Team Flare Grunt (Trainer class)

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Team Flare Grunt
フレア団のしたっぱ Team Flare Underling
XY Team Flare Grunts.png
Artwork of Team Flare Grunts from X and Y
Other names
Introduced in Generation VI
Appears in X and Y
Gender Both
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Anime debut From A to Z!
TCG debut Unnumbered Promotional cards
TCG card Team Flare Grunt
Manga debut X-actly What They Wanted (Adventures)

A Team Flare Grunt (Japanese: フレア団のしたっぱ Team Flare Underling) is a type of Pokémon Trainer introduced in Generation VI. They are members of Team Flare who are dressed in red business suits and sport hairstyles resembling wisps of fire; however, two Team Flare Grunts dressed as a Garçon and a Waitress can be battled in Lysandre Café after Lysandre announces that he and his Grunts will launch the ultimate weapon.

They use a combination of Fire-, Dark-, Poison-, Fighting-, and Electric-type Pokémon.

Appearance

VSTeam Flare Grunt M.pngVSTeam Flare Grunt F.png VSGarçon.pngVSWaitress.png
VS models from
X and Y
VS portraits of two disguised
Team Flare Grunts from
X and Y

Trainer list

Pokémon X and Y


In the anime

In the main series

Team Flare Grunts in the anime

Several Team Flare Grunts first appeared in From A to Z!. They were led by Mable during their search for Zygarde in Terminus Cave. Mable and the Grunts were unable to capture Zygarde as it used Land's Wrath to get away. The Team Flare Grunts were later seen with Celosia, this time when Squishy went running off from Ash, his friends, and Sawyer. The Grunts and Celosia battled Ash and his friends, but were unable to finish the battle as Ash and his friends retreated via a distraction caused by Pikachu's Electro Ball. The Team Flare Grunts found the group as they were by the campsite looking for Squishy as it ran off again. While Ash and Sawyer dealt with Celosia, Ash had his friends take Squishy to safety. Bryony and her set of Team Flare Grunts later found Squishy by a rock on a river. Squishy transformed into its 10% Forme and sent Bryony and her set of Grunts packing.

In Meeting at Terminus Cave!, a set of Team Flare Grunts stood by Terminus Cave along with Celosia and Bryony awaiting for Squishy's arrival. After Ash and his friends went into the cave, Team Flare came out of hiding. The Grunts battled the group once more, but were defeated by Squishy's 10% Forme, although this allowed Squishy to separate from the group as a result.

In An Explosive Operation!, the Team Flare Grunts battled Z2, who soon transformed into its 10% and 50% Formes. They were about to lose until Alain arrived per Lysandre's request. Alain then proceeded to battle Z2 with his Charizard. The battle distracted Z2 long enough for Team Flare to use their specialized weapons to weaken it back to its Zygarde Core Forme. They then took the Core into their custody.

A Grunt appeared in A Towering Takeover!, where he tried to capture Mairin, but was stopped by Professor Sycamore.

More grunts appeared in Coming Apart at the Dreams! where they were in the security room of Lysandre Labs. Two of them in the Lumiose Gym were revealed to have been defeated by Clemont when he went to the Gym in order to retrieve it.

As Clemont went in the Gym in The Right Hero for the Right Job!, two Team Flare Grunts who were with Xerosic and Xerosic himself saw Clemont's and Clembot's arrival. Clemont took care of the two grunts with his Luxray using Electric Terrain on them. Another group of grunts appeared in the episode with Mable where they battled Steven and his Metagross. After Serena, Mairin and Professor Sycamore rescued Chespie, more grunts appeared as they blocked their path. It wasn't long until Steven arrived with Metagross and Metagross's Psychic lifted the grunts in the air.

In Rocking Kalos Defenses!, they were seen evacuating Lysandre Labs as the Giant Rock's transformation to its Zygarde form resulted in the building being destroyed.

