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Solana (Japanese: ヒナタ Hinata) is a Pokémon Ranger, and one of the player characters in the game of the same name. She has also made several appearances in the anime.
In the games
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Solana is the female player character in Pokémon Ranger. However, she also has an involvement in the story if the player chooses to play as the male character. She will have Plusle as her partner Pokémon, whether Solana is the main character or not.
She is usually seen working alongside the male character, and some of the other characters in the game suggest there is a romantic connection between them.
In the anime
Solana first appeared in The Green Guardian as a Rank 3 Ranger. While Ash and his friends took a detour from Cycling Road since it was closed and Pikachu sensed something in the forest, Solana showed up and prevented the group from continuing onward as they weren't allowed past there. However, after calling the Ranger Union, the group and Solana were able to move forward to find Pikachu.
Deeper in the forest, Solana called on three Linoone with her Capture Styler to slash the vines blocking their way, eventually freeing Team Rocket in the process. The group found Pikachu and an injured Celebi. After gaining Celebi's trust and helping it recover, Team Rocket arrived with their mecha. Solana helped rescue Celebi from the mecha while commanding her Plusle to use Thunder Wave on it.
She reappeared in Pokémon Ranger - Deoxys' Crisis! Part 1 where she sensed a disturbance in the area. She goes to look for a meteorite that crashed in the mountains. She didn't want Ash and his friends to come along as the task was very dangerous. When Solana arrived in a cave where the disturbance came from, she noticed Max who followed her there along with Ash, May, and Brock. She reluctantly allowed them to come along. She found Deoxys at the end of the cave. Deoxys became a challenge as Solana was unable to use her Capture Styler on it as it needed to be in Normal Forme.
In Pokémon Ranger - Deoxys' Crisis! Part 2, Solana along with the group and Team Rocket after Max and Meowth disappeared with Deoxys in another dimension. Solana goes to the area where the sun was colliding with the geomagnetic disturbance. She and the group return to the cave and encounter Deoxys again with Max and Meowth. Solana found out that the meteorite was indeed the source of the disturbance. The group escaped the cave when the meteorite exploded with energy. Solana attempted to capture Deoxys again to help it heal from the pain it is going through but she will need the help of the group's Pokémon to do so. With Sceptile's help, Solana was able to capture Deoxys. Thus, healing it from its pain.
Solana was showcased in the intro Spurt! starting from All That Glitters is Not Golden and made a brief appearance in the opening of Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea.
In Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part One, she appeared with a new uniform, and did not have her Plusle with her. She called Kellyn on his Styler who was with Ash, Dawn, and Brock. Solana notified him that she and Officer Jenny are on a motorcycle finding the location of J's hideout.
In Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part Two, Solana informed Kellyn that one of J's clients has escaped. After the group found J and her client's henchmen, Solana and Officer Jenny arrived to deal with the client's henchmen while Ash and Kellyn dealt with the client himself. Solana caught a nearby Trapinch with her Capture Styler and trapped them with Rock Tomb.
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|| Diglett and Dugtrio
| Diglett and Dugtrio were caught to build a tunnel underground so Ash and his friends could bypass the vines and get to Celebi.
None of their moves are known.
|| The Green Guardian
In the manga
In the Ash and Pikachu manga
Solana in Ash and Pikachu
Solana appeared in A 'Thank You' That Transcends Time of the Ash and Pikachu manga.
In the W Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger - the Comic manga
Solana in W Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger - the Comic
Solana appears in the W Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger - the Comic manga as the co-worker of Lunick. She first appears to contact Lunick after one of his missions to inform him that the Ranger Leaders, Spenser, Joel, and Elita have failed in their mission to capture a Deoxys and have been defeated.
After the Ranger Leaders were taken back to be healed, Solana and Lunick review the battle from Joel's Capture Styler. Soon after, Professor Hastings arrives and gives the two Rangers the mission to finish what the Ranger Leaders had started and capture Deoxys.
