Ranger Sign

Summoning Entei

Ranger Signs (Japanese: レンジャーサイン Ranger Sign), also known as Involiths (Japanese: コルフォーマ Callforma) or Emblems (Japanese: もんしょう Crest) are only featured in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs. They allow players to draw symbols on the ground with their Capture Styler to summon Pokémon, such as the Legendary beasts and the Eon duo.

In the games

Ranger Signs can be obtained by capturing Legendary Pokémon, completing quests, or manually entering special signs into the Styler via the Sign List. The player can only start to use them when Nema 'illegally' modifies the player's Capture Styler.


These Ranger Signs are obtained as players continue through the story. They are needed in order to complete the game. Only the Legendary beasts and the Eon duo can be ridden. They also have additional capabilities only shown when the Capture Styler is charged when summoning them. Latias is only obtained if the player has chosen to play as the female character. Latios is present if the male character is chosen. The Involiths of Raikou, Entei, and Suicune are stolen by the Pokémon Pinchers to gain access to Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres. The hero regains the stolen part of the Involiths later in a side quest for Weber, and reattaches the stolen parts to the Involiths.

Ranger Sign Pokémon Summoned Location Obtained When Charged
Wireless Tower  
Scare Pokémon, causing them to stop moving on the field
  • Jump over large gaps
  • Force Pokémon to come out of hiding
Daybreak Ruins  
Scare Pokémon, causing them to stop moving on the field
  • Break boulders blocking paths
  • Force Pokémon to come out of hiding
Canal Ruins  
Scare Pokémon, causing them to stop moving on the field
  • Run on water
  • Force Pokémon to come out of hiding
Tilikule Island
(when the player is female)
Faster flight
Tilikule Island
(when the player is male)
Faster flight
Rainbow Dais  
  • Complete storyline
  • Battle Ho-Oh again on Rainbow Dais

Mt. Sorbet

Mt. Layuda

Faldera Volcano

Eastern Sea

Cocona Village (past)
Causes the Pokémon's Assist to be more powerful.
  • Summon the player's Partner Pokémon from the past.


When summoning these
Summoning when charged

These Ranger Signs are obtained only after finishing certain quests. Once summoned, they will join the player's party. Only one friend Pokémon can join the player at any one time. While the Field Moves of the summoned Pokémon are the lowest possible, their Poké Assists are more powerful than those of the Pokémon found in the wild.

Ranger Sign Pokémon Summoned Quest Completed
  Graveler Rolling Graveler
  Jumpluff Cute, Cute Jumpluff
  Hitmontop Spin, Hitmontop, Spin!
  Bidoof Save Bidoof!
  Buneary A Hot Meal for Buneary
  Vulpix Vulpix's Ruins Exploration
  Mankey The Mild Mankey


These Ranger Signs are not available in-game, with the exception of Mewtwo, whose Ranger Sign can be seen in the game intro. To unlock them, they need to be input into the Styler's sign list manually by selecting the question mark icon at the end of the list and drawing the sign when prompted. However, the player must have recorded the Pokémon's data on their browser before the sign can be registered. They are revealed through various means, such as by official sites and magazines. The Pokémon summoned are similar to those summoned from Ranger Signs obtained from quests. All Pokémon called by these signs have their Field Abilities reduced to level 1.

In the anime

A Ranger Sign in the anime
A Ranger Sign being used in the anime

The Ranger Sign is a way to summon Pokémon the user captured in the past. The Ranger Sign first made a brief appearance in the anime in the second Guardian Signs anime special, where it was sought after and acquired by the Pokémon Pinchers.

In Pokémon Ranger: Heatran Rescue!, Ben used a Ranger Sign to summon a Feraligatr twice.

In other languages

Language Title
Mandarin Chinese 保育家符號 Bǎoyùjiā Fúhào
  French Glyphe Ranger
  German Ranger-Symbol
  Italian Grafema del Ranger
  Polish Znak Rangera
  Portuguese Símbolo de Ranger
  Spanish Glifo Ranger

Pokémon Ranger
Main RangerTop RangerOperatorMechanic
Partner PokémonPoké AssistField MoveRanger Sign
Ranger RankMissionQuestRanger Net
Locations FioreAlmiaOblivia
Ranger BaseRanger DepotRanger UnionRanger School
Capture Stylers Capture StylerSuper StylerPower Styler
Antagonists Go-Rock SquadTeam Dim SunTeam DebonairsPokémon Pinchers
Misc. The Almia TimesThe King of Almia and the Three PrincesGlossary
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