Grimer

Grimer is a Poison type Pokémon introduced in Generation 1. It is known as the Sludge Pokémon.

Grimer has a new Alolan form introduced in Pokémon Sun/Moon.

Pokédex entries

Red
Blue
Appears in filthy areas. Thrives by sucking up polluted sludge that is pumped out of factories.
Yellow Made of hardened sludge. It smells too putrid to touch. Even weeds won't grow in its path.
Gold As it moves, it loses bits of its body from which new GRIMER emerge. This worsens the stench around it.
Silver Wherever GRIMER has passed, so many germs are left behind that no plants will ever grow again.
Crystal When two of these POKéMON's bodies are combined together, new poisons are created.
Ruby GRIMER’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.
Sapphire GRIMER 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.
FireRed Sludge exposed to X rays from the moon transformed into GRIMER. It loves feeding on filthy things.
LeafGreen Appears in filthy areas. It thrives by sucking up polluted sludge that is pumped out of factories.
Emerald Born from polluted sludge in the sea, GRIMER’s favorite food is anything filthy. They feed on wastewater pumped out from factories.
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
It was born when sludge in a dirty stream was exposed to the moon’s X-rays. It appears among filth.
HeartGold As it moves, it loses bits of its body, from which new GRIMER emerge. This worsens the stench around it.
SoulSilver Wherever GRIMER has passed, so many germs are left behind that no plants will ever grow again.
Black
White
It was born when sludge in a dirty stream was exposed to the moon’s X-rays. It appears among filth.
Black 2
White 2
Born from sludge, these Pokémon now gather in polluted places and increase the bacteria in their bodies.
X Sludge exposed to X-rays from the moon transformed into Grimer. It loves feeding on filthy things.
Y Appears in filthy areas. It thrives by sucking up polluted sludge that is pumped out of factories.
Omega Ruby Grimer’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.
Alpha Sapphire Grimer 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.
Sun Its main source of food is the slimy industrial waste of factories. This Pokémon’s numbers have been decreasing in recent years.
Moon It was born from sludge transformed by exposure to X-rays from the moon. When its internal load of germs decreases, it dies.

Evolution chart

Grimer
#088
Grimer
Poison

(Level 38)
Muk
#089
Muk
Poison
Alolan Grimer
#088
Grimer
Alolan Grimer
Poison · Dark

(Level 38, in Alola)
Alolan Muk
#089
Muk
Alolan Muk
Poison · Dark

Name origin

grime
dirt

Moves learned by Grimer

Grimer sprites

Type Generation 1 Generation 2 Generation 3 Generation 4 Generation 5 Generation 6 Generation 7
Normal Grimer  sprite from Red & Blue Grimer  sprite from Silver Grimer  sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Grimer  sprite from Diamond & Pearl Grimer  sprite from Black & White Grimer  sprite from X & Y
Shiny Grimer Shiny sprite from Silver Grimer Shiny sprite from Ruby & Sapphire Grimer Shiny sprite from Diamond & Pearl Grimer Shiny sprite from Black & White Grimer Shiny sprite from X & Y

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Where to find Grimer

Red
Blue
Trade/migrate from another game
Yellow Power Plant
Gold
Silver
Crystal
Route 16, 17, 18, Celadon City
Ruby
Sapphire
Fiery Path
FireRed
LeafGreen
Celadon City
Emerald Fiery Path
Diamond
Pearl
Platinum
Route 212
HeartGold
SoulSilver
Route 16, 17, 18, Celadon City
Black
White
Trade/migrate from another game
Black 2
White 2
Castelia Sewers
X
Y
Trade/migrate from another game
Omega Ruby
Alpha Sapphire
Fiery Path
Sun
Moon
Route 1, Hau'oli City, Malie City

Answers to Grimer questions