Grimlies are ghost-like mutants that live inside Mount Grimly. They have a leader known as the Grimly Hero who lives inside the Uka Tree. Their origins are unknown but they may be the result of some bad mojo and another living creature.
They are Cortex's servants. They can slow down time, allowing the player to cross some obstacles. They have a fighting style similar to that of a boxer and use a move called "Lock on" instead of blocking. Enemy Grimlies never slow down time.
For their block breaker attack they swing their fist around to charge up. Then, they punch forward (which resembles Rayman's punch attack greatly). Their fists glow blue when charging up the block breaker attack. Their "Lock on" move causes the Grimly using it to point at an enemy/breakable object and revolve around it when moved sideways, towards it when moved forwards and away from it when moved backwards, which is really useful for doging quickly or charging at an enemy by surprise.
Most of them are blue and bulky looking with a blue motion blur, but the Grimly hero is lightly built, purple, wears a cape and gloves, has rings, a longer antenna, sharper teeth, bigger eyes, and has a red motion blur. They are only seen in Crash: Mind Over Mutant. You can find them in these locations: Mount Grimly, Frozen Coast, Wumpa Island, and Cortex's space head. "Grimly" is a pun of the word "Gremlin", which is a monster-like creature, hinting that they could be the result of feeding Voodoo Bunnies carrots after midnight, as mentioned by Aku Aku in Crash of the Titans.
One Grimly can be seen in the cutscene before the game title shows, where it gets violently kicked by Crash in the groin.
|Crash Mind Over Mutant|
|Protagonists||Crash Bandicoot - Aku Aku - Coco Bandicoot - Crunch Bandicoot|
|Antagonists||Doctor Neo Cortex - Doctor Nitrus Brio - Doctor N. Gin - Nina Cortex - Uka Uka|
|Titans||Spike - Ratcicle - Magmadon - TK - Sludge - Rhinoroller - Scorporilla - Grimly - Battler - Stench - Yuktopus - Snipe - Titan Heroes|
|Items||TNT Crate - Basic Crate - Wumpa Fruit - Mojo - NV|
|Levels||Console: (Wumpa Island - Ratcicle Kingdom - Wasteland - Junkyard - Mount Grimly - Space Head) DS: (Crystal Mountains - Deserted Wasteland - N. Jin Labs)|
|Enemies||Ratnician - Brat Girl - Doom Monkey - Znu - Slap-E - Spike Crate|