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グルーシャ Grusha
"The Sub-zero Shredder"
Scarlet Violet Grusha.png
Artwork from Scarlet and Violet
Age Unknown
Gender Male
Eye color Blue
Hair color Blue
Hometown Glaseado Mountain
Region Paldea
Trainer class Gym Leader
Generation IX
Games Scarlet and Violet
Member of Paldea League
Rank Gym Leader
Leader of Glaseado Gym
Badge Ice Badge
Specializes in Ice-types

Grusha (Japanese: グルーシャ Grusha) is the Gym Leader of Glaseado Mountain's Gym, known officially as the Glaseado Gym. He specializes in Ice-type Pokémon.

In the core series games

Before being the Gym Leader of Glaseado Gym, Grusha used to be a professional snowboarder,[1] and the second best in the world — at one point having won six times in a row at Paldean major competitions. He was forced to retire from the sport after sustaining an injury from an accident. He usually keeps his cool, but will show his hidden emotions in the heat of battle.[1] Because being a Gym Leader is the only thing he has left, he is overly worried about maintaining his position, creating some discomfort around Geeta. After the player defeats him in a rematch during a Gym Inspection, Grusha regains his former determined side, intrigued by the player's skills.

In addition to the Gym Badge, Grusha gives out TM124 (Ice Spinner) after defeating him.


Gym battle

Grusha will Terastallize his Altaria at the first opportunity.


Grusha will Terastallize his Altaria at the first opportunity.



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Key artwork from Scarlet and Violet Concept art from Scarlet and Violet


Main article: Grusha/Quotes

In the TCG

Special illustration rare Grusha
Main article: Grusha (Paldea Evolved 184)

Grusha was introduced as a Supporter card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Scarlet & Violet Series (the Japanese Scarlet & Violet Era). It was first released in the Japanese Snow Hazard expansion and the English Paldea Evolved expansion, with artwork by GIDORA. An ultra rare version with artwork by the same artist, and a special illustration rare version of the card with artwork by DOM were released in the same sets. It allows players to draw cards until they have 5 cards in their hand, unless they have no Energy attached to any of their Pokémon; in which case the player draws cards until they have 7 cards in their hand.


  • Grusha's Japanese Gym Leader title is 絶対零度トリック.
  • Grusha is the first Gym Leader since Blaine in Generations II and IV whose Gym is not located in a town or city.
  • His Altaria's Ice Tera Type may allude to icy clouds in the skies, considering Glaseado Mountain's high altitude.


Language Name Origin
Japanese グルーシャ Grusha From груша grusha (Russian for pear)
English, German, Spanish,
French, Italian, Indonesian,
Brazilian Portuguese
Grusha From his Japanese name
Korean 그루샤 Grusha Transcription of his Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 古魯夏 / 古鲁夏 Gǔlǔxià Transcription of his Japanese name
Chinese (Cantonese) 古魯夏 Gúlóuhhah Mandarin-based transcription of his Japanese name
Thai กรูชา Krucha Transcription of his Japanese name

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