Team Plasma Grunt (Trainer class)

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Team Plasma Grunt
プラズマだんのしたっぱ Team Plasma Underling
Black 2 White 2 Team Plasma Grunts.png
Art from Black 2 and White 2
Other names
Introduced in Generation V
Appears in Black, White, Black 2, and White 2
Gender Both
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Aldith, Schwarz, Weiss, Barret
Whitley and her mother* (Adventures)
Togari (PMBW:HFAT)
Anime debut Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot!
TCG debut [[ (TCG)|]]
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Manga debut An Odd Speech (Adventures)
Justice Trainer Shin Appears! (PMBW:HFAT)

A Team Plasma Grunt (Japanese: プラズマだんのしたっぱ Team Plasma Underling) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that first debuted in the Generation V games. They are members of Team Plasma. There are male and female versions. In Black and White, they dress similarly to knights from the Middle Ages. In Black 2 and White 2, the new team switched over to a uniform that is darker and more militaristic in appearance and functionality. However, the older uniform still exists in those games as well.

They tend to usually use Patrat, Sandile, Scraggy, Purrloin, and Trubbish along with their respective evolutions. In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, they are seen with a more diverse pool of Pokémon, using Pokémon from other regions, mainly consisting of Poison-, Steel-, and Dark-type Pokémon. They share a majority of their non-Unova Pokémon with Team Rocket Grunts.

In the games

In Pokémon Black and White, Team Plasma Grunts act hypocritically, as they fight for Pokémon liberation yet keep their own Pokémon to battle with. They defend themselves by claiming their purposes are different from those of regular Trainers, whereas N seems to catch nearby wild Pokémon for battle and release them after, and the Seven Sages refrain from battling and call upon grunts instead. In fact, N, Ghetsis, and the Team Plasma Grunts are the only Team Plasma members to even battle the player. Although they preach living in peace with Pokémon, some of them still abuse Pokémon, such as two grunts kicking a Munna for its Dream Mist. They also treat Pokémon as tools, such as when one grunt states that N's Castle was built by overworking the Pokémon they had captured.

In Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, Team Plasma is broken into two different factions, each with different intentions. One faction still vows loyalty to N. They have seen the error of their ways and have decided to do good in Unova by setting up a safehouse in Driftveil City under the head of Rood and returning the Pokémon they stole to their Trainers, as well as taking care of the ones that have not been reclaimed. Some individual former members have gone on their own journeys to prove themselves such as Backpacker Mae at Victory Road. Ghetsis is the leader of the newer faction, which intends to take over Unova. Many Team Plasma members sided with Ghetsis and hold a grudge against their former leader N for his betrayal, and they wear their new uniforms as a sign of rebellion. Some grunts are clueless about the events that took place two years ago, hoping that N will someday return or have joined for the sake of continuing their careers. After the defeat of Ghetsis, Colress disbands the new Team Plasma.

Appearance

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Sprites from
Black and White
Sprites from
Black 2 and White 2
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Overworld sprites from
Generation V
Overworld sprites from
Black 2 and White 2

Artwork

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Official artwork from
Black and White

Trainer list

Pokémon Black and White


Pokémon Black 2 and White 2


In the anime

In the main series

Team Plasma Grunts (Aldith in the center) in the anime

Several Plasma Grunts made an appearance in Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot!, debuting in their new outfits. They were protecting Colress while he was conducting his research of how to control wild Pokémon with special sonic devices. After Team Rocket had arrived and stolen his research data, Colress and the grunts left the location, destroying the place with a self-destruct mechanism as they did. They also served a payback for Team Rocket for their deeds by blowing up their balloon with a missile fired from their aircraft, sending the trio blasting off again.

They were originally supposed to appear in their older uniforms in BW023 (unaired) and BW024 (unaired) in a confrontation with Team Rocket, but the episode was postponed due to the Tōhoku earthquake and tsunami and the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear disaster and, as of Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot!, retconned from continuity.