Pokémon


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Team Flare Grunts' Houndour
Houndour (multiple)
Some of the Team Flare grunts have a few Houndour and they used them to try to capture Z2 and Squishy. Houndour appeared several other times under the ownership of Team Flare grunts.

Houndour's only known move is Dark Pulse.

Debut From A to Z!
Team Flare Grunt's Skorupi
Skorupi (multiple)
One of the Team Flare Grunts has a few Skorupi and they used them to try to capture Z2 and Squishy. Skorupi appeared several other times under the ownership of Team Flare grunts.

Skorupi's known moves are Dark Pulse, Cross Poison, and Poison Sting.

Debut From A to Z!
Team Flare Grunt's Sneasel (multiple)
Sneasel (multiple)
One of the Team Flare Grunts had a couple of Sneasel and they used them to try to capture Z2 and Squishy. Sneasel appeared several other times under the ownership of Team Flare grunts.

Sneasel's known moves are Dark Pulse and Ice Beam.

Debut From A to Z!
Team Flare Grunt's Poochyena
Poochyena
One of the Team Flare Grunts had a Poochyena and used it to try to capture Z2.

Poochyena's only known move is Dark Pulse.

Debut An Explosive Operation!
Team Flare Grunt's Houndoom (multiple)
Houndoom (multiple)
Several Team Flare Grunts had Houndoom and used them to battle Steven and Serena at Lysandre Labs.

Houndoom's only known move is Dark Pulse.

Debut The Right Hero for the Right Job!

In Pokémon Generations

A Team Flare Grunt in Pokémon Generations

Several Team Flare Grunts appeared in The Beauty Eternal. They were shown working alongside Lysandre at the Team Flare Secret HQ, controlling Yveltal in preparation of activating the ultimate weapon.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A male and female Grunt in Pokémon Adventures

Team Flare Grunts made their debut in X-actly What They Wanted. They have been frequently used to attack X and his friends in order to obtain X's Mega Ring to power Team Flare's ultimate weapon.

Team Flare Grunts were also stationed at Cyllage City; they recaptured Grace a number of times.

The Team Flare Grunt that owns a Tyrunt and four Espurr was set the task of obtaining Mega Stones compiled in a list; after losing the Manectite to X, he also lost this list to X and Trevor.

Later, Sina and Dexio arrived at Lysandre Cafe, having knocked out a grunt and sent information to Professor Sycamore about Team Flare's core group at Pokémon Village. According to Xerosic, Grunts were stationed on the routes around the Pokémon Village to stop X and his allies from advancing to the village, but Wikstrom, Siebold and Drasna of the Elite Four overwhelmed them. At around the same time, Gym Leaders Grant, Ramos, Olympia, Valerie and Wulfric defeated the Grunts stationed at Cyllage City.

Pokémon

Team Flare's Spritzee
Spritzee
Spritzee belonged to a member of Team Flare that worked as an innkeeper at Aquacorde Town. When Y went to talk to X, the innkeeper had her Spritzee attack Y to prevent her from leaving the inn. Y's Fletchy broke the window for Y, allowing her to escape while it stayed behind to battle Spritzee. Eventually, Fletchy won and defeated both Spritzee and the innkeeper.

None of Spritzee's moves are known.

Debut Inn-teresting Developments
Team Flare's Tyrunt
Tyrunt
Tyrunt was first used by a Grunt on Route 5. They attempted to collect a Manectite hidden in a tree, but an Electrike happened to lead X and his friends to the same tree. The Mega Stone was found and taken by Clemont, but the Grunt had Tyrunt chew through the tree and have it crash on top of Clemont, leaving it open to be stolen. X pursued the Tyrunt, but it also managed to steal Kanga's Kangaskhanite as well.

Tyrunt's only known move is Earthquake.

Debut Fast-Thinking Froakie
Team Flare's Espurr
Espurr (×4)
The Grunt that stole the Manectite also owned four Espurr, each with a different expression on its face. They were used to try and stop X from pursuing the Grunt and Tyrunt, but Y, Shauna, and Tierno sent their Pokémon out to let X and Trevor advance. Cassius later helps them, catching three of them with his Gourgeist. The fourth and last Espurr was later found and taken in by Emma.

