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ThumbnailWith less than a week to go before the launch of the new game Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs, the official website for the game has opened. Videos, images, and information about the game has been posted as well as a bunch of wallpapers. The Ranger Sign for Raikou was revealed and new Signs will also be revealed periodically on the site after the game launches. Character information was also revealed. Below is the official press release announcing the site.

Press Release:

Get insight into Ranger Signs, the new way that Pokémon Rangers can use the abilities of Pokémon during and beyond encounters. Find out more about your exciting Missions as you explore the Oblivia region, where you'll discover many fantastic Pokémon, such as Raikou, Entei, and Suicune. And learn about some of the interesting characters you'll encounter along the way, including Ukulele Pichu, Professor Hastings, and the nefarious Pokémon Pinchers!

Source: http://www.pokemonranger.com/

arceusWith the release of the two latest Wi-Fi missions Giratina's Platinum Orb!! (ギラティナにはっきんだまを!!) and The Pledge to Arceus (アルセウスへのちかい) for Pokémon Ranger: Paths of Light (ポケモンレンジャー 光の軌跡) on April 15th, 2010, various sections have been updated to include information from the missions.

We have also added a list of bosses in the game, a list of all the main game missions, the present Ranger Browser, and the complete listing of Ranger Signs.

Each of these sections will greatly help players as they play through the game. The Past Ranger Browser and Past Mission information will also be available soon.
Apr 06 2010 Pokémon Sunday 285

Episode PictureThe latest episode of Pokémon Sunday, Pokémon! I Choose You! / Aiming for a New PokéSun Record / Group Member Akiyama challenged to a Multi-Battle! (ポケモン!きみにきめた!/ めざせポケサン新記録 / 秋山隊員とマルチバトルに挑む!), aired today in Japan.

This week featured a new rerun theme 'New friends! Get Pokémon!' and Pokémon! I Choose You! (ポケモン!きみにきめた!) was this weeks repeat episode. A full summary of the episode is available in the Episode Guide.

The live action part of the show started off with Akiyama trying to make as many different silly faces as he could in 10 seconds. He was able to make 11 different faces. Golgo, Professor Red and Shoko-tan walk in and ask what's going on. Yamamoto explains what they are doing and Golgo decides to try. He was able to beat Akiyama and do about 30 difference faces.

In the next segment, the crew wanted to see how many steps professional dancers could get while dancing with the Pokéwalker. The professional dancers were on one team and it consisted of three girls, a belly dancer, a hula dancer and a samba dancer. To make it interesting, Robert were put on another team and the team with the most steps would win. Robert would also have to do the dance to the best of their ability. Yamamoto and the belly dancer went first as they went across the room dancing. Baba and the hula dancer went next and then finally Akiyama and the samba dancer went last. Robert ended up with 228 steps and the Dancer Team ended up with 148 steps. Shoko couldn't believe Robert had won.

One of the major changes to the show was the addition of a widescreen border. The episode still airs in 4:3 but it now includes a border to pad the video to widescreen instead of having a black border.

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During the Pokémon Sunday News segment, Hikozaru revealed the Ranger Sign for Meganium which can be used in the new game Pokémon Ranger: Paths of Light (ポケモンレンジャー 光の軌跡). This sign is not revealed anywhere in the game. Players must register the sign in the Ranger Sign database before it can be used. A picture showing the stroke to draw is posted below. A list of all the revealed Ranger Sign's is available in the games section.

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At the end of the episode, Shoko teased the audience by announcing that 'The latest Pokémon game series announcement' (ポケットモンスターシリーズ最新作ゲーム 重大発表) would be revealed on next weeks episode.

Characters and Pictures from this episode have been added to the episode guide. You can also comment and discuss this episode on the forum. Also be sure to rate this and other episodes in the episode guide.
Posted By: Sunain | Mar 26 2010 16:37:28
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The Official Nintendo Pokémon Ranger: Paths of Light Guide Book (任天堂公式ガイドブック ポケモンレンジャー 光の軌跡) was released on March 26th, 2010 in Japan and it revealed a few hidden Ranger Signs that can not be obtained anywhere in the game. The books ISBN-13 number is 978-4-09-227144-9 and it retails for 1,260 yen.

Players must register the sign in the Ranger Sign database before it can be used. Pictures showing the strokes to draw and the corresponding Pokémon that it will summon are posted below. A full listing of all the revealed Ranger Signs is available by clicking here.