Unlike previous villainous teams in the anime, some Plasma Grunts have been referred to by name. Aldith, a grunt based on the female Plasma Grunt design from Pokémon Black 2 and White 2, has been assisting Colress and seems to have a slightly higher position amongst the grunts. Two male grunts, Schwarz and Weiss, served as antagonistic characters of the day, attacking N when he tried to free an injured Braviary. In Secrets From Out of the Fog!, Barret appeared, a grunt based on the male Plasma Grunt design from Pokémon Black 2 and White 2. He, with two other grunts, attacked the house where N, Anthea, and Concordia were hiding. Like Aldith, he seems to have a slightly higher position than the other grunts.

Multiple Team Plasma Grunts appeared in Genesect and the Legend Awakened, in a flashback explaining the origins of the Genesect Army.

Pokémon

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Team Plasma's Magnemite
Magnemite (×2)
A Plasma Grunt used a Magnemite to slow Ash and his friends down, before retreating into the abandoned observatory Colress was using as the site of his research. It was later used again by the same grunt in Meowth, Colress and Team Rivalry!, in an attempt to fight off Team Rocket.

Another Plasma Grunt used a Magnemite in Ash and N: A Clash of Ideals!, alongside Barret's Magnezone, during Team Plasma's assault on the White Ruins.

Magnemite's only known move is Sonic Boom.

Debut Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot!
Voice actors
Japanese Kiyotaka Furushima
English Bill Rogers
Team Plasma's Golbat
Golbat (×2)
A Plasma Grunt used a Golbat to slow Ash and his friends down, before retreating into the abandoned observatory Colress was using as the site of his research. It was later used again by the same grunt in Meowth, Colress and Team Rivalry!, in an attempt to fight off Team Rocket.

Another Plasma Grunt used a Golbat in Ash and N: A Clash of Ideals!, during Team Plasma's assault on the White Ruins.

Golbat's only known move is Shadow Ball.

Debut Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot!
Voice actors
Japanese Kensuke Sato
English Kensuke Sato
Plasma Grunt's Muk
Muk
The same Plasma Grunt who used Magnemite in Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot! used a Muk while battling against Ash and his friends, who were trying to stop the grunts from getting to N, Anthea, and Concordia. Muk battled against Iris's Excadrill and was finally defeated with a Focus Blast.

Muk's only known move is Sludge Bomb.

Debut Secrets From Out of the Fog!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Tom Wayland
Team Plasma's Liepard
Liepard (multiple)
A Liepard was to have appeared in the second of the two skipped episodes, in which it would have attacked Team Rocket's masquerade party from a helicopter. It would also later be used to battle Jessie's Woobat.

The same Plasma Grunt who used Golbat in Team Plasma's Pokémon Power Plot! used a Liepard while battling against Ash and his friends, who were trying to stop the grunts from getting to N, Anthea, and Concordia. Liepard battled against Cilan's Pansage and was eventually defeated with a Bullet Seed.

Several Plasma Grunts used multiple Liepard in Ash and N: A Clash of Ideals!, during Team Plasma's assault on the White Ruins.

Liepard's known moves are Hyper Beam and Shadow Ball.

Debut Secrets From Out of the Fog!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Erica Schroeder
Plasma Grunt's Bisharp
Bisharp
A single Plasma Grunt used a Bisharp in Ash and N: A Clash of Ideals!, during Team Plasma's assault on the White Ruins.

None of Bisharp's moves are known.

Debut Ash and N: A Clash of Ideals!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Jason Griffith
Team Plasma's Zangoose
Zangoose (multiple)
Several Plasma Grunts used multiple Zangoose in Ash and N: A Clash of Ideals!, during Team Plasma's assault on the White Ruins.

None of Zangoose's moves are known.

