Team Star Grunt (Trainer class)

Team Star Grunt
スターだんのしたっぱ Team Star Underling
Scarlet Violet Team Star Grunt.png
Artwork from Scarlet and Violet
Other names
Introduced in Generation IX
Appears in Scarlet and Violet
Gender Both
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Carmen
Anime debut
TCG debut [[(TCG)|]]
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A Team Star Grunt (Japanese: スターだんのしたっぱ Team Star Underling) is a type of Pokémon Trainer introduced in Generation IX. They are delinquent students of Naranja AcademyS/Uva AcademyV, and their uniforms vary by game. Each Squad's Grunts specialize in the same type as the Squad's Boss.



Main article: Category:Team Star Grunt on Bulbagarden Archives
Key art from Scarlet and Violet Concept art (Male) from Scarlet
Concept art (Male) from Violet Concept art (Female) from Violet

Trainer list

Pokémon Scarlet and Violet

In the anime

Pokémon: Paldean Winds

Team Star Grunts in Pokémon: Paldean Winds

A group of Team Star Grunts of the Caph Squad, including Carmen, debuted in Take a Breath.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Team Star Grunts in Pokémon Adventures

Team Star Grunts debuted in the Scarlet & Violet arc. At West Province (Area One), two Grunts attempted to recruit Penny into their ranks despite her repeated refusal. Overhearing the commotion, Violet stepped in to defend Penny, forcing the Grunts to retaliate by facing Violet in battle. Though the Grunts had the advantage in numbers, their Pokémon were eventually defeated by Violet's Fuecoco. The Grunts then fled, promising to inform their boss of what happened.


Cyclizar (multiple)
Members of Team Star typically ride around on Cyclizar as a form of transportation around Paldea.

None of their moves are known.

Debut Scarlet & Violet arc
Yungoos was used by a male Grunt to battle Violet. Despite teaming up with the female Grunt's Shroodle, it was eventually defeated by Violet's Fuecoco.

Tungoos's only known move is Super Fang.

Debut Scarlet & Violet arc
Shroodle was used by a female Grunt to battle Violet. Despite teaming up with the male Grunt's Yungoos, it was eventually defeated by Violet's Fuecoco.

Shroodle's only known move is Poison Fang.

Debut Scarlet & Violet arc

In the TCG

Ultra rare Team Star Grunt
Main article: Team Star Grunt (Scarlet & Violet 195)

Team Star Grunt 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 Scarlet ex expansion and the English Scarlet & Violet expansion, with artwork by nagimiso. An ultra rare version of the card with artwork by the same illustrator was also released in these sets. Both prints feature a male and female Team Star Grunt as they appear in Pokémon Scarlet. The card lets the player put an Energy card attached to their opponent's Active Pokémon on top of the opponent's deck.

In other languages

Language Title
  German Rüpel von Team Star
  Indonesian Anak Buah Tim Bintang
  Italian Recluta Team Star
  Brazilian Portuguese Recruta da Equipe Star
  Spanish Recluta del Team Star

Big Boss: Cassiopeia
Bosses: GiacomoMelaAtticusOrtegaEri
Lower members: Team Star GruntsCarmen
Related: HarringtonStarmobile
Bases: Segin SquadSchedar SquadNavi Squad
Ruchbah SquadCaph Squad

Team Rocket GruntTeam Aqua GruntTeam Magma Grunt
Team Galactic GruntTeam Plasma GruntTeam Flare Grunt
Team Skull GruntTeam Rainbow Rocket Grunt
Team GO Rocket GruntTeam Yell GruntTeam Star Grunt

Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
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Gym TrainerHikerInstructorJanitorModelMusicianOffice WorkerPoké ManiacPokémon Trainer
ScientistStudentTeam StarTeam Star GruntTop ChampionWaiterWaitressWorkerYoungster
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