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Pokémon Ranger (Ranger series)

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In the anime: replaced: SS022 → Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs (anime special)#Part 1, SS023 → Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs (anime special)#Part 2
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[[File:Solana and Plusle.png|thumb|220px|Ranger [[Solana]] and her {{incompletera|2=TCGpartner infoPokémon}} in the anime]]
[[File:Solana and Plusle.png|thumb|220px|Ranger [[Solana]] and her [[partner Pokémon]] in the anime]]
A '''Pokémon Ranger''' (Japanese: '''ポケモンレンジャー''' ''Pokémon Ranger'') is a class of character featured in the [[Nintendo DS]] games {{ga|Pokémon Ranger}}, {{g|Ranger: Shadows of Almia}} and [[Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs]].
==In the games==
Pokémon Rangers begin as '''Student Rangers''' (Japanese: '''がくせいレンジャー''' ''Student Ranger''), and after graduation, they become '''Area Rangers.''' (Japanese: '''エリアレンジャー''' ''Area Ranger''). Pokémon Rangers known as Area Rangers primarily operate out of [[Ranger Union]]s in [[Fiore]], [[Almia]] and [[Oblivia]] where nature is held in higher regard than in other [[regionsregion]]s. However, a rare promotion can be gained where they become [[Top Ranger]], earning many new privileges. Pokémon Rangers use [[Capture Styler]]s to calm and control wild Pokémon to help them solve ecological problems, defeat criminals using Pokémon to commit crimes, and arrest Pokémon poachers, acting as a sort of cross between a police officer and park ranger. After a Ranger becomes a good Ranger, they have a small chance of becoming Top Rangers with many new privileges.
Pokémon Rangers usually have only one Pokémon - known as their "[[Partner Pokémon (Ranger)|Partner]]", that is with them at all times, and has been trained to a high level. Pokémon Rangers do not usually send Pokémon to battle each other directly, but generally use the Pokémon with them to power up the energies and extra settings on their Capture Stylers or to distract wild or enemy Pokémon with attacks that are not directly offensive. These powers are known as [[Poké Assist]] and are activated by having the Pokémon Ranger absorb a wild Pokémon's power into their Capture Styler, where upon their Styler gains extra abilities depending on the Pokémon's [[Type]].
==In the anime==
[[Solana]], [[Kellyn]], {{ra|Ben}}, and [[Jack Walker]] are Pokémon Rangers that have appeared in the {{pkmn|anime}}.
Many episodes have featured other rangersRangers. They generally keep an eye on an area and look after the Pokémon there. Some of these areas are restricted and have to be protected from {{pkmn|poacher}}s. As these rangers {{pkmn|training|train}} {{OBP|Pokémon|species}} normally, though, they may have more to do with the [[Pokémon Ranger (Trainer class)|Trainer class]] than the [[Fiore]] and [[Almia]] Rangers.
Solana, the female protagonist from Pokémon Ranger, first appears in ''[[AG155|The Green Guardian]]'',. She helps Ash and his friends rescue an injured Celebi which had blocked the [[Kanto Route 17|Cycling Road]] with its protective vines. She later reappears in ''[[AG171|Pokémon Ranger - Deoxys Crisis! Parts One]] [[AG172|and Two]]'', where she is involved in the incident with Deoxys., and again together with Kellyn in ''[[DP071|Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Parts One]] [[DP072|and Two]]''.
She appears again together with Kellyn in ''[[DP071|Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Parts One]] [[DP072|and Two]]''.
{{ra|Ben}}, the male protagonist from [[Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs|Guardian Signs]], made appearances in the anime in ''[[SS022{{OBP|Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs Parts One]] [[SS023|andanime Two]]special}}'', and ''[[DP169|Pokémon Ranger! Heatran Rescue Mission!!]]''.
Jack Walker is the central character of the fourth {{series|Advanced Generation}} {{pkmn|movie}}, ''[[M09|Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea]]''.
==In the manga==
''Pokémon Rangers'' appear in ''[[W Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger - the Comic: Double Mission]]'' manga, which is based on the W-Mission of ''Pokémon Ranger''. The main characters of the game, [[Lunick]] and [[Solana]], are the protagonists here as well.
Another comic, [[Darkrai Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger Vatonage - the Comic]] features characters from [[Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia]].
<!--==InPokémon theRangers TCG==-->also feature in:
*[[Mobilize!! Pokémon Ranger]]
*[[Pokémon Battle: Pikachu's Big Exciting Adventure]]
*[[Pokémon Ranger Vatonage: The Road to Top Ranger]]
*[[Pokémon Ranger -The 1st Mission-]]
*[[Pokémon Ranger: The Road to a "Capture" Master]]
*[[Pokémon Ranger Vatonage: Mission Clear]]
*[[Pokémon Ranger: Hero of Oblivia]]
==Notable Rangers==
:''See also: {{cat|Pokémon Rangers|List of Pokémon Rangers}}''
* [[Kellyn]]
* [[Solana]]
* For ''[[DP071|Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! (Part 1)]]'', [[Professor Oak's Big Pokémon Encyclopedia]] is about Pokémon Rangers. He writes this {{wp|senryū}} about them: 「ポケモンと いっしょにしれんじゃ レンジャーよ」 ''"Going through ordeals together with Pokémon; that is a Ranger."''
==In other languages==
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|zh_yue=寵物小精靈保育家 ''{{tt|Chúngmaht Síujīnglìhng Bóuyuhkgā|Pocket Monster Ranger}}''
|zh_cmn=神奇寶貝保育家 ''{{tt|Shénqí Bǎobèi Bǎoyùjiā|Pokémon Ranger}}'' {{tt|*|Taiwan}}<br>宝可梦保育家 ''{{tt|Pokémon Bǎoyùjiā|Pokémon Ranger}}'' {{tt|*|Mainland China}}
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|ru=Рейнджер Покемонов ''Reyndzher Pokémonov''<br>Покемон Рейнджер ''Pokémon Reyndzher''<br>Покерейнджер ''Pokéreyndzher''{{tt|*|AG171}}
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''Student Ranger''
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