Team Skull trio

Tupp, Zipp and Rapp.

The Team Skull trio is a trio of members of Team Skull, consisting of Tupp, Zipp, and Rapp. They were recurring characters through the Sun and Moon series. Tupp acts as the leader of the trio.

History

They first appeared in Alola to New Adventure!, where they challenged Kiawe to a battle with his Charizard on the line. They took on his Turtonator and had it outnumbered, until Ash came to assist Kiawe with his Pikachu. After a short battle, they were defeated by Turtonator's Z-Move Inferno Overdrive, forcing them to retreat.

In Young Kiawe Had a Farm!, they attacked Kiawe and Ash, seeking revenge for their previous defeat. However, the trio was quickly defeated by Pikachu's Gigavolt Havoc.

In Alolan Open House!, they visited the Pokémon School, where they stole some Ride Tauros and started wreaking havoc at the school. They were soon confronted by Delia, who took the Grunts on using Ash's Litten. When Ash and his classmates arrived, Team Skull was soon sent off again by Pikachu's Gigavolt Havoc.

In A Team-on-Team Tussle!, they encountered Team Rocket for the first time. Both teams were after a Darkinium Z which Team Rocket managed to take.

In A Glaring Rivalry!, they had a battle with Gladion but was quickly defeated by Lycanroc's Stone Edge.

In Turning Heads and Training Hard!, Zipp was spying on the Pokémon School and reported to Tupp that Ilima was there. Soon after, they and several other Team Skull Grunts battled Ilima. All of them were defeated by Eevee's Last Resort.

In Real Life...Inquire Within!, they attacked Ash, keen on stealing his Poipole. The battle ended when his Garbodor's arm got blocked and released a horrible smell. Later that day, Ash and his classmates worked at a Pokémon Center for a work experience project for school. During his day there, Ash spotted Zipp outside of the Center and noticed that the Team Skull Grunt was reluctant to go inside. Understanding the situation, Ash forcibly dragged Zipp inside and made him bring out Garbodor so that it could receive proper treatment for the poison build-up that blocked its arm. Together with the help of a Nurse Joy from Akala Island, Ash and his classmates cleared the blockage. Afterward, Zipp reluctantly thanked them and left while stealing a tool to help prevent another blockage incident.

In The Shape of Love to Come!, they encountered Mina, a wandering artist. When Rapp demanded that Mina give up her Ribombee, Mina accepted, but only if they could best her in a drawing competition. Though Mina liked the Team Skull Grunts' drawings enough that she wanted to call it a tie, Tupp decided to battle her after receiving criticism for his poor drawing. Mina was assisted by the timely arrival of Ash, who defeated Zipp's Garbodor with Poipole.

In We Know Where You're Going, Eevee!, Tupp and Rapp fought over a wild Eevee as Tupp wanted Eevee to make himself popular with girls while Rapp found it cute. After being rescued by Ash's Pikachu, Eevee teamed up with Lana's Popplio to send the trio blasting off.

In That's Some Spicy Island Research!, they went to Poni Island under Plumeria's orders. They had stolen radishes from Hapu's field and were using them to lure and capture a number of Sensu Style Oricorio when they encountered Ash. They sent their Pokémon out to battle Ash, but were stopped when Hapu arrived. Hapu battled Team Skull using her Mudsdale and quickly defeated them. Plumeria showed up, unhappy with their efforts, and ordered them to follow her back.

In The Dealer of Destruction!, they arrived at the Shady House and told Guzma about Professor Kukui's announcement of the Pokémon League. THey accompanied Guzma, and Plumeria to Melemele Island, briefly encountering Team Rocket before showing up at the Pokémon School to get Kukui's attention.

In League Offenders and Defenders!, they arrived at the Manalo Stadium to try and destroy the Pokémon League for Guzma's sake without telling him what they were doing. Their efforts were thwarted by Ash, Kiawe, and Hau, who easily defeated their Pokémon. Afterwards, Guzma and Plumeria arrived and scolded the Grunts for their failure.