None of their moves are known.

Debut Overthrowing a Tyrunt
Team Flare's Noibat
Noibat (multiple)
Two Noibat were used at the Super Training dome. One was used to attack X's group from the air, but it was driven away by Kanga and Li'l Kanga's Thunderbolt. Later, two Grunts used both Noibat to attack X's group once again. They attack Y in the air, leaving her at a disadvantage. With their supersonic waves, the Noibat prevented the group's voices from reaching their Pokémon, which prevented them from helping Y. By having Chespin pop a Wailmer balloon, the Noibat and their Trainers were sent flying when the balloon crashed into them as it deflated. Later, more were used to guard the Team Flare Secret HQ, but were defeated by X's team.

None of Noibat's moves are known.

Debut X & Y chapter
Team Flare's Sliggoo
Sliggoo
Sliggoo was used by two Grunts at the Fun Minigame Corner. It attacked Y while she was trying to bond with her Eevee, Veevee. With its acidic slime, it burned through Y's helmet and nearly melted her. Veevee battled against Sliggoo, but was no match until it evolved into a Sylveon, thus becoming immune to Sliggoo's attacks. Veevee defeated Sliggoo by draining its health with Draining Kiss and send the two Grunts flying.

None of Sliggoo's moves are known.

Debut X & Y chapter
Team Flare's Goomy
Goomy (×2)
Two Goomy were used by several Grunts to guard the Team Flare Secret HQ. They were defeated when Emma lifted the ear of her Espurr, Mimi. The uncontrolled Psychic power sent the Grunts and their Goomy flying.

Their only known move is Muddy Water.

Debut Gyarados Changes
Team Flare's Scrafty
Scrafty (multiple)
Multiple Scrafty were used by Team Flare in order to try and recapture Xerneas before it let itself be captured by a human. When Y decided to take Xerneas, she commanded it to easily defeat the Grunts and their Pokémon by sending them flying.

None of Scrafty's moves are known.

Debut Rhyhorn Charges
Team Flare's Mightyena
Mightyena (multiple)
Multiple Mightyena were used by Team Flare in order to try and recapture Xerneas before it let itself be captured by a human. When Y decided to take Xerneas, she commanded it to easily defeat the Grunts and their Pokémon by sending them flying.

None of Mightyena's moves are known.

Debut Rhyhorn Charges
Team Flare's Swalot
Swalot (multiple)
Multiple Swalot were used by Team Flare in order to try and recapture Xerneas before it let itself be captured by a human. When Y decided to take Xerneas, she commanded it to easily defeat the Grunts and their Pokémon by sending them flying.

None of Swalot's moves are known.

Debut Rhyhorn Charges
Team Flare's Liepard
Liepard (multiple)
Multiple Liepard were used by Team Flare in order to try and recapture Xerneas before it let itself be captured by a human. When Y decided to take Xerneas, she commanded it to easily defeat the Grunts and their Pokémon by sending them flying.

None of Liepard's moves are known.

Debut Rhyhorn Charges


In the TCG

This is a listing of cards mentioning or featuring Team Flare Grunts in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Related cards
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 #
Team Flare Grunt Su XY Uncommon 129/146 Unnumbered Promotional cards    
 

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Sbire de la Team Flare
Germany Flag.png German Team Flare Rüpel
Italy Flag.png Italian Recluta Team Flare
South Korea Flag.png Korean 플레어단 조무래기 Peulle'eu-dan Jomuraegi
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Grunhido da Equipe Flare (XY)
Recruta da Equipe Flare (Generations)
Spain Flag.png Spanish Recluta del Team Flare



Boss: Lysandre
Scientists: AlianaBryonyCelosiaMableXerosic
Notable Members: ChalmersMalvaAlain*
Lower Members: Team Flare GruntsTeam Flare Admins
Buildings: Lysandre LabsTeam Flare Secret HQ


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