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ヒナタ Hinata
Art from Pokémon Ranger
Age 16*
Gender Female
Birthday September 16*
Blood type O*
Eye color Red
Hair color Teal
Hometown Unknown
Region Fiore
Trainer class Pokémon Ranger, Player character
Generation III
Games Pokémon Ranger
Anime debut The Green Guardian
English voice actor Rhonda Krempa
Japanese voice actor Atsuko Enomoto

Solana (Japanese: ヒナタ Hinata) is a Pokémon Ranger. She is a main character in the game of that name and 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

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Solana and Plusle in the anime
Solana's 2nd appearance artwork

Solana has made a few appearances in the anime.

Solana first appeared in The Green Guardian. She accompanied Ash and his friends when they tried to help an injured Celebi. She later appeared in the episodes Pokémon Ranger - Deoxys Crisis! Part 1 and Part 2 where she met up with Ash and friends again and got involved in an incident involving Deoxys.

She was also 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 her first two appearances, she was a Rank 3 Ranger. In Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Parts One and Two, Solana appeared with a new uniform, and did not have her Plusle with her.


Status unknown

Solana's Plusle
Plusle was Solana's main Pokémon during the last season of Advanced Generation series. During Solana's mission to protect Celebi, Plusle has been relied on mostly for its Helping Hand technique to power up the Pokémon caught by Solana using the Capture Styler. When Team Rocket came, Solana commanded Plusle to use Thunder Wave to destroy their mecha. In its next appearance, Plusle, along with Ash's Pikachu, was affected by the geomagnetic disturbance caused by Deoxys. For some unknown reason, it was not seen in Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Parts 1 and 2.

Plusle's known moves are Thunder Wave and Helping Hand.

Debut The Green Guardian

Pokémon controlled via the Capture Styler

Solana's Linoone
Linoone (×3)
Solana caught these Linoone so they can remove the vines blocking the group's way and to free Team Rocket.

Linoone's only known move is Slash.

Debut The Green Guardian
Solana's Diglett and Dugtrio
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.

Debut The Green Guardian
Solana's Altaria
Solana caught Altaria so it can get itself and the flock of the other Altaria and Swablu to safety from the geometric waves caused by Deoxys.

Altaria's only known move is Refresh.

Debut Pokémon Ranger - Deoxys Crisis! Part 1
Solana's Miltank
Miltank was caught to assist Solana in putting Deoxys in Normal Forme so Solana can catch it.

Miltank's only known move is Heal Bell.

Debut Pokémon Ranger - Deoxys Crisis! Part 1
Deoxys in Attack Forme

Deoxys in Speed Forme
Deoxys crashed onto the planet and started causing disturbances in the area, due to it feeling weak. Solana wanted to catch it so she can restore its strength. However, the only way to catch it was to have it in Normal Forme. With the help of Ash and his friends, Solana was able to catch it and everything went back to normal.

Deoxys's known moves are Psycho Boost, Safeguard, Psychic and Recover.

Debut Pokémon Ranger - Deoxys Crisis!
Solana's Azurill, Marill and Azumarill
Azurill, Marill and Azumarill
Azurill, Marill and Azumarill were caught by Solana so they can put out the fire in a forest.

Their only known move is Water Gun.

Debut Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea
Voice actors
English Jamie Peacock
Solana's Trapinch
Trapinch was caught by Solana to battle the Pokémon belonging to J's client's henchmen.

Trapinch's only known move is Rock Tomb.

Debut Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 榎本温子 Atsuko Enomoto
English Rhonda Krempa
Hebrew ליאת הר לב Liat Har Lev
Polish Monika Wierzbicka
Brazilian Portuguese Priscila Ferreira (AG155-AG172)
Priscilla Concépcion (DP072-DP072)
Spanish Latin America Laura Torres (AG155)
Liliana Barba (AG171-AG172)
Mireya Mendoza (DP071-DP072)
Spain Belén Rodríguez (AG155, DP071-DP072)
Pilar Puebla (AG171-AG172)

In the 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.

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.


Solana's 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.

Debut W Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger - the Comic
Ash's Various
Solana captured a Wurmple, Phanpy, Swellow, Ekans, Gengar, Houndoom, and Graveler so that they can battle the Go-Rock Quads and their Deoxys. Solana cleverly used their Poké Assist's in order to relay a message to Lunick about the secret to capturing Deoxys.

They can use various Poké Assists.

Debut W Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger - the Comic


Ranger Solana.png


Solana and Lunick.png

Ranger Manaphy Egg.png

Alternate art Using a Capture Styler Alternate art with Lunick With a Manaphy Egg


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Front sprite Back sprite



  • 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 memorised 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!"
  • Ringtown Ranger Base:
"<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 calls Solana Hiromi, possibly indicating a name from before "Hinata" was finalized.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ヒナタ Hinata From 日 hi, sun. Also means "sunny place". A common Japanese surname.
English, French, German, Italian Solana From sol, Latin for sun.
Spanish Selena From Selene, a Greek lunar deity.
Korean 희정 Hyijeong From 剏 chang, "Begin".
Chinese (Taiwan) 日向 Rìxiàng From Japanese 日向 hinata, Literally "sun direction".

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Non-player characters in the Pokémon Ranger series
Fiore LunickSolanaSpenserJoelCameronElitaMurphAriaPercyChrisLind
LeilaniKeithFreddieProfessor HastingsLarryDrowsy GuyThe Go-Rock Squad
Almia BarlowCrawfordLuanaOllieElaineKeithRhythmiIsaacMelodyProfessor HastingsErmaWendySvenLinda
MurphPamurMrs. WinterPonteMs. AprilLamontMr. KaplanMs. ClaireJaniceMr. WoodwardMimiKyleOscar
WebsterBrookHenryLittle TimBig BerthaVatona and NageHerbertGo-Rock QuadsDrowsy GuyBrighton Hall
Team Dim SunTeam Debonairs
Oblivia BenSummerUkulele PichuBookerBurkhartRalphNickNemaNixieRandLeanneMurphProfessor HastingsSupurna
SteelheadTanvirKiraRavioEdwardArleyKasaHocusGo-Rock QuadsDrowsy GuyPokémon Pinchers