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Ben (Ranger)

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Ben
ナツヤ Natsuya
Ben.png
Art from Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Gender Male
Eye color Brown
Hair color Brown
Hometown Unknown
Region Oblivia
Relatives Grandfather*
Trainer class Pokémon Ranger, Player character
Generation IV
Games Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
Anime debut Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs (Part One)
English voice actor Wayne Grayson
Japanese voice actor Tatsuya Hasome

Ben (Japanese: ナツヤ Natsuya) is a Pokémon Ranger. He is the male player character in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs.

In the games

Ben is the male playable character in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs. His female counterpart is Summer. If chosen by the player, he will be partnered with a ukulele-wielding Pichu. If the player chooses Summer, however, his partner will be a Staraptor.

Pokémon

As player

PichuPR3art.png
Ukulele Pichu

As an NPC

398Staraptor.png
Staraptor

Sprites

Gs Ben f.png Gs Ben b.png
Front sprite Back sprite

In the anime

Ben in the anime
Ben as a child

Ben made his debut in the game's anime special, Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs (Part One) where he attempted to stop the Pokémon Pinchers from gaining control of other Pokémon. However, he was later attacked, which caused him to come crashing down to an island where the Ukulele Pichu was located.

Ben made his debut appearance in the main series in Pokémon Ranger: Heatran Rescue! where he was assigned to bring a rare Heatran that knows Eruption to a wild park for its safety.

He was also shown to have a very optimistic attitude, thanks to his grandfather's advice when he was younger. Eventually with the help of Ash and his friends, he managed to capture Heatran via his Capture Styler and helped it escape to safety.

Pokémon

Pokémon controlled via the Capture Styler

Ben's Staraptor
Staraptor
Staraptor was flying nearby the Ranger Union when Ben captured it. Along with Ben, it was attacked by the Pokémon Pinchers, causing them to crash down to an island. It is unknown what happened to Staraptor after the crash.

None of Staraptor's moves are known.

Debut Pokémon Ranger: Guardians Signs (Part One)
Ukulele Pichu
Ukulele Pichu
Main article: Ukulele Pichu

Pichu first appeared after Ben came crashing down on an island. It attacked him several times before he attempted to capture it.

Pichu's only known move is ThunderShock.

Debut Pokémon Ranger: Guardians Signs (Part One)
Voice actors
Japanese Kei Shindō
Ben's Cranidos
Cranidos
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.

None of Cranidos's moves are known.

Debut Pokémon Ranger: Guardians Signs (Part Two)
Ben's Pidgeot
Pidgeot
Pidgeot was captured by Ben as he was spying on Heatran.

None of Pidgeot's moves are known.

Debut Pokémon Ranger: Heatran Rescue!
Ben's Heatran
Heatran
Ben captured this Heatran in order to stop it from rampaging around and causing trouble.

Heatran's known moves are Eruption and Magma Storm, and its Ability is Flash Fire.

Debut Pokémon Ranger: Heatran Rescue!

Pokémon summoned using the Ranger Sign

Ben's Feraligatr
Feraligatr
Feraligatr was summoned twice by Ben. The first time was to rescue him from falling. Feraligatr was able to carry him across a river, where they met Ash and his friends. The second time was to rescue him again from falling, this time in a volcano. It was then asked to use Ice Beam on the volcano.

Feraligatr's only known move is Ice Beam.

Debut Pokémon Ranger: Heatran Rescue!

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 羽染達也 Tatsuya Hasome
English Wayne Grayson
Polish Janusz Wituch
Brazilian Portuguese Alex Minei
Spanish Latin America Alfredo Leal
Spain Jorge Saudinós

Trivia

The alternate colored Ben
  • An alternate coloration of Ben was featured in an official artwork that featured multiplayer mode. The Ranger has dark brown hair, orange goggles, and an orange-and-green Ranger uniform. The artwork is featured on the back of the Guardian Signs game case.

Names

Language Name Origin
Japanese ナツヤ Natsuya From 夏 natsu, summer.
English Ben Short for Benjamin, meaning "son of the south".
French Sully Possibly from sud, south
German Julian From Juli (July), a month in summer
Italian Martino From marino, marine
Portuguese* Bruno
Spanish Verán From verano, summer.
Korean 하눌 Hanul From 하 (夏) ha, summer
Chinese (Mandarin) 夏也 Xiàyě From the name 夏也 Natsuya. Contains 夏 xià, summer.



Core series: RedLeafEthanKrisLyraBrendanMayLucasDawn
HilbertHildaNateRosaCalemSerena
Side series: WesMichael
Spin-off games: LunickSolanaKellynKateBenSummer
MarkMintHeroHeroineLucy FleetfootTodd Snap


Non-player characters in the Pokémon Ranger series
Fiore LunickSolanaSpenserJoelCameronElitaMurphAriaPercyChrisLind
LeilaniKeithFreddieProfessor HastingsLarryDrowsy GuyThe Go-Rock Squad
Almia BarlowCrawfordLuanaOllieElaineKeithRhythmiIsaacMelodyProfessor HastingsErmaWendySvenLinda
MurphPamurMrs. WinterPonteMs. AprilLamontMr. KaplanMs. ClaireJaniceMr. WoodwardMimiKyleOscar
WebsterBrookHenryLittle TimBig BerthaVatona and NageHerbertGo-Rock QuadsDrowsy GuyBrighton Hall
Team Dim SunTeam Debonairs
Oblivia BenSummerUkulele PichuBookerBurkhartRalphNickNemaNixieRandLeanneMurphProfessor HastingsSupurna
SteelheadTanvirKiraRavioEdwardArleyKasaHocusGo-Rock QuadsDrowsy GuyPokémon Pinchers

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