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}}}
Notable members {{{members}}}
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 debuted in the Generation III games. They are the peons of Team Aqua. They generally act as footsoldiers and guards for Team Aqua.

In the games

In Pokémon Sapphire and Pokémon Alpha Sapphire, they serve alongside the primary antagonists while in Pokémon Ruby and Pokémon Omega 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
Unused 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 portraits from
Alpha Sapphire

Trainer list

Pokémon Sapphire

Pokémon Emerald

Pokémon Alpha Sapphire

In the anime

In the main series

Team Aqua Agent
Team Aqua Grunts in the anime

Team Aqua Grunts have made several appearances in the anime, normally using their Pokémon to infiltrate a target or to help Shelly out.

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 appeared again in the next episode, where he used his Crawdaunt to capture Mr. Briney's Peeko. Later, Team Rocket appeared to try and take Peeko from him, but were sent blasting off by Crawdaunt. He tried to escape with Peeko, but in the end, he was stopped and had to escape.

In A Three Team Scheme!, three Grunts appeared with Shelly to collect information on Team Magma. They appeared again in Fight for the Meteorite!, where they surrounded Professor Cozmo for a meteorite. They battled Team Magma and lost, but Team Magma's plans were ruined by Ash and Professor Cozmo. In Unfair Weather Friends, they infiltrated the Weather Institute, but their plans failed, and they had to escape. Their last appearances were in Gaining Groudon and The Scuffle of Legends, where they had awakened Groudon, causing mass destruction, but in the end, Team Aqua was 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 attacked with Quick Attack, but Crawdaunt retaliated with Crabhammer, before using Bubble Beam to escape. It appeared again in the next episode where it was used to capture Mr. Briney's Peeko. Later it used its Bubble Beam to send Team Rocket blasting off. Ash and Pikachu tried and go on his boat to try to stop him, but Crawdaunt used Water Pulse to send the boat flying. In the end they had to escape without Peeko.

Many appeared in Fight for the Meteorite! where they took over Mt. Chimney and battled Team Magma's Mightyena and Golbat alongside Walrein and were 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 were guarding the submarine, but were 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 were able to knock out 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

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
English Darren Dunstan (AG017-AG018)

In Pokémon Generations

Team Aqua Grunts in Pokémon Generations

Team Aqua Grunts appeared in The Cavern alongside their leaders Archie, Matt and Shelly. They were used as backup and general support for all of Team Aqua's plans to reawaken Kyogre. Three accompanied Archie to the Seafloor Cavern as he used the Blue Orb on Kyogre, several appeared on board the Submarine Explorer 1 alongside Archie and Shelly after Kyogre began to attack, and some were seen working with Matt as he reported on Kyogre's progress. In addition, many Grunts were seen in a flashback, attacking researchers at the Weather Institute during Team Aqua's takeover of the building.

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 Ash & Pikachu manga

Team Aqua Grunts appeared in Two Groups Attacking! Magma VS. Aqua, where they were led by Shelly.

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Matt, Shelly, and Amber were originally Team Aqua Grunts during their debut. 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
Team Aqua's Carvanha
Carvanha was sent out by Team Aqua to assist Zinnia during her raid on Sea Mauville.

None of Carvanha's moves are known.

Debut Omega Alpha Adventure 8
Team Aqua's Grimer
Grimer was sent out by Team Aqua to assist Zinnia during her raid on Sea Mauville.

None of Grimer's moves are known.

Debut Omega Alpha Adventure 8


  • 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 Team 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 other's 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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