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A Top Ranger (Japanese: トップレンジャー Top Ranger) is a Pokémon Ranger with extraordinary skills. There are only twelve Top Rangers in the world, four of whom are based in Almia. Top Rangers are given the Fine Styler, an updated Capture Styler with a charge function. They have the ability to assign themselves missions and take on missions alone. They do not report to any Ranger Base, but report directly to Erma at the Ranger Union. There is a similar rank known as Top Operators, who help Top Rangers with their missions. Apparently, a Top Operator is often assigned to a Top Ranger. Known Top Operators are Rhythmi, Linda and Marcus.