All About Grimer—Pokemon #88

Grimer

Ken Sugimori / 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.

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