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Galactic Grunt
ギンガだんのしたっぱ Team Galactic Underling
Diamond Pearl Team Galactic Grunts.png
Art from Diamond and Pearl
Other names
Introduced in Generation IV
Appears in Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum
Gender Both
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members B-2, Advanced level Grunt
Anime debut A Secret Sphere of Influence!
TCG debut [[ (TCG)|]]
TCG card {{{card}}}
Manga debut Escape From Team Galactic (Pokémon 7)
Ring Around the Roserade (II) (Adventures)
Hareta's Very First Pokémon Battle!! (DP Adventure!)

A Galactic Grunt (Japanese: ギンガだんのしたっぱ Team Galactic Underling) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in the Generation IV games. They are the grunts of Team Galactic. There are male and female versions, and they all dress in the spacesuit-looking outfits that are the Team Galactic uniforms and have light blue hair that is cut quite short and rounded.

In the games

In the games, Galactic Grunts generally act as footsoldiers and guards for Team Galactic. Like all villain team Grunts, they are not individually named. Unlike other team grunts however, such as Rocket grunts, Plasma grunts, Aqua grunts and Magma grunts, Team Galactic grunts don't seem to get what are the global objectives of the team and often speak nonsense about them, which makes them look silly as to why they joined the team in the first place. They also are known to simply quote Team Galactic's mottos and policies that can be found in their Headquarters even if they do not challenge the player. Certain Galactic grunts sometimes drop keys to their warehouses and HQs when they are defeated and/or they run away.

In Diamond and Pearl, They generally use a combination of Glameow, Stunky, Croagunk, Zubat, Bronzor, and the Wurmple line.

In Platinum, they don't use the Wurmple or Bronzor lines anymore and now also use the Houndour and Murkrow lines.

Appearance

Spr DP Galactic Grunt M.pngSpr DP Galactic Grunt F.png
Images from
Diamond, Pearl, and Platinum

Pokémon

In Diamond and Pearl

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Zubat
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Golbat
80
Wurmple
80
Silcoon
80
Beautifly
80
Cascoon
80
Dustox
80
Glameow
80
Stunky
80
Bronzor
80
Croagunk

In Platinum

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Zubat
80
Golbat
80
Murkrow
80
Houndour
80
Glameow
80
Stunky
80
Croagunk

In the anime

Galactic Grunts have made multiple appearances in the anime, with the first appearance being in A Secret Sphere of Influence!. They also appeared in Enter Galactic!, Losing Its Lustrous and Double Team Turnover!, Steeling Peace of Mind!, Saving the World From Ruins!, and Gateway to Ruin!. Some grunts wear glasses and, as shown in Gateway to Ruin!, are trained to fight with Bōs (or Quarterstaves).

Pokémon

Galactic Grunts's Golbat
Golbat
Each Galactic Grunt appears to be issued with one or two Golbat each. These Golbat are used either in battle or for aerial research.

Golbat's known moves are Air Cutter, Shadow Ball, Sludge Bomb, Protect and Supersonic.

Debut Enter Galactic!
Voice actors
Japanese Shin'ichirō Miki
English Shin'ichirō Miki

In the manga

In the Phantom Thief Pokémon 7 manga

Team Galactic Grunts first appear in Escape From Team Galactic, where one attacks Hiori and Rocco while they look for Hiori's missing sister, Lily. Hiori manages to beat the Galactic Grunt and takes off to their base so he can find his sister. While in the air, Hiori and Rocco are ambushed by another Galactic Grunt and has an airborne battle with her, and Hiori emerges the victor.

Sometime after rescuing his sister, the bakery "Sun Sun" that is owned by his friend Nazuna and her father is attacked by two Galactic Grunts. They manage to defeat the Baker and his daughter but are swiftly defeated by Hiori's Lucario.