In Battle Royal 151!, they all competed in the Battle Royal preliminary round of the Manalo Conference. They all ganged up on Ilima and his Eevee, only to be defeated. In Battling Besties!, They watched Guzma battle Ilima alongside their fellow Team Skull Grunts and watched as their leader managed to defeat Ilima. In The Road to The Semifinals!, they unsuccessfully attempted to intimidate Lana before her match against Guzma. Later, they cheered for Guzma during the battle. In The Final Four!, they were spray-painting graffiti around Manalo Stadium when they were confronted by Mimo. They sent out their Pokémon to intimidate her, only to be stopped by Gladion and his Silvally.

In Getting Down to The Ire! and The Wisdom Not to Run!, Zipp cheered for Guzma during his battle against Ash and spoke to him following his loss. Though Guzma was ready to disband Team Skull, Zipp and the others were so fired up by the battle that they wanted stay by his side and learn to battle as well as he did. In Thank You, Alola! The Journey Continues!, Zipp was briefly seen battling Guzma and his Golisopod for training.

Pokémon


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This listing is of Tupp's known Pokémon in the anime:

Tupp

 
Salandit (×3)
Tupp's three Salandit are his only known Pokémon. They first appeared in Alola to New Adventure! in which they took on Ash's Pikachu and Kiawe's Turtonator, but were defeated by Turtonator's Inferno Overdrive.

One of the Salandit later reappeared in Young Kiawe Had a Farm!, where it was attacking Ash and Kiawe. It was soon defeated when Pikachu attacked Team Skull with Gigavolt Havoc. One of the Salandit appeared again in Alolan Open House!, but it was defeated once again by Pikachu's Z-Move.

In A Team-on-Team Tussle!, Salandit attempted to get a Darkinium Z, only for Team Rocket to get it first.

In A Glaring Rivalry!, Salandit was sent out to battle Gladion's Midnight Form Lycanroc. It was defeated by Lycanroc's Stone Edge.

In Turning Heads and Training Hard!, Salandit took on Ilima's Eevee. It was defeated after its opponent enhanced its stats with Extreme Evoboost.

In Real Life...Inquire Within!, Salandit battled Pikachu again during an attempt to catch Poipole. However, the battle ended when Zipp's Garbodor's arm became blocked, causing it to release a horrible smell. This prompted everyone to retreat.

In The Shape of Love to Come!, Salandit was drawn by Zipp as a part of a challenge from Mina to see whom could produce the best drawing of one of their Pokémon. When Tupp and his fellow Team Skull members became angry, they attacked Mina. With the help of Ash, Mina defeated the Team Skull trio and sent them running away in fear.

In We Know Where You're Going, Eevee!, Salandit was relaxing on the beach, only to be Tackled by an Eevee. Salandit was then used to attack Ash and his classmates, only to be sent flying by Eevee's Double-Edge.

In That's Some Spicy Island Research!, Salandit was sent out to battle Hapu and her Mudsdale. Mudsdale withstood all of Salandit, Zubat, and Garbodor's attacks before quickly defeating them with High Horsepower.

Debut Alola to New Adventure!
Voice actors
Japanese Kenta Miyake
English Haven Paschall

Zipp

 
Yungoos (×3)
Zipp's three Yungoos are his first known Pokémon. They appeared in Alola to New Adventure!, in which they took on took on Ash's Pikachu and Kiawe's Turtonator, but were defeated by Turtonator's Inferno Overdrive.

The Yungoos's only known move is Bite.

Debut Alola to New Adventure!
 
Garbodor
Garbodor first appeared in Young Kiawe Had a Farm! in which it attacked Ash and Kiawe. It was soon defeated when Ash's Pikachu attacked Team Skull with Gigavolt Havoc. Garbodor reappeared in Alolan Open House!, but was defeated once again by Pikachu's Z-Move.