Debut Ash and N: A Clash of Ideals!
Escaped
Genesect Army
Genesect Army
Main article: Genesect Army

These five Genesect were recreated by Team Plasma from fossils, but rebelled against the grunts observing their awakening and escaped.

Debut Genesect and the Legend Awakened
Voice actors
Japanese See main page
English See main page

In the Black 2 and White 2 Animated Trailer

Team Plasma Grunts in the Black 2 and White 2 Animated Trailer

In the Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer, several Team Plasma Grunts appeared aboard the Plasma Frigate, where they surrounded Nate, Hugh, and Cheren before they started battling.

Pokémon

Team Plasma Grunt's Seviper
Seviper
A Seviper belonging to a female Grunt was used to attack Nate, Hugh, and Cheren, but was hit hard by Arcanine and Samurott's attacks.

Seviper's only known move is Bite.

Debut Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer
Team Plasma Grunt's Metagross
Metagross
A Metagross appeared besides a Grunt aboard the Plasma Frigate, surrounding Nate, Hugh, and Cheren.

None of Metagross's moves are known.

Debut Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer
Team Plasma Grunt's Klinklang
Klinklang
A Klinklang appeared besides a Grunt aboard the Plasma Frigate, surrounding Nate, Hugh, and Cheren.

None of Klinklang's moves are known.

Debut Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer
Team Plasma Grunt's Scolipede
Scolipede
A Scolipede appeared besides a Grunt aboard the Plasma Frigate, surrounding Nate, Hugh, and Cheren.

None of Scolipede's moves are known.

Debut Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer
Team Plasma Grunt's Liepard
Liepard
A Liepard appeared besides a Grunt aboard the Plasma Frigate, surrounding Nate, Hugh, and Cheren.

None of Liepard's moves are known.

Debut Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer
Team Plasma Grunt's Magnemite
Magnemite
A Magnemite appeared besides a Grunt aboard the Plasma Frigate, surrounding Nate, Hugh, and Cheren.

None of Magnemite's moves are known.

Debut Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer
Team Plasma Grunt's Muk
Muk
A Muk appeared besides a Grunt aboard the Plasma Frigate, surrounding Nate, Hugh, and Cheren.

None of Muk's moves are known.

Debut Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer
Team Plasma Grunt's Scrafty
Scrafty
A Scrafty appeared besides a Grunt aboard the Plasma Frigate, surrounding Nate, Hugh, and Cheren.

None of Scrafty's moves are known.

Debut Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer
Team Plasma Grunt's Zangoose
Zangoose
A Zangoose appeared besides a Grunt aboard the Plasma Frigate, surrounding Nate, Hugh, and Cheren.

None of Zangoose's moves are known.

Debut Pokémon Black Version 2 and Pokémon White Version 2 Animated Trailer

In Pokémon Generations

Team Plasma Grunts in Pokémon Generations
Team Plasma Grunts in their new uniforms

The Team Plasma Grunts first appeared in The Uprising, in which they battled the Unova Gym Leaders at N's Castle when it was rising from the ground and surrounding the Pokémon League.

They reappeared in The Frozen World, in which they attacked Opelucid City. Multiple Grunts fought Drayden while others were seen aboard the Plasma Frigate. In this episode, the Grunts were wearing their Black 2 and White 2 uniforms.

Pokémon

Team Plasma's Gigalith
Gigalith (multiple)
Multiple Gigalith were used to battle against Iris and the Unova Gym Leaders at N's Castle.

None of Gigalith's moves are known.

Debut The Uprising
Team Plasma's Scolipede
Whirlipede and Scolipede (multiple)
Multiple Whirlipede and Scolipede were used to battle against Iris and the Unova Gym Leaders at N's Castle.

Whirlipede's only known move is Rollout.
None of Scolipede's moves are known.

Debut The Uprising
Team Plasma's Sigilyph
Sigilyph (multiple)
Multiple Sigilyph were used to battle against Iris and the Unova Gym Leaders at N's Castle.

