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Team Aqua Grunt (Trainer class)

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Team Aqua Grunt
アクアだんのしたっぱ Team Aqua Underling
Omega Ruby Alpha Sapphire Team Aqua Grunts.png
Art from Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Other names
Introduced in Generation III
Appears in Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Gender Both
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
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Anime debut Stairway to Devon
TCG debut EX Team Magma vs Team Aqua
TCG card Team Aqua Schemer
Team Aqua Conspirator
Team Aqua Grunt
Manga debut Lombre Larceny (Adventures)

A Team Aqua Grunt (Japanese: アクアだんのしたっぱ Team Aqua Underling) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in the Generation III games. They are the peons of Team Aqua. There are male and female versions, but they all dress in the recognizable blue pirate style outfits associated with Team Aqua. They generally act as footsoldiers and guards for Team Aqua.

In the games

In Pokémon Sapphire, they serve alongside the primary antagonists while in Pokémon Ruby, they assist the player in stopping Team Magma. In Pokémon Emerald, Team Aqua Grunts share the role of the antagonists alongside the Team Magma Grunts.

They generally use a combination of Water-, Poison-, and Dark-type Pokémon.



Ruby Sapphire Team Aqua Grunts.png
Artwork from
Ruby and Sapphire


Spr RS Team Aqua Grunt M.pngSpr RS Team Aqua Grunt F.png Spr RS Team Aqua Beta.png
Sprites from
Sapphire and Emerald
Possible beta sprite from Sapphire
Aqua Grunt M OD.pngAqua Grunt F OD.png Pokemon Ranger f OD.png
Overworld sprites from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Former member's overworld sprite,
in civilian attire, from
Black 2 and White 2
VSTeam Aqua Grunt M.pngVSTeam Aqua Grunt F.png
VS sprites from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Trainer list

Pokémon Sapphire

Pokémon Emerald

Pokémon Alpha Sapphire

In the anime

Team Aqua Agent
Team Aqua Grunts in the anime

Team Aqua Grunts have made subsequent appearances in the anime, normally using their Pokémon to infiltrate a target or to help Shelly out. One grunt is voiced by Darren Dunstan in English.

The first Aqua Grunt is introduced in Stairway to Devon where he infiltrated the Devon Corporation by disguising himself as a scientist and stole two capsules of "Creation Fluid". His plans were stopped by Team Rocket's Jessie and James, who intended to steal the same thing, all parties involved not realizing that "Creation Fluid" was nothing more than water. The same grunt appears again in the next episode where he uses his Crawdaunt to capture Mr. Briney's Peeko. Later, Team Rocket appear and try to take Peeko from him but is sent blasting off by Crawdaunt. He tries to escape with Peeko, but in the end is stopped and he has to escape.

They appear again in Fight for the Meteorite!, where they surrounded Professor Cozmo for a meteorite. They battle Team Magma and lose but Team Magma's plans are ruined by Ash and Professor Cozmo. In A Three Team Scheme! three grunts appeared with Shelly to collect information on Team Magma. In Unfair Weather Friends they infiltrated the Weather Institute, but their plans fail and they escape. Their last appearances in Gaining Groudon and The Scuffle of Legends is where they have awakened Groudon which causes mass destruction, but in the end Team Aqua are defeated.


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This listing is of Team Aqua Grunts' Pokémon in the Pokémon anime:

Team Aqua's Crawdaunt
Crawdaunt (multiple)
Team Aqua grunts have many Crawdaunt they use in their evil plans. In Stairway to Devon, a grunt used one to battle Ash and his Pikachu. Pikachu attacks with Quick Attack, but Crawdaunt retaliates with Crabhammer, before using Bubble Beam to escape. It appears again in the next episode where it is used to capture Mr. Briney's Peeko. Later it uses its Bubble Beam to send Team Rocket blasting off. Ash and Pikachu try and go on his boat to try to stop him, but Crawdaunt uses Water Pulse and sends the boat flying, in the end they have to escape without Peeko.

Many appear in Fight for the Meteorite! where they take over Mt. Chimney and battle Team Magma's Mightyena and Golbat alongside Walrein and are defeated. In Unfair Weather Friends one was used to infiltrate the Weather Institute along with Ash and his friends and two to battle Brodie.

Crawdaunt's last appearance was in Gaining Groudon, where they are guarding the submarine, but are defeated by James's Cacnea's Pin Missile.

Crawdaunt's known moves are Crabhammer, Bubble Beam, and Water Pulse.

Debut Stairway to Devon
Voice actors
English Ted Lewis
Team Aqua's Walrein
Walrein (multiple)
Team Aqua grunts have many Walrein they use in their evil plans. In Fight for the Meteorite!, they used them along with their Crawdaunt and Shelly's Walrein to battle Team Magma's Mightyena and Golbat. Golbat and Mightyena are able to faint all of the Pokémon. Walrein's last appearance was in The Scuffle of Legends, where they battled Team Magma's Mightyena.

Walrein's only known move is Water Gun.

Debut Fight for the Meteorite!
Voice actors
English Maddie Blaustein

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Team Aqua Grunt in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Team Aqua Grunt
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
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Team Aqua Grunt Su Double Crisis Uncommon 26/34 Magma Gang VS Aqua Gang: Double Crisis Uncommon 028/034
      XY-P Promotional cards   119/XY-P

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Matt, Shelly and Amber were originally Team Aqua Grunts on their debut appearance in the Ruby & Sapphire chapter. After successfully stealing the Devon Parts, they were promoted to Admin status. The trio were assisted by other Team Aqua grunts during their mission to end Mt. Chimney's volcanic activity. Several other grunts then boarded the submarine to the Seafloor Cavern along with Team Magma Grunts.

In the Omega Ruby & Alpha Sapphire chapter, grunts of both Team Magma and Team Aqua assist Zinnia during her raid on Sea Mauville.


Team Aqua's Duskull
Duskull was sent out by Team Aqua to battle Ruby and Sapphire.

None of Duskull's moves are known.

Debut No Armaldo Is an Island
Team Aqua's Lotad and Corphish
Lotad and Corphish
Lotad and Corphish were sent out by Team Aqua to battle Ruby and Sapphire.

None of their moves are known.

Debut No Armaldo Is an Island


  • In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, a former Aqua Grunt can be found in Icirrus City during winter, appearing as a female Pokémon Ranger. She is in a relationship with a former male Magma Grunt and neither seems to know the other's previous affiliation.
    • In Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire, there is a former Aqua Grunt with a former Magma Grunt hiding in the Battle Resort, afraid that their respective teams will disapprove. Whether they are the same couple in Pokémon Black 2 and White 2 is unknown, due to the couple's awareness of each others past.

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Sbire AquaSE
Sbire de la Team AquaAS
Germany Flag.png German Team Aqua Rüpel
Italy Flag.png Italian Recluta IdroSE
Recluta Team IdroAS
South Korea Flag.png Korean 아쿠아단 조무래기 Akua-dan Jomuraegi
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Operário da Equipe Aqua
Russia Flag.png Russian Агент Команды Аква Agent Komandy Akva
Spain Flag.png Spanish Soldado Equipo AquaSE
Recluta del Equipo AquaAS

See also

Boss: Archie
Administrators: MattShellyAmber
Lower Members: Team Aqua Grunts
Former Members: Zinnia
Locations: Team Aqua Hideout

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