The Ranger School (レンジャースクール Renjā Sukūru) is a location whereby individuals aspire to become either Rangers, Mechanics and Operators in training, featured in Shadows of Almia. Hidden in Ascension Square is a diary which was used by the three founding fathers of the Ranger Union: Erma, Professor Hastings and Lamont.


At the Ranger School, individuals are taught skills pertaining to the lives of Pokémon Rangers, in order to succeed as either a Ranger, a Mechanic or an Operator. It is here where Erma, Professor Hastings and Lamont vowed to bring peace to the Pokémon world, thus forging what would later become the institution of the Ranger Union. Lamont created the Ranger School to allow children to learn about the responsibilities of being a Pokémon Ranger. For demonstration purposes, the Ranger School implements a safer, less powerful variant of the Capture Styler called the School Styler.

  • Pokémon Ranger - A Pokémon Ranger's role is to uphold the peace within the Almia region and protect nature. Their role is pivotal in the day-to-day running of the Ranger Union.
  • Operator - These people are assigned to communicate directly with Pokémon Rangers in the field via voicemail, and can grant additional PokéAssists to Rangers who successfully complete a mission. Though the role of Operator is slightly subservient to the Ranger, it is a crucial aspect of the Ranger Union.
  • Mechanic - The Mechanic's role in the series is to repair machinery. Not much else about this class is known.


Within the Ranger School, there are a variety of teachers whom are capable of teaching students about the role of Pokémon Rangers in everyday life. The teachers present are as follows:

  • Mr. Lamont - The Headmaster of the Ranger School and its founder, Lamont is a person dedicated to the ideals of peace within the world.
  • Mr. Kincaid - Kincaid is a teacher at the Ranger School, who later reveals himself as a member of the sinister Team Dim Sun then became leader of Team Debonairs.
  • Ms. April - April is the teacher of the protagonist's classroom.
  • Ms. Claire - Claire is a teacher at the Ranger School, whose specialty lies in Target Clear.
  • Janice - Janice serves as the person who looks after the Ranger School.
  • Mr. Kaplan - Kaplan is a teacher at the Ranger School, who specialises in the teaching of Capturing Pokémon through the use of School Stylers.



This place is located in front of the Ranger School building. There are crates here, and some Pokémon roaming around the field. There is a classroom on the left side of the building. To the right is where Ascension Square is located.


Located in the first floor of the Ranger School, with two classrooms, a library, staircase and the Staff Room. Pichu and Bidoof are found here.

Second Floor

This is the place to eat and where dormitories are located.

Ascension Square

This is where the Pledge Stone is located. There is a port on the east side. This is where Team Dim Sun's Cargo Ship will eventually crash here.


This is where Mr. Kincaid's laboratory located. The location also has a Zubat blocking it so the player must find his/her own way. This is the only place to find Ghastly


It is found in front of the Field, to the west, it leads to School Road. There are two trees that can be target cleared and there is a boulder blocking a cave where a Tangrowth lives.


Wild Pokémon
Pokémon Poké Assist Field Move
PR Charmander Sprite.png Charmander PA Fire SofA.png Fire SOA Burn 1.png Burn 1
PR Squirtle Sprite.png Squirtle PA Water SofA.png Water SOA Soak 1.png Soak 1
PR Pikachu Sprite.png Pikachu PA Recharge SofA.png Recharge SOA Recharge 3.png Recharge 3
PR Zubat Sprite.png Zubat PA Flying SofA.png Flying SOA Cut 1.png Cut 1
PR Gastly Sprite.png Gastly PA Ghost SofA.png Ghost SOA Psy Power 1.png Psy Power 1
PR Pichu Sprite.png Pichu PA Recharge SofA.png Recharge SOA Recharge 1.png Recharge 1
PR Taillow Sprite.png Taillow PA Flying SofA.png Flying SOA Cut 1.png Cut 1
PR Slakoth Sprite.png Slakoth PA Normal SofA.png Normal SOA Cut 1.png Cut 1
PR Bidoof Sprite.png Bidoof PA Normal SofA.png Normal SOA Tackle 1.png Tackle 1
PR Budew Sprite.png Budew PA Grass SofA.png Grass SOA Cut 1.png Cut 1
PR Pachirisu Sprite.png Pachirisu PA Electric SofA.png Electric SOA None.png None
PR Bonsly Sprite.png Bonsly PA Rock SofA.png Rock SOA Tackle 1.png Tackle 1
PR Tangrowth Sprite.png Tangrowth PA Grass SofA.png Grass SOA Tackle 2.png Tackle 2
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