Partner Pokémon (Ranger)

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Partner Pokémon in Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia

A Partner Pokémon (Japanese: パートナーのポケモン or パートナーポケモン Partner Pokémon) are the only Pokémon allowed to always accompany a Pokémon Ranger and do not leave after using a Poké Assist like other Pokémon. Combined, there are more than 20 Partner Pokémon in the three Pokémon Ranger games.

In the Ranger series

Pokémon Ranger

There are only two Partner Pokémon in this game; they are Plusle and Minun. The one which the player gets depends on their chosen gender, with males receiving Minun and females receiving Plusle.

Females Males
311Plusle.png 312Minun.png
311msra.png Plusle 312msra.png Minun

Ranger: Shadows of Almia

The number of possible Partner Pokémon was greatly increased, now up to 17, one for each type, so the player would have access to a Partner Pokémon with every type of Poké Assist. The player encounters their first at Nabiki Beach, either Pachirisu, Starly or Munchlax. The two not chosen are obtainable later on in the game. Also, throughout the game, the player can obtain different Partner Pokémon by completing certain quests involving the Pokémon. However, Kricketot, Croagunk and Mime Jr. are obtained during the main storyline. The player is only allowed to take one partner at a time. The rest remain at Partner Farm.

First partners

417Pachirisu.png 396Starly.png 446Munchlax.png
Electric Flying Normal
417mssoa.png Pachirisu 396mssoa.png Starly 446mssoa.png Munchlax

Additional partners

387Turtwig.png 390Chimchar.png 393Piplup.png 401Kricketot.png 408Cranidos.png 410Shieldon.png 439Mime Jr.png
Grass Fire Water Bug Rock Steel Psychic
387mssoa.png Turtwig 390mssoa.png Chimchar 393mssoa.png Piplup 401mssoa.png Kricketot 408mssoa.png Cranidos 410mssoa.png Shieldon 439mssoa.png Mime Jr.
443Gible.png 449Hippopotas.png 453Croagunk.png 459Snover.png 066Machop.png 215Sneasel.png 200Misdreavus.png
Dragon Ground Poison Ice Fighting Dark Ghost
443mssoa.png Gible 449mssoa.png Hippopotas 453mssoa.png Croagunk 459mssoa.png Snover 066mssoa.png Machop 215mssoa.png Sneasel 200mssoa.png Misdreavus

Ranger: Guardian Signs

In the main storyline, players get to befriend a ukulele-playing Pichu on Dolce Island. The Assist of Ukulele Pichu gets several upgrades as players progress through the game. When playing in the past, due to the fact that the Ukulele Pichu stays in the present, players may choose as their Partner any Pokémon whose heart slate they have obtained from a temple. When first arriving in the past, players have a Piplup as their Partner.

172Umsgs.png Ukulele

In the anime

Solana's Plusle in the anime

In Solana's appearances in Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire, she was accompanied by her Partner, a Plusle. Plusle used status moves such as Helping Hand to assist Pokémon that Solana had captured. For reasons unknown, it was not seen in her appearances in Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl.

The Ukulele Pichu is seen during the Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs anime special, but is not seen in Ben's appearance in the main series proper.

In the manga

Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission

In Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission, Lunick and Solana are seen with their respective Partners, Minun and Plusle.

Darkrai Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger Vatonage - the Comic

In Darkrai Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger Vatonage - the Comic, Kellyn and Kate's Partner Pokémon are both Pachirisu.

See also

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
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