In A Team-on-Team Tussle!, Garbodor attempted to get a Darkinium Z only for Team Rocket to get it first.

In A Glaring Rivalry!, Garbodor was sent out to battle Gladion's Midnight Form Lycanroc but was defeated by Stone Edge.

In Turning Heads and Training Hard!, Garbodor took on Ilima's Eevee. It was defeated after its opponent enhanced its stats with Extreme Evoboost.

In Real Life...Inquire Within!, Garbodor attempted to battle Pikachu only for the poison to get clogged up in its arm, releasing a horrible smell. This caused Team Skull to retreat but Zipp later took Garbodor to the Pokémon Center, where Ash, along with his classmates and Nurse Joy, managed to free the blockage.

In The Shape of Love to Come!, Garbodor was drawn by Zipp as a part of a challenge from Mina to see who could produce the best drawing of one of their Pokémon. When Zipp and his fellow Team Skull members became angry, they attacked Mina. With the help of Ash, Mina defeated the Team Skull trio and sent them running away in fear.

In We Know Where You're Going, Eevee!, Garbodor was relaxing on the beach, only to be Tackled by an Eevee. Garbodor was then used to attack Ash and his classmates, only to be sent flying by Eevee's Double-Edge.

In That's Some Spicy Island Research!, Garbodor was sent out to battle Hapu and her Mudsdale. Mudsdale withstood all of Salandit, Zubat, and Garbodor's attacks before quickly defeating them with High Horsepower.

Garbodor reappeared in League Offenders and Defenders! and Battle Royal 151!.

Garbodor's known moves are Venoshock, Toxic, and Sludge Bomb.

Debut Young Kiawe Had a Farm!
Voice actors
Japanese
English Erica Schroeder

Rapp

 
Zubat (×3)
Rapp's three Zubat are her only known Pokémon. They first appeared in Alola to New Adventure!, where they took on Ash's Pikachu and Kiawe's Turtonator, but were defeated by Turtonator's Inferno Overdrive.

One of the Zubat later reappeared in Young Kiawe Had a Farm!. It was soon defeated when Ash's Pikachu attacked Team Skull with Gigavolt Havoc. One of the Zubat appeared again in Alolan Open House!, but was defeated once again by Pikachu's Z-Move.

In A Team-on-Team Tussle!, Rapp sent Zubat out to battle a Totem Alolan Raticate, but was quickly defeated.

In Turning Heads and Training Hard!, Zubat was used to battle Ilima's Eevee, but was eventually defeated by Eevee's Last Resort, which was powered up by its use of Extreme Evoboost.

In The Shape of Love to Come!, Zubat was drawn by its Trainer as a part of a challenge from Mina to see whom could produce the best drawing of one of their Pokémon. When its Trainer and her fellow Team Skull members became angry, they attacked Mina. With the help of Ash, Mina defeated the Team Skull trio and sent them running away in fear.

In We Know Where You're Going, Eevee!, Zubat was relaxing on the beach, only to be Tackled by an Eevee. Zubat was then used to attack Ash and his classmates, only to be sent flying by Eevee's Double-Edge.

In That's Some Spicy Island Research!, Zubat was sent out to battle Hapu and her Mudsdale. Mudsdale withstood all of Salandit, Zubat, and Garbodor's attacks before quickly defeating them with High Horsepower.

Zubat reappeared in League Offenders and Defenders! and Battle Royal 151!.

The Zubat's known moves are Leech Life, Venoshock, Bite, Toxic, Supersonic, Wing Attack, and Air Cutter*.

Debut Alola to New Adventure!
Voice actors
Japanese Yūji Ueda
English Yūji Ueda

Ride Pokémon

 
Tauros
The trio briefly stole 3 Ride Tauros, which they used to wreak havoc at the Pokémon School before being confronted by Delia. Once they were defeated, the Tauros were left behind.

None of Tauros's moves are known.

Debut Alolan Open House!