None of Sigilyph's moves are known.

Debut The Uprising
Team Plasma's Liepard
Liepard (multiple)
Multiple Liepard were used to battle against Iris and the Unova Gym Leaders at N's Castle. They reappeared in The Frozen World, in which they fought Drayden's Haxorus during Team Plasma's attack on Opelucid City.

Liepard's only known move is Hyper Beam.

Debut The Uprising
Team Plasma's Mandibuzz
Mandibuzz (multiple)
Multiple Mandibuzz were used to battle against Iris and the Unova Gym Leaders at N's Castle.

None of Mandibuzz's moves are known.

Debut The Uprising
Team Plasma's Krokorok
Krokorok (multiple)
Multiple Krokorok were used to battle against Iris and the Unova Gym Leaders at N's Castle.

None of Krokorok's moves are known.

Debut The Uprising
Team Plasma's Seismitoad
Seismitoad (multiple)
Multiple Seismitoad were used to battle against Iris and the Unova Gym Leaders at N's Castle.

None of Seismitoad's moves are known.

Debut The Uprising
Team Plasma's Amoonguss
Amoonguss (multiple)
Multiple Amoonguss were used to battle against Iris and the Unova Gym Leaders at N's Castle.

None of Amoonguss's moves are known.

Debut The Uprising

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Team Plasma Grunts in the Black & White chapter
Team Plasma Grunts in the Black 2 & White 2 chapter

Team Plasma Grunts debuted in the Black & White chapter. Each of the Seven Sages has several Grunts working as their subordinates. The only exception is Ghetsis, who has the Shadow Triad as his subordinates.

Team Plasma Grunts debuted in An Odd Speech, where two prepared a stage for Team Plasma to use with a group of Timburr. The act of creating the stage disturbed Black and White, who had been camping there for the night. After Black had stopped the Timburr, the Grunts revealed themselves and apologized for the inconvenience. After showing they have the proper permit to build the stage, Black and White apologized for the trouble and moved their camp to sleep elsewhere.

Multiple Team Plasma Grunts, including Gorm's subordinates appeared in Museum Showdown. They were tasked with finding the Dark Stone at the Nacrene Museum. They were stopped by Black, who attacked the Grunts while the Unova Gym Leaders were busy with the Shadow Triad. In Finding Truth, one Grunt disguised himself as Brycen to trick Black into revealing the location where the Dark Stone was kept. After opening the lock to the Dark Stone's safe, Ghetsis revealed himself and knocked Black unconscious. The Grunt then took the Dark Stone and presented it to Ghetsis, who later gave it to N.

When Team Plasma attacked the Pokémon League in Cold Hard Truth, several Team Plasma Grunts emerged from N's Castle and surrounded everyone inside the area. The Grunts, including Giallo's subordinates, proclaimed that the day would mark a new day for Team Plasma, as they are aided by N, the King of Team Plasma, who is aided by the power of Zekrom. After the captured Gym Leaders were freed from Team Plasma's grasp, they and several other Trainers battled against the Grunts to save the League spectators.

After Team Plasma's defeat, several Team Plasma Grunts, including Whitley and her mother, escaped from N's Castle to avoid being arrested. Whitley would later become a Pokédex holder in the Black 2 & White 2 chapter.

In Unforgettable Memories, two Team Plasma Grunts show Colress the new Team Plasma Grunt uniform.

In PS533, Giallo was attacked by Tornadus. After Blake managed to freeze Tornadus, the Grunts controlling it recalled it and escaped.

In PS535, Blake, Whitley, Hugh, and Roxie entered the Castelia Sewers after finding a man whose Pokémon was liberated by Team Plasma. After exploring the area, they found a room of Team Plasma Grunts, along with Bronius and Ryoku. Out of anger from his sister's Purrloin being stolen, Hugh rashly attacked the Grunts, leaving him open to be swarmed by the Grunts' Pokémon forcing to the group to scatter. Later, Whitley and Roxie were cornered by the Grunts, forcing Roxie to fight them off. Whitley managed to easily defeat the Grunts' Pokémon forcing them to release their liberated Pokémon and escape.

