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|Map description:||Located in the northwest of the Almia region, the Ranger Union serves as a central base of operations. It supports all the activities of Rangers in the Almia Region and its surrounding areas.|
|Location:||Northwest of Union Road|
Location of Ranger Union in Almia.
|Pokémon world locations|
The Ranger Union (Japanese: レンジャーユニオン Ranger Union) is an organization in the Pokémon Ranger series that aims to protect humans and Pokémon. Members of the organization are known as Pokémon Rangers, who use Capture Stylers to maintain peace in the region where they work. The Ranger Union is known to operate in Fiore, Almia, and Oblivia.
The Ranger Union headquarters are located west of Altru Park in Almia, and can be reached by traveling along Union Road. The organization was founded and led by Chairperson Erma. Professor Hastings, the creator of the Capture Styler, also works here, along with Murph, Rhythmi, Linda, and Marcus.
In the games
In Pokémon Ranger
The Ranger Union operates four Ranger Bases in Fiore.
In Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
The Ranger Union headquarters play a major part in the story of Shadows of Almia. The player visits once with Barlow while stationed at the Vientown Ranger Base. They are promoted to the rank of Top Ranger after the events at the Cargo Ship, and move to the Ranger Union headquarters to continue their Ranger duties there. Late in the game, after clearing the Oil Field Hideout, the building is attacked by Team Dim Sun, and the player must defend the institution.
These are the quests which can be found in the Ranger Union:
In Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Pokémon Rangers in Oblivia take orders directly from the Ranger Union, as there are no Ranger Bases in Oblivia. The Union's map room can be seen briefly in the game's opening and epilogue, this time displaying a map of Oblivia rather than Almia.
In the anime
The Ranger Union headquarters made an appearance in the Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs anime special.
- Although the Ranger School stresses the importance of Rangers, Operators, and Mechanics working together, there are no Mechanics at the Ranger Union headquarters.
- The Ranger Union has an azure globe with meridians as insignia, as seen in the Glossary from the first game of the series. The globe represents worldliness, and might thus hint the Union is an organization operating world-wide. Below the globe, however, an arrow-like shape is seen. It might be a reference to the motion of the Styler's top-like part resembling that of a planetary orbit.
- Inside Rand's House in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, players can see on the wall what is assumed to be Ranger Union's flag : a red field with a gray-bordered white oval in the centre containing the Union's globe. The same colours are seen on professional Stylers as well as the uniforms worn by most Rangers.
- In Darkrai Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger Vatonage - the Comic, the Union's flag is portrayed as a white field with the Union's globe in the middle. It might possibly be a reference to the colours of the UN, representing neutrality.
|Main||Ranger • Top Ranger • Operator • Mechanic|
Partner Pokémon • Poké Assist • Field Move • Ranger Sign
Ranger Rank • Mission • Quest • Ranger Net
|Locations||Fiore • Almia • Oblivia|
Ranger Base • Ranger Depot • Ranger Union • Ranger School
|Capture Stylers||Capture Styler • Super Styler • Power Styler|
|Antagonists||Go-Rock Squad • Team Dim Sun • Team Debonairs • Pokémon Pinchers|
|Misc.||The Almia Times • The King of Almia and the Three Princes • Glossary|
|Regions in the Pokémon world|
|This article is part of both Project Locations and Project Sidegames, Bulbapedia projects that, together, aim to write comprehensive articles on the Pokémon Locations and Sidegames, respectively.|