Alolan Grimer is currently featured as a Tier 1 raid boss in Pokémon GO during the Spring into Spring 2022 Event, and it can be caught with the following CP values:
- 731 – 785 CP at Level 20, no weather boost
- 914 – 981 CP at Level 25 with Cloudy and Fog weather boost
It is a Poison and Dark type Pokémon, which makes it only weak to Ground type moves.
Alolan Grimer Raid Counters
The best raid counters for Alolan Grimer are listed below, according to our Pokémon GO DB battle simulator:
|#||Pokemon||Fast Move||Charge Move||Time to win||Deaths|
|1.||Charizard (Mega Y)||Wing Attack||Blast Burn Fire||65.50s||1.17|
|2.||Excadrill||Mud-Slap Ground||Earthquake Ground||74.45s||0.33|
|3.||Rhyperior||Mud-Slap Ground||Earthquake Ground||74.96s||0.33|
|4.||Landorus (Therian)||Mud Shot Ground||Earthquake Ground||72.91s||1.00|
|5.||Aerodactyl (Mega)||Rock Throw Rock||Earth Power Ground||73.48s||1.00|
|6.||Groudon||Mud Shot Ground||Earthquake Ground||74.28s||1.00|
|7.||Landorus (Incarnate)||Mud Shot Ground||Earth Power Ground||76.00s||1.00|
|8.||Garchomp||Mud Shot Ground||Earth Power Ground||76.23s||1.00|
|9.||Steelix (Mega)||Thunder Fang Electric||Earthquake Ground||82.20s||0.33|
|10.||Blastoise (Mega)||Water Gun Water||Hydro Cannon Water||75.13s||1.33|
|11.||Landorus||Mud Shot Ground||Earth Power Ground||76.24s||1.17|
|12.||Beedrill (Mega)||Infestation Bug||Drill Run Ground||74.54s||1.67|
|13.||Pidgeot (Mega)||Gust||Brave Bird||75.68s||1.67|
|14.||Manectric (Mega)||Thunder Fang Electric||Wild Charge Electric||74.85s||1.83|
|15.||Charizard (Mega X)||Fire Spin Fire||Blast Burn Fire||77.35s||1.50|
|16.||Rhydon||Mud-Slap Ground||Earthquake Ground||83.76s||0.67|
|17.||Gyarados (Mega)||Waterfall Water||Hydro Pump Water||81.92s||1.00|
|18.||Houndoom (Mega)||Fire Fang Fire||Flamethrower Fire||80.26s||1.67|
|19.||Golurk||Mud-Slap Ground||Earth Power Ground||83.86s||1.40|
|20.||Mamoswine||Mud-Slap Ground||Bulldoze Ground||84.29s||1.50|
|21.||Lopunny (Mega)||Pound Normal||Focus Blast Fighting||82.48s||1.83|
|22.||Golem||Mud-Slap Ground||Earthquake Ground||89.24s||1.00|
|23.||Ampharos (Mega)||Volt Switch Electric||Zap Cannon Electric||84.48s||1.67|
|24.||Donphan||Mud-Slap Ground||Earthquake Ground||88.77s||1.33|
|25.||Flygon||Mud Shot Ground||Earth Power Ground||93.78s||1.00|
|26.||Swampert||Mud Shot Ground||Earthquake Ground||95.83s||1.00|
|27.||Metagross||Bullet Punch Steel||Meteor Mash Steel||101.35s||0.00|
|28.||Haxorus||Dragon Tail Dragon||Earthquake Ground||90.40s||2.00|
|29.||Dugtrio (Alola)||Mud-Slap Ground||Earthquake Ground||94.48s||1.25|
|30.||Gengar (Mega)||Lick Ghost||Shadow Ball Ghost||96.39s||1.00|
|31.||Abomasnow (Mega)||Powder Snow Ice||Weather Ball Ice||96.55s||1.00|
|32.||Nidoking||Fury Cutter Bug||Earth Power Ground||98.78s||1.00|
|33.||Regigigas||Hidden Power Normal||Giga Impact Normal||93.63s||2.00|
Whenever the shadow variant of a Pokémon listed below is available in the game, it is strongly recommended to use it over its regular/purified counterpart. However, since Shadow Pokémon are extremely expensive to power up and require specific events to TM away Frustration, they will NOT be listed as raid counters in this article.
Alolan Grimer doesn’t have many weaknesses, but if you don’t have ANY of the Pokémon listed above powered up, you can always use:
- “Generalist” Pokémon
- Other heavy-hitting megas
But please, try to use the Pokémon listed above if possible.
Stats and Max CP
|Grimer (Alola) PoisonDark|
|Max CP at Level 40 1374 | Max CP at Level 50 1553|
|ATK 135||DEF 90||STA 190|
|Weak to||Strong Against|
|Ground||Psychic Fairy Grass Ghost|
|Fast Moves||Charge Moves|
Believe it or not, both Alolan Grimer and Alolan Muk can be used in PvP. Dark + Poison is a fantastic defensive typing, which help them stand out as great safe swaps to use in the current meta and some restricted formats.
If you want to use Alolan Grimer in Great League, keep in mind that you will need to fully XL it, so it is quite an expensive investment. Is it worth spending that much on A-Grimer tho? That’s up for debate. Poison Jab, Crunch and Sludge Bomb is probably the best moveset, although Gunk Shot as a nuke move instead of Sludge Bomb is a nice surprise that can flip some matchups.
Alolan Muk on the other hand is a much cheaper investment with great versatility. You can run it with Poison Jab if you want a bit more fast move pressure or with Snarl if you prefer higher energy generation. Dark Pulse + Sludge Wave is usually the preferred moveset, but you could always run it with Acid Spray if you want to have a bait move or with Gunk Shot if you’d rather have a move to nuke your opponents instead.
We hope you found this raid guide useful, happy hunting!