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Pokemon Ranger: The Road to Diamond and Pearl NDS

Pokemon Ranger: The Road to Diamond and Pearl is another game in the series, which deals with the ultra popular creatures such as Pokemony. The action of the game takes place in Poke-world, but this time it is governed by completely different rules.

RPG | 2D | Pokemon | jRPG | Nintendo exclusive titles

Pokemon Ranger: The Road to Diamond and Pearl Release Date NDS


developer: Nintendo publisher: Nintendo Official website

English language game language: English

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With the help of Pokémon, set out on a fun-filled adventure! You play as a Pokémon Ranger in the Fiore Region, where you work to preserve nature and protect Pokémon.


•Experience a whole new way to capture Pokémon! Circle Pokémon using the Capture Styler with Nintendo DS stylus control.

•Use each Pokémon's special abilities to clear obstacles and to help capture other Pokémon.

•Capture and interact with more than 200 of your favorite Pokémon.

•Work your way up the Pokémon Ranger ranks by succeeding at official missions throughout the Fiore region.

Pokémon Ranger is unlike any Pokémon game you've played before. You control your character using the stylus, and all Pokémon are captured using a Capture Styler instead of a Poké Ball. Since you're a Pokémon Ranger and not a trainer, you must release each captured Pokémon back into the wild after they help you. It's a whole new way to explore the Pokémon universe!

Capture Styler

The Capture Styler is the tool a Pokémon Ranger uses to capture Pokémon in the wild. When you touch a wild Pokémon, a battle begins. Using your stylus, you must circle the wild Pokémon a set number of times to capture it. Sounds easy, right? Wrong! Most Pokémon won't be captured without a fight.

As you circle the Pokémon, the Capture Styler leaves behind a Capture Line. If the target Pokémon touches or attacks your Capture Line, you'll have to start over again. Your Capture Styler can also be damaged, which reduces its power meter. If the meter reaches zero, it's game over!

Poké Assist

Some Pokémon are so difficult to capture that you'll need to call on the help of Pokémon you've already captured. This is called a Poké Assist. When you execute a Poké Assist, the helper Pokémon’s power is transferred to your Capture Styler and provides assistance in a number of ways.

If you place a Grass-group Pokémon in the Capture Styler, for example, your Capture Line will cause grass to grow, which could slow down a fast-moving Pokémon. Another example is the Fighting Poké Assist, which doubles the strength of your Capture Line. In all, there are 15 different types of Poké Assists to use to your advantage.

Once you use a Pokémon in a Poké Assist, that Pokémon is then set free.

Field Moves

As a Pokémon Ranger, you'll encounter many obstacles while completing missions throughout Fiore. You can use the Pokémon you've captured to help you overcome these obstacles by using the special powers of your Pokémon friends.

Most Pokémon in the game have powerful abilities called Field Moves. Field Moves are used to smash boulders, burn objects, or complete a variety of other tasks. If there is bundled hay in your path, for example, you could call on Torchic to lend a hand. Just use your stylus to draw a line from Torchic to the hay, and Torchic will use its special ability to set the hay on the fire.

Like a Poké Assist, you'll have to set a Pokémon free after it uses a Field Move to help you.

Bottom Line

Pokémon Ranger features a great storyline and a wide variety of missions to complete. It's a lot of fun to capture Pokémon using the Capture Styler, and you'll have to experiment with different Poké Assists to secure the Pokémon that are more difficult to capture. Becoming a Pokémon Ranger is a new experience that will be a blast for any Pokémon fan.

Last updated on 10 December 2007

Game mode: single player  

User score: 7,7 / 10 based on 142 votes.

PEGI rating Pokemon Ranger: The Road to Diamond and Pearl

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