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Typhlosion Typhlosion
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Metagross Metagross
Metagross
Posted By: Sunain | Mar 20 2010 11:55:06
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Pokémon Ranger: Paths of Light (ポケモンレンジャー 光の軌跡) released on March 6th, 2010 in Japan is continuing to sell well. For the second week in a row, it has been the top selling Nintendo DS game in Japan with cumulative sales of 226,000 units.

We have added the Ranger Browser information to the site. It includes a list of all the Pokémon available in the Oblivia region and their locations. Users can also sort the tables to find the information easier.

A list of areas in the game has also been added to the database. All the areas in the Oblivia region are covered as well as the Pokémon that are available for capture in those areas. With the PocketMonsters.net new site launched, we will continue to add new content and features.

News Source: http://www.gpara.com/ranking/mediacreatebn/ranking_20100318.php

picThe latest episodes of Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl 168 - Fly Shaymin! Beyond the Sky!! (飛べシェイミ!空の彼方へ!!) and Diamond & Pearl 169 - Pokémon Ranger! Heatran Rescue Mission!! (ポケモンレンジャー! ヒードラン救出作戦!!) aired on Thursday in Japan as part of a 1 hour special.

Satoshi and friends encounter a girl floating in a boat and they help her out of the boat. Mai introduces herself and after stopping to feed their Pokémon, she reveals that she was hiding a Shaymin. Takeshi realizes Shaymin is injured and gives it some berries. Mai explains that she was being chased by Rocket Gang who shows up again and attempts to capture Shaymin again. Will Satoshi and friends be able to stop Rocket Gang once again?!

Characters and Pictures from this episode have been added to the episode guide. You can also comment and discuss this episode on the forum. Also be sure to rate this and other episodes in the episode guide.


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In the second episode that aired, Pokémon Ranger Natsuya is sent out on a mission to investigate the mysterious eruption in a volcano where he encounters a wild Heatran. He attempts to capture it but he looses his Capture Styler which Kojiro eventually finds. Natsuya managed to use the Ranger Sign for Feraligatr and the Feraligatr takes him to shore where Satoshi and his friends are camped out. Natsuya introduces himself and that he is a Pokémon Ranger on a mission. Satoshi and his friend decide to help him out but as usual Rocket Gang interferes. Will Natsuya be able to complete his mission by working together with Satoshi and his friends and be able to recover his Capture Styler and capture the wild Heatran?!

Characters and Pictures from this episode have been added to the episode guide. You can also comment and discuss this episode on the forum. Also be sure to rate this and other episodes in the episode guide.


During DP169, the Ranger Sign for Feraligatr was revealed and it can be used in the new game Pokémon Ranger: Paths of Light (ポケモンレンジャー 光の軌跡). This sign is not revealed anywhere in the game. Players must register the sign in the Ranger Sign database before it can be used.


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There will be no new episode of Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl airing in Japan next Thursday. A preview for the 1 hour special that will air on April 1st, 2010 was shown at the end of today's episodes. Above are a couple of pictures from the preview.
Mar 14 2010 Pokémon Sunday 282

Episode PictureThe latest episode of Pokémon Sunday, Rocket Gang! Goodbye by Fury Swipes!! / Pokémon Fishing and Performers! / Revealing Ranger Sign to the Public!' (ロケット団!みだれひっかきでサヨウナラ!! / 芸能人とポケモンフィッシング!/ レンジャー隠しサイン公開!), aired today in Japan.

A new theme for the rerun episodes, "Pokémon Farewell Stories", continued this week. The second episode to be shown under this banner was the Advanced Generation episode 'Rocket Gang! Goodbye by Fury Swipes!!'. Rocket Gang encounter Pokémon Hunter Rico who is attempting to capture a group of Arbo and Dogas. A full synopsis of this episode is available in the episode guide.

As the live action segment begins, Professor Red debuts his latest invention, the RED054 Pokémon Transformation Fishing (RED054 ポケモンなりきりフィッシング) Rod. Members of the staff each took turns using the fishing rod and 'caught' different wigs. Each of the wigs corresponded with a character from HeartGold and SoulSilver.

Director Golgo was the first to catch a wig which ended up being the Guitarist (ギタリスト) character. Golgo put the wig on and a cardboard cutout with a picture of the guitarist was giving to him to hold as it had cutout places for his head and hand. He was 'transformed' into the Guitarist.

Yamamoto went next and caught the wig for the Idol (アイドル). Like Golgo, he was also given a cardboard cutout with a picture of the Idol. He started singing and dancing around a bit as he held the cutout up to his body. Shoko caught the Skinhead (スキンヘッズ) skull cap and Akiyama who was the last to go fishing caught the Pokémon Collector (ポケモンコレクター) wig.