More Grunts appear in their base when Hiori, Rocco, and Lily infiltrate it to stop their plan to capture Darkrai and take over the world, they are all put asleep by Hiori's Tangrowth. One last high level grunt, known as the Galactic #2, battles Lily and is defeated by her and knocked out by their leader, Io.

Pokémon

Galactic Grunt's Electivire
Electivire
Electivire was used by the Galactic Grunt that attacked Hiori and Rocco in their search for Lily. It fought Hiori's Lucario and almost defeated it until Hiori's became enraged and defeated it with a powered up Water Pulse.

Electivire's known moves are Quick Attack, ThunderShock, Rain Dance and Thunder.

Debut Escape From Team Galactic
Galactic Grunt's Magnezone
Magnezone
Magnezone was used by the Galactic Grunt that attacked Hiori and Rocco when they attempted to fly to the Team Galactic section base. In the air it fought Hiori's Derifblim but despite the type advantage Magnezone and the Galactic Grunt were defeated by Hiori's quick thinking.

Magnezone's known moves are Spark, Magnet Bomb, Thunder Wave, and Charge Beam.

Debut Showdown With An Assasin
Galactic Grunt's Heatran
Heatran
Heatran was used by one of the Galactic Grunts that attacked Sun Sun. It managed to defeat Nazuna and her Father but was defeated by Hiori's Lucario.

Heatran's only known move is Fire Spin.

Debut A World Covered In Darkness
Galactic Grunt's Abomasnow
Abomasnow
Abomasnow was used by one of the Galactic Grunts that attacked Sun Sun. It fought and was defeated by Hiori's Lucario's Bone Rush.

Abomasnow's only known move is Ice Shard.

Debut A World Covered In Darkness
Galactic Grunt's Houndoom
Houndoom
These Houndoom were used to guard the Team Galactic regional base. They and their Trainers were put to sleep by Hiori's Tangrowth's Sleep Powder.

None of their moves are known.

Debut Breaking Into An Enemy's Lair!
Galactic # 2's Rampardos
Rampardos
Rampardos was used by the Galactic # 2 to battle Lily. Despite the type disadvantage he had to her Leafeon he knew powerful super effective moves to Grass-type Pokémon. After a long battle Lily's Leafeon emerged the victor.

Rampardos's known moves are Fire Blast, Ice Beam, Rock Slide, and Head Smash.

Debut Breaking Into An Enemy's Lair!

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Team Galactic Grunts in Pokémon Adventures

A group of Galactic Grunts first appear in Ring Around the Roserade (II), where they interrogate Rad Rickshaw, the owner of the bicycle shop, after abducting him. They were quickly dispelled by Cynthia's Spiritomb and fled their hideout, but many more of them made another appearance in Stunning Staravia & Stinky Skuntank I, where one of them snatched Platinum's Pokédex and almost got away with it, and many others fought Paka, Uji, Diamond, and Pearl to find and issue a ransom on Platinum.

Finally, more groups of grunts attack the three lakes of Sinnoh alongside their three Commanders, Mars, Jupiter, and Saturn.

Pokémon

Galactic Grunt's Skuntank (multiple)
Skuntank (multiple)
Skuntank were the first Pokémon used by the Galactic Grunts. They were used to battle Paka and Uji in Veilstone City so that they can find their client, Platinum, and use her for a ransom. They were defeated by the combined efforts of Paka, Uji, Diamond, and Pearl.

One Skuntank was known to use Night Slash.

Debut Stunning Staravia & Stinky Skuntank I
Galactic Grunt's Staravia (multiple)
Staravia (multiple)
Staravia were the second Pokémon used by the Galactic Grunts. They were used to battle Paka and Uji in Veilstone City so that they can find their client, Platinum, and use her for a ransom. They were defeated by the combined efforts of Paka, Uji, Diamond, and Pearl. They were next seen being used to capture Mesprit at Lake Verity.

None of their moves are known.

