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Pokémon Ranger (Trainer class)

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Pokémon Ranger
ポケモンレンジャー Pokémon Ranger
XY Pokémon Ranger M.pngXY Pokémon Ranger F.png
Art from X and Y
Other names
Introduced in Generation III
Appears in Ruby, Sapphire, Emerald, FireRed, and LeafGreen
Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold, and SoulSilver
Black, White, Black 2, and White 2
X and Y
Gender Both
Counterpart {{{counterpart}}}
Notable members Forrest Franklin, Forrester Franklin, Masaharu
Anime debut All in a Day's Wurmple
TCG debut [[ (TCG)|]]
TCG card {{{card}}}
Manga debut VS Vileplume II (Adventures)
PBW3 (Be a Master!! Pokémon BW)
This article is about the Trainer class. For other uses, see Pokémon Ranger.

A Pokémon Ranger (written as "PKMN Ranger" in-game until Generation VI; Japanese: ポケモンレンジャー Pokémon Ranger) is a type of Pokémon Trainer that debuted in the Generation III games. They come in male and female variations, dress in sturdy orange and black clothing, and carry a length of rope. Two Pokémon Rangers, one male and female, who battle together in Double Battles are called Rangers.

Unlike the Rangers of Fiore, Almia and Oblivia, Rangers in Hoenn, the Sevii Islands, Sinnoh, Unova, and Kalos collect and train Pokémon just like other regular Pokémon Trainers. However, they are still primarily concerned with protecting wild Pokémon, keeping the environment safe, and making sure travelers do not get injured or lost when walking through the wilderness, as they mention in their battle dialogue.

They specialize in Grass-type Pokémon in Generation III. In Generation IV onward, they use a variety of powerful Pokémon, similar to Ace Trainers.

In Pokémon Black and White and Black 2 and White 2, they give out Berries when defeated, unless if they are encountered in the Big Stadium or Small Court where they instead give out Max Repels.

Appearance

Spr RS Pokémon Ranger M.pngSpr RS Pokémon Ranger F.png Spr FRLG Pokémon Ranger M.pngSpr FRLG Pokémon Ranger F.png Spr DP Pokémon Ranger M.pngSpr DP Pokémon Ranger F.png Spr BW Pokémon Ranger M.pngSpr BW Pokémon Ranger F.png Spr B2W2 Pokémon Ranger M.pngSpr B2W2 Pokémon Ranger F.png
Sprites from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Sprites from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Sprites from
Generation IV
Sprites from
Black and White
Sprites from
Black 2 and White 2
Camper RSE OD.pngPicnicker RSE OD.png Camper FRLG OD.pngPicnicker FRLG OD.png Ace Trainer m IV OD.pngAce Trainer f IV OD.png Pokemon Ranger m OD.pngPokemon Ranger f OD.png
Overworld sprites from
Ruby, Sapphire, and Emerald
Overworld sprites from
FireRed and LeafGreen
Overworld sprites from
Generation IV
Overworld sprites from
Generation V
VSPokémon Ranger M.pngVSPokémon Ranger F.png
VS sprites from
X and Y

Trainer list

Pokémon Ruby and Sapphire


Pokémon Emerald


Pokémon FireRed and LeafGreen


Pokémon Diamond and Pearl


Pokémon Platinum


Pokémon Black and White


Pokémon Black 2 and White 2


Pokémon X and Y


In the anime

In All in a Day's Wurmple, twin brothers by the names of Forrest Franklin and Forrester Franklin refer to themselves as Pokémon Rangers. In True Blue Swablu, a man named Mr. Morita is a Pokémon Ranger. In Beg, Burrow and Steal, a woman named Elisa is a Pokémon Ranger.

In the manga

In the Pokémon Adventures manga

A Pokémon Ranger named Masaharu appears in VS. Vileplume II as both Carly and Emerald's challenger in the Battle Dome. He defeated Carly but lost to Emerald, thus eliminating him from the competition.

Pokémon

Masaharu's Breloom
Breloom
Breloom is Masaharu's first Pokémon seen in the Battle Dome. It was up against Emerald's Dusclops.

None of Breloom's moves are known.

Debut VS. Vileplume II
Masaharu's Ursaring
Ursaring
Ursaring is Masaharu's final Pokémon used in his match against Emerald. It fell to Emerald's Sudowoodo's Counter.

None of Ursaring's moves are known.

Debut VS Vileplume II
Masaharu's Vileplume
Vileplume
Nothing is known about Masaharu's Vileplume as it was only seen as a video game sprite on the Trainer card Emerald was looking at.

None of Vileplume's moves are known.

Debut VS Vileplume II

In the Pokémon Master Black & White manga

A Pokémon Ranger appears in PBW3 where he battled Monta. Monta spots him and goes up to him to ask him for a battle which he accepts. He sends out his Zebstrika and Swanna against Monta's newly caught Emolga and Snivy. His Pokémon are very powerful and he has a very good knowledge of abilities, but he underestimated Monta's Pokémon as they were able to knock out his Pokémon with one hit.

Pokémon

Zebstrika
Zebstrika
A Pokémon Ranger's Zebstrika was first seen in a battle against Monta's Snivy and Emolga with Swanna. Emolga goes in with an Electro Ball attack on Swanna but suddenly the attack misses and Zebstrika is hit instead. The ranger explains that Zebstrika's Lightningrod Ability pulls electric attacks towards it instead. Excadrill uses Dig near it but the Ranger takes no notice, he reveals that Zebstrika is strong enough to take Excadrill's Dig. But he underestimates Monta and the Dig hits and faints it with one hit.

Monta explains that using Excadrill's Ability Sand Force which raises its attacks and doubles the power of the Dig it was able to defeat it.

None of Zebstrika's moves are known, and its Ability is Lightningrod.

Debut PBW3
Swanna
Swanna
A Pokémon Ranger's Swanna was first seen in a battle against Monta's Snivy and Emolga with Zebstrika. Emolga goes in with an Electro Ball attack on Swanna but suddenly the attack misses and Zebstrika is hit instead. The ranger explains that Zebstrika's Lightningrod Ability pulls electric attacks towards it instead. It goes in for an Aerial Ace which hits Snivy and does loads of damage. It then attacks Emolga with a BubbleBeam which does some damage. It is later defeated by Emolga's Shock Wave giving Monta the win.

Swanna's known moves are Aerial Ace and BubbleBeam.

Debut PBW3

In other languages

Language Title
France Flag.png French PKMN Ranger
Germany Flag.png German Pokémon-Ranger
Italy Flag.png Italian PKMN Scout (III-IV)
PKMN Ranger (V)
Pokémon Ranger (VI)
South Korea Flag.png Korean 포켓몬 레인저 Pokémon Ranger
Spain Flag.png Spanish Pokéguarda (III)
PKMN Ranger (IV/V)
Pokémon Ranger (VI)



Trainer classes in the Pokémon main series
Sevii Islands Aroma LadyBikerBird KeeperBlack BeltBug CatcherCamperCool CoupleCooltrainerCrush Girl
Crush KinCue BallFishermanGentlemanHikerJugglerLadyLassPainterPicnickerPokéManiac
PKMN BreederPKMN RangerPsychicRuin ManiacScientistSis and BroSwimmerTamer
Team Rocket AdminTeam Rocket GruntTwinsTuberYoung CoupleYoungster
Only in Trainer Tower:
BeautyBurglarEngineerRockerSailorSuper Nerd
Johto Ace Trainer*BeautyBikerBird KeeperBlack Belt*BoarderBug CatcherBurglarCamper
ChampionExecutive*FirebreatherFisherman*GentlemanGuitaristHikerJugglerKimono GirlLass
LeaderMediumPicnickerPokéfanPoké Maniac*PKMN TrainerPoliceman*PsychicRivalSage
SailorSchool Kid*ScientistSkierSuper NerdSwimmerTeacherTeam Rocket Grunt*TwinsYoungster
Mystery ManCHGSS*
Double TeamHGSSElderHGSSYoung CoupleHGSS
Only in the Battle FrontierHGSS:

Aroma LadyArtistBattle GirlCameramanClownCollector
CowgirlCyclistDragon TamerIdolJoggerLadyNinja Boy
Parasol LadyPIPoké KidPKMN BreederPKMN Ranger
RancherReporterRich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSocialite
TuberVeteranWaiterWaitressWorker
Arcade StarCastle ValetFactory HeadHall MatronTower Tycoon

Hoenn Aqua AdminSEAqua LeaderSEAroma LadyBattle GirlBeautyBird KeeperBlack BeltBug CatcherBug Maniac
CamperChampionCollectorCooltrainerDragon TamerElite FourExpertFishermanGentlemanGuitarist
Hex ManiacHikerInterviewerKindlerLadyLassLeaderMagma AdminREMagma LeaderRENinja Boy
Old CoupleParasol LadyPicnickerPokéfanPokéManiacPKMN RangerPKMN TrainerPKMN Breeder
PsychicRich BoyRuin ManiacSailorSchool KidSis and BroSr. and Jr.Swimmer
Team Aqua GruntSETeam Magma GruntRETriathleteTuberTwinsWinstrateYoung CoupleYoungster
Arena TycoonEDome AceEFactory HeadEPalace MavenEPike QueenEPyramid KingESalon MaidenE
Secret Base ExpertORAS
Sinnoh Ace TrainerAroma LadyArtistBattle GirlBeautyBelle & PaBird KeeperBlack BeltBug CatcherCameraman
CamperChampionClownCollectorCommanderCowgirlCyclistDouble TeamDragon TamerElite Four
FishermanGalactic BossGalactic GruntGentlemanGuitaristHikerIdolInterviewersJoggerLadyLassLeader
Ninja BoyParasol LadyPicnickerPIPokéfanPoké KidPKMN BreederPKMN RangerPKMN Trainer
PolicemanPsychicRancherReporterRich BoyRoughneckRuin ManiacSailorSchool KidScientistSkier
SocialiteSwimmerTower TycoonTuberTwinsVeteranWaiterWaitressWorkerYoung CoupleYoungster
Arcade StarPtCastle ValetPtFactory HeadPtHall MatronPtMaidPt
Unova Ace TrainerArtistBackersBackpackerBakerBattle GirlBeautyB2W2BikerBlack BeltBoss TrainerB2W2Champion
ClerkCyclistDancerDepot AgentDoctorElite FourFishermanGAME FREAKGentlemanGuitaristB2W2Harlequin
HikerHooligansHoopsterInfielderJanitorLadyLassLeaderLinebackerMaidMotorcyclistMusicianNurse
Nursery AideParasol LadyPilotPokéfanPKMN BreederPKMN RangerPKMN TrainerPoliceman
PreschoolerPsychicRich BoyRoughneckSchool KidScientistSmasherSocialiteStrikerSubway Boss
SwimmerTeam PlasmaTeam Plasma GruntThe RichesBWTwinsVeteranWaiterWaitressWorkerYoungster
Pokéstar Studios Only:B2W2
A-list ActorActorActressBig StarCelebrityChic ActressChild StarComedianFine Actor
Movie StarNew ActressStar ActorSuit ActorUnique StarVeteran Star
Pokémon World Tournament Only:B2W2
Junior RepresentativeMaster RepresentativeSenior Representative
World ChampionWorld FinalistWorld Runner-up
Kalos Ace DuoAce TrainerArtistArtist FamilyBackpackerBattle GirlBeautyBlack BeltBrains & Brawn
ButlerChampionChefDriverElite FourFairy Tale GirlFishermanFurisode GirlGarçonGardener
Hex ManiacHikerHoneymoonersLassLeaderLumiose Gang MemberMysterious SistersOwner
Poké FanPoké Fan FamilyPokémon BreederPokémon ProfessorPokémon RangerPokémon Trainer
PreschoolerPsychicPunk CouplePunk GirlPunk GuyRangersRising StarRoller Skater
SchoolboySchoolgirlScientistSky TrainerSuccessorSuspicious ChildSuspicious Lady
Suspicious WomanSwimmerTeam FlareTeam Flare AdminTeam Flare BossTeam Flare Grunt
TouristTwinsVeteranWaitressWorkerYoungster
Battle Chateau Ranks:
By Male: BaronViscountEarlMarquisDukeGrand Duke
By Female: BaronessViscountessCountessMarchionessDuchessGrand Duchess
Only in Battle Institute and Battle Maison:
Battle ChatelaineLadyMadameMaidMonsieurRich Boy
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