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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, 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.



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From Ranger With Lunick With a Manaphy Egg Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl Settei

Sprites and models

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Intro sprite Back sprite Overworld 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 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!"
  • 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."

In the anime


Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire

Solana first appeared in The Green Guardian as a Rank 3 Ranger. Ash and his friends encountered her when they detoured through a forest after discovering the Cycling Road was closed. When Pikachu ran off after hearing something, Solana ordered the group to go back, but she agreed to assist find Pikachu after receiving approval from the Ranger Union. Deeper in the forest, Solana called on three Linoone with her Capture Styler to Slash away the vines blocking their way, freeing Team Rocket in the process. The group found Pikachu and an injured Celebi. After the group gained Celebi's trust and helped 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.

In Pokémon Ranger - Deoxys' Crisis! (Part 1), Solana received reports of a large geomagnetic disturbance in a mountainous area. She was preparing to go to a meteor crash site by herself when she came across Ash's group again, and she reluctantly allowed them to join her. Solana then found Deoxys at the end of the cave. Deoxys became a challenge for Solana to capture as it needed to be in its Normal Forme. Meowth and Max then revealed Deoxys was in pain and were later transported to another dimension by Deoxys.

In Pokémon Ranger - Deoxys' Crisis! (Part 2), Solana contacted the Ranger Union, where she learned more about the geomagnetic disturbance. She and the others returned to the cave to rescue Max and Meowth, as well as heal Deoxys. With Sceptile's help, Solana was able to capture Deoxys with her Styler and heal it. The resulting drop in atmospheric pressure caused the meteorite to explode, though Deoxys defended everyone from the blast. Solana declared the mission to be complete after Deoxys left its dimension behind to explore the world.

Solana appeared in the opening Spurt!, starting in All That Glitters is Not Golden. She also briefly appeared in the opening sequence of Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea, where she rescued several forest Pokémon and then put out a forest fire with the help of an Azurill, Marill, and Azumarill.

Pokémon the Series: Diamond and Pearl

In Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! (Part 1), she appeared with a new uniform, and did not have her Plusle with her. She called Kellyn on his Styler while he was with Ash, Dawn, and Brock. Solana notified him that she and Officer Jenny were on a motorcycle finding the location of J's hideout.

In Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! (Part 2), Solana informed Kellyn that one of J's clients had 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 went after the client himself. Solana caught a nearby Trapinch with her Capture Styler and trapped the client's henchmen and Pokémon with Rock Tomb.


Solana is athletic and quick-thinking. She initially disliked getting civilians to help her on her missions, as seen when she refused to allow Ash and his friends to assist in her first appearances. However, in Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! Part 1 and Part 2, she recommended that Kellyn work alongside Ash and the others to save the Aura Sphere Riolu.


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Solana's Plusle
Plusle was Solana's main Pokémon during Pokémon the Series: Ruby and Sapphire. 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! (Part 1) and Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! (Part 2).

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

Debut The Green Guardian
Voice actors
Japanese Tomoe Hanba
English Tomoe Hanba

Pokémon controlled via the Capture Styler

Solana's Linoone
Linoone (×3)
Solana caught these Linoone to remove 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
Diglett was caught to build a tunnel underground so Ash and his friends could bypass the vines and get to Celebi.

None of Diglett's moves are known.

Debut The Green Guardian
Solana's Dugtrio
Dugtrio was caught to build a tunnel underground so Ash and his friends could bypass the vines and get to Celebi.

None of Dugtrio's moves are known.

Debut The Green Guardian
Solana's Altaria
Solana caught Altaria to get 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
Solana caught Miltank and used its Heal Bell to restore Deoxys to its in Normal Forme so she could catch it. However, Deoxys resisted the capture attempt and lashed out.

Miltank's only known move is Heal Bell.

Debut Pokémon Ranger - Deoxys' Crisis! (Part 1)
Voice actors
Japanese Chie Sato
English Chie Sato
Deoxys in Attack Forme

Deoxys in Speed Forme
Main article: Deoxys (anime)

Deoxys crashed onto the planet and started causing disturbances in the area, due to it feeling weak. Solana wanted to catch it so she could 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.

Debut Pokémon Ranger - Deoxys' Crisis! (Part 1)
Solana's Marill
Marill was caught by Solana to put out the fire in a forest.

Marill's only known move is Water Gun.

Debut Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea
Voice actors
English Jamie Peacock
Solana's Azumarill
Azumarill was caught by Solana to put out the fire in a forest.

Azumarill's only known move is Water Gun.

Debut Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea
Voice actors
English Jamie Peacock
Solana's Azurill
Azurill was caught by Solana to put out the fire in a forest.

Azurill's 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 captured by Solana so it could use its Rock Tomb to trap J's client's henchmen and their Pokémon, allowing them to be arrested easily.

Trapinch's only known move is Rock Tomb.

Debut Pokémon Ranger and the Kidnapped Riolu! (Part 2)

Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 榎本温子 Atsuko Enomoto
English Rhonda Krempa
Czech Klára Šumanová
Finnish Henna Haverinen (AG155)
Jenni Sivonen (AG171-AG172, DP071-DP072)
European French Julie Basecqz (AG155-AG172)
Fabienne Loriaux (DP071-DP072)
Hebrew ליאת הר לב Liat Har Lev
Italian Renata Bertolas (AG155-AG172)
Ludovica De Caro (DP071-DP072)
Norwegian Hanne Dancke Arnesen (DP071-DP072)
Polish Monika Wierzbicka
Brazilian Portuguese Priscila Ferreira (AG155-AG172)
Priscilla Concepción (DP071-DP072)
Spanish Latin America Laura Torres (AG155)
Liliana Barba (AG171-AG172)
Romina Marroquín Payró (DP071-DP072)
Spain Belén Rodríguez (AG155, DP071-DP072)
Pilar Puebla (AG171-AG172)

In the manga

Ash & Pikachu

Solana in Ash & Pikachu

Solana appeared in A 'Thank You' That Transcends Time.


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Pokémon controlled via the Capture Styler

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Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission

Solana in Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission

Solana appears in Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission 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.


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 Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission Episode One

Pokémon controlled via the Capture Styler

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 Pokémon Ranger the Comic: Double Mission Episode Two

Darkrai Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger Vatonage - the Comic

Solona appears in a photo in Darkrai Mission Story: Pokémon Ranger Vatonage - the Comic.

Pokémon Adventures

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 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.[1] It is also the Japanese name of Lizabeth from Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea.


Language Name Origin
Japanese ヒナタ Hinata From 日 hi (sun) and 日向 hinata (sunny place)
English, French, German, Italian Solana From sol, Latin for sun
Spanish Selena From Selene, a Greek lunar deity
Korean 희정 Huijeong Possibly from 희 (曦) hi, sunlight
Chinese (Mandarin) 日向 Rìxiàng From the Japanese name 日向 Hinata. Contains 日 , sun.


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Spin-off games MarkMintTodd SnapLucy Fleetfoot
HeroHeroineTim GoodmanScottieBettie

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Fiore LunickSolanaSpenserJoelCameronElitaMurphAriaPercyChrisLind
LeilaniKeithFreddieProfessor HastingsLarryDrowsy GuyThe Go-Rock Squad
Almia BarlowCrawfordLuanaOllieElaineKeithRhythmiIsaacMelodyProfessor HastingsErmaWendySvenLinda
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