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Ben (Japanese: ナツヤ Natsuya) is a Pokémon Ranger. He is the male player character in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs.
In the games
Ben is the male playable character in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs. His female counterpart is Summer. If chosen by the player, he will be partnered with a ukulele-wielding Pichu. If the player chooses Summer, however, his partner will be a Staraptor.
As an NPC
| Front sprite
|| Back sprite
In the anime
Ben debuted in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs (Part One), where he attempted to stop the Pokémon Pinchers from gaining control of other Pokémon. However, he was eventually attacked during his mission, and he crash-landed on an island where the Ukulele Pichu was located.
Ben made his main series debut in Pokémon Ranger: Heatran Rescue!, where he was assigned to bring a rare Heatran that knows Eruption to a wild park for its own safety. Throughout the episode, Ben was shown to have a very optimistic attitude, thanks to his grandfather's advice when he was younger. Eventually, with the help of Ash and his friends, he managed to capture Heatran via his Capture Styler and helped it escape to safety.
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| Ben and Pichu witnessed the Pinchers stealing a piece of a monument with a symbol on it. Ukulele Pichu tried to fight against the Pinchers, but when the Pinchers' Cranidos fought back, Pichu was hurled into a wall, breaking its ukulele. The Pinchers successfully escaped with the stone symbol, leaving Ben and Pichu to fight Cranidos, which was actually under the Pinchers' control. Ben successfully captured Cranidos, releasing it back into the wild.
None of Cranidos's moves are known.
|| Pokémon Ranger: Guardians Signs (Part Two)
| Voice actors
|| Bill Rogers
Pokémon summoned using the Ranger Sign
| Feraligatr was summoned twice by Ben. The first time was to rescue him from falling. Feraligatr was able to carry him across a river, where they met Ash and his friends. The second time was to rescue him from falling again, this time into a volcano. It was then asked to use Ice Beam on the volcano.
Feraligatr's only known move is Ice Beam.
|| Pokémon Ranger: Heatran Rescue!
In the manga
Ben in the manga adaptation of Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs
In the Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs manga
Ben appeared in the manga adaptation of Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs.
The alternate colored Ben
- An alternate coloration of Ben was featured in an official artwork that featured multiplayer mode. The Ranger has dark brown hair, orange goggles, and an orange-and-green Ranger uniform. The artwork is featured on the back of the Guardian Signs game case.
||From 夏 natsu, summer.
||Short for Benjamin, meaning "son of the south".
||Possibly from sud, south
||From Juli (July), a month in summer
||From marino, marine
||From verano, summer.
||From 하 (夏) ha, summer
||From the name 夏也 Natsuya. Contains 夏 xià, summer.