Artwork of Team Yell Grunts from Sword and Shield
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Team Yell (Japanese: エール団 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
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.
- Team Yell is the first villainous team with no specific evil intentions or goals. Instead, their only desire is for Marnie to become Champion.
- Team Yell's methods may be based on football hooliganism, a real-life phenomenon in England.
|Japanese||エール団 Team Yell||From yell|
| English, French, German,
Italian, Spanish, Dutch,
|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)|