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'''Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs''' (Japanese: '''ポケモンレンジャー {{tt|光|ひかり}}の{{tt|軌跡|きせき}}''' ''Pokémon Ranger: Traces of Light'') is an action-adventure game for the Nintendo DS and the third and final entry in the [[Pokémon Ranger series]]. The game was first revealed in [[CoroCoro]] on January 13, 2010, and officially announced by Nintendo Japan two days later, with screenshots and artwork. It was released in Japan on March 6, 2010 and in North America on October 4, 2010. It was also released for the [[Wii U]] [[Virtual Console]] in Europe and Australia on June 9, 2016, in Japan on August 3, 2016, and in North America on August 18, 2016.
 
The game follows the same pattern as previous installments in the series, following the story of a new {{OBP|Pokémon Ranger|Ranger series}} in a new region named [[Oblivia]] as hethey or she investigatesinvestigate a [[villainous team]] known as the [[Pokémon Pinchers]] and works against their plot to control the region.
 
==Gameplay==
While flying to Oblivia, the player and their partner encounter two Pinchers chasing [[Eon duo|Latias or Latios]], depending on the player's gender. The player stalls them long enough to let the Pokémon escape, but the Pinchers' leader, [[Red Eyes]], appears and attacks the player's partner with his plasma cannon. The player intercepts the blast and is knocked off his or her {{p|Staraptor}} into the ocean.
 
The player washes ashore on [[Dolce Island]], in southwest Oblivia, where the Pokémon Pinchers have just captured many Pokémon. HeThey or she meetsmeet Ukulele Pichu and a shipbuilder named [[Booker]], who witnessed the event from afar, explaining that he came when he saw the [[Z.Z. Flyer|"UFOs"]] and was worried about the Pokémon. He invites the player back to his home in [[Cocona Village]], on [[Renbow Island]] to the north, and Ukulele Pichu, worried about its captured friends, joins them.
 
Back at Booker's house, shortly after the player explains the situation, a village boy named {{ra|Ralph}} rushes over and says that the "UFOs" have returned, headed towards [[Teakwood Forest]], and that a local lumberjack named [[Arley]] pursued them and has not returned. The player and Ralph head after them as well and find the Pinchers in [[Rasp Cavern]], stealing a piece of a stone monument. An angered {{p|Raikou}} appears and chases the Pinchers away.
After the three Legendary birds awaken, the player encounters the [[Societea]], a group of four retired thieves behind the actions of the Pokémon Pinchers. They decided to revive their group and took control of the Pokémon Pinchers in hopes of obtaining eternal youth by summoning the [[Golden Armor]]. The Societea revives the ancient [[Sky Fortress]] that was the power source of an Ancient Ruler, and vaporize Dolce Island to show the citizens of Oblivia their power.
 
Before the player can infiltrate the Sky Fortress, he or sheThey must find the [[Rainbow Grail]] and take it to the Rainbow Dais on the sea floor to summon a {{p|Ho-Oh}}. After he or shethey capturescapture Ho-Oh, it destroys the barrier around the Sky Fortress. The player may now enter the fortress, which acts as the game's final dungeon, and challenge the Societea. After capturing the {{p|Mewtwo}} controlled by the leader of the Societea, [[Edward]], Purple Eyes appears again and takes control of {{p|Mewtwo}}. After defeating Mewtwo again, the Sky Fortress begins to fall, which would cause a tsunami that can destroy Oblivia. However, Ho-Oh lends the player its power again, making the fortress land safely in the ocean.
After this the credits are shown. The player can still catch Pokémon and complete quests. By talking to a man on [[Renbow Island]], the credits can be seen again.
 
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