Debut Stunning Staravia & Stinky Skuntank I
Magby (multiple)
Magby (multiple)
Team Galactic left multiple Magby locked in Fuego Ironworks with Pearl and his Pokémon. They were simultaneously defeated by his Chatot and Infernape.

None of Magby's moves are known.

Debut VS. Magby
Galactic Grunt's Houndoom
Houndoom
Team Galactic left a Houndoom in Fuego Ironworks where it took on Pearl and his Luxray. Houndoom was much harder than the Magby as Pearl had Rayhiko dodge the attacks that Houndoom threw at them. However, one of the attacks ends up burning Rayhiko's legs. Rayhiko pushed itself to keep going even though it suffered the burn effect. With the motivation, Rayhiko was able to defeat Houndoom with Shock Wave.

Houndoom's known moves are Nasty Plot and Flamethrower.

Debut VS. Houndoom
Galactic Grunt's Haunter (multiple)
Haunter (multiple)
Haunter were the third Pokémon used by the Galactic Grunts. They were used by Saturn's group of Galactic Grunt's to capture Azelf at Lake Valor.

None of Haunter's moves are known.

Debut VS. Tangrowth
Galactic Grunt's Machamp (multiple)
Machamp (multiple)
Machamp were the fourth Pokémon used by the Galactic Grunts. They were used by Saturn's group of Galactic Grunt's to capture Azelf at Lake Valor but were prevented from successfully capturing it by Pearl's efforts.

None of their moves are known.

Debut VS. Tangrowth
Galactic Grunt's Grimer (multiple)
Grimer (multiple)
Grimer were used to guard the roads leading into Veilstone City but were defeated by Pearl's newly finished team.

None of their moves are known.

Debut VS. Grimer
Galactic Grunt's Meowth (multiple)
Meowth (multiple)
Meowth were used to guard the roads leading into Veilstone City but were defeated by Pearl's newly finished team.

None of their moves are known.

Debut VS. Grimer
Galactic Grunt's Drowzee (multiple)
Drowzee (multiple)
Drowzee were used to guard the roads leading into Veilstone City but were defeated by Pearl's newly finished team. Another group guarded the entrance and were fought by Pearl's Unown allies.

None of their moves are known.

Debut VS. Honchkrow
Galactic Grunt's Hitmonchan (multiple)
Hitmonchan (multiple)
Hitmonchan were used to guard the entrance to Veilstone City but were defeated by Pearl's newly finished team. Another group guarded the entrance and were fought by Pearl's Unown allies.

None of their moves are known.

Debut VS. Honchkrow
Galactic Grunt's Mankey (multiple)
Mankey (multiple)
Mankey were used to guard the entrance to Veilstone City but were defeated by Pearl's newly finished team. Another group guarded the entrance and were fought by Pearl's Unown allies.

None of their moves are known.

Debut VS. Honchkrow
Galactic Grunt's Charmeleon
Charmeleon
Charmeleon were used to attack Buck on Stark Mountain.

None of their moves are known.

Debut VS. Heatran
Galactic Grunt's Combusken
Combusken
Combusken were used to attack Buck on Stark Mountain.

None of their moves are known.

Debut VS. Heatran

In Pokémon Diamond and Pearl Adventure! manga

B-2

In Pokémon DP Adventure a Galactic Grunt known as B-2 is given a recurring role in the manga. He is distinguishable from other grunts due to his jiggling buttocks after being bitten by Hareta.

Pokémon

Wurmple (x3)
Wurmple (x3)
Wurmple is B-2's Pokémon that he mainly uses. He has three of them as seen in Dialga's Secret Keys as he used all of them at one for a simultaneous String Shot but failed due to Garchomp's Slash.

Wurmple's known moves are Poison Sting and String Shot.

Debut Hareta's Very First Pokémon Battle!!
B-2's Zubat
Zubat
B-2's Zubat was used to get back at Hareta for biting him in the butt.

Zubat's only known move is Bite.

