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Grimer is a Poison-type Pokémon from Kanto region. It can evolve into Muk after being fed 50 candies. It has an Alolan form that is Poison, Dark-type.

Pokédex description

Grimer - Sludge Pokémon
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.

Possible attacks

Fast attacks

Icon Ground 15 (11)
Icon Poison 10 (13)
Icon Poison 9 (11) (Legacy move)

Charged attacks

Icon Ground
55 (24)
Icon Poison
50 (24)
Icon Poison
80 (35)

Fast attacks

Icon Dark 6 (12)
Icon Poison 10 (13)

Charged attacks

Icon Dark
70 (22)
Icon Poison
130 (42)
Icon Poison
80 (35)

Evolution family

Grimer is the part of a two-member family. Alolan Grimer is the part of two-member family.

38. Grimer
#088 Grimer
50 Grimer candy
#089 Muk
Grimer alolan
#088 Alolan Grimer
50 Grimer candy
Muk alolan
#089 Alolan Muk



  • Grimer was released with the game launch on July 6th, 2016.
  • In the wild, maximum capture CP of Grimer is 1,178, however it can reach 1,276, if encountered Pokémon is boosted by current weather.
    • Between July 4th and July 7th, 2019, Grimer's global spawn rate was significantly higher during the Dortmund Pokémon GO Fest 2019.
    • Between September 9th and September 16th, 2019, Grimer's global spawn rate was significantly higher during the Global Challenge, Global Hatches.
  • From July 6th, 2016 to Spring, 2018, Grimer used to be a possible hatchling from 5-km Eggs.
  • Between April 13th and April 20th, 2017, Grimer was temporarily possible 2-km egg hatchling during the Eggstravaganza 2017.
  • Between July 25th and August 1st, 2019, Grimer was temporarily possible 5-km egg hatchling during the Team GO Rocket Disruption.
  • As a former 1st tier Raid Boss, Grimer's CP was 3,764. Its maximum capture CP in Bonus Challenge was 785 and 981 when encountered Pokémon was boosted by weather.
  • Grimer was available in field research: "Catch 3 Poison-type Pokémon." during April to June, 2018 with a maximum capture CP of 589.
  • Grimer was also available in field research: "Win 5 Gym battles." during May to August, 2019.
  • Shiny form of Grimer was released with the start of Ultra Bonus Event 2018 on September 13th, 2018.
  • On August 20th, 2016, Grimer's Acid was replaced with Poison Jab, which has higher DPS.
  • Sprites and assets of Alolan Grimer were found in the game on June 19th, 2018.
  • Since June 21st, 2018, Alolan Grimer can be hatched from 7-km Eggs with a 785 of maximal CP.
    • Between August 5th and August 19th, 2019, Alolan Grimer was temporarily possible gift 2-km egg hatchling during the Gift Event.
  • Shiny form of Alolan Grimer was released with the start of the 3rd Anniversary event on June 28th, 2019.

External links

  • Grimer page, on the official Pokédex website
  • Grimer article, on the Pokémon Wiki
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