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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.
As an NPC
| Front sprite
|| Back sprite
In the anime
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.
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| 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.
|| Pokémon Ranger: Guardians Signs (Part One)
| 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.
|| Pokémon Ranger: Guardians Signs (Part Two)
Pokémon summoned using the Ranger Sign
| 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.
|| Pokémon Ranger: Heatran Rescue!
In the manga
Ben in the manga adaptation of Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
In the Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs manga
Ben appeared in the manga adaptation of Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs.
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.
||From 夏 natsu, summer.
||Short for Benjamin, meaning "son of the south".
||Possibly from sud, south
||From Juli (July), a month in summer
||From marino, marine
||From verano, summer.
||From 하 (夏) ha, summer
||From the name 夏也 Natsuya. Contains 夏 xià, summer.