What Beats Grimer in Pokémon GO?

What beats Grimer in Pokémon GO?
What beats Grimer in Pokémon GO? / Courtesy of Niantic

What beats Grimer in Pokémon GO? Grimer is a classic Team GO Rocket Pokémon, making it a frequent enemy in the game. In the currently ongoing Pokémon GO Fest Battle Challenges, Team GO Rocket administrator Cliff includes Grimer in his lineup. Here's how best to defeat the Poison-Type Pokémon.

What Beats Grimer in Pokémon GO?

As a pure Poison-Type Pokémon, Grimer is resistant to Fighting-, Poison-, Bug-, Grass-, and Fairy-Type attacks. On the other hand, Grimer is particularly weak to Ground-Type and Psychic-Type attacks. Players would be well served.

Pokémon that can learn both Ground- and Psychic-Type attacks are the best offensive choices against Grimer, but any strong Pokémon that excels in just one of the categories will do the trick. The most powerful counters to Grimer are Mewtwo, Deoxys in Attack mode, Alakazam, Espeon and Azelf.

These Pokémon primarily use Psychic-Type attacks to defeat Grimer. Confusion, Psystrike, Psychic and Zen Headbutt are all effective Grimer counters.