Alolan Grimer Raid Guide


Grimer (Alola)

Alolan Grimer is currently featured as a Tier 1 raid boss in Pokémon GO 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. It should be an easy solo for any trainer.

Alolan Grimer Raid Counters

The best raid counters for Alolan Grimer are listed below, according to our Pokémon GO DB battle simulator:

# Pokémon Fast Move Charge Move Time to win Deaths
1. Blaziken (Mega) Counter Fighting Blast Burn Fire 8.30s 0.00
2. Aerodactyl (Mega) Rock Throw Rock Earth Power Ground 9.25s 0.00
3. Sceptile (Mega) Fury Cutter Bug Earthquake Ground 9.28s 0.00
4. Charizard (Mega Y) Fire Spin Fire Blast Burn Fire 9.89s 0.00
5. Pidgeot (Mega) Wing Attack Flying Brave Bird Flying 9.86s 0.00
6. Latios (Mega) Dragon Breath Dragon Dragon Claw Dragon 10.32s 0.00
7. Swampert (Mega) Mud Shot Ground Hydro Cannon Water 10.35s 0.00
8. Blastoise (Mega) Water Gun Water Hydro Pump Water 10.66s 0.00
9. Ampharos (Mega) Charge Beam Electric Zap Cannon Electric 10.94s 0.00
10. Lopunny (Mega) Double Kick Fighting Focus Blast Fighting 10.99s 0.00
11. Groudon Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground 11.10s 0.00
12. Landorus (Therian) Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground 11.10s 0.00
13. Steelix (Mega) Thunder Fang Electric Earthquake Ground 11.15s 0.00
14. Excadrill Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground 11.17s 0.00
15. Garchomp Mud Shot Ground Earthquake Ground 11.15s 0.00
16. Regigigas Hidden Power Normal Giga Impact Normal 11.26s 0.00
17. Mamoswine Mud-Slap Ground High Horsepower Ground 11.54s 0.00
18. Charizard (Mega X) Wing Attack Flying Overheat Fire 11.57s 0.00
19. Manectric (Mega) Thunder Fang Electric Wild Charge Electric 11.71s 0.00
20. Beedrill (Mega) Bug Bite Bug X-Scissor Bug 11.70s 0.00
21. Alakazam (Mega) Counter Fighting Future Sight Psychic 11.69s 0.00
22. Latias (Mega) Dragon Breath Dragon Outrage Dragon 11.99s 0.00
23. Rhyperior Mud-Slap Ground Stone Edge Rock 12.10s 0.00
24. Gyarados (Mega) Dragon Breath Dragon Aqua Tail Water 12.25s 0.00
25. Houndoom (Mega) Fire Fang Fire Flamethrower Fire 12.31s 0.00
26. Gigalith Mud-Slap Ground Meteor Beam Rock 12.40s 0.00
27. Pheromosa Bug Bite Bug Bug Buzz Bug 12.44s 0.00
28. Palkia Dragon Tail Dragon Hydro Pump Water 12.50s 0.00
29. Scizor (Mega) Bullet Punch Steel Iron Head Steel 12.55s 0.00
30. Xurkitree Spark Electric Discharge Electric 12.63s 0.00
31. Chandelure Fire Spin Fire Overheat Fire 12.70s 0.00
32. Darmanitan Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire 12.70s 0.00
33. Gengar (Mega) Lick Ghost Shadow Ball Ghost 12.74s 0.00
34. Dugtrio (Alola) Mud-Slap Ground Earthquake Ground 12.70s 0.00
35. Darmanitan (Standard) Fire Fang Fire Overheat Fire 12.70s 0.00

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
  • Eevolutions
  • 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
  • Poison Jab Poison
  • Bite Dark
  • Gunk Shot Poison
  • Sludge Bomb Poison
  • Crunch Dark

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!

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