During the Pokémon Ranger Corner, Shoko announced the Ranger Sign for Aron that can be used in the new game Pokémon Ranger: Paths of Light (ポケモンレンジャー 光の軌跡). This sign is not revealed anywhere in the game. Players must register the sign in the Ranger Sign database before it can be used. A picture showing the stroke to draw is posted below.

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The two Pokémon Ranger download missions, Giratina's Platinum Orb!! (ギラティナにはっきんだまを!!) and The Pledge to Arceus (アルセウスへのちかい) which feature Arceus and Giratina were also announced on during the Ranger Corner. They will be released on Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection on April 15th, 2010 . Unlike the Deoxys' Mysterious Temple (デオキシスとナゾのしんでん) mission, players will be unable to transfer the captured Giratina and Arceus to Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold or SoulSilver.

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The episode preview also reminded viewers that there would be no new Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl episode next week. Instead a hour special will air on March 18th, 2010.

Scans from the latest issue of Corocoro have revealed 2 new downloadable missions for Pokémon Ranger: Paths of Light (ポケモンレンジャー 光の軌跡) as well as three Movie 13 event Pokémon downloads.

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Like previous years, people that pre-order the tickets for the latest movie will be able to download a special Pokémon. This time though there is 3 pre-order Pokémon to download. Pre-order ticket sales begin April 7th, 2010 and are available for purchase till July 9th, 2010. The three Pokémon are: Alternate coloured Entei, Raikou and Suicune. The Pokémon can be downloaded to the Japanese versions of Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold and SoulSilver. Raikou knows Zap Cannon (でんじほう), Entei knows Flare Blitz (フレアドライブ) and Suicune knows Sheer Cold (ぜったいれいど). The downloads for the 3 Pokémon starts on June 18th, 2010 and goes until August 31st, 2010.

The two Pokémon Ranger download missions, Giratina's Platinum Orb!! (ギラティナにはっきんだまを!!) and The Pledge to Arceus (アルセウスへのちかい) feature Arceus and Giratina and will be released on Nintendo Wi-Fi Connection on April 15th, 2010. Unlike the Deoxys' Mysterious Temple (デオキシスとナゾのしんでん) mission, players will be unable to transfer the captured Giratina and Arceus to Diamond, Pearl, Platinum, HeartGold or SoulSilver.

The Ranger Sign for Ivysaur was also revealed. Players must register the sign in the Ranger Sign database before it can be used.
Mar 06 2010 Pokémon Sunday 281

Episode PictureThe latest episode of Pokémon Sunday, Valley of Lizardon! Until the Day We Meet Again!! / Pokémon Ranger Special! Robert is Challenged to Capture the Smiles of 100 People on the Street! / Anime 'Pokémon Ranger: Paths of Light' (リザードンのたに!またあうひまで!! / ポケモンレンジャースペシャル! ロバートが街に出て100人の笑顔のキャプチャに挑戦!/ アニメ「ポケモンレンジャー 光の軌跡」), aired today in Japan.
A new theme for the rerun episodes, "Pokémon Farewell Stories", started this week. The first episode to be shown under this banner was the Johto episode 'Valley of Lizardon! Until the Day We Meet Again!!'. Satoshi and friends meet Sieg (ジーク), the caretaker of the Lizardon Valley. Satoshi decides to leave his Lizardon in her care for more training. A full synopsis of this episode is available in the episode guide.

Today's episode is a special dedicated to the new game Pokémon Ranger: Paths of Light (ポケモンレンジャー 光の軌跡) which was released in Japan on March 6th, 2010. The Pokémon Sunday crew start the episode off with Robert standing on a raised stage. The headquarters lights dim and Robert are seen with a large light on each of their butts. Each member of Robert takes turn mimicking the movements of a Ranger Sign using the light on their butt. The attempted to draw 'Purin' (プリン) but Red, Golgo and Shoko couldn't figure it out. Golgo decides to write 'Purin' (プリン) with the light on his butt and does it a bit slower than Robert did. After he finished drawing the name, Golgo still had his butt sticking out and he farts to the dismay of all the people around him.

Robert then took on the role of Pokémon Rangers, wearing ranger uniforms from the new game (with Baba in the female uniform). Joined by Lucario and the Guitar Pichu, played by stand-up comedian Yōku Hata (波田陽区), well known for his Guitar Samurai (ギター侍) persona, the ranger trio set out on their mission: capture the smiles of a 100 people.

While the Guitar Pichu himself proved quite adept at this task, the rangers eventually found they had to call in help. Using special Ranger Signs, they summoned comedians Raoh Watanabe (渡辺ラオウ), Zomahoun Rufin, Satomi and the comedy duo Double Colon (Wコロン) to help them out, eventually managing to reach the magic number.

