Alolan Grimer Raid Guide

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Grimer (Alola)

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 Flying 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 Flying Brave Bird Flying 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
  • 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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