Difference between revisions of "Team Aqua Grunt (Trainer class)"

From Bulbapedia, the community-driven Pokémon encyclopedia.
Jump to: navigation, search
m (In the games)
m (See also)
Line 212: Line 212:
{{Team Aqua}}<br>
{{Team Aqua}}<br>
{{Villainous Grunts|color={{sapphire color light}}|corecolor={{water color}}|bordercolor={{sapphire color}}}}<br>
{{Project CharacterDex notice|tc}}
{{Project CharacterDex notice|tc}}

Revision as of 07:02, 14 September 2013

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

A Team Aqua Grunt (Japanese: アクアだんしたっぱ 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. Both male and female grunts have orange hair. 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.


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

Trainer list

Pokémon Sapphire

Pokémon Emerald

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 win but their plans are ruined by Ash and his friends. 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.


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 BubbleBeam to escape. It appears again in the next episode where it is used to capture Mr. Briney's Peeko. Later it uses its BubbleBeam 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, BubbleBeam and Water Pulse.

Debut Stairway to Devon
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!

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

The grunts have made some appearances in Pokémon Adventures. In VS Armaldo, they sent out their Pokémon along with the Magma grunts to attack Ruby and Sapphire.


Team Aqua Duskull Adventures.png
Team Aqua Lotad Corphish Adventures.png
Team Aqua Lotad Corphish Adventures.png


In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Sbire Aqua
Germany Flag.png German Team Aqua Rüpel
Italy Flag.png Italian Recluta Idro

See also

Project CharacterDex logo.png This character related article is a stub. You can help Bulbapedia by expanding it.

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

Team Rocket GruntTeam Aqua GruntTeam Magma Grunt
Galactic GruntTeam Plasma GruntTeam Flare Grunt
Team Skull GruntTeam Rainbow Rocket Grunt

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Hoenn Ace Trainer*Aqua AdminSEASAqua LeaderSEASAroma LadyBattle GirlBeautyBird KeeperBlack Belt
Bug CatcherBug ManiacCamperChampionCollectorDragon TamerElite FourExpertFisherman
GentlemanGuitaristHex ManiacHikerInterviewersKindlerLadyLassLeaderMagma AdminREOR
Magma LeaderREORNinja BoyOld CoupleParasol LadyPicnickerPoké FanPoké ManiacPokémon Ranger
Pokémon TrainerPokémon BreederPsychicRich BoyRuin ManiacSailorSchoolkid*Sis and BroSwimmer
Team Aqua GruntSEASTeam Magma GruntREORTeammates*TriathleteTuberTwinsWinstrateYoung CoupleYoungster
Ace DuoORASBrains & BrawnORASBackpackerORASDelinquentORASFairy Tale GirlORASFare PrinceORASFree DiverORAS
LorekeeperORASMysterious SistersORASProprietorORASRotation GirlORASScuba DiverORASSecret Base ExpertORAS
Secret Base TrainerORASSootopolitanORASStreet ThugORAS
Battle Frontier only:E
Arena TycoonDome AceFactory HeadPalace MavenPike QueenPyramid KingSalon Maiden
Battle Institute and Battle Maison only:ORAS
ArtistBattle ChatelaineButlerChefFurisode GirlGarçonGardenerMadameMaidMonsieurOwnerPreschoolerPunk Girl
Punk GuyRising StarRoller SkaterSchoolboySchoolgirlScientistTouristVeteranWaitressWorker
Project CharacterDex logo.png This Trainer Class article is part of Project CharacterDex, a Bulbapedia project that aims to write comprehensive articles on each character found in the Pokémon games.