

Where to find the Grimer Pokemon

Pokemon Diamond

  • Route 212 [Rare, (Pokdar)]

Pokemon Pearl

  • Route 212 [Rare, (Pokdar)]

Grimer Base Stats

  • HP = 80 (ranked 32)
  • ATTACK = 80 (ranked 33)
  • DEFENSE = 50 (ranked 58)
  • SPECIAL ATTACK = 40 (ranked 62)
  • SPECIAL DEFENSE = 50 (ranked 55)
  • SPEED = 25 (ranked 65)
  • Total Base Stats = 325

Grimer Pokemon Type, Egg Group, Height, Weight, and Gender

  • Pokemon Type: Poison
  • Egg Type: Inteterminate
  • Height: 0.9 m / 2' 11"
  • Weight: 30.0 kg / 66.1 lbs.
  • Male: 50%
  • Female: 50%

Grimer Ability—Stench

  • The stench helps keep wild Pokemon away.

Map Effect

  • If the Pokemon is in the lead spot, the chance of encountering a wild Pokemon decreases to 50%. In Battle Pyramid, it decreases to 75%.

Additional Info for Grimer

Damage Taken

  • 50%: Fighting, Poison, Bug, Grass
  • 200%: Ground, Psychic

Pal Park

  • Area: Field
  • Points: 50
  • Encounter rate: 30

Wild Item

  • Diamond/Pearl
  • Nugget (5%)

Miscellaneous Info

  • Species: Sludge Pokemon
  • Steps to hatch: 5,120
  • Color: Purple
  • Catch Rate: 190
  • Base Tameness: 70
  • Growth Group: Medium Fast
    • 1,000,000 exp. points to Lv100