Pokémon Ranger (Trainer class)

This article is about the Trainer class. For other uses, see Pokémon Ranger.
Pokémon Ranger
ポケモンレンジャー Pokémon Ranger
VSPokémon Ranger M BDSP.pngVSPokémon Ranger F BDSP.png
VS models from Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Other names
Introduced in Generation III
Appears in Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, FireRed, and LeafGreen
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Black, White, Black 2, and White 2
X, Y, Omega Ruby, and Alpha Sapphire
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Masters EX
Gender Both
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Forrest Franklin, Forrester Franklin, Masaharu, Kira, Aarune (formerly)
Anime debut All in a Day's Wurmple (Series)
TCG debut Steam Siege
TCG card Pokémon Ranger
Manga debut A Dust-Up With Dusclops (Adventures)
The Battle for More Friends! (Be the Best! Pokémon B+W)

A Pokémon Ranger (written as "PKMN Ranger" in-game prior to Generation VI; Japanese: ポケモンレンジャー Pokémon Ranger) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that debuted in the Generation III games. They come in male and female variations, dress in sturdy orange and black clothing, and carry a length of rope. Two Pokémon Rangers, one male and female, who battle together in Double Battles are called Rangers.

Unlike the Rangers of the Pokémon Ranger series, Rangers appearing in core series games collect and train Pokémon just like other regular Pokémon Trainers. However, they are still primarily concerned with protecting wild Pokémon, keeping the environment safe, and making sure travelers do not get injured or lost when walking through the wilderness, as they mention in their battle dialogue.

They specialize in Grass-type Pokémon in Generation III and they often have healing items. In Generation IV onward, they use a variety of powerful Pokémon, similar to Ace Trainers.

In Pokémon Black and White and Black 2 and White 2, they give out Berries when defeated, unless if they are encountered in the Big Stadium or Small Court, where they instead give out Max Repels.



Art from
X and Y by Yusuke Ohmura[1]
Art from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

Sprites and models

In the core series

Sprites from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Sprites from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Sprites from
Generation IV*
Sprites from
Black and White
Sprites from
Black 2 and White 2
Overworld sprites from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Overworld sprites from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Overworld sprites from
Generation IV*
Overworld sprites from
Generation V
VS portraits from
X and Y
VS portraits from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
VS models from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl
Overworld models from
X and Y
Icons on the PSS from
Generation VI and PGL*
Overworld models from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
Icons on the PSS from
Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire and PGL
Overworld models from
Brilliant Diamond and Shining Pearl

In other games

Pokémon Ranger♀ model
from Masters EX
Pokémon Ranger♀ VS model
from Masters EX

Trainer list

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire

Pokémon Emerald

See more: List of Battle Frontier Trainers (Generation III)/Pokémon Ranger

Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen

Pokémon Diamond and Pearl

See more: List of Battle Tower Trainers (Diamond and Pearl)/Pokémon Ranger

Pokémon Platinum

See more: List of Battle Frontier Trainers (Generation IV)/Pokémon Ranger

Pokémon Black and White

See more: List of Battle Subway Trainers/Pokémon Ranger

Pokémon Black 2 and White 2

Pokémon X and Y

Pokémon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire

In other games

In Detective Pikachu, it is mentioned that Milo Green is training to become a Pokémon Ranger.

In the anime

Kira, a Pokémon Ranger in the anime

Several Pokémon Rangers appeared in the anime, mainly in Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire. Generally, they are tasked with keeping an eye on an area and looking after the wild Pokémon there. Some of these areas are restricted and have to be protected from poachers.

Officer Jennys are often tasked with protecting the Pokémon Preserves like Safari Land and Pinkan Island.

In A Sappy Ending, Woodruff is a ranger for a Johto forest and wildlife bureau. In Mountain Time, Benji and his father are part of the Mountain Patrol, an organization that operated near Ecruteak City. While she did not reveal her job, Krystal acts as a sort of Pokémon Ranger in As Clear as Crystal. In Mother of All Battles, Ranger Mason and her comrades are in charge of protecting a Pokémon preserve on Mt. Silver.

A Ranger named Katrina appeared in A Bite to Remember. In All in a Day's Wurmple, twin brothers Forrest Franklin and Forrester Franklin referred to themselves as Pokémon Rangers. A Pokémon Ranger by the name of Mr. Morita appeared in True Blue Swablu. A female Ranger named Elisa was seen in Beg, Burrow and Steal.

In the Kanto region, a member of the Wilderness Guard Core named Kerrigan appeared in Duels of the Jungle!.

In Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl, while referring to herself as a Pokémornithologist, Rosebay acts as a Pokémon Ranger of sorts in A Staravia is Born!. In Promoting Healthy Tangrowth!, Verona is a female Ranger who watches over the forest near Lake Acuity. In Regaining the Home Advantage!, Crispin guards a mountain where powerful Metagross and Magnezone lived and regularly did battle.

In Unova, Eric is a park ranger who works at Pokémon Hills in New Tork City in Genesect and the Legend Awakened. In Kalos, Keaton looks after a forest located somewhere near Geosenge Town in The Forest Champion!; and Keanan is the caretaker of a swamp located between Lumiose City and Laverre City that is the original home of Ash's Goodra.

In The Power of Us, two Rangers encountered Risa, who was looking for an Eevee near a mountain that had been off-limits for decades. They warned her to leave the area because of Zeraora's curse.

A Ranger named Kira appeared in Raid Battle in The Ruins!. She gave Ash and Goh advice on how to cross the hot sands of the Desert Resort, and she later joined them in a Raid Battle in the Colossus Ruins.

In the manga

Pokémon Adventures

A Pokémon Ranger in Pokémon Adventures


Emerald arc

In A Dust-Up With Dusclops, once Brandon mentions that virtual players appear in the Battle Pyramid challenge, the image of male and female Pokémon Rangers using Vileplume and Electabuzz appears as an example.

In Verily Vanquishing Vileplume II, a Pokémon Ranger named Masaharu appears as one of Emerald's challengers in the Battle Dome. He lost his battle against Emerald, thus eliminating him from the competition.

Diamond & Pearl arc

In Luring in a Lickilicky, a male Pokémon Ranger appears during the Pokétch presentation taking place in Jubilife City.

Black & White arc

In Special Delivery, a male Pokémon Ranger was seen trying out his newly obtained Prop Case.

In Dream a Little Dream, a male Pokémon Ranger was seen amongst the Trainers going through the Badge Check Gates and entering Victory Road. Although not seen, he was eventually defeated and eliminated from the Pokémon League tournament.

X & Y arc

In Sylveon Enchants, a female Pokémon Ranger was at the Mini-game Corner with her Bergmite at the Head It game. A male Pokémon Ranger was seen getting a berry for his Pokémon at the Berry Picker game.


Electabuzz was seen with its Trainer along with a Vileplume in Brandon's fantasy.

None of Electabuzz's moves are known.

Debut A Dust-Up With Dusclops
Vileplume was seen with its Trainer along with an Electabuzz in Brandon's fantasy.

None of Vileplume's moves are known.

Debut A Dust-Up With Dusclops
Breloom is Masaharu's first Pokémon. It was used to battle against Emerald's Dusclops at the Battle Dome.

None of Breloom's moves are known.

Debut Verily Vanquishing Vileplume II
Ursaring was the final Pokémon Masaharu used in his Battle Dome match against Emerald. It fell to Emerald's Sudowoodo's Counter.

None of Ursaring's moves are known.

Debut Verily Vanquishing Vileplume II
Nothing is known about Masaharu's Vileplume, as it was only seen as an image on his Trainer Card, which Emerald checked before their battle.

None of Vileplume's moves are known.

Debut Verily Vanquishing Vileplume II
Deerling is the Pokémon Ranger's only known Pokémon. It was seen trying out his newly obtained Props with him.

None of Deerling's moves are known.

Debut Special Delivery
Bergmite is the Pokémon Ranger's only known Pokémon. It was at the Mini-game Corner's Head It game with its Trainer, where it was headbutting a ball of yarn.

None of Bergmite's moves are known.

Debut Sylveon Enchants

Be the Best! Pokémon B+W

A Pokémon Ranger in Be the Best! Pokémon B+W

A Pokémon Ranger appeared in The Battle for More Friends!, where he battled Monta. Monta spotted him and challenged him to a battle. He sent out his Zebstrika and Swanna against Monta's newly caught Emolga and Snivy. Despite the strength of his Pokémon and his knowledge of Abilities, he underestimated Monta's Pokémon as they were able to knock out his Pokémon with one hit.


A Pokémon Ranger's Zebstrika was first seen with Swanna in a battle against Monta's Snivy and Emolga. Emolga goes in with an Electro Ball attack on Swanna but suddenly the attack misses and Zebstrika is hit instead. The Ranger explains that Zebstrika's Lightningrod Ability pulls electric attacks towards it instead. Excadrill uses Dig near it but the Ranger takes no notice, revealing that Zebstrika is strong enough to take Excadrill's Dig. However, he underestimates Monta when the Dig hits and knocks it out with one hit.

Monta explains that using Excadrill's Ability Sand Force, which raises its attacks and doubles the power of the Dig, it was able to defeat it.