Pokémon

Team Plasma's Timburr
Timburr (multiple)
These Timburr were used to build a stage for an upcoming speech in Accumula Town. Mistaking them for attackers, Black stopped one of them but apologized once he realized his mistake.

None of Timburr's moves are known.

Debut An Odd Speech
Team Plasma's Purrloin
Purrloin
Team Plasma used this Purrloin during the battle at the Pokémon League.

None of Purrloin's moves are known.

Debut Homecoming
Team Plasma's Tornadus

Team Plasma's Tornadus
Tornadus
Main article: Forces of Nature (Adventures)

Tornadus was used to attack Giallo on Route 20. With the Reveal Glass, Tornadus was able to turn into its Therian Forme, but was interrupted by Blake. With the combined might of Dewott and Keldemaru, Blake froze Tornadus, forcing the Grunts to recall it and escape.

Debut A Stormy Time in the Battle Subway
Team Plasma's Muk
Muk (multiple)
These Muk were used to break into the Castelia Sewers. When Blake, Whitley, Hugh, and Roxie broke into the sewers in order to take back the Karrablast they stole, the Muk were used to attack the group. Later, the Muk were used to battle against Roxie and Whitley. After Whitley defeated the Muk with her Foongy, the Grunts decided to retreat and threw away the Pokémon they had stole.

Their known moves are Acid Armor and Gunk Shot.

Debut PS535
Team Plasma's Mandibuzz
Mandibuzz (multiple)
Team Plasma owns multiple Mandibuzz. One was first used to grab Whitley and take her to the Plasma Frigate. Later, more were used to battle Blake and Whitley on the Plasma Frigate.

Their only known move is Snarl.

Debut PS539
Team Plasma's Sawk
Sawk (multiple)
These Sawk were used to battle Blake and Whitley on the Plasma Frigate.

None of Sawk's moves are known.

Debut PS540
Team Plasma's Throh
Throh (multiple)
These Throh were used to battle Blake and Whitley on the Plasma Frigate.

None of Throh's moves are known.

Debut PS540
Team Plasma's Garbodor
Garbodor (multiple)
These Garbodor were used to battle Blake and Whitley on the Plasma Frigate.

None of Garbodor's moves are known.

Debut PS540
Team Plasma's Scrafty
Scrafty (multiple)
These Scrafty were used to battle Blake and Whitley on the Plasma Frigate.

None of Scrafty's moves are known.

Debut PS540

Gorm's subordinates

Gorm's subordinates in Pokémon Adventures

In Battle at the Dreamyard, Gorm's subordinates captured Black's Musha after it was lured to the Dreamyard by the lingering dreams of the people who once worked there. The three Grunts battled against Black in order to liberate Musha back into the wild, but Musha's love of Black's dreams caused it to run back to its Trainer. After being defeated, the Grunts ran away, leaving behind the Watchog they used to battle Black.

In The Mystery of the Missing Fossil, Gorm and his subordinates steal the Dragon Fossil from the Nacrene Museum. Using Gorm's Cofagrigus to manipulate the skeleton, they were able to make it walk around as if it was alive. Black managed to track the thieves down with the help of Musha. They were defeated when Black and Burgh defeated Cofagrigus, preventing Gorm and the Grunts from controlling the skeleton. Afterward, Gorm and the Grunts escaped

Gorm's subordinates appeared in Museum Showdown, where they were tasked with finding the Dark Stone at the Nacrene Museum. They were stopped by Black, who attacked the Grunts while the Unova Gym Leaders were busy with the Shadow Triad. After the Gym Leaders were captured by Team Plasma, Gorm's subordinates and the other Grunts retreated.

