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Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia by Nintendo of America




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  • Mild Cartoon Violence
Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia is rated 3.6 out of 5 by 35.
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  • Platform: Nintendo DS
  • Publisher: Nintendo of America
  • Developer: Nintendo
  • Category: Role-Playing
  • Players:1 Player

Product Details:

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.

Become a Pokémon Ranger and protect nature, rescue people and help Pokémon in need.
  • 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.

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.


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Rated 2 out of 5 by from Bad overall The game was a waste of money. It takes the thrill out of pokemon. If you want a better side game buy the mystery dungeon series.
Date published: 2014-03-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Perfect for people who want a easy game to beat. I believe the game was excellent with many different parts. it gets annoying at times when you have to save and get pokemon to get through obstacles. Other times there are exciting twists. Many different people to meet. In my opinion the most exciting part was able to go to pokemon ranger school. It also lacks the ability to speak though. You rarely get a chance to speak. It was a excellent game otherwise.
Date published: 2014-01-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Best Pokemon Ranger So far! I don't know why this game got such bad reviews because in my opinion it's the best pokemon ranger so far. Number 1 was to short and had hardly any piokemon, and ranger 3 had a lot more pokemon but there were way to many quests and no speed up text button I still play this game even though it's 5 years old =D
Date published: 2013-05-10
Rated 1 out of 5 by from This is not Pokemon. This is your main goals of this poor excuse of a video game. First off draw circles aimlessly around pokemon until they "befriend" you. Then run around forever figuring out what to do while drawing circles around pokemon (the random encounters is worse than Final Fantasy 1 NES--look it up). Overall, DO NOT BUT THIS GAME AT ALL. Let's just say I'll be good at mixing up Christmas desserts this year.
Date published: 2012-12-10
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Loved It! This game is so great and fun! I completely loved being able to become a Pokemon Ranger and do missions, quests, and befriend Pokemon. My only complaint is that it was over way too quickly. It ends, the credits come up, and there is no gameplay after the main storyline. I think that once you defeat Darkrai, you should be able to continue to progress, do missions and quests, and get more partner Pokemon. Other then that, any Poemon fan should definatly get this game so you can enjoy this great gameplay experience.
Date published: 2012-07-21
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good but too long This is a good game but is way too long and trifling! Too much to do with way to much time! But this game is definently worth the price!
Date published: 2012-06-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from okay its my first pokemon ranger game. i must say, before i bought it, i've heard a lot of reviews about how horrible it is, and i must say almost everything they complained about was wrong. the sound was good, the storyline kept you guessing and was interesting. the only thing is that it's a little too easy. either that or i loved it so much that i could hardly put it down and i completed it quickly. once you get practiced at it, you'll easily be a master
Date published: 2012-04-02
Date published: 2011-08-07
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