The Societea (Japanese: ティーパーティー Tea Party) is a secret society that first appeared in Pokémon Ranger: Guardian Signs. The Societea was once a group of Class A thieves before they bought the Pokémon Pinchers. They are lead by Edward, a man who created the Societea for money but was broken down when the members aged. The Societea was revived by Edward so they found a new goal: gain eternal youth through the golden armor of an ancient king, a goal which he and his fellow thieves share.

In the game they are found one by one by the player character, not knowing that the seemingly harmless elderly people are actually members of the Societea. They are found at Sky Fortress and are the final bosses of the game. They also control the Steelhead soldiers and are best known for vaporizing Dolce Island. One by one, the Player defeats Kasa, Hocus, and Arley causing their armor to teleport them away. After Edward is defeated, a vengeful Purple-Eye's teleports in with a Gardevior, steals the piece of armor Edward has, and reveals he stole the other pieces of armor from the rest of the Societea. Purple-Eyes then uses the full set of armor to power up the Mewtwo Edward was using and has it teleport Edward and Rand (who dove in to protect Edward) away. After Mewtwo is defeated a second time, Rand returns and reveals Edward was teleported somewhere far away and that he will not return with his plans foiled. Murph later reveals that the rest of the Societea were found in the ocean and promptly captured, ending the Societea for good.

Members

  • Edward: Edward is the leader of the Societea and Pokémon Pinchers.
  • Kasa: Kasa is a master of disguise and is the most sophisticated member in the Societea.
  • Hocus: Hocus is a skilled magician who can make Pokémon disappear.
  • Arley: Arley is a strong man who has the lowest rank in the Societea hierarchy.

Trivia

Societea is a pun on how the members meet up: by having a tea party.

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