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Comic 1-Waschbar
Other languages: German: Waschbar
Hungarian: Mosómedve

Waschbar (VAASH-bar; Ger. Waschbär "raccoon") is a raccoon-like Wesen first mentioned by Monroe in "Organ Grinder". It was later seen in Issue 1 of the Grimm comics.


When woged, their body becomes covered in gray fur with black bands around glowing yellow eyes. They develop short snouts with black raccoon-like noses. The mouth is filled with sharp teeth and four large canine teeth, and the fingers are tipped with sharp claws. Waschbars are lactose intolerant. There is a sweet milk-like substance known as Bierwurze Milchzucker that can be given to a Waschbar as a homeopathic treatment to counteract their lactose intolerance.


Based on its appearance in the comic book, Waschbar seem to be aggressive masters of stealth, seemingly attacking without provocation. They are agile, quick, and effective killers.


  • The phrase "in a Waschbar's age" is used to mean "in a long time," as in the human phrase "in a 'coon's age."
  • The umlaut ä in Waschbär is pronounced like the 'a' in April.
  • If spelt with an 'a' instead of the umlaut 'ä' (a common error in English as it lacks the letter and thus doesn't recognize it as separate), one arrives at the German adjective waschbar, meaning "washable." "Bär" itself is "bear" in German, although in certain contexts it can also be a hammer.
  • The reason the umlaut is left out is probably to keep the consistency with the umlaut lost from Jägerbär to Jägerbar in the second episode of season 1.
  • Bierwurze Milchzucker: Bierwürze (literally "beer spice"; umlaut!) is the German word for gruit (aka grut). It was a popular ingredient for beer before hops became popular and mandatory by the German Beer Purity Law (Reinheitsgebot). Milchzucker (literally "milk sugar") is the German word for lactose.
Unseen Wesen in Grimm
Afrotherian Wesen Bhari Kadama
Amphibian Wesen Fossegrim
Avian Wesen Augapfel-Aushacken
Bovine Wesen Mordstier
Canine Wesen Lob Hombre, Volkodlak
Chimeric Wesen Ammit, Empousai
Chondrichthyan Wesen Ak-Moho-Alii
Decapod Wesen Karkinos
Feliform Wesen Abartige Aasfresser, Bastet
Feline Wesen Ukufu Okusheshayo
Hexapod Wesen Khepri, Sairento Shi
Lupine Wesen Grauhund
Meline Wesen Rotznasig Carcaju
Mephitid Wesen Faeteo fatalis
Monotreme Wesen Shnabeltiermörder
Pantherine Wesen Rißfleisch, Tefnut
Perissodactyl Wesen Abath
Primate Wesen Amarok, Handwerksburschen
Procyonid Wesen Waschbar
Pseudosuchian Wesen Trasque
Rodent Wesen Schmerzen-Kaninchen
Ruminant Wesen Spokelseshorn
Unknown Wesen Curupira, Fétide Taillader, Gefrierengeber, Leshy, Peau de la Mort, Sangrienta Manos, Schneetmacher, Waage
Wesen in Grimm comics
Amphibian Wesen Frosch Schleimig
Bovine Wesen Minotaur
Cetancodont Wesen Nilpferd
Chimeric Wesen Unnamed Griffin-like Wesen
Columbiform Wesen Wütende Taube
Dinosaur Wesen Unnamed Dromaeosaur-like Wesen
Feline Wesen Kasipepo
Hexapod Wesen Hadosheru
Lagomorpha Wesen Unnamed Hare-like Wesen
Lupine Wesen Unnamed Schnauzer-like Wesen
Meline Wesen Unnamed Weasel-like Wesen
Pantherine Wesen Maahes, Rißfleisch
Perissodactyl Wesen Hippos athanatos
Pinniped Wesen Unnamed Seal-like Wesen
Primate Wesen Sorglosgör
Procyonid Wesen Waschbar
Sauropsidans Wesen Ichor-thanatos, Unnamed Chinese Dragon-like Wesen
Unknown Wesen Unnamed Yoda-like Wesen

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