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SS022 : Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs (Part One)
Pokémon Sunday side stories
Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs (Part Two)
ポケモンレンジャー 光の軌跡<後編>
Pokémon Ranger: Traces of Light (Part Two)
First broadcast
Japan March 7, 2010
United States November 10, 2010
English themes
Opening N/A
Japanese themes
Opening N/A
Ending N/A
Screenplay 冨岡淳広 Atsuhiro Tomioka
Storyboard 小山賢 Masaru Koyama
Assistant director 小山賢 Masaru Koyama
Animation director 田島瑞穂 Mizuho Tajima
No additional credits are available at this time.

Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs (Part Two) (Japanese: ポケモンレンジャー 光の軌跡<後編> Pokémon Ranger: Traces of Light (Part Two)) is a five-minute-long special episode of the Pokémon anime which is based on the game of the same name. It first aired in Japan on March 7, 2010, as part of Pokémon Sunday. It was also broadcast as streaming video from TV Tokyo's Pokémon Sunday web site from March 7 to March 21, 2010. In the United States it was added to the official Pokémon website, along with the first part, on November 10, 2010.

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Ben successfully captures the Ukulele Pichu, conveying his friendship and convincing it that not all humans are enemies. He learns from Pichu and Booker that the Pokémon Pinchers have captured all the Pokémon living on Dolce Island, and travels by boat to Renbow Island in pursuit of them.

In Rasp Cavern, Ben and Pichu witness the Pinchers stealing a piece of a monument with a symbol on it. Ukulele Pichu tries to fight against the Pinchers, but when the Pinchers' Cranidos fights back, Pichu is hurled into a wall, breaking its ukulele. The Pinchers successfully escape with the stone symbol, leaving Ben and Pichu to fight Cranidos, which is under the Pinchers' control. Ben successfully captures Cranidos, releasing it back into the wild.

Ben and Ukulele Pichu exit Rasp Cavern in time to see the Pinchers flying away on their Z.Z. Flyers. As they escape, dark clouds appear and Raikou appears in a thunderous rage. The special ends with Ben wondering what is in store for him and how he will stop the Pinchers.

Major events

For a list of all major events in the anime, please see the timeline of events.



Pokémon debuts





  • This special was released between DP166 and DP167 in Japan.


Dub edits

  • In the dub, the special was aired as one longer episode instead of two parts.

SS022 : Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs (Part One)
Pokémon Sunday side stories
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