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The player steps into the shoes of a Pokémon Ranger in the land of Almia, on the cusp of graduation from Ranger School. But they haven't long to enjoy to their newly-earned status—Pokémon across the region are going crazy, and it appears to be the work of the dastardly Team Dim Sun.

The player will travel across the region of Almia, using their Capture Styler (the stylus) to circle and capture over 250 different Pokémon. Free mind-controlled Pokémon from the thrall of Team Dim Sun's machines, and call upon various Pokémon's Poké Assists and Field Moves to capture other Pokémon and clear obstacles. Over 60 Quests are present for the player to take on, allowing them to power up their Capture Styler and meet even more Pokémon partners. Over the course of the adventure the player will use different types of Stylers—culminating in the powerful Vatonage Styler, a tool that allows a Ranger to capture any Pokémon, friend or foe.


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Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Screenshot
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Screenshot
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Screenshot
Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia Screenshot

Alternate Titles

  • "Pokémon Ranger: Sombras de Almia" -- Spanish title
  • "Pokémon Ranger: Ombre su Almia" -- Italian title
  • "Pokémon Ranger: Nuit sur Almia" -- French title
  • "Pokémon Ranger: Finsternis über Almia" -- German title
  • "Pokémon Ranger: Batonage" -- Japanese title
  • "Pokémon Ranger 2" -- Informal title
  • "ポケモンレンジャー バトナージ" -- Japanese title

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Jeux Vidéo Network Nintendo DS May 18, 2009 16 out of 20 80
N-Europe Nintendo DS Dec 06, 2008 8 out of 10 80
FOK!games Nintendo DS Dec 05, 2008 75 out of 100 75
3D Juegos Nintendo DS Dec 22, 2008 7.1 out of 10 71 Nintendo DS Nov 20, 2008 14 out of 20 70
GameSpy Nintendo DS Nov 21, 2008 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
The Review Busters Nintendo DS 2008 7 out of 10 70 Nintendo DS Dec 10, 2008 13 out of 20 65
1UP Nintendo DS Dec 03, 2008 C+ 58
Gamekult Nintendo DS Nov 28, 2008 5 out of 10 50


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