Earlier this week, the children's television show Oha Suta (おはスタ) debuted the latest trailer for the 13th Pocket Monsters movie, The Ruler of Illusions Zoroark (幻影の覇者 ゾロアーク). The same trailer aired during Pokémon Sunday just after the live action segment finished. It can also be viewed on the official movie website.

A preview for the upcoming March 1 hour special of Pocket Monsters Diamond and Pearl was also shown. The preview shows Pokémon Ranger Natsuya, the main character from the Ranger shorts, starring in DP169. Below are a few pictures from the preview.


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In a continuation of last weeks 'Pokémon Ranger: Paths of Light' anime short special, the story continues with Natsuya capturing Ukulele Pichu. They head through the Teak Forest and arrive at a cave that is guarded by a Pokémon Napper. Pichu quickly shocks the girl allowing them to enter the cave.

Red Eye (レッドアイ) is attempting to take the Raikou Ranger Sign that is inscribed on a stone. Ukulele Pichu attempts to stop them but Red Eye sends his controlled Zugaidos at it which breaks its Ukulele in the process. Natsuya captures the Zugaidos to calm it down but not before Red Eye and the Pokémon Nappers leave with the Raikou Ranger Sign tablet. As they exit the cave, Red Eye and the Nappers are stopped by lightning and a loud roar as the special ends.

Pictures and characters from this episode have been added to the episode guide. You can can also comment and discuss this episode. Also be sure to rate this and other episodes in the episode guide.
Feb 27 2010 Pokémon Sunday 280

Episode PictureThe latest episode of Pokémon Sunday, Mizugorou and Mokoko! Wonder Drug of Love!?!? / Anime 'Pokémon Ranger: Paths of Light' / Illusion Quiz! (ミズゴロウとモココ!恋の特効薬!? / アニメ「ポケモンレンジャー 光の軌跡」 / 幻影クイズ!), aired today in Japan.

The anime rerun episode for this week was the Pocket Monsters Advanced Generation episode number 149: Mizugorou and Mokoko! Wonder Drug of Love!? During a battle with Satoshi, Takeshi's Mizugorou evolves into a Numacraw. A full synopsis of this episode is available in the episode guide.

During the live action segment of the show, the cast performs a Illusion quiz. The first quiz question featured Robert hiding and blending in with the street. (1)いったいどこに!?街の中に幻影として隠れてしまったロバートを探しだせ! Professor Red, Shoko and Director Golgo each took turns while the video played trying to guess if people or objects were the specific members of Robert. Shoko was able to guess that Akiyama was Lucario's shadow.

The second quiz question featured three people behind a screen with light projected on it to make the people behind it look like silhouette. (2)どれがホンモノ!?スクリーンの向こうに現れる様々な幻影から秋山隊員を見つけだせ!・・・さあキミは幻影を見抜くことはできるかな? Professor Red, Shoko and Director Golgo were then asked to guess which of the three people was Akiyama. The silhouettes performed various moves and shifted their shape to make it difficult for them to choose which one was Akiyama. In the end all three managed to figure out that the second person was Akiyama.

In last weeks episode, Robert did various tasks to make Professor Red more lucky so he could win at Pokémon Battles once again. Director Golgo decided to see if what they did was enough to make him lucky and challenged him to a battle. Red was able to win the battle to finally end his loosing streak.

This weeks episode of Pokémon Sunday also featured a special short anime episode based on the new Pokémon Ranger: Paths of Light Nintendo DS game during the Pokémon Ranger Corner. The episode aired in standard definition and fullscreen (4:3).

The anime short begins with Latios being chased in the sky by Pokémon Nappers (ポケモンナッパーズ) in the Oblivia (オブリビア) region. The episode features Pokémon Ranger Natsuya (ナツヤ) who was given a mission to protect the Latios. It quickly flashes back to the Ranger Union and shows Natsuya getting the mission from Professor Shinbara (シンバラ教授) and walking out of the building to see a Mukuhawk. He captures the Mukuhawk and the show returns to the current time.

Natsuya manages to fend off the Nappers long enough for Latios to get away but Red Eye (レッドアイ) appears and shoots him down. Natsuya falls into the water and then washes up on shore. After collecting himself, Natsuya sees Ukulele Pichu (ウクレレピチュー) hiding behind a tree. He decides to capture it as the episode ends.

High Quality Screenshots from the special have been added to the Imageboard.

Pictures and characters from this episode have been added to the episode guide. You can can also comment and discuss this episode. Also be sure to rate this and other episodes in the episode guide.
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