None of Zebstrika's moves are known, and its Ability is Lightningrod.

Debut The Battle for More Friends!
A Pokémon Ranger's Swanna was first seen with Zebstrika in a battle against Monta's Snivy and Emolga. Emolga goes in with an Electro Ball attack on Swanna but suddenly the attack misses and Zebstrika is hit instead. The Ranger explains that Zebstrika's Lightningrod Ability pulls electric attacks towards it instead. It goes in for an Aerial Ace which hits Snivy and does loads of damage. It then attacks Emolga with a Bubble Beam which does some damage. It is later defeated by Emolga's Shock Wave giving Monta the win.

Swanna's known moves are Aerial Ace and Bubble Beam.

Debut The Battle for More Friends!

Pocket Monsters BW: Good Partners

A Pokémon Ranger appeared in BWGP01.

Pokémon Ruby-Sapphire

A Pokémon Ranger appeared in Let's Go After The Pokémon Ranger!.

In the TCG

This listing is of cards mentioning or featuring Pokémon Ranger in the Pokémon Trading Card Game.

Related cards
Cards listed with a blue background are only legal to use in the current Expanded format.
Cards listed with a green background are legal to use in both the current Standard and Expanded formats.
Card Type English
Rarity # Japanese
Rarity #
Pokémon Ranger Su Steam Siege   104/114 Fever-Burst Fighter   054/054
Steam Siege   113/114 Fever-Burst Fighter   058/054
      Cruel Traitor   054/054
      Cruel Traitor   058/054
      The Best of XY   152/171
      Ultra Sun & Ultra Moon Deck Build Boxes   035/041


In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 寶可夢巡護員 Pokémon Chèuhnwuhyùhn
Mandarin 寶可夢巡護員 / 宝可梦巡护员 Bǎokěmèng Xúnhùyuán
  French PKMN Ranger (III-V)
Pokémon Ranger (VI)
  German PKMN Ranger (III-V)
Pokémon-Ranger (VI)
  Italian PKMN Scout (III, IV)
PKMN Ranger (V)
Pokémon Ranger (VI)
  Korean 포켓몬 레인저 Pokémon Ranger
  Polish Pokémonowy Strażnik ()
Pokémonowa Strażniczka ()
  Brazilian Portuguese Pokémon Ranger
Guarda Pokémon*
  Russian Рейнджер Покемонов Reyndzher Pokémonov
Покемон Рейнджер Pokémon Reyndzher
Покерейнджер Pokéreyndzher*
  Spanish Pokéguarda (III)
PKMN Ranger (IV, V)
Pokémon Ranger (VI)
  Swedish Pokémonskogvaktare
  Vietnamese Vệ binh Pokémon


Trainer classes in the Pokémon core series
Sevii Islands Aroma LadyBikerBird KeeperBlack BeltBug CatcherCamperCool CoupleCooltrainerCrush Girl
Crush KinCue BallFishermanGentlemanHikerJugglerLadyLassPainterPicnickerPokéManiac
PKMN BreederPKMN RangerPsychicRuin ManiacScientistSis and BroSwimmerTamer
Team Rocket AdminTeam Rocket GruntTwinsTuberYoung CoupleYoungster
Trainer Tower only:
BeautyBurglarEngineerRockerSailorSuper Nerd
Johto Ace Trainer*BeautyBikerBird KeeperBlack Belt*BoarderBug CatcherBurglarCamper
ChampionExecutive*FirebreatherFisherman*GentlemanGuitaristHikerJugglerKimono GirlLass
LeaderMediumPicnickerPokéfanPoké Maniac*PKMN TrainerPoliceman*PsychicRivalHGSSSage
SailorSchool Kid*ScientistSkierSuper NerdSwimmerTeacherTeam Rocket Grunt*TwinsYoungster
Mystery Man*CHGSSDouble TeamHGSSElderHGSSPasserbyHGSSYoung CoupleHGSS
Battle Frontier only:HGSS

Aroma LadyArtistBattle GirlCameramanClownCollectorCowgirlCyclistDragon TamerIdol
JoggerLadyNinja BoyParasol LadyPIPoké KidPKMN BreederPKMN RangerRancherReporter
Rich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSocialiteTuberVeteranWaiterWaitressWorker
Arcade StarCastle ValetFactory HeadHall MatronTower Tycoon

