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
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