In PS539, it was revealed that one of Gorm's subordinates used to work at a Pokémon Center.

Pokémon
Released
Team Plasma's Watchog
Watchog
Watchog was used to attack Black so Gorm's subordinates could steal his Musha. Since Black only saw its striped pattern when he was attacked, he mistook the pattern as the face of a much larger Pokémon. Later, Watchog battled Black again, but it was defeated when Black exposed its true form which allowed him to know where to attack. Defeated, the Grunts escaped, leaving Watchog behind. Afterwards, it was adopted by Fennel and Amanita.

None of Watchog's moves are known.

Debut Battle at the Dreamyard

Bronius's subordinate

Bronius's subordinate in Pokémon Adventures

In Big City Battles, Bronius's subordinate knocked Bianca unconscious in order to liberate her Litwick. After tracking the Grunt's tracks with Musha, Black and his friends found Bronius and his subordinates with a group of Pokémon liberated from their Trainers. Bronius and his subordinates were eventually defeated, forcing them to escape while leaving the stolen Pokémon behind.

Rood's subordinates

Rood's subordinates in Pokémon Adventures

Rood's subordinates appeared in At Liberty on Liberty Garden, where they were tasked with capturing Victini at Liberty Garden. By using Gothitelle's Hypnosis, the Grunts kept the people on the island at bay, preventing them from interfering with Victini's capture. Black and White arrived on Liberty Garden tasked with gathering information on Victini, only to find it injured, having avoided the Grunts' capture for three days. By being infused with Victini's power, Black's Brav defeated the Grunts' Pokémon, forcing the Grunts to flee.

In PS536, two Grunts were seen in a flashback of Whitley's time as a member of Team Plasma.

In PS539, two of Rood's subordinates appeared alongside Rood at Castelia City, which had just been frozen over by the Plasma Frigate. There, they met with Whitley, who revealed that Hugh, a classmate of hers, had found the pendant containing the microchip that could counteract the Colress Machine. After searching Hugh's person, the Grunts discovered that he did not actually have the microchip on hand, which makes Whitley realize it must still be back at the Trainers' School. Whitley is reluctant to leave her classmates behind due to the danger presented by the Plasma Frigate, so Rood commands his subordinates to stay behind to protect the class. Rood also reveals a Zorua that was friends with N and has it transform into Whitley so that her classmates may be fooled into thinking she is still with them.

Pokémon
Team Plasma's Gothorita
Gothorita (×2)
Rood's subordinates have two Gothorita. They battled Black's Nite, Musha, and Tula as a way to occupy them so Team Plasma can capture Victini. The Gothorita end up being taken out by Black's Pokémon.

None of Gothorita's moves are known.

Debut At Liberty on Liberty Garden
Team Plasma's Gothitelle
Gothitelle
While Rood's subordinates were at Liberty Garden to catch Victini, one of the Grunts had Gothitelle create a psychic force field to prevent anyone from leaving the island. Later, it hypnotized the people (except for Black, White, and Team Plasma themselves) to drive them away. Afterwards, Gothitelle went after the Victini with Black's Brav on the trail. Gothitelle was able to dodge most of Brav's attacks and severely hurt him after he stood in front of Victini to protect it. However, Gothitelle ended up getting hit by Brav when he received a power-up from Victini earlier and finishes Gothitelle off with Brave Bird, defeating it. With Gothitelle defeated, both the psychic force field and the hypnosis wear off. With everything back to normal, the Grunts retreat from Liberty Garden.

Gothitelle's only known move is Hypnosis*.

Debut At Liberty on Liberty Garden

Ryoku's subordinate

Ryoku's subordinate in Pokémon Adventures

In Sandstorm, one of Ryoku's subordinates disguised himself as a Worker to blend in with the people working at Route 4. After being outed by Grimsley, the Grunt battled the Elite Four member, but was defeated and his disguise destroyed. Grimsley discovered a paper on the Grunt's person revealing that he was on a mission with Ryoku, but decided not to act. The Grunt was later knocked out, tied up, and given to Black and White so that he may be sent to the proper authorities. While Black and White were away at the Pokémon Musical, the Grunt was found by his allies and freed.

In PS539, it was revealed Ryoku's subordinate used to be an Ace Trainer.

Pokémon
Team Plasma's Maractus
Maractus
Ryoku's subordinate was forced to use Maractus to battle against Grimsley after the latter discovered he was not an actual Worker. Grimsley took out Maractus using his Bisharp's Fury Cutter. Afterward, it was tied up alongside the Grunt and was later freed by the Grunt's allies.

Maractus's known moves are Petal Dance and Cotton Guard.

Debut Sandstorm

Zinzolin's subordinates

Zinzolin's subordinates in Pokémon Adventures

In Fight in a Cold Climate, Zinzolin's subordinates attacked Cheren and stole his Tranquill. They escaped to the Cold Storage with Black and Cheren following after them. With their Ice Pokémon, the Grunts had the advantage during the battle, but were defeated with a combination of Grass Pledge and Fire Pledge. Defeated, the Grunts released Tranquill back to Cheren and ran away.

In PS536, the Grunts were seen in a flashback of Whitley's time as a member of Team Plasma.

In PS539, it was revealed Zinzolin's subordinates used to be a Day-Care Couple who worked alongside Whitley's mother. They joined Team Plasma after seeing many Pokémon that were abused by humans.

Pokémon
Team Plasma's Vanillite
Vanillite
Vanillite was sent out to attack Black at the Cold Storage. By creating a wall of ice that acted like mirrors, Vanillite managed to confuse Black. By using Berries to focus Nite's flames, Black managed to melt the ice and quickly knocked Vanillite out.

None of Vanillite's moves are known.

Debut Fight in a Cold Climate
Team Plasma's Beartic
Beartic (×2)
Two Beartic were sent out to attack Black at the Cold Storage after Vanillite was defeated. By using their ice attacks, they prevented Black's Nite from attacking. After Black and Cheren rescued Cheren's Snivy, the Beartic were defeated by a combination of Grass and Fire Pledge.

Beartic's only known move is Icicle Crash.

Debut Fight in a Cold Climate

Giallo's subordinates

Giallo's subordinates in Pokémon Adventures

Giallo's subordinates were a part of the group of Team Plasma Grunts that emerged from N's Castle when When Team Plasma attacked the Pokémon League in Cold Hard Truth.

In Unforgettable Memories, Giallo's subordinates are revealed to have attacked Hugh as a child and stole the Purrloin he gave to his younger sister. This was the very first liberation done by Team Plasma.

Pokémon
Team Plasma's Frillish
Frillish
Frillish was used to battle against Hugh in order to liberate the Purrloin he had gotten for his sister. Frillish was able to attack Purrloin, forcing Hugh's sister to recall it back into its Poké Ball, allowing the Grunts to grab it before it could go back to her hand.

None of Frillish's moves are known.

Debut Unforgettable Memories
Team Plasma's Deino
Deino
Deino was used to battle against Hugh in order to liberate the Purrloin he had gotten for his sister. It defeated Hugh by charging into him and knocking him to the ground.

None of Deino's are known.

Debut Unforgettable Memories

In the Pocket Monsters BW manga

The grunts made various appearances in Pocket Monsters BW.

In the Pocket Monsters BW: The Heroes of Fire and Thunder manga

The grunts have made some minor appearances. Shin encountered Togari who was a recurring grunt.

In the Pocket Monsters B2 W2 ~ A New Legend ~ manga

Arata first encountered the Team Plasma grunts in a forest near Aspertia City.

Pokémon

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Eelektross
While Cheren as looking for his friend in a forest that Arata was in, Eelektross appeared. It was able to defeat Cheren's Samurott, after the two jumped in the way of Eelektross's attack, and Keldeo.

None of Elecktross's moves are known.

Debut ANL1
Seviper
Seviper was sent out to battle Genesect. Seviper was unable to continue as it was trapped under fallen rocks and as Genesect was about to finish it off, Arata prevented Seviper from getting hit by getting its Poké Ball and giving it to the shorter Team Plasma grunt who was able to recall Seviper.

None of Seviper's moves are known.

Debut ANL3

In the Pocket Monsters BW: Meetings with the Legends manga

Various Team Plasma grunts appeared in Pocket Monsters BW: Meetings with the Legends.

Pokémon

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Woobat (×2)
One of the grunts sent out Woobat to battle Touya's Dewott. Woobat was beaten by Dewott which caused it to evolve into Samurott. Another Woobat reappeared later on.

None of Woobat's moves are known.

Debut MWL1
Watchog
One of the grunts sent out Watchog to battle Touya's Dewott. Watchog was beaten by Dewott which caused it to evolve into Samurott.

None of Samurott's moves are known.

Debut MWL1
Scraggy
Scraggy was with Team Plasma while they were at the Icirrus Gym.

None of Scraggy's moves are known.

Debut MWL1
Krookodile
Krookodile was with Team Plasma while they were at the Icirrus Gym.

None of Krookodile's moves are known.

Debut MWL1
Liepard
Liepard was with Team Plasma while they were at the Icirrus Gym.

None of Liepard's moves are known.

Debut MWL1
Stolen
Minccino
A Minccino belonging to a little girl was stolen by Team Plasma. Touya went after the grunts who had the Minccino and battled the grunts. After defeating the grunts, Touya was able to retrieve Minccino and returned it to the little girl.

None of Minccino's moves are known.

Debut MWL1

In the TCG

This is a listing of cards mentioning or featuring Team Plasma 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.
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Rarity # Japanese
Expansion
Rarity #
Team Plasma Grunt Su Plasma Storm Uncommon 125/135 Plasma Gale U 065/070
      Team Plasma's Powered Half Deck   015/017
      Team Plasma Battle Gift Set   014/016
      BW-P Promotional cards   176/BW-P
 

Trivia

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French Sbire Plasma
Germany Flag.png German Team Plasma Rüpel
Italy Flag.png Italian Seguace Plasma
South Korea Flag.png Korean 플라스마단 조무래기 Peullaseuma-dan Jomuraegi
Brazil Flag.png Brazilian Portuguese Grunhido da Equipe Plasma
Spain Flag.png Spanish Eq. Plasma Recluta



King: N
Seven Sages: GhetsisGormBroniusRoodZinzolinGialloRyoku
Notable Members: Shadow TriadAnthea and ConcordiaColress
Lower Members: Plasma GruntsTogariAldithSchwarz and WeissBarretWhitley
Buildings: N's CastleP2 LaboratoryPlasma Frigate


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


Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
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ClerkCyclistDancerDepot AgentDoctorElite FourFishermanGAME FREAKGentlemanGuitaristB2W2Harlequin
HikerHooligansHoopsterInfielderJanitorLadyLassLeaderLinebackerMaidMotorcyclistMusicianNurse
Nursery AideParasol LadyPilotPokéfanPKMN BreederPKMN RangerPKMN TrainerPoliceman
PreschoolerPsychicRich BoyRoughneckSchool KidScientistSmasherSocialiteStrikerSubway Boss
SwimmerTeam PlasmaTeam Plasma GruntThe RichesBWTwinsVeteranWaiterWaitressWorkerYoungster
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A-list ActorActorActressBig StarCelebrityChic ActressChild StarComedianFine Actor
Movie StarNew ActressStar ActorSuit ActorUnique StarVeteran Star
Pokémon World Tournament Only:B2W2
Junior RepresentativeMaster RepresentativeSenior Representative
World ChampionWorld FinalistWorld Runner-up


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