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| Pokémon Pinchers|
ポケモンナッパーズ Pokémon Nappers
Artwork of Pokémon Pinchers grunts
|| Blue Eyes, Red Eyes, Purple Eyes
| Major targets
|| Rasp Cavern, Wireless Tower, Old Mansion, Daybreak Ruins, Faldera Volcano, Canal Ruins, Mt. Sorbet, Oblivia Ruins, Mt. Layuda
| Hideout location
|| Submarine, Sky Fortress
| Anime debut
|| Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs (Part One)
The Pokémon Pinchers (Japanese: ポケモンナッパーズ Pokémon Nappers) are a villainous team in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs. They operate in the Oblivia region, and though they appear to be led by Red Eyes, Blue Eyes, and Purple Eyes, they are actually controlled by a secret society called the Societea.
In the games
The Pokémon Pinchers are first encountered as soon as the game begins, in the sky. They then take various Pokémon from Dolce Island and one admin, Blue Eyes, gets Raikou to destroy Oblivia's contact with the Ranger Union by hijacking the Wireless Tower on Renbow Island. Another admin, Red Eyes, destroys the Big Booker Bridge and trades Blue Eyes for the player's partner (Ben or Summer) in the Daybreak Ruins. Another admin, Purple Eyes, controls Steelhead, as do the group's leader and top executives.
In order to defeat them, the player must infiltrate their Sky Fortress, where the Societea is headquartered. After defeating the Societea executives, who use Crobat, Ditto and Regigigas, the player must do battle with their leader's Mewtwo in a two-round fight. It is stated that originally, the Pinchers were just loosely-associated mercenary groups around the world, and that it was the Societea that gathered these groups into a formal team and installed Purple Eyes as its leader.
Throughout the game, the Pokémon Pinchers Grunts appear in Quests, sometimes even as the client.
In the anime
Pokémon Pinchers in the anime
Pokémon Pinchers in Pokémon Rangers: Guardian Signs manga
The Pokémon Pinchers and Red Eyes appeared in a two-part special based on Guardian Signs.
In the manga
In the Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs manga
The Pokémon Pinchers appeared in the manga adaptation of Pokémon Rangers: Guardians Signs.