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[[File:Type Poison.gif|link=Poison type]]  
Species Sludge Pokémon
Abilities Stench
Sticky Hold
Poison Touch (Dream World)
None ← 088 → None
Kanto N/A Johto N/A
Hoenn N/A Sinnoh N/A
Unova N/A Kalos N/A
Evolves From None
Evolves Into [[Muk]]
ベトベター Betobetaa'
[[Generation I]]
Evolutionary Line
No evolution line
Weight Height
Pokédex Color Egg Group
<font color=Purple>Purple</font>
Shape Footprint

Grimer (Japanese: ベトベター Betobetaa) is a Poison-type Pokémon introduced in Generation I.


Grimer was created when sludge in a dirty stream was exposed to the moon's X-rays. It is composed primarily of putrid, hardened sludge and grime. It smells incredibly foul, and can influence the abandonment of entire cities due to its polluting nature-even weeds don't grow where a Grimer has appeared. Grimer thrives in filthy areas, such as factories, garbage dumps, sewers and polluted water systems. It survives and matures by sucking up polluted sludge that is pumped out of factories, adding toxic waste to its already toxic girth.

Special abilities

Grimer can have the ability Stench or the ability Sticky Hold. Stench decreases the chances of encountering a wild Pokémon when Grimer is the first party Pokémon. Sticky Hold prevents the theft of Grimer's held item. It enters sewers and other areas with great ease due to its rubbery and semi-viscous body; for example, it can enter barred-off areas by slipping between the narrow bars. If you stick your hand in a Grimer, it will be very hard to get it out.


Grimer evolves into Muk at level 38.

Game info

Game locations

Grimer Locations
Version(s) Location Rarity
Red/Blue Pokémon Mansion Rare (Blue) Common (Red)
Yellow Pokémon Mansion and Power Plant Common
Gold/Silver Route 16-18, Celadon City Common
Crystal Route 16-18, Celadon City Common
Ruby/Sapphire Fiery Path Rare (Ruby) Common (Sapphire)
Emerald Fiery Path Rare
FireRed/LeafGreen Pokémon Mansion, Celadon City Rare (FireRed) Common (LeafGreen)
Diamond/Pearl Route 212 (PokéRadar) Rare
Platinum Route 212 (PokéRadar) Rare
HeartGold/SoulSilver Route 16-18, Celadon City Common
Black/White Poké Transfer or Dream World None
Black 2/White 2 Castelia Sewers Common

Side game locations

Grimer Locations
Game(s) Location
Pokémon Snap Cave
Pokémon Pinball Ruby & Sapphire Cave
Pokémon Trozei! Phobosphere, Endless Level 35, Trozei Battle, Mr. Who's Den
Red Rescue Team & Blue Rescue Team Magma Cavern (15F-21F), Stormy Sea (20F-29F), Silver Trench (20F-29F), Wish Cave (80-85F), Murky Cave (3F-5F), Joyous Tower (80F-85F), Far-off Sea (20F-29F), Marvelous Sea (B20), Fantasy Strait (B20-B29)
Explorers of Time & Explorers of Darkness Waterfall Cave (B1-B8)
Pokémon Ranger Underground Waterways

Pokédex entries



  • In the Sonic the Hedgehog continuity, Dr. Robotnik has an assistant called Grimer.
  • Grimer and its next evolved form, Muk, are both homages to the monster Hedorah of the Japanese Godzilla Series.


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