Team Magma Grunts are the lowest-rank members of Team Magma, whose goal is to evaporate water and expand the land. They serve under Tabitha, Courtney, and their leader, Maxie. In Pokémon Ruby, they are primary antagonists, in which their goal is to expand the world's land mass for more space and further advancement of both Pokémon and people. In Pokémon Sapphire, they assist the player to prevent Team Aqua's plans from succeeding in expanding the sea. In Pokémon Emerald, they share the roles of Team Aqua Grunts. They mostly use Fire-type and Ground-type Pokémon like Numel (and Baltoy in Emerald), but also use Dark-type and Poison-type Pokémon as well.