Team Yell Grunt (Trainer class)

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Team Yell Grunt
エールだんのしたっぱ Team Yell Underling
Sword Shield Team Yell Grunt.png
Artwork from Sword and Shield
Other names
Introduced in Generation VIII
Appears in Sword and Shield
Masters EX
Gender Both
Counterpart Spikemuth Gym Trainers
Notable members {{{members}}}
Anime debut Battling Turned Up to Eleven!
TCG debut Sword & Shield
TCG card Team Yell Grunt
Manga debut Zap!! A Rising Beam of Light (Adventures)

A Team Yell Grunt (Japanese: エールだんのしたっぱ Team Yell Underling) is a type of Pokémon Trainer introduced in Generation VIII. They are members of Team Yell who are fervent fanatics of Marnie. In reality, Team Yell Grunts are Spikemuth Gym Trainers wearing face paint and extra punk attire.

They specialize in Dark-type Pokémon and keep their Pokémon in Nest Balls.



Concept art from Sword and Shield Concept art from Sword and Shield


In the core series

VS models from
Sword and Shield

In other games

Models from
Masters EX
VS models from
Masters EX

Trainer list

Pokémon Sword and Shield

In the anime

Team Yell Grunts in the anime

Main series

A group of Team Yell Grunts first appeared in Battling Turned Up to Eleven!, where they watched Marnie's World Coronation Series match against Ash, cheering for Marnie throughout.

Two Team Tell Grunts appeared in A Flood of Torrential Gains!, watching Ash and Leon's Masters Eight Tournament battle alongside Piers and Marnie.

Team Yell Grunts in Pokémon: Twilight Wings

Pokémon: Twilight Wings

Two Team Yell Grunts appeared in The Gathering of Stars.


Multiple Team Yell Grunts briefly appeared in GOTCHA!.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

Team Yell Grunts in Pokémon Adventures

Team Yell Grunts made their debut appearance in Zap!! A Rising Beam of Light. Two Grunts attacked Henry and Casey at the Wild Area in an attempt to destroy their Gym Challenge uniforms. Henry and Casey pushed the Grunts into a nearby Pokémon Den, forcing the four to team up in a Max Raid Battle against the wild Gurdurr that lurked inside. Though the Gurdurr was eventually defeated and caught by Henry, the Grunts' Pokémon were knocked out during the battle, forcing them to flee. The two Grunts appeared again in Blinding!! The End of the Battle, this time to cheer for Marnie. In Chomp!! It's Dracovish, the two Grunts were with Marnie to provide an alibi for Casey, where they explained that they headed to Glimwood Tangle to punish Allister for his absence.

In Grrr!! Noble Kidnappers, Henry mentioned that he helped a Doctor who was in trouble with a pair of Team Yell Grunts.


This Galarian Linoone was used to try and destroy Henry's and Casey's Gym Challenge uniforms. Later, it was forced to fight a Dynamax Gurdurr, but was defeated in a single hit.

Linoone's only known move is Sucker Punch* and its Ability is Quick Feet.

Debut Zap!! A Rising Beam of Light
Thievul was used to try and destroy Henry's and Casey's Gym Challenge uniforms. Later, it was forced to fight a Dynamax Gurdurr, but was defeated after briefly teaming up with Casey's Scorbunny.

Thievul's known moves are Night Slash and Fire Fang.

Debut Zap!! A Rising Beam of Light

In the TCG

Full Art print of Team Yell Grunt
Main article: Team Yell Grunt (Sword & Shield 184)

Team Yell Grunt was introduced as a Supporter card in the Pokémon Trading Card Game during the English Sword & Shield Series (the Japanese Sword & Shield Era). It was first released in the Japanese V Starter Set Water. It later appeared in the Japanese Shield expansion before debuting in English in the Sword & Shield expansion, with artwork by nagimiso. It was also released as a Full Art card and Secret card in the same Japanese and English expansions, with artwork by the same artist. It allows the player to return an Energy card attached to one of their opponent's Pokémon to their hand.


Icon of Spikemuth Chamber of Commerce
  • The logo of Spikemuth Chamber of Commerce can be seen on the Team Yell Grunt uniforms. Interestingly, there is only one single Poké Job from Spikemuth Chamber of Commerce in the game, yet the Job in question, along with the logo, can be seen on a pre-release Poké Jobs screenshot.
  • The Team Yell Grunt that trades a Kantonian Mr. Mime for a Obstagoon is named Edmund while another one who fights the player without his disguise in Spikemuth is named Joshua. This makes them some of the very few villainous team grunts in the franchise to have confirmed names.

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 吶喊隊的手下 Naahphaam-déui-dīk Sáuhah
Mandarin 吶喊隊的手下 / 呐喊队的手下 Nàhǎn-duì-de Shǒuxià
  French Sbire de la Team Yell
  German Team Yell Rüpel
  Indonesian Anak Buah Tim Yell
  Italian Recluta Team Yell
  Korean 옐단 조무래기 Yell-dan Jomuraegi
  Brazilian Portuguese Recruta da Equipe Yell
  Russian Ворчун Команды Крикуны Vorchun Komandy Krikuny
  Spanish Recluta del Team Yell

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

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
Galar ArtistBackpackerBeautyBlack BeltCabbieCafé MasterCameramanChampionColleaguesCookDancerDaring Couple
DoctorFisherGAME FREAK'sGym ChallengerGym LeaderGym TrainerGentlemanHikerInterviewersLassLeague Staff
Macro Cosmos'sMadameMedical TeamModelMusic CrewMusicianOffice WorkerPoké KidPokémon Breeder
Pokémon TrainerPolice OfficerPostmanRail StaffReporterSchoolboySchoolgirlSwimmerTeam Yell GruntWorkerYoungster
Expansion Pass only:
Dojo MasterDojo MatronMaster Dojo Student

Pasio Trainer classes
Ace TrainerAether FoundationAether Foundation EmployeeBeautyBlack BeltCamperCollectorHex Maniac
HikerLassMasked ManMasked WomanPoké FanPokémon RangerPreschoolerPunk Girl
Rising StarScientistSightseerStreet ThugSwimmerTeam Aqua GruntTeam Flare Grunt
Team Galactic GruntTeam Magma GruntTeam Plasma GruntTeam Rocket GruntTeam Yell GruntYoungster

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