In Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia, you once again play as a Pokémon
Ranger, working to help people, Pokémon and nature in a new area called
the Almia Region. Starting out as a Student Ranger, you quickly earn the
title of a full-fledged Pokémon Ranger. As you succeed in more and more
missions, you will aspire to become the highest Ranger rank: Top Ranger.
Along the way you meet and capture all kinds of different Pokémon.
How to progress through the game: Capture wild Pokémon and create
a team to clear obstacles and puzzles encountered along the way. After
using a Pokémon’s ability, it will leave your team; however, you will
have a Partner Pokémon that will always stay by your side. As you
progress through Missions and Quests, your Capture Styler becomes more
powerful, giving your Styler more Energy and eventually advancing you to
the level of Top Ranger.
Characters: Hundreds of Pokémon. Players can choose to be a boy
or girl Pokémon Ranger.
Special powers/weapons/moves/features: Use the Capture Styler to
capture wild Pokémon. Once they are captured, wild Pokémon will follow
the player around until their powers are used (either in a Poké Assist
or a Field Move).
• A Poké Assist is when the player uses an already captured Pokémon to
help capture another wild Pokémon.
• A Field Move is when the player uses a captured Pokémon’s power to
clear an obstacle in the way or perform another helpful function.
• Pokémon Ranger is a unique action-adventure series that features a
fun, different way to capture Pokémon with the Nintendo DS stylus, which
controls an item called the Capture Styler in the game. Players circle
the Pokémon they want to catch by drawing circles around them on the
touch screen. When you complete certain Quests, the Ranger Union awards
you with power-ups, which add new upgrades and functions to your Capture
Styler, allowing you to advance as you work to eventually become a Top
Ranger (the most revered Ranger of all).
• Now you can partner with a variety of different Pokémon of each type
to complete Missions—giving you many options on how to approach
different challenges. Every Pokémon is different, and capturing a
Pokémon allows you to use its abilities to overcome various obstacles
and challenges you will face along the way. The job of a Pokémon Ranger
is never done: your duties will include fighting wildfires, rescuing
people or even delivering an important package.
• Your journey to become a Top Ranger takes you to the new region of
Almia. This game has a larger world, more Missions, more adventure and
more to do than the previous Pokémon Ranger game. It has a storyline
full of adventure and the ability to travel to and explore many exciting
new areas in Almia, including oceans, forests, deserts and more with the
help of your Partner Pokémon.
• This is the first game in the Pokémon Ranger series to feature Pokémon
from Pokémon® Diamond and Pokémon® Pearl.