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Ranger Signs (Japanese: レンジャーサイン Ranger Sign), also known as Involiths are featured in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs. They allow players to draw runes on the ground with their Capture Styler to summon Pokémon, such as the legendary beasts and the Eon duo.
In the games
Ranger Signs can be obtained by capturing legendary Pokémon, completing quests, or manually entering special signs into the Styler via the Sign List. You can only start to use them when Nema 'illegally' modifies your capture styler.
Some Ranger Signs are obtained as players continue through the story. They are needed in order to complete the game. Except Ho-Oh, Lugia, and the Legendary birds, all of these Pokémon can be ridden. They also have additional capabilities only shown when the Capture Styler is charged when summoning them. Latias is only obtained if the player has chosen to play as the female character. Latios is present if the male character is chosen. The Involiths of Raikou, Entei, and Suicune are stolen by the Pokémon Pinchers to gain access to Articuno, Zapdos, and Moltres.
These Ranger Signs are obtained only after finishing certain quests. While the Field Moves of the summoned Pokémon are the lowest possible, their Poké Assists are more powerful than the Pokémon's found in the wild.
These Ranger Signs are not available in-game. To unlock them, they need to be input into the Styler's sign list manually by selecting the question mark icon at the end of the list and drawing the sign when prompted. They are revealed through various means, such as by official sites and magazines. The Pokémon summoned are similar to those summoned from Ranger Signs obtained from quests.
In the anime
The Ranger Sign first made a brief appearance in the anime in the second Guardian Signs anime special, where it was sought after and acquired by the Pokémon Pinchers.
In Pokémon Ranger: Heatran Rescue!, Ben used it to summon a Feraligatr twice.