Debut Hareta's Very First Pokémon Battle!!
B-2's Beautifly
Beautifly
B-2's Beautifly was used to fight Hareta in which it took on his Shinx.
Debut Dialga's Secret Keys
B-2's Graveler
Graveler
B-2's Graveler was used at the dock of Iron Island as soon as Hareta entered. It was very strong as its Rollout almost crushed Hareta. However, Lucario was able to stop it.

Graveler's known moves are Rollout and Rock Slide.

Debut Serious Training on Iron Island!!
B-2's Drapion
Drapion
B-2's Drapion attacked Hareta's Shinx in the cave from underground on Iron Island. Drapion used the 360° ability to stop Lucario from using Aura Sphere on it. It was beaten by Hareta's Riolu and Riley's Lucario.

Drapion's known moves are Fire Fang and Bite.

Debut Serious Training on Iron Island!!

Pokémon (Not B-2's)

Team Galactic's Zubat
Zubat
Zubat was only seen flying beside its Trainer.
Debut Hareta's Very First Pokémon Battle!!
Team Galactic's Machoke
Machoke
Machoke was sent out by a Galactic Grunt to help him try to steal Munchlax. However, it was beaten by Munchlax's Rollout and Piplup's Peck.

Machoke's only known move is Revenge.

Debut Find Munchlax
Croagunk (multiple)
Croagunk (multiple)
Croagunk was sent out to deal with Hareta. It took on his Misdreavus. Later, another one was sent out to take on the Gym Leaders along with Team Galactic's other Pokémon.

None of Croagunk's moves are known.

Debut Dialga's Secret Keys
Team Galactic's Dustox
Dustox
Dustox was sent out to take on the Gym Leaders along with Team Galactic's other Pokémon.
Debut The Legendary Pokémon, Captured
Golbat (multiple)
Golbat (multiple)
Golbat was sent out to take on the Gym Leaders along with Team Galactic's other Pokémon.
Debut Dialga's Secret Keys
Team Galactic's Wurmple
Wurmple
Wurmple was sent out to deal with Hareta with a Poison Sting after he bit B-2's butt.

Wurmple's only known move is Poison Sting.

Debut Hareta's Very First Pokémon Battle!!
Team Galactic's Carnivine
Carnivine
Team Galactic's Carnivine made a brief appearance while Team Galactic was discussing their plans on catching Deoxys.
Debut Deoxys, The Phantom Pokémon! (Part 1)
Team Galactic's Aggron
Aggron
Team Galactic summoned Aggron to take over the Sinnoh League Tournament.

Aggron's only known move is Hyper Beam.

Debut A Surprise Visit from Hareta's Father!
Team Galactic's Torkoal
Torkoal
Team Galactic summoned Torkoal to take over the Sinnoh League Tournament.

Torkoal's only known move is Flamethrower.

Debut A Surprise Visit from Hareta's Father!

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Galactic Grunts or their Pokémon in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Galactic Grunt's Pokémon
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a silver background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Forretress Pokémon G Metal Rising Rivals Common 61/111 Bonds to the End of Time Uncommon 061/090
Carnivine Pokémon G Grass DP Black Star Promos   DP42 DPt-P Promotional cards   001/DPt-P
Beedrill Pokémon G Grass Arceus Common 53/99 Advent of Arceus Common 001/090
Other related cards
Card Type English
Expansion
Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Team Galactic's Wager Su Mysterious Treasures Uncommon 115/123 Secret of the Lakes Uncommon  
      Rampardos the Attacker    
      Bastiodon the Defender    
 

Trivia

  • The Galactic Grunt battle music has a funk and jazz element in it, while there is a funk and jazz group called the Galactic.



Boss: Cyrus
Commanders: MarsJupiterSaturnCharonSird*
Notable Members: B-2*Mitsumi*Advanced level Grunt*Lily*Io*
Lower Members: Galactic GruntsScientists
Buildings: Team Galactic Eterna BuildingTeam Galactic HQ



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