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Almia アルミア地方
Almia region
Artwork of the Almia region
Introduction Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia
Professor Professor Hastings
First partner Pokémon None
Regional Villains Team Dim Sun
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In game map of Almia

Almia (Japanese: アルミア地方 Almia-chihō) is the setting of Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia. The region is similar to Fiore, in that Pokémon Rangers are present instead of Trainers.

Design concept

Almia appears to be based on the Oshima and Hiyama subprefectures of Hokkaido, the real life inspiration for the Sinnoh region.


Almia introduces a vast selection of different geographical elements, such as a volcanic island, a desert and a valley that is constantly covered in ice. It seems to be based on the "tailpiece" of Hokkaido, which Sinnoh region is based on, though the relation between the two is unknown. It also geographically resembles Greece and Turkey, but the relationship between them is also unknown.

Notable locations


  • Chicole Village - A village in the south of the region. The character's family resides here.
  • Vientown - The Ranger School is located to the east of this town. The area Ranger Base is also located here.
  • Pueltown - A town in the center of Almia.
  • Shiver Camp - A research camp in the chilly northern region of Almia.
  • Haruba Village - A village in the sandy southeastern region of Almia.
  • Boyleland - A village located in northeastern region of Almia


  • Ranger School - Located east of Vientown.
  • Vien Forest - A lush forest north of Vientown.
  • Hippowdon Temple - A mysterious temple located north of Haruba Desert.
  • Crysta Cave - A rocky cave joining Union Road and Hia Valley.
  • Volcano Cave - A fiery cave located north of Boyleland.
  • Nabiki Beach - A sandy beach located west of Vientown.
  • Marine Cave - A small cave located off Nabiki Beach.
  • Chroma Road - A path linking Altru Park and Chroma Highlands.
  • Chroma Highlands - An area located east of Chroma Road.
  • Chroma Ruins - A dark cave located north of Chroma Highlands.
  • Hia Valley - A snowy area located west of Shiver Camp.
  • Ice Lake - A lake full of icebergs located north of Hia Valley.
  • Almia Castle - An icy castle located to the north of Ice Lake.
  • Cargo Ship - Team Dim Sun's ship initially located deep inside Volcano Cave.
  • Peril Cliffs - Dangerous cliffs located north of Union Road.
  • Union Road - A path linking the Ranger Union to Altru Park.
  • Altru Park - A small park located north of Pueltown.
  • Altru Building - A sinister building located north of Altru Park.
  • Altru Tower - An even more sinister tower that is the location of the game's final storyline challenge.
  • Chicole Path - A path joining Vientown and Chicole Village.
  • Partner Farm - Located south of Chicole Village, this area is the place where the rest of your partner Pokémon hang out!
  • Haruba Desert - A desert located north of Haruba Village, normally amidst a sandstorm.
  • Boyleland - An island located to the east of Almia.
  • Oil Field Hideout - The secret base belonging to Team Dim Sun, located in the sea.
  • Sea of Wailord - A calm lake where Team Dim Sun has managed to capture a Wailord.
  • Puel Sea - A sea located near Sea of Wailord.
  • Ranger Union - The headquarters for Pokémon Rangers.


  • Almia could be located South of Sinnoh, considering the shape of the region when compared to the inaccessible "tail" end of Sinnoh. This can be supported by the fact that Sinnoh is analogous to the real-world Hokkaido and if Sinnoh's geography is compared to that of the real Hokkaido, it appears to be missing a tail-like piece of land that Hokkaido has at its southwest, which Almia's geography bears a very strong resemblance to.


Language Name Origin
Japanese アルミア Almia From alma (Spanish for soul)
English, German, Spanish,
French, Italian
Almia Same as Japanese name
Russian Альмия Al'miya Transcription of its English name

Pokémon Ranger
Main RangerTop RangerOperatorMechanic
Partner PokémonPoké AssistField MoveRanger Sign
Ranger RankMissionQuestRanger 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

Regions in the Pokémon world
Core series Kanto (Sevii Islands) • JohtoHoenn
Sinnoh (HisuiBattle Zone) • Unova
KalosAlolaGalar (Isle of ArmorCrown Tundra)
Side series White CityOrre
Anime Orange ArchipelagoDecolore Islands
Spin-off games FioreAlmiaObliviaPokémon IslandMintale Town
Ryme CityPasioRanseiFerrumLental
Mystery Dungeon worldPokéParkTCG Islands
Carmonte IslandTumblecube IslandAeos Island
TCG Southern IslandsPuzzle ContinentHolonParallel Worlds
Sovereign states in
the Pokémon world
Ranger UnionGuyana
Lucario KingdomMirage KingdomRota

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Chicole VillageVientownPueltownBoylelandShiver CampHaruba Village
Chicole PathSchool RoadUnion RoadChroma Road
Aquatic areas
Puel SeaIce LakeSea of Wailord
Open areas
Vien ForestAltru ParkPeril CliffsChroma HighlandsHia ValleyHaruba Desert
Other areas
Ranger SchoolRanger UnionMarine CaveAltru BuildingVolcano CaveCargo ShipChroma Ruins
Crysta CaveAlmia CastleOil Field HideoutHippowdon TempleAltru TowerCapture Arena

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