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||Brave Bird||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||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
- 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!