Hoenn Ace Trainer*Aqua AdminSEASAqua LeaderSEASAroma LadyBattle GirlBeautyBird KeeperBlack Belt
Bug CatcherBug ManiacCamperChampionCollectorDragon TamerElite FourExpertFisherman
GentlemanGuitaristHex ManiacHikerInterviewers*KindlerLadyLassLeaderMagma AdminREOR
Magma LeaderREORNinja BoyOld CoupleParasol LadyPicnickerPoké Fan*Poké Maniac*Pokémon Breeder*
Pokémon Ranger*Pokémon Trainer*PsychicRich BoyRuin ManiacSailorSchoolkid*Sis & Bro*Swimmer
Team Aqua GruntSEASTeam Magma GruntREORTeammates*TriathleteTuberTwinsWinstrateYoung CoupleYoungster
Ace DuoORASBrains & BrawnORASBackpackerORASDelinquentORASFairy Tale GirlORASFare PrinceORAS
Free DiverORASLeadersORASLorekeeperORASMysterious SistersORASProprietorORASRotation GirlORAS
Scuba DiverORASSecret Base ExpertORASSecret Base TrainerORASSootopolitanORASStreet ThugORAS
Battle Frontier only:E
Arena TycoonDome AceFactory HeadPalace MavenPike QueenPyramid KingSalon Maiden
Battle Institute and Battle Maison only:ORAS
ArtistBattle ChatelaineButlerChefFurisode GirlGarçonGardenerMadameMaidMonsieurOwnerPreschooler
Punk GirlPunk GuyRising StarRoller SkaterSchoolboySchoolgirlScientistTouristVeteranWaitressWorker
Sinnoh Ace TrainerAroma LadyArtistBattle GirlBeautyBird KeeperBlack BeltBug CatcherCameramanCamperChampion
ClownCollectorCommanderCowgirlCyclistDouble TeamDragon TamerElite FourFisher*GentlemanGuitarist
Gym Leader*HikerIdolInterviewersJoggerLadyLassMadame*Ninja BoyParasol LadyPicnickerPIPoké Fan*
Poké KidPokémon Breeder*Pokémon Ranger*Pokémon Trainer*Police Officer*PsychicRancherRanchers*
ReporterRich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSailorSchool KidScientistSkierSwimmerTeam Galactic Boss*
Team Galactic Grunt*Tower TycoonTuberTwinsVeteranWaiterWaitressWorkerYoung CoupleYoungster
Arcade StarPtCastle ValetPtFactory HeadPtHall MatronPtMaidPtGAME FREAK'sBDSP
Unova Ace TrainerArtistBackersBackpackerBakerBattle GirlBikerBlack BeltChampionClerk
CyclistDancerDepot AgentDoctorElite FourFishermanGAME FREAKGentlemanGym Leader*
NurseNursery AideParasol LadyPilotPokéfanPKMN BreederPKMN RangerPokémon Trainer*Policeman
PreschoolerPsychicRich BoyRoughneckSchool KidScientistSmasherSocialiteStrikerSubway Boss
SwimmerTeam PlasmaTeam Plasma GruntThe RichesBWTwinsVeteranWaiterWaitressWorkerYoungster
BeautyB2W2Boss TrainerB2W2GuitaristB2W2
Pokéstar Studios only:B2W2
A-list ActorActorActressBig StarCelebrityChic ActressChild StarComedian
Fine ActorMovie StarNew ActressStar ActorSuit ActorUnique StarVeteran Star
Pokémon World Tournament only:B2W2
Junior RepresentativeMaster RepresentativeSenior Representative
World ChampionWorld FinalistWorld Runner-up
Blueberry Academy only:SV
BB League ChampionBB League Elite FourBlueberry Academy Director
DirectorInstructorLeague ClubStudentTop Champion
Kalos Ace DuoAce TrainerArtistArtist FamilyBackpackerBattle GirlBeautyBlack BeltBrains & Brawn
ButlerChampionChefDriverElite FourFairy Tale GirlFishermanFurisode GirlGarçonGardener
Hex ManiacHikerHoneymoonersLassLeaderLumiose Gang MemberMysterious SistersOwner
Poké FanPoké Fan FamilyPokémon BreederPokémon ProfessorPokémon RangerPokémon Trainer
PreschoolerPsychicPunk CouplePunk GirlPunk GuyRangersRising StarRoller Skater
SchoolboySchoolgirlScientistSky TrainerSuccessorSuspicious ChildSuspicious Lady
Suspicious WomanSwimmerTeam FlareTeam Flare AdminTeam Flare BossTeam Flare Grunt
Battle Chateau ranks:
By male: BaronViscountEarlMarquisDukeGrand Duke
By female: BaronessViscountessCountessMarchionessDuchessGrand Duchess
Battle Institute and Battle Maison only:
Battle ChatelaineLadyMadameMaidMonsieurRich Boy
Unused Trainer classes:
Ace SurferSwimmers

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

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