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Pokémon Pinchers

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Pokémon Pinchers
ポケモンナッパーズ Pokémon Nappers
Pokémon Pinchers.png
Artwork of Pokémon Pinchers grunts
Leader Societea
Region Oblivia
Admins 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)
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The Pokémon Pinchers (Japanese: ポケモンナッパーズ Pokémon Nappers) is 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

The Pokémon Pinchers and Red Eyes appeared in a two-part special based on Guardian Signs.


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Pokémon Pinchers
Boss: Societea
Administrators: Red EyesBlue EyesPurple Eyes
Locations: Wireless TowerSubmarineSky Fortress
Objects: Golden ArmorControl GauntletsZ.Z. Flyer
Other: Steelhead


Villainous teams
Team RocketTeam AquaTeam MagmaTeam GalacticTeam PlasmaTeam Flare
Team Great RocketTeam SnagemCipherGo-Rock SquadTeam Dim Sun
Team DebonairsPhobos BattalionPokémon Pinchers


Pokémon Ranger
Main RangerTop RangerRanger Rank
Partner PokémonPoké AssistField MoveRanger Sign
MissionQuestRanger Net
Locations FioreAlmiaOblivia
Ranger BaseRanger DepotRanger UnionRanger School
Capture Stylers Capture StylerSuper StylerPower Styler
Antagonists Go-Rock SquadTeam Dim SunTeam DebonairsPokémon Pinchers
Misc. The Almia TimesThe King of Almia and the Three PrincesGlossary
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