Ranger Union

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Ranger Union レンジャーユニオン
Nurie Ruins
"Wild Missingno. appeared!"
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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
Region: Almia
Generations: IV
Ranger Union Ranger2 map.png
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.

Pokémon

Pokémon Poké Assist Field
  Doduo   Normal  
  Staraptor   Flying  
  Bidoof *   Normal  
  Bibarel   Water  


Quests

These are the quests which can be found in the Ranger Union:

 
Murph's Ranger Contest
 
Ranger Union
Murph
Reward:
  Time Assist
So, this is my contest, and the theme is Eevee!
The seven evolutions of Eevee are Vaporeon,
Jolteon, Flareon, Espeon, Umbreon, Leafeon,
and Glaceon.
Gotta capture 'em all and bring 'em to me!
 
Roserade Red, Roserade Blue?
 
Ranger Union
Rhythmi
Reward:
  Bug Defense
The flower on Roserade's right hand...
I can't remember if it was red or blue.
There's a big argument over that!
Supposedly there's one deep in the forest.
Will you capture one for us?
 
Charge Up the Trio!
 
Ranger Union
Nage
Reward:
  Electric Defense
Raichu, Luxray, and Ampharos. That threesome appears to be what we need for our studies. They look capable of generating seriously powerful electricity.
Please, bring them to us.
 
What Happened to Machop!?
 
Ranger Union
Old Man
Reward:
  New Partner Pokémon
There was a Machop up on Peril Cliffs that was
training for something. It's disappeared!
Maybe, just maybe, it could be in trouble.
It could be trapped under a giant boulder!
Go check on it, please!
 
Staraptor High in the Sky
 
Ranger Union
Wendy (Ranger)
Reward:
  Latent Power
I think it will lift my guy's spirits to see wild
Staraptor.
It will inspire him to soar again, I'm sure of it.
Please, can you bring back six Staraptor for
the two of us?


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 in the anime

The Ranger Union headquarters made an appearance in the Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs anime special.

Trivia

  • 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.


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


Regions in the Pokémon world
Core series Kanto (Sevii Islands) • JohtoHoenn
Sinnoh/Hisui (Battle Zone) • UnovaKalos
AlolaGalar (Isle of ArmorCrown Tundra)
Side series Orre
Anime Orange ArchipelagoDecolore Islands
Spin-off games FioreAlmiaObliviaPokémon IslandMintale Town
Ryme CityPasioRanseiFerrumLental
Mystery Dungeon worldPokéParkTCG Islands
Carmonte IslandTumblecube Island
TCG Southern IslandsHolon
Sovereign states in
the Pokémon world
Pokémon nationRanger UnionGuyana
Lucario KingdomMirage KingdomRota


Almia
             
Towns
Chicole VillageVientownPueltownBoylelandShiver CampHaruba Village
Roads
Chicole PathSchool RoadUnion RoadChroma Road
Aquatic areas
Puel SeaIce LakeSea of Wailord
Open areas
Vien ForestAltru ParkPeril CliffsChroma HighlandsHia ValleyHaruba Desert
Other areas
Ranger SchoolRanger UnionMarine CaveAltru BuildingVolcano CaveCargo ShipChroma Ruins
Crysta CaveAlmia CastleOil Field HideoutHippowdon TempleAltru TowerCapture Arena


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