Team Yell

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Team Yell
エール団 Team Yell
Sword Shield Team Yell Grunt.png
Artwork of Team Yell Grunts from Sword and Shield
Leader Piers
Region Galar
Admins None
Base locations Spikemuth

Team Yell (Japanese: エール Yell-dan, literally Yell Gang) is the villainous team living in the Galar region. They are fans of Marnie who want her to become Champion and get more publicity for their hometown Spikemuth. However, despite their good intentions to form a fan club of sorts, the grunts begin to take things too far by rudely obstructing Marnie's rivals in their Gym Challenges and doing anything to prevent them from becoming Champion instead, without their leader Piers knowing.

In the games

In Pokémon Sword and Shield

Team Yell obstructs Marnie's rivals by taking over hotel lobbies, preventing challengers from accessing transportation, and even shouting and distracting opponents during battle. When the player reaches Spikemuth, it is revealed that Team Yell grunts are actually Spikemuth Gym Trainers in disguise, and that their leader is Piers.

In the manga

Team Yell Grunts in Pokémon Adventures

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

Team Yell debuted in the Sword & Shield chapter. Two Grunts attacked Sōdo and Shirudomiria in an attempt to destroy their Gym Challenge uniforms. Their plot was foiled when Sōdo and Shirudomiria dragged the Grunts into a nearby Pokémon Den, forcing the four to team up in a Max Raid Battle against a Dynamax Gurdurr.

In the TCG

The following is a list of cards mentioning or featuring Team Yell in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Team Yell
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 Yell Grunt Su       V Starter Sets   019/023
Sword & Shield Uncommon 184/202 Shield U 058/060
Sword & Shield Rare Ultra 202/202 Shield SR 067/060
Sword & Shield Rare Secret 210/202 Shield HR 071/060
      S-P Promotional cards   085/S-P
Champion's Path Uncommon 067/073      
Piers Su Darkness Ablaze Uncommon 165/189 Infinity Zone U 095/100
Darkness Ablaze Rare Ultra 187/189 Infinity Zone SR 109/100
Champion's Path Uncommon 058/073      
Champion's Path Rare Rainbow 078/073 Infinity Zone HR 115/100
      Shiny Star V   173/190
Shining Fates Rare Ultra 069/072 Shiny Star V SR 194/190
Yell Horn I Darkness Ablaze Uncommon 173/189 Infinity Zone U 089/100
Team Yell Towel I Shining Fates Uncommon 063/072 Shiny Star V   156/190


  • Team Yell is the first villainous team with no specific evil intentions or goals. Instead, their only desire is for Marnie to become Champion.
    • They also have the least amount of notable members out of all villainous teams in the core series, with only one - Piers.
  • Team Yell's methods may be based on football hooliganism, a real-life phenomenon in England.


Language Name Origin
Japanese エール団 Team Yell From yell
English, French, German,
Italian, Spanish, Dutch,
European Portuguese
Team Yell Same as Japanese name
Korean 옐단 Yell-dan Same as Japanese name
Chinese (Mandarin) 吶喊隊 / 呐喊队 Nàhǎn Duì From 吶喊 nàhǎn, yell
Chinese (Cantonese) 吶喊隊 Naahphaam Déui From 吶喊 naahphaam, yell
Brazilian Portuguese Equipe Yell From English name
Russian Команда Крикуны Komanda Krikuny From крикун krikun (yeller)

Related articles

Captain: Piers (Masters)
Lower members: Team Yell Grunts
Spikemuth Gym Trainers
Related: Marnie (Masters)
Locations: Spikemuth

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