Solana and Lunick capture several Pokémon to prepare for their fight against Deoxys and go to Lyra Forest to confront it. Soon after, they are attacked by Deoxys who quickly changes form and runs into Krokka Tunnel. Fearing what would happen if Deoxys gets to Fall City, Solana attempts to capture it, only for it to change form to dodge her Styler.
They are quickly surrounded by the Go-Rock Quads, Tiffany, Garret, Clyde, and Billy who have defeated the final Ranger Leader, Cameron, and taken the Manaphy Pokémon Egg he had found. The two release themselves from Deoxys's grip and Solana goes after Tiffany, who had been sent to take the Egg to the Quads' secret hideout, leaving Lunick to face the other three alone.
Solana follows Tiffany to the Sekra Range and combats her for possession of the Manaphy Egg. Due to Tiffany having a Super Styler, an upgraded Capture Styler that had its designs stolen from Professor Hastings, she has the advantage in the fight. However, Joel sends Solana a message about how to capture Deoxys, which she relays to Lunick by using Poké Assists. The message is revealed to be "Normal", which gives Lunick the idea to destroy the other Super Stylers to force Deoxys back into its Normal Forme, allowing him to capture and free it.
Solana then has Minun break Tiffany's Super Styler, defeating her and winning back the Manaphy Egg in the process. After the Quads retreat, Solana and Lunick take Cameron and the Egg back to Professor Hastings's lab. Due to Fiore not having Trainers, everyone decides to send the Manaphy Egg to the Sinnoh Region to find a proper Trainer to take care of it. Soon after, Solana and Lunick leave on another mission to stop a Grimer outbreak in the Fall City Waterworks.
|| Plusle ♀
| Plusle is Solana's partner Pokémon and the counterpart to Lunick's Minun. She was used to battle Tiffany and broke her Super Styler and defeated her.
None of Plusle's moves are known.
In the Pokémon Adventures manga
Solana, together with Lunick and Iyori, is seen in a flashback in Alternate Dimension Showdown XI while Looker gives the Manaphy Egg to Diamond.
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- Upon Spencer and the player arriving:
- "Welcome back, Leader!"
- "Oh, hi! Are you the hot rookie prospect? I'm Solana. Glad to meet you! What's your name?"
- "<Player>, <player>… OK, I've memorized it! Welcome to our team! We'll be working together from now on. Let's do our best! Oh, and this is my partner Pokémon. Plusle! Come on, say hello!"
- "This building is Ringtown's Ranger Base. Come on, let's go in!"
- "<Player>, pay it no mind! Larry can say some rotten things, but he doesn't really mean what he says. Anyway, that's not important. I'll give you a few simple tips about the Capture Styler. Besides capturing, your Styler has many convenient function. Oh? <Player>, your Styler… It's not turned on. See, you take this part like this…"
- "First, this is how you open the menu. Just touch the health bar at the upper left of the Touch Screen. That displays a ring of icons around you. Give it a try."
- "OK, good. Your Capture Styler really is an amazing tool. It can show you your present location and give you information of Pokémon, for instance. See? That kind of data is shown on the upper screen. Oh. It also allows you to quick save your game if you want to take a rest! You should check it out for yourself."
Solana appears on the boxart for the "Pocket Monster Advance Generation Game of Life" board game.
- Solana's Spanish name is a reference to the moon, rather than the sun like all her other names. This is most likely due to the fact that the deity after which she is named sounds similar to her English name. Lunick's Spanish name is likewise a reference to the sun.
- The Pokémon Ranger 4 Piece Collector Pin Set at PokemonCenter.com calls Solana Hiromi, possibly indicating a name from before "Hinata" was finalized. It is also the Japanese name of Lizabeth from Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea.
||From 日 hi (sun) and 日向 hinata (sunny place)
|English, French, German, Italian
||From sol, Latin for sun
||From Selene, a Greek lunar deity
||Possibly from 희 (曦) hi, sunlight
||From the Japanese name 日向 Hinata. Contains 日 rì, sun.