Team Skull Grunts are nasty bunch of people that will force people into battling them if you don't watch your words and then try to take their opponents Pokémon as their prize for winning the battle.
In Tupp's youth, a bunch of girls thought it was cool that Tupp
already had a partner Pokémon but when they saw Ilima's Eevee
, they thought it was a lot more cute than his Alolan Grimer. Since that day, Tupp
has had a grudge against Ilima
because he blames him for stealing the glory days of his youth. Dude's like Tupp
have a hard time with girls because they have to compete against popular guys like Ilima